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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
FIFA employees win World Cup of compensation vs. high finance

FIFA employees win World Cup of compensation vs. high finance

Looking for a big payday? Forget working at hedge funds or in trading. Join FIFA! The average annual salary of an employee of soccer's international governing body is $242,000, compared with $194,000 ...

June 15, 2015

Last all-ETF target-date fund closes

Despite their allure to some investors, exchange-traded funds have failed to attract investors in an all-ETF format for target-date funds.

June 01, 2015
Boston Common Asset founder honored by Ceres for SRI work

Boston Common Asset founder honored by Ceres for SRI work

Geeta B. Aiyer, president and founder of Boston Common Asset Management LLC, was awarded the Joan Bavaria Award for Building Sustainability into the Capital Markets.

June 01, 2015
American Century to give Wausau a helping hand

American Century to give Wausau a helping hand

American Century Investments is mentoring a town as it develops a strategy to revive its local economy and improve its quality of life.

May 18, 2015
NCPERS develops ethics checklist

NCPERS develops ethics checklist

Public pension fund fiduciaries now have an ethics checklist for dealing with service providers, courtesy of the National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems.

May 18, 2015
Altmann takes the helm as U.K. pensions minister

Altmann takes the helm as U.K. pensions minister

Ros Altmann was appointed pensions minister at the Department for Work and Pensions following a reshuffle of the U.K. Conservative Party's ministerial cabinet.

May 18, 2015

Penbridge unveils risk transfer index

Penbridge Advisors, a pension risk transfer advisory firm, has launched its Pension Risk Transfer index, which measures the typical premium an insurance company would charge a generic defined benefit ...

May 18, 2015
UNC's new private capital center to build comprehensive database

UNC's new private capital center to build comprehensive database

Private capital managers can take advantage of the new Institute for Private Capital at the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School in Chapel Hill.

May 18, 2015

Study: Naked short selling did not cause 2008 crash

Fails to deliver under naked short selling did not cause the 2008 financial market crash, a new study says.

May 04, 2015
Pension policy is the focus in lawyer's U.K. campaign

Pension policy is the focus in lawyer's U.K. campaign

Robin Ellison, a pension lawyer at Pinsent Masons LLP, author of pension law textbooks, visiting professor and former chairman of the National Association of Pension Funds, is looking to add member...

May 04, 2015
Public plan data website gets makeover

Public plan data website gets makeover

Policymakers, journalists, academics and others who want a comprehensive view of state and local retirement plans can turn to publicplansdata.org.

May 04, 2015