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  1. Portfolio managers share visions of sugar plums

    trueIn the spirit of the season, Pensions & Investments asked senior stock pickers at some of the world’s largest money managers what they would like for their holiday gift.

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  1. N.J. funded status plummets under new GASB rules

    trueNew Governmental Accounting Standards Board regulations have led to a big dip to an already-low funded status for the New Jersey Pension Fund, Trenton.

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  2. Plunge in oil prices gets the attention of LPs

    trueThe big drop in oil prices has private equity and real asset investors on the edge of their seats, not knowing whether to sell limited partnership interests in funds investing in the ultra-hot energy sector or to view this as a buying opportunity.

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  3. NEST executive seeks innovation in DC strategies

    trueThe chief investment officer at the National Employment Savings Trust, London, has thrown down the gauntlet to providers of defined contribution strategies to innovate for a new DC market in the U.K., when participants will no longer be required to purchase an annuity — but to keep the participant ...

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  4. CRR: Census Bureau drops ball on retirement income

    trueThe U.S. Census Bureau “dramatically underreports” some retirement income but still provides a relatively accurate picture when it comes to the middle class, according to a new brief from the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College.

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  5. DC participants surpass DB in U.K. for first time

    trueActive participants of defined contribution plans in the U.K. outnumber active participants of defined benefit funds for the first time in the 40 years of the National Association of Pension Fund's annual survey.

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  6. Leibowitz wins IAQF/SunGard award

    trueMartin L. Leibowitz was named winner of the 2014 IAQF/SunGard Financial Engineer of the Year Award, said a joint news release from the organizations.

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  7. Kensington shows off its lighter side

    trueChicago-based real estate money manager Kensington Realty Advisors Inc. is a serious firm with a wicked sense of humor.

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  8. Outgoing Calvert CEO Krumsiek honored for her work on SRI

    trueBarbara J. Krumsiek, chairwoman, president and CEO of Calvert Investments Inc., won the 2014 SRI Service Award at the 25th annual SRI Conference on Nov. 11 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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  9. New RMA foundation will focus on teaching risk principles

    trueThe Risk Management Association is taking no chances on the future of good risk principles.

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  10. New paper warns against overly complex strategies

    trueWhen it comes to defending portfolios, institutional investors should make like a cockroach and run in the opposite direction, says Bob Maynard, member of The 300 Club and chief investment officer at the $14.7 billion Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho, Boise.

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  11. Hedge funds get the blame for October market 'blip'

    trueA week after the mid-October capital markets dramatic downturn, real estate conference attendees' fingers uniformly pointed at hedge funds as the culprits.

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  12. Oregon voters nix new endowment

    trueOregon voters decided against amending the state Constitution to create an endowment fund to increase student-aid grants.

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  13. 'March of the Penguins' takes on new meaning

    truePension Insurance Corp. staff will be dressing up as the animals on their company logo to raise money for U.K. children's hospice Richard House and attempt to defend - and break - a Guinness world record.

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