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October 20, 2017

United Nations Names New CIO, Trusted Insight Predicted It

Sudhir Rajkumar will succeed Carolyn Boykin as chief investment officer of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund. Trusted Insight accurately named Rajkumar as one of the top 10 candidates to fill the position.
Read by 34% of LPs

August 24, 2017

10 CIO Candidates For The United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund

The $60 billion United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund is accepting nominations for a new chief investment officer, and Trusted Insight created a shortlist of 10 highly qualified candidates poised to assume (or maintain) the role. 
Read by 57% of LPs

April 06, 2017

What This Corporate DB Plan Invests In To Hit Funding And Return Goals | Exclusive Q&A With Erik Carleton Of Textron

Erik Carleton is a director of pension investments at Textron Inc., a $13.4 billion-revenue industrial conglomerate. Carleton manages the global fixed income and public equity investments of the Textron Defined Benefit Plan. He is in charge of the manager selection within public equities, fixed income, currencies and derivatives. Like many institutional portfolios, Textron’s defined benefit plan underwent a transition from investing heavily in index equities and fixed income to investing in actively-managed funds. In this interview, Carleton discusses Textron’s shift in its investing strategy, how he selects fund managers and the challenges facing corporate pension investors currently.  Mr. Carleton was recently named on Trusted Insight’s 2017 Top 30 Corporate Investment Office Rising Stars.
Read by 51% of LPs July 07, 2014

Industry Spotlight: Government Contracting Trends In Institutional Investing

Our data revealed that, while defined benefit plans are still dominant in both volume of mentions and project opportunities by state and local agencies, defined contribution mentions and opportunities are exhibiting far higher growth rates, indicating the evaluation and adoption of DC plans is becoming more widespread across our nation's government agencies.
Read by 48% of LPs May 09, 2014

MPERA Mulls Plan Investment Lineup

New standard seems to indicate than more than 8 fund choices is still overwhelming to the majority of plan participants. Both the DCRP and the 457 currently have close to 20 options.
Read by 67% of LPs August 26, 2013

Pension Envy: How Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan became the best-performing pension in the world

Ontario teachers have the world’s best-performing retirement fund. Is it a model for the rest of us?
Read by 79% of LPs August 19, 2013

The race to de-risk sparks growth for Canadian pension law practices

Business law firms are beefing up pension departments to advise clients on a range of changes within the industry...
Read by 32% of LPs June 26, 2013

Illinois State Board lands Courtland as real estate consultant - Pensions & Investments

Illinois State Board of Investment, Chicago, hired Courtland Partners as a real estate consultant, said William R. Atwood, executive director....
Read by 70% of LPs

June 18, 2013

Gov Abercrombie opening remarks at 2013 NCPERS

National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems (NCPERS) is the largest trade association for public sector pension funds, representing more than 550 funds in the United States and Canada. It is a non-profit network of trustees, administrators, public officials and investment professionals who collectively manage nearly $3 trillion in pension assets held in trust for approximately 21 million public employees and retirees -- including firefighters, law enforcement officers, teachers, and other public servants. The theme of this year's annual meeting was "Unifying in a Changing Environment." Approximately 650 NCPERS members participated. Members attend seminars educating them on the newest advances in managing public sector pension plans, including funding, financial services, legislation, and regulation.
Read by 61% of LPs June 17, 2013

aiCIO - Hybrid DB/DC System the Way of the Future, says Former Congressman

Former US Representative Earl Pomeroy praised public pension CIOs, saying problem is underfunding, not DB plans. A...
Read by 57% of LPs