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Money managers seeing big bonanza from Japan

Money managers seeing big bonanza from Japan

Global bond managers say Japan is looming ever larger on their radar screens as the country's largest public funds shift allocations away from Japanese government bonds and show a greater willingness ...

October 19, 2015

David Barrett Partners hires head of new Hong Kong office

Philip Williams joined David Barrett Partners as a partner and head of the investment and wealth management-focused executive recruiting boutique's newly opened office in Hong Kong.

October 16, 2015 | 11:06 am
CalPERS international fixed-income returns

CalPERS international fixed-income returns

Bloomberg reported Wednesday that CalPERS might “keep buying Russian bonds after building a $250 million position in local currency notes.” That amount, based on June 30 figures,...

October 14, 2015 | 03:40 pm

Sonoma County drops INTECH in move to passive large-cap equity

Sonoma County Employees’ Retirement Association, Santa Rosa, Calif., terminated INTECH from a $100 million active domestic large-cap growth equity portfolio, said Steven Marsh, investment...

October 12, 2015 | 04:11 pm

Dallas Police & Fire axes 2 global equity managers

Dallas Police & Fire Pension System terminated global equity managers Allianz Global Investors and Energy Opportunities Capital Management, recently released board meeting minutes show.

October 12, 2015 | 04:10 pm

Redington names director of equity manager research

Nick Samuels was named a director on the manager research team at Redington, and will lead its equity manager research, said a spokesman.

October 05, 2015 | 01:22 pm
The world's going passive. Is it a mistake?

The world's going passive. Is it a mistake?

The move passive from active to investing has been nothing less than seismic for the asset management industry. In the past 10 years, passive equity has gone from around a tenth of total equity...

October 01, 2015 | 04:49 pm

ICI: Worldwide open-fund assets up 2.2% in quarter to $38.3 trillion

Worldwide regulated open-end fund assets totaled $38.3 trillion as of June 30, up 2.2% from the end of the first quarter, said a quarterly report from the Investment Company Institute.

October 01, 2015 | 01:45 pm
DB plans moving away from emerging markets, increasing multiasset use — report

DB plans moving away from emerging markets, increasing multiasset use — report

Defined benefit investors are stepping back from emerging markets bonds and equities in favor of global equities, low-variance equities, infrastructure, real estate, alternative credit and...

September 28, 2015 | 04:17 pm

J.P. Morgan Asset Management adds portfolio manager for global equities

Alex Stanic joined J.P. Morgan Asset Management as a portfolio manager on the global equities team, a spokeswoman said.

September 21, 2015 | 07:00 pm
Malaysian institutions hear call to invest more at home

Malaysian institutions hear call to invest more at home

Malaysia's biggest institutional investors paid lip service last week to Prime Minister Najib Razak's call to support Malaysia's economy by bringing some of their overseas allocations home.

September 21, 2015
Giant South Korean pension fund advances global plans

Giant South Korean pension fund advances global plans

South Korea's National Pension Service is moving to build a globe-spanning organization to facilitate an aggressive increase in allocations to offshore assets.

September 21, 2015

CalPERS to consider taking activist manager portfolio in-house

CalPERS is evaluating its $2.6 billion external activist manager program to see whether its global equity staff could manage the strategies internally, said a report by CalPERS consultant Wilshire...

September 09, 2015 | 04:17 pm
Impact investing group chairman calls on managers to adopt new skill set

Impact investing group chairman calls on managers to adopt new skill set

Money managers need to recognize that an emerging trend of institutional investors keen to allocate to impact investments will require a new skill set, said Sir Ronald Cohen, chairman of the Global...

September 09, 2015 | 01:53 pm
CalSTRS considering allocations that  will dampen risk

CalSTRS considering allocations that will dampen risk

Members of the California State Teachers' Retirement System investment committee will begin reviewing proposals later this fall that attempt to put the brakes on risk, a shift they hope will...

September 07, 2015