Despite the 2020 market downturn induced by the pandemic, the 500 largest global money managers grew their AUM by 14.5% to $119.5 trillion.
Ongoing innovation in mutual funds and target-date funds will ensure that the popular products continue to thrive in DC plans.
Office, retail and hotels have been out of favor, but real estate managers are still looking for deals.
KKR's real estate business has had a giant growth spurt that was 10 years in the making.
While ESG factors play an important role in real estate managers’ investments, asset owners want them to look inward at their DEI efforts.
The DC industry wants more information on the potential impact of inflation, but sponsors aren’t in a crisis mode.
Institutional investors are divided on how long higher inflation will be around, subscribing to one of three pathways in the U.S.
The Pension Protection Act has had a major impact on the nation's defined contribution system, and Congress is building on its legacy.
The use of technology in institutional portfolios is expected to grow, revolving on efficient data analysis, customization and digitization.
Institutional investors are warming to the idea of investing in digital assets.
Institutional investors have yet to enter the digital art and collectibles markets amid the boom of non-fungible tokens.
Two public pension funds in Virginia were the first asset owners to commit to a fund that invests primarily in blockchain technology firms.
Asset owners and managers shifted seamlessly to remote working/due diligence but challenges in the new environment remain to be addressed.
Blackstone is building a real estate and private equity investment "ecosystem" around the life sciences sector.
Institutional investors debate pandemic's medium-term impact on allocations but agree risk will reign supreme for the next 12 to 18 months.
Logistics is standing out as a resilient investment during a global pandemic.
The pandemic has boosted investor interest in pharmaceuticals but not all subsectors.
The COVID-19 crisis stressed emerging market retirement funds, narrowing their path forward as demographic pressures loom.
Mexico managed to make major reforms to its retirement system last year despite the distractions of the coronavirus pandemic.
The economic impact from the COVID-19 pandemic leads the top 10 stories in 2020 covered by P&I.