Table of Contents
Issue Date: Monday, September 16, 2013
Hedge funds-of-funds managers — those that survived tortuous outflows since the 2008-2009 financial crisis, that is — are swiftly remodeling their businesses.
An attempt by the Securities and Exchange Commission to put more safeguards on money market funds is generating caution and resistance from lobbyists for pension funds and institutional money managers concerned the move will make the funds a less viable investment option.
Worldwide internally managed index assets increased more than a trillion dollars to $7.3 trillion in the year ended June 30 — an 18.4% increase — according to Pensions & Investments' annual survey of managers of indexed assets.
Standard Life Investments institutional clients are cautiously optimistic about the prospects for the firm's GARS portfolio, despite the departure of Euan Munro, the strategy's architect.
Global custodians are seeing a surge of interest, particularly among public pension plans, looking for trade-monitoring services for socially responsible investments, spurred in large part by concern over international events like the Syrian civil war.
A dozen chief investment officers and other investment-related professionals from around the world, including three from U.S. pension funds, are working — in essence — to change the world.
New York Life Investment Management Holdings LLC's recently announced tie-up with Samsung Life Insurance Co. Ltd. should help the firm turn its current Asia-Pacific toehold into solid footing for growth in the region, the firm's top executive says.
Large institutional investors' movement into strategic accounts has reached credit strategies.
Double-digit returns were the norm for U.S. public pension plans for the year ended June 30, with smaller funds and those focused on domestic equities or taking opportunistic positions in credit achieving the best results.
The deadline for entries in the 2014 Eddy Awards is only a month away.
GoldenTree Asset Management LP has been bulking up this year, luring talented marketers and portfolio managers from other money managers, part of a campaign to capitalize on institutional investor appetite for alternative credit strategies.
Despite emerging markets equity being a thorn in the side of many money managers these days, the asset class has served Vontobel Asset Management Inc. quite well.
For hedge fund and funds-of-funds managers, 2013 was a better year than the last as asset growth for both types of firms was positive.
P&I profiles and ranks the largest managers of indexed assets.
The Timken Co.'s plan to split its businesses into two separate publicly traded companies takes shareholder activism to a new level, putting more pressure on companies to improve corporate performance.