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Tag: Sovereign Wealth Fund

August 19, 2019
Canadian Pension Plans Active in Infrastructure
For normal not weirdo pension people like me and probably you, it must really be strange that 10 or so pension plans from Canada are so active in the global infrastructure marketplace. Why are Canadian funds placing India bets?, Livemint Ashby Monk (@sovereignfund)
August 14, 2019
South Africa's State Pension to Raise Foreign Exposure
South Africa's GEPF considers raising its foreign exposures above 7%, which seems rather wise given that 7% is only 7%. 7% invested outside the like economy feels to me like GEPF might have an unhealthy home bias. South Africa’s GEPF pension fund ready to take a leap offshore, The Africa Report Ashby Monk (@sovereignfund)
August 13, 2019
Maryland State Pension to Report All Fees Paid
Maryland pension system reported $372 million of fees paid to external managers in 2018. The actual amount of fees was probably closer $570 million. A new law will force the fund to be transparent and stop pretending that carry is not a fee. When it is. New Maryland Law Requires State Pension to Reveal All […]
August 12, 2019
South Africa Considering Sovereign Wealth Fund
South Africa ponders a new sovereign fund. South Africa's sovereign fund plan has its sceptics, but it can work, Reuters Ashby Monk (@sovereignfund)
August 7, 2019
Creating the Second Biggest Superfund in Oz
First State Super to merge with VicSuper to create 2nd biggest superfund in Oz. Imagine we had consolidation like this in the US. Public plans forced to consolidate teams and reconcile their return objectives with their actual operating model --> Healthy. Merger to create a $120 billion investment giant, Investment Magazine Ashby Monk (@sovereignfund)
August 6, 2019
New Boss for Egypt's Sovereign Wealth Fund
Egypt will finally appoint a boss for its new SWF... Four nominees shortlisted for Sovereign Wealth Fund executive manager: Minister, Egypt Independent Ashby Monk (@sovereignfund)
August 5, 2019
Alignment of Interests on Fee Negotiations
Amazing what happens when long-term investors prioritize alignment of interests in their fee negotiations... GPIF's alignment push sparks sharp fee drop, Pensions&Investments Ashby Monk (@sovereignfund)
July 31, 2019
Risk Management Tools Used to Develop Better Indices
The risk management tools used to develop drugs (functional information systems) will soon be used to launch new and better indices rooted in actual business risks (instead of the usual cap-weighted crapolla that sees index funds buy high and sell low). Commentary: Systems economics — a new prescription for risk management, Pensions&Investments Ashby Monk (@sovereignfund)
July 30, 2019
Data Management Systems Inside Pensions and SWFs
Student: Do the data management systems running inside pensions and SWFs connect through APIs? Me: Good question. In 99% of cases, no. The data is piped through a complex system of bespoke, manual and thus fragile processes. Student: Wait... really? Me: Yeah, like this... Ashby Monk (@sovereignfund)
July 29, 2019
Why Agent Based Models Are Coming to Finance
Financial markets are akin to a complex networks of roads moving capital from one place to another. Investors respond to crises like drivers respond to traffic jams: over-reacting, making matters worse. Why agent based models are coming to finance --> Using agent-based models to manage risk, The Banker Ashby Monk (@sovereignfund)
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