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Oregon 457 plan adds real return option

Oregon Investment Council, Tigard, added a real return investment option and switched some equity managers for the state's $1.6 billion 457 plan

August 11, 2014 | 01:34 pm

American Century names GSAM exec as a senior vice president

Glen Casey was named senior vice president and global head of products at American Century Investments

August 11, 2014 | 03:27 pm

Invesco adds multiasset client portfolio manager

Danielle Singer joined Invesco Perpetual as senior client portfolio manager in its multiasset team, said a spokesman.

August 04, 2014 | 12:53 pm
Marc Faber heavy on gloom and doom at CFA seminar

Marc Faber heavy on gloom and doom at CFA seminar

Marc Faber, publisher of the “Gloom, Doom and Boom” newsletter warned against lofty asset valuations, excessive debt and investor complacency as he discussed his views on the market at a...

July 24, 2014 | 03:53 pm
Hedge fund manager Winton Capital making headway with long-only strategy

Hedge fund manager Winton Capital making headway with long-only strategy

North American investors are helping Winton Capital Management Ltd. make progress — albeit slowly — toward its founder's goal of becoming a $100 billion company.

July 22, 2014 | 10:10 am

GPIF details active equity tally in year of big changes

Japan's 126.6 trillion ($1.25 trillion) Government Pension Investment Fund, Tokyo, in an annual report released July 4, provided a snapshot of leading asset gatherers in a year of extensive changes...

July 21, 2014

Global AUM reaches record high of $68.7 trillion — Boston Consulting Group

Global assets under management grew to a record $68.7 trillion as of Dec. 31, up 13% from a year earlier, said a report from Boston Consulting Group.

July 16, 2014 | 03:41 pm

BofA: Managers optimistic on global equities

Fund managers’ outlook on equity markets improved in July, said Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s monthly fund manager survey.

July 15, 2014 | 03:41 pm
Eurozone still in recession

Eurozone still in recession

During the second half of the 1990s, the looming introduction of the euro led to a sharp drop in borrowing costs among the peripheral economies of the eurozone. That boosted their economies and the...

July 14, 2014 | 10:57 am

Kansas City Police funds nearing global fixed-income hire

Kansas City (Mo.) Police Employees' Retirement System will likely hire its first global fixed-income manager next month

July 09, 2014 | 11:55 am
Developed equities outside the U.S. see biggest ETP flows through June

Developed equities outside the U.S. see biggest ETP flows through June

Global exchange-traded product flows through June 30 totaled $123.9 billion, up 24.6% from $99.4 billion through the first six months of 2013, according to BlackRock's monthly ETP Landscape report.

July 07, 2014 | 01:19 pm
Dallas Police & Fire liquidates Robeco Transtrend investment

Dallas Police & Fire liquidates Robeco Transtrend investment

Dallas Police & Fire Pension System liquidated its $49.5 million investment in the Robeco Transtrend Diversified Fund, a global asset allocation strategy, a recently released summary of board meeting ...

July 03, 2014 | 03:54 pm
Master limited partnerships positioned to benefit from rising U.S. energy production

Master limited partnerships positioned to benefit from rising U.S. energy production

There is no denying master limited partnerships have had a good run in recent years. A unique asset class in the investment landscape, MLPs are defined by the legal requirement that they derive most...

June 17, 2014 | 10:18 am
Investors expect more emerging and developed markets convergence — report

Investors expect more emerging and developed markets convergence — report

Emerging and developed markets should continue to converge, while frontier markets in Africa should generate the best returns behind only the U.S. over the next three years, according to a survey...

June 16, 2014 | 11:31 am

Fresno County picks 2 global bond finalists

Fresno County (Calif.) Employees' Retirement Association named BlackRock and Brandywine Global Investment Management as finalists for a global fixed-income portfolio of up to $273 million.

June 12, 2014 | 03:01 pm