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Fees

Sampension seeks more control

As the Danish labour market pension fund puts more into alternatives and illiquid assets, it is also in talks with managers to increase its control over investment decisions and lower its costs.
Analysis

Who should co-invest in private equity?

Some pension funds have hit on a lucrative strategy to extract more value from their private equity portfolios. The £34-billion ($51.6-billion) Universities Superannuation Scheme, the United Kingdom’s second biggest pension fund for university and higher education staff, is expanding a private equity co-investment strategy begun in 2008. It’s a model whereby schemes portion some investment […]
Analysis

HF investments to reach pre-crisis heights

Despite ongoing uncertainty facing the world economy, institutional investors are planning to increase their allocations to alternative assets, with alternative asset researcher Preqin predicting the hedge fund industry could rebound next year to pre-global financial crisis (GFC) levels.
In Conversation

Cambridge releases internal databases

The growth in internal management is changing how asset consultants interact with clients, and the current market volatility means timely information can be vital to performance, Cambridge Associates chief executive officer Sandy Urie tells Top1000funds.com’s Sam Riley.