For the world’s largest asset owners
February 7, 2019
New York City is Worried About China, and the Fed

Deputy CIO fleshes out key concerns at meeting of five city pension plans.

Bernie Sanders and Goldman’s Ex-Chief Feud over Stock Buybacks

Vermont senator calls them wasteful, while Lloyd Blankfein lauds repurchases as an ultimate economy booster.

Cause for Worry: Stock and Bond Prices Walk Hand in Hand
Texas Teachers’ Shoulders Its Way into Blackstone’s Behemoth Private Equity Fund
At Pension Bridge: Finding Opportunity in Real Estate
Fintech Gains a Footing with Asset Owners
Fund Managers Countersue Kentucky for ‘Wasteful’ Lawsuit
Street View: Travel Notes From Russia

With 100 million users, Russia has the seventh largest internet user base globally, and members of the emerging markets team went to Russia during December 2017 to take a deeper look at the internet ecosystem and get an inside view on prospects for growth in the coming years – Geoffrey Wong, UBS Head of Emerging Markets and Asian Equities.

NJ Gov Vetoes Bill, Says It Could Jeopardize State Pension

Phil Murphy rejects proposed legislation as too broad and challenging to implement.

US Educational Endowments Return 8.2% in 2018

But long-term returns fall well below target rates for endowments of all sizes.

Drilling Down for Diversification

Diagnostics help investors see beyond the asset-class level through a factor lens, and identify unintended risk.

In Focus: Why Long-Vilified Private Equity Does So Well

Several states are the latest to slam the buyout bunch for their high fees. Despite that, PE is flourishing.

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