Amanda White is editor of www.top1000funds.com, the online news and analysis site for the world's largest institutional investors. She has been an investment journalist for more than 14 years and has edited industry journals including Investment & Technology, Investor Weekly and MasterFunds Quarterly. She was previously editorial director of InvestorInfo and has worked as a freelance journalist for the Australian Financial Review, CFO magazine and Asset. She holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Master of Arts in Journalism.
CalPERS has set its latest four-yearly capital market assumptions, that feed its strategic asset allocation. The $323 billion fund expects lower returns and more volatility.
MSCI’s long-awaited decision to include China’s A shares in its emerging markets and ACWI indices will affect more than $1.6 trillion in funds that track the MSCI Emerging Markets In
Since 2014, the Government Pension Investment Fund, the world’s largest investor, has shifted a chunk of its holdings, in domestic bonds to equities, and heightened its focus on stewardship.
An OECD stocktake compares how different country's regulatory frameworks affect institutional investors’ approaches to integrating ESG factors into their decision-making.
OTPP is “on the cusp of unleashing a whole brand new level of innovation in the organisation that has not seen in the past 15 years."
Danish pension fund Lønmodtagernes Dyrtidsfond has embraced innovation, introducing four buckets for a more dynamic equities portfolio and co-investing with peers to get top value for fees.
Head of diversity and inclusion at Bloomberg stresses the benefits of a diverse workforce and says asset owners can highlight areas for improvement in this regard.
Stakeholders of all stripes around the world – even in the US – vow to keep fighting climate change, despite President Trump’s decision to back the US Government out of the Paris Agreement.
Factor investing has become a topic du jour, but according to four experts, there are only a handful of factors that are persistent and robust. If used strategically, these can be useful.
US President Trump’s Twitter outbursts can have a big temporary impact on markets, but longer-term results are driven by economic fundamentals, State Street Global Advisors’ Dan Farley says.
Norway’s Norges Bank Investment Management has developed a one-stop shop that puts sustainability and financial risks in one place for more comprehensive analysis of its portfolio.
OPTrust CIO James C. Davis discusses the fund’s member-driven investment philosophy and how it is transforming OPTrust into a pension-management organisation focused on remaining fully funded.