The upside potential for core government bond investors in major developed nations is shrinking, leading some to globalize their sovereign debt investment strategy to reduce risk while adding potential sources of returns.
Several high profile court cases and the prospect of more might be writing the next chapter of public pension reform, as bold - or desperate - legislators take aim at current workers' benefits, once considered untouchable.
Hedge fund managers hungry for institutional assets are increasingly willing to incorporate exclusionary screens into their investment approaches to keep portfolios in line with the socially responsible investment values of church-affiliated investors.
Pensions & Investments and Rocaton Investment Advisors are surveying defined contribution plan executives on a few hot-button issues — stable value and other conservative investment options, fees and revenue sharing, and retirement income solutions.
China's economy is now the world's second largest, and the greater China equity market — comprising mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau, at approximately $6.1 trillion in market capitalization — already has surpassed Japan's as the world's second biggest.