Pension Pulse

Leo Kolivakis is an independent senior economist and pension and investment analyst with years of experience working on the buy and sell-side. He has researched and invested in traditional and alternative asset classes at two of the largest public pension funds in Canada, the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (Caisse) and the Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments). He's also consulted the Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada on the governance of the Federal Public Service Pension Plan (2007) and been invited to speak at the Standing Committee on Finance (2009) and the Senate Standing Committee on Banking, Commerce and Trade (2010) to discuss Canada's pension system.

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Naked Capitalism contributor: http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/author/leo-kolivakis Seeking Alpha (i’m not sure if these are aggregated articles or written specifically for seeking alpha) : http://seekingalpha.com/author/leo-kolivakis/articles#view=regular_articles

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Blackstone's $18 Billion Distressed RE Fund?

Sabrina Willmer and Heather Perlberg of Bloomberg report, Blackstone Seeks $18 Billion for Biggest Real Estate Fund: Blackstone Group LP expects to raise $18 billion for its biggest real estate fund ever.The firm, already the private equity industr...

Late Innings of the Bull Market?

Tae Kim of CNBC reports, David Tepper says the bull market is in the late innings and he's sold some stock holdings:David Tepper, manager of $14 billion in assets, is more uncertain about the stock market due to President Donald Trump's trade war wi...

UK's Railpen Snags BCI Executive?

Susanna Rust of Investment & Pensions Europe reports, RPMI Railpen hires from Canada for chief fiduciary officer position:RPMI Railpen, the in-house manager of the industry-wide scheme for UK railway companies, has appointed Michelle Ostermann to th...

BlackRock Expands Private Markets?

Robin Wigglesworth of the Financial Times reports, BlackRock to expand its private investment activities:BlackRock plans to ramp up its private investment activities, concerned that the US stock market is being shrunk by the surge in buybacks and a ...

The 7th Inning of the Cycle?

Matthew Belvedere of CNBC reports, Ray Dalio: We are in the 7th inning of the current economic cycle:Ray Dalio, the billionaire founder of the world's biggest hedge fund, told CNBC on Tuesday that the current economic cycle is in the seventh inning,...