Asset Allocation

Abu Dhabi SWF Becomes Less Distant

The traditionally clandestine fund, which has rarely revealed any details of its investment strategy or investments, becomes more open.

Oxford Endowment Chief: No to the Yale Model

After only seeing a 4% decline in endowment assets during the Great Recession, Oxford endowment head Sandra Robertson speaks out against the often-emulated Yale Model of investment.

Australia’s SWF Turns to Timber

The Future Fund plans to include timber in its allocation to “tangible assets,” which to date have only included real estate and infrastructure.  

Top Priority for Pension Execs: Controlling Volatility

Following the financial crisis with corporate pension plans looking to minimize risk, SEI’s poll shows that other focus areas include stress testing portfolio, evaluating investment approach and defining fiduciary roles.