Archive September 2023
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Public Pension Profiles: LACERA CIO, Jonathan Grabel
Jonathan Grabel, CIO of LACERA, discusses the evolving investment strategies at LACERA, the significance of ESG factors in their decision-making process, and the opportunities and challenges surrounding responsible investing in today's financial landscape. ”We need to move beyond the nomenclature, beyond three letters, and focus on how the inclusion of these and other factors in comprehensive diligence should enhance outcomes in the dimension of either mitigating risk and or enhancing returns.“
NCPERS Year in Review: 2023In our Year in Review, below, you’ll find highlights from the past 12 months as we have hosted leading educational conferences, published innovative research on pension funding, connected our members with a national network of their peers; and worked tirelessly to promote and protect pensions on behalf of our members.
Public Pension RFP Roundup
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Department of Labor’s ESG Regulation Upheld
By: Tony Roda, Williams & Jensen
Last week, a well-known conservative jurist upheld the Department of Labor’s Investment Duties Rule, commonly referred to as the ESG regulation.
Beyond Retirement Benefits: Equipping Members with Just-In-Time Financial Information
By: Thomas Anichini CFA, CFP, GuidedChoice/3Nickels
Plan members would benefit from financial education and guidance, in different forms and with varying degrees of personalization, corresponding to their current financial situations.
Pension Industry Careers: Job Listings, Hiring, and Retirement Announcements
General Partner (GP)–Led Secondaries
By: Steven Hartt, CAIA & Balaj Singh, CFA, CAIA, Meketa Investment Group
Private market investment strategies continue to expand while providing differentiated risk/return profiles. Capital investments into private market management companies, known as “GP stakes”, are an example of this expansion. GP stakes provide a differentiated way to participate in the potentially attractive economics of private market firms (“GPs” or “managers”).
Emerging Markets ex-China? Looking Beyond China for Opportunities within Emerging Markets
By: Navin Hingorani, CFA, Eastspring Investments
The piece explores how China’s large and growing weight within emerging markets equity indices is crowding out attractive investment opportunities in other emerging market countries and why asset owners might want to consider an emerging markets ex-China framework to broaden the exposure to these attractive developing countries.
Navigating Inherent Risk: A Guide to Cyber Risk Management for Pension Funds
By: Peter Dewar & Joe Potischman, Linea Secure
Pension funds are fundamentally exposed to risk because of their business processes. Understanding the nuances of how your fund operates is crucial to recognizing the cyber risks related to your services offered.