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July 3, 2024
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How Memorial Sloan Kettering Funds Its Cancer Fight

Under CIO Jason Klein, the celebrated hospital has leveraged its top-notch research and well-managed investments to produce still more breakthroughs.

Ohio State Representative Proposes Consolidation of State Pension Systems
US Remains Biggest Force in Pension Realm, per Study
CalSTRS Allocates $200M to Kennedy Lewis for Credit Investments
Private Credit Not Likely to Run Out of Capital, per Report
Goldman Names Top Investment Targets for 2024’s 2nd Half, as Rates Dip
University of Utah Seeking Director of Investments
Forget the Terminator: How to Prevent Harm From AI

Allocators should insist that companies adopt firm principles to thwart privacy problems, false information and other threats from ascendant artificial intelligence, study says.

CalPERS Increases Climate-Related Investments by Nearly $10B

Approximately half of the new investments will be in public equity, with the rest going into private markets.

Austin Pension Selects Meketa as New Investment Consultant
Meketa Investment Group was chosen after a six-month RFP process.  
Kansas Construction Pension Fund Receives $43.1M PBGC Grant
The funding will keep the plan solvent through 2051.
Saskatchewan Healthcare Pension Returns 8.43% in 2023
SHEPP saw its assets grow to $7.29 billion at the year end.  
Investment Fund CIO Pleads Guilty to Securities Fraud

Joshua Goltry ‘lied about nearly every aspect’ of his fund’s operations and performance, according to federal prosecutors and the SEC.

TRENDING: BlackRock to Acquire Alternatives Data Provider Preqin
The $3.2 billion deal is expected to close before the end of the year.
TRENDING: LACERA Wins Court Decision Backing Its Authority Over Employee Compensation, Classification
The state appellate court ruling reversed a 2018 decision by the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors to reject the retirement system’s proposed changes.
Industry Intel Roundup—Featured Webinars
Chief Investment Officer is pleased to present the next edition of our Industry Intelligence roundup. This week, we are featuring webinars sponsored by or featuring experts in the industry. The content was created to supply actionable insights to institutional asset owners regarding investing and governance.
July 18, 2024
Can Investors Earn Returns and End Cancer?
One in five people worldwide will develop cancer before age 75. In the U.S., nearly $7 billion per year is spent on cancer research, and that total is expected to rise. Investment opportunities exist in immunotherapy, cell therapy, vaccines and other technologies. Private sector and government investment together will lead to world-changing therapies, meaning there is definite upside for investors. How can institutional asset owners capitalize on these opportunities? Asset owners, managers and advisers will discuss where to watch for investible insights.
October 17, 2024
The Innovators
What makes someone an innovative investor and which institutional investors have the flexibility to innovate? The honorees and finalists for CIO’s NextGen and Industry Innovation Awards will share their best ideas for new ways to meet institutional investing targets. They will also share their thoughts on the kinds of innovations that institutional asset allocators can pursue and what risks might not be rewarded.
April 18, 2024
Investing in the Energy Transition
Listen as experts discuss the institutional investment opportunities in the global transition away from carbon-intensive energy sources and toward new sources, including hydrogen, LNG, solar, wind, hydro and geothermal. Additionally, they will review ways to realize returns from energy storage, carbon capture and other industrial changes, and they will cover divestiture and the concept of “orphaned by accident” segments of energy markets. Countries and companies are going to be spending money to invest in new industries that could attract global resources for a century or more. What kinds of trends, research and global developments should investors be watching as change happens?
January 31, 2024
Investment Returns and Monetary Policy
With developed market central banks pausing interest rate hikes and certain developing markets already starting to cut, what does monetary policy mean for portfolio returns in 2024? If alpha is found in the interplay between public and private markets, what investments, asset classes or currencies are the likely winners and where should investors be underweight for 2024? Hear from asset owners, OCIOs and asset managers about what to watch for this year.
Sponsored by Northern Trust Asset Management | December 12, 2023
How to Overcome the Challenges of the Evolving Index Landscape
With more frequent and extreme volatility over the past decade, we have witnessed a profound transformation in the investment landscape which has challenged the resilience of popular indices. The dynamic shifts of indices may have far-reaching implications on asset allocation and diversification strategies, with the potential to wreak havoc on institutional portfolios. Join Michael Hunstad, CIO of Global Equities at Northern Trust Asset Management, as he uncovers the driving forces behind index investment performance, and how to position your portfolio for the years to come.
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