Institutional Investors Bullish on Stocks, Alternatives in 2015

Institutional investors around the globe believe equities will be the best-performing asset class in 2015, according to a survey released Monday. Investors are also bullish on alternatives, but not as thrilled when it comes to bonds, according to the survey. The results summarized by Natixis Global Asset Management: Forty-six percent of institutional ...

As Some Pension Funds Phase Out Hedge Funds, Others Phase Them In

There were big headlines earlier this month when CalPERS announced its decision to chop its hedge fund allocation by 40 percent. The news was big not just because it was CalPERS, but because the decision followed in the wake of similar decisions made by smaller funds around the country. The Los Angeles Fire & Police Pension System might not be ...

Survey: Pensions Funds Will Continue To Increase Alternative Investments

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Six Years Later, Warren Buffett Is Winning His Bet Against Hedge Funds

In 2008, Warren Buffett made a $1 million wager with alternatives firm Protégé Partners. The money came from Buffet’s own pocket, not Berkshire’s. Around the country, the ears of pension funds began perking up in anticipation. The bet: “Over a ten-year period commencing on January 1, 2008, and ending on December 31, 2017, the S&P 500 will ...

Memphis’ Pension Fund Is Considering Going All-In On High-Risk Strategies

For the last two years, the City of Memphis Pension Fund has been considering an overhaul in investment strategy. The strategy: re-allocating hundreds of millions of dollars from U.S. stocks and bonds into higher-risk investments. That entails increased allocations toward private equity, hedge funds, foreign stocks and bonds and real estate investments. On ...
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