Alaska Permanent Fund will focus on smart beta strategies as it seeks to further increase in-house management. It will also develop income-generating strategies away from traditional fixed income, leveraging its size and infinite investment horizon in competing for US infrastructure and real estate assets.
Sarah RundellApril 8, 2016
Long-horizon investors can withstand macro-economic volatility and so should tilt towards strategies that are exposed to that, including value, small cap and momentum. Oleg Ruban, vice president in the applied research team at MSCI says this validates factor-investing and factor-based asset allocation for these investors. Appropriate asset allocation requires explicit attention be paid to […]
Amanda WhiteOctober 3, 2014
Institutional investors are clearly behind in risk management compared to the innovative techniques implemented in treasury departments of corporate America, chief investment officer of Wurts and Associates, Jeff Scott says. Scott, who spent his career managing the balance sheet at Microsoft, Dow Chemical, the Alaska Permanent Fund and now investment consultant Wurts, says institutional investors […]
Amanda WhiteMay 9, 2012
A common belief in the value of a risk-based approach to asset allocation, and a courtship of eight months, has culminated in Jeff Scott being appointed the first chief investment officer of US consulting firm, Wurts & Associates.
Amanda WhiteJune 15, 2011