State Pensions Seek Higher Returns Through Alts
Ramped-up use of alternative investments has paid off for states, but sometimes it comes back to bite them.
Gundlach on Shiller CAPE Fund: ‘A Better Mousetrap’
DoubleLine's Jeffrey Gundlach and Yale economist Robert Shiller describe why their new fund might appeal to value investors.
Debt Ceiling Deal ‘Still Far Off,’ Says White House
With only two days left before the deadline, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Tuesday afternoon that no deal was near.
Robert Shiller: Budget, Debt Fights a ‘Wash’ for Markets
The Nobel Prize-winning Yale economist said equities haven’t really reacted to the crisis one way or another.
Liquid Alts, Pt. 1: The Long and the Short of Them
Why liquid alternatives strategies are gathering assets, with a focus on long-short equity strategies and event-driven strategies.
PIMCO’s El-Erian Sees Tiny Taper at Fed Meeting, Yellen as Frontrunner
Mohamed El-Erian says he expects a drop of about $10 billion to $15 billion in monthly asset purchases when the FOMC meets Tuesday and Wednesday.
New Hire Roundup: CFPB Names Antonakes Deputy Director
Justin Frys became a branch manager for Zeigler in Minnesota, and Chad Parks joined Beacon Research as sales director.
Is It Time for Financial Planners to Advise Against 401(k)s?
What's advisors' role in the hubbub over 401(k) fees and plan sponsors' fiduciary duties? Maybe if advisors start advising against 401(k)s, the investing public will get Washington to wake up.
ERISA Attorneys Rip Yale Professor’s Fiduciary Threats
Fred Reish and his team at Drinker Biddle say Yale professor Ayers’ fiduciary study has a number of “material limitations.”
What Should 401(k)s Cost? What Do They Cost?
As DOL prepares its fiduciary reproposal, a Yale professor’s letter has shifted the conversation to “Why are 401(k) plans overcharging participants?” It’s the kind of publicity politicians can’t ignore.