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  1. Access to liquidity key concern for equity traders, survey finds

    trueEighty-four percent of institutional equity traders are either “concerned” or “very concerned” about sourcing liquidity in the current market, according to a Liquidnet survey.

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  1. John Heathcoat pension fund selects Punter Southall for actuarial, investment services

    trueJohn Heathcoat Pension Scheme hired Punter Southall to provide actuarial, administration, risk and investment services.

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  2. New Hampshire 457 plan scouting for provider

    trueNew Hampshire Public Employees Deferred Compensation Plan is searching for a bundled provider for the $277 million 457 plan.

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  3. Berkeley Police/Fire Employees on lookout for custodian

    trueBerkeley (Mo.) Police/Fire Employees Retirement System is searching for a custodian.

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  4. Loss of market makers may lead to buy-and-hold strategies

    trueCorporate fixed-income investing is becoming a buy-and-hold market, as the reduction of traditional market makers and the resulting loss in inventory make active trading strategies more risky.

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  5. El Paso County Retirement Plan launches custodian search

    trueEl Paso County Retirement Plan is searching for a custodian.

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  6. Mitsubishi UFJ Fund Services hires new CEO

    trueKen McCarney was named CEO at Mitsubishi UFJ Fund Services, the alternative fund administration unit of Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corp.

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  7. ATB Financial looking for global custodian for pension plan

    trueATB Financial Pension Plan, Edmonton, issued an RFP for a global custodian for the C$385 million ($305 million) defined benefit plan.

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  8. University of Kentucky prowling for endowment custodian

    trueUniversity of Kentucky is searching for a custodian for the school’s $1.2 billion endowment.

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  9. Lancashire County pension fund taps 8 firms for transition management stable

    trueLancashire County Council Pension Fund chose eight transition managers to form a panel that could oversee changes to its money managers.

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  10. Illinois State Board plans RFP for custody, risk analytics

    trueIllinois State Board of Investment plans to issue RFPs this summer for custody and risk analytics services.

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  11. Pension Protection Fund chooses Northern Trust as custodian

    trueThe Pension Protection Fund hired Northern Trust as custodian for its £20 billion ($31.6 billion) of assets, said a spokeswoman for the pension fund.

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  12. Chicago Public School Teachers seeking fiduciary, tax, legal advice

    trueChicago Public School Teachers’ Pension & Retirement Fund issued an RFP for fiduciary, tax and investment legal services.

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  13. Asset owners retool lending guidelines

    trueThe changes by BlackRock Inc., Northern Trust Asset Management and State Street Global Advisors are the latest developments in the rapidly evolving securities lending industry.

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