According to the latest research by consultant firm Towers Watson, US pension fund assets reached $15.3 trillion in 2010, up 11% from 2009, with global institutional pension fund assets hitting $26 trillion.
According to the latest quarterly CIO study by KBW analysts, the outlook for active equity has modestly improved, while alternative strategies in particular seem poised to generate new flows.
Wesleyan University's Chief Investment Officer Anne Martin is implementing a new philosophy following the scandal of Thomas Kannam, the endowment's former CIO who left the school after being sued for spending most of his time on outside business ventures, despite having a contract that prohibited such behavior.
Tony Hayward, the former BP chief executive, has reportedly been approached by Abu Dhabi's sovereign wealth fund -- the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) -- to set up a new global oil company.
With the New Zealand Superannuation fund’s purchase of farmland, expected to top US$380 million in value in the coming years, further proof is seen of a growing trend among institutional investors.
Are Canadian endowments outperforming their American counterparts? Possibly – but all is not what it seems at first glance with the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) average.
Investigators are in the process of probing banks on overcharging state pension funds for currency trades, the Wall Street Journal has reported.
The US computer-based investment branch of the French AXA group will pay $242 million in compensation and fines for allegedly concealing a major program glitch.
In a 2,000-word diatribe, PIMCO's Bill Gross has said that Central bankers compare unfavorably to the devil and that money managers have failed to properly allocate capital.
A group of 10 organizations representing state and local governments and public pension plans have released a fact sheet to get the facts out on public pension plans.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has proposed a major overhaul of the city's expensive pension system, which he has said would be his administration's No. 1 priority in Albany.
With the help of former Conservative pensions spokesman Nigel Waterson, Danish pension ATP is set to launch an alternative to the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) targeting low to middle-income earners.
According to research prepared by State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), the financial crisis has driven the world's leading sovereign wealth funds to reexamine their investment strategies and make a number of significant changes.
The Massachusetts pension may soon directly invest in hedge funds instead of relying on a more costly funds-of-funds approach.
As popular unrest and protests diffuse from Egypt and Tunisia to Jordan and Yemen, investment consultants remain calm, keeping a watchful eye on emerging markets while suggesting a long-term view.