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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.
Kick-starting an internal risk-management dialogue
trueConventional risk management efforts are often designed to manage risk when conditions are considered normal or in a business-as-usual environment, but not during extremes, which is when risk management is most needed.
Arbageddon: One day, three deals, all spreads
trueOn Aug. 6, the first broad-based merger spread widening occurred since the fall of 2011. The breakup of three announced deals that day widened spreads and provided a unique entry point to capture value through the anticipated convergence of these spreads.
CalSTRS details fiscal year returns
trueThe chief investment officer of the California State Teachers' Retirement System said Friday that strong domestic equity returns helped the system achieve stellar performance for the fiscal year ended June 30, but warned a correction could come at any point.
Hawaii Employees shifts to risk-based asset allocation
trueHawaii Employees' Retirement System is shifting to a risk-based asset allocation.
Segal Rogerscasey recruits pension risk and asset liability consultant
trueMichael Wright was named senior vice president and senior consultant at Segal Rogerscasey.
Risk parity examined
trueA recent study of U.S. market data from 1970 to 2014 by 1741 Asset Management found that a simple risk-parity strategy can pay off.
Challenges of cybersecurity
trueTrustees and other fiduciaries overseeing large asset pools face increasing challenges from cybersecurity risk, and must strengthen their risk management and preparedness to deal with these potential threats.
Risk allocation must replace asset allocation
trueThe investment industry has made great strides in using technology to modernize the investment process. The growth of exchange-traded funds is testimony to the desire to increase liquidity and transparency, and lower transaction and management costs. Transaction fees are ever shrinking. Information ...
Rerisking without regret
trueWith new actuarial tables threatening lower funding status, pension investors should consider reversing the course of de-risking embedded in their glide paths and increasing their allocation to return-seeking assets.
Penbridge and P-Solve form alliance for risk transfer services
truePenbridge Advisors and P-Solve announced on Monday a strategic alliance to provide pension risk transfer services for U.S. corporate defined benefit pension plans.
Managers pessimistic on credit defaults, survey finds
trueCredit portfolio managers are more pessimistic about the outlook for credit defaults in the next 12 months but see stable credit spreads in North America and tighter spreads in Europe over the next three months