Global equities managers with smaller assets and fewer staff members receive the greatest excess returns, new research shows; at least one large US pension fund is investing accordingly.
News Archive: Jul - 2011
With the implementation of Dodd-Frank act’s provision on executive pay and corporate performance approaching, a majority of companies surveyed by Towers Watson are moderately concerned about having to show the relationship between pay and performance.
While Mexico's Afore retirement funds are still slanted toward fixed-income and government bonds, new rule changes could release $6 billion into equities.
Oklahoma's attorney general is launching an investigation into the state's pension investments based on fraud found in California, Virginia, and Florida.
With hedge funds' “footprint” within markets being “generally small," the UK Financial Services Authority says defaults in the asset class pose little threat to the country’s financial system.
According to Credit Suisse, worries about US public finances will likely bring investors to focus on ultra-safe equities.
A judge in Manhattan District Court has rejected a bid by former Lehman Brothers executives and affiliates to dismiss a case alleging misleading practices, as the lawsuits that investors have filed against financial institutions continue to creep forward.
An investment analyst has sued the $5.5 billion Alameda County Employees’ Retirement Association for allegedly threatening to fire him after he accused the fund’s CIO of falsifying time slips.
As banks around the country have faced lawsuits by pension funds, regulators, and other agencies over their mortgage-lending practices during the housing market collapse, Wells Fargo now battles allegations of discriminatory lending.
Venture capital performance has continued on a gradual upward trajectory as of the first quarter of 2011 according to the Cambridge Associates U.S. Venture Capital Index.
Just one week after increasing its airport holdings, the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has acquired Impark, the third largest parking service company in North America, in a move indicative of pension funds’ increasing interest in infrastructure.
Mercer has created and appointed a global chief investment officer focused on mainstream assets for its investment management business, signaling that the growing trend toward discretionary consulting is not slowing down.
A report by Russell Investments challenges the assumption that less risky stocks deliver lower returns.
After more than 40 years running hedge funds, billionaire investor George Soros is set to retire from managing money for outside investors.
Public pension funds have called on the President and Congress to act immediately on the US deficit to avoid a downgrade.