Behind the scenes look at the governance, structure and decision making, and attitudes to fees, operations and managers, of large investors.
The C$23 billion Canadian fund, OPTrust is embracing the power of technology to improve investment outcomes. Wei Xie and Brandon Da Silva explain the fund's focus on two subdomains of machine learning and how they can be used together: reinforcement learning and uncertainty modelling.
Wei Xie and Brandon DasilvaApril 14, 2021
Executives at the South Carolina Retirement System pulled off a previously unimaginable task in 2020, conducting a complete review of the fund’s asset allocation, simplifying its portfolio, negotiating with suppliers, and gaining approval from the commission, all while working entirely remotely. Amanda White speaks to executive director Michael Hitchcock about the new portfolio and the process of getting there.
Amanda WhiteApril 7, 2021
Now is the prime time for investment leaders to invest in their teams, but what does it take to build a super team? Roger Urwin explores the skills, processes, dynamics and innovations needed for an investment super team.
Roger UrwinMarch 30, 2021
The Global Pension Transparency Benchmark (GPTB) measured four factors in its assessment of transparency of pension fund disclosures, here Amanda White looks specifically at the level of cost transparency across pension funds globally.
Amanda WhiteFebruary 23, 2021
The crisis has accelerated the industry’s adoption of technology for manager due diligence an area where it has traditionally lagged, according to founder of Inalytics Rick di Mascio who after 30 years in the job knows how to identify manager skill.
Amanda WhiteFebruary 4, 2021