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Sweden tops  in the EU in ESG ranking

Sweden tops in the EU in ESG ranking

Bond investors looking to remain true to their environmental, social and governance principles have a new tool: a ranking of European Union member countries.

April 06, 2015
Yale to name building after Swensen

Yale to name building after Swensen

Yale University is renovating a campus tower and renaming it after its chief investment officer, David F. Swensen.

April 06, 2015
McNabb: Small companies need simpler 401(k)s

McNabb: Small companies need simpler 401(k)s

The U.S. needs a simplification of the administration around 401(k) retirement plans, said F. William McNabb III, CEO and chairman of The Vanguard Group Inc.

March 23, 2015
ASPPA name change reflects broader scope

ASPPA name change reflects broader scope

The American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries has changed its name to the American Retirement Association.

March 23, 2015
Costs go through roof on ISBI Boston investment

Costs go through roof on ISBI Boston investment

For the Illinois State Board of Investment, a property in the Boston area might be almost worth its weight in snow removal.

March 23, 2015

Divest Harvard to ratchet up the pressure with "Heat Week'

The movement to get Harvard University to divest its fossil-fuel holdings continues to gain momentum.

March 23, 2015

CAIA group reaches out to far-flung members

The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association is opening the CAIA Virtual Chapter.

March 23, 2015
Presbyterian pension board president takes his vows

Presbyterian pension board president takes his vows

U.S. Presbyterian Church's Board of Pensions now has an ordained minister presiding over its operations.

March 09, 2015
New website brings investigations of pension fund to the masses

New website brings investigations of pension fund to the masses

A new web-based platform seeks to use crowdfunding to enable retirement plan participants to commission an investigation of abuses and shortcomings in investment management of their plans.

March 09, 2015
Oxford study explores pension funds' manager choices

Oxford study explores pension funds' manager choices

Pension funds hire money managers based on evidence of past performance and on consultant recommendations, so they can shift the blame if things go wrong, new research states.

March 09, 2015
Fabozzi snags Vertin Award

Fabozzi snags Vertin Award

Frank J. Fabozzi received the CFA Institute Research Foundation's James R. Vertin Award, recognizing individuals whose research is “notable for its relevance and enduring value to investment...

March 09, 2015
Hedge funds figuring out social media — but slowly

Hedge funds figuring out social media — but slowly

As good as they are at designing algorithms to guide their trading, hedge fund managers — in the main — have been slow to figure out the best uses of social media.

February 23, 2015
Colorado turns to Twitter to recruit pension board members

Colorado turns to Twitter to recruit pension board members

Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association, Denver, is using its Twitter account to recruit retirement board trustees.

February 23, 2015
Archbishop of Canterbury to lead F&C panel

Archbishop of Canterbury to lead F&C panel

F&C Asset Management named the archbishop of Canterbury and five other experts to a new responsible investment advisory council, to advise the money manager on ethics and sustainability, a...

February 23, 2015

AIMA, CAIA launch series of papers on hedge funds for pension trustees

The Alternative Investment Management Association and the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association are on a mission to educate pension fund trustees about hedge funds.

February 09, 2015