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University of California's head of hedge funds leaving
trueLynda Choi, the University of California's managing director and head of hedge funds, is leaving her position.
Institutional use of ETFs due to grow next year
trueSome 34% of officials at defined benefit plans, foundations and endowments say they use ETFs or ETNs, and of those, one-quarter plan to increase their usage, a new Pensions & Investments survey shows.
Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City plans consultant search
trueHealth Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City will search for an investment consultant in the summer of 2016.
Stanford declines to act on students' Israel divestment request
trueStanford University, Palo Alto, Calif., will not act on a request to divest its endowment holdings of certain companies that do business in Israel.
University of Missouri earmarks $96 million, looking at risk parity, portable alpha and commodities
trueUniversity of Missouri System, Columbia, made four new commitments totaling $96 million for its $3.3 billion defined benefit plan and $1.3 billion endowment pool.
Risk takes center stage at Pension Bridge conference
trueThe subject of risk analysis in investment portfolios was the theme Tuesday at the Pension Bridge conference in San Francisco.
Yale to name building after Swensen
trueYale University is renovating a campus tower and renaming it after its chief investment officer, David F. Swensen.
Towers Watson: Institutional investors remain uncertain over future of global economy
trueInstitutional investors continue to be uncertain about the global economy, a new Towers Watson survey says.
Investment Fund for Foundations CIO resigns
trueLarry Lebowitz resigned as chief investment officer of The Investment Fund for Foundations.
Syracuse University endowment to divest coal, fossil fuel-holdings
trueSyracuse University is formalizing a plan for its $1.2 billion endowment to divest from coal mining companies and other fossil-fuel holdings, said university spokesman Kevin Quinn.
LCP: Global equity fees down in past 5 years, but charges rise in other asset classes
trueMore than half of money managers running global equity allocations have reduced the fees charged to new clients by an average 20% over the past five years, new research shows.
Framingham State University wants investment managers for foundation
trueFramingham State University is seeking proposals from investment management firms to run a portion of its $54.7 million portfolio.
NYU faculty calls for endowment to divest from fossil fuels
trueMore than 130 New York University faculty members called for fossil-fuel divestment in an open letter sent to NYU President John Sexton on Monday.
New CEO named at Stanford Management Co.
trueRobert Wallace was named president and CEO of Stanford Management Co., overseeing the Palo Alto-based university's $25 billion endowment and other trust assets.
Divest Harvard to ratchet up the pressure with "Heat Week'
trueThe movement to get Harvard University to divest its fossil-fuel holdings continues to gain momentum.