Articles tagged "Robert Boslego"
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 at 3:04 PM
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 at 4:08 PM
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 at 5:26 PM
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 at 5:07 AM
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 at 8:45 PM
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 at 5:27 PM
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 at 3:12 AM
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 at 5:48 AM
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 at 3:40 AM
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 at 4:28 AM
Why the Yale endowment model may still be fundamentally flawed
After the 2008-2009 crash, many concluded that liquidity was the problem -- but what if it's old-fashioned diversification?