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Beneath the ugly face of second half 2014 lies the beauty of opportunity in 2015

Beneath the ugly face of second half 2014 lies the beauty of opportunity in 2015

In our view, the coming year will resemble more the volatility of the second half of 2014 than the prolonged, virtually uni-directional (i.e., up!) market that leveraged credit investors have enjoyed ...

March 26, 2015 | 10:16 am
2 ETFs help WisdomTree exceed $50 billion in assets

2 ETFs help WisdomTree exceed $50 billion in assets

Two exchange-traded funds are leading New York-based ETF manager WisdomTree Investments Inc. to experience significant growth.

March 19, 2015 | 09:46 am

Lothian Pension Fund adds 300 million in-house global equity portfolio

Lothian Pension Fund created a £300 million ($450.9 million) in-house global equity portfolio.

March 17, 2015 | 03:39 pm

Amundi hires PIMCO, BlackRock vets for global bond team

Myles Bradshaw and David Ric joined Amundi’s global fixed-income team as portfolio managers.

March 16, 2015 | 03:05 pm
Draghi's latest pledge pushes yields closer to zero

Draghi's latest pledge pushes yields closer to zero

Among the most breathtaking moves attributable to central bank intervention is the plunge in bond yields, especially in the eurozone. The Spanish and Italian 10-year government bond yields are both...

March 16, 2015 | 02:52 pm

Knoxville moves into global bonds, goes passive on large-cap growth equity

Knoxville (Tenn.) Pension Fund hired Standish Mellon Asset Management to run a $27 million global fixed-income portfolio.

March 13, 2015 | 03:17 pm

Alexandria fire and police pension fund searching for international bond manager

Alexandria, Va., is searching for an international or global fixed-income manager for its Firefighters and Police Officers Pension Plan.

March 13, 2015 | 03:09 pm

Chicago Metropolitan Water fund names 4 finalists for global bond search

Chicago Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Retirement Fund named four finalists in its search for active global fixed-income managers to run $50 million each.

February 27, 2015 | 12:33 pm
KKR: Chinese economy has finally reached a tipping point toward services

KKR: Chinese economy has finally reached a tipping point toward services

KKR is predicting slower economic growth in China but says there is potential for short-term gains for stocks in 2015. The main driver of this potential is the growth of the services sector - which...

February 26, 2015 | 02:46 pm
Wider implications of oil prices

Wider implications of oil prices

With the rapid decline and ongoing volatility in oil prices, investors will already have a sense of how the parts of their portfolios directly exposed to energy have responded, but it is also...

February 26, 2015 | 12:01 am
Active investing in an indexed world

Active investing in an indexed world

While active management still plays a critical role in portfolios of all sizes and sophistication levels, it’s hard to ignore the reams of headlines and research notes making the case for...

February 25, 2015 | 12:18 pm
Emerging managers finding more opportunities coming from institutions

Emerging managers finding more opportunities coming from institutions

Institutional investors are increasing their interest in emerging money managers as they seek diversity and new talent for their roster.

February 23, 2015
Corporate pension funds weigh derisking vs. re-risking

Corporate pension funds weigh derisking vs. re-risking

Corporate plan sponsors on both sides of the Atlantic are pushing back against the ramifications of lower interest rates, tipping a balance to re-risking from a derisking glidepath, say money...

February 23, 2015
T. Rowe pushing against passive headwinds

T. Rowe pushing against passive headwinds

T. Rowe Price Group Inc. has suffered heavy outflows and client terminations during the past two years from asset owners reducing their U.S. equity exposure and/or seeking passive strategies.

February 23, 2015

Man Group to expand equities business with NewSmith acquisition

Man Group will acquire NewSmith's investment management unit, adding $1.2 billion of assets to the alternative money manager's business, and adding to its existing equities business under Man GLG.

February 20, 2015 | 01:57 pm