Private equity has been a stand out for the $130 billion Washington State Investment Board and CIO Gary Bruebaker says the real trick is attracting the top general partners. That means making sharp investments, being true to your word and nurturing the relationship.
Sarah RundellDecember 19, 2018
The CIO of Australia’s A$175 billion sovereign wealth fund, Raphael Arndt, sees a time on the not-too-distant horizon when the assumptions that have shaped investment strategy will no longer hold true. He’s working on a more comprehensive process for this challenging new world.
Core multi-asset strategies provide access to a collection of market betas without a heavy governance burden. Idiosyncratic multi-asset strategies introduce a variety of return drivers into a portfolio. Mercer takes a look at the costs of each of these subcategories and when they’re justified.
The California Public Employees’ Retirement System decides to stick with a traditional approach to direct investment within its private equity portfolio, planning to use a model that features ‘captive’ general partners that will operate independently but with a clear mandate from the fund for long-term value and benefit to society.
Sarah RundellNovember 20, 2018
The investment community’s obsession with short-term earnings is detrimental but convincing investors to back the slow, patient money is a tough sell, according to the CIO of one of the largest US pension funds, Chris Ailman, speaking at the annual SASB conference.
Amanda WhiteDecember 5, 2018
The £30 billion ($38 billion) Brunel Pension Partnership, the asset pool comprising 10 of the United Kingdom’s local authority pension schemes, is finding significant investment opportunities in private-sector renewables infrastructure.
Sarah RundellDecember 4, 2018
ESG integration in fixed income is finally starting to happen but the challenges it presents aren’t the same as in equities; for example, bondholder rights and shareholder rights aren’t the same. Have a look at what’s necessary to further blend ESG and fixed income.
Georg Inderst and Fiona StewartNovember 13, 2018
France’s Union Mutualiste Retraite is planning slight increases to its allocation to cash, private equity, private debt and infrastructure, in the face of high valuations and the late cycle. The fund has already added to its direct real-estate investments this year and is bracing for incoming regulations.
Sarah RundellNovember 27, 2018
Since splitting from its former inhouse manager, Hermes, the £50 billion British Telecom Pension Scheme has set about redefining itself. With a self-reliance borne of technology, the fund has brought portfolios and functions inhouse and started a bigger push into mature infrastructure.
Sarah RundellNovember 14, 2018
Most of Australia’s retirement system is still just heading towards investing with scale for both accumulation and pension phase. The A$70 billion First State Super and CIO Damian Graham are already there. So what do its investments look like?
Alice UribeOctober 25, 2018