Texas pension invests in European private capital firm

The DB plan approved an $80m ticket to Metric Capital Partners following a recent decision to double its direct lending target

Jasmine Leitner 21 April, 2017

Podcast of MMR’s April 24 issue

Listen to the Money Management Report team bottom-line the top stories from the April 24 issue

Editorial Staff 21 April, 2017

Pensions looking toward ESG bonds

CalSTRS has led the way with a $5m investment in a social bond issued by the International Finance Corporation

Ben Shapiro 21 April, 2017

TDF fee battle intensifies

The launch of several low-cost products over the last year has pushed prices further down for both passive and active series

Michelle Zhou 21 April, 2017

DC trading activity in Q1 2017 lowest in decades

No days of above-normal trading activity were recorded during the entire first quarter of the year

Michael Paterakis 20 April, 2017

Passive hits private equity

A Chicago-based firm has designed a pair of investable indices for the private equity and venture capital markets

Ben Shapiro 20 April, 2017

Holzer Health goes with Milliman

The healthcare system sponsors three defined contribution plans with $210m in combined assets

Michael Paterakis 20 April, 2017

Fears over real estate bubble unwarranted

Investment managers specialized in the sector defend the market to a crowd of plan sponsors at Pension Bridge 2017

Michelle Zhou 20 April, 2017

News roundup: state pensions take on more risk for worse returns

Wednesday’s financial news roundup

Staff Writer 19 April, 2017

Hedge funds too mainstream, DB plans say

It’s debatable whether most managers, especially new entrants, are worth their fees, plan sponsors argue

Michelle Zhou 19 April, 2017

Willis Towers shuffles research team

The consultant behemoth promoted a 13-year firm veteran to a newly created role

Ben Shapiro 19 April, 2017

Smart beta not a passive investment

Plan sponsors attending Pension Bridge 2017 advised to approach the strategy with caution

Michelle Zhou 19 April, 2017

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