The numbers behind CalPERS hunt for a new CIO: 55 applicants so far; a $300,000 budget to secure a candidate; and a process of candidates submitting to 40-odd checks including credit checks and social media history.
Size and scale are not always advantages. Against the backdrop of tougher market conditions, CPP Investments' global head of private equity Suyi Kim says successfully managing what could be the world’s largest private equity allocation a program will depend on successfully managing the large team.
In the 60 years since the first CFA exam, the accreditation has been forced to evolve to meet the modernization of the profession. As the CFA celebrates this big milestone, chief executive Marg Franklin outlines the enhancements to the CFA program and how it can meet the future investment professional.
South Africa's pension funds may have to keep much more liquidity on hand if proposed legislation allows beneficiaries to access their retirement savings early. South Africa's GEPF ponders the implications for long-term investment.
Attempts by multiple Republican states to restrict where US pension funds can invest are symptomatic of bad governance. Top1000funds.com takes a deep dive into the quagmire of US state pension funds to assess the impact on CIOs, highlighting the need prevent the politicisation of investments.
Increased scrutiny on the transparency of disclosures is driving measurable improvements among some of the world’s largest asset owners, as refinements to the Global Pension Transparency Benchmark methodologies and board oversight boost attention on transparency.
CalSTRS has restructured the investment team with an eye on its future growth and the best people to achieve its mission. This includes examining the complexity of the portfolio and the skills required to manage it effectively in the future. Amanda White spoke to deputy CIO, Scott Chan.
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