50 Shades of Value? Why Smart Beta Fund Performance Varies So Much
Factor and smart beta funds are popular with investors, but new research shows performance can vary widely even in funds with similar strategies.
December 9, 2016
Can Strategic Investment Funds Make a Difference?
A new World Bank study suggests that SIFs, an increasingly popular breed of state investor, can promote economic growth.
November 23, 2016
CEPR: Market Decline Is the Major Cause of Pension Funding Shortfalls
Dean Baker, co-director of Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), defends his position in recent study he authors that finds reports of a public pension funding crisis are greatly exaggerated.
March 17, 2011
Making the Trade-off Between Risk and Return
Are institutional investors making the correct trade-off between risk and return? Research from AQR Capital, the Greenwich, Connecticut–based quant shop, strongly suggests not.
David E Adler
February 10, 2011
Preqin Report: Private Pensions Increase Allocation to Hedge Funds
Preqin survey finds more than half of private sector pension funds have some money invested in hedge funds.
January 17, 2011
China, India Housing Bubble Worries Seem Overblown
Despite a ramp up in prices for property in Shanghai and Mumbai, the cost of housing is far pricier in places like London, New York, even Moscow.
November 1, 2010
Asset Managers Learn To Save Money, Not Just Make It
Money managers, like everyone else, have been forced to cut costs in these tough times.
October 4, 2010
Virtual Reality Study Shows Investors’ Aged Images Boost Savings
Research uncovers new ways to explain why investors act the way they do — why they panic, why they jump into and out of markets, and why they ignore risk.
June 6, 2010
Pay Up Or...
A recent Celent study offers a revealing glimpse into the costs that financial firms have to consider in the increasingly critical area of pricing and valuation services.
May 18, 2010
Pursuit of Happy
A recent Pew Research poll shows the Chinese nearly 90 percent “satisfied” with their country’s direction and government’s ability to handle national affairs.
May 13, 2010