Adoption of External CIO Programs

A small minority of U.S. based public investors are taking a closer look at the external CIO approach. The Alaska Permanent Fund has adopted the external CIO approach for its real return mandate. Another similar type of investment program is called absolute return management strategies. CalPERS still has an absolute return management unit, but has separated it from the public equities division. Absolute return management now reports directly under the chief investment officer of CalPERS. The overall goal of these programs is to add diversification to their portfolios and hopefully gain strategic insight from the external CIOs.[ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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