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  1. Australia's UniSuper invests A$100 million in World Bank green bond issue

    trueUniSuper has become the cornerstone investor for the World Bank's first green bond issue into the Australian market, with an investment of A$100 million (US$93.5 million).

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  1. State Super gives Acadian A$90 million for emerging markets equity managed volatility

    trueState Super Financial Services hired Acadian Asset Management for a A$90 million (US$84 million) emerging markets equity managed volatility allocation.

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  2. Australia's Vision Super taps veteran investment consultant as first CIO

    trueMichael Wyrsch has been appointed chief investment officer of Vision Super, effective June 2, according to an announcement Monday from the A$7 billion (US$6.5 billion) Melbourne-based superannuation fund.

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  3. NZ Super commits US$250 million to KKR for North American oil & gas investments

    trueNew Zealand Superannuation Fund committed up to $250 million to alternatives firm KKR & Co. for private equity investments in North American gas and oil opportunities.ed fund.

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  4. Western Australia superannuation fund picks JANA as investment consultant

    trueGovernment Employees Superannuation Board, Perth, Australia, hired JANA Investment Advisers as the A$17 billion (US$15.4 billion) superannuation fund's investment consultant.

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  5. Towers Watson adds 2 investment consultants in Sydney office

    trueAlek Misev and Felicity Walsh joined Towers Watson in Sydney as investment consultants.

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  6. Sunsuper taps Mercer Sentinel executive as investment operations manager

    trueLounarda David joined A$25 billion (US$22.5 billion) Sunsuper as investment operations manager, according to an announcement Thursday by the Brisbane-based superannuation fund.

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  7. KKR expands energy, infrastructure team to Sydney, Singapore

    trueTony Schultz has joined KKR & Co. in Sydney as a managing director on the alternative investment giant's global energy and infrastructure team.

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  8. Maori investment collective buys 2.5% Kaingaroa stake from NZ Super

    trueAn investment partnership formed by six Maori tribes has bought a 2.5% stake in Kaingaroa Timberlands from the NZ$24.9 billion (US$20.8 billion) New Zealand Superannuation Fund.

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  9. AUSCOAL shifts to active currency hedging from passive

    trueAUSCOAL Super, an A$7.9 billion (US$7.1 billion) Sydney-based superannuation fund, shifted an existing currency mandate with State Street Global Advisors to an active “dynamic” hedging strategy from a passive overlay program focused on hedging AUSCOAL's more than A$1.6 billion exposure to ...

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  10. AUSCOAL Super names first CIO

    trueDavid Bell has been appointed chief investment officer of A$7.9 billion (US$7.1 billion) AUSCOAL Super.

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  11. 2013 Australian superannuation data are now available in the P&I Research Center

    trueFiscal year 2013 information on the 200 largest Australian superannuation funds is now available in the P&I Research Center. Information includes assets, investment returns, default options' asset allocation and more. 2013 was another positive year, with assets reaching an all-time high $1.5 ...

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  12. Australia Future Fund elevates acting chairman to chairman for five-year term

    truePeter Costello has been appointed chairman of the A$96.6 billion (US$84.6 billion) Australia Future Fund.

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  13. New highs Down Under

    trueAustralia's superannuation funds eclipsed A$1.6 trillion (US$1.4 trillion) in the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

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