In Focus

Art by Tim Bower

Interrogation: Harshal Chaudhari

Harshal Chaudhari became IBM’s new CIO barely a year ago, in 2016, upon being tapped internally from his CFO post. It followed a gradual ladder climb, which he began...
Art by Tim Bower

Interrogation: Brian Pellegrino

In 2017, UPS announced it would freeze benefits to 70,000 non-union active employees in the management defined benefit plan by 2023. Its other non-union and union plans will remain...
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 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...
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...