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    1. July 26, 2015

      Simmering revolt against US private equity secrecy

      Pressure is building on US regulators to remove some of the secrecy surrounding private equity contracts amid growing...

    2. July 22, 2015

      US calls for clarity on private equity fees

      Pressure is building on US regulators to improve fee and expenses reporting standards across the private equity...

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    1. July 19, 2015

      Calstrs: US private equity woes deepen

      The second-largest US public pension fund has admitted it has failed to record total payments made to its private...

    2. July 12, 2015

      Appetite for hedge funds remains strong

      When Calpers, the largest US public pension fund, talks, everyone with an interest in institutional asset management...

    3. July 12, 2015

      Calpers’ private equity problems pile up

      One of California’s most senior elected officials has voiced “great concern” at Calpers’ worrying admission that...

    4. June 10, 2015

      GE Capital / CPPIB: stuck on you

      Has the love between pension funds and private equity worn thin? Typically pension funds allocate a chunk of employee...

    5. June 7, 2015

      Hedge funds remain a popular choice for institutional investors

      The popularity of hedge funds among large institutional investors shows no sign of abating despite widespread...

    6. May 31, 2015

      Is fossil fuel engagement all talk and no action?

      “Where’s your evidence?” The divestment campaigners who say asset owners should sell out of all fossil fuel companies...

    7. May 26, 2015

      Calpers and Calstrs urge G7 to back emissions goal

      The chief executives of US public pension giants, Calpers and Calstrs, have taken the unusual step of urging G7 finance...

    8. FT Alphaville

      May 19, 2015

      Is Calpers missing the forest for the trees?

      The California Public Employees’ Retirement System, which manages more than $300bn on behalf of current and future...

    9. May 18, 2015

      Why multi-boutiques are so on-trend

      It is the fastest-growing asset manager you’ve probably never heard of. Affiliated Managers Group, with some $638bn of...

    10. May 7, 2015

      Squeeze on water hits global food and drink groups

      Drought and other water supply problems are taking a financial toll on some of the world’s biggest food and drinks...

    11. May 3, 2015

      Fossil fuel divestment gathers momentum

      More than 10,000 people have signed a petition calling on ABP, the $360bn Dutch pension fund, to drop its holdings of...

    12. April 28, 2015

      BlackRock at odds with its investors over shareholder rights

      BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, is pressing companies in its portfolio to give their shareholders a right...

    13. April 20, 2015

      Investors fight for greater say on boards

      A campaign to win shareholders a greater say over who sits on corporate boards has exposed a rift between some of the...

    14. March 29, 2015

      Institutional money keeps rolling in to hedge funds

      Large investors remain as keen as ever to pump money into hedge funds, despite widespread speculation that the tide is...

    15. March 22, 2015

      Selling out of fossil fuels no solution for climate change

      Institutional investors are under increasing pressure to divest their holdings in fossil fuel-related companies. A...

    16. March 5, 2015

      Private equity: of secondary concern

      When life gives Wall Street lemons, Wall Street repackages them and announces the discovery of a new asset class. The...

    17. February 23, 2015

      Getting to the bottom of hedge fund fees

      Last year was another dismal one for hedge funds, as returns failed once again to live up to expectations and...

    18. February 20, 2015

      The wages of sin outweigh ethical returns

      Strictly speaking I shouldn’t be talking about ethical investment at this time of the year. The time for that is...

    19. February 15, 2015

      Future Fund backs Calpers’ ‘less is more’ stance on private equity

      The head of one of the world’s largest investors in private equity believes Calpers, the US’s biggest pension fund, was...

    20. FT Alphaville

      February 10, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Tuesday, - There will be no consolation prizes for Greek leaders who fail conventionally. - And… if the...

    21. January 25, 2015

      Anne Stausboll, Calpers CEO: the $300bn woman

      It is hard to imagine Anne Stausboll throwing her weight around. The chief executive of Calpers, the California pension...

    22. January 19, 2015

      Calpers takes axe to costly private equity managers

      Calpers, the largest US pension fund, is slashing the number of private equity managers it uses and teaming up with...

    23. January 19, 2015

      Going ape on private equity may be fruitless for top banana Calpers

      Calpers plans to dump two-thirds of the private equity managers currently receiving its largesse and drive down the...

    24. January 12, 2015

      Big investors say will stick with hard-pressed hedge fund sector

      Institutional investors plan to put more money into hedge funds this year in spite of lacklustre investment performance...

    25. FT Alphaville

      January 12, 2015

      Dear hedge funds, it's not you, it's the fees

      An open letter to active fund managers from the Canadian wealth manager PWL catches the eye. Not for the newness of its...

    26. January 4, 2015

      Hedge fund survey: Finding five exceptional hedge funds

      “But I still haven’t found what I’m looking for” Pop group U2’s refrain may be an apt description of how those running...

    27. November 17, 2014

      Pension funds to flock to riskier investments

      Pension fund managers around the world are preparing to invest in riskier assets such as hedge funds and private equity...

    28. October 26, 2014

      US institutions’ devotion to hedge funds wanes

      Fewer than one in five US institutional investors believe hedge fund managers and private equity firms are worth the...

    29. October 3, 2014

      Eureka! I discovered how funds are named

      Last month Calpers, the California Public Employees’ Retirement Scheme, one of the world’s largest pension funds,...

    30. October 2, 2014

      Pimco: ‘Bonds are meant to be boring’

      The portfolio managers and traders at Pimco had a name for the public dressings down and furious emails that many of...

    31. September 28, 2014

      Hedge funds move from the margins into the mainstream

      As hedge funds have evolved from tiny pools of private capital to hulking investment houses, so too have their clients....

    32. September 26, 2014

      Wall Street meets its match in people power

      The protesters of Occupy Wall Street didn’t do it. The prosecutors and the regulators who have been poking around in...

    33. September 26, 2014

      Quick View: FX industry gets organised

      It’s the world’s biggest, most liquid and most accessible market and is closely watched by governments and central...

    34. September 22, 2014

      Rockefellers join anti-fossil fuel drive

      A grass-roots movement against fossil fuels has secured its highest profile convert, as the family foundation built on...

    35. September 22, 2014

      Calpers’ exit has sent hedge fund managers a public health warning

      At a recent dinner party a hedge fund manager told one of his favourite stories. “I was watching a stand-up comedy...

    36. September 21, 2014

      Investors lose that lovin’ feeling for hedge funds

      What is the definition of a hedge fund? A fee structure in search of a client to rip off, or so I was reminded by an...

    37. September 21, 2014

      Movers & shakers: September 22

      • Vontobel, the SFr172bn Swiss asset manager, has hired Valentina Chen as a portfolio manager within its emerging...

    38. September 21, 2014

      The bottom line is a sustainability one

      The debate about whether socially responsible investment is financially rewarding has been raging for years. Individual...

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