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Former politicians want to help others tackle pension reform

Former politicians want to help others tackle pension reform

Former state and local politicians who lived through their own pension reforms have formed an advocacy organization to help state and local governments tackle pension demands on public budgets.

February 08, 2016 | 12:01 am
Quant firm said it would be Broncos in Super Bowl 50

Quant firm said it would be Broncos in Super Bowl 50

Quantitative money manager Analytic Investors improved its record of predicting Super Bowl winners.

February 08, 2016
Markowitz prize honors paper on stock price hikes

Markowitz prize honors paper on stock price hikes

James X. Xiong and Roger G. Ibbotson were named winners of the $10,000 Harry M. Markowitz Award for their paper “Momentum, Acceleration, and Reversal,” the Journal of Investment...

February 08, 2016

PEGCC revamps survey into trends report

The Private Equity Growth Capital Council has transformed its decision-makers survey into a new and improved Top 10 Private Equity Trends report.

February 08, 2016
Providence exec gives Brown $25M for entrepreneur center

Providence exec gives Brown $25M for entrepreneur center

Jonathan M. Nelson, founder and CEO of private equity firm Providence Equity Partners LLC, has given his alma mater, Brown University, a $25 million gift to create the Jonathan M. Nelson Center for...

February 08, 2016
Illinois Muni taps 75-year history in celebratory quiz

Illinois Muni taps 75-year history in celebratory quiz

The Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund is taking to Twitter as part of the $34.8 billion pension fund's 75th anniversary celebration this year, posting an ongoing quiz that began earlier this month...

January 25, 2016

Japan's giant pension fund steps into social media

Japan's $1.1 trillion Government Pension Investment Fund last month took another giant step away from its stodgy past when it became the pension world's biggest tweeter with the Dec. 15 launch of its ...

January 11, 2016
L&G researcher turns his hand to writing first mystery novel

L&G researcher turns his hand to writing first mystery novel

While the concept of death and mortality is commonplace for actuaries, one London-based expert has taken things a step further. Paul Sweeting, head of research at Legal & General Investment...

January 11, 2016
Former NEST CEO gets U.K. honor

Former NEST CEO gets U.K. honor

Tim Jones, former CEO of the National Employment Savings Trust, London, known as NEST, added another acronym to his name in the U.K.'s New Year's honors list.

January 11, 2016
A crystal ball is sometimes cloudy

A crystal ball is sometimes cloudy

The prediction business is not as easy as it sounds.

January 11, 2016
NYC annual report goes on crash diet

NYC annual report goes on crash diet

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer is offering city residents a choice.

December 14, 2015
Policymakers can improve retirement savings — author

Policymakers can improve retirement savings — author

American policymakers share much of the blame for inadequate retirement savings, but they also can do something about it, according to the author of “Retirement on the Rocks: Why Americans...

December 14, 2015 | 12:01 am
PIMCO's advisory board has familiar face

PIMCO's advisory board has familiar face

Pacific Investment Management Co. created a new global advisory board to provide economic, geopolitical and market expertise, a spokeswoman said.

December 14, 2015

Unipension rift ends in breakup

Two founding pension funds of manager Unipension, Gentofte, Denmark, will move to Sampension next year following disagreements that led to a split in the firm and the resignation of its CEO.

December 14, 2015

New DC-targeted fund's first client? It's a DB fund

Partners Group AG has a client for its new alternative investments funds for the defined contribution market a defined benefit plan.

December 14, 2015