U.S. corporations plan to contribute more than $26.8 billion to their pension funds this year, according to an analysis by Pensions & Investments, with UPS, FedEx and GE leading the list of biggest contributors.
The Department of Labor's landmark fiduciary rule is being delayed until early June, with the prospect of indefinite limbo increasingly likely.
Enticed by the prospect of better outcomes from deeper analysis of vast amounts of newly available data, hedge fund managers are turning en masse to artificial intelligence and its subset, machine learning, to fine-tune their investment processes.
Venture capital executives will be watching the share price of Snap Inc., in coming months to see if unicorns really are magic.
Real estate investors are continuing to favor core strategies, with some cutting back on opportunistic funds, but their definition of core is expanding.
Government-led initiatives to boost creation of multiemployer, multicountry retirement plans are opening opportunities for money managers across the Continent.
Target-date funds have been a difficult sell in the U.K., but some in the retirement industry believe the strategies soon will gain traction in the defined contribution market as multiple employer trusts become increasingly popular.
An exodus of investment talent at Seoul-based National Pension Service could hamstring the 545 trillion won ($462 billion) pension fund's near-term efforts to deploy net inflows exceeding $4 billion a month.
Money management executives are working to reconcile opportunities in European equity and debt markets with increasing political risk.
Efforts to deregulate financial services won't halt changes in fixed-income market structure — particularly the increased use of electronic trading venues.
Vanguard Group plans to add hundreds of new employees to its institutional staff to accommodate its continued growth — and to mitigate customer service problems.
Despite difficult market conditions in the first half of 2016, average hedge fund returns ended the year in the black, showed data from Hedge Fund Research.
Many hedge funds have incorporated ETFs into their regular diet of financial instruments for both long and short exposure, but the relationship is complicated.
Unless hedge fund managers produce alpha, diversify institutional portfolios and protect their downside at a fair price, they risk more of the crippling outflows many experienced in 2016.
Defined contribution sponsors must strengthen their plans and participant education for the challenges ahead.
Missing from President Donald Trump's first major address to Congress and the nation was a hint as to how he will address the looming retirement crisis.
Average hedge fund returns have declined since the 1980s, yet fees, like objects in space, have continued to levitate without gravity to pull them down.