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Caisse Geneva’s approach to risk

The pension fund for the Swiss Canton of Geneva runs a fundamental investment strategy shaped around harvesting the premia. The fund's CIO, Gregoire Haenni, mindful of heightened risk in the equity allocation because of the late cycle.
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Why underperformers matter

The specter of “winning” associated with highly achieving firms in the investment industry can be dangerous. Head of manager research at Mercer, Deb Clarke, looks at why CIOs should not overlook underperforming firms.
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Rediscovering FI at Nebraska

The $27 billion Nebraska Investment Council is conducting a deep dive into its fixed income portfolio, inviting up to 25 current and potential external managers to pitch their best ideas. The process begins by wiping any preconceived notions around the allocation’s role in the overall portfolio and justifying its place as if from scratch. It ends two years later with the issuing of mandates.
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NY Common allocation review

The $210 billion New York State Common Retirement Fund is considering pushing its return target below 7 per cent as it embarks on a deep dive review of its asset allocation, a practice that comes around every five years.
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Evolving the City of Austin pension fund

Amanda White sat down for an hour-long fireside chat with David Veal, CIO of the $3 billion City of Austin Employees Retirement System. They discussed private equity, managing strategic relationships, internalisation and adopting Norwegian investment beliefs.
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RFK Human Rights achievements

President of Robert F Kennedy Human Rights, Kerry Kennedy, welcomed delegates to its 2019 investor conference by outlining some of the milestones achieved by the organization in the past year. These include criminal legal system reform; suing Colombia on behalf of a journalists’ family; and major advancements in farm workers’ rights.
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A guide for trustees for the long term

Last month the book Achieving Investment Excellence, was launched in the auditorium of Dutch pension investor APG. The book is a guide to empowering pension fund trustees to get a good grip on the difficulty of successful long-term investing for pension funds. Top1000funds.com spoke to one of the authors, principal director investment strategy of PGGM, Jaap van Dam.
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