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  1. Morningstar hires director for new South Africa investment management unit

    trueVictoria Reuvers was named a director and senior investment consultant for Morningstar’s newly launched investment management business in South Africa.

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  1. Western Asset taps PIMCO veteran as Melbourne-based head of client service

    trueMichael Dale joined Western Asset Management Co. in Melbourne, Australia, as head of client service and marketing.

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  2. South Korea's NPS sets initial 0.5% hedge fund-of-funds allocation

    trueSouth Korea's National Pension Service will make its first allocations to hedge funds starting at the end of this year, said a spokeswoman for the 469 trillion won ($426 billion) Seoul-based pension fund.

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  3. AMP Capital named adviser to Mitsubishi UFJ clean-energy investment fund

    trueAMP Capital was named adviser for GII Ltd., a Tokyo-based special purpose fund set up by Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corp. to make investments in renewable energy assets in Japan.

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  4. Aberdeen appoints Asia-Pacific head of segregated property mandates

    trueWilliam Shaw was named head of segregated property mandates, Asia Pacific, with Aberdeen Asset Management.

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  5. Norges Bank adds $1 billion in China QFII quota, lifting total to $2.5 billion

    trueChina’s State Administration of Foreign Exchange awarded Norges Bank Investment Management an additional $1 billion in quota capacity to invest in China’s domestic capital markets under its qualified foreign institutional investor program.

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  6. Ontario Municipal Employees returns 10% in 2014

    trueOntario Municipal Employees Retirement System returned a net 10% in 2014 vs. a net 6% return a year earlier.

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  7. Angolan sovereign wealth fund seeks mine, timber investments

    trueAngola's $5 billion sovereign wealth fund, Fundo Soberano de Angola, is seeking investments in mining, timber, health and agriculture in order to diversify its asset base and increase returns.

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  8. BlackRock hires head of EMEA hedge fund strategies

    trueLuke Dixon joined BlackRock as head of Europe, Middle East and Africa hedge fund investment strategies.

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  9. Japan's GPIF posts 5.2% gain for quarter as equity allocations increase

    trueJapan’s Government Pension Investment Fund reported a 5.2% investment gain to ¥137 trillion ($1.15 trillion) for the Tokyo-based pension fund’s fiscal third quarter ended Dec. 31.

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  10. KKR: Chinese economy has finally reached a tipping point toward services

    trueKKR is predicting slower economic growth in China but says there is potential for short-term gains for stocks in 2015. The main driver of this potential is the growth of the services sector - which has overtaken manufacturing and construction as the largest component of the country's GDP (48.2% vs. ...

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  11. Allianz reports 144.8 billion euros in net outflows at PIMCO in fourth quarter

    trueAssets under management at Allianz's money management arm decreased 3.8% to €1.8 trillion ($2 trillion) in the quarter ended Dec. 31, but were up 1.8% for the year, despite continued outflows following former PIMCO Chief Investment Officer William H. Gross' September departure.

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  12. 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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  13. Fortress macro fund dropping equity strategy after January loss

    trueFortress Investment Group's Michael Novogratz is dropping the stock-picking strategy managed as a part of its macro fund.

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