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Seahawks spoil Analytic Investors' prognostication

Seahawks spoil Analytic Investors' prognostication

Alpha beat value on the gridiron this year as the Seattle Seahawks blew away both the Denver Broncos and the annual NFL Alphas forecast from Analytic Investors.

February 17, 2014

Connecticut group wants statewide retirement plan

A coalition representing all retirees, public- and private-sector workers, small-business owners and women's advocacy organizations in Connecticut is pushing for a statewide retirement plan.

February 17, 2014
Icahn fills SEC filing with tweets

Icahn fills SEC filing with tweets

Carl C. Icahn has simplified SEC filings, communicating solely in the sparse style of tweets and retweets, at least in his recent contentions over Apple Inc.'s corporate strategy.

February 17, 2014

Prologis lauded for corporate sustainability

Prologis Inc., San Francisco, was named one of the 100 most sustainable corporations in the world by Corporate Knights Capital, a Toronto-based media and investment research company.

February 17, 2014

Showtime's "Shameless" takes on the 401(k)

The 401(k) plan has hit the big time on cable television.

February 03, 2014
12 hours on treadmill = world record

12 hours on treadmill = world record

Christopher Solarz's day job is hedge fund consultant.

February 03, 2014
Revamped Illinois Municipal logo removes state's pension crisis taint

Revamped Illinois Municipal logo removes state's pension crisis taint

Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund officials, whose $33.12 billion pension plan's funded status is far and away the best among Illinois statewide plans, is changing its logo — and by doing so...

February 03, 2014
Ariel's Hobson remembers Mandela's graciousness

Ariel's Hobson remembers Mandela's graciousness

For Mellody Hobson, it was a brief encounter with Nelson Mandela.

January 20, 2014
New Fed chairwoman Yellen plays it safe as an investor

New Fed chairwoman Yellen plays it safe as an investor

New Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen soon will have more influence over Wall Street and the economy than anyone else in the world, but in her personal portfolio, she looks a lot like an...

January 20, 2014
Diamonte joins PBGC advisory committee

Diamonte joins PBGC advisory committee

Robin Diamonte has been appointed by President Barack Obama to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp.'s advisory committee. PBGC officials consult with the seven-member panel on agency investments,...

January 20, 2014
Noted prognosticator Wien's crystal ball a little cloudy in 2013

Noted prognosticator Wien's crystal ball a little cloudy in 2013

Last year, Byron Wien, vice chairman of Blackstone Advisory Partners LP and Blackstone Group LP's resident prognosticator extraordinaire, scored an oopsie daisy in his predictions of the 10 surprises ...

January 20, 2014
Sprott receives Order of Canada

Sprott receives Order of Canada

Eric Sprott, founder and chairman of Toronto-based money manager Sprott Inc., received the Order of Canada, the country's highest civilian honor, for his philanthropic work in health care and...

January 20, 2014
Book takes on credit hedge fund investing

Book takes on credit hedge fund investing

After the excesses of the holidays, curl up by a roaring fire and nurture your body and soul with a good book.

January 06, 2014

IBM: Fund confused about NSA program

IBM has accused a Louisiana-based pension fund of creating a “wild conspiracy theory.”

January 06, 2014
Magnetar shares its (academic) wealth

Magnetar shares its (academic) wealth

Chicago high school students, many from underserved communities, are gaining financial literacy thanks to the largesse of a local hedge fund manager.

January 06, 2014