Table of Contents

Issue Date: Monday, April 15, 2019

News

Managers push to start trading China bonds

INVESTING

INVESTING

A number of foreign managers are racing to get arrangements in place to trade mainland bonds before weighting in indexes becomes material.
Benchmark quandary unresolved

Alternatives

Alternatives

Private market assets are a growing part of investors' portfolios, but the industry is still settling on accurate benchmarks.
Investors continue urging regulators for risk disclosure

ESG

ESG

U.S. regulators may not be set to require company disclosure of ESG risks, but some institutional investors vow to keep up the fight.
Debate rages over practicality of modern monetary theory

Economics

Economics

The debate circling around MMT has not escaped institutional investors, who want to know their money manager's take on the macroeconomic view.
Europe putting venture capital back in the game

VENTURE CAPITAL

VENTURE CAPITAL

Resurrected after the global financial crisis, the venture capital market in Europe is luring institutional investors back from the sidelines.
Brunei's drastic punishment becomes ESG issue

ESG

ESG

Some observers report early signs of an exodus of money management firms following Brunei's new law punishing homosexuality and adultery.
Money managers facing further costs following Brexit

BREXIT

BREXIT

Sources warned money management businesses are yet to learn what the real costs of Brexit will be
Fee disparity linked to size of defined contribution plans

DEFINED CONTRIBUTION

DEFINED CONTRIBUTION

Sponsors of small and midsize plans may not be getting a good deal on fees, particularly if they're charged a percentage of plan assets.
Reviewing target-date funds is now top priority

Defined Contribution

Defined Contribution

PIMCO survey shows shift in focus for DC consultants and their clients.
Cybersecurity still key issue for record keepers

Defined Contribution

Defined Contribution

Defined contribution record keepers continued to focus on financial wellness, cybersecurity and digital engagement in 2018 — a year in which assets under administration rose nearly 8%.
Stakeholders await SEC's final rule regarding Reg BI

Regulation

Regulation

Stakeholders with a host of backgrounds are awaiting the SEC's final rule on Reg BI, the implications of which remain to be seen.
Leverage makes finding right benchmark harder

PRINT

PRINT

Leverage can change the benchmarking equation.
EC venture capital fund aims to spur investment

Venture Capital

Venture Capital

Fundraising momentum and a regulatory push from the European Commission are fueling the venture capital ecosystem in Europe.
Principal to acquire Wells Fargo's record-keeping business
Principal Financial Group will acquire the institutional retirement and trust business of Wells Fargo & Co. for $1.2 billion.
2 hedge fund firms sue Kentucky Retirement Systems
Blackstone Alternative Asset Management and Prisma Capital Partners filed separate lawsuits this week against Kentucky Retirement Systems.

Special Report

Small and midsize DC plans
How fees affect small and midsize defined contribution plans.

Online

Frontlines

Editorial

Retirement legislation just first step

EDITORIAL

EDITORIAL

Congress appears ready to tackle issue of millions of private-sector employees not having access to an employer-sponsored retirement plan.
Program shines light on DC innovation, excellence

PRINT

PRINT

It's time to enter P&I and DCIIA's annual Excellence and Innovation Awards, which identify DC plan executives who are pushing the envelope.