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  • At Davos, it's not all about the money...seriously Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 1:00 AM ET
    Steve Schwarzman, co-founder and CEO of Blackstone Group LP at the 2015 WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

    Davos is teeming with elite investors this week--and it's not just to talk their own book.

  • Jan 13- The California Public Employees' Retirement System, America's largest public pension fund, announced on Tuesday that its finances improved significantly in the last fiscal year, mainly due to strong investment returns. In its 2014 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, or CAFR, Calpers says it had an estimated funding level of 77 percent by June 30.

  • MONTREAL, Jan 13- Canada's second-largest pension fund will finance, develop and operate major infrastructure projects for the cash-strapped province of Quebec under a deal announced on Tuesday that highlights the appetite of such funds for long-term revenue generating assets. Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec, which manages funds for Quebec's...

  • MONTREAL, Jan 13- Quebec's largest pension fund said on Tuesday it struck a deal with the cash-strapped provincial government to finance, develop and operated major infrastructure projects, highlighting the appetite of such funds for unconventional assets.

  • LONDON, Jan 9- The downgrading of Tesco's debt to "junk" status could limit its negotiating power on potential asset sales as Britain's biggest retailer embarks on the long-awaited recovery plan designed to reverse its sliding fortunes. The move marks another fall from grace for Britain's biggest private employer, a staple of British pension funds that was...

  • LONDON, Jan 8- Commodities were the worst performing asset class for the third year running in 2014.. Investors, including some of the world's largest pension funds, have seen billions of dollars of wealth disappear as a result of investing in commodity index products over the last decade. "Facts and fantasies about commodity futures," first published in 2004 by...

  • Jan 7- When Teacher Retirement System of Texas' investment chief learned that his son got an entry-level job at Blackstone Group LP, he checked with his employer about whether he should stay away from the public pension fund's investments in the world's largest alternative asset manager. The pension fund's board decided Britt Harris, 56, should remain...

  • Hedge fund robots are crushing their human rivals Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 10:43 AM ET
    David Winton Harding, founder and president of Winton Capital Management

    Computer algorithm-led hedge funds produced stellar returns last year, beating most gut-driven human money managers.

  • The best hedge funds for 2015 are... Friday, 2 Jan 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Ray Dalio, Bridgewater Associates

    Critics love to hate hedge fund fees and performance, but the industry is poised to grow even more in 2015.

  • Here's a look inside Ray Dalio's new strategy Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 10:33 AM ET
    Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates.

    Hedge fund behemoth Bridgewater Associates is poised to grow even larger.

  • Activist to public pensions: Thank you! Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 12:34 PM ET
    Greg Taxin

    The surging power of activist investors is bolstered by a growing ally: public pensions and other big institutions.

  • Best hedge fund bet of 2014 is...India? Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 11:58 AM ET
    Narendra Modi, prime minister of India.

    Hedge fund managers who focus on emerging markets have produced returns that are all over the map in 2014.

  • Paul Singer: Big pension 'off base' to ax hedgies Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 10:31 AM ET
    Elliott Management founder and CEO Paul Singer speaks during the SkyBridge Alternatives conference in Las Vegas, May 9, 2012.

    Billionaire investor Paul Singer has a message for California Public Employees' Retirement System: Dumping your hedge funds makes no sense.

  • These elite schools have best endowment returns Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 12:54 PM ET
    The Alma Mater statue in front of the library on the campus of Columbia University in New York.

    Columbia, Yale and MIT are at the top of a new ranking of long-term university endowment investment performance.

  • Russell Investments, Ft. Lauderdale fund ax Pimco Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 8:49 AM ET
    Bill Gross

    Russell Investments and the Fort Lauderdale Police & Fire Retirement System dropped PIMCO as their bond portfolios manager following the exit of Bill Gross.

  • Bill Gross says happy to get back to investment roots Saturday, 4 Oct 2014 | 6:45 PM ET
    Bill Gross

    "Managing money is in my blood," Bill Gross, who is the co-founder of Pacific Investment Management Co., told Barron's this weekend.

  • Japan overhauls its massive public pension fund Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 11:36 AM ET
    Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe.

    Japan overhauled the world's biggest public pension fund in a push toward Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's goal of a more aggressive investment strategy.

  • Dealing with large trading volumes Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | 7:42 PM ET
    Dealing with large trading volumes

    Seth Merrin, CEO, Liquidnet talks about the company's trading platform, which helps institutional investors execute large trading volumes.

  • Institutional investors returning to market: analyst Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 4:20 AM ET
    Institutional investors returning to market: analyst

    Rebecca Healey, senior analyst at Tabb Group, explains why institutional market share have risen for the first time since 2006 and where institutional investors are putting their money.

  • Japan Public Pension Mulls Shift in Stock Ownership Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 7:01 AM ET

    Japan's public pension fund - a pool of over $1 trillion - is considering a change to its portfolio strategy that could allow its investment in domestic stocks to grow with a rallying market, according to people familiar with the deliberations.