A civil lawsuit against CalPERS alleges that placement agent Al Villalobos attempted to "bribe" Shahinian in 2007 by flying him via private jet to New York to attend a fund-raiser honoring Apollo Management LP founder Leon Black -- a month later, Shahinian recommended an investment in Apollo from CalPERS, the suit alleges.
Activists are organizing a campaign to urge the $33 billion Gates Foundation to sever ties with agribusiness giant Monsanto and other firms involved in developing bio-engineered crops, encouraging the foundation to shift its funding priorities from industrial agriculture to socially and ecologically appropriate practices.
The survey of 114 cross-border organizations found that more than three-quarters (77%) are seeking to make changes to promote better management of risk globally, while many are considering changes to elements of their governance frameworks.
Unless lawmakers find a solution for the financially-strapped state to make its pension contributions this fiscal year, the $33.1 billion Illinois Teachers' Retirement System will be forced to sell investments to cover benefits.
As part of its latest bid to acquire new Australian assets, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board says it is providing hundreds of millions of dollars in financing to a restructured Australian retail property fund.
ai5000's Joe Flood digs into the causes of the May 6th Flash Crash — when nearly 1000 points mysteriously disappeared from the market in a matter of minutes — and unearths internal analysis leaked from a Bank That Shall Not Be Named, surprising new data from the market research firm Nanex, and a first-time admission from the NYSE: that there were significant price reporting delays on May 6th, delays which contributed to the Crash.
Connecticut's attorney general alleges that Thomas Kannam's “golf outing of the century” in California, a Super Bowl outing, and a trip to the United Kingdom with his entire family to interview for a job at Cambridge University were flagrant abuses of both his power and of the university's endowment assets.