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  1. BlackRock's new Asia-Pacific chief focusing on growth

    trueBlackRock Inc.'s Asia-Pacific operations are poised to make a more significant contribution to the money management giant's overall business in coming years, the firm's new regional head says.

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  1. China Investment Corp. chief tapped as chairman of investment bank CICC

    trueDing Xuedong, the chairman and CEO of sovereign wealth fund China Investment Corporation, was appointed chairman of Beijing-based investment bank China International Capital Corporation Limited and a member of the company's board of directors, a CICC news release Thursday said.

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  2. Northern Trust names head of new representative office in Seoul

    trueByun Jai Yung was appointed chief representative of Northern Trust’s newly opened representative office in Seoul.

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  3. PIMCO promotes manager to lead Asia strategies

    trueLuke Spajic was named by Pacific Investment Management Co. to run its portfolio management effort in Asia.

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  4. Texas County & District puts $50 million in Asia private equity

    trueTexas County & District Retirement System, Austin, committed $50 million to Baring Asia Private Equity Fund VI, said Russ Rhea, spokesman for the $23 billion pension fund, in an e-mail.

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  5. GARP managers hold firm on EAFE portfolios despite losses

    trueSome global growth-at-a-reasonable price money managers are coping with client losses stemming from underperforming Europe, Australasia and Far East strategies.

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  6. Korea Post Savings launches GTAA search

    trueKorea Post Savings is looking to hire one or two offshore managers of global tactical asset allocation strategies.

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  7. BlackRock appoints head of multiasset strategies for Asia Pacific

    trueEdward Bang joined BlackRock on Tuesday as head of multiasset strategies Asia Pacific. Also, Andrew Landman, Sydney-based head of institutional client businesses, has taken on the added role of head of the firm's alternatives investment strategy group for the Asia-Pacific region.

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  8. Natixis Global Asset Management names Taiwan business head

    trueAlex Chang joined Natixis Global Asset Management in Taipei as a managing director and head of Taiwan.

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  9. India's big year

    trueIndian equities have surged 28% in 2014 on optimism about the new prime minister's plans to bolster business and investor confidence.

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  10. Aviva Investors names new Asia-Pacific CEO/CIO

    trueKevin Talbot was appointed CEO and chief investment officer for the Asia-Pacific region at Aviva Investors on Thursday.

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  11. Amundi chooses managing director for new Bangkok subsidiary

    truePrapatpong Weeramon has been appointed managing director of Amundi Group’s new wholly owned subsidiary in Bangkok, Amundi Mutual Fund Brokerage Securities (Thailand).

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  12. BlackRock names head of consultant relations team for Asia ex-Japan

    trueSteven Rust, a director on BlackRock’s global consultant relations team, was appointed the team’s head for Asia ex-Japan.

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  13. Alibaba tops the list of largest U.S. IPOs in history

    trueThursday's announcement that Alibaba Group raised $21.8 billion in its initial public offering made it the largest U.S. IPO of all time, topping Visa's $17.9 billion deal in 2008.

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