Kansas Public Employees Retirement System, Topeka, hired AEW Capital Management and Morgan Stanley to run $70 million each in global REITs, pending contract negotiations, confirmed CIO Robert Vince Smith. AEW already manages $350 million in active domestic core real estate, and Morgan Stanley runs $100 million in the same style, Mr. Smith said. The allocation is being added for diversification. The $13.3 billion plan has about 8% of assets in real estate. Pension Consulting Alliance is assisting. No RFP was issued. Funding will come from a general redistribution of real estate assets.