According to research by Preqin, Asia is attracting sufficiently more capital from the 10 largest private equity firms.
News Archive: May - 2011
Three years after the global financial crisis and amid a more stringent regulatory climate, institutional investors are outlining their hedge fund requirements in a new guide.
A report by State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) shows that exchange-traded funds (ETFs) will play a larger role among Australian superannuation funds.
Citigroup is aiming to dismiss efforts by Lehman Brothers to recover $1 billion in collateral that the investment bank was forced to post when it was approaching bankruptcy in 2008, Bloomberg is reporting.
According to Andrew Ang, professor of business, finance and economics at Columbia University, endowments around the country need to do a better job at figuring out how to allocate money among liquid and illiquid assets.
The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) is investing $475 million in Goldman Sachs' hotel portfolio.
A Houston pension plan has sued Highland Capital Management, the debt manager with about $22 billion in assets under management, and JPMorgan Chase & Co. over claims that willful looting led to the shutdown of the Highland Crusader Fund.
Evaluation Associates marks Mercer’s second investment consulting acquisition in 2011, highlighting its drive to expand in the US.
LaSalle Investment Management won a $200 million mandate from the Texas Teachers' pension fund, matching an earlier investment allocated to real estate around the world.
The US Securities and Exchange Commission has adopted new rules to expand its authority to reward whistleblowers with the use of financial incentives.
A North Carolina-based manufacturing company has used pension plan assets to purchase a “portfolio protected buy-in" policy, transferring investment and longevity risk to a Prudential Financial Inc. unit.
Two studies from the Commonfund Institute have revealed that foundations and operating charities have reported an average investment return of 12% in fiscal year 2010 — marking the second consecutive year of double-digit growth, yet a hefty drop from the average investment return from 2009.
According to Fitch’s latest European senior fixed-income investor survey, Europe's sovereign debt crisis remains a major worry with 64% of respondents, up from 56%, expecting developed market sovereigns to face their biggest refinancing challenge.
Swedish pension fund AP2 has decided to establish a joint venture with US pension fund/asset manager TIAA-CREF, with a goal of investing in agricultural real estate in the USA, Australia and Brazil.
Aiming to increase efficiency while lowering waste and redundancy, the nation's largest public pension fund has captured $963 million in cost savings in 2010, with an additional $287 million of savings targeted in 2011.