According to State Street Global Markets, European institutions increased their allocations to risky assets in December, while North American and Asian institutions did the opposite.
News Archive: Dec - 2011
Volatile stock markets and tepid bond markets contributed to a fall in asset values within the United States’ $2.5 trillion public pension system, the Census Bureau said.
Documents obtained by the Wall Street Journal show consternation within the bank as multiple states began to investigate foreign exchange transaction pricing.
CVS Caremark will pay $20 million to the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, the state of Illinois, and the state of Florida over fraud allegations.
British Airways' pension scheme has entered into a buy-in deal with Rothesay Life to insure against scheme members' increasing benefits.
A newly released report -- furthering the debate between active and passive management -- concludes that while finding superior active managers is not easy or simple, it can be done.
Lou Moret, an outgoing CalPERS board member, has criticized the pension for investment earnings at the fund being below the median among institutional investors, as detailed in a quarterly earnings report by Wilshire.
Careful selection of private equity strategies is required to match expected returns with reality, according to consulting firm bfinance.
Pension money is going into hedge funds at a faster rate than other asset classes, according to an annual survey by the National Association of Pension Funds.
The outlook for 2012 pension plan contributions and expense is bleak, a new Mercer analysis shows, with the aggregate deficit in pension plans sponsored by S&P 1500 companies decreasing by $80 billion during November.
The world's largest custody bank has asked a court to dismiss New York’s currency-trading suit.
Congressman Tim Griffin (R-Ark.) has introduced legislation calling for the end of pension funds for members of Congress.
Thomas DiNapoli, the New York state comptroller and sole trustee of the $147 billion New York State Common Retirement Fund, has suggested creating a national commission “to talk about ways to maintain existing defined benefit plans.”
While most strategic asset allocations confuse strategic asset allocation with static asset allocation, resulting in embedded risk, a dynamic beta program allows innovative investors to lower drawdown, a new report asserts.
Following a study by a Stanford University-based economic think tank that said California's public employee pension plans face long-term shortfalls as high as $500 billion, the nation's largest pension has issued a response highlighting perceived inaccuracies.