Table of Contents

Issue Date: Monday, October 30, 2017

News

Risk-parity benchmark surfaces

INVESTING/PORTFOLIO STRATEGIES

INVESTING/PORTFOLIO STRATEGIES

New risk-parity indexes catch attention of institutional investors.
Central bank reversal puts managers on unsteady path

Investing

Investing

Money managers are becoming increasingly cautious and preparing for the next phase in the global economic cycle.
New laws could crack gender gap in money manager pay

LEGISLATION

LEGISLATION

New compensation laws across the U.S. banning employers from asking an applicant's salary history will change how money managers recruit.
Surging markets, demand for alternatives boost assets

MONEY MANAGEMENT

MONEY MANAGEMENT

Strong markets and a high demand for alternatives and fixed income are leading to strong inflows among publicly traded money managers.
Managers still sold on retail and hope they pick winners

REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

Money managers remain interested in retail as the sector goes through massive changes, hoping they have correctly predicted where retail will land.
New strategies appeasing jittery investors

INVESTING/PORTFOLIO STRATEGIES

INVESTING/PORTFOLIO STRATEGIES

Asset owners are seeing a growing number of strategies designed to take the sting out of a market correction.
Advocates call for creative ideas on Social Security

Washington

Washington

The lack of political will to address a looming Social Security funding crisis is prompting others to get creative.
Securities lending makes comeback with big funds

INVESTING/PORTFOLIO STRATEGIES

INVESTING/PORTFOLIO STRATEGIES

Once burned but confident that more control, oversight and transparency can make it work this time around
Northern Trust gets a new leader

MONEY MANAGEMENT

MONEY MANAGEMENT

Northern Trust Asset Management's new chief is aiming to expand the firm's ETF and factor-based assets under management.
Huge hurdle established for stock-drop suits

DEFINED CONTRIBUTION

DEFINED CONTRIBUTION

Plaintiffs are encountering a high bar for challenging the use of company stock as an investment option.
INTECH hopes new gains mean long-term business

MONEY MANAGEMENT

MONEY MANAGEMENT

A recent performance rebound at INTECH has company officials hoping it will help reverse outflows that have plagued the firm.
CPP enhancements might spark some big changes

PENSION FUNDS

PENSION FUNDS

The CPP's enhancements could lead to plan design and benefit formula changes at other public and corporate retirement plans in Canada.

Special Report

The P&I/Willis Towers Watson World 500: World's Largest Money Managers
Total assets run by leading passive money managers grew 9.9% in 2016 to $16.7 trillion, a faster rate than growth across the world's largest 500 money managers, the latest ranking by Willis Towers...
Mutual funds most used by DC plans 2017
For a third straight year, Vanguard is the largest manager of mutual funds for defined contribution plans, according to P&I's latest survey.

Online

Frontlines

Editorial

Failing U.S. retirement system needs to be fixed

Editorial

Editorial

All three legs of the "three-legged stool" that is the U.S. retirement system are in dire need of repairs.

Industry Voices

Commentary: What's behind asset owners' slow adoption of responsible investment

INDUSTRY VOICES

INDUSTRY VOICES

Although it appears as if investors have become more socially and environmentally responsible, organizational reality begs to differ.