Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), the world's largest pension fund, has suspended stock lending for short selling, calling the practice inconsistent with its responsibilities as a long-term investor.
Should large institutional investors divest or engage if they have an issue with a company? Harvard Business School professor Vikram Gandhi discusses why and how CalSTRS, the $200 billion pension plan for California public school teachers, chooses to engage with gun makers and retailers in California in his case, “CalSTRS Takes on Gun Violence.”
They favor active management, most have turned to private markets, and nearly half are using scenario analysis to prepare portfolios for political risk. The post Institutional Investors Feel Braced for Whatever the Market Throws Them appeared first on PLANSPONSOR.
EXCLUSIVE: The majority of employers are contributing higher rates into their employees’ pensions than the minimum amounts required under auto-enrolment, according to research by Employee Benefits. The Employee Benefits/Wealth at Work Pensions research 2019, which was conducted during October 2019 among 135 HR decision makers. Legislation calls for employers to contribute at least 3% of […]…
One of the first decisions you must make when setting up an SMSF is whether to choose a corporate or an individual trustee structure. We take a look at the pros and cons and the key differences between the two structures.
Tasplan chair Naomi Edwards said the superannuation fund will be busy bedding down the $23 billion merger with MTAA Super but would welcome a new partner if the right fund came along.
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Pension funds across Europe expect to go into the next recession with their finances weaker than ever, according to a report by Amundi Asset Management. Its latest annual report, in association with Create Research, which surveyed 153 pension funds (â¬1.88trn AUM) across Europe, along with 38 pension consultants (â¬1.4trn AUM), found that 71 per cent of defined benefit funds have funding…
Organisations need to be agile in the way they react to change in their sector and the wider economy. However, changes inevitably have a people impact, and the current Asda employee relations dispute regarding changes to staff terms reflects the challenges in place for employers that need to maintain market positioning while also meeting employment […]
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St. Louis Firefighters' Retirement Plan is looking to allocate $8 million each to a midcap core equity manager and a small-cap core equity manager.Dahab Associates, investment consultant to the $80 million pension fund, is assisting with the searches.Funding will come from terminating Great Lakes Advisors' smidcap equity strategy. "The plan has grown and would now be better served by splitting…
LONDON — Fast-growing online investment startups Moneyfarm and Scalable Capital are both planning to launch pension products later this year, hoping that accessing the huge UK retirement market could super-charge their growth.
Moneyfarm announced plans to launch a pension product later this year when it announced its full year results on Friday.
Those results show that the startup, which launched…
Group finds portfolio Is far off from the Paris Agreement’s 1.5 degree limit, blames relationships in oil and gas industry.
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The mark of a decent society is as much about how we treat the victims as the perpetrators of crime. On Friday (while a horrific crime was very publicly happening nearby), 40 of us were thinking of games to … Continue reading →
Trillions of dollars in Treasurys are set to flood the US investment landscape over the next five years, setting up a reckoning in one of the world's biggest markets.
Additional funding will be needed when the Federal Reserve starts to shrink its balance sheet in the next couple years, which will drive Treasury supply, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Even in a best-case…
Money management has some similarities to running a nuclear power station, according to a big note on the funds industry from Alliance Bernstein.
That's based on the thesis of "normal accidents" made famous by sociologist Charles Perrow. Perrow's argument is essentially that system failures are inevitable where there are complex interactions and tight coupling. That's true…
APRA’s update on life insurance claims shows a rise in claims acceptance, falling claims time frames and high loss/claims ratios, particularly in group insurance.
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