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APG taps new CIO
trueEduard van Gelderen was appointed chief investment officer at APG Asset Management.
Ukraine crisis puts investments at risk, speaker warns
trueThe Ukraine crisis could affect institutional investors' asset allocations, especially regarding fixed income, equities and private equity.
Korea's MMAA commits A$43 million to Australian infrastructure fund
trueKorea's 8.3 trillion won (US$8.1 billion) Military Mutual Aid Association committed A$43 million (US$40 million) to The Infrastructure Fund.
Telstra Super chalks up league-leading 15.8% gain for latest FY
trueTelstra Super delivered an industry-leading 15.8% return among Australian superannuation funds for the fiscal year ended June 30, said Sydney-based superannuation research firm SuperRatings Pty. Ltd.
Ontario Teachers chooses VP for infrastructure
trueKen Manget was named vice president of infrastructure at the C$140.8 billion (US$131.1 billion) Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Toronto.
CPPIB buys into Belgian parking lot company
trueCanada Pension Plan Investment Board, Toronto, will acquire a 39% stake in Brussels-based European parking lot manager Interparking for €376 million ($508 million).
GPIF details active equity tally in year of big changes
trueJapan's ¥126.6 trillion ($1.25 trillion) Government Pension Investment Fund, Tokyo, in an annual report released July 4, provided a snapshot of leading asset gatherers in a year of extensive changes to the pension giant's external manager lineup.
Private equity managers hope to benefit from trends in Asia
trueA growing number of business founders in Asia who traditionally restricted private equity firms to minority partner status have begun, selectively, to let them take controlling stakes in their companies.
Hong Kong fund is taking target-date approach to default option
trueHong Kong's Mandatory Provident Fund Scheme Authority is looking to push the envelope — gently — in devising the HK$519 billion (US$67 billion) defined contribution system's first standardized default investment option.
PSP Investment Board returns 16.3% for fiscal year
truePublic Sector Pension Investment Board, Montreal, returned 16.3% for the fiscal year ended March 31, exceeding its 13.9% policy benchmark, said a recently released annual report.
UBS hires head of liquidity for EMEA
trueJames Finch joined UBS Global Asset Management as head of global liquidity management in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, a spokesman said.
Austin Police collars Thompson, Siegel & Walmsley
trueAustin (Texas) Police Retirement System hired Thompson, Siegel & Walmsley as an international equity manager pending due diligence.
Legal troubles could jeopardize BNP Paribas' U.S. growth plans
trueBNP Paribas Securities Services' plans to expand in the U.S. could be hampered because of last month's guilty plea by its French banking parent to processing $30 billion in transactions with countries that are under U.S. government sanction.
Emerging market portfolio globalization: The next big thing
trueOne of 2014's great investment surprises has been emerging markets equity performance. Notwithstanding negative news (from Ukraine to China, Turkey to Thailand) and record foreign investor outflows, MSCI EM equity is up 5% in the first half of the year in line with MSCI All Country World Index ...
PIMCO hires Macquarie veteran to lead Australian business
trueAdrian Stewart will join Pacific Investment Management Co. in Sydney as executive vice president and head of PIMCO Australia.