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Korea SWF announces its external managers of the year for 2014

The $86 billion Korea Investment Corp. bestowed its “manager of the year” honor on AQR Capital Management for 2014, the second year in a row the sovereign wealth recognized the firm.

July 27, 2015
PanAgora picks 3 papers for its annual awards

PanAgora picks 3 papers for its annual awards

Hugues Langlois, assistant professor at business school HEC Paris, was awarded the $5,000 Crowell Prize for his paper, “Asset Pricing with Return Asymmetries: Theory and Tests.”

July 13, 2015

Blackstone, Apollo, Bain top wish list

When it comes to the private equity secondary market, salability might be all in the family.

July 13, 2015
Illinois TRS turns to Toigo to find minority interns

Illinois TRS turns to Toigo to find minority interns

Taking a page from the playbook of its participants, the Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois, Springfield, has turned to education as a means of increasing the diversity of its...

July 13, 2015
Group to honor women for their governance efforts

Group to honor women for their governance efforts

Five executives will be honored for their efforts in promoting corporate governance at the 100 Women in Hedge Funds' annual gala on Nov. 11.

July 13, 2015
UTIMCO could move its bullion to Texas

UTIMCO could move its bullion to Texas

University of Texas System, Austin, might be able to store the $662 million worth of gold bars owned by its endowment funds much closer to home.

July 13, 2015

$4B committed to clean energy

The Obama administration on June 16 announced $4 billion in commitments from the private sector, including more than $1 billion from institutional investors for clean-energy investments.

June 29, 2015
Treasury Department's OFR puts market risk info online

Treasury Department's OFR puts market risk info online

Market risk watchers can now see some of the same information provided to members of the Financial Stability Oversight Council and other regulators by the Treasury Department's Office of Financial...

June 29, 2015
No fanfare: BlackRock's Fink just loves music

No fanfare: BlackRock's Fink just loves music

BlackRock Inc. Chairman and CEO Laurence D. Fink spoke on a number of topics at Pensions & Investments' Global Future of Retirement conference — the lack of savings in the U.S.,...

June 29, 2015
Perez defends proposed rule over conflicts

Perez defends proposed rule over conflicts

Labor Secretary Thomas Perez defended his agency's proposed new rule to address conflicts of interest in retirement investment advice at a House hearing June 17.

June 29, 2015

MIT group advocates divestment

Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, have issued a report recommending that the school divest its $12.4 billion endowment of certain fossil-fuel companies, said MIT...

June 29, 2015

Sweden to consolidate AP buffer funds down to 3

The Swedish Ministry of Finance announced June 17 it plans to eliminate two of its state pension funds, merging their assets with the remaining three, a news release said.

June 29, 2015
BATS chairman drives food truck, Worship Wagon for the homeless

BATS chairman drives food truck, Worship Wagon for the homeless

By day, Joseph Ratterman, chairman of BATS Global Markets Inc., helps run some of the world's most complex trading venues.

June 15, 2015
Hedge fund gurus guide new trading book

Hedge fund gurus guide new trading book

In researching his new book, Lasse Heje Pedersen says he drew upon the expertise and opinions of eight hedge fund “gurus.”

June 15, 2015

Housing bubble gets big-screen treatment

A movie about the housing bubble and subsequent financial crisis is coming soon to a theater near you.

June 15, 2015