Tag Archives: pension-funds


SEC Requests Data From Two Dozen Firms in Pension Investigation

Bloomberg – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is seeking information from more than two dozen pension funds, placement agents and other companies as it steps up an investigation into whether money managers made improper payments to win business. “The […]

Supreme Court approves the Chrysler-Fiat alliance

The Money Times – While the group of Indiana pension funds, holding $42 million debt in Chrysler, opposed the treatment meted out to them in the form of reorganization process with Fiat, the court denied hearing to the pension funds […]

Hedge funds to get $60 billion boost

Financial Standard – Pension funds around the world are expected to pump up their $547 billion hedge fund allocation by more than $60 billion before December as they look to balance assets and liabilities, new research shows. Hedge fund managers […]

Hedge Fund Investors Gain Power

BusinessWeek – For years pension funds, university endowments, and other big investors essentially wrote blank checks to hedge funds and private equity firms. They readily paid stiff fees and agreed to onerous restrictions. Investors had no choice if they wanted […]

Improving Hedge Fund Industry Corporate Governance

Seeking Alpha – I saw today a very interesting article in the FT about the discussion going on at the SEC about a rule allowing US investors to nominate company directors. Companies at present nominate their own directors. Shareholders have […]

New Group of Creditors Tries to Block Chrysler

Washington Post – The government-orchestrated sale of Chrysler to Italian carmaker Fiat is facing a fresh legal challenge from some of the American carmaker’s lenders, which are trying to take the fight to federal district court. Pension funds representing Indiana […]

Billion pound council pension fund in hedge bet

Reuters – Berkshire County Council’s 1.05 billion pound pension fund has made a decisive move into hedge funds as part of a new 17.5 percent allocation of assets to alternative investments. The scheme has decided to allocate 7.5 percent to […]

Investors turn the table on hedge fund terms

Reuters – Not only are Hedge funds losing clients and money, they are losing clout, too, as large investors turn the table on them and demand better terms. Stung by investment losses and vexed by so-called gates that limit redemptions, […]

Hedge funds accept controls

The Columbus Dispatch – The hedge-fund industry, battered and humbled by the market downturn, no longer is planning to fight an increased role for government in regulating and inspecting the secretive investment pools.   Opposition has melted away as the […]

Funds Of Funds Hit Hard by Economic Downturn

CNBC – Hedge funds of funds, the middlemen that pension funds and endowments often use to create alternative portfolios, lost roughly one-third of their assets last year, according to new data released Tuesday. The industry’s largest funds of funds, managing […]

Dummys View of the Global Crisis

Given the string of problems created by hedge funds, derivatives, investment funds, insurance companies, pension funds, mortgage securities and hairy bank loans over these few years, it is becoming increasingly apparent that high flying investment managers and financial whiz kids […]

Majority of hedge fund AUM is institutional

Hedge Funds Review – A majority of all assets under management (AUM) by hedge funds and funds of hedge funds globally are from institutional investors, according to the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA). One third of the AUM comes from […]

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