LGIMA’s Bender Sees Further American LDI Growth

On the tail of the firm's Long Duration Credit Strategy’s three-year mark – in which it outperformed the Barclays Capital US Long Credit Index – LGIMA’s US fixed-income head sees further LDI mandate growth in North America.

Canadian Pensions and Others Compete for UK Rail Bid

A consortium that included Borealis, the infrastructure investment arm of Canada's Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS), and at least two other groups are gearing up to bid for Britain's only high-speed rail link -- High Speed 1, or HS1 Ltd.

Rumors Swirl Around Potential SDCERA CIO Insourcing

While reports have the San Diego County Employees Retirement Association considering a move towards internalizing their asset management, current outsourced CIO Lee Partridge denies he is considering the move.

MassPRIM Must Exit Iranian Holdings

Legislation passed by the Massachusetts Governor gives the $42 billion fund one year to study and exit any investments that directly or indirectly support the Iranian oil industry.

Adventures in Algorithmic Trading

August is the shortest of months, with vacation and Summer Fridays making the time go simply too fast… except for those who eagerly await the September issue of ai5000, for whom the end of the month cannot come soon enough. For those most loyal of readers, we’re posting one article early. It’s Joe Flood’s Adventures in Algorithmic Trading, a look at the varied strategies that comprise the umbrella term ‘algo trading’ – and what it means for you.

At Top UK Firms, Pensions See Declining Deficits

A study by Aon Consulting has discovered that combined pension deficit at the UK's top 200 firms fell by about a quarter between June and July, buoyed by improving equity markets and declining liabilities.