WSIB has budgeted $7 million over the next two years to developing data warehousing, performance measurement and risk analytic capabilities.
Technology's use during the COVID-19 pandemic has shown institutional investors how valuable and applicable innovation can be.
The use of technology in institutional portfolios is expected to grow, revolving on efficient data analysis, customization and digitization.
Two public pension funds in Virginia were the first asset owners to commit to a fund that invests primarily in blockchain technology firms.
A collection of surveys and interviews show cryptocurrency is gaining attention from investors worldwide.
Institutional investors have yet to enter the digital art and collectibles markets amid the boom of non-fungible tokens.
Institutional investors are warming to the idea of investing in digital assets.
The pandemic has boosted investor interest in pharmaceuticals but not all subsectors.
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.
Asset owners and managers shifted seamlessly to remote working/due diligence but challenges in the new environment remain to be addressed.
Mexico managed to make major reforms to its retirement system last year despite the distractions of the coronavirus pandemic.
The coronavirus pandemic has pushed emerging European countries and Russia further away from reforming their DC systems.
The COVID-19 crisis stressed emerging market retirement funds, narrowing their path forward as demographic pressures loom.
The economic impact from the COVID-19 pandemic leads the top 10 stories in 2020 covered by P&I.
Despite market turmoil, total DC mutual fund assets rose slightly for the 12 months ended June 30; DC target-date funds grew much faster.
North American money manager assets increased 20.3% in 2019 to $62.32 trillion, boosted by a bull market in the U.S.
The annual ranking by P&I and Willis Towers Watson PLC's Thinking Ahead Institute showed that passively managed assets increased 25.3%.
Farmland and timber assets under management fell again, with growth stymied by lack of supply.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, a strong 2019 helped buoy managers' worldwide assets under management to $1.73 trillion.
The pandemic has not shut down all real estate lending, propping up asset values, but making it tough for mezzanine lenders.
Increased volatility and concerns about portfolio risk might push U.S. pension funds to take over their risk management process.
Money managers should remain watchful of phishing emails targeting employees as they adjust to remote working.