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GPIF plans further boost to investment team

GPIF plans further boost to investment team

A broader response built on allocations to infrastructure, real estate and private equity will require a continued expansion of Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund's investment team at home...

January 19, 2017 | 05:11 pm

Germany's BVK pension plan commits to volatility risk premium fund

Bayerische Versorgungskammer, Germany's largest public pension fund, committed an undisclosed amount to RP Vega Fund for volatility risk premium investments, a BVK spokeswoman said.

January 19, 2017 | 11:56 am
Ohio Public Employees raises emerging markets debt, TIPS allocations

Ohio Public Employees raises emerging markets debt, TIPS allocations

Ohio Public Employees Retirement System slightly increased its targets to emerging markets debt and Treasury inflation-protected securities in the target allocation of its defined benefit plan.

January 19, 2017 | 04:22 pm
BlackRock and Vanguard bring home the bacon, again

BlackRock and Vanguard bring home the bacon, again

BlackRock's iShares and Vanguard saw record inflows into their ETF businesses in 2016, receiving $107 billion and $94 billion in new business, respectively.

January 18, 2017 | 10:49 am
BofA: Managers still holding cash despite rising optimism on global growth

BofA: Managers still holding cash despite rising optimism on global growth

Money managers remain optimistic on global growth and inflation but are hesitant to cut their cash holdings, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch's monthly fund manager survey released on...

January 17, 2017 | 12:25 pm
Banks rejected by Supreme Court, lose bid to derail LIBOR suits

Banks rejected by Supreme Court, lose bid to derail LIBOR suits

The U.S. Supreme Court turned away an appeal by Bank of America, Citigroup and J.P. Morgan Chase, refusing to stop antitrust lawsuits that accuse some of the world's largest banks of conspiring to...

January 17, 2017 | 03:00 pm

Los Angeles Water & Power preps real estate consultant search

Los Angeles Water & Power Employees' Retirement Plan plans to launch an RFP for a real estate consultant in coming weeks.

January 13, 2017 | 03:57 pm

AMP Capital closes global infrastructure platform at $2.4 billion

AMP Capital closed its global infrastructure platform at $2.4 billion, exceeding a $2 billion target, with commitments from more than 50 institutional investors.

January 12, 2017 | 02:14 pm

San Francisco climbs with Himalaya Capital for global equity

San Francisco City & County Employees' Retirement System hired Himalaya Capital Management to manage up to $200 million in a global equity strategy.

January 10, 2017 | 03:20 pm

Royal London Asset Management brings on global equity group

Peter Rutter, James Clarke and William Kenney will join Royal London Asset Management later in January as global equity managers to lead a new global equity team.

January 10, 2017 | 01:40 pm
ESG factors making gains in fixed-income portfolios

ESG factors making gains in fixed-income portfolios

The integration of environmental, social and governance factors into fixed-income portfolios is gaining traction with money managers across the globe.

January 09, 2017

SECOR recruits 2 former Hewlett-Packard CIOs to head new office, lead Asia push

Kenneth Frier and Gretchen Tai have joined SECOR Asset Management as partners and co-heads of a newly opened office in Silicon Valley.

January 06, 2017 | 04:31 pm
Neuberger Berman closes secondary fund at $2.5 billion

Neuberger Berman closes secondary fund at $2.5 billion

Neuberger Berman says it closed NB Secondary Opportunities Fund IV at $2.5 billion, exceeding its $2 billion target.

January 06, 2017 | 11:03 am
LaSalle Investment Management recruits global head of sustainability

LaSalle Investment Management recruits global head of sustainability

Eric Duchon has joined real estate manager LaSalle Investment Management as a director in the new position of global head of sustainability.

January 05, 2017 | 03:10 pm
4 out of 5 money managers plan to unbundle commissions, survey shows

4 out of 5 money managers plan to unbundle commissions, survey shows

Eighty-two percent of North American-based money managers surveyed by Investment Technology Group plan to fully unbundle their trading commissions and investment research payments globally as a...

January 05, 2017 | 02:51 pm