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U.S. is location, location, location for foreign buyers

U.S. real estate still attractive to foreign institutional investors.

November 24, 2014 | 12:01 am

Federal workers prep for retirement plan changes

Congress likely to seek contribution hikes to offset budget spending.

November 24, 2014 | 12:01 am
VRS starts

VRS starts "experiment' with strategic alliances

The $65.2 billion Virginia Retirement System, Richmond, is ready to join the growing ranks of public pension funds creating strategic alliances with external investment managers.

November 24, 2014
JM Family Enterprises' DC plan is big on alternatives

JM Family Enterprises' DC plan is big on alternatives

Seeking to reduce risk and volatility in the company's defined contribution plans, officials at JM Family Enterprises Inc. have been adding alternative investments ranging from commodities and hedge...

November 24, 2014
BlackRock, TCW, others   gaining from PIMCO turmoil

BlackRock, TCW, others gaining from PIMCO turmoil

BlackRock, TCW, Vanguard, Baird Advisors and DoubleLine saw the largest inflows to their bond mutual funds in October, following William H. Gross' departure from PIMCO on Sept. 26, Morningstar Inc....

November 24, 2014
Analysts say PIMCO could survive a further $350 billion asset drain

Analysts say PIMCO could survive a further $350 billion asset drain

PIMCO could withstand an asset drain of up to $350 billion in the next two to three years — about 10% to 15% of its total assets — before its portfolio management operations could be...

November 24, 2014
Popularity:  Way to explain performance

Popularity: Way to explain performance

Two well-known researchers are upending the fundamental standard of using a risk-and-return framework to explain relative performance of different asset classes and different securities.

November 24, 2014

We need your help to make the P&I 1,000 issue better

Pensions & Investments' data reporting is nothing without our readers' cooperation. In recognition of that, we are providing, free of charge, full historical access to the P&I...

November 24, 2014

EU threat of soft-dollar ban still alive, raising questions for managers

The possibility of European regulations banning the use of soft dollars for third-party research is alive and well, despite talk in the U.K. and Europe that regulators would settle for something that ...

November 24, 2014
Impact investors shifting gears to accommodate specific goals

Impact investors shifting gears to accommodate specific goals

The trend of impact investing — into companies, organizations and funds with the aim of investing for social and environmental good, as well as a financial gain — is becoming more specific.

November 24, 2014
Corporate Japan might take lesson from GPIF

Corporate Japan might take lesson from GPIF

The Government Pension Investment Fund's recent shift to more aggressive investment targets could be followed soon by significant reforms to Japan's corporate retirement system.

November 24, 2014

Jim Mosman, former CalSTRS CEO and NTCR executive, dies

Jim Mosman, former CEO of the California State Teachers' Retirement System and former executive director of the National Council on Teacher Retirement, died Nov. 4 in an apparent suicide.

November 24, 2014

Private equity specialists shine

November 24, 2014 | 12:01 am

High court won't review fiduciary breach, stock drop cases

The U.S. Supreme Court this month declined two cases involving defined contribution plans.

November 24, 2014

Booming derivatives costs are welcome news for ETFs

Welcome to “intended” consequences.

November 24, 2014