asset allocation

How default investment funds are becoming smarter

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With the industry focused on retirement readiness and more defined contribution plan members on glide paths, it’s increasingly important for plan sponsors to choose default ...

FTSE Russell launches multi-asset index series

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FTSE Russell has built a series of customizable multi-asset indexes. The FTSE Multi-Asset Composite Index series will focus on measuring cross-asset market performance over a number of regions including ...

Alternative risk premia: taking a hierarchical risk allocation approach

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Alternative risk premia strategies are generally assumed to diversify equity and bond market risk, but this isn’t always the case, according to a paper out ...

A look at the TTC pension plan’s move to more illiquid assets

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Following an asset-liability matching study in early 2018, the Toronto Transit Commission Pension Fund Society is expanding its allocation to less liquid investments. The jointly sponsored ...

PIAC supports FSRA’s proposed approach for addressing changing pension environment

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The Pension Investment Association of Canada has released comments on the proposed strategic priorities for the newly formed Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario, which ...

Caisse teams up with climate-focused family office syndicate

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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is teaming up with New York-based, non-profit Clean, Renewable and Environmental Opportunities Family Office Syndicate to foster ...

Does your active manager have an edge?

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Asset managers often use complex approaches when stewarding the capital of their clients. Consider a discretionary active manager seeking to gain an edge: The ...

Massive drop in VC deal count in Q1 2019

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Venture capital funds had an expensive first quarter of the year, investing US$32.6 billion, the second highest quarter in the last decade, according to data ...

The importance of VC skill in the screening process

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Venture capitalists provide value for investors seeking to make allocations to early-stage or emerging firms, according to research from Rustam Abuzov, a PhD candidate at ...

The case against hedge fund activism

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While shareholder activism is a hot topic among institutional investors, where hedge funds are concerned, it doesn’t seem to have much impact on investee company ...

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