Cern Pension chief urges others to ‘think like global macro hedge funds’

Cern urges pension funds to put hedge fund techniques at the centre of portfolios

Pension funds should use the sophisticated risk management tools used by the best hedge funds to lower volatility and achieve better returns, says Cern Pension Fund CEO Theodore Economou. Cern invests its entire Sfr4 billion ($4.1 billion) pension fund as if it were a large global macro hedge fund. "We manage towards an absolute return target," says Economou. "We believe our model can and should be replicated by pension funds with the same goals as Cern because we think the model represents a