International

South Korea's GEPS seeks 2 managers for mezzanine private debt

South Korea's Government Employees Pension Service is seeking two managers of commingled, global mezzanine-focused private debt funds to oversee $50 million each.

July 11, 2016 | 12:08 pm

Japan's Chikyoren chooses UBS, J.P. Morgan for global real estate, infrastructure

Japan's Pension Fund Association for Local Government Officials , or Chikyoren, hired UBS Asset Management and J.P. Morgan Asset Management to manage the ¥21.2...

July 11, 2016 | 12:27 pm

South Korea's NPS selects BlackRock, Grosvenor for first hedge funds of funds

South Korea's National Pension Service hired BlackRock and Grosvenor Capital Management to oversee the 527 trillion won ($457.7 billion) state pension fund's initial ...

July 11, 2016 | 12:22 pm
Aberdeen holds off on reopening property fund

Aberdeen holds off on reopening property fund

Aberdeen Asset Management delayed the reopening of its £3.2 billion ($4.6 billion) U.K. property fund for another two days after two unidentified investment firms requested the extension.

July 11, 2016 | 04:01 pm
AustralianSuper says portfolio tops A$100 billion, on 4.54% FY returns

AustralianSuper says portfolio tops A$100 billion, on 4.54% FY returns

AustralianSuper, Australia's biggest superannuation fund, announced its investment portfolio as of the June 30 close of its latest fiscal year topped A$100 billion ($75.6 billion) for the first time.

July 11, 2016 | 01:59 am
It's not all risk assets at some large Canadian pension plans

It's not all risk assets at some large Canadian pension plans

Canadian public pension plans are seen as leading investors in high-profile asset classes such as private equity and infrastructure.

July 11, 2016
After Brexit vote, doubts loom on London's stature

After Brexit vote, doubts loom on London's stature

London's standing as the financial center of the globe is potentially under threat as a result of the U.K.'s decision to leave the European Union, but money managers are hopeful their business will...

July 11, 2016

Brexit's risk management challenges

For asset owners, the Brexit vote shows the hazards of market timing and failure to have a risk management program in place well before a crisis.

July 11, 2016

Asia-Pacific investors accounting for bigger piece of global multiasset pie

European asset owners have been the prime opportunity set for managers of multiasset strategies in the past decade, but increasingly investors based in the Asia-Pacific region are becoming a target-...

July 11, 2016
Mexican plan using biometrics for access

Mexican plan using biometrics for access

CONSAR, Mexico's National Commission for the Pension System, is using technology in a unique way to increase participant engagement, said Carlos Marmolejo, vice president, operations of CONSAR, in a...

July 11, 2016
Manitoba adds its support to expansion of Canada Pension Plan

Manitoba adds its support to expansion of Canada Pension Plan

Manitoba on Thursday agreed in principle to the expansion of the C$278.9 billion ($214.4 billion) Canada Pension Plan, Ottawa.

July 08, 2016 | 12:48 pm
Ontario launches investment company for pension funds

Ontario launches investment company for pension funds

Investment Management Corp. of Ontario has begun operations with about C$50 billion ($38.4 billion) in assets and a mandate to manage money for small provincial pension funds and universities.

July 08, 2016 | 12:52 pm
Singapore's Temasek reports 9% decline for latest fiscal year

Singapore's Temasek reports 9% decline for latest fiscal year

Temasek Holdings, the Singapore investment company, announced Thursday that its investment portfolio stood at S$242 billion as of the March 31 close of its latest fiscal year, down 9% from the year...

July 07, 2016 | 05:40 am

U.K. opens comment period for possible reforms to NEST

The Department for Work and Pensions has launched a consultation paper seeking comment on whether the National Employment Savings Trust should better reflect changes to the U.K. retirement market.

July 07, 2016 | 12:06 pm

PanAgora, China Asset Management forge strategic relationship to bring risk parity to China

PanAgora Asset Management, the Boston-based quant firm, and Beijing-based China Asset Management Co., one of China’s biggest fund management companies, have forged a strategic relationship to...

July 07, 2016 | 12:03 pm