GLOBAL - Hedge funds are now down a modest 1.2% for this year after a 2.3% loss in last month's turbulent markets, concentrated among equities and event-driven strategies, eliminated hard-won gains up to July.
GLOBAL - Have you missed the biggest stories in pensions this week? Find out below, as we list the top 10 most popular stories on www.globalpensions.com over the past seven days.
GLOBAL - Figures from State Street reveal investor confidence declined to 89.6 in August, down 12.9 from July after a volatile month led to the most substantial decline since October 2008.
APG Group; BNY Mellon; Dreyfus Corporation; Northern Trust; TRS; QIC; AXA Investment Managers; Acadian Asset Management; BlackRock; Aon Risk Solutions; SSgA; Mercer; RBC Dexia Investor Services; Schroders
GLOBAL - A global consortium of pension asset managers including USS, APG and PGGM has convinced the world's largest property managers to disclose detailed data on the environmental performance of their funds for the first time.
GIC; Neuberger Berman; PIMCO Australia; Mirae Asset Global Investments Group; AustralianSuper; SL Investment Management; FRTIB; FINANCIAL; EFRP; Mercer; Deutsche Asset Management
Russell Investments; OPERS; BNY Mellon Asset Management; Mercer; Baring Asset Management; The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association; Sciens Fund of Funds Management Holdings
US/GLOBAL - International equity was one of the top performing asset classes over the second quarter of 2011 and the year as a whole, with seven of the top ten international equity products returning more than 50% for the year, research by Informa Investment...
GLOBAL - America's index of leading stocks closed lower last night, amid a global sell-off sparked by another round of weak economic data and increased fear about the eurozone debt crisis, while the FTSE 100 dropped sharply on opening today.
GLOBAL - Asian shares rose for a third day but closed lower than expected as European leaders failed to reveal specific plans to tackle the debt crisis after a meeting yesterday.
GLOBAL - The increasing visibility of retirement and benefit programmes at senior level within multinational companies has started a trend towards global oversight, said Mercer.
State Street Global Advisors; Texas TRS; Deloitte; F&C Investments; RCM; The National Association of Pension Funds
GLOBAL - Markets have slipped back into the red after the Dow Jones posted heavy losses on the opening bell, as fears of a double-dip recession intensify.
GLOBAL - Now Europe and the US markets have been put in the ‘too-difficult' basket, managers and allocators have turned attention to Asia, a region some might feel is the world's ‘last man standing'.
GLOBAL - Markets have rallied overnight and this morning as the Federal Reserve announced it would hold interest rates at close to zero until 2013.
GLOBAL - European markets have stabilised after a volatile morning along with overnight falls in Asia and the US.
SL Capital Partners; CalPERS; Mercer; Capita Hartshead Actuarial and Consultancy Services; MGM Advantage; Baring Asset Management; Schroders; Frontier Investment Management; Informa Investment Solutions
GLOBAL - Markets across the globe have fallen further this morning after a rout on major indices yesterday sparked fears of another recession.
Mercer; Threadneedle; Stamford Associates; Aberdeen Asset Management;PwC; Arcadian