Risk management news and video from Pensions & Investments
Texas Teachers bringing risk parity in-house
trueOfficials at the $129 billion Teacher Retirement System of Texas, Austin, are gearing up to manage about $3.4 billion in a risk-parity approach in-house, making it one of the few pension funds to design and manage its own portfolio to even out risk across asset classes.
CFA Institute names new editor of Financial Analysts Journal
trueBarbara Petitt was named editor of the Financial Analysts Journal, said a statement from the CFA Institute, which owns the publication.
Martin Leibowitz wins IAQF/SunGard Financial award
trueMartin L. Leibowitz was named winner of the 2014 IAQF/SunGard Financial Engineer of the Year Award, said a joint news release from the organizations.
Illinois Teachers alters fixed-income subasset classes in move to simplify
trueThe $45.3 billion Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois continues to slide its global fixed-income portfolio ever closer to the cutting edge of bond management.
Japan's GPIF embarks on volatile journey
trueJapan's Government Pension Investment Fund has set course to steer its ¥127.3 trillion (US$1.11 trillion) portfolio into more volatile waters, in search of higher returns.
Hedge funds of funds are competing with consultants
trueHedge funds-of-funds managers are turning the tables on investment consulting firms that have been poaching their institutional clients.
Risks of clouding priorities
trueAsset owners, institutional investment management firms and the markets are not immune from crises of confidence.
Indiana Public Retirement signs Wurts as investment consultant
trueIndiana Public Retirement System, Indianapolis, hired Wurts & Associates as the $29.9 billion retirement system's general investment consultant.
New Mexico Educational looking for firm to conduct internal audit
trueNew Mexico Educational Retirement Board, Santa Fe, is searching for a firm to perform an internal audit.
Managers more serious about compliance
truePrivate equity and hedge fund managers, prodded by their institutional clients, are taking compliance more seriously as federal examiners and enforcers up their game targeting practices they say put investors at a disadvantage.
Money managers create firm to cater to Catholic investors
trueSome big names in institutional investing have joined forces to provide Catholic-affiliated pension funds, endowments and other non-profit organizations with money management that follows the tenets of their faith.
VIX futures flatten after wild ride
trueThe VIX fell 25.8% this week as volatility appeared to recede from U.S. equity markets. The S&P 500 gained 3.2% this week and has risen 5.5% since bottoming on Oct. 15. The VIX eclipsed 30 on an intraday basis on Oct. 15 and has steadily fallen since, to 16.35 at the close of markets Friday.
Funded status volatility rises in September
trueNISA Investment Advisors' Pension Surplus Risk index jumped 40 basis points to 9.6% in September, driven by an increase in both return-seeking asset and interest rate volatility.
San Diego County Employees keeps outsourced CIO by 5-4 vote
trueSan Diego County Employees Retirement Association board voted Thursday 5-4 to keep its contract with its outsourced CIO, Integrity Capital, a subsidiary of Salient Partners.
Risk-factor exposures need better scrutiny — survey
trueSome institutional investors need a stronger understanding of the risk-factor exposures across their combined equity portfolios if they hope to achieve their intended exposures, a new Northern Trust Asset Management survey report concludes.