Interview with Pentegra’s Scott Stone: Part 5

For our fifth video series installment, Managing Editor Leslie Kramer sat down with Pentegra Retirement Services’s CIO Scott Stone, at Markets Group’s Tri-State Institutional Forum in New York, and asked if he expects to see more defined benefit plans moving into the defined contribution space. This is part five of a five-part series.

Interview with Pentegra’s Scott Stone: Part 4

For our fourth video series installment, Managing Editor Leslie Kramer sat down with Pentegra Retirement Services’ CIO Scott Stone, at Markets Group’s Tri-State Institutional Forum, in New York, and asked if he thinks the pension crisis will be solved any time soon. This is part four of a five-part series.

Interview with Pentegra’s Scott Stone: Part 3

For our third video series installment, Managing Editor Leslie Kramer sat down with Pentegra Retirement Services’ CIO Scott Stone, at Markets Group’s Tri-State Institutional Forum in New York, and asked if pension funds need to change their asset allocation to prepare for a coming recession. This is part three of a five-part series.

Willis Towers Watson Creates Research Uber Boss; Promotes One Other

Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has tapped a new leader for its research operations and promoted one other within the division. The promotions were conferred in a effort to “enhance” the firm’s research offering, and follow other recent senior executive appointments at WTW. Luba Nikulina will take on a new leadership role as head of research, …

J.P. Morgan Shakes up AM Investment Committee

Paul Quinsee, global head of equities, and Bob Michele, global head of fixed income, currency and commodities (GFICC) at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, will expand their current roles to include co-head responsibilities of the Asset Management Investment Committee (AMIC), which reviews new and existing global product offerings at the firm, according to Mary Callahan Erdoes, …

Kansas Seeks Deputy Private-Markets Investments Chief

The approximately $20 billion Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS) in Topeka is taking steps to recruit a deputy chief investment officer-private markets to fill a slot left vacant by the resignation earlier this month of its previous deputy CIO Dean Roney. Roney left the system for family relocation reasons, according to a press release …

Washington Trust’s Cloutier Banking on Deep-Dive Research to Drive PW Biz

Richard Cloutier, Jr., chief investment strategist in the wealth management division of Washington Trust Bank, is an advocate of deep-dive research as a way to help the bank’s portfolio managers better serve clients and mitigate risk. “We are strong advocates of research and continually engage in research to ensure that our strategies provide the best risk-adjusted …

So Far, So Good with RE Debt Market: Verus’ Nicolini

John Nicolini, a managing director and senior consultant with Verus, sees no signs that the real estate lending market is declining.  “Lots of capital is still chasing deals from insurance, banks and private capital, he said, adding that “It will likely take a valuation incident to scare debt capital from the markets.” Nicolini, who is …

In the Future, Tech will Separate AM Winners from Losers: Willis Towers Watson

The adoption of new technology by asset managers will set them apart as they look to remain competitive and grow in the coming years, according to a research paper released this month by Willis Tower Watson’s Thinking Ahead Institute (TAI), entitled “The asset manager of tomorrow.” The report also predicts that the roles played by …

CalSTRS Names Chief of New Investment Strategy and Risk Unit

The California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) has appointed Geraldine Jimenez as Director of Investment Strategy and Risk, confirmed Scott Chan, CalSTRS’ deputy chief investment officer. The new unit was established in May and is responsible for implementing and monitoring CalSTRS’ overall investment portfolio strategy and risk profile. The new unit’s primary goal is to …