Behind the scenes look at the governance, structure and decision making, and attitudes to fees, operations and managers, of large investors.
A detailed analysis of the largest 100 asset owner CIOs, plus a wishlist of characteristics and skills of the right candidate were front and centre of the latest CalPERS board meeting as the fund still searches for a permanent CIO.
Sarah RundellJuly 22, 2021
The CFA Institute's Future of Work in Investment Management report reveals the changes investment organisations are likely to make as they reassess the context of careers, work, and the culture of organizations, both in the near term and in the next five to 10 years. The report's author Rebecca Fender explains the key lessons.
Rebecca FenderJuly 20, 2021
The past year has seen Cbus Super bolster its team and systems - adding to its internalisation of investments - continue down the journey of fee reduction and deliver the best return of the fund’s 37-year history. Amanda White spoke to CIO, Kristian Fok.
Amanda WhiteJuly 15, 2021
The proliferation of grand gestures of sustainability, such as net zero commitments, means manager due diligence is even more important and more intensive, according to global head of research at Willis Towers Watson, Luba Nikulina.
Amanda WhiteJuly 5, 2021
Building on the commentary from Ricardo Research that calls for a mandates to be re-written to incentivise long-term behaviour, Matthew Leatherman from FCLTGlobal outlines practical steps investors have made to change behaviour.
Matthew LeathermanJuly 1, 2021
Mercer will incorporate DEI considerations into its manager research the same way it pioneered the incorporation of ESG factors in its manager ratings process back in 2012. The integration of DEI is a parting gift from long-term global head of investment research, Deb Clarke, who retired yesterday. Amanda White spoke to her about her legacy and the investment industry’s unfinished business.
Amanda WhiteJuly 1, 2021
CEOs are accustomed to stretch targets and reward outcomes, not efforts says TIAA’s Thasunda Brown Duckett, the same principals should be applied in the DEI space. She was speaking alongside CIOs from CalPERS and CalSTRS at a diversity forum co-hosted by the funds.
Stewart HawkinsJune 29, 2021