Editorial Comment: Is 2013 the year that secret capital—the assets of pensions, endowments, foundations, insurance and sovereign funds that buoy global markets—gets its due?
News Archive: Dec - 2012
Researchers out of Stanford look into the means and ends of shareholder activism by union pension funds.
The deal would bring Towers Watson into the ranks of Mercer as a full-service asset manager/investment consultancy.
A 'sea change' is on the horizon in public pension reporting, according to a newly released paper by Michael Moran of Goldman Sachs Asset Management.
Hedge fund managers have a lot to be happy about next year, despite increasing skepticism over the historically opaque industry, according to Tim Barron, chief investment officer of consulting firm Segal Rogerscasey.
Public retirement systems in the US hold $2.79 trillion--the most assets they've managed since the second quarter of 2008.
Institutional investors need full-service mega-managers and niche boutique firms—but not much in the middle, a new survey says.
The ambitious, tedious, and (semi-) democratic process of running a US public fund, via the microcosm of one investment board meeting of the New York City Employees’ Retirement System.
Many investors that target more liquid hedge fund investments, such as CTAs, may be sacrificing greater returns in the process, according to a study by Preqin.
During a time when Eurozone stability and global systemic risk are top concerns for C-level execs, companies are increasingly finding opportunity in sovereign wealth funds, a survey by BNY Mellon has found.
On December 4, for the third consecutive year, aiCIO hosted its much-lauded Industry Innovation Awards dinner--here's a video and transcript of the opening remarks.
The year 2012 was a tough one for corporate funding levels, and one asset manager says next year doesn't look good either.
William Jarvis, managing director of the Commonfund Institute, speaks with aiCIO's Paula Vasan about the endowment model of investing, and how the model should be applied following lessons of the financial crisis.
Risk parity is finding favour across the pond.
Long-term, illiquid assets were once a staple for investors but they may have lost their appeal.