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 ...

Oklahoma Auditor Cries Foul Over Pension Consultant

Oklahoma’s top auditor is asking questions about fairness and bias in the hiring of a pension fund consultant. The consultant, NEPC LLC, was hired to analyze the performance of the state’s pension systems and investment managers. But state Auditor Gary Jones says there were irregularities in the way the consultant was hired, and a pension board ...

Leo Kolivakis on Paying Pension Executives

This week, the Financial Times released a list of the highest-paid pension CEOs, and interviewed observers from several corners who criticized the high compensation totals. On Wednesday, Leo Kolivakis of Pension Pulse weighed in on pension executive pay in an extensive piece. The post is re-printed below. _____________________________________  By ...
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