Corporate Funds, Defined Benefit, Institutional Investors, Pension Funds, Public Funds

Different Strokes for Different DB Plans: Corps, Publics Go Separate Ways

The world’s defined-benefit (DB) pension funds are moving  toward two very different futures, according to a recent report from BlackRock, based on a survey conducted for it by the Economist Intelligence Unit, titled Common Challenges, Diverging Paths: winding down and building up in global defined benefit pension. The report, which secures responses from 300 funds …

Institutional Investors, Pension Funds, Public Funds

CalPERS Hopes Other Funds Will Follow its GIPS Adoption

Having achieved compliance with CFA Institute’s Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPs) for the first time, for the year ending June 30, 2017, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) hopes its adoption of the standards will spur other U.S. state pension plans to follow suit. “One of the reasons this is a big deal is …

Letter from the Editor

Dear Reader

It is Market Group’s great pleasure to bring you the inaugural edition of Institutional Allocator. Institutional Allocator is an exclusive weekly news and information service that delivers informed perspective on the world’s institutional investment industry. Tailored to the information needs of asset owners and delivered primarily to a community of Markets Group Forum attendees,Institutional Allocator …