Mon, Jun 18, 2018
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

Opportunities for alternatives lie in private sector pension fund shortfall

Monday, November 05, 2012

amb
Shane Brett
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: In his latest white paper, Shane Brett of hedge fund consultancy firm Global Perspectives looks at the subject of Asset management & the future Global Pension Crisis, and how alternatives can help fill the gap.

Brett opens with a quote from The New York Times from 2010. "Prichard is the future, we�re all on the same conveyor belt. Prichard is just a little further down the road" Michael Aguirre wrote at the time.

Back in 2009 the small Alabama city of Prichard, outside Mobile became the first city in America to stop paying pensions to its retired workers. It actively chose, despite State court orders to the contrary, to put funding into services such as hospitals, street lights and teachers� salaries. The result has been that it could not fund the city�s pension liabilities and many affected retirees have now filed for bankruptcy or been forced back to work.

Brett says: "This is the future across the developed world". While private sector workers have known for some time that they are responsible for paying for their own futures lives in retirement, Brett says: "The big change over the next couple of decades will be in the public sector. This will be the inability of rich world governments to fund their public sector employee pensions."

Further troubles lie with the ageing populations across Europe. "The German economy m......................

To view our full article Click here

Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing

 



  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Lyxor recommends stockpicking strategies, L/S equity hedge funds well equipped for turbulent markets[more]

    Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Market developments in May saw some trend reversals across the fixed income and commodity space. On the one hand, the unfolding of the Italian political crisis coincided with a rebound of U.S. Treasuries during the second half of May. On the other hand, the rising likeli

  2. North America - George Soros: 'Everything that could go wrong has gone wrong'[more]

    From Marketwatch.com: George Soros, tell us how you really feel. 'Everything that could go wrong has gone wrong. [Trump] is willing to destroy the world.' The 87-year-old billionaire clearly isn't shy about expressing his generally liberal views and distaste for Trump's "America First" platform,

  3. Paper: The performance of stocks actively pitched by hedge funds[more]

    Using a novel dataset drawn from investment conferences from 2008 to 2013, I show that hedge funds take advantage of the publicity of these conferences to strategically release their book information to drive market demand. Specifically, hedge funds sell pitched stocks after the conferences to ta

  4. North America - US fundraising for special purpose acquisition vehicles hits record this year[more]

    From AFR.com: Special purpose acquisition vehicles (spacs) are hitting the US market at the fastest rate on record, attracting the likes of Goldman Sachs and hedge fund investor Daniel Loeb for the two largest such deals in 2018. Spacs have raised $US4.5bn so far in 2018, the largest amount fo

  5. Investing - Man Group and AQR try to take aim at private equity industry, Hedge funds poised to be winners in AT&T-Time Warner deal[more]

    Man Group and AQR try to take aim at private equity industry From FT.com: The popularity of private equity investments has prompted asset managers such as Man Group and AQR to devise strategies that aim to replicate PE returns but at a much lower cost to investors. Both companies a