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  1. 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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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Credit Suisse dumping fixed-income commodities trading

    trueCredit Suisse will exit the commodities trading business.

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Austin Employees selects CoreCommodity Management

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

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. REITs up nearly 15% for the first five months of 2014

     

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  13. 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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