The study also shows that European institutions have not altered their overall equity allocation drastically, although they remain significantly more conservative then their British counterparts.
A recent survey by Bank of America Merrill Lynch shows that 30% of large pension plans, endowments, and foundations are reducing their exposure to much-maligned U.S. equities, choosing instead to enter corporate bonds and emerging markets.
A new survey shows that UK funds more focused on hedging their liabilities against inflation than they were earlier in the year.
New study shows quants feel misunderstood in their roles at global financial firms.
The United States and United Kingdom received only middling grades, with Japan and its massive defined benefit system coming in last.
A likely result of weak fundraising, venture capital firms are doing smaller—but not fewer—deals than in Q2.
Although still relatively small compared to total global stock market capitalization, SWFs are becoming more prevalent equity investors. A lack of compliance with the Santiago Principles, however, may stoke fears in some economies.
A recent survey shows that institutional investors from around the globe are happy with their hedge fund holdings, despite average losses of 19% in 2008.
A new study is showing that UK pension plans, faced with an aging population that relies heavily on defined benefit pension schemes, are expected to increasingly insure against such longevity risk.
While talk of fiduciary management has been on the rise, a new survey by consultant bfinance shows that pension plans are unlikely to use plan outsourcing anytime soon.
Asian pension funds (including Australia) gained 19% in the past five years, according to a study by Watson Wyatt; North American funds, on the other hand, returned just 4%.
British final salary schemes with surpluses increased their funding status in August, according to new figures; the same, however, cannot be said for underfunded plans.
A new survey shows that pension funds and asset managers view the latter’s services in a different light, with only 5% of pension funds willing to say that their asset manager was ‘excellent’.
Studies show that large institutions are moving away from equities, burned by a decade of sub-par returns, but will such a move have caused them to miss one of the greatest bull runs in decades?