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London Underground inspires CAIA campaign

London Underground inspires CAIA campaign

The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association, a global alternative investment education provider, has launched its first international awareness campaign, using London's iconic...

May 02, 2016
Air hockey tourney pits quants against robots at Two Sigma

Air hockey tourney pits quants against robots at Two Sigma

Quant giant Two Sigma Investments LLC is as serious about fun as it is about managing $35 billion in hedge fund assets.

May 02, 2016

Firm helping participants get answers

Concerned about the impact of climate change on your pension fund? Legal help is at hand.

May 02, 2016

New fund offering long-term, low-interest loans in Chicago

Social-impact fund Impact investing went local in Chicago with the April launch of Benefit Chicago, a $100 million-plus collaboration among the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Calvert...

May 02, 2016
Wilshire Associates offers certificate program in China

Wilshire Associates offers certificate program in China

Wilshire Associates is teaming up with a local university in Suzhou, China, to launch an investment management and risk analysis certificate program next month, and the firm expects the results to...

April 18, 2016
PE consultants turn quipsters

PE consultants turn quipsters

If the private equity consulting business ever loses its allure, Michael J. Moy, managing director, Pension Consulting Alliance LLC, and David Fann, president and CEO of TorreyCove Capital Partners...

April 18, 2016
Smile! HGGC marks sale by taking selfie

Smile! HGGC marks sale by taking selfie

What does a private equity firm do when it exits an investment in record time? Why, take a selfie, of course.

April 18, 2016
Derivatives law attorney hits the road on weekends

Derivatives law attorney hits the road on weekends

Willa Cohen Bruckner spends her weekdays as a derivatives law attorney, but her weekends are for flagging.

April 18, 2016

Group advocates for diverse money managers

The Diverse Asset Managers Initiative, has launched a website with the goal of assisting the growth and proliferation of diversely owned money managers.

April 18, 2016
NHL union: players should be exempt from Ontario plan

NHL union: players should be exempt from Ontario plan

The union representing National Hockey League players wants the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators on the bench when Ontario's proposed supplemental pension plan begins in 2018.

April 04, 2016
L.A. Fire & Police opening up on manager diversity

L.A. Fire & Police opening up on manager diversity

When the $18.4 billion Los Angeles Fire & Police Pension System launches its search for a specialized private equity manager, it will for the first time include lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ...

April 04, 2016
Some features hurt performance estimates

Some features hurt performance estimates

The No. 1 question asset owners ask investment strategist Peter Hecht these days is this: What kind of returns should investors expect from smart beta strategies and how do actual returns compare to...

April 04, 2016
Sugar tax has pension funds making a sour face

Sugar tax has pension funds making a sour face

Sugar is bad for your teeth and waistline. But less sugar — via a tax on the sweet stuff — also is bad for your pension fund.

April 04, 2016
AP7 test gets intimate with risk tolerance

AP7 test gets intimate with risk tolerance

Ever wondered how your investment risk appetite translates into underwear? Well, participants in AP7, Stockholm, can find out.

April 04, 2016
NYU student group wants to have input on endowment

NYU student group wants to have input on endowment

A group of New York University students concerned about the school's investment process is forming the Alternative Endowment Coalition.

March 21, 2016