CalPERS hedge fund universe

Don’t Jump on the Bandwagon: What the CalPERS Decision To Eliminate Hedge Funds Really Means

Last month, CalPERS, the largest public pension fund in the U.S., made the decision to eliminate hedge funds from its portfolio. “We are always examining the portfolio to ensure that we are efficiently and cost-effectively achieving our risk-adjusted return goals,” said Ted Eliopoulos, CalPERS Chief Investment Officer, in a press release on September 15. “Hedge […]

Today’s alternative investments offer less risk

The Atlanta Business Chronicle recently spoke to Balentine Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert Balentine on alternative investments. In “Today’s alternative investments offer less risk,” in the Chronicle’s special Financial Quarterly Section (which also named Balentine one of the Top Financial Planning and Advisory Firms), Robert spoke on the role that hedge funds can play in today’s portfolios. As […]

Manager Skill and Market Outcomes

Academics, economists and thought leaders in our industry agree: diversification across traditional asset classes simply is not enough to grow – or even sustain – assets over the long term. At Balentine, we use a distinctive Building Blocks approach to asset management to help bridge the gap between what is possible in the markets and […]