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.
News Archive: Feb - 2011
In an effort to stop a planned $9.53 billion sale to Deutsche Boerse AG, the Louisiana Municipal Police Employees’ Retirement System has sued NYSE Euronext.
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.
Northern Trust has deployed Passport ‘web 2.0’ to improve user experience, allowing clients, including pension officers and investment fund managers, to customize their desktop for efficiency.
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%.
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has signaled plans to investigate Rhode Island's pension, which has an unfunded liability of $5 billion.
Despite Illinois’ financial troubles, the state has received $6.1 billion in orders from a record 129 investors.
A report by Barclays Capital has revealed that institutional investors are poised to dominate net inflows to commodity-related investments.
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.
Apple Inc. shareowners have supported a proposal by the nation's largest public pension fund that advises the company to adopt a majority vote standard for board candidates in uncontested elections.
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.
State Street research shows investor confidence dropped in February on the heels of political turmoil.
Chairman Takahiro Mitani of the world's largest pension fund has warned Japan that it must resolve its debt problems before it reaches a crucial point in five to 10 years.