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  1. 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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  1. LACERS taps CoreCommodity for $135 million allocation

    trueLos Angeles City Employees' Retirement System hired CoreCommodity Management to run about $135 million in an active long-only commodities mandate.

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  2. Farmland returns fall in Q3

    trueFarmland returned 1.45% in the third quarter of 2014, down 28 basis points from the previous quarter and down 149 basis points from the third quarter a year ago. It was the lowest quarterly return since the third quarter of 2010.

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  3. Study shows returns of listed REITs beat other asset classes

    trueReal estate investment trusts offered the highest net return of all asset classes for 900 corporate and public defined benefit plans between 1998 and 2011, says a soon-to-be-released study by research firm CEM Benchmarking Inc.

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  4. Harvard endowment returns 15.4% for fiscal year

    trueHarvard University's endowment posted a 15.4% return and was valued at $36.4 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30. The return was 82 basis points higher than the 14.6% return of the benchmark policy portfolio.

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  5. Oregon 457 plan adds real return option

    trueOregon Investment Council, Tigard, added a real return investment option and switched some equity managers for the state's $1.6 billion 457 plan

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  6. Oklahoma Law Enforcement collars Gresham for commodities portfolio

    trueOklahoma Law Enforcement Retirement System hired Gresham Investment Management as its first commodities manager.

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  7. 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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  8. Credit Suisse dumping fixed-income commodities trading

    trueCredit Suisse will exit the commodities trading business.

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Austin Employees selects CoreCommodity Management

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

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  13. 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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