International

Korea Investment Corp. looking to add overseas offices in Asia, Middle East

Korea Investment Corp. looking to add overseas offices in Asia, Middle East

Korea Investment Corp. is looking to expand its overseas network with offices in Asia and the Middle East.

March 26, 2015 | 11:38 am

Vontobel to acquire majority stake in TwentyFour Asset Management

Vontobel Asset Management announced Wednesday it will acquire a 60% stake in London-based fixed-income boutique TwentyFour Asset Management, pending regulatory approvals in the U.K. and Switzerland.

March 25, 2015 | 03:57 am

John Heathcoat pension fund selects Punter Southall for actuarial, investment services

John Heathcoat Pension Scheme hired Punter Southall to provide actuarial, administration, risk and investment services.

March 25, 2015 | 11:48 am
U.K.'s Financial Conduct Authority to study money management fees

U.K.'s Financial Conduct Authority to study money management fees

The U.K.'s financial watchdog will launch a market study on money management next year, looking at the fees paid by investors and what drives those fees.

March 24, 2015 | 01:16 pm

Newton Investment Management taps U.K. institutional business development manager

Catherine Booth was named U.K. institutional business development manager at Newton Investment Management.

March 24, 2015 | 01:27 pm
Cross-border PE deals on the rise in Asia

Cross-border PE deals on the rise in Asia

Private equity investments that hinge on expanding a target company's geographic footprint as a key to adding value will be a bigger focus for the latest crop of funds being raised for deployment in...

March 23, 2015
Global turmoil creates strategic opportunity

Global turmoil creates strategic opportunity

Geopolitical tensions from the rise of ISIS to Russian aggression present what one consultant calls a global instability premium that could drive strategic institutional investment allocations to non-...

March 23, 2015

Kansas Public Employees commits to Northern Europe buyout fund

Kansas Public Employees Retirement System committed about $121 million total to two alternatives funds.

March 23, 2015 | 03:50 pm

GIC, Exeter Property Group form European real estate partnership

Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC formed a €300 million ($328 million) real estate partnership with Exeter Property Group.

March 23, 2015 | 03:46 pm

CFA Society of the U.K. members see developed markets equities as overvalued

Developed markets equities are overvalued, say a net 52% of U.K. respondents to a survey by the CFA Society.

March 23, 2015 | 02:46 pm

Amundi taps head of European equities

Laurent Ducoin joined Amundi as head of European equities.

March 23, 2015 | 12:06 pm
Japan's big public funds adopt GPIF's equity-heavy asset allocation targets

Japan's big public funds adopt GPIF's equity-heavy asset allocation targets

Three large pension funds for public employees in Japan on Friday signed on to the equity-heavy asset allocation targets announced last October by the ¥137 trillion ($1.13 trillion) Government...

March 20, 2015 | 06:05 am
Illinois Senate to vote on bill to require divestment from companies that boycott Israel

Illinois Senate to vote on bill to require divestment from companies that boycott Israel

The Illinois Senate is scheduled to vote on a bill March 24 that would require the five state-funded retirement systems to divest investment holdings in companies that boycott Israel.

March 20, 2015 | 04:06 pm

Carlyle closes first international energy fund at $2.5 billion

The Carlyle Group announced Friday the closing of its first international energy fund, Carlyle International Energy Partners, at $2.5 billion, a news release said.

March 20, 2015 | 03:47 pm
2 ETFs help WisdomTree exceed $50 billion in assets

2 ETFs help WisdomTree exceed $50 billion in assets

Two exchange-traded funds are leading New York-based ETF manager WisdomTree Investments Inc. to experience significant growth.

March 19, 2015 | 09:46 am