In-Depth Features

Art by Lars Leetaru

Where to From Here?

Bolstered by hopes of fiscal expansion and above-trend GDP growth, 2017 saw expectations of rate rises climb—only to roll over again.
Art by Jun Cen

LDI Shines Bright

Prospects align to make 2017 a year for finding or borrowing wealth to fund pension plans.
Art by Jenice Kim

DIY Annuities Are Here

Over the past five years, plan sponsors have started to look for greater customization in LDI strategies. Private debt could be an option for plans that still have funding...
Art by Rose Wong

Timing Your LDI

Institutional investors who may be worried about writing bigger checks than they expected for their pension contributions may want to start thinking about liability-driven investing (LDI) now, before any...

Keeping Ahead of Tax Reform

A change in the corporate tax rate will have a ripple effect on LDI. CIOs need to move fast. “Some people say it differently, and they will say we...

A Big Year for LDI

One of our funniest chief investment officers told us this month that liability-driven investing (LDI) can be a dangerous topic to read because people “risk falling asleep and banging...
Art by Eleanor Davis

CIO Roundtable

Investors talk about challenges, product gaps, and innovative strategies for scaling sustainable investments.

Emerging Snapshot

Investors have high hopes for emerging market growth. Growing consumer and technology trends are central to them.
Art by Alex Eben Meyer

The Hedge Fund Turnaround

Glimmers of optimism keep mounting for the hedge fund industry. The renewed interest follows a brutal 2016, in which investors yanked $106 billion from the asset class, with the...
Art by Brian Stauffer

Upwardly Mobile In China

Booming ­consumer spending is transforming the Chinese economy even as risks elsewhere soar. How investors can profit while avoiding peril.
Art by JooHee Yoon

Private Equity: Let the Good Times Roll?

Private equity chieftains are basking in the demand institutional investors are showing for their funds and aren’t shy about admitting it. “I’ve been doing this for 30 years, and...

A Nod to the Innovators

This issue is packed with wisdom from leading CIOs—including CalSTRS CIO Chris Ailman, who talks about the Spartan-inspired 300 Club for institutional investors, as well as his passive-yet-vocal investment...