Welcome to the world of asset owners. For too long now, intermediaries—
investment bankers, principally—have managed to maintain the fiction of
possessing both power over and insight into global capital markets. In truth,
they possess neither. They are but proxies for the true source of capital.
It took this present market implosion to demonstrate the fragility of these
intermediaries, but it now should be manifestly clear where the power lies: not with
the agents, but with the principals. It lies with asset owners.
ai5000 was conceived, designed, and implemented for these asset owners. It
speaks to their interests and to their perspective. These pools of capital—whether
sovereign wealth funds, public, private, and union defined benefit plans, insurance
funds, or foundations and endowments—are the bedrock of the global investment
edifice. At their best, they provide the liquidity and expertise that capital markets
require in order to function properly. The information they seek, digest, and act on
is vital for the maintenance of global market efficiency.
ai5000 represents another step in the evolution of that information. In the quality
of reporting and writing, it will bear the stamp of the very best print financial
journalism. At the same time, it is purely electronic in nature, and it is the right
time to make that leap of faith. ai5000 is a publication of Asset International, which
for 20 years has thrived by providing exceptional editorial content for titles like
PLANSPONSOR and Global Custodian. In these anxious times, the challenge is all
the greater, and we look forward to meeting it—and, indeed, raising the bar.
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