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  1. Institutional money continues pouring into equity markets

    trueWith the bond bull market coming to an end, equities have been seeing growing net inflows from institutional investors, despite stock markets' recent declines.

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  1. Outlook for Treasury inflation-protected securities

    trueWhile this might seem like a non-intuitive point, after exploring the mechanics of TIPS, it should become clear that the asset class may experience headwinds.

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  2. Fed governor Stein resigns

    trueFederal Reserve Gov. Jeremy Stein on Thursday announced his resignation from the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.

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  3. Money managers comment on Fed meeting

    trueMembers of the Federal Open Market Committee signaled a shift away from using quantitative thresholds like unemployment rates in deciding whether to change the federal funds rate, according to documents released Wednesday at the conclusion of the two-day March meeting of the committee.

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  4. Pension funds should derisk now

    trueThe improvement of the funded status of corporate defined benefit plans offers plan sponsors and plan advisers a real opportunity to quantify and downsize risk.

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  5. NISA: Funded status volatility falls in February after January spike

    trueAfter rising to its highest level in four months in January, NISA Investment Advisors' Pension Surplus Risk index fell 50 basis points in February to 9.8%.

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  6. Alternative strategies for investors to position their portfolios in a rising rates environment

    trueFixed-income markets might be experiencing the calm before the storm. Rather than allowing complacency to creep in, following the normalization of markets after the significant sell-off in the second quarter of 2013, thoughtful investors should at least be thinking of how best to protect themselves ...

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  7. Upping the ante on implementation of derisking process

    trueMany ERISA pension plans are now implementing specific formulas called “glidepaths” to automatically shift funds to fixed income from growth assets as the plan's funded status increases. The goal, of course, is to reduce funded status risk — i.e., to decrease the chance plan sponsors will face ...

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  8. A case for high yield in a rising rate environment

    trueLast year, the fixed-income markets saw considerable volatility as participants debated whether quantitative easing was about to end — this was answered in December as the Fed began its tapering program. At the time of writing, U.S. growth dynamics remain favorable and with greater visibility on ...

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  9. Fed minutes signal possible changes

    trueMembers of the Federal Open Market Committee in January discussed further tapering of their bond-buying program and possible changes in monetary policy, according to minutes of the January meeting released Wednesday.

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  10. Ultrashort claims top 2 spots, but high yield maintains domination

    trueHigh-yield strategies, along with ultrashort-duration strategies, dominated the list of top-performing fixed-income managers for the year ended Dec. 31, according to Morningstar Inc.'s separate account/collective trust database.

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  11. Institutional investors worldwide to rework bond portfolios in 2014 — Casey Quirk, eVestment

    trueInstitutional investors globally will look to restructure their fixed-income portfolios this year in response to rising interest rates, according to an annual forecast survey from Casey, Quirk & Associates and eVestment.

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  12. Fed picks up the pace of tapering

    trueMembers of the Federal Open Market Committee meeting Wednesday decided unanimously to continue slowing the Fed's bond-buying program known as quantitative easing in February, dropping monthly purchases to $65 billion from $75 billion in January.

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  13. White House names Federal Reserve candidates

    truePresident Barack Obama picked Stanley Fischer and Lael Brainard as his nominees to serve on the Federal Reserve board of governors, the White House announced Friday. Mr. Obama also said he would nominate current governor Jerome Powell for a second term.

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