A new paper published by the Bank for International Settlements sheds light on the role that central banks in emerging markets play during risk-on and risk-off environments.
By Friday, 42,000 General Motors retirees must choose whether to take a lump-sum payment or receive an annuity from Prudential Insurance, thereby determining the size and scope of the GM’s watershed pension risk transfer deal with Prudential.
The rhetorical commitment of endowments to environmental, social and corporate governance investments does not match the reality, a research group has claimed.
A newly published paper examines how institutional investors respond to a flight to liquidity.
Each investor’s risk tolerance is different, and a method to judge fund performance relative to it has been announced.
Receptiveness to credit and duration risk are on the rise for many pension funds, endowments, and other institutional investors, according to the Federal Reserve's latest survey.
Risk transfer deals among insurers and corporate pensions are gaining attention as insurance funds in the United Kingdom seek pockets of opportunity amid a mature market.
European institutional investors see risk everywhere, a survey by Allianze Global Investors has found.
A recently published paper examines the reasons behind hedge fund alpha creation, questioning the degree of pure skill involved.
From aiCIO Magazine's June Issue: With portfolios emerging from the danger zone, a reexamination of asset allocation buckets may be in order.
From aiCIO Magazine's June Issue: The secular trend in favor of LDI is gathering steam--but many plan sponsors of smaller and mid-sized corporate plans are trying to resist its lure.
From aiCIO Magazine's June Issue: Norway’s sovereign fund is pioneering a new investment model based on transparency and ethics. Worthy, but is it working? Elizabeth Pfeuti reports.
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has signed a law to increase the transparency of the state's pension systems.
Outsourcing investment decisions has pros and cons, but investors are unsure which are which.
How should investors position their portfolios for turbulent times? Brian Singer, head of dynamic allocation strategies at Chicago-based William Blair & Company, aims to answer that question.