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Switzerland’s rail fund SBB takes on more risk

Convinced higher interest rates signpost higher anticipated returns ahead, Pensionskasse SBB, the Bern-based pension fund for employees of Switzerland’s state-owned railway company, will increase its equity allocation including private equity. It plans to add managers in both public and private equity.
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How Railpen keeps illiquid asset allocation on track

New research on private markets at Railpen has produced a framework that focuses on scenario planning and the uncertainty inherent in illiquid investments taking account of “portfolio steerability”, allocation drift and the impact on short-term liquidity management resulting in a more dynamic approach.

CalPERS weathers SVB hit; resilience and transparency pays

Norway's sovereign wealth fund and Sweden’s largest pension fund Alecta are among funds with heavy losses from the SVB collapse. For CalPERS, which only had a small exposure, the tumultuous weekend highlighted the importance of resilience and transparency with the team quick to identify exposures and provide analysis.