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Risk-parity benchmark surfaces

INVESTING/PORTFOLIO STRATEGIES

INVESTING/PORTFOLIO STRATEGIES

New risk-parity indexes catch attention of institutional investors.
Great-West Investments taps new president

MONEY MANAGEMENT

MONEY MANAGEMENT

Scott C. Sipple was named president of Great-West Investments, the money management unit of Great-West Financial.
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.
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.
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.
AMG's assets up 4.1% for quarter; firm sees $3.1 billion in inflows

MONEY MANAGEMENT

MONEY MANAGEMENT

Affiliated Managers Group reported total AUM of $803.7 billion as of Sept. 30, up 4.1% from June 30 and up 19.5% from a year earlier.
Investor coalition calls on 10 firms to assess their risks related to opioids

ESG

ESG

An investor coalition is calling on 10 opioid distributors and manufacturers to examine their response to business risks related to opioids.
Baylor College of Medicine's endowment returned 13.1% for fiscal year, below its benchmark

ENDOWMENTS AND FOUNDATIONS

ENDOWMENTS AND FOUNDATIONS

Baylor College of Medicine's endowment returned 13.1% for the fiscal year ended June 30, below its 16.1% benchmark.
Arkansas Public Employees returns 12.3% in fiscal year

PENSION FUNDS

PENSION FUNDS

Arkansas Public Employees Retirement System returned a gross 12.3% for the fiscal year ended June 30.
Ascensus acquires Retirement Strategies Inc.

DEFINED CONTRIBUTION

DEFINED CONTRIBUTION

Ascensus acquired Retirement Strategies Inc., a retirement plan administrator and designer.
Ted Benna, father of the 401(k), thinks tax reform that favors Roth plans is 'pretty stupid'

DEFINED CONTRIBUTION

DEFINED CONTRIBUTION

Ted Benna, widely known as the father of the 401(k) plan, believes lessening the pre-tax contributions to a retirement plan is "pretty stupid."
BlackRock's Wiseman says Beijing bike rentals show data is king

Investing

Investing

China's booming bicycle-rental industry is just one example of how data can make even the oldest of businesses lucrative.
Investors turn to emerging markets, Asia-focused equities – bfinance report

INVESTING

INVESTING

Searches for emerging markets and Asia-focused equity managers increased more than 100% in the year ended Oct. 1.
Wall Street profits increase 33% in first half of 2017 — DiNapoli report

MONEY MANAGEMENT

MONEY MANAGEMENT

Profits among Wall Street firms reached $12.3 billion for the first half of 2017, up 33% from the same period last year.
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.