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  1. ERAFP on lookout for Asia-Pacific SRI equity managers to run €400 million

    trueEtablissement de Retraite Additionnelle de la Fonction Publique, Paris, is searching for three money managers to run a total of €400 million ($501 million) allocation to a socially responsible investing strategy for Asia-Pacific equities.

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  1. Singapore SWF in midst of worldwide property spree

    trueDon't tell GIC Private Ltd. executives that the tidal wave of liquidity central banks are flushing into capital markets has left little value to be had in prospective real estate investments around the globe.

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  2. LGM taps new head of China equities

    trueStephen Ma joined LGM Investments as head of Greater China equities and senior portfolio manager, a spokeswoman said.

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  3. CPPIB commits additional $400 million to China real estate joint venture

    trueCanada Pension Plan Investment Board committed an additional US$400 million to Goodman China Logistics Holding, the board’s joint venture with real estate investment manager Goodman Group, to develop logistics projects in China.

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  4. New Jersey earmarks $100 million for Asia real estate fund

    trueNew Jersey Division of Investment committed $100 million to Real Estate Capital Asia Partners IV, an opportunistic non-core real estate fund managed by SC Capital Partners.

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  5. U.S. real estate still attractive to foreign institutional investors

    trueForeign capital is flooding into U.S. real estate despite lower return expectations.

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  6. Investec adds institutional sales executive for Southeast Asia

    trueKeeran J. Mane joined Investec Asset Management in Singapore as executive director, institutional sales, for Southeast Asia.

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  7. Asia-focused hedge fund assets up 4.6% YTD through Sept. 30

    trueEstimated assets of Asia-focused hedge funds are up 4.6% year-to-date through Sept. 30 to $117.4 billion, according to an HFR report released Thursday.

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  8. Ontario Teachers names Hong Kong director for Asia equity investments

    trueDan Kiang joined Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan in Hong Kong as a director in relationship investing, focused on direct equity investments across Asia.

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  9. Taiwan's Cathay Financial to buy Conning Holdings

    trueCathay Financial Holding Co. will buy Conning Holdings Corp. a money manager focused on insurance clients, from private equity firm Aquiline Capital Partners for up to US$240 million.

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  10. Nikko hires 3 for Middle East, Africa and Asia institutional business

    trueNikko Asset Management appointed three executives to its institutional business, covering three separate roles in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

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  11. Taiwan's BLF eyeing diversification moves

    trueTaiwan's Bureau of Labor Funds, launched in February to consolidate oversight of six public funds with combined assets of US$84 billion, is looking to alternatives strategies as key drivers in the bureau's efforts to diversify its investment portfolio.

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  12. Neuberger Berman, Samsung units team up to offer strategies in South Korea

    trueNeuberger Berman Group, Samsung Securities and Samsung Asset Management signed a cooperation agreement to offer a range of Neuberger Berman strategies to investors in South Korea.

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  13. Aberdeen's Asia-Pacific head joins Seneca Investment Management

    truePeter Elston joined Seneca Investment Managers as global investment strategist.

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