A new study has shown that pension fund shareholder activism is set to rise over the next 12 months.
News Archive: Nov - 2010
The £30 billion universities pension fund aims to up its exposure to short-term computer-driven hedge funds that try to profit from volatility by betting on turbulent market moves.
A recent survey by Alpha Search Advisory Partners has revealed that while hedge funds are reworking policies to lure money from institutional investors, change to the pay structure of marketing executives at hedge funds has been slow.
The California Public Employees' Retirement System has reported a 13.3% return on its investment for the year ended June 30.
A study by Deutsche Bank has revealed an anticipated asset allocation shift as asset owners migrate away from US equities into other asset classes.
The pension is reportedly suing the firm for losses from an investment by the asset manager that went sour during the global financial crisis.
Commonfund will discontinue direct real estate investments as it is aiming to restructure a losing $1 billion fund.
A survey by one of the country’s biggest pension advisory firms has revealed that time-pressured trustees are unable to spend sufficient time on investment decisions.
In the same week that the Canadian government blocked the hostile takeover bid for Potash Corporation by the Anglo-Australian mining group BHP Billiton, two of Canada's largest pension funds have won a 30-year deal to operate a rail route linking the Channel Tunnel with central London.
Yesterday afternoon, the City Council heard from state officials about what a state takeover of city pensions could mean to taxpayers -- the process would result in steeply higher annual pension payments, beginning in 2013.
Norges Bank has made its first real estate investment for the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global, acquiring a 25% stake in The Crown Estate's Regent Street portfolio in London in March 2010.
BHP has 30 days to appeal and convince the federal government that its offer is of “net benefit” to the country, at which point the government will make a final decision.
Preliminary data from 80 colleges and universities gathered for the NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments to be released in January shows that broad gains in the stock market last year helped college asset pools earn their first positive investment return in three years, with the smallest endowments performing better than the largest ones.
China's sovereign wealth fund -- the China Investment Corporation (CIC) -- has urged the US to invest in infrastructure to boost American competitiveness and create jobs; Lou Jiwei, chairman of the CIC, warns that China's economic growth may face a slowdown as its population ages.
The state of Oregon is suing former financial giant Bear Stearns, alleging the company issued misleading information about securities.