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Despite Liquidity Fears, an Institution Creeps Into PPIP

PPIP, the government program to take ‘toxic assets’ off the books of banks, has received a lukewarm response in America; the Chinese Investment Corporation, however, is reportedly putting up $2 billion to invest in this mortgage-backed securities program.

With SWF Assets, Confusion Reigns

Recent research by RGE Monitor and The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) argues that sovereign wealth funds, while still large, aren’t nearly as vast as others might think.

Sally Bridgeland

Bridgeland is Chief Executive of BP’s giant pension scheme. The willowy ex-consultant shared her thoughts with ai5000 in-house about management, hedge funds, and the demerits of pension buyouts.

In A Possible Sign of Recovery, Harvard Endowment Starts Hiring

The Harvard endowment has been lambasted by critics for an illiquid investment strategy and an overly ambitious infrastructure expansion plan, but in possible signs of a turnaround at the world’s largest university endowment, hiring has started once again.

In the United Kingdom, Pensions Join Alternatives Battle

With European regulators looking to tighten the alternative investment collar, UK pension funds – who now, more than ever, need the excess returns that alternatives are purported to provide – have stepped into the battle.

The Accidental Billionaires

Mark Zuckerberg -- the founder of Facebook and now young billionaire -- is the newest subject for pop-author Ben Mezrich.