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  1. Florida allocation fills bill for risk mitigation

    trueA strategic investments allocation implemented by the Florida State Board of Administration is providing the risk mitigation it was created to do.

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  1. Korea SWF announces its external managers of the year for 2014

    trueThe $86 billion Korea Investment Corp. bestowed its “manager of the year” honor on AQR Capital Management for 2014, the second year in a row the sovereign wealth recognized the firm.

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  2. CalPERS' hedge fund exit debated

    trueCalPERS' decision to exit hedge funds was the topic of debate again recently, this time at the CFA Institute's 60th Annual Financial Analysts Seminar in Chicago, July 20-23.

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  3. Tail-end funds drive secondary market in 2015

    truePrivate equity funds that are at the end of their lifecycles pushed worldwide sales of private equity limited partnership interests up 2.5% to $18.7 billion in the first half of this year, said a new analysis by NYPPEX, a private equity secondary market brokerage firm.

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  4. PanAgora picks 3 papers for its annual awards

    trueHugues Langlois, assistant professor at business school HEC Paris, was awarded the $5,000 Crowell Prize for his paper, “Asset Pricing with Return Asymmetries: Theory and Tests.”

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  5. Blackstone, Apollo, Bain top wish list

    trueWhen it comes to the private equity secondary market, salability might be all in the family.

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  6. Group to honor women for their governance efforts

    trueFive executives will be honored for their efforts in promoting corporate governance at the 100 Women in Hedge Funds' annual gala on Nov. 11.

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  7. Illinois TRS turns to Toigo to find minority interns

    trueTaking a page from the playbook of its participants, the Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois, Springfield, has turned to education as a means of increasing the diversity of its investment staff.

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  8. UTIMCO could move its bullion to Texas

    trueUniversity of Texas System, Austin, might be able to store the $662 million worth of gold bars owned by its endowment funds much closer to home.

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  9. $4B committed to clean energy

    trueThe Obama administration on June 16 announced $4 billion in commitments from the private sector, including more than $1 billion from institutional investors for clean-energy investments.

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  10. Perez defends proposed rule over conflicts

    trueLabor Secretary Thomas Perez defended his agency's proposed new rule to address conflicts of interest in retirement investment advice at a House hearing June 17.

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  11. MIT group advocates divestment

    trueResearchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, have issued a report recommending that the school divest its $12.4 billion endowment of certain fossil-fuel companies, said MIT spokeswoman Kimberly Allen.

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  12. Sweden to consolidate AP buffer funds down to 3

    trueThe Swedish Ministry of Finance announced June 17 it plans to eliminate two of its state pension funds, merging their assets with the remaining three, a news release said.

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  13. Treasury Department's OFR puts market risk info online

    trueMarket risk watchers can now see some of the same information provided to members of the Financial Stability Oversight Council and other regulators by the Treasury Department's Office of Financial Research.

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