California Public Employees Retirement System (Calpers)

Health kicks

The US pension sector is having to cope not just with the increased cost of retirement provision but also the attendant healthcare obligations many schemes are under – liabilities that must now be accounted for upfront. Andrew Sheen reports

Increasing returns through managing risk at source

The world's largest pension fund, Calpers, has adopted an aggressive approach to corporate governance. Can this policy decrease risk and increase returns in its equity portfolio? Rachel Wolcott speaks to Christy Wood, who runs the fund's corporate…

Lau-Hansen named marketing head at Primus

Primus Financial Products, an AAA-rated company offering credit risk protection on investment grade corporates, financials and sovereigns, has hired Candace Lau-Hansen from JP Morgan Chase as its new global head of marketing.

CalPERS presses ahead with $37 million STP plan

The California Public Employees Retirement System is moving forward with its $37 million four-year straight-through processing project, despite the delay of the T+1 deadline, and the economic conditions that have shrunk the fund manager’s assets under…