CEM in the news

Schemes must not let consultants hide behind advice excuse, pensions-expert.com, September 2018


Hedge funds and PE are weak performers after creaming off large fees, ft.com, September 2018


AP3 hails cost efficiencies fuelling 10% annual gains, ipe.com, August 2018


Fees Kill Alpha From Hedge Funds, top1000funds.com, June 2018


Hedge Fund investments often fall short, institutionalassetmanager.co.uk, May 2018


Post-Crisis Pension Portfolios Include More Fixed Income, LDI Strategies, plansponsor.com, April 2018


Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan is Fully Funded for Fifth Consecutive Year, prnewswire.com.uk, April 2018


Cost disclosure is only valuable if you know how to use it, pensions-expert.com, March 2018

Gap between DB and DC pension returns closing: study, benefitscanada.com, March 2018

Pension fund managers cream 75% off the top, internationalinvestment.net, January 2018

REITs Underweighted in Funds Relative to their Performance, reit.com, November 2017

The new titans of Wall Street have their eyes on your savings, businessinsider.com, October 2017

How Does PERA Measure Up?, peraontheissues.com, October 2017

Saving the Next Billion From Old Age Poverty: Global Lessons for Local Action, pinboxsolutions.com, October 2017

A Strategy to Believe In, top1000funds.com, August 2017

The Value of the Canadian Model, top1000funds.com, August 2017

How teachers, firemen and college endowments ended up enriching America's hedge fund billionaires, businessinsider.com, July 2017

Your Guide to Internal Staffing Levels , top1000funds.com, June 2017

Oregon State Funds Seek to Beef Up Staff, institutionalinvestor.com, May 2017

Active management fees remain 'resilient' while passives slash prices, investmentweek.co.uk, May 2017

ISSA Reserve Fund Monitor - New Report Released , issa.int, April 2017

Ontario Teachers' is fully funded for fourth consecutive year, finance.yahoo.com, March 2017

LGPS launches framework to measure investment performance and costs, professionalpensions.com, March 2017

Many European Pensions Still Outsource Private Equity Investments, institutionalinvestor.com, March 2017

Tough Climate Marks Value in Governance, top1000funds.com, January 2017

In-house Management performs best for private equity - CEM Benchmarking, ipe.com, October 2016

Study Says Pensions May Be Looking For Returns In The Wrong Places, allaboutalpha.com, August 2016

#21 Disintermediation The Scariest Word In the World-For Some, ai-cio.com, August 2016

Northern Trust Helps Clients Evaluate Costs, businesswire.com, July 2016

Another round of CPP mythbusting, courtesy of Keith Ambachtsheer, business.financialpost.com, July 2016

CEM Benchmarking Study: Disconnect Between Capital Allocations and Asset Level Returns, reit.com, June 2016

Fees make most hedge fund portfolios 'bad investments' - studyipe.com, May 2016

CalPERS Investment Office Continues to Cut Expensesplansponsor.com, May 2016

For Ashbel Williams Jr., Rebuilding Trust Is Part of the Planinstitutionalinvestor.com, May 2016

Hedge Fund Reality Checktop1000funds.com, May 2016

'Let them sell their summer homes': NYC pension dumps hedge fundsreuters.com, April 2016

Pay: more than just a numberinvestmentmagazine.com, March 2016

America:Land of the Free, Home of Mediocre Public Fund Investingai-cio.com, February 2016

Super Funds Embracing Insourcingsuperreview.com, February 2016

U.S. public pensions may need to hike contribution rates as markets tumblereuters.com, January 2016

These Canadians Own Your Townfortune.com, November 2015

Hedge Funds + Leverage Are Hot Formula for Canada Pension Plansbloomberg.com, November 2015

Investing in Real Estate Smartlyreit.com, November 2015

U.S. public pension funds slowly wake up to risk, reuters.com, October 2015

ILPA releases Fee Transparency Initiativepehub.com, September 2015

Institutions launch initiative to standardise private equity reporting, ipe.com, September 2015

GRESB infrastructure launch, top1000funds.com, September 2015

Markets' wild moves might make U.S. public pension funds vulnerable, thefiscaltimes.com, September 2015

US calls for clarity on private equity fees, ft.com, July 2015

Dutch schemes PME, PMT cut admin costs by 30% with joint IT system, ipe.com, July 2015

K.K.R. Settles Over "Broken Deal" Expenses, nytimes.com, July 2015

What is the minimum AUM for internal management, top1000funds.com, May 2015

Pension Funds Can Only Guess at Private Equity's Cost, nytimes.com, April 2015

PE costs not fully disclosed in pension funds, benefitspro.com, April 2015

CalPERS says it trimmed fees to Wall Street, latimes.com, April 2015

Time Now For Total Cost Disclosure, bpmmagazine.com, April 2015

Defined Contribution Pensions Gain Access to Private Equity, institutionalinvestor.com, April 2015

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan earns 11.8% return for 2014, prnewswire.com, April 2015

How We Run Our Money : Publica, ipe.com, March 2015

Active management boosts performance by 16 basis points, study finds, ipe.com, February 2015

For Pensions, Active Investing Pays Off, Plansponsor.com, February 2015

Do pension funds add value, top1000funds.com, January 2015

Pension Funds Increase Risk Appetite, COOConnect.com, November 2014

CalSTRS CIO Calls for GIPS-like Standard for Fees, FundFire.com, November 2014

Over 80% of schemes to increase in-house asset management, Professionalpensions.com, November 2014

In-house revolt, Economist.com, November 2014

Listed Equity REITs Have Been a Boost for Pensions, Plansponsor.com, October 2014

The cost of bad asset allocation, top1000funds.com, October 2014

Study shows returns of listed REITs beat other asset classes, Pension&Investments, October 2014

Costs cast increasing doubt over hedge fund relevancetop1000funds.com, September 2014

Inside Money: NZ Super treats country to full menu of disclosureThe New Zealand Herald, September 2014

CalPERS Cuts Costs, Benefits Canada, April 2014

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Achieves 10.9% Return for 2014, otpp, April 2014

Dutch Pension Funds Achieve Highest Returns in World Against Lowest Costs, IPE, February 2014

Data Doesn't Lie: Illiquidity Premium Doesn't Exist, top1000funds, January 2014

Wall Street fees paid by NY pension funds rise 28%, Crain's, November 2013

Truell Plots Move for Public Pension Assets, eFinancial News, October 2013

Assessing Reality in U.S. Public Funds, top1000funds, July 2013

'Insourcing' Trend Growing Among Big Institutional Investors, May 2013

Trustee Focus on Quick Admin 'Too Narrow', Experts Warn, April 2013

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Achieves 13% Return for 2012, April 2013

Scheme Complexity and Admin Costs Not Correlated, Report Shows, March 2013

The Pension World's Biggest Risk-Takers? U.S. Public Funds, Says Study, February 2013

Finnish Pension Reform a Lesson for All, January 2013

The Pension System in Finland: Institutional Structure and Governance, January 2013

Treasurer Seeks Change in PERS Fund Management, December 2012

The Benchmarking Process (NAGDCA Conference Presentation), October 2012

Dutch Manager PGGM to Lower Investment Costs, August 2012

PA/PSERS Takes Passive EM Equities In HouseAugust 2012

CalPERS: "opaquely transparent", July 2012

Dutch magazine article, June 2012

Lessons in PE from Ontario Teachers, June 2012

UN Fund enters 21st Century, June 2012

US public pension funds underperform, June 2012

Consultants Urge Tougher Fee Stance For Small Funds, May 2012

Pension Fund Asset Allocation and Liability Discount Rates, May 2012

US Public Pension Funds Take on More Risk, May 2012

Teachers' Pension Plan CEO offers 'dose of reality', May 2012

CEM study reveals in-house savings, April 2012

Why Bigger Is Better, March 2012

Toronto CFA Society and Hilldale's $10,000 Award for Canadian Investment Research Goes to Rotman for Pension Research, March 2012

Private equity profits called into question, January 2012

Calpers saves $20m a year on fees, December 2011

Can large pension funds beat the market, November 2011

Inspiration: Keith Ambachtsheer turns big ideas into practices, November 2011

SWIB rates better than peers, November 2011

Jonathan Epstein joins CEM, November 2011

Oregon treasury saved millions, November 2011

UK schemes opting for 'Easyjet' business model on administration, October 2011

Bigger is better for pension funds: study, September 2011

Top hedge funds returns elude pensions, July 2011

Fund count costs of external asset management, March 2011

Key findings using anonymous results from the CEM Benchmarking database from 1991 to 2008, October 2010