"Investors who wish to reduce portfolio volatility can usually achieve a reduction through investments in fixed-income rather than sacrificing expected returns by investing in a low-volatility strategy," according to a new paper released by Dimensional Fund Advisors.
News Archive: Nov - 2011
The combined pension deficits of the FTSE 100 Global companies increased by over 70% in the past year to €290 billion, according to the European Pensions Briefing report published by consulting firm Lane Clark & Peacock.
A new research paper argues that long-term investors have a large advantage and should institutionalise contrarian behavior by adopting a rebalancing rule while redefining the concept of risk away from just volatility.
Despite prediction of increased market volatility, a new survey finds that investors are eager to intensify their risk appetite and grow their international exposure.
UK Chancellor George Osborne has announced that a total of £6.3 billion of public money and up to £20 billion of private funding from pension funds will be invested in infrastructure projects, and while consultants generally commend the decision, they also express skepticism.
In a newly released whitepaper, consulting firm Towers Watson advises plan sponsors about the new risks of stable-value investment strategies.
A total of 23% of investors believe private equity has become more attractive in light of recent volatility in financial markets, Preqin's latest research reveals.
As Russell Investments continues to see strong interest from its US institutional client base in liability-driven investing (LDI), Martin Jaugietis has been named to the newly created role of director and head of LDI solutions.
The UK's National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has warned that unless details on pension charges are described in plain English, many people would have little faith in their new pension, and would simply choose to abandon it.
A new compensation study conducted by the Options Group reveals that annual compensation for employees at big Wall Street firms could fall up to 30% from a year earlier.
A federal judge has ruled that credit ratings are not always protected opinion under the First Amendment.
New research by AQR Capital Management reveals that insuring against tail risk is too costly and a drag on long-term performance.
As Europe battles its deepest budget cuts since World War II, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne is trying to revive the economy, finalizing an agreement with pensions and infrastructure investors to finance projects.
Without being a main source of aid for Europe, China's sovereign wealth fund may give "indirect" support to the region through investments.
Harvard University has posted a $130 million operating deficit in the year ending June 30, the partial result of large endowment losses in 2008.