The top 10 hedge funds, measured by total dollar returns since they started, made profits for their investors of $28 billion in the second half of last year.
Mohamed El-Erian, CEO and co-CIO of the Pacific Investment Management Co. (PIMCO), told CNBC that the US economy must learn how to survive independently, without artificial stimulus.
According to a MetLife report, underfunded liabilities are the most important risk facing US corporate defined benefit plans.
As pension funds are demanding greater investment in catastrophe bonds, Europe’s second-biggest insurer has revealed that its funds investing in catastrophic bonds may more than triple.
The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, which earned a 12% return last year as its net assets grew to $53.3 billion, is seeking to compete against banks and insurers to administer the new pooled registered pension plans (PRPPs).
New research in the Credit Suisse Global Investment Returns Yearbook 2010 by professors from London Business School has shown that over the long run, equities have outperformed inflation, bonds and cash in every market examined.
In an effort to stop a planned $9.53 billion sale to Deutsche Boerse AG, the Louisiana Municipal Police Employees’ Retirement System has sued NYSE Euronext.
California’s Little Hoover Commission, an independent state agency created to develop recommendations to control state and local government pension costs, found that the 10 largest pension funds faced a combined unfunded liability of $240 billion in 2010.
US District Judge Mariana Pfaelzer in Los Angeles has required Countrywide and its parent company, Bank of America Corp., to provide $600 million for former Countrywide shareholders, yet many investors aren't satisfied by the settlement.
Northern Trust has deployed Passport ‘web 2.0’ to improve user experience, allowing clients, including pension officers and investment fund managers, to customize their desktop for efficiency.
The Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management Board has decided to embark on a comprehensive asset allocation review in an effort to better fund the $48.7 billion system, highlighting the need to change thinking, strategy, allocation, and management guidelines as circumstances change, the fund's spokesperson tells aiCIO.
The Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec has almost rebounded from a disastrous 2008 performance, with infrastructure and private equity holdings helping the investment giant to outperform its benchmark index by 4.1%.
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has signaled plans to investigate Rhode Island's pension, which has an unfunded liability of $5 billion.
Despite Illinois’ financial troubles, the state has received $6.1 billion in orders from a record 129 investors.
A report by Barclays Capital has revealed that institutional investors are poised to dominate net inflows to commodity-related investments.