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Save (Us All) for Retirement

Nov 15th, 2020 | Filed under: Performance, Analytics & Metrics, Newly Added, Asset allocation, What about beta?, Asset Allocation Models, Allocating to A.I.

By Aaron Filbeck, CFA, CAIA, CIPM We have not been shy in our assessment of the current state of retirement. As we know, defined benefit plans face a tough road ahead as lofty actuarial assumptions have barely budged and regular distributions are hardly being backfilled with contributions. But what aboutRead More


Next Customer!

Apr 20th, 2020 | Filed under: Newly Added, Institutional Investing, Asset allocation, What about beta?, Asset Allocation Models, Alternative Investments in Context, Institutional Asset Management

By Bill Kelly, CAIA Association CEO Our story starts with a former Eagle Scout known as Barber. While his name had absolutely nothing to do with his ultimate professional calling, Barber Conable did, perhaps unwittingly, become the Sweeney Todd of the defined benefit plan. Barber Conable lived a noble lifeRead More


Pension Funds Not Quite Swamped by ‘Grey Tsunami’

Mar 5th, 2019 | Filed under: Real Estate, Private Equity, Hedge Fund Strategies, Infrastructure, Equity Hedge Funds, Debt Types of Private Equity, Newly Added, Institutional Investing, Asset allocation, Event-Driven Hedge Funds, Equity Types of Private Equity, Natural Resources and Land, Asset Allocation Models, Operationally Intensive Real Assets, The A.I. Industry, Institutional Asset Management, Macro and Managed Futures Funds, Real Estate Equity Investments, Hedge Funds, Commodities, Private Investments, Real Assets, Allocating to A.I.

A recent study of public employee retirement systems in the United States reaches conclusions, that, after a fair amount of “grey tsunami” alarmism in recent years, sound reassuring. The study, based on a recent survey of system managements conducted by the National Conference of Public Employee Retirement Systems (NCPERS) inRead More


And This Little Piggy Wants to TARP It  

Nov 26th, 2018 | Filed under: Newly Added, Institutional Investing, What about beta?, Institutional Asset Management, Allocating to A.I., Finance & Economics

By Bill Kelly, CEO, CAIA Association Pity the poor maligned pig. From the early origins of the Mother Goose nursery rhyme dating back almost 300 years, to the modern and profane descriptor for any boorish lout, the pig is there. Commonly used synonyms, like swine, provide little solace and theRead More


Pensions, Inflation and Longevity Risk

May 15th, 2012 | Filed under: Institutional Investing

The phrase “hybrid pension system,” as you might expect, refers to systems that can be categorized neither as defined contribution nor as defined benefit simply. This may involve for example risk sharing amongst employees, within or between generations of recipients, in the context of a collective defined contribution (CDC). The essential argument of this study, by Samuel Sender, Applied Research Manager at EDHEC, is that demographics will push both DC and DB plans to hybridize. Read More