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Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus rally

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus rally

S&P Dow Jones Indices conducted an analysis to test the theory of a “Santa Claus rally” and found evidence supporting the phenomenon actually exists.

December 19, 2014 | 10:14 am
Portfolio managers share visions of sugar plums

Portfolio managers share visions of sugar plums

In the spirit of the season, Pensions & Investments asked senior stock pickers at some of the world’s largest money managers what they would like for their holiday gift.

December 19, 2014 | 10:29 am
NEST executive seeks innovation in DC strategies

NEST executive seeks innovation in DC strategies

The chief investment officer at the National Employment Savings Trust, London, has thrown down the gauntlet to providers of defined contribution strategies to innovate for a new DC market in the U.K.,...

December 08, 2014

DC participants surpass DB in U.K. for first time

Active participants of defined contribution plans in the U.K. outnumber active participants of defined benefit funds for the first time in the 40 years of the National Association of Pension Fund's...

December 08, 2014
CRR: Census Bureau drops ball on retirement income

CRR: Census Bureau drops ball on retirement income

The U.S. Census Bureau “dramatically underreports” some retirement income but still provides a relatively accurate picture when it comes to the middle class, according to a new brief from ...

December 08, 2014
Plunge in oil prices gets the attention of LPs

Plunge in oil prices gets the attention of LPs

The big drop in oil prices has private equity and real asset investors on the edge of their seats, not knowing whether to sell limited partnership interests in funds investing in the ultra-hot energy ...

December 08, 2014

N.J. funded status plummets under new GASB rules

New Governmental Accounting Standards Board regulations have led to a big dip to an already-low funded status for the New Jersey Pension Fund, Trenton.

December 08, 2014
Leibowitz wins IAQF/SunGard award

Leibowitz wins IAQF/SunGard award

Martin L. Leibowitz was named winner of the 2014 IAQF/SunGard Financial Engineer of the Year Award, said a joint news release from the organizations.

November 24, 2014
Outgoing Calvert CEO Krumsiek honored for her work on SRI

Outgoing Calvert CEO Krumsiek honored for her work on SRI

Barbara J. Krumsiek, chairwoman, president and CEO of Calvert Investments Inc., won the 2014 SRI Service Award at the 25th annual SRI Conference on Nov. 11 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

November 24, 2014

Kensington shows off its lighter side

Chicago-based real estate money manager Kensington Realty Advisors Inc. is a serious firm with a wicked sense of humor.

November 24, 2014
New paper warns against overly complex strategies

New paper warns against overly complex strategies

When it comes to defending portfolios, institutional investors should make like a cockroach and run in the opposite direction, says Bob Maynard, member of The 300 Club and chief investment officer at ...

November 10, 2014
Hedge funds get the blame for October market 'blip'

Hedge funds get the blame for October market 'blip'

A week after the mid-October capital markets dramatic downturn, real estate conference attendees' fingers uniformly pointed at hedge funds as the culprits.

November 10, 2014
New RMA foundation will focus on teaching risk principles

New RMA foundation will focus on teaching risk principles

The Risk Management Association is taking no chances on the future of good risk principles.

November 10, 2014
Oregon voters nix new endowment

Oregon voters nix new endowment

Oregon voters decided against amending the state Constitution to create an endowment fund to increase student-aid grants.

November 10, 2014
'March of the Penguins' takes on new meaning

'March of the Penguins' takes on new meaning

Pension Insurance Corp. staff will be dressing up as the animals on their company logo to raise money for U.K. children's hospice Richard House and attempt to defend - and break - a Guinness world...

November 10, 2014