Investment managers are seeing an increase in the number of requests for proposals (RFPs) from insurance companies seeking third party services as the manager selection process evolves to meet increasingly complex investment needs.
Fitch Ratings has said European asset managers must restore investor interest in actively managed investment through greater transparency on their products, processes, and communication.
Following allegations of influence peddling at the nation's largest public pension fund, CalPERS has revamped its governance policies, and its latest reforms are designed to help better manage risk and restore accountability.
Ceres, a national network of investors, environmental organizations and other public interest groups, has kicked off a campaign among global investors with assets totaling more than $2.5 trillion, urging energy companies to be open and transparent with investors and stakeholders.
Shawn Kravetz writes about how Green Swans are both a risk and an opportunity for investors.
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.
The consensus: The rise of derivatives and, more recently, extreme equity volatility have driven many asset owners into the arms of risk parity vendors. The debate: Is this a good thing?
PIMCO is the latest vendor with plans to offer protection against violent market swings following the 2008 collapse and warnings by commentators such as Nassim Taleb of “Black Swan” fame.
Equitable Life's new outsourcing deal with BlackRock is one of the largest European asset management mandates of the year.
A new report says Harvard University and five of its New England peers took too much risk and accelerated the financial crisis.
Presented by the country’s parliament, the proposal is part of a report on new regulations for risk and active management for Norway's Government Pension Fund.
Despite a recent report that shows pension funds deceased their commitments to private equity by 94% last year, the pension protection fund (PPF) has earmarked up to a quarter of assets to alternatives.
The German carmaker completed the largest-ever insurance transaction with a pension scheme.