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CPPIB adds human rights as investment focus

CPPIB adds human rights as investment focus

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Toronto, added human rights as one of its four focus areas for working with companies in which it invests.

September 19, 2016
George W. Bush to address ULI conference

George W. Bush to address ULI conference

Less than a month before U.S. voters choose the next president, former President George W. Bush will briefly return to the spotlight in front of an audience of real estate investors and urban...

September 19, 2016

Papergate: from none to 3 in a month

Actuaries and asset owners have gone from famine to feast on a paper about applying financial economics to valuing pension liabilities.

September 19, 2016

New York system honors managers for diversity effort

New York City Retirement Systems has honored four financial services companies for their diversity in employment, governing boards, policies and practices.

September 19, 2016
New York fund mulls divestment from private prisons

New York fund mulls divestment from private prisons

Trustees of the New York City Employees' Retirement System, one of five pension funds within the $163.1 billion New York City Retirement Systems, voted unanimously Sept. 8 to study divesting its...

September 19, 2016
Liability fears hold sponsors back from offering options, GAO says

Liability fears hold sponsors back from offering options, GAO says

The Government Accountability Office has confirmed what defined contribution consultants and plan sponsors have been saying for years: DC plan sponsors remain reluctant to include lifetime income...

September 14, 2016 | 01:58 pm
Rockbridge raises another $800K for cancer research

Rockbridge raises another $800K for cancer research

Private equity firm Rockbridge Capital LLC is doing its bit to raise money for cancer research, raising a total of $1.4 million from annual fundraisers.

September 05, 2016
IRS makes things a little easier for flood victims

IRS makes things a little easier for flood victims

Victims of the Louisiana floods in August can gain easier access to loans and hardship withdrawals from their defined contribution accounts, the IRS announced Aug. 30.

September 05, 2016
U.K. pension fund joins forces with reality TV star

U.K. pension fund joins forces with reality TV star

NOW: Pensions has teamed up with a U.K. reality TV star to make automatic enrollment simple.

September 05, 2016
Dalton Strategic's new CEO is a real prince — literally

Dalton Strategic's new CEO is a real prince — literally

Money manager Dalton Strategic Partnership LLP has turned to royalty for its new CEO, appointing Prince Wenceslas von Liechtenstein to the position.

September 05, 2016
Reaching the pinnacle ... without oxygen

Reaching the pinnacle ... without oxygen

David Roeske will destroy your preconceptions of hedge fund managers as alpha dogs with a taste for luxury.

August 22, 2016
Chicago Teachers discovers $2.8M in overpayments

Chicago Teachers discovers $2.8M in overpayments

A misinterpretation of state pension law caused the Chicago Public School Teachers' Pension & Retirement Fund to overpay its retirees by nearly $2.8 million total between 2012 and 2014.

August 22, 2016
Slowing economy worries endowment execs

Slowing economy worries endowment execs

Endowment and foundation executives are pretty worried about the threat to their portfolios from a slowdown in global growth, but they are just about equally split about the positive impact the...

August 22, 2016
AJO tells LACERS it deserves watchlist

AJO tells LACERS it deserves watchlist

AJO LP did something a little different when a longtime investor placed the Philadelphia quant manager and hedge fund firm on watch for performance.

August 22, 2016
Report offers hope for energy companies

Report offers hope for energy companies

A forum of 71 U.K. local authority pension funds representing 175 billion ($226.6 billion) in assets released a report outlining how oil and gas companies can improve their value while at the same...

August 08, 2016