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Canaan Partners turns pun into fun

Canaan Partners turns pun into fun

What do private equity executives do when their 27-year old firm is misunderstood? If the firm is Canaan Partners, you let it go to the dogs.

July 21, 2014
FSBA a campaign issue? Could happen

FSBA a campaign issue? Could happen

Florida State Board of Administration could emerge as a political campaign issue, if a current trustee and a former trustee face off in the race for governor in November.

July 21, 2014
OECD looks at teenagers' financial literacy

OECD looks at teenagers' financial literacy

How well do teenagers around the world understand finance? Researchers at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris, set out to find the answer. This month, they unveiled the...

July 21, 2014
Morley's laws now available in book form

Morley's laws now available in book form

Ever wonder how many laws there are to money management? According to Ian Morley, the answer is: 50.

July 21, 2014

Nominations open for 2014 Lillywhite Award

Nominations are open for the 2014 Lillywhite Award, said Dallas Salisbury, president and CEO of the Employee Benefit Research Institute.

July 21, 2014
Virginia529 hits $52 billion in assets

Virginia529 hits $52 billion in assets

The country's largest 529 plan — the Virginia529 College Savings Plan — got even bigger this year, reaching $52 billion in assets and 2.3 million accounts as of May 31, state data show....

July 07, 2014
Carlson finds creating SRI version relatively painless

Carlson finds creating SRI version relatively painless

Veteran hedge fund manager Clint Carlson is no softie. But he does have an affinity for socially responsible investing — as long as it makes money.

July 07, 2014
Joint effort with FBI targets cyberthreats

Joint effort with FBI targets cyberthreats

The Center for Financial Stability and the FBI are joining forces to help executives at money management firms and asset owners assess the risk of cyberattacks.

July 07, 2014
Pioneers in performance, risk measurement feted

Pioneers in performance, risk measurement feted

Harry M. Markowitz, William F. Sharpe and Eugene F. Fama — all Nobel laureates in economics — are among the inductees into the Performance and Risk Measurement Hall of Fame.

June 23, 2014
Payden & Rygel uses soccer as  springboard for commentaries

Payden & Rygel uses soccer as springboard for commentaries

World Cup fever has struck money manager Payden & Rygel, with the Los Angeles-based firm looking at four matches between emerging markets countries as inspiration for its investment commentary.

June 23, 2014
Rocaton system distills Form 5500 data

Rocaton system distills Form 5500 data

Have you absolutely had it with navigating your way through Department of Labor Form 5500 filings in search of information about U.S. corporate pension funds?

June 23, 2014
Kayne Anderson foundation honored for its support of Exceptional Minds

Kayne Anderson foundation honored for its support of Exceptional Minds

It's not every day that a money manager's foundation is recognized for being “exceptional,” but Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors Foundation gained that distinction earlier this month from...

June 23, 2014
Buffett's suggestion to pension fund trustee: Don't invest in hedge funds

Buffett's suggestion to pension fund trustee: Don't invest in hedge funds

City & County of San Francisco Employees' Retirement System board member Herb Meiberger has enlisted famed value investor Warren Buffett in his campaign to stop the $20 billion pension fund from...

June 09, 2014
Ontario fund's menu includes restaurants

Ontario fund's menu includes restaurants

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan has a taste for boneless wings and grilled stuffed burritos.

June 09, 2014
Martin Currie employees gear up for their annual charity fundraiser

Martin Currie employees gear up for their annual charity fundraiser

More than 400 people will descend on Scotland's countryside on June 21 to complete the 2014 Martin Currie Rob Roy Challenge, a 55-mile run and cycle event for charity.

June 09, 2014