Brunel Pension Partnership, the £31 billion asset manager for 10 local authority pension funds in the United Kingdom, is in the process of allocating to a new cohort of managers across private equity and debt, infrastructure, and unsecured income.
Five years on from a board decision to increase manager diversity, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, the Washington-based defined contribution plan for US federal civilian employees is finally poised to allocate a portion of its giant $640 billion assets to a new manager for the first time.
Fees have declined significantly in a number of asset classes since 2016. Fund of hedge fund fees for example have fallen by more than a quarter in that time. Kathryn Saklatvala from bfinance discusses why.
The $27 billion Nebraska Investment Council is conducting a deep dive into its fixed income portfolio, inviting up to 25 current and potential external managers to pitch their best ideas. The process begins by wiping any preconceived notions around the allocation’s role in the overall portfolio and justifying its place as if from scratch. It ends two years later with the issuing of mandates.
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