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Atlanta General Employees taps emerging markets equity, global bond managers

Atlanta General Employees’ Pension Fund hired EARNEST Partners to manage a $37 million active emerging markets equity portfolio and Colchester Global...

May 21, 2015 | 03:54 pm
ETFs enhance the options for liquidity management

ETFs enhance the options for liquidity management

Among the myriad uses that institutional investors have found for exchange-traded funds, few intersect with the investor's ongoing operating model more than as an overlay for liquidity management.

May 18, 2015
Greece becomes roadblock for European investment

Greece becomes roadblock for European investment

Mounting tensions over the situation in Greece and the potential for a default or exit from the eurozone are in part holding back institutions from investing in an otherwise positive story for Europe.

May 18, 2015
PIMCO's global equity CIO to depart as firm liquidates two equity strategies

PIMCO's global equity CIO to depart as firm liquidates two equity strategies

Virginie Maisonneuve, PIMCO's chief investment officer for global equities, is resigning as the firm closes two equity strategies, the money management firm disclosed in a statement...

May 14, 2015 | 04:12 pm
Mercer: U.S. fixed-income searches on the rise; equities continue decline

Mercer: U.S. fixed-income searches on the rise; equities continue decline

U.S. fixed income was the most popular asset allocation search by investors across the globe in 2014, while demand for equities managers continued to dwindle, said a new report from Mercer.

May 05, 2015 | 01:45 pm
Good returns offer foundations breathing room

Good returns offer foundations breathing room

Private foundations are enjoying several years of good returns for their investment portfolios, allowing them to focus more on the things that other institutions do, such as diversifying their...

May 04, 2015
Is the dollar peaking?

Is the dollar peaking?

On balance, there still looks to be more stagnation around the world than either a boom or a bust. So how can we explain the remarkable rebound in oil prices in recent weeks? The nearby futures price ...

April 21, 2015 | 04:21 pm
GMO: Currency hedging may increase tail risk

GMO: Currency hedging may increase tail risk

Hedging currency exposure increases tail risk in equity portfolios by increasing the notional exposure, “and therefore the magnitude of possible return or loss,” according to a GMO white...

April 13, 2015 | 03:41 pm

Preqin: Sovereign wealth fund assets rise 17% in 18 months to $6.3 trillion

Aggregate assets managed by a universe of 73 sovereign wealth funds increased 17% to $6.3 trillion as of March 31, up from $5.4 trillion at the start of October 2013, the last time researcher Preqin...

April 10, 2015 | 03:45 pm
Norway megafund appoints panel to study infrastructure, real estate investments

Norway megafund appoints panel to study infrastructure, real estate investments

Norway’s Ministry of Finance appointed an expert group to investigate whether the 6.4 trillion Norwegian kroner ($809 billion) Government Pension Fund Global, Oslo, should be permitted to...

April 10, 2015 | 12:52 pm

St. Louis Firefighters to sign Garcia Hamilton for global bonds

St. Louis Firefighters Retirement Plan hired Garcia Hamilton & Associates to run a $10 million active global fixed-income portfolio, pending contract negotiations, said Janice...

April 06, 2015 | 11:17 am
China taking steps to open capital markets ahead of MSCI decision

China taking steps to open capital markets ahead of MSCI decision

China’s regulators are taking more aggressive steps to open the country’s capital markets to foreign investors in the run-up to a midyear decision by MSCI Inc. on whether to begin adding...

April 06, 2015
Global hunt for offshore tax cheats

Global hunt for offshore tax cheats

Today, many financial institution executives and foreign governments might soon start feeling much the same way about the rising tide of FATCA — the U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act...

April 06, 2015

Alabama Trust Fund issues call for global equity manager

Alabama Trust Fund is searching for a global equity manager to run $100 million.

March 30, 2015 | 03:33 pm
The big structural upside in Japanese equities

The big structural upside in Japanese equities

There is reason to believe that Japan is on the precipice of reordering its domestic savings structure as soon as this year, with potentially significant implications for its equity markets.

March 27, 2015 | 09:46 am