New research in the Credit Suisse Global Investment Returns Yearbook 2010 by professors from London Business School has shown that over the long run, equities have outperformed inflation, bonds and cash in every market examined.
California’s Little Hoover Commission, an independent state agency created to develop recommendations to control state and local government pension costs, found that the 10 largest pension funds faced a combined unfunded liability of $240 billion in 2010.
US District Judge Mariana Pfaelzer in Los Angeles has required Countrywide and its parent company, Bank of America Corp., to provide $600 million for former Countrywide shareholders, yet many investors aren't satisfied by the settlement.
The Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management Board has decided to embark on a comprehensive asset allocation review in an effort to better fund the $48.7 billion system, highlighting the need to change thinking, strategy, allocation, and management guidelines as circumstances change, the fund's spokesperson tells aiCIO.
The Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec has almost rebounded from a disastrous 2008 performance, with infrastructure and private equity holdings helping the investment giant to outperform its benchmark index by 4.1%.
Tony Tan, the Government of Singapore Investment Corp's (GIC) deputy chairman, has said that the sovereign wealth fund will continue to look to the US as a prime investment destination despite global economic turbulence.
A report commissioned by the IRRC Institute and conducted by Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. has revealed that between investors and public US corporate issuers, engagement is high and increasing, with wide variances in duration, prioritization and definitions of success.