Paper Voices Caution Over Low-Volatility Strategies

"Investors who wish to reduce portfolio volatility can usually achieve a reduction through investments in fixed-income rather than sacrificing expected returns by investing in a low-volatility strategy," according to a new paper released by Dimensional Fund Advisors.  

Pension Deficits Soar in the UK, Consultant Finds

The combined pension deficits of the FTSE 100 Global companies increased by over 70% in the past year to €290 billion, according to the European Pensions Briefing report published by consulting firm Lane Clark & Peacock. 

Report: Long-Term Investors Have an Edge

A new research paper argues that long-term investors have a large advantage and should institutionalise contrarian behavior by adopting a rebalancing rule while redefining the concept of risk away from just volatility. 

Russell: LDI Strategies Becoming the Norm

As Russell Investments continues to see strong interest from its US institutional client base in liability-driven investing (LDI), Martin Jaugietis has been named to the newly created role of director and head of LDI solutions. 

Annual Wall Street Pay Expected to Drop

A new compensation study conducted by the Options Group reveals that annual compensation for employees at big Wall Street firms could fall up to 30% from a year earlier.