Global

Dyfed Pension Fund takes Baillie Gifford for global equities

Carmarthenshire County Council, Carmarthen, Wales, hired Baillie Gifford to run about £150 million ($246.2 million) in global equities for the £1.6 billion Dyfed Pension...

December 16, 2013 | 12:37 pm

Oklahoma State Regents calls on Cedar Rock for global equity

Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education hired Cedar Rock Capital to run $20 million in active global equity for its endowment trust fund.

December 11, 2013 | 12:50 pm
Norway official sees more diversification for sovereign wealth fund

Norway official sees more diversification for sovereign wealth fund

Norway’s central bank governor said it would be natural for the 4.921 trillion kroner ($811.5 billion) Government Pension Fund Global to expand the asset classes in which it invests, as the new ...

November 27, 2013 | 12:42 pm

Trends in home country bias among pension funds

Although the world economy and global financial markets have seen dramatic changes over the past 20 years, many U.S. institutional investors have been slow to adjust their portfolios to the new...

November 15, 2013 | 02:27 pm

Cook County Annuity & Benefit Fund goes with Franklin for global bonds

Cook County Annuity & Benefit Fund, Chicago, hired Franklin Templeton Investments to manage $200 million in global fixed income.

November 07, 2013 | 01:14 pm
Levelling the Global Playing Field

Levelling the Global Playing Field

Learn why understanding the key metrics of economic profit can lead to better global investing.

September 30, 2013 | 12:01 am
Breaking into the Consumer Class

Breaking into the Consumer Class

Almost three billion people are predicted to join the world's middle classes over the next three decades. In this piece, we examine the rapid changes in spending patterns that take place when...

September 30, 2013 | 12:01 am

Stratford Employees wants real estate, GTAA managers

Stratford (Conn.) Employees' Retirement System is searching for managers to run $50 million total in real estate and global tactical asset allocation, confirmed Steven Roth, director of manager...

September 27, 2013 | 04:29 pm

South Carolina pumps $6.4 billion into global equity index funds

South Carolina Retirement System Investment Commission made a big move into passive global equity management, investing a total of $6.4 billion in index funds managed by BlackRock...

September 26, 2013 | 03:58 pm

Delaware Public Employees picks Baillie Gifford for global equity

Delaware Public Employees’ Retirement System, Dover, hired Baillie Gifford to run $80 million in global equity.

September 20, 2013 | 02:36 pm
Standard Life's clients are steady, but cautious

Standard Life's clients are steady, but cautious

Standard Life Investments institutional clients are cautiously optimistic about the prospects for the firm's GARS portfolio, despite the departure of Euan Munro, the strategy's architect.

September 16, 2013
Canadian managers face squeeze from public funds

Canadian managers face squeeze from public funds

Canadian institutional equity managers, pinched by client shifts from domestic equities and increased domestic competition for business, could also be facing competition from the country's large...

September 02, 2013

Shropshire County Pension Fund hires 3 in move to global equities

Shropshire County Pension Fund, Shrewsbury, England, hired three global equity managers to run a combined 450 million ($705 million).

August 21, 2013 | 11:13 am
Reports urge end to Asian home-country bias

Reports urge end to Asian home-country bias

Institutional investors in Asia should adopt a more systematic approach to their equity allocations, which have continued to favor domestic stocks despite the risks of heightened short-term...

August 19, 2013

Neuberger Berman picks senior portfolio manager for global bonds

Jon Jonsson was named managing director and senior portfolio manager for global fixed income at Neuberger Berman.

August 14, 2013 | 11:49 am