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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Oklahoma Law Enforcement collars Gresham for commodities portfolio
trueOklahoma Law Enforcement Retirement System hired Gresham Investment Management as its first commodities manager.
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.
Credit Suisse dumping fixed-income commodities trading
trueCredit Suisse will exit the commodities trading business.
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.
Oklahoma City Employee Retirement picks first commodities manager
trueOklahoma City Employee Retirement System hired Gresham Investment Management as its first commodities manager.
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
Austin Employees selects CoreCommodity Management
trueAustin (Texas) City Employees' Retirement System hired CoreCommodity Management to run a commodities portfolio.
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.
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.
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 ...