Risk management news and video from Pensions & Investments
EIOPA launches stress tests for European retirement plans
trueThe European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority launched its first stress test for defined benefit and defined contribution retirement plans in Europe.
Risk management is biggest concern for institutional investors — survey
trueIncreased complexity in risk management is the biggest concern for institutional investors across the globe, a new survey shows.
MSCI report finds property, power assets facing risk
trueInvestors in real estate and certain types of infrastructure in areas of the U.S. and Asia-Pacific region might be at risk of losing their assets to rising sea levels and extreme weather.
OTC derivatives markets down in the second half of 2014
trueOver-the-counter derivatives markets contracted 8.9% in the second half of 2014, according to data released Thursday by the Bank for International Settlements.
Milken panel: Money managers could become more important in pricing risk in downturns
trueMoney managers and their institutional investor clients could replace banks as the entities that will price risk during the next economic downturn, said several members of a panel on the return of volatility at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills on Monday.
State Street teams up with 2 universities for research center focused on financial risk
trueState Street Global Exchange announced Wednesday it is collaborating with the University of California Berkeley and Stanford University’s Center for Financial and Risk Analytics in to establish a new research center focused on economic and financial risk.
Risk takes center stage at Pension Bridge conference
trueThe subject of risk analysis in investment portfolios was the theme Tuesday at the Pension Bridge conference in San Francisco.
Feeling the pressure to raise the bar on multiasset-class portfolio risk analysis
trueThere are hundreds of companies offering risk-related services to the financial services community. Yet it is not clear that any of them are effectively addressing one of the most pressing needs facing the industry today: how to accurately measure investment risk in a multiasset-class portfolio.
Fitch: Hedge, private funds are greatest systemic risk to investment management
trueHedge funds and other types of private funds pose the greatest systemic risk for the investment management sector, Fitch Ratings said.
ERISA Advisory Council to study derisking and lifetime participation
trueThe Department of Labor ERISA Advisory Council will spend 2015 taking an in-depth look at pension fund derisking and lifetime plan participation.
Employers must disclose pension derisking efforts to PBGC
trueEmployers that derisk their pension funds now have to disclose risk transfer information to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. as part of paying their annual pension insurance premiums to the federal agency.
Illinois State Board plans RFP for custody, risk analytics
trueIllinois State Board of Investment plans to issue RFPs this summer for custody and risk analytics services.
NISA: Funded status volatility index falls in February
trueNISA Investment Advisors' Pension Surplus Risk index dropped 40 basis points in February to 9.9%.
No whimpers in 2014; final quarter goes out with bang
trueAfter a mostly sedate year, risk bubbled to the surface in the final quarter of 2014, according to the Axioma Insight Quarterly Risk Review.
Hawaii Employees moving bond managers to new risk-based allocation
trueHawaii Employees’ Retirement System, Honolulu, is in the process of transitioning its fixed-income managers to two of its four new risk-based categories.