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  1. Blue Sky Alternative Investments taps new leader for its hedge fund business

    trueNeil Power joined Blue Sky Alternative Investments in Sydney as managing director of the firm's hedge fund division.

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  1. HESTA taps deputy to replace superannuation fund's longtime CEO

    trueDebby Blakey has been named CEO of the A$30 billion (US$23.5 billion) Health Employees Superannuation Trust Australia.

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  2. Australia superannuation fund taps Ardevora for global equities

    trueCommonwealth Bank of Australia Group Superannuation Fund hired Ardevora Asset Management to run A$200 million ($156.2 million) in global equities.

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  3. Australia's Future Fund posts 13.2% gain for 2014, trims risk exposures

    trueAustralia’s Future Fund reported Thursday that its investment portfolio returned 13.2% in 2014 to reach A$109.2 billion (US$85.1 billion) in assets.

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  4. Canada Pension Plan takes 25% stake in Australian toll-road project

    trueCanada Pension Plan Investment Board, Toronto, on Monday said it will take a 25% ownership stake in a tunnel tollway to be built northwest of Sydney, for A$525 million (US$411 million).

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  5. LaSalle Investment Management names head of funds management for Australia

    trueChris Forbes was named head of funds management for Australia at LaSalle Investment Management.

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  6. Western Australia government employees' fund moves to Northern Trust for custody

    trueGovernment Employees Superannuation Board, Perth, Australia, hired Northern Trust as global custodian.

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  7. New Zealand Super posts 13.89% return in 2014 on equity gains, lower NZ dollar

    trueNew Zealand Superannuation Fund returned 13.89% in 2014, exceeding its benchmark by 147 basis points and bringing the value of its portfolio to NZ$27.54 billion (US$20.53).

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  8. IACPM: Credit default concerns improve, but overall view still pessimistic

    trueCredit portfolio managers remain pessimistic on credit defaults over the next 12 months, but they are mixed about credit spreads over the next three months, said a quarterly survey from the International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers.

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  9. SSgA taps Telstra Super vet to bolster institutional sales team in Melbourne

    trueChris Artis joined State Street Global Advisors in Melbourne as a vice president of sales and distribution on the firm’s institutional sales team.

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  10. New Zealand Superannuation purchases RetireAustralia

    trueNew Zealand Superannuation Fund, Auckland, and infrastructure company Infratil announced a joint purchase of RetireAustralia, an owner of senior housing units in Australia.

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  11. 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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  12. J.P. Morgan Asset Management acquires Aviva's Asia-Pacific real estate business

    trueJ.P. Morgan Asset Management acquired Aviva Investors' Asia-Pacific real estate business and is taking on the entire 16-person team from Aviva and $1.2 billion of diversified assets in Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Singapore.

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  13. Australia Future Fund's head of equities to depart

    trueElspeth Lumsden, head of equities for the Future Fund, will be leaving the A$104 billion (US$86 billion) Melbourne-based fund to return to “full-time study.”

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