In an effort to shield itself from short-term market movements, the China Investment Corporation is increasingly shifting away from stocks, according to the sovereign wealth fund's recently released 2011 annual report.
News Archive: Jul - 2012
By itself, a funding ratio of 80% does not mean a pension plan is adequately funded, the American Academy of Actuaries has asserted.
Bonds are always the safe option, right? Wrong – at least according to a paper on the behaviour of assets in times of economic “disaster”.
The “great global interest rate convergence” is hurting institutional investors without lifting the global economy, PIMCO’s CEO has argued.
A new paper published by the Bank for International Settlements sheds light on the role that central banks in emerging markets play during risk-on and risk-off environments.
The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), totaling $162 billion as of April, has committed $355 million to seven multifamily properties in the United States.
As the UK slips back into recession, business leaders cry for some leeway on pensions to help heave the economy back into the black.
Investors who actively adjust their allocation strategy within a hedge fund portfolio to earn returns are making a foolish mistake, an article published by the CFA Institute has argued.
CalPERS has offered a vigorous response to media critics that have faulted the fund for only returning 1% in the 2011 fiscal year.
There are more problems in the Eurozone as investors look for safe havens without the expensive price tag.
Institutional investors must be more aware of the implications of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in order to prevent scandals similar to Wal-Mart's alleged bribery failures, industry sources note.
The difficult market environment is pushing even traditionally conservative investors into riskier assets.
China's National Council for Social Security Fund has approved contracts with 12 global asset managers, including JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Schroders.
Equity markets are rife with short-termism, but there are other problems too – relative performance is killing alpha creation, leading economist John Kay claims in a far-reaching review.
In fiscal year 2011, funding ratios of Swiss corporate pension funds fell back to their 2008 lows, underscoring the universally difficult climate for pension funds.