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Issue Date: Monday, October 2, 2017

News

P&I extends Eddy Awards deadline to mid-October

P&I extends Eddy Awards deadline to mid-October

Deadline to enter Pensions & Investments 2018 Eddy Awards is Oct. 13.

Cybersecurity becoming big ESG concern

Cybersecurity becoming big ESG concern

Cybersecurity is moving up institutional investors' agenda as a responsible investment consideration.

Cybersecurity getting attention of companies, too

Cybersecurity getting attention of companies, too

Companies – not just investors and their managers – are increasingly viewing cybersecurity as a business and operational risk.

Plans ease burden for hurricane victims

Plans ease burden for hurricane victims

DC plans act to educate participants, reduce red tape in response to natural disasters

Money managers not shy about voicing concerns

Money managers not shy about voicing concerns

Investors know they need to ask cybersecurity-related questions of portfolio companies, but getting started isn't easy.

Industry still on guard over GOP tax plan

Industry still on guard over GOP tax plan

Republicans launch what promises to be a lively debate over tax reform with a framework calling for lower tax rates.

Investors courting litigation finance for profit potential

Investors courting litigation finance for profit potential

Corporate litigation finance investments are attracting assets from endowments as well as attention from pension funds.

ECB proposal could put added burden on funds

ECB proposal could put added burden on funds

Pension funds and money managers would face additional paperwork from the ECB under a proposed regulation that would compel them to report assets and liabilities.

EDGAR breach has managers questioning SEC's own protections

EDGAR breach has managers questioning SEC’s own protections

The Securities and Exchange Commission's announcement this month that its EDGAR corporate filing system was hacked a year ago is sparking concern that the agency is pushing others on cybersecurity when the SEC itself isn't prepared for an attack.

Corporations continue to freeze plans

Corporations continue to freeze plans

Defined benefit plan sponsors are facing some tough decisions.

Workforce housing catches eye of managers, investors

Workforce housing catches eye of managers, investors

Real estate managers and investors are boosting investments in workforce and affordable multifamily buildings.

Structured credit funds no longer big business

Structured credit funds no longer big business

Structured credit hedge funds are losing their luster and assets.

Another MiFID II impact: Best execution of derivatives

Another MiFID II impact: Best execution of derivatives

Transaction cost analysis providers are moving into more complex derivatives asset classes, in part to meet MiFID II requirements.

Manning & Napier restructures to combat series of misfortunes

Manning & Napier restructures to combat series of misfortunes

Manning & Napier is losing clients, staff and assets. But the firm is refocusing its priorities, which its president hopes could pay off.

Special Report

Super beta: ETFs, passive and indexing

Super beta: ETFs, passive and indexing

Firms continue wading into the market for exchange-traded products despite crowds.

Public funds balance sheet

Even with an increase in contributions, ever-rising liabilities paint a dismal picture for the future of the 100 largest U.S. public pension plans.

Features

J.P. Morgan Asset Management bolsters global insurance solutions team

J.P. Morgan Asset Management added two executives — Mark Oldcorn and Charles Matterson — to its global insurance solutions team.

Frontlines

Editorial

Still more victims in cyber wars

Still more victims in cyber wars

No one will want to be the Equifax of the financial services sector.

Industry Voices

Commentary: Advantages of pooling are too great to ignore

Commentary: Advantages of pooling are too great to ignore

States should take advantage of pooling to create safer and sounder retirement systems for all workers and to alleviate the liability pressures of defined benefit plans.

Commentary: CHOICE Act gives investors no voice

Commentary: CHOICE Act gives investors no voice

The Financial CHOICE Act, which the House of Representatives passed in June on a largely party line vote, weakens many important provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and introduces a slew of changes that would harm U.S. capital markets, consumers and investors.

People Moves