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Obama tax proposals may be DOA

Obama tax proposals may be DOA

President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech Jan. 20 mentioned only broadly his vision for helping middle-class workers save more for retirement, but he's poised to submit proposals to Congress ...

January 26, 2015
Pension fund performance up on strong markets

Pension fund performance up on strong markets

Another strong year for equity markets, coupled with the year's comeback in bonds, propelled the investment returns for pension funds in seven major markets in 2014.

January 26, 2015
Analytic Investors: Seahawks will win

Analytic Investors: Seahawks will win

The Seattle Seahawks should beat the spread and win Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1 in Glendale, Ariz., if Analytic Investors LLC has anything to say about it.

January 26, 2015
Coming investment boom not just for Asian managers

Coming investment boom not just for Asian managers

Local money managers in Asia will benefit as Asian investors come to account for an ever-larger slice of the global wealth pie, but big U.S. and European players could be poised to gain even more.

January 26, 2015
Supply-demand issue to hit infrastructure

Supply-demand issue to hit infrastructure

Demand for infrastructure assets with a dependable, existing income stream now exceeds supply. That means investors might not get the income and return they hope for from future investments.

January 26, 2015
Del Rey founder finding rough road after fast start

Del Rey founder finding rough road after fast start

Paul Hechmer was a star international equity portfolio manager at Tradewinds Global Investors. But that star has burned out since he launched his own shop — del Rey Global Investors LLC.

January 26, 2015

ESG strategies largely absent from ETF landscape

As the integration of passive strategies into institutional portfolios accelerates, another unequivocal trend — the consideration of environmental, social and governance factors in investment...

January 26, 2015

Real estate managers, investors turning to secondary markets — conference panel

Real estate money managers are looking to cities and regions they wouldn't have considered 12 months ago, said panelists speaking at IMN's 12th Annual Winter Forum on Real Estate Opportunity &...

January 23, 2015 | 04:19 pm

Northern Trust: Managers overwhelmingly predict higher global market volatility

Money managers remain positive on U.S. economic and corporate growth but predict higher global market volatility in the first half of 2015, Northern Trust Corp.'s quarterly investment manager survey...

January 23, 2015 | 04:05 pm

Alberta Investment Management hires new CIO

Dale MacMaster was named chief investment officer at the C$80 billion (US$64.5 billion) Alberta Investment Management Corp., Edmonton.

January 23, 2015 | 11:12 am
Kimberly-Clark to contribute up to $100 million to pension funds in 2015

Kimberly-Clark to contribute up to $100 million to pension funds in 2015

Kimberly-Clark Corp., Dallas, plans to contribute up to $100 million to its worldwide defined benefit plans this year, spokesman Bob Brand said.

January 23, 2015 | 02:06 pm

UBS taps HSBC veteran as head of Asia-Pacific institutional distribution

Julie Koo will join UBS Global Asset Management in Hong Kong as the firm’s regional head of institutional distribution, Asia-Pacific, on April 13, said an internal note from...

January 23, 2015 | 04:12 am
Timken Co. completes annuity buyout with Prudential to reduce liabilities by $600 million

Timken Co. completes annuity buyout with Prudential to reduce liabilities by $600 million

Timken Co., Canton, Ohio, announced on Thursday it has purchased a group annuity contract from Prudential Insurance Co. of America to pay future benefits for about 5,000 U.S. retirees.

January 22, 2015 | 05:12 pm
Credit Suisse closing securities lending business for institutional investors

Credit Suisse closing securities lending business for institutional investors

Credit Suisse is shutting down its managed lending business, which provides third-party agency securities lending services to large institutional investors.

January 22, 2015 | 03:27 pm
Janus Capital snaps 5-year outflow streak in Gross' first quarter with firm

Janus Capital snaps 5-year outflow streak in Gross' first quarter with firm

Janus Capital Group announced Thursday it closed the quarter ended Dec. 31 with $2 billion in net inflows, ending a streak that had resulted in net outflows for 21 straight quarters since June 30,...

January 22, 2015 | 04:29 pm