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  1. Florida assigns $1.588 billion to 13 managers

    trueFlorida State Board of Administration committed a total of $1.588 billion to 13 managers representing 15 limited partnerships.

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  1. Illinois Municipal scouts for manager of emerging real estate managers

    trueIllinois Municipal Retirement Fund is searching for a manager of emerging real estate managers to run at least $75 million.

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  2. Active money managers feel pressure to adjust fees

    trueActive money managers that pride themselves on adding value to portfolios increasingly are under fire to justify the fees they charge, and some have realized a refusal to budge will see them increasingly bypassed by investors.

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  3. Timberland returns cut down in second quarter

    trueThe NCREIF Timberland index returned 0.51% in the second quarter, its lowest quarterly return since the first quarter of 2012. It was also the lowest second-quarter return since 2002.

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  4. Faber likes cash, says real estate and emerging markets equities to outperform

    trueMarc Faber railed against central bank intervention around the globe and said he likes cash now because it “gives you flexibility to buy assets” when bubbles pop.

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  5. Texas Permanent sticks with NEPC, makes commitment to European real estate fund

    trueTexas State Board of Education approved rehiring NEPC as the investment consultant of the $29.9 billion Texas Permanent School Fund, which it oversees.

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  6. JPMAM recruits real estate specialist for Asia-Pacific

    trueAdam Pillay was named executive director and real estate Asia-Pacific platform specialist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management.

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  7. Farmland posts lowest quarterly return since 2010

    trueThe NCREIF Farmland index returned 1.16% in the second quarter, composed of 0.53% appreciation and 0.64% income return. It is the lowest quarterly return since the third quarter of 2010 when the index returned 1.03%.

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  8. British Columbia Investment Management return surpasses benchmark for year

    trueBritish Columbia Investment Management Corp., Victoria, returned 14.2% on its investments net of costs for the year ended March 31, beating the 12.6% custom benchmark, it announced in a statement Thursday.

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  9. Aberdeen names new head of real estate unit for the U.K.

    trueSimon Moscow was appointed head of asset management for the U.K., and Stephen Walker was named deputy head of asset management for the U.K. within Aberdeen Asset Management’s property division.

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  10. State-Boston Retirement System seeks closed-end real estate funds

    trueState-Boston Retirement System is soliciting proposals from real estate investment management firms to run approximately $30 million.

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  11. Real estate investors warming to secondary market

    trueThe secondary market for real estate investments, which grew 30% in 2014 after years of being nearly dormant, is poised to grow 45% this year to up to $7 billion, observers say.

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  12. Starwood brings back former asset management head to lead capital raising

    trueJohn McCarthy was named managing director, global capital raising, at real estate money manager Starwood Capital Group.

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  13. Hartford Municipal chooses Loomis Sayles for unconstrained bonds, commits to 3 funds

    trueHartford (Conn.) Municipal Employees' Retirement Fund, hired Loomis Sayles to manage $50 million in its strategic alpha strategy in unconstrained fixed income.

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