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  1. UBS hires head of liquidity for EMEA

    trueJames Finch joined UBS Global Asset Management as head of global liquidity management in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, a spokesman said.

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  1. Macquarie adds EMEA distribution head

    trueSteve Haswell joined Macquarie Investment Management as head of distribution for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, said a spokesman.

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  2. Mercer acquires 34% stake in South African firm Alexander Forbes

    trueMercer Africa Ltd. reached an agreement to acquire a 34% stake in Johannesburg-based financial services group Alexander Forbes Group Holdings Ltd. in a deal that will expand Mercer's exposure to growth prospects in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa and make it a shareholder in Alexander Forbes' ...

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  3. Helios Investment Partners takes stake in Nigerian pension fund manager

    trueHelios Investment Partners took a minority stake in Nigerian pension fund manager ARM Pension Managers PFA.

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  4. South Africa pension fund CEO quitting

    trueElias Masilela resigned as CEO of the 1.6 trillion South African rand ($151.3 billion) pension fund Public Investment Corp., effective June 30.

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  5. Morningstar beefs up EMEA group

    trueDan Kemp was named co-head of investment consulting and portfolio management in Morningstar’s investment management EMEA group, a spokeswoman said.

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  6. Old Mutual Asset Management's AUM rises in quarter despite outflows

    trueOld Mutual's U.S. money management subsidiary, Old Mutual Asset Management, reported assets under management of $260.6 billion as of March 31, a 1.2% increase from the end of the previous quarter, despite client outflows over the period.

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  7. Libyan Investment Authority looking to allocate $11 billion

    trueLibyan Investment Authority, Tripoli, plans to hire external managers to run $11 billion of its assets under a restructuring plan, said Abdulmagid Breish, chairman of Libya's $66 billion sovereign wealth fund.

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  8. Towers Watson picks head of retirement solutions for EMEA

    trueJohn Ball was named head of retirement solutions for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Towers Watson.

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  9. Mercer hires Aon Hewitt veteran as head of sales for Asia, Africa, Middle East

    trueKulshaan Singh joined Mercer as head of sales, for Asia and select growth markets, for the global consulting firm's talent, health, retirement and investments businesses.

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  10. Investors are shifting their approach to emerging markets

    trueJust as institutional investors are viewing emerging markets as a mainstream, must-have part of an investment portfolio, the chairman and CEO of the world's largest money manager thinks the term will soon cease to be relevant.

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  11. Towers Watson picks EMEA head

    trueEd Francis was named head of investment for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Towers Watson.

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  12. South Africa's GEPF searching for custodian

    trueGovernment Employees Pension Fund, Pretoria, South Africa, is searching for a custodian.

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  13. Emerging markets are cheap for a reason

    trueSo are emerging markets likely to underperform or outperform this year? Consider the following:

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