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  1. Shell endorses shareholder proposal on climate risk disclosure

    trueRoyal Dutch Shell PLC on Thursday endorsed a shareholder proposal at the company filed by a group of global pension funds and other institutional investors calling for more disclosure by the company on climate risk.

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  1. Manulife Asset Management names president of Canadian business

    trueRoger Renaud was named president, Canada, at Manulife Asset Management.

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  2. CPPIB commits C$330 million to Canadian private equity fund of funds

    trueCanada Pension Plan Investment Board committed C$330 million (US$260 million) to a new Canadian private equity fund of funds managed by Northleaf Capital Partners.

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  3. Ontario Power Generation chooses Mercer exec as director of private markets

    trueRyan Bisch joined Ontario Power Generation as director, private markets, for the firm's investment funds.

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  4. Robeco's assets under management climb 20% in 2014 to record high

    trueRobeco Groep reported assets under management of €246 billion ($278.7 billion), a nearly 20% increase and an all-time high for the money manager, for the year ended Dec. 31.

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. FRR seeks corporate bond managers to run $9.6 billion

    trueFonds de Reserve pour les Retraites is searching for one or more managers to run a combined €8.5 billion ($9.6 billion) in euro- and U.S. dollar-denominated corporate bonds.

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  8. CPPIB promotes chief talent officer to oversee external partnership division

    truePierre Lavallee was named senior managing director and global head of investment partnerships at the C$234.4 billion (US$189.1 billion) Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.

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  9. Cambridge Retirement System seeks emerging markets, international equity managers

    trueCambridge (Mass.) Retirement System is searching for an emerging markets equity manager to run about $100 million and a high alpha, concentrated international equity manager to run about $30 million.

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  10. Consultant bfinance chooses director of private markets

    trueWitold Witkiewicz joined investment consultant bfinance as director, private markets.

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  11. PSP Investments picks CPPIB executive as new CEO

    trueAndre Bourbonnais was named president and CEO of the C$99.5 billion (US$80.2 billion) Public Sector Pension Investment Board, Montreal.

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  12. Pension fund managers push Oracle on several shareholder issues

    truePGGM NV and RPMI Railpen called on Oracle Corp. to implement proxy access, adopt an executive compensation structure shareholders can support and develop a policy to allow shareholders to communicate directly with the board.

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  13. CTA, global macro strategies to benefit from ECB's quantitative easing

    trueHedge fund managers in aggregate suffered little damage in the previous two weeks from the removal of the euro cap on the Swiss franc by the Swiss National Bank, and some strategies “stand to win” from the European Central Bank's monetary expansion program, Lyxor Asset Management research showed.

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