Adapt or Die? Investment Biz Braces for Tech Effect

Most investment industry workers expect their job functions to change over the next five to 10 years as a result of technological disruption–with nearly half expecting that change to span from significantly different to job eliminating–according to the findings of a new report released by CFA Institute, titled the Investment Professional of the Future. The report explores how investment industry …

Royal Palm’s Kodsi: Miami is Key City for RE Investors

If there is one thing that Daniel Kodsi, CEO of Royal Palm Companies, a diversified real estate development company, knows, it’s Miami real estate. That’s because he has spent the last 30 years in Florida, raising money for real estate funds and developing real estate projects. Kodsi is bullish on the Miami region in particular and …

CIBC AM’s CEO Says Alts Investing is a Challenge

Liquid alternatives investments represent a wide range of asset classes and strategies giving investors many more moving parts to understand and master than traditional investment solutions, which makes succeeding in the strategy quite a challenge, according to David Scandiffio, president and CEO, CIBC Asset Management. “Given the multifaceted playing field, experience and investment skills are …

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.

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, …

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 …

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 …

Interview with Pentegra’s Scott Stone: Part 2

For our second 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, to discuss “the crisis” of unfunded liabilities at U.S. pension funds, and how Pentegra has been so successful in funding its own liabilities. This is part-two of …