Archive for the ‘Retirement Plans’ Category

GM Stays in Pension Business

June 4, 2015

Chidem Kurdas

As General Electric Co. sells financial assets and gets out of the loan business, (more…)

Mass Affluent PE: Will It Succeed?

December 11, 2014

Chidem Kurdas

Our retirement investing is still a new world. (more…)

Pension Direct Investing Drives Industry

November 5, 2013

Growth in the third quarter (more…)

Eton Park Changes Leave Some Discontent

September 3, 2013

An attempt to placate investors by (more…)

Goldman Bid for FoF Growth

April 30, 2013

Goldman Sachs continues the battle to (more…)

Pensions Like Their Alternatives Traded

February 28, 2012

Chidem Kurdas

No wonder so many managers want to have an initial public offering. Pensions may be more (more…)

BlackRock Readies Broad Spectrum Strategy

January 10, 2012

A former pension investment officer heads the team that will manage a wide-ranging portfolio of alternative investments.  (more…)

Credit Alpha Seen as Solution

March 2, 2011

What’s the outlook for fixed income investing? One line of wisdom has it that the future is not bright. Inflation and interest rates will go up, bond prices down. It probably is a bad time to hold an aggregate bond index.  Funds with credit expertise, however, are a different story.  (more…)


Pay-to-Play Shadows Political Donations

November 4, 2010

The New York state pension kickback case may be winding down, but its effect is expected to last. Pay-to-play investigations are low hanging fruit for prosecutors, says Christopher Coniff of law firm Ropes & Gray LLP. (more…)

Life, Death, Taxes and Insurance

July 12, 2010

Chidem Kurdas

In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes, to quote Benjamin Franklin.  As politicians scrounge for more money, it is near-certain that taxes will rise for those with high incomes. (more…)