Editorial

SEC must stay on focus

SEC must stay on focus

With his nomination of Jay Clayton as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, President-elect Donald Trump must ensure he is living up to his populist-inspired ideals in naming a new...

January 09, 2017

Watchdog could have muted Dallas pension drama

Dallas risks becoming the new Detroit or Puerto Rico from its exposure to unfunded pension liabilities.

January 09, 2017

Challenges of being an ongoing concern

The Canada Post pension plan is seeking permanent funding relief, although it doesn't characterize it that way.

December 26, 2016
A strong company's weakness

A strong company's weakness

With Rex W. Tillerson, chairman and CEO of Exxon Mobil Corp., leaving to become secretary of state in the new Trump administration, pending Senate confirmation, the timing is opportune for his...

December 26, 2016

Strengthening oversight at Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Co.'s move to permanently separate the chairman and CEO roles came only after the filing of a new shareholder proposal seeking the change by a group of asset owners.

December 12, 2016
The art of the deal

The art of the deal

The new Trump administration should embrace privately financed and operated projects as a key element in its plans to make infrastructure a priority in its economic stimulus program.

December 12, 2016
Dodd-Frank in need of review

Dodd-Frank in need of review

Some in the institutional investment community might have a meltdown over prospects of the Trump administration dismantling the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, but they...

November 28, 2016

Trump administration facing macro, micro challenges

The new Trump administration will face challenges on the macro level in reviving a weak economy and low-returning investment markets, and raising interest rates whose near-zero level has been...

November 14, 2016

New administration facing macro, micro challenges

The new Trump administration will face challenges on the macro level in reviving a weak economy and low-returning investment markets, and raising interest rates whose near-zero level has been...

November 14, 2016 | 09:49 pm
Retooling money management

Retooling money management

The money management industry has experienced pretty much nothing but blue skies during the past 35 years. Bull markets propelled equities, while a steady decline in interest rates generated strong...

November 14, 2016
New administration facing macro, micro challenges

New administration facing macro, micro challenges

The new Trump administration will face challenges on the macro level in reviving a weak economy and low-returning investment markets, and raising interest rates whose near-zero level has been...

November 09, 2016 | 10:24 am
Post-election challenges

Post-election challenges

The long-term ability of pension funds, foundations, endowments and other asset owners to meet their commitments depends on strong, stable capital markets. Likewise, participants in 401(k) and other...

October 31, 2016

Managing for short and long horizons

Amid the anxiety over the approach of Hurricane Matthew in September, property insurance companies and property owners could take comfort in the dependability and financial health of the Florida...

October 31, 2016

Challenges of pooling assets

Consolidation of pension funds to gain economies of scale is an idea often proposed but rarely embraced. Pooling assets and resources would improve efficiency and investment performance.

October 17, 2016