Newsmakers

Canada Funds Seek to Thwart Stake in Potash

Canada's pensions are looking to swoop in to purchase a 30% stake in Potash Corp. to maintain control of the fertilizer company in Canada while at the same time encouraging Chinese investment.

The Saga Continues: Flash Crash Controversy

Two weeks ago, the Securities Exchange Commission and Commodity Futures Trading Commission revealed the possible causes of the May 6th Flash Crash. Since you can't stop traders from making bad trades, what's to stop another Flash Crash from happening tomorrow? aiCIO's Joe Flood reports.

Pensions Brainwashed by 'Twitter Effect,' Leading Investor Says

In response to a call by Britain's former City minister Lord Myners for major shareholders to look to the longer term, a leading fund manager condemned Twitter for contributing to a society keen on instant results without regard to what will happen years into the future.

Aon Completes Merger With Hewitt

In the biggest deal ever involving a benefits consultant, the $4.9 billion acquisition will likely strengthen Aon's drive into human resources consulting.

CIC to Avoid Defense, Casino, and Alcohol Investments

The $300 billion sovereign wealth fund's supervisory board Chairman Jin Liqun said at an address at the Super Return Asia 2010 conference that the CIC will not invest in areas with repuational risk -- such as defense, casino and alcohol-related sectors -- and sees more room to collaborate with global institutions.

Korean Pension to Invest in US Real Estate

South Korea's National Pension Service has committed to invest $300 million in troubled North American real estate through Townsend Group, the latest sign that foreign investors are delving into US property in hopes of steady return and rebounding markets.