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Alaska Permanent looks to emerging markets

The Alaska Permanent Fund Board of Trustees was educated on the changing risk profiles of emerging-market debt at its meeting in February, with chair, Bill Moran, suggesting the asset class could have a greater role in the fund’s portfolio in the future.

CalPERS warns that Apple tempts downfall

One of the world’s most innovative and progressive companies, Apple, is the target of lobbying by CalPERS, demonstrating that dropping mandatory majority voting in director elections from the final version of the Dodd-Frank Act, hasn’t deterred shareowners from taking the matter into their own hands.

Derivatives: sour grapes or Dodd-Frank victims?

While claims the Dodd-Frank Act will make the derivatives market prohibitively expensive could be seen as a case of sour grapes from a market unregulated until now, a committee reviewing the Act has asserted that end-users of derivatives, including pension funds, will bear the brunt of the new laws.

Too much, too little, too late in alts: CREATE

Pension funds had diversified into alternatives at the wrong time, CREATE’s chief executive, Professor Amin Rajin said, claiming pension funds were taking too long in their decision-making to make the most of opportunities available.

US instos battle for proxy rights on boards

The ongoing saga of US investors’ right to have a say in corporate elections continues with the Council of Institutional Investors (CII) refuting the Business Roundtable’s (BRT) claims that the proxy rule will injure shareholder interests.