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Fiduciary investor think tank – delegate profile

Three finance professors from Stanford University presented their latest papers on active management, private equity and financial regulation, which were debated and work-shopped by US institutional investors in a one-day investment think tank. Chief investment officers from US public and corporate pension funds, endowments and foundations convened at Menlo Park, the home of Stanford University, […]

Six ways to satisfaction, SEC told

The Securities and Exchange Commission should reinstate the investor advisory committee it abandoned in 2010 as part of a wider commitment to address near-term financial market reform, a group of institutional investors from across the globe have stated. The investors, who represent combined assets of $1.6 trillion, wrote to SEC chairman Mary Schaprio calling for […]

Should US investors have rights offshore?

US institutional investors are discouraged to diversify into offshore shares due to the outcome of a court case which restricts anti-fraud protection. The US case involving the purchase of shares in an Australian bank by Australian investors on an Australian stock exchange has important implications for US institutional investors and their drive to diversify investments […]

Ohio uncertain on alternatives consultant

The $72 billion Ohio Public Employees Retirement System is looking for an investment consultant to advise on its $10 billion alternatives program, and is considering whether to hire separate consultants for each asset class or one consultant to advise on the entire program. Ohio Public Employees Retirement System, OPERS alternativesAsset Owner: White is responsible for […]

FRR joins oil payments transparency initiative

France’s 28.8 billion ($41.7 billion) Fonds de Reserve Pour Les Retraites (FRR) has joined more than 80 institutional investors globally in becoming a signatory to an initiative aimed at strengthening transparency in the extractive industries sector through disclosure around company payments and government revenues from mining, oil and gas. Fonds de Reserve Pour Les RetraitesAsset […]