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Client changes push consultants to new paths

SPECIAL REPORT INVESTMENT CONSULTANTS -

SPECIAL REPORT INVESTMENT CONSULTANTS -

Asset owner demands of their investment consultants are becoming more complex and disparate, presenting both a challenge and an opportunity.
Funds fighting effort to add UBIT measure

LEGISLATION -

LEGISLATION -

As Congressional Republicans rush to pass tax reform, public pension plan officials are determined to see one new idea not make it into law.
MiFID II outlook uncertain for bond market liquidity

Investing -

Investing -

The impact of MiFID II on fixed-income trading is a subject of debate.
THL Credit Advisors names sole CEO

ALTERNATIVES -

ALTERNATIVES -

Christopher J. Flynn was named sole CEO of alternatives manager THL Credit Advisors and business development company THL Credit.
Everest Healthcare Properties acquired by global money management firm

MONEY MANAGEMENT -

MONEY MANAGEMENT -

Everest Healthcare Properties, a money manager focused on health-care investments, was acquired by a global asset management firm.
FirstGroup consolidating pension fund assets in LGPS pool

Pension Funds -

Pension Funds -

FirstGroup PLC is the first private-sector employer to consolidate its pension fund assets within an LGPS pool.
MassPRIM approves 9% pay raise for CIO, grants full bonus

Pension Funds -

Pension Funds -

MassPRIM unanimously approved a 9.3% raise for Michael Trotsky, its executive director and chief investment officer.

Money Management -

Money Management -

Mark McDonald was named global head of private equity secondaries at Deutsche Asset Management.
DOL delays fiduciary rule until July 2019

Regulation -

Regulation -

Key provisions of the fiduciary rule will be extended for 18 months, the Department of Labor announced Monday.
CFTC enforcement actions down significantly from previous fiscal year

Regulation -

Regulation -

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission received $412.7 million in penalties from 49 enforcement actions in the latest fiscal year ended June 30.

Money Management -

Money Management -

Philip Dawes was named head of institutional sales for the U.K. and Ireland at BNP Paribas Asset Management.
Norway's $1 trillion wealth fund steps up 'no' votes on CEO pay

Sovereign Wealth Funds -

Sovereign Wealth Funds -

When Norway's $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund said it wanted companies to curb excessive and opaque top-management pay, it meant business.
Cambridge Retirement System sues Willis Towers Watson over merger

Courts -

Courts -

Cambridge Retirement System sued Willis Towers Watson for allegedly violating provisions of the Exchange Act.
Commentary: It's too darn hot – investors call time on climate change

Industry Voices -

Industry Voices -

Global warming is pushing pension funds to explore opportunities for better risk management and portfolio optimization.
GPIF hopes to use size as way to enhance beta

INVESTING -

INVESTING -

Japan's giant GPIF emphasizes enhancing beta rather than expending time and resources on eking out benchmark-beating gains.