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What Does It Take To Build The World's Best Pension Systems?

The MMGPI ranks the Netherlands and Denmark as the top retirement systems. Yes, their benefit provisions are great, but there's a lot more to it.
Read by 40% of LPs October 16, 2019

Boston Pension Votes To Fire Money Manager Fisher, Withdrawals Surge Toward $1B

The City of Boston's retirement board on Wednesday voted unanimously to end its relationship with money manager Kenneth Fisher, whose firm has lost almost $1 billion in assets after allegations he made disparaging remarks about women last week.
Read by 80% of LPs October 15, 2019

Welsh Lgps To Divest From Fossil Fuels - Pensions Age Magazine

A Welsh local authority has voted to divest its local government pension scheme (LGPS) from fossil fuels as it moves towards more sustainable investments.
Read by 49% of LPs October 08, 2019

Local Newspapers Wait Anxiously For Pension Funding Relief

Washington Sen. Patty Murray blames Republicans for holding up the retirement savings package that includes pension relief for local newspapers. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call) Local newspapers serving communities from Tampa, Florida, to Walla Walla, Washington, say they're under the gun from a pension funding "cliff" they face next year that will make them have to rapidly catch up on required contributions, exacerbating their well-documented financial decline.
Read by 64% of LPs October 07, 2019

Pension To Purchase Sh600m Rental Unit

A pensions manager plans to use Sh600 million to purchase a developed commercial property eyeing rental income. : A pensions manager plans to use Sh600 million to purchase a developed commercial property eyeing rental income. GenAfrica Asset Managers acting on behalf of an unnamed pensions scheme said property owners were at liberty to offer properties for sale with the purchase price limited to Sh600 million. "Our client (name withheld) is interested in buying a rental real estate asset limited to a purchase price of Sh600 million.
Read by 49% of LPs October 07, 2019

World's Best-Run Pension Funds Say It's Time to Start Worrying

Back in 2012, the world's best-managed pension market was thrown a lifeline by the Danish government to help contain liabilities. Seven years later, with rates now well below zero, even Denmark's $440 billion pension system says the environment has become so punishing that it may be time for a change in European rules.
Read by 45% of LPs October 07, 2019

Us Pension Fund Commits $150M To Cvc Capital's Fifth Asia Fund

The allocation to the CVC vehicle was part of commitments totalling $1.6 billion by OPERF to private equity and alternative investment funds. The post US pension fund commits $150m to CVC Capital's fifth Asia fund appeared first on DealStreetAsia.
Read by 52% of LPs October 04, 2019

Bird Raises $215M In Series D Led By Cdpq And Sequoia Capital

Bird, a leading micro-mobility company founded in 2017, has just completed a $275 million Series D round of venture capital funding with CDPQ and Sequoia Capital leading the round. This announcement by Bird CEO and founder Travis VanderZanden occurred on October 3 at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco. Bird's pre-money valuation now sits at $2.5 billion. read more.
Read by 31% of LPs September 26, 2019

Nycrs Hires Finnish, Chilean Pension Execs In Pe Build Out

The $208bn New York City Retirement Systems has hired two experienced private equity executives from Ilmarinen and AFP Capital. Not yet registered? Join today to access Private Equity International's industry insights and updates.
Read by 37% of LPs September 26, 2019

Hedge Fund Rescued Theme Park As Co-founder Built Property Dream

It hosted World War II troops and the Rolling Stones. Retro rides and a roller disco. There was even a public campaign to turn it into a heritage site. But it's the dealings of a veteran hedge fund manager that's drawing new attention to Britain's oldest surviving amusement park. Nick Niell, the man behind Arrowgrass Capital Partners, was snapping up properties worth millions of pounds around the Dreamland resort in the seaside town of Margate just as his hedge fund was pouring client money into an effort to revitalize the attraction.
Read by 58% of LPs