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Chicago Park Employees pension fund picks Invesco for risk parity
trueChicago Park Employees' Annuity & Benefit Fund hired Invesco to run about $13 million in risk parity, according to recently released minutes of the Oct. 17 board meeting.
Choosing among derisking strategies is no easy task
trueAlthough the full details of last year's landmark pension buyout deals remain largely undisclosed, one fact is abundantly clear — many plan sponsors of all shapes and sizes are eager to decide for themselves whether annuitization is the right solution for managing pension risk.
More pension liability offloading by corporate plans expected
trueVastly improved funding of corporate defined benefit plans should lead to more pension buyouts and lump-sum offers like the deal announced on Nov. 13 by SPX Corp., Charlotte, N.C.
Japan panel eyes shift to riskier assets for GPIF
trueA panel of experts advising Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government has set Japan's $1.2 trillion Government Pension Investment Fund on course for riskier waters, with potential rewards for the Japanese economy and managers of active investment strategies.
eVestment adds BarclayHedge hedge fund data
trueeVestment has entered into an agreement to provide alternatives data from BarclayHedge on its analytics platform.
Corporate pension execs wary of derisking fallout
trueCorporate executives are bracing for regulatory judgment calls on how they handle derisking through lump-sum payments and annuity purchases, lobbyists say.
No way to target instability
trueThe Office of Financial Research study on “Asset Management and Financial Stability,” released Sept. 30, has generated a firestorm of protest from the money management community. The community is right to be disturbed.
With collateral a prized resource, margin analysis a key capacity
trueIt has been more than three years since the G-20 made mandatory clearing of over-the-counter derivatives a priority. Implementation of clearing mandates has been arduous, but this year has marked a turning point. While the initial focus of derivatives participants will be on basic compliance, the ...
Labor Department's advisory panel drops push for derisking rules
trueThe ERISA Advisory Council recommended that the Labor Department consider ways to deliver guidance on pension derisking through lump sums and annuities.
Fed's strategy on economy helps to calm world markets
trueRisk in the third quarter came down in most markets, according to the Axioma Insight Quarterly Risk Review.
Pension buyouts expected to surge — but not yet
truePension buyouts have been in a lull so far in 2013, but insurers and consultants expect a rush by corporate defined benefit plans in the next several years.
Witnesses to a revolution
trueThe landscape of institutional investing was beginning a transformation at the time Pensions & Investments published its initial issue in October 1973.
Legacy of innovation, resiliency
truePension funds 40 years ago, while in aggregate enormous by the standards of the day, were tiny by today's measures.
Looking ahead after 4 decades
trueEvolution and innovation will continue at a rapid pace, radically transforming institutional investment management by the time Pensions & Investments' 50th anniversary rolls around in 2023.
Flintshire County Council Clwyd gets Insight for derisking
trueFlintshire County Council Clwyd Pension Fund, Mold, Wales, hired Insight Investment to manage a derisking strategy to help improve the pension plan's funded status, confirmed Philip Latham, pension fund manager.