Multi-asset managers are increasing their cash holdings amid fears of a Greek exit from the eurozone.
Changing attitudes to cash management
Corporate pension funds should get more oversight of their liquidity management functions so they can react faster to market volatility, delegates heard.
DB Advisors could win up to $12bn (£7.4bn) in money market fund assets from rival Standard Life Investments after SLI's withdrawal from the sector over regulatory concerns.
Laura Blows discovers how investors found cash a safe haven during the recent period of market volatility, and how this in turn affected the way cash is managed by investors
Payden & Rygel Global has launched a Sterling Reserve Fund in a bid to provide institutional investors with better yields than those available from bank deposits and money market funds.
As the financial crisis-induced demand for cash begins to wane, Lynn Strongin Dodds looks at where cautious fund managers are seeking returns
EUROPE - The Institutional Money Market Funds Association (IMMFA) is set to implement tighter rules for its members on maturity, credit quality, liquidity and disclosure.
EUROPE - Schemes still favour equities despite market volatility, a J.P. Morgan Asset Management survey revealed.
US - Strong equity markets helped deliver an 18.3% return in the six months through September 30 at the New York State Common Retirement Fund (CRF), trustee and state comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said.
ASIA - Asian institutional investors have been questioning the use of external managers in their US$5trn pots after their internal portfolios largely outperformed those of outside managers over the past year.
Following a difficult 12 months Raquel Pichardo-Allison looks at the differing strategies corporate and public funds in the US have developed to survive the credit crunch
CHINA - The China Investment Corp. (CIC) announced returns on its global portfolio of -2.1% in 2008 in the sovereign wealth fund's first publicly reported annual report since its inception.
Balanced pooled funds posted a return of -7.9% for the first quarter of the year, latest BNY Mellon Asset Servicing figures reveal.
GLOBAL - European and North American pension schemes are set to increase equity allocations at the expense of fixed income, a survey by bfinance reveals.
Raquel Pichardo-Allison looks at what measures the five AP funds are using to deal with the impact of the global financial crisis and looks at the Swedish government's rumoured superfund plans
Rachel Alembakis reports from the fourth annual Global Pensions/Westpac Currency Management Forum held in Sydney
UK- BNY Mellon has released its BNY Mellon Global Strategic Bond Fund, a global multi-sector fixed income fund targeted to UK investors designed to capture alpha opportunities from across the global fixed income markets.
The average UK pension fund achieved a weighted average return of -13.6% in 2008, research from BNY Mellon Asset Servicing reveals.
UK - The average UK pension fund achieved a weighted average return of -13.6% in 2008, research from BNY Mellon Asset Servicing reveals.
The Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan Pension Fund had appointed Mesirow Financial Currency Management and Goldman Sachs Asset Management to manage a £40m active currency mandate.
CHINA/UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - The Bank of New York Mellon has launched a sovereign advisory board targeting sovereign pension plans, wealth funds, central banks and sovereign owned entities.
UK - The Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan Pension Fund had appointed Mesirow Financial Currency Management and Goldman Sachs Asset Management to manage a £40m active currency mandate.
Pooled fund of hedge funds achieved a median return of -12.1% during the final quarter of last year, BNY Mellon Asset Servicing figures reveal.