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Texas’ ERS to boost alternatives

The $29 billion Employees Retirement System of Texas will add to its alternatives portfolio over four years and wants small managers to represent 10 per cent of its active mandates.
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AIMCo makes private equity top priority

Canada's AIMCo is pushing innovation further, taking ownership stakes in energy groups and hedge funds, and going after private equity with renewed gusto.
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Florida SBA trusts long-term plan

Florida State Board of Administration CIO Ash Williams may modernise real-estate holdings or add Asia exposure, but he sticks to the long-term strategy – especially when tough times loom.
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Chinese market’s many pros and cons

The Asian giant has a vibrant tech sector, a growing middle class, and a government making changes to improve access. It’s enough to make many take on the market’s volatility and other issues.
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Pooling funds worth the trouble

Combining pension funds involves merging cultures, acting as both an investor and a body that answers to its constituent funds, and more. A panel of CEOs discussed the difficulties and benefits.
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Industriens seeks more in renewables

Fresh off a windfall from green-energy assets in Asia, Denmark’s $26.9 billion Industriens Pension is looking to employ the model in Africa and Latin America, where it has a track record.
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Tech alters infrastructure assets

AI and other advances are making assets like toll bridges more challenging. Opportunities are emerging from privatisation but the days of 'set-and-forget' may be coming to an end.
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Looming downturn forces moves

Asset owners are diversifying, cutting costs and allocating assets to low-volatility strategies to put their portfolios in position for difficult times, a high-level panel discussion found.
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Bridgewater urges investors to get real

Investors need to face the reality of lower returns and adjust their portfolios accordingly, the co-CIO of hedge-fund giant Bridgewater said.
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Steps beyond carbon footprinting

Merely capturing carbon data doesn't do enough to inform asset owners about environmental risk but models and technology are emerging to do the job, the Smith School's Ben Caldecott explains.
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Cbus moving raft of assets in-house

Australia’s $34 billion pension fund for the construction industry is moving nearly half of its asset management in-house, starting with active equity and infrastructure.
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Call to ‘take a stand’ for workers

UNI Global Union general secretary Philip Jennings implored asset owners to use their influence to help the global workforce, for the sake of the economy, society and their supply chains.