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Issue Date: Monday, May 29, 2017

News

Complex private credit boosts outsourcing

ASSET SERVICING

ASSET SERVICING

Custodians and third-party administrators increasingly are outsourcing valuation functions for private credit as the surge of institutional investor interest in the strategies raises concerns.
Alternative credit turning heads of LDI proponents

ALTERNATIVES

ALTERNATIVES

Liability-driven investors increasingly are turning to alternative credit to pump up returns, cash flow and diversity in their portfolios.
Active money management alive, but not everyone in on fun

MONEY MANAGEMENT

MONEY MANAGEMENT

Actively managed strategies are still seeing inflows, but the bulk of that institutional capital is going only to a small number of managers — and strategies.
Money manager assets gain 9% on post-election bounce

MONEY MANAGEMENT

MONEY MANAGEMENT

An equity market bump after the election of President Donald Trump helped increase money manager assets in 2016.
Managers begin walking the walk on fostering long-term outlooks

MONEY MANAGEMENT

MONEY MANAGEMENT

Eager to prove their worth, active money managers are working in tandem with the long-term investment horizons of institutional investor clients.
Retirement details elusive in Trump's budget

ECONOMY

ECONOMY

President Donald Trump's fiscal year 2018 budget proposal contains few details about how it would affect retirement savings.
N.J. legislators, governor in showdown over first responders' pension plan

DEFINED BENEFIT

DEFINED BENEFIT

New Jersey legislators are fighting with Gov. Chris Christie over the fate of the Police and Fireman's Retirement System.
Frontier markets earning their own place in the spotlight
Frontier markets are back in vogue for money managers worldwide, but now the subsector is earning its right to stand alone in institutional investor portfolios.
China A shares likely coming to MSCI EM index

MARKETS

MARKETS

China's domestic A shares should gain a toehold in MSCI Inc.'s global emerging markets index when the revised measure is released next month.
CFTC proposal holds harsh surprise for asset owners

REGULATION/LEGISLATION

REGULATION/LEGISLATION

A part of the latest CFTC proposal for speculative position limits on certain physical commodities could make it difficult for asset owners to comply.
Missouri fund scores big securities lending payout

COURTS

COURTS

After a six-year legal battle, a Missouri public school pension plan quietly settles its securities-lending lawsuit against State Street Bank & Trust Co.
Tough changes lie ahead for long-termism adoption
Major barriers to long-term thinking by money managers remain — particularly when it comes to investment processes.

MONEY MANAGEMENT

MONEY MANAGEMENT

Money managers see opportunities in a number of frontier market countries right now.

ECONOMY

ECONOMY

Pensions & Investments' editorial team was recognized by the American Society of Business Press Editors with awards for its news coverage.

MONEY MANAGEMENT

MONEY MANAGEMENT

Deadlines are fast approaching to submit entries for P&I's Excellence and Innovation awards as well as Best Places to Work in Money Management program.

Special Report

Largest money managers: 2017
Pensions & Investments profiled more than 580 investment management firms to compile its 44th annual largest money managers special report.

Online

Frontlines

Editorial

Large money managers continue growth streak

MONEY MANAGEMENT

MONEY MANAGEMENT

Data from 2016 show there are more assets to manage and the biggest firms are managing a larger share, with more mergers and concentration expected to continue.
Pensions & Investments refreshes its look online and wants to know what readers think.

Other Views

ALTERNATIVES

ALTERNATIVES

As the most meaningful investors in hedge funds and other alternative strategies today, public pension plans should demand a more equitable split of profits.