International

Quebec’s Caisse names Asia-Pacific managing director

Edouard Merette has been appointed managing director, Asia-Pacific for Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec, the Montreal-based money manager for provincial, municipal and other...

August 21, 2014 | 03:58 pm

Orchid Asia closes sixth China growth capital fund at US$920 million

Orchid Asia Group Management announced Thursday the hard close of Orchid Asia VI, the Hong Kong-based firm's sixth China private equity growth capital fund, at US$920 million.

August 21, 2014 | 11:33 am

PGL Pension Scheme conducts £900 million longevity swap

The trustees of the PGL Pension Scheme, Birmingham, England, hedged the longevity risk of £900 million ($1.5 billion) of liabilities with Phoenix Life.

August 21, 2014 | 12:28 pm

Vestey Group enters into pension buyout with Rothesay Life

Vestey Group has conducted a £280 million ($464.4 million) bulk annuity deal with Rothesay Life for its pension fund, Western United Group Pension Scheme, London, said Ben Fowler, group head of ...

August 21, 2014 | 12:25 pm

Perpetual Investments adds head of research and consultant relationships

George Moromalos will join Perpetual Investments in Sydney as head of research and consultant relationships.

August 21, 2014 | 03:55 am

RWC adds institutional salesman

Rash Patel joined RWC Partners with responsibility for direct sales to institutional investors in the U.K. and other markets, said Dan Mannix, CEO at the firm.

August 20, 2014 | 02:41 pm

RBC Global Asset Management appoints first head of international business

Clive Brown has been named CEO and managing director of RBC Global Asset Management International.

August 20, 2014 | 12:54 pm
Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global returns 3.3% in quarter

Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global returns 3.3% in quarter

Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global, Oslo, increased its assets under management 24.6% over the year, and 7.2% over the three months ended June 30, to 5.5 trillion Norwegian kroner ($887.2...

August 20, 2014 | 12:50 pm

Merseyside Pension Fund sticks with European equity managers

Merseyside Pension Fund, Liverpool, England, rehired J.P. Morgan Asset Management and Unigestion to manage European ex-U.K. equity allocations, said an announcement...

August 19, 2014 | 12:48 pm

Lehman Brothers agrees to fully fund U.K. pension plan for buyout

Participants in the Lehman Brothers pension fund in the U.K. will receive their full retirement benefits, after an agreement to pay £184 million ($307.2 million) to fund a buyout was reached...

August 19, 2014 | 02:54 pm

Manulife names international head of the firm's portfolio solutions group

Peter Warnes joins Manulife Asset Management in Hong Kong as head, international, of the firm's portfolio solutions group.

August 19, 2014 | 03:10 am

Dutch mineworkers transfer pension plan assets to Aegon

Stichting Algemeen Mijnwerkersfonds van de Steenkolenmijnen in Limburg, Heerlen, Netherlands, has transferred the pensions of 28,000 participants to insurer Aegon.

August 18, 2014 | 04:07 pm

UniSuper to buy more emerging Asian equities

UniSuper Management, the third-best performing Australian pension fund over 10 years, plans to buy more emerging Asian equities as the region's economic outlook improves.

August 18, 2014 | 04:04 pm

Royal County of Berkshire on lookout for currency overlay

Royal County of Berkshire Pension Fund, Maidenhead, England, is searching for a currency overlay manager, documents on a local government procurement website show.

August 18, 2014 | 02:09 pm
Cambridge Associates: Global developed private equity lags public counterpart, while emerging markets PE outperforms public markets in 2013

Cambridge Associates: Global developed private equity lags public counterpart, while emerging markets PE outperforms public markets in 2013

Private equity and venture capital firms that invest primarily in developed markets outside the United States returned 16.3% in 2013, as measured by the Cambridge Associates LLC Global ex-U.S....

August 18, 2014 | 02:29 pm