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Issue Date: Monday, January 21, 2013
Venture capital isn't dead, but it is riddled with ailments. Returns are lousy. Fundraising is down. And exits — both initial public offerings and mergers and acquisitions — are down from 2011.
Long/short equity hedge fund strategies lost industry dominance for the first time in 2012.
Players taking to the ice in a shortened National Hockey League season will have their own defined benefit plan.
On the eve of the 20th anniversary of the first U.S. listed exchange-traded fund — the SPDR S&P 500 ETF — both institutional investors and money managers are still hashing out their views on exchange-traded products.
The A$9.2 billion (US$9.7 billion) Melbourne-based VicSuper has adopted a customized index for its passive bond investments, dropping its market-cap-weighted index in favor of one with less exposure to the U.S. and Japan.
While wholesale policy changes are not expected in President Barack Obama's second term, some new Capitol Hill assignments have sparked a glimmer of optimism among retirement and investment industry observers.
Double-digit performances across most equity markets buoyed 2012's estimated average investment return across six major pension fund markets, providing some respite from the previous year's pounding.
Changes are occurring at a fast pace at Los Angeles money manager TCW Group Inc.
The proxy season opens with the biggest number of shareholder proposals corporations confront coming from a group of investors representing $428.1 billion in combined assets and led by a Harvard University initiative, filing 74 resolutions calling for annual elections for directors.
A new analysis by the Pew Center on the States found an average pension funding level of 74% in fiscal 2009 and a shortfall of a combined $99 billion among 61 key U.S. cities.
Consulting firm expands employee ownership as it prepares for succession.
Pensions & Investments’ inaugural survey of the funds and managers of the U.K.
The sorrow and anger over the killings of students and teachers in Newtown, Conn., have provoked an understandable impulse by pension fund executives and other institutional investors to do something to help stop gun violence.
Mary L. Schapiro, who stepped down last month as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, had a four-year tenure marked by significant accomplishment.
If a public or corporate official distributes false financial information that serves as the basis for unwarranted action by others, they are guilty of either fraud or negligence depending on whether it was signed off on knowingly or carelessly. Why then are academics not held to the same level of accountability?