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    1. 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 heavyweight...

    2. 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 October,...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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 euro...

    3. 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...

    4. 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 other...

    5. 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 fees of...

    6. 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 and...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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 fees...

    11. 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, announced...

    12. 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 them...

    13. 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. Some...

    14. 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 the...

    15. 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 banks...

    16. 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 the...

    17. 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 show,”...

    18. 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 equity...

    19. September 21, 2014

      Movers & shakers: September 22

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

    20. 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...

    21. September 21, 2014

      The week: September 22

      Calpers breaks up with hedge funds Calpers, the largest US public pension fund, is to withdraw from hedge funds entirely....

    22. September 19, 2014

      Hedge funds: California calls time

      Few of the local workers who pay into the London borough of Camden pension scheme each month would have heard of Alan...

    23. September 19, 2014

      Pension schemes stick with hedge funds

      Millions of pension savers in the UK will continue to have their savings invested in hedge funds, an asset class branded...

    24. September 19, 2014

      Letter from Lex: ending a relationship

      It has been a week for thinking about break-ups, and not just in Scotland. Over on the west coast of the US there has also...

    25. September 17, 2014

      UK’s £1tn corporate pensions sector stands by hedge funds

      The embattled hedge fund industry was given a boost by the UK’s £1tn corporate pension fund sector that indicated it would...

    26. FT Alphaville

      September 17, 2014

      Video: Calpers and hedge funds, the end of the affair

      Joseph and Dan discuss the decision by the largest US public pension fund to ditch hedge funds, on the set of mastermind.*...

    27. September 16, 2014

      Calpers gives up on the hedge fund dream

      In the years since the financial crisis, many once-fashionable investment vehicles have fallen from grace. Fewer buyers now...

    28. September 16, 2014

      UK pension fund criticises hedge fund fees

      One of the UK’s most influential public pension funds has branded high hedge fund fees as unjustifiable, adding to pressure...

    29. September 16, 2014

      Calpers: just not that into you

      Dear Lex, I have recently decided to end a 12-year relationship with a handsome, exciting asset class. It’s not me; it’s...

    30. FT Alphaville

      September 16, 2014

      Calpers ditches hedge funds [Update]

      The message is starting to get through. Calpers, the largest US public pension fund, has said that it will stop investing in...

    31. September 16, 2014

      Calpers pulls out of ‘costly’ hedge funds

      Calpers, the largest US public pension fund, has announced plans to eliminate its hedge fund programme, in a severe blow to...

    32. September 7, 2014

      Calpers alone in hedge fund retreat

      The decision by Calpers, the $300bn California Public Employees’ Retirement System, to cut its exposure to hedge funds will...

    33. FT Alphaville

      July 31, 2014

      Most hedge funds fail

      That conclusion, and its consequence — picking good hedge funds that will survive is beyond the ability of big investors...

    34. July 6, 2014

      US pension funds keep fossil fuels burning

      US pension funds have ignored calls from city councils and mayors to divest from carbon-intensive companies, despite concern...

    35. FT Alphaville

      May 29, 2014

      Manager wanted to nurture $288bn. Humility, grace and good humour required

      Do you have 15 years of investment experience, are prepared to work in Sacramento, California, for no more than $612,000?...

    36. May 27, 2014

      Urban Outfitters faces shareholder rebellion over diversity

      Urban Outfitters, the clothing retailer, has faced sharp criticism from large pension funds over a paucity of female...

    37. May 16, 2014

      Calpers sells stakes in Alisher Usmanov companies

      Calpers, the California state pension fund, has sold its holdings in two companies part-owned by Russia’s richest man,...

    38. May 15, 2014

      Chipotle investors vote down pay package

      Chipotle shareholders have rebuked the burrito chain’s executive pay plan with 77 per cent of the votes at its annual...

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