Better investment returns and funding improvements didn't make much of a dent in funding ratios of public pension plans.
Hedge funds with an institutional orientation produced exceptionally strong net asset growth of 18.4% in the year ended June 30.
The world's 300 largest retirement funds recorded double-digit growth last year, with equity markets bolstering returns.
ESG integration is on the rise in the U.S., with climate change, gender diversity and weapons capturing significant investor attention.
High-yield fixed income and small-cap growth strategies dominated Morningstar's list in quarter ending June 30.
Pensions & Investments looks back at the global financial crisis and how the 10 years since have changed money management, investing, saving for retirement, regulation and more.
Once a key way to attract and retain employees, companies today are increasingly keen on finding ways to get out from under the burden of maintaining defined benefit plans.
Advances in artificial intelligence and blockchain technologies offer the promise of increased efficiency and security in back and middle office operations, but adopting an industrywide protocol remains a roadblock.
Defined contribution money managers reported a large jump in target-date assets under management, according to Pensions & Investments' annual survey.
Workers in the gig economy need more help preparing for retirement, and companies, policymakers, the retirement industry and workers themselves are busy finding solutions.
DCIO assets under management are growing rapidly thanks to sponsors' embrace of target-date funds, index investing and open architecture.
Discretionary outsourcing assets jumped 23% in year, 85% over five years.
Cash yields are driving investors into infrastructure and other real asset categories, despite lower expected returns powered by all that capital moving into the sector.
Pensions & Investments profiled more than 560 investment management firms to compile its 45th annual largest money managers special report.
Faced with increased competition and a changing market environment, multiasset fund managers are working to differentiate themselves.