• Willis Towers Watson Rolls Out Institutional Marketplace

    Feb 22, 2017 - Michael Paterakis

    Willis Towers Watson has launched an institutional asset management exchange platform as part of its corporate strategy of building and operating marketplaces.
  • DC Trading Activity Slow In January

    Feb 21, 2017 - Michael Paterakis

    2017 was off to a slow start with regards to trading activity in defined contribution plans, according to Aon Hewitt’s 401(k) Index.
  • Mercer Creates Inaugural U.S. PE Transaction Services Role

    Feb 16, 2017 - Amrita Sareen-Tak

    Jeff Chernosky has been selected as the firm’s inaugural U.S. private equity transaction services leader.
  • PBGC Makes Appointments To Its Team

    Feb 16, 2017 - Amrita Sareen-Tak

    The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation has appointed two to roles on its team.
  • Fiduciary Rule Unlikely To Quietly Go Away

    Feb 10, 2017 - Michael Paterakis

    President Donald Trump’s administration has taken its first step in dismantling the U.S. Department of Labor’s so-called fiduciary rule for financial advisers, but the outcome of that process is far from certain.
  • The Fiduciary Rule’s Emotional Rollercoaster

    Feb 10, 2017 - Staff Writer

    On Feb. 3 President Donald Trump signed an executive memorandum directing the Secretary of the Department of Labor to consider rescinding the fiduciary rule.
  • Arnerich Massena Names Institutional Head To Empoyee Shareholder Group

    Feb 08, 2017 - Michael Paterakis

    Portland, Ore.-based investment consultant Arnerich Massena has named Terri Schwartz, a managing director and head of the firm's institutional services business, to the firm's group of shareholders, composed of some of the firm's senior employees.
  • Shift From DB To DC Unabated Globally

    Feb 06, 2017 - Michael Paterakis

    The growth of the defined contribution (DC) market both in the U.S. and overseas continues to outstrip that of defined benefit (DB) plans, a new Willis Towers Watson study finds.
  • Asia-focused PE Funds See Second Year Of Decline

    Feb 03, 2017 - Amrita Sareen-Tak

    Fundraising by Asia-focused private equity funds continued on a downward trend in 2016, with the total number of funds closed and capital raised declined for a second consecutive year, according to Preqin data.
  • Corporate Funding Up Nearly 5% In 2016: Wilshire Assoc.

    Feb 02, 2017 - Violet Baron

    U.S. corporate pension plans increased their aggregate funded ration by 1.2% in the month of January, rising to 83.2% from 82%, according to research by Wilshire Associates.
  • Preqin: Infrastructure Gains Momentum Among Investors

    Jan 31, 2017 - Amrita Sareen-Tak

    Allocations to unlisted infrastructure continue to gain steam in the market, according to a Preqin report.
  • New Facebook-Like Platform Seeks To Connect DC Plan Sponsors

    Jan 27, 2017 - Michael Paterakis

    Corporate Insight, a New York-based research firm specializing on financial services, has launched an online platform that aims to address a common challenge among corporate defined contribution (DC) plan sponsors: sharing ideas and best practices in a confidential manner.
  • Cambridge: PE Buyouts Slowed In 2016

    Jan 20, 2017 - Violet Baron

    Private equity exits showed signs of tapering off in 2016, according to research from Cambridge Associates.
  • DC Trading Activity Reverts To Normal Levels In December

    Jan 19, 2017 - Michael Paterakis

    Trading activity in defined contribution plans returned to normal, light-trading levels in December, following a three-year high recorded in November due to uncertainty stemming over the outcome of the U.S. presidential election.
  • eVestment: HFs Suffer Quarterly Outflows Not Seen Since Financial Crisis

    Jan 17, 2017 - Amrita Sareen-Tak

    When it comes to assets, hedge funds continue to hemorrhage.
  • 2017 Outlook – “Mind the Gap”

    Jan 13, 2017 - Guest Contributor

    Now eight years into an economic recovery that should be close to dying of old age by historical standards, markets are instead pricing in a re-acceleration of economic growth in 2017 and beyond.
  • Arnerich Names New CEO

    Jan 12, 2017 - Michael Paterakis

    Arnerich Massena has named Dave Nute its new chief executive.
  • Mercer Advisors Buys New York RIA

    Jan 12, 2017 - Michael Paterakis

    Santa Barbara, Calif.-based registered investment adviser Mercer Advisors has acquired Novos Planning Associates, another RIA based in New York.
  • Preqin: Private Strat Investors Contemplate Dry Powder Allocations

    Jan 06, 2017 - Amrita Sareen-Tak

    While capital available to be invested in private market strategies (dry powder) has risen by some 19% to $1.47 trillion over the last two years, investors remain wary of fund terms and frothy valuations, according to Preqin.
  • Willis Towers Watson: Funded Status For Corp. Funds Unchanged

    Jan 03, 2017 - Amrita Sareen-Tak

    The funded status of the nation’s largest corporate pension funds effectively remained unchanged year-over-year as of the end of 2016, according to Willis Towers Watson data.
  • Ten Actions for Your DC Plan in 2017

    Dec 23, 2016 - Guest Contributor

    In the 10 years since the passage of the Pension Protection Act (PPA) in 2006, the structure of defined contribution plans has evolved significantly.
  • UN PRI: On Trump, 2017 Outlook, Celebrating 10-Year Anniversary

    Dec 23, 2016 - Amrita Sareen-Tak

    The United Nations-supported Principles of Responsible Investing group, which works to support incorporating environmental, social and governance factors within investment frameworks, remains upbeat on the outlook for responsible investing in the United States.
  • Mercer Advisors Buys California IRA

    Dec 14, 2016 - Michael Paterakis

    Mercer Advisors, a Santa Barbara, Calif.-based registered investment advisory firm, has acquired Fabian Wealth Strategies, another RIA located in the area of Costa Mesa, Calif.
  • Mercer Appoints New Orleans Health Benefits Leader

    Dec 08, 2016 - Michael Paterakis

    Mercer has promoted Mimi Farrell to health benefits practice leader in New Orleans.
  • Moody's: Credit Quality Of Marketplace Loans Backing ABS, Steady In 2017

    Dec 07, 2016 - Amrita Sareen-Tak

    The credit quality of marketplace loans underlining new asset-backed securities will likely be steady in 2017, according to a Moody’s report.
  • PRI Launches Regulation Guide

    Dec 07, 2016 - Amrita Sareen-Tak

    The United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment group has launched a guide on how regulation can better assist the adoption of environmental, social, governance principals among investors.
  • NEPC: 45% Of Corporate Plans Pondered Lump-Sums In 2016

    Dec 02, 2016 - Violet Baron

    Forty-five percent of corporate plan sponsors considered lump-sum payouts to participants in 2016, according to research by pension consultant NEPC.
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