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American Century to give Wausau a helping hand

American Century to give Wausau a helping hand

American Century Investments is mentoring a town as it develops a strategy to revive its local economy and improve its quality of life.

May 18, 2015
NCPERS develops ethics checklist

NCPERS develops ethics checklist

Public pension fund fiduciaries now have an ethics checklist for dealing with service providers, courtesy of the National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems.

May 18, 2015
Altmann takes the helm as U.K. pensions minister

Altmann takes the helm as U.K. pensions minister

Ros Altmann was appointed pensions minister at the Department for Work and Pensions following a reshuffle of the U.K. Conservative Party's ministerial cabinet.

May 18, 2015

Penbridge unveils risk transfer index

Penbridge Advisors, a pension risk transfer advisory firm, has launched its Pension Risk Transfer index, which measures the typical premium an insurance company would charge a generic defined benefit ...

May 18, 2015
UNC's new private capital center to build comprehensive database

UNC's new private capital center to build comprehensive database

Private capital managers can take advantage of the new Institute for Private Capital at the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School in Chapel Hill.

May 18, 2015

Study: Naked short selling did not cause 2008 crash

Fails to deliver under naked short selling did not cause the 2008 financial market crash, a new study says.

May 04, 2015
Pension policy is the focus in lawyer's U.K. campaign

Pension policy is the focus in lawyer's U.K. campaign

Robin Ellison, a pension lawyer at Pinsent Masons LLP, author of pension law textbooks, visiting professor and former chairman of the National Association of Pension Funds, is looking to add member...

May 04, 2015
Public plan data website gets makeover

Public plan data website gets makeover

Policymakers, journalists, academics and others who want a comprehensive view of state and local retirement plans can turn to publicplansdata.org.

May 04, 2015
MSCI report finds property, power assets facing risk

MSCI report finds property, power assets facing risk

Investors in real estate and certain types of infrastructure in areas of the U.S. and Asia-Pacific region might be at risk of losing their assets to rising sea levels and extreme weather.

May 04, 2015
CFA Institute's excellence award goes to Fiera Capital's CEO

CFA Institute's excellence award goes to Fiera Capital's CEO

Jean-Guy Desjardins, chairman and CEO of Canadian money manager Fiera Capital Corp., has three things in common with Keith Ambachtsheer, director emeritus of the Rotman International Centre for...

May 04, 2015
Baseball talk banned at conference panel

Baseball talk banned at conference panel

Real estate money managers love talking about their business in baseball terms. But Micolyn Magee, a principal at real estate consulting firm Townsend Group, put an end to that — at least...

April 20, 2015
Wurts gets a new name, but keeps traditions alive

Wurts gets a new name, but keeps traditions alive

William Wurts still has an office at the consulting firm that once bore his name, but since April 13 the company has been called Verus Inc.

April 20, 2015
BlackRock Alternative in alignment with new music capital company

BlackRock Alternative in alignment with new music capital company

BlackRock Alternative Investors has provided seed capital for a new company that offers financing to music professionals looking to expand their brands and careers, or fund their creative projects.

April 20, 2015
Nuveen Investments betting heavy on the Cubs

Nuveen Investments betting heavy on the Cubs

Nuveen Investments is putting more of its money into the Chicago Cubs.

April 06, 2015
New series features 'hedge fund king'

New series features 'hedge fund king'

A hedge fund manager known as “Axe” will be one of the two main characters in a Showtime premium cable television drama set to debut in 2016.

April 06, 2015