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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
New BlackRock app puts all articles within easy reach

New BlackRock app puts all articles within easy reach

BlackRock Inc. has launched an iPad and iPhone app for institutional investors that collects its market insights and thought leadership articles called BlackRock Insights.

August 08, 2016
Well, if the gig doesn't work out at least he's still got his day job

Well, if the gig doesn't work out at least he's still got his day job

If Carlyle Group co-CEO David Rubenstein wants another career option, attendees at Pension Bridge's The Private Equity Exclusive conference think he might consider comedy.

August 08, 2016

Leaders named to fellowship at Aspen Institute

Educational and policy studies organization The Aspen Institute named 22 financial leaders to its inaugural Financial Leaders Fellowship, including pension fund, endowment and money management...

August 08, 2016
OFR offering an inside look at money market funds

OFR offering an inside look at money market funds

Institutional investors using money market funds to manage cash now have a much easier way to look inside them.

July 25, 2016
Home ownership slump to take ax to timber returns

Home ownership slump to take ax to timber returns

The younger generations are not in a big hurry to own a home, which means timber investors should expect low returns through 2020, found a new study by MetLife Agricultural Finance, a subsidiary of...

July 25, 2016
Magnetar partnership expanding high school financial literacy program

Magnetar partnership expanding high school financial literacy program

Hedge fund manager Magnetar Capital LLC is expanding its successful high school financial literacy program, Magnetar Youth Investment Academy, through a partnership with the University of Chicago.

July 25, 2016
New film 'Equity' shows dark underbelly of finance

New film 'Equity' shows dark underbelly of finance

If financial thrillers are your thing, set aside July 29 to attend the theater debut of the movie “Equity.”

July 25, 2016
Red-light rehab gets pension fund participation

Red-light rehab gets pension fund participation

Two Dutch pension funds are doing their bit to help regenerate Amsterdam's infamous Red Light District, investing a total of e60 million ($66.3 million) in an impact investment fund focused on the...

July 25, 2016
RenTech aims to thwart high-frequency traders

RenTech aims to thwart high-frequency traders

Renaissance Technologies LLC has applied for a patent for a new secret weapon that will help the hedge fund manager outrun high-frequency traders.

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