Allocations to alternative assets -- specifically to commodities and infrastructure -- have continued to rise and now account for 17% of all pension fund assets globally, up from 6% ten years ago, Towers Watson research reveals.
A study by Northern Trust Global Advisors (NTGA) shows institutional investment managers have moderated their expectations for global growth.
As part of the fund's 10-year plan for its investments, CalSTRS is considering reducing its number of external money managers.
A report analyzing the market's reactions to investments by sovereign wealth funds, with approximately $3 trillion in assets in 2008 and a projected $15 trillion by 2015, finds that wealth fund injections in the US have unintended consequences.
LGIMA's pension tracker reflects the health of typical US defined benefit pension plans.
The second largest public pension fund in the US has acquired $216 million worth of property in Q1, further indication that the real estate market is slowly recovering following the global economic crisis.
Preqin shows an increase in the number of funds being abandoned or put on hold.
UBS Global Asset Management publishes Pension Fund Indicators 2010.
Patric de Gentile-Williams, chief operating officer of hedge fund seeding specialist FRM, says he’s seeing the most sophisticated investors backing up start-up or small hedge funds again.
Trustees say volatility and funding status concerns influence considerations for new allocation strategies, a new SEI survey reveals.
In Japan, the DIC pension plan is looking to diversify into real estate, while the GPIF is indicating a move to make the fund more transparent to the public.
SDCERA is seeking to increase the allocations to its global macro hedge fund managers, while also looking to avoid salary caps.
Public pensions such as CalPERS, Florida and Texas Teachers lose from holdings in BP, whose value continues to plummet.
A new survey reveals real estate, private equity and hedge funds remain the preferred alternative types.