A new survey of more than 150 Canadian pension plan sponsors from global professional services firm Towers Watson indicated that the majority of executives believe that the defined benefit funding crisis will persist for the long-term.
Pacific Investment Management Co. is forming a new real estate finance company that intends to acquire residential and commercial real estate-related debt.
While the average fee for Asian private equity funds with more than $1 billion in assets under management has remained at 2%, their global counterparts have reduced their fees, an annual survey conducted by private equity investment firm Squadron Capital shows.
CalPERS and CalSTRS are establishing a new database of potential independent directors, offering companies a facility to recruit individuals for a director’s seat.
A feeder fund that invested in the Ponzi scheme of Bernard Madoff has sued the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority to try to recover $300 million in redemption payments, Bloomberg is reporting.
The University of Kentucky Endowment Fund is set to double its hedge fund allocation to 20%.
As institutional investors around the world increasingly adopt responsible investment practices, FTSE has rolled out an index service -- FTSE4Good ESG Ratings -- to measure the environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies of public companies worldwide.
Europe is at the forefront of cleantech investment in the unlisted infrastructure market, research carried out for the 2011 Preqin Private Equity Cleantech Review shows.
The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (Teachers') has announced a 14.3% rate of return and net assets standing at $107.5 billion, with the cumulative value-added of active management at C$23.2 billion.
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl had proposed multiple fixes to the city’s severely underfunded pension system, but Council opposition produced another plan – one that rating agency Standard & Poor’s has found wanting.
As institutional investors crowd into the rapidly-growing economies of emerging markets to improve equity returns, managers are increasingly closing their strategies to new investors.
The fourth standalone Securities Lending Survey by Global Custodian – a sister publication to aiCIO – shows that Brown Brothers Harriman has won the praise of respondents for a third year running.
Looking ahead in 2011, pension schemes battle immediate and pressing challenges, according to a Financial News Pension Fund Barometer survey of 64 European schemes.
Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) has split its chief investment officer responsibilities into three roles.
From aiCIO Magazine: If liability-driven investing (LDI) 2.0 is locking in a glide-path, LDI 3.0 is beginning to think about how to rebalance within a complex and constantly-moving portfolio.