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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
Lower equity return forecast will increase risk taking, manager warns
trueInvestors will step up risk in their portfolios in response to an expectation of low rates of return in equities forecast for the next 10 years, Charles S. Bath said Tuesday at the CFA Institute financial analysts seminar in Chicago.
UPS is looking for smart beta to deliver
trueThe $28 billion United Parcel Service Inc. defined benefit plan has taken smart beta to a new level, allocating 40% of the equity portfolio to the alternatives to market-capitalization indexes.
Risk from liquidity to regulation a concern for investment execs
trueMoney managers and asset owners are wrestling with how to help employees manage their investments to provide adequate retirement income in a defined-contribution-dominated world, said speakers at Pensions & Investments' Investment Innovation & the Global Future of Retirement conference, held in New ...
Lump-sum payments, buyouts popular trends among plans derisking
trueLump-sum payments and buyouts are growing trends with employers looking to derisk their pension funds, said Peter Austin, head of fixed-income solutions at T. Rowe Price Group, at Pensions & Investments' Investment Innovation and the Global Future of Retirement conference in New York on Tuesday.
Pioneers in performance, risk measurement feted
trueHarry M. Markowitz, William F. Sharpe and Eugene F. Fama — all Nobel laureates in economics — are among the inductees into the Performance and Risk Measurement Hall of Fame.
Is it time for public plans to embrace an LDI approach?
trueOver the better part of the past decade, corporate defined benefit plans have adopted liability-driven investing, while their public plan counterparts have largely ignored this investment approach.
BofA: Money managers becoming less risk averse
trueFund managers are reducing cash holdings and becoming less risk averse due to high liquidity and a fairly optimistic economic outlook, said Bank of America Merrill Lynch's monthly fund manager survey.
NAPF identifies 3 improvements that would help pension funds derisk
trueNational Association of Pension Funds called for increased issuance of index-linked gilts by the government, better availability of alternative inflation-matching assets and a framework for more flexible defined benefit provisions when it comes to requirements of these plans as sponsors grapple ...