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When Saskatchewan’s Public Employees Pension Plan’s board introduced alternatives to its investment lineup in 2020 with an aim to improve the defined contribution plan’s risk-adjusted returns through diversification, it wasn’t its first time at the rodeo. The move came after 15 years of experience and comfort with alternatives through the PEPP’s defined benefit companion plan, […]

Investors breathed a sigh of relief as they turned over their calendars at the end of 2020. Few were sorry to see the back of a turbulent year that drove nation after nation to their worst economic contractions in generations: over the course of 2020, the U.S. gross domestic product shrank around 3.5 per cent, […]

U.K. government consults on incorporating illiquid assets in DC investments

A consultation paper by the U.K. government is considering how defined contribution plans could incorporate more illiquid investments. Specifically, the consultation’s proposals include requiring larger DC plans to set out their policy and current practice for illiquid investments and report on it annually. It also proposed requiring smaller DC plans to conduct a triennial assessment […]

  • By: Yaelle Gang
  • February 20, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 07:33
Why Illiquid Assets Cost Inexperienced Investors More

New research compares how experienced and inexperienced investors allocate to alternatives.

Private Markets: Beyond the J-Curve

Measuring private equity's ability to add value.