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Connecticut Retirement to search for global inflation-linked bonds managers
Connecticut Retirement Plans & Trust Funds, Hartford, will issue an RFP to hire one or more managers of global inflation-linked bonds.
Fed's course could make for an interesting 2013
Institutional fixed-income money managers are concerned the Federal Reserve's monetary policy stimulus moves in 2013 could include harder targets for adjusting the federal funds interest rate that bring with them greater volatility.
Dan Fuss comments on the fiscal cliff, Europe
The economic outlook for 2013 remains clouded by the on-going fiscal cliff talks in Washington and overall government debt levels here and abroad, Loomis Sayles Vice Chairman Dan Fuss, said in a recent P&I interview.
Equity shift to start in 2013, Bank of America Merrill Lynch says
Next year will mark the beginning of the “great rotation” to equities from bonds, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch economists and strategists.
College and health-care costs soar despite low headline inflation numbers
Despite the enormous amount of liquidity pumped into the global economy over the past few years by numerous central banks, inflation remains remarkably subdued around the world. Maybe governments are tampering with their measures of inflation so it is understated. If so, then it must be a ...
Quantitative easing boosting not only stocks but also inflationary expectations
In addition to driving stock prices higher, the Fed's quantitative easing policies have succeeded in boosting inflationary expectations as measured by the spread between the 10-year Treasury yield and the comparable TIPS yield. Indeed, this spread is highly correlated with both the S&P 500 stock ...
Money managers respond to Bernanke's speech
A new large-scale asset-purchase program from the Federal Reserve seems more likely following remarks Friday by Chairman Ben S. Bernanke at an economic symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyo.
Russell tempers its view of real GDP growth
Russell Investments now expects weaker real GDP growth for 2012 than it forecast in December despite an improving outlook on equity markets.
Callan: Inflation-sensitive assets take hold in target-date funds
About two-thirds of target-date fund managers surveyed by Callan Associates have modified their funds’ glidepaths in the last year, largely regarding inflation-sensitive assets.
Money managers upbeat on global outlook
Money managers' outlook for a global economic recovery has improved significantly from just a month ago.
Fidelity, PIMCO, Vanguard say inflation won't be a problem this year
Fidelity Investments, Vanguard Group Inc. and Pacific Investment Management Co., which together oversee $4.53 trillion, say U.S. inflation will be contained this year.
UTIMCO trustee urges endowment to hold gold hedge
Kyle Bass, the Dallas hedge-fund manager, urged overseers of Texas’s state university endowment, the University of Texas Investment Management Co., to stick with a $1 billion investment in gold bullion even as the fund’s assets decline.
Fed's move twists corporate plan liabilities upward
Updated with correction Sept. 26, 2011 Federal Reserve's Operation Twist decision on Sept. 21 resulted in a 3.7% increase in corporate pension liabilities, according to J.P. Morgan Asset Management analyst Karin Franceries. Even greater potential liability increases were mitigated by the widening
Politics rears head in markets' volatility
Politics is increasingly becoming a source of market volatility in developed markets, as witnessed recently by the U.S. debt ceiling crisis and the ongoing bailout of Greece and other struggling European peripheral nations.
Investors map course for U.S. debt downgrade
Loosening investment policy guidelines and moving to diversify fixed-income portfolios dominated by U.S. Treasuries top institutional investors' to-do lists as S&P downgraded U.S. government debt to AA+ following Washington's contentious Aug. 2 debt ceiling deal.