Editorial

Diversification helps, but for money managers it's still scary out there

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Markets have shown surprising resilience and even growth after upsets such as Brexit and the U.S. presidential election, but is that the result of a quirk or real strength?
Europe's regulatory system proves it works, even with a loss

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The first real test of Europe's post-financial-crisis bank resolution rules shows that regulation can mete out a victory.
Large money managers continue growth streak

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Data from 2016 show there are more assets to manage and the biggest firms are managing a larger share, with more mergers and concentration expected to continue.

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Pensions & Investments refreshes its look online and wants to know what readers think.
10 years after Madoff fraud exposed, problems and risks remain

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The debut of HBO's Bernie Madoff biopic is a good opportunity to reflect on the efforts made in near decade since he confessed his fraud to improve disclosure and transparency.
French election offers breathing room, not stability

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Unlike recent elections in the U.S. and U.K., voters' choice of Emmanuel Macron as president of France was largely baked in to investor and market expectations.
Washington shouldn't mess with tax deferrals for 401(k) plans

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President Donald Trump says his tax reform and tax cut plan leaves 401(k) plans untouched, but that doesn't mean Congress will agree.
AI? It's not sci-fi anymore

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Artificial intelligence has caused most of job losses in U.S. manufacturing over the past decade, could the investment management industry be next to feel AI's impact on employment?
The Lifetime Income Disclosure Act: A simple idea that isn't so simple

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The Lifetime Income Disclosure Act, sponsored by Washington lawmakers, seems like such a good, simple idea. But the devil is in the details, which have yet to be worked out.
Walling off assets is wrong

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A bill introduced in the California State Assembly would require the state's two largest public pensions to divest of companies involved in the construction of a border wall between the United States ...
CEO needs some help with his homework

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Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool needs to do his homework and start reviewing the district's financial reports, so he can answer simple questions from taxpayers.