Table of Contents

Issue Date: Monday, March 5, 2018

News

Investors wonder if they can combat gun violence

INVESTING/PORTFOLIO STRATEGIES

INVESTING/PORTFOLIO STRATEGIES

Conversations about what role, if any, investors should play in stemming gun violence are heating up since the shootings in Parkland, Fla.
Industrial properties going to pot

REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

Legalization of marijuana is boosting warehouse prices and rents in some areas.
U.K. public pension pools ready for action

Investing

Investing

With the first pooling deadline approaching, U.K. pension fund executives are carefully considering their transition management options.
U.S. bonds become less obvious choice for Japanese institutions

FIXED INCOME

FIXED INCOME

Rising hedging costs for Japanese investors in U.S. bonds could benefit European credit as well as emerging markets debt and private debt.
Frustrations dog green bond market

INVESTING/PORTFOLIO STRATEGIES

INVESTING/PORTFOLIO STRATEGIES

The growing market for green bonds still has a way to go before institutional investors increase allocations.
DOL demands real action over missing participants

WASHINGTON

WASHINGTON

DOL auditors' tough stance on how hard plan sponsors should try to find missing participants is raising a call for more formal guidance.
Investors pushing harder for cybersecurity solution

RISK MANAGEMENT

RISK MANAGEMENT

The SEC's recent guidance on cybersecurity disclosure doesn't ease pressure on investors to seek more transparency, sources said
Managers targeting alternatives firms

MONEY MANAGEMENT

MONEY MANAGEMENT

Acquisition activity for alternative managers is the highest since the financial crisis.
ETF providers offer more to gain manager business

INVESTING/PORTFOLIO STRATEGIES

INVESTING/PORTFOLIO STRATEGIES

ETF providers are moving into more niche strategies to attract business from institutional money managers.

PENSION FUNDS

PENSION FUNDS

Shifting billions of dollars in assets on behalf of local government pension funds into eight pools presents a boon to service providers.
Green bonds need definitions and standards first

INVESTING/PORTFOLIO STRATEGIES

INVESTING/PORTFOLIO STRATEGIES

More work is needed on the definitions and standards for green bonds to become mainstream institutional investments.
Public funds have long advocacy for gun safety

INVESTING/PORTFOLIO STRATEGIES

INVESTING/PORTFOLIO STRATEGIES

Divestment is not the only course available to institutional owners of gun-makers' stocks.
Asset owners, managers trying new ways to take direct approach

ALTERNATIVES

ALTERNATIVES

Institutions are taking a different approach to investing in alternatives, focusing on advantages aside from capital.

ETFS

ETFS

ETFs worked as they were supposed to during February's market gyrations.
P&I expands coverage of British DB data

RESEARCH

RESEARCH

P&I's Research Center now includes data, including performance, on U.K. pension plans.

Special Report

Active investing is making a comeback as asset owners broaden their view from fundamental to a variety of investments that target outcomes.

Online

Frontlines

Editorial

Clear win from a mixed blessing

EDITORIAL

EDITORIAL

The tax reform law might be a mixed blessing for the private retirement system.
DC participants seem to be getting smarter

EDITORIAL

EDITORIAL

The growing use of target-date funds and ongoing education might have helped investors hold steady during recent market swings.

Industry Voices

Commentary: Investment management industry must be a force for societal change

Industry Voice

Industry Voice

Asset managers must take a more dynamic role in ensuring that their investment decisions lead to a better world for everyone.

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