Articles tagged "Robert Boslego"

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CalPERS's hatchet man, Ted Eliopoulos, goes on a manager firing spree, shaving hundreds of millions in management fees -- but is it enough?

For its most recent fiscal year, the pension giant paid $1.6 billion in fees, with close to 90% of that money going to the real estate, private equity, and egregiously pricey hedge fund managers

June 23, 2015 — 3:04 PM UTC

WSJ: CalPERS questions its own ability to execute winning trades

Candidates for the chopping block in the pension fund's strategy rethink include individual stocks and hedge funds -- and a retreat from its accustomed role as trading macher

August 12, 2014 — 4:08 PM UTC

Why RIAs should hedge their fee income to stay aligned with client interests

Clients invest for the long haul and advisors have short-term revenue needs making the AUM model imperfect at best

June 11, 2014 — 5:26 PM UTC

Why some pension experts believe CalPERs got 'nothing' out of paying Towers Watson $275,000 to define its 'beliefs'

The pension giant responds by saying that 'no specific deliverables' came out of the process

January 14, 2014 — 5:07 AM UTC

Two 'super RIAs' -- Aspiriant and Salient -- hire risk officers in a sign of what clients value post-2008-'09, post-Madoff

In the post-Madoff era, explicit downside is becoming more important -- and lets Aspiriant justify its $7,500 planning fee better

November 24, 2013 — 8:45 PM UTC

What I learned from the CalPERS meeting in which the 10 Beliefs were unveiled -- and why I came away mystified

As a risk manager I was looking for trailblazing thinking but the bland statements of belief were quite the opposite

October 2, 2013 — 5:27 PM UTC

A careful look into whether CalPERS is ticking along or a ticking time bomb

The $270-billion giant seems more grounded after some investing misadventures, but the unfunded-liability horse may be out of the barn

September 4, 2013 — 3:12 AM UTC

Jim Lauder rebuts RIABiz article on the failure of target date funds

By 2020, an estimated 70% of all assets in defined contribution plans could be in target date funds -- and that's a good thing, according to the author

July 31, 2013 — 5:48 AM UTC

Why target date funds fail in the one area they're supposed to succeed -- downside protection

SEC recommendations about the inherent risk of target date funds are more controversial than their author's realize, says a veteran risk assessor

July 22, 2013 — 3:40 AM UTC

Why the Yale endowment model has potentially calamitous pitfalls according to ... Yale itself

The endowment model's 20-year winning streak had consultants and asset managers imitating its high-risk strategies -- and then came the crash

September 21, 2012 — 4:28 AM UTC