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Chart: Pension Funds on Long-Term Investing

Investments & Pensions Europe released the results of a survey recently that asked pension funds to answer questions about long-term investing: do pension funds consider themselves long term investors? What makes long-term investing difficult? What are the advantages of taking a long view? The survey results are interesting in light of a recent ...
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Institutional Investors Cite Regulatory Risk, Transparency as Obstacles to Infrastructure Investment

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) recently surveyed 71 pension funds on their interest in alternative investments. [The full survey can be found here.] The findings when it came to infrastructure investing were among the most interesting. The survey found that the funds had increased their alternative investments across ...
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Private Equity Eyes Longer Timelines For Largest Investors

Some private equity firms are considering offering new investment structures that would allow their largest clients to invest over a longer period of time, according to a New York Times report. The new structure would extend the timeline of some investments to over 10 years, which could appeal to institutional clients looking for longer-term, lower-risk ...
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Canada Pension Defends Saskatchewan Land Purchase

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) has had to absorb some criticism lately, stemming from its recent purchase of a large tract of Saskatchewan farmland. CPPIB bought 115,000 acres of Saskatchewan farmland in 2013; but the fund is now coming under fire for artificially inflating land values, among other things. Some observers are worried ...
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Study: Pension Funds Can Work Harder To Be Long-Term Investors

A new paper by Keith Ambachtsheer and John McLaughlin dives into the question: Do pension funds invest for the long term? Nearly all pension funds would identify themselves long-term investors if asked. But the paper reveals that there is a gap between that sentiment and the funds’ actual investment strategies. From ai-cio.com: The authors […] ...
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Institutional Investors Keeping Close Eye on Oil As Prices Continue To Slide

The price of oil dropped below $45 per barrel on Tuesday, and many Americans are undoubtedly enjoying the price drop – at least when they are filling up at the pump. But the drop is causing “a lot of concern” for institutional investors, according to a Pensions & Investment report. From Pensions & Investments: The impact of low oil prices ...
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Pensions Uninterested in Indian Debt

Some of the world’s most prominent pension funds have been eyeing Indian infrastructure investments. But pensions remain uninterested in the country’s debt. More from the Economic Times: Despite record inflows in 2014, Indian debt was unable to draw attention of perhaps the stickiest investors in global arena -sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) and ...
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Pensions Eye Indian Infrastructure

In December, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) made a $157 million investment in the infrastructure arm of an Indian engineering company. The CPPIB says investments with India are a “key part” of its long-term plans. Other pension funds may also find the county’s infrastructure to be an attractive investment. From the Economic ...
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How Much Are Low Oil Prices Hurting Retirement Accounts?

Americans are thrilled to be saving money at the gas pump. But low oil prices aren’t good news for everyone – namely, oil and gas companies. And that affects many Americans who are invested in oil and gas companies through their retirement accounts. But how much do low oil prices really hurt retirement funds? Dan Boyce from Inside Energy explores ...
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Benchmarks, Transparency Could Bring More Pension Funds to Infrastructure, Says Group

The European Association of Paritarian Institutions (AEIP) last week called for greater transparency and more performance data in the infrastructure sector. These changes, according to the AEIP, could help attract more pension funds to the sector. From Investments and Pensions Europe: Infrastructure markets need to be more transparent, with greater ...
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