International

University of Edinburgh taps 2 firms for consulting, administration and actuarial services

University of Edinburgh Staff Benefits Scheme hired Hymans Robertson to provide administration services and continue as investment consultant, and Mercer to provide...

March 02, 2015 | 11:34 am

Norges Bank adds $1 billion in China QFII quota, lifting total to $2.5 billion

China’s State Administration of Foreign Exchange awarded Norges Bank Investment Management an additional $1 billion in quota capacity to invest in China’s domestic capital markets under...

February 28, 2015 | 06:52 am

Ontario Municipal Employees returns 10% in 2014

Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System returned a net 10% in 2014 vs. a net 6% return a year earlier.

February 27, 2015 | 03:51 pm

Angolan sovereign wealth fund seeks mine, timber investments

Angola's $5 billion sovereign wealth fund, Fundo Soberano de Angola, is seeking investments in mining, timber, health and agriculture in order to diversify its asset base and increase returns.

February 27, 2015 | 03:08 pm

BlackRock hires head of EMEA hedge fund strategies

Luke Dixon joined BlackRock as head of Europe, Middle East and Africa hedge fund investment strategies.

February 27, 2015 | 01:54 pm

Japan’s GPIF posts 5.2% gain for quarter as equity allocations increase

Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund reported a 5.2% investment gain to ¥137 trillion ($1.15 trillion) for the Tokyo-based pension fund’s fiscal third quarter ended Dec. 31.

February 27, 2015 | 01:51 pm

Blue Sky Alternative Investments taps new leader for its hedge fund business

Neil Power joined Blue Sky Alternative Investments in Sydney as managing director of the firm's hedge fund division.

February 26, 2015 | 10:28 am
Allianz reports 144.8 billion euros in net outflows at PIMCO in fourth quarter

Allianz reports 144.8 billion euros in net outflows at PIMCO in fourth quarter

Assets under management at Allianz's money management arm decreased 3.8% to €1.8 trillion ($2 trillion) in the quarter ended Dec. 31, but were up 1.8% for the year, despite continued outflows...

February 26, 2015 | 12:19 pm
KKR: Chinese economy has finally reached a tipping point toward services

KKR: Chinese economy has finally reached a tipping point toward services

KKR is predicting slower economic growth in China but says there is potential for short-term gains for stocks in 2015. The main driver of this potential is the growth of the services sector - which...

February 26, 2015 | 02:46 pm

Baring Private Equity Asia closes sixth fund at $4 billion, 60% higher than Fund V

Baring Private Equity Asia closed its Baring Asia Private Equity Fund VI at about $4 billion, a record amount for the Hong Kong-based firm and up 60% from the prior fund it closed in 2011.

February 25, 2015 | 12:20 pm

BlackRock adds managing director to European real estate business

Thomas Muller joined BlackRock as managing director and portfolio manager within its European real estate business.

February 25, 2015 | 10:50 am

Pensions Infrastructure Platform recruiting for investment team

Pensions Infrastructure Platform, an organization designed to give pension funds greater access to infrastructure projects in the U.K., is currently recruiting to build its in-house investment team.

February 25, 2015 | 03:20 pm

Fortress macro fund dropping equity strategy after January loss

Fortress Investment Group's Michael Novogratz is dropping the stock-picking strategy managed as a part of its macro fund.

February 25, 2015 | 04:28 pm
Quebec's Caisse returns 12% in 2014, surpassing its benchmark

Quebec's Caisse returns 12% in 2014, surpassing its benchmark

Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec on Wednesday reported a 12% investment return in 2014, generating C$23.3 billion (US$18.7 billion) in net assets.

February 25, 2015 | 03:25 pm

River and Mercantile Group bolsters U.K. institutional distribution team

Jenny Yoe was named managing director, head of U.K. institutional for River and Mercantile Group, one of four recruitments or promotions for the U.K. institutional distribution team.

February 25, 2015 | 03:40 pm