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Funds team up on G7 priorities

A group of institutional investors are collaborating to address the G7 priorities of climate change, gender inequality and the infrastructure gap, agreeing to commit resources and expertise.
Editorial

Back to the future: investors concerns in 2008 resonate today

This issue marks the 400th edition of www.top1000funds.com,  which looks at the strategies and views of the world’s largest asset owners. So what were the concerns and opportunities of investors six years ago, and what are they now?   Since its launch in 2008, the journalists at www.top1000funds.com have written more than 2,000 stories on […]
News

PIP in to infrastructure

A swathe of UK pension funds is poised to increase its exposure to infrastructure. In a small start, which enthusiasts believe will quickly grow, the Pension Infrastructure Platform (PIP) will launch as a fund in January 2013, targeting £2 billion ($3.24 billion) worth of projects with the backing of around 10 UK pension funds. The […]
In Conversation

In-house not for
every house: WSIB

While the trend for most large institutional investors is to insource asset management, the $85-billion Washington State Investment Board (WSIB) has decided to take a different path. Much-cited CEM Benchmarking research shows that funds with internal-management platforms are better performers after cost, and this is largely driven by the lower costs of internal management. Many […]
Investor Profile

OMERS sharpens strategic focus

OMERS Strategic Investments (OSI) is more than the international co-investment arm of Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS), it is the vehicle which the system uses to shape and implement several key parts of its strategic plan. OSI is one of five investment groups that fit under the OMERS Worldwide brand. The other four groups […]
News

2011 global and industry highlights

Republican congress woman Gabrielle Giffords was among 17 shot in an assassination attempt, six killed. The Dow Jones Industrial Average broke through 12,000, the first time the index was above this mark since 2008. The index had its best January performance since 1997. Investors’ appetite for corporate bonds continued unabated with banks and companies borrowing […]
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