The world's largest pension fund is working toward a new deal for external managers that could provide more upside for those firms capable of delivering strong long-term results.
An eventful year filled with geopolitical drama, market volatility and diverging monetary policy gave rise to some impressive returns for pension funds in seven of the world's largest retirement markets.
The sizable learning curve of the likely next chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission plus vacancies on the commission and in several key agency divisions should add up to an extended quiet period, veteran SEC watchers say.
Phyllis C. Borzi got the job she “always wanted” when she took over leadership of the Labor Department's Employee Benefits Security Administration in 2009, but she credits her previous roles for preparing her well.
Despite a spate of recent store closure announcements, industry experts say retail real estate isn't broken — but it is being remodeled, possibly furthering a convergence of real estate sectors.
The pool of euro-denominated, highly rated U.S. corporate bonds European pension fund managers have been buying over the past year might be about to dry up.
Recent settlements over market makers providing misleading information on equity trades have put institutional investors on notice that they need to take a closer look of how their trades are routed.
A hotly contested election for a seat on the San Francisco City & County Employees' Retirement System board is drawing attention to the role of pension trustees.
Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund is able to respond tactically to current market volatility but a broader response built on allocations to infrastructure, real estate and private equity will require a continued expansion of the fund's investment team at home and abroad, the president of the „132.1 trillion ($1.3 trillion) Tokyo-based pension giant said.
The election of Donald Trump late last year marred the long-awaited rebound in emerging markets, seen early in 2016 after years of underperformance.
The dollar's rise is bringing the issue of currency hedging back into some institutional investors' conversations.
Benefits executives at multinational corporations are seeking more centralized coordination of defined contribution plans due to DC's growing role in corporate retirement policies. a survey says.
Overlay managers are looking to expand their business by targeting smaller endowments and foundations — not just by managing a portfolio, but also by allowing those funds to use their trading desks for daily moves.
An industry veteran argues that Donald Trump's maverick victory is helping in part to set the stage for great opportunities in emerging markets.
A proposed national securities regulator in Canada that's targeting a 2018 start to operations is getting support from institutional investors keen of reducing a web of market regulations.
Experts in a number of pension fund markets around the world expect to have in common this year several themes that drove their investment returns and funded status in 2016.
Cybersecurity represents a high-profile risk management challenge that corporations must address at the level of board of directors as a top priority.