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AIMA execs tackle Tour de France peak

AIMA execs tackle Tour de France peak

Two executives at the Alternative Investment Management Association completed a grueling Mont Ventoux Challenge this month, cycling up and down the mountain not once. Not twice. But three times.

October 31, 2016

'Fix retirement' campaign expanded with book, website, social media

Blackstone Group President Hamilton “Tony” E. James and labor economist Teresa Ghilarducci already had taken on the road their proposal to offer a universal pension plan for every U.S....

October 17, 2016 | 02:00 pm
PPF official first foreigner to get U.S. credential

PPF official first foreigner to get U.S. credential

An employee at the U.K.'s Pension Protection Fund, London, has become the first person outside the U.S. to be granted chartered status by the Investment Management Due Diligence Association.

October 17, 2016
Picture book aims to teach kids about saving for retirement

Picture book aims to teach kids about saving for retirement

What can acorns, bananas, berries, bears and monkeys teach about retirement? A lot, according to a U.K.-based pensions consultant and financial education expert for children.

October 17, 2016
Oinky focuses on ways to automate and simplify saving

Oinky focuses on ways to automate and simplify saving

Are you beaten by budgets? Do you struggle to save, let alone contribute a sufficient level of cash to your defined contribution plan? Well now, two former investment consultants have teamed up to...

October 17, 2016

Mayfair exceeds fundraising goal despite Brexit

Executives at new London-based private equity firm Mayfair Equity Partners LLP had lousy timing they raised Mayfair's first fund during the U.K's vote to exit the European Union.

October 17, 2016
'Fix retirement' campaign expanded with book, website, social media

'Fix retirement' campaign expanded with book, website, social media

Blackstone Group President Hamilton “Tony” E. James and labor economist Teresa Ghilarducci already had taken on the road their proposal to offer a universal pension plan for every U.S....

October 06, 2016 | 05:28 pm
Need more time to comment on Form 5500? You got it

Need more time to comment on Form 5500? You got it

Procrastinors will have more time to opine on reforming the Form 5500s, thanks to the Department of Labor extending the public comment period on proposed regulations. The new deadline is Dec. 5 vs....

October 03, 2016

Labor Department aims research funds at low-wage workers

The U.S. Department of Labor's Women's Bureau is joining the effort to figure out how to increase access to retirement savings plans and how to make them more portable.

October 03, 2016
University adds graduate degree track to train young managers

University adds graduate degree track to train young managers

Washington University in St. Louis' Olin Business School has added a new wealth and asset management degree track as part of the Masters of Finance degree program beginning in fall 2017, the school...

October 03, 2016
Gross' bond fund tops PIMCO fund

Gross' bond fund tops PIMCO fund

Investment performance in William H. Gross' Unconstrained Bond Fund at Janus Capital Management is improving, topping the investment results of the PIMCO Unconstrained Bond Fund that Mr. Gross used...

October 03, 2016
Man AHL's new videos attempt to demystify quantitative investing

Man AHL's new videos attempt to demystify quantitative investing

Clueless about breakout trading, machine learning, maximum diversification and other processes that systematic trend-following gurus use to manage their strategies? Then you're in luck because Man...

October 03, 2016
CPPIB adds human rights as investment focus

CPPIB adds human rights as investment focus

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Toronto, added human rights as one of its four focus areas for working with companies in which it invests.

September 19, 2016
George W. Bush to address ULI conference

George W. Bush to address ULI conference

Less than a month before U.S. voters choose the next president, former President George W. Bush will briefly return to the spotlight in front of an audience of real estate investors and urban...

September 19, 2016

Papergate: from none to 3 in a month

Actuaries and asset owners have gone from famine to feast on a paper about applying financial economics to valuing pension liabilities.

September 19, 2016