I keep a spreadsheet linking to and summarizing white papers released throughout the year (there are approximately 50 entries for 2011). These are mostly produced by investment consultants, asset managers, the odd NGO (such as the World Bank and Pew Center on the States) and the occasional academic.
In aggregate the whitepapers provide a good [...]
Given the dominance of New York and London as global financial centers (well at least for a few more years) and (some) shared policy ideas, it is common to compare and contrast the respective markets. So while I was preparing an upcoming post looking at the respective pension fund industries (something I haven’t seen for [...]
In a signal shift, the focus of pension risk management has moved away from Product (long bonds; swaps; futures) and toward Process. The fastest growth in the investment-based risk management world is in the adoption of dynamic investment policies, or “glidepaths.”
Aon Hewitt, Global Pension Risk Survey, US Findings, Mid-2011
The year-end holiday season is [...]
The Yale/ Endowment/ Swensen Model of Investing is not very well understood. Take this definition from the Financial Times for example:
Similar to the Yale Model, the endowment model allocates a significant portion of assets to non-traditional asset classes such as absolute return, private equity and real estate. Endowments [...]
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