In the first half of 2010, State Street Global Advisors’ (SSgA) U.S. ETFs total client assets fell 0.4% to $772 billion but remain strong.
In a testament to ai5000 Editor-in-Chief Kip McDaniel's judgment of talent (or luck, as some see it), ai5000 book reviewer Sara Nelson critiques ai5000 Editor-at-Large Joe Flood's The Fires -- his first (of what we hope is many) non-fiction novel.
In an 82-page ruling, Supreme Court Justice Lewis Bart Stone in Manhattan dropped some of the charges against Hevesi, which include felonies and misdemeanors of bribery, grand larceny, money laundering and fraud.
Shawn Kravetz writes about how Green Swans are both a risk and an opportunity for investors.
Asset owners often find common cause in arguments against employing environmental investing. By Angelo A. Calvello.
The Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management board announced a rebounding return on the fund's investment trust for the fiscal year.
In the wake of 2008, asset owners are hesitantly returning to the securities- lending world. The landscape, however, has changed dramatically since they left.
Cambridge Associates issued a report showing VC 10-year returns -- considered the most important measurement of the industry -- were negative 3.7% for the period ending March 31.
Preliminary results of a survey by Capital Market Risk Advisors show US respondents ranked “government changing the rules” as their chief concern for the year ahead.
Republican Harry J. Wilson, who's campaigning for state comptroller, called incumbent Democrat Thomas J. DiNapoli’s management of the state pension fund “the largest Ponzi scheme in New York State history.”
Among institutional investors, ETFs have regained a strong foothold.
MetLife Assurance's survey showed pension fund trustees and sponsors are struggling to effectively manage longevity risk, which ranked second only to the measurement of technical provisions and liabilities in importance for respondents.
The active versus passive investment debate has raged within academic circles for decades without resolution. Unfortunately for the world’s asset owners, this has left them wondering what game—Chase alpha? Ride beta?—they should be playing.