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  1. Kansas Senate passes bill to issue $1 billion in pension obligation bonds

    trueThe Kansas Senate passed a bill to issue $1 billion in pension obligation bonds to improve the funding of the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System.

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  1. Oklahoma Teachers eyes replacing J.P. Morgan with Northern Trust as custodian

    trueOklahoma Teachers' Retirement System intends to hire Northern Trust to provide custodial, securities lending and commission recapture services if the two parties can agree on contract terms.

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  2. Illinois State Universities hires 4 emerging markets debt managers

    trueIllinois State Universities Retirement System hired BlueBay Asset Management, Prudential Fixed Income, Colchester Global Investors and Progress Investment Management to manage a total of $520 million in emerging markets debt.

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  3. Moody's downgrades Chicago's credit rating on pension liability concerns

    trueMoody's Investors Service downgraded Chicago's credit rating to Baa2 on Friday, citing concerns over the city's “highly elevated” unfunded pension liabilities.

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  4. Ontario Municipal Employees returns 10% in 2014

    trueOntario Municipal Employees Retirement System returned a net 10% in 2014 vs. a net 6% return a year earlier.

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  5. Japan's GPIF posts 5.2% gain for quarter as equity allocations increase

    trueJapan’s Government Pension Investment Fund reported a 5.2% investment gain to ¥137 trillion ($1.15 trillion) for the Tokyo-based pension fund’s fiscal third quarter ended Dec. 31.

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  6. Chicago Metropolitan Water fund names 4 finalists for global bond search

    trueChicago Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Retirement Fund named four finalists in its search for active global fixed-income managers to run $50 million each.

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  7. Nevada Public Employees taps Wilshire to review investment program

    trueNevada Public Employees’ Retirement System hired Wilshire Associates as a project consultant to perform a “second option” review of the $34 billion pension fund’s investment program.

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  8. Ohio Police & Fire earmarks $70 million for Blackstone real estate fund

    trueOhio Police & Fire Pension Fund committed up to $70 million to Blackstone Real Estate Partners VIII, managed by Blackstone Group.

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  9. Orange County Employees taps Dodge & Cox to take on portion of PIMCO assets

    trueOrange County Employees Retirement System hired Dodge & Cox to manage about $200 million in active core fixed income, pending legal due diligence and successful contract negotiations.

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  10. San Antonio Fire & Police looking for international private equity fund

    trueSan Antonio Fire & Police Pension Fund is searching for a firm to run an international private equity strategy.

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  11. Hamden Employees seeks small-cap, large-cap and real estate managers

    trueHamden (Conn.) Employees’ Retirement Plan is searching for a domestic small-cap core equity manager to run about $8 million, and domestic large-cap core equity and core or core-plus real estate managers to each run about $16 million.

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  12. Rhode Island commits $15 million to venture capital fund of funds

    trueRhode Island State Investment Commission committed up to $15 million to Industry Ventures Partnership Holdings III-C, a sidecar fund.

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  13. Chicago teachers pension fund hires new executive director

    trueCharles A. Burbridge was named executive director of the $10.8 billion Chicago Public School Teachers' Pension & Retirement Fund, effective March 16.

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