International

Searches and Hires -

Searches and Hires -

Washington State Investment Board committed up to $559 million to an infrastructure fund, and Australian and New Zealand buyout fund.
Allianz AUM increases 3.1% in quarter; PIMCO assets up 3.7%

MONEY MANAGEMENT -

MONEY MANAGEMENT -

Allianz SE's assets under management grew 2.1% for the quarter and 4.8% for the year ended Dec. 31 to $2.35 trillion.

SEARCHES AND HIRES -

SEARCHES AND HIRES -

Tyne & Wear Pension Fund hired Pemberton Capital Advisors and HPS Investment Partners to manage a 260 million private debt allocation.

PENSION FUNDS -

PENSION FUNDS -

Andrew Claerhout, senior managing director, infrastructure and natural resources, at the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, has left the plan.
Group appointed to study whether Norway sovereign wealth fund should divest energy

ESG -

ESG -

The Norwegian Ministry of Finance appointed a panel to review whether the world's largest sovereign wealth fund should invest in energy stocks.
France's FRR posts 7.16% return in 2017

PENSION FUNDS -

PENSION FUNDS -

Fonds de Reserve pour les Retraites returned 7.16% in 2017, driven by its growth portfolio.

MONEY MANAGEMENT -

MONEY MANAGEMENT -

Peter Weidner was named head of factor solutions for the multiasset solutions team at Wells Fargo Asset Management.
Ardian taps HarbourVest veteran to lead newly opened Tokyo office

MONEY MANAGEMENT -

MONEY MANAGEMENT -

Ardian named Kanji Takenaka managing director and head of Japan, anticipating growing demand from local institutions.
CFA U.K.: Investors increasingly seeing emerging markets as overvalued

INVESTING -

INVESTING -

Investor confidence in value opportunities in emerging market equities is waning, according to a survey of CFA Society of the U.K. members.

Money Management -

Money Management -

Philip Anker joined Investec Asset Management as managing director to expand and lead the firm's North America business.
Lloyds, Scottish Widows to move 109 billion from Standard Life Aberdeen

Money Management -

Money Management -

Standard Life Aberdeen is set to lose about 109 billion in assets under management from Lloyds Banking Group and subsidiary Scottish Widows.
NZ Super CIO to take on acting CEO role following current chief's departure in March

SOVEREIGN WEALTH FUNDS -

SOVEREIGN WEALTH FUNDS -

Matt Whinery will serve as interim CEO at New Zealand Super until a global search for the fund's next CEO is completed.

MONEY MANAGEMENT -

MONEY MANAGEMENT -

Talib Sheikh was named head of multiasset strategy at Jupiter Asset Management.

Searches and Hires -

Searches and Hires -

AP7 hired Hamilton Lane Advisors to run a 2.5 billion Swedish kronor ($315 million) private equity fund-of-funds allocation.
Mirae to acquire ETF provider Global X

Money Management -

Money Management -

Mirae will acquire Global X Management, giving it a U.S. ETF foothold to complement its Canada, Australia and Asia businesses.