ESG is a core expectation of LPs in assessing private equity managers, and some asset owners including AP2 are willing to forego opportunities if a manager is not transparent on ESG, a panel at PRI in Person discussed.
Sarah RundellSeptember 11, 2019
This third article about the recently released CFA Institute report, the Investment Professional of the Future, looks at a roadmap for investment firms for developing culture and purpose. Specifically the report recommends that firms enhance the employee experience, invest in empowering leadership, and become change-savvy.
Bob StammersSeptember 9, 2019
Modern portfolio theory has created the impression that diversification is always a good thing, but asset owners could benefit from a more sceptical attitude. This article suggests over-diversification favours managers at the expense of returns to investors.
Phil EdwardsSeptember 6, 2019
The board of the $154 billion Teacher Retirement System of Texas has approved changes to its strategic asset allocation as a result of its latest five-year study, increasing its allocation to private markets, risk parity and introducing leverage.
Amanda WhiteAugust 22, 2019
The $31.3 billion South Carolina Retirement System Investment Commission has launched a co-investment private equity program in a bid to reduce risk and enhance returns. Partnering with Chicago-headquartered GCM Grosvenor, RSIC will tap Grosvenor’s own private equity deal flow, as well as introductions to the manager’s GP network.
Sarah RundellAugust 19, 2019
Industrial group UTC and global real estate manager AEW have structured a joint-venture investing in value-add real estate. In a relationship forged on trust and friendship, the allocation has grown to become the corporate pension fund’s best performing asset class.
Sarah RundellAugust 15, 2019