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  1. High-speed traders enlist former CFTC commissioner to improve image

    trueFormer U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission member Bart Chilton, an outspoken critic of some high-speed trading practices while at the agency, has been enlisted in a Washington-based effort to improve the image of an industry beset by regulatory and legislative scrutiny.

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  1. Frontier markets equities continue to outpace in 2014

    trueFrontier markets equities have extended their gains over developed and emerging markets in 2014. Through Aug. 19, frontier markets returned 21.5% -- more than three times that of developed markets, as measured by the MSCI ACWI index. The MSCI Emerging Markets index was up 10.3%.

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  2. UniSuper to buy more emerging Asian equities

    trueUniSuper Management, the third-best performing Australian pension fund over 10 years, plans to buy more emerging Asian equities as the region's economic outlook improves.

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  3. UTIMCO fine tunes asset allocation for fiscal 2015

    trueUniversity of Texas Investment Management Co. officials proposed new asset allocation targets for the fiscal year ending Aug. 31, 2015, for the $25 billion the Austin-based firm manages in endowment funds for the University of Texas System and Texas A&M.

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  4. Cambridge Associates: Global developed private equity lags public counterpart, while emerging markets PE outperforms public markets in 2013

    truePrivate equity and venture capital firms that invest primarily in developed markets outside the United States returned 16.3% in 2013, as measured by the Cambridge Associates LLC Global ex-U.S. Developed Markets Private Equity and Venture Capital index. The MSCI EAFE index, by comparison, returned ...

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  5. ING Investment Management strengthens emerging markets team

    trueAshish Goyal and Robert Holmes were appointed to ING Investment Management International’s emerging market equity team.

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  6. New effort puts focus on Africa

    trueInstitutional investment into Africa is set for a boost due in part to a new task force that will work to encourage capital flows into infrastructure projects in the region.

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  7. S&P 500 revenues grow 5.8% in Q2

    trueBull markets are fundamentally driven by rising earnings, which are driven by rising revenues. Since more companies are doing more of their business on a global basis, the outlook for revenues depends on the outlook for the global economy. So far, so good: the global economy isn't booming, but it ...

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  8. Frontier, emerging markets performance strong despite tensions, data show

    trueRising geopolitical tensions and intensifying crises across emerging and frontier markets have failed to halt positive performance, with these indexes outstripping returns in developed markets, data from Russell Investments show.

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  9. Russell caps index holdings of 2 Russian companies

    trueRussell Investments placed restrictions on two of the four Russian companies that are in Russell indexes and that are sanctioned by the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control and the European Union.

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  10. Ashmore names emerging markets corporate bond manager

    trueEsther Chan was hired at Ashmore Group to oversee investments in emerging markets corporate credit.

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  11. Sanctions against Russia may lead to index changes

    trueIndex funds might have to divest Russian securities under new sanctions.

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  12. U.S. remains on sidelines as RQFII expands

    trueThree major financial centers in Europe have it. Four major financial centers in Asia also have it. But the U.S. is yet to be awarded a quota that will allow money managers to market and invest offshore in the China securities markets.

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  13. Despite some speed bumps, Templeton continues to see promise in private equity

    trueTempleton Emerging Markets Group's private equity business is poised to enjoy a pickup in growth on the strength of a track record established over a volatile 15-year period, said Mark Mobius, the group's executive chairman.

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