Northern Trust has deployed Passport ‘web 2.0’ to improve user experience, allowing clients, including pension officers and investment fund managers, to customize their desktop for efficiency.
The Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management Board has decided to embark on a comprehensive asset allocation review in an effort to better fund the $48.7 billion system, highlighting the need to change thinking, strategy, allocation, and management guidelines as circumstances change, the fund's spokesperson tells aiCIO.
The Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec has almost rebounded from a disastrous 2008 performance, with infrastructure and private equity holdings helping the investment giant to outperform its benchmark index by 4.1%.
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has signaled plans to investigate Rhode Island's pension, which has an unfunded liability of $5 billion.
Despite Illinois’ financial troubles, the state has received $6.1 billion in orders from a record 129 investors.
A report by Barclays Capital has revealed that institutional investors are poised to dominate net inflows to commodity-related investments.
Tony Tan, the Government of Singapore Investment Corp's (GIC) deputy chairman, has said that the sovereign wealth fund will continue to look to the US as a prime investment destination despite global economic turbulence.
Apple Inc. shareowners have supported a proposal by the nation's largest public pension fund that advises the company to adopt a majority vote standard for board candidates in uncontested elections.
A report commissioned by the IRRC Institute and conducted by Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. has revealed that between investors and public US corporate issuers, engagement is high and increasing, with wide variances in duration, prioritization and definitions of success.
State Street research shows investor confidence dropped in February on the heels of political turmoil.
Chairman Takahiro Mitani of the world's largest pension fund has warned Japan that it must resolve its debt problems before it reaches a crucial point in five to 10 years.
Mohamed El-Erian writes that western countries will have trouble trying to offset short-term inflationary pressures in the Middle East.
A study based on fund managers overseeing 80% of UK pension scheme assets shows that in the year to September 30, market performance alone accounted for an 11% increase in management fees.
Research shows that Australian superannuation funds gained ground in January as US share markets continued their strong run.
Chief Executive of Norway's $513 billion Pension Fund Global Yngve Slyngstad believes measures that were taken during 2010 by European politicians were positive and believes yields on southern European countries' bonds will continue to improve in 2011 as a result.