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Study Examines Herd Mentality in Pension Investing

Pension funds exhibit a herd mentality when formulating investment strategies, according to a new paper that studied the investment decisions of UK pension funds over the last 25 years. The paper, authored by David P. Blake, Lucio Sarno and Gabriele Zinna, claims that pension funds “display strong herding behavior” when making asset allocation ...
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Netherlands Regulator: Some Pension Funds Not Doing Enough to Manage Conflicts of Interest

The Nederlandsche Bank (DNB), the entity that regulates the Netherlands’ pension funds, is concerned that some pension funds have not implemented adequate policies protecting against conflicts of interest. From Investments and Pensions Europe: Most pension funds’ boards pay insufficient attention to potential conflicts of interest of policy makers, ...
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What Types of People Should Manage Institutional Money?

What traits does it take to be a successful manager of institutional money? A high IQ? A steady temperament? A penchant for going on lucky streaks? Jack Gray, of the Paul Woolley Centre for Capital Market Dysfunctionality at University of Technology, Sydney, dives deep into this question in a recent article published in the Rotman International Journal ...
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