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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.
2 professors win Markowitz prize for paper on sovereign wealth risk management
trueZvi Bodie and Marie Briere were named winners of the $10,000 Harry M. Markowitz Award prize.
LACERA issues RFI for consultant to do risk management study
trueLos Angeles County Employees Retirement Association, Pasadena, Calif., launched an RFI for a new consultant to perform an investment best practice and risk management study.
CFA Institute names new president, CEO
truePaul H. Smith was named president and CEO of the CFA Institute, effective Tuesday.
SEC prioritizes market risks for 2015, will continue to review private equity fees
trueSEC compliance officials will spend 2015 focused on protecting retail investors' retirement savings and assessing market risks
MetLife appeals to federal court to overturn SIFI designation
trueMetLife Inc. asked a federal court on Tuesday to overturn its designation as a non-bank systemically important financial institution by the Financial Stability Oversight Council.
State Street: Rising pessimism in Europe drives overall drop in investor confidence
trueInvestors are still confident, although their level of confidence dropped in December, State Street Global Exchange said.
Second suit filed over legality of Chicago pension reform
trueA second lawsuit challenging the legality of a 2014 Chicago pension reform law was filed in Cook County Circuit Court Monday.
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.