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.
In this Q&A, the chairman of Queensland’s $72 billion superannuation fund reflects on going public offer, launching an insurance arm, and the much-debated representative trustee board model.
Portfolio-level views of risk and alpha-generating strategies help explain why the State of Wisconsin Investment Board says its technology refresh has already paid for itself.
Listed assets aren’t the only investments under more scrutiny. As funds strive for sustainability, they are now applying that rigour even to notoriously opaque classes such as private equity.
The number of different kinds of risk institutional investors must consider is overwhelming. We risked trying to make a list and, at the risk of sounding boastful, the result is worth a read.
This year, as you might expect, our readers placed six investor profiles among our top 10 most read stories. See what other types of stories topped the list and find out what was No. 1.
A new report from the Principles for Responsible Investment states that investment consultants must put ESG issues at the core of the advice they offer, to build a sustainable finance system.
Most investors aren’t ready for the enormous impact of AI, chaos theory and more on the industry. Stanford’s Ashby Monk says the first step in changing this is building networks for innovation.
Focusing Capital on the Long Term has published a paper with 10 things asset owners and managers can do to negotiate deals that align their incentives – and thinking – with longer time horizons.
Texas Teachers has made extensive changes to its equities portfolio, increasing risk premia, reducing active management and applying new strategies developed by the fund’s research arm.
Active managers need to be dynamic and fintech can’t do it all. Those are among the insights Nobel laureate Robert Merton revealed in an exclusive interview with top1000funds.com. Click to listen
Canada’s biggest funds are among the founders of the National Pension Hub, which aims to sponsor research that can help the industry, and has a plan for getting the right academics onto the job.
As the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board gets larger, it is considering how to retain its sizeable private-market holdings with public proxies. It’s a ‘capacity issue’.