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  1. Aviva to exit hedge funds-of-funds business as it shrinks U.S. operations

    trueAviva PLC, Britain's second-biggest insurer, said its investment arm plans to exit its hedge funds-of-funds businesses as it scales back in the U.S.

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  1. North Dakota State Investment Board commits to Grosvenor infrastructure fund

    trueNorth Dakota State Investment Board committed up to $105 million to an infrastructure fund managed by Grosvenor Capital Management, pending contract negotiations and legal review.

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  2. Shareholders propose that Exxon Mobil return capital to offset climate change risk

    trueA shareholder proposal filed Tuesday calls for Exxon Mobil Corp. to return capital to shareholders to protect investor value from potential risk of stranded fossil-fuel assets from climate change disruption.

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  3. Arizona PSPRS cleared of criminal wrongdoing in its real estate valuations

    trueArizona Public Safety Personnel Retirement System has been cleared of criminal wrongdoing regarding real estate valuations.

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  4. Cornerstone Real Estate president to add CEO title

    trueScott D. Brown, global president of real estate money management firm Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers, is taking on the additional global role of CEO.

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  5. Chicago teachers pension fund puts commodities search on hold

    trueChicago Public School Teachers' Pension & Retirement Fund suspended its search for managers to run a total of $200 million in commodities after it selected three finalists as a result of an RFP.

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  6. Hawaii Employees sets 2015 private equity goals

    trueHawaii Employees' Retirement System could commit between $250 million and $350 million to six to 10 private equity funds in 2015 as part of the pension fund's multiyear expansion of its private equity portfolio.

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  7. RenaissanceRe deal emblematic of how third-party capital is affecting the market

    trueIn a sign of how third-party flows from institutions looking to access the reinsurance market are transforming the traditional marketplace, RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. announced Monday it would buy reinsurer Platinum Underwriters Holdings Ltd. for $1.9 billion.

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  8. JM Family Enterprises' DC plan is big on alternatives

    trueSeeking to reduce risk and volatility in the company's defined contribution plans, officials at JM Family Enterprises Inc. have been adding alternative investments ranging from commodities and hedge funds of funds to global tactical asset allocation and direct real estate.

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  10. VRS starts "experiment' with strategic alliances

    trueThe $65.2 billion Virginia Retirement System, Richmond, is ready to join the growing ranks of public pension funds creating strategic alliances with external investment managers.

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  11. Kensington shows off its lighter side

    trueChicago-based real estate money manager Kensington Realty Advisors Inc. is a serious firm with a wicked sense of humor.

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  12. The star system is still shining at hedge funds

    trueWilliam H. Gross might be the last of the true superstar managers at traditional investment management shops, but star power still is very marketable in the hedge fund industry.

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  13. New York City promotes 2 to head of private equity, hedge funds

    trueAlex Done and Neil Messing were named head of private equity and head of hedge funds, respectively, at the bureau of asset management in the office of New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, said Eric Sumberg, Mr. Stringer's spokesman.

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