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  1. CFTC commissioner appointed CEO at International Swaps and Derivatives Association

    trueScott O'Malia was named CEO of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, the organization announced Wednesday.

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  1. Farmland returns decline in second quarter

    trueThe National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries index returned 1.73% in the second quarter, a decline from 2.41% in the first quarter and down from 1.97% in the second quarter of 2013.

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  2. Oklahoma City Employee Retirement picks first commodities manager

    trueOklahoma City Employee Retirement System hired Gresham Investment Management as its first commodities manager.

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  3. Illinois SURS preps searches for first hedge funds, commodities managers

    trueIllinois State Universities Retirement System, Champaign, plans to issue RFPs in its first searches for hedge funds and commodities managers under a new asset allocation that includes a more than 25% reduction in U.S. equities

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  4. Austin Employees selects CoreCommodity Management

    trueAustin (Texas) City Employees' Retirement System hired CoreCommodity Management to run a commodities portfolio.

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  5. A look at the highest-yielding stocks in the Alerian MLP index

    trueAs credit and leveraged loan spreads continue to compress, master limited partnership search and hire activity has increased among institutional investors.

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  6. Oklahoma Police selects Gresham for commodities allocation

    trueOklahoma Police Pension & Retirement System hired Gresham Investment Management to run about $75 million in long-only commodities.

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  7. Master limited partnerships positioned to benefit from rising U.S. energy production

    trueThere is no denying master limited partnerships have had a good run in recent years. A unique asset class in the investment landscape, MLPs are defined by the legal requirement that they derive most of their cash flows from real estate, natural resources and commodities. One of the key advantages ...

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  8. REITs up nearly 15% for the first five months of 2014

     

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  9. Oklahoma Law Enforcement picks 2 finalists for commodities search

    trueOklahoma Law Enforcement Retirement System, Oklahoma City, named two finalists in its search for its first commodities manager, said Ginger Poplin, executive director, in an e-mail.

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  10. United Technologies puts final touches on 401(k) plan overhaul

    trueUnited Technologies this week will introduce two core options in its 401(k) plans that are designed to reduce portfolio volatility and address the impact of inflation.

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  11. Is oil demand hinting at slowing growth?

    trueAccording to Oil Market Intelligence, world crude oil supply rose to a record 90.2 million barrels per day on average in the 12 months ended April 30. The price of a barrel of Brent crude oil has been remarkably flat (with some volatility) around $110 since early 2011. World oil supply has been ...

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  12. Bloomberg takes control of commodity index

    trueThe Dow Jones UBS-Commodity Index will be renamed Bloomberg Commodity Index effective July 1, following an announcement Thursday of a new strategic partnership between Bloomberg and UBS.

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  13. LACERS on lookout for commodities manager

    trueLos Angeles City Employees' Retirement System is searching for an active, long-only commodities manager to run about $135 million.

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