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  1. Northern Trust names head of Greater China

    trueMichael Wu was named head of the Greater China region at Northern Trust Corp., said John O’Connell, company spokesman.

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  1. Fidelity triples its China QFII quota, becoming first money manager to top $1 billion

    trueFidelity Investments Management (Hong Kong) got an additional $800 million in quotas for investment in China's capital markets Thursday, lifting its total quota under that country's qualified foreign institutional investor program to $1.2 billion.

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  2. Aberdeen Asset Management wants to bolster presence in U.S., North Asia

    trueAberdeen Asset Management will look to build its presence in the U.S. and North Asia.

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  3. Korea Investment Corp. looking to add overseas offices in Asia, Middle East

    trueKorea Investment Corp. is looking to expand its overseas network with offices in Asia and the Middle East.

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  4. Vontobel to acquire majority stake in TwentyFour Asset Management

    trueVontobel Asset Management announced Wednesday it will acquire a 60% stake in London-based fixed-income boutique TwentyFour Asset Management, pending regulatory approvals in the U.K. and Switzerland.

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  5. Kansas Public Employees commits to Northern Europe buyout fund

    trueKansas Public Employees Retirement System committed about $121 million total to two alternatives funds.

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  6. GIC, Exeter Property Group form European real estate partnership

    trueSingapore sovereign wealth fund GIC formed a €300 million ($328 million) real estate partnership with Exeter Property Group.

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  7. Global turmoil creates strategic opportunity

    trueGeopolitical tensions from the rise of ISIS to Russian aggression present what one consultant calls a global instability premium that could drive strategic institutional investment allocations to non-U.S. assets.

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  8. Cross-border PE deals on the rise in Asia

    truePrivate equity investments that hinge on expanding a target company's geographic footprint as a key to adding value will be a bigger focus for the latest crop of funds being raised for deployment in Asia.

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  9. Illinois Senate to vote on bill to require divestment from companies that boycott Israel

    trueThe Illinois Senate is scheduled to vote on a bill March 24 that would require the five state-funded retirement systems to divest investment holdings in companies that boycott Israel.

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  10. Carlyle closes first international energy fund at $2.5 billion

    trueThe Carlyle Group announced Friday the closing of its first international energy fund, Carlyle International Energy Partners, at $2.5 billion, a news release said.

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  11. Japan's big public funds adopt GPIF's equity-heavy asset allocation targets

    trueThree large pension funds for public employees in Japan on Friday signed on to the equity-heavy asset allocation targets announced last October by the ¥137 trillion ($1.13 trillion) Government Pension Investment Fund.

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  12. RBC Investor & Treasury snags J.P. Morgan executive for sales role

    trueFrancis Jackson will join RBC Investor & Treasury Services in a senior sales role.

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  13. 2 ETFs help WisdomTree exceed $50 billion in assets

    trueTwo exchange-traded funds are leading New York-based ETF manager WisdomTree Investments Inc. to experience significant growth.

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