Oklahoma Firefighters Pension & Retirement System, Oklahoma City, hired three active domestic large-cap equity managers for the $1.2 billion system, said Robert Jones, executive director. Chase Investment Counsel and Holt-Smith & Yates will run $38 million each in a growth style, and Intech, $65 million in a core strategy. Funding came from terminating two managers: Provident Investment Counsel, which managed $61 million in active domestic growth equities, and a manager that Mr. Jones would not identify. Both were terminated because of performance, although Provident still manages $119 million in active domestic fixed income for the plan, he said. Officials at Provident were not available for comment about the termination.
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The system also increased its equity and fixed-income allocations; the additional money went to existing managers. Funding came from cash, Mr. Jones said. The system now has 65% of assets in equity and 35% in fixed income; the previous allocation was 61% equity, 36% fixed income and 3% cash, he said.