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U.S. Pension Funds Return 6.7 Percent; Sixth Straight Year of Gains

U.S. public pension funds saw median returns of 6.76 percent in 2014, according to Wilshire Associates. It marks the sixth consecutive year of positive investment performance for public funds in the U.S. The country’s corporate pension plans returned 6.92 percent. More from Bloomberg, via the Salt Lake Tribune: U.S. public pensions reported median ...
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Report: Hedge Funds Expect Pensions To Up Their Allocations in 2015

State Street has published a new report, titled The Alpha Game, which analyzes a survey that quizzed 235 hedge fund managers on what the future holds for pensions investing in hedge funds, and other industry trends. The majority of managers think pension funds will increase their hedge fund holdings over the next few years. Some key points, from ValueWalk: The ...
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Study: Pension Funds Flock to ETFs for Diversification

A recent survey of European institutional investors, including almost 70 pension funds, attempted to pin down why institutional investors are driven towards ETFs. The research, conducted by Greenwich Associates, concluded that most investors are drawn toward ETFs because of the diversification they promise. More on the results from Investments & ...
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Quebec Pension Buys Manhattan Office Tower for $2.2 Billion; Second Most Expensive Office Sale in U.S. History

Canadian pension fund Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec said on Friday it had completed the second most expensive office sale in U.S. history by buying a Manhattan office tower for $2.2 billion. The fund partnered with Callahan Capital Properties to buy the building, located at Three Bryant Park. More from the Wall Street Journal: The real ...
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Public Pensions Experience First Negative Quarter Since Early 2013 As Investments Decline

The median return of public pension investments was –1 percent in the third quarter, according to a Wilshire Trust Universe Comparison Service report. It was the first negative quarter in over a year for public plans, collectively. More on third quarter performance, from Reuters: Public pensions lost a median 1.00 percent in the third quarter, compared ...
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Public Pensions Outperformed Endowments in Fiscal Year 2014

For the second year in a row, U.S. public pension investment returns outpaced endowment funds. Endowment funds on the whole returned 15.8 percent, while public pension portfolios returned 16.86 percent. From Chief Investment Officer: US university endowments returned an average 15.8% in the fiscal year ending June 30—more than 100 basis point less ...
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Surveys: Institutional Investors Disillusioned With Hedge Funds, But Warming To Real Estate And Infrastructure

Two separate surveys released in recent days suggest institutional investors might be growing weary of hedge funds and the associated fees and lack of transparency. But the survey results also show that the same investors are becoming more enthused with infrastructure and real estate investments. The dissatisfaction with hedge funds — and their ...
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Pension Funds Need To Stay Out of the “Bargain Bin” When Shopping For Hedge Funds

More than ever, pension funds are negotiating fees with hedge funds in an effort to lower the expenses associated with those investments. That sounds like a wise course of action. But a new column in the Financial Times argues that pension funds need to stop shopping in the “bargain bin” for hedge funds—because the hedge funds that are willing ...
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Lessons In Infrastructure Investing From Canada’s Pensions

Canada’s pension plans were among the first in the world to invest in infrastructure, and they remain the most prominent investors in the asset class. Are there any lessons to be learned from Canada when it comes to infrastructure investing? Georg Inderst, Principal of Inderst Advisory, thinks so. In a recent paper in the Rotman International Journal ...
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Wall Street Securitizes Pension Liabilities to Create “Longevity Derivatives”

No one ever said Wall Street wasn’t creative. Several firms are selling securities backed by longevity risk—the risk that retirees receiving benefits will live longer than expected and thus incur a higher cost on their retirement plan. More from Institutional Investor: Sovereign wealth funds, educational endowments and ultrahigh-net-worth individuals ...
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