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Japan Prime Minister Abe joins in call for fast GPIF asset review

Japan Prime Minister Abe joins in call for fast GPIF asset review

Odds are falling that a governance overhaul will delay Japan's retirement fund from putting more of its $1.2 trillion into stocks.

September 19, 2014 | 01:20 pm
Investors seek political contribution disclosure, end to exec tax payment at FedEx

Investors seek political contribution disclosure, end to exec tax payment at FedEx

FedEx Corp. shareholders face separate proxy proposals from the New York City Retirement Systems and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters General Fund, calling for, respectively, disclosure of...

September 19, 2014 | 12:00 pm

University of California OKs sustainable investing framework, UC Ventures

University of California Board of Regents voted Thursday to establish and integrate a framework for sustainable investing.

September 18, 2014 | 05:50 pm

Sonepar USA names new retirement program manager

Annette Grabow was hired as retirement program manager for Sonepar USA, a subsidiary of France's Sonepar Group, a distributor of electrical products.

September 18, 2014 | 04:09 pm

GAO: Large partnerships avoid IRS scrutiny

Congress should consider requiring large partnerships such as private equity and hedge funds to take steps to make it easier for the Internal Revenue Service to audit them and collect taxes due, the...

September 18, 2014 | 03:31 pm

UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust CIO resigns

Kenneth Frier resigned as chief investment officer of the $56 billion UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust to “pursue another opportunity.”

September 18, 2014 | 03:44 pm
San Diego County to vote on terminating outsourced CIO

San Diego County to vote on terminating outsourced CIO

San Diego County Employees Retirement Association board is to decide at its Oct. 2 board meeting whether to terminate its contract with its outsourced CIO, Salient Partners.

September 18, 2014 | 03:57 pm

University of California pension fund gains 17.4% for fiscal year

University of California Retirement Plan returned a net 17.4% for the fiscal year ended June 30, surpassing its policy benchmark of 17.12%.

September 18, 2014 | 04:06 pm

LCG Associates hires first DC practice leader

Frederick A. Stewart was named senior vice president and defined contribution practice leader at investment consulting firm LCG Associates.

September 18, 2014 | 12:30 pm

Heidrick & Struggles taps manager of global benefits

Ira Finn was named manager of global benefits for Heidrick & Struggles International Inc., an executive search firm.

September 18, 2014 | 03:58 pm
Institutional investor coalition calls on governments for climate-change policies

Institutional investor coalition calls on governments for climate-change policies

A group of 347 global asset owners and other institutional investors representing $24 trillion in assets — including CalPERS, CalSTRS, BT Pension Scheme and BlackRock — called on...

September 18, 2014 | 03:36 pm

Vanguard’s head of European institutional business dies at 53

Simon Vanstone, head of European institutional business at Vanguard Group, died on Wednesday.

September 18, 2014 | 03:08 pm

Ohio State University posts 14.4% fiscal year return

Ohio State University's long-term investment pool returned 14.4% in the fiscal year ended June 30.

September 18, 2014 | 12:23 pm
University of North Carolina returns 15.7%

University of North Carolina returns 15.7%

University of North Carolina Investment Fund LLC, Chapel Hill, returned 15.7% for the fiscal year ended June 30, exceeding its custom benchmark of 15%.

September 18, 2014 | 01:09 pm
CalPERS makes Eliopoulos permanent CIO

CalPERS makes Eliopoulos permanent CIO

Theodore "Ted" Eliopoulos was named permanent chief investment officer of CalPERS

September 17, 2014 | 07:55 pm