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Oklahoma Public Employees signs Baillie Gifford for international equity
Oklahoma Public Employees Retirement System hired Baillie Gifford to run $200 million in active international growth equity.
Canada Pension Plan assets rise 13.4% in fiscal year
Canada Pension Plan had C$183.3 billion (US$180.3 billion) in assets for the fiscal year ended March 31, up 13.4% from 12 months earlier, on the strength of C$16.2 billion in net investment income.
PineBridge Investments adds CIO for Middle East, North Africa and Turkey
Wael Aburida has joined PineBridge Investments as chief investment officer, leading its Middle East, North Africa and Turkey team.
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority snags former RREEF infrastructure chief
John McCarthy was named global head of infrastructure at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority.
Ontario Teachers to replace retiring Leech as CEO
Ron Mock was named president and CEO of the C$129.5 billion (US$127.5 billion) Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, Toronto, effective Jan. 1, 2014.
BlackRock study: Asian institutional investors to boost active quant allocations
Asian institutional investors are poised to allocate more money to active quantitative strategies over the next three years, and money managers with local footprints in the region will have a leg up in winning that business, according to a study released Tuesday by BlackRock.
IPPs becoming vehicle of choice for multinationals
Multinational corporations increasingly are looking to international defined contribution plans to cover large populations of local employees in key markets where domestic retirement plan options don't exist or offer poor value.
Panasonic to shift retirement benefits program to DC from DB
Panasonic Corp., the Japanese electronics giant, announced Friday it would change its retirement benefits program to a defined contribution plan from its current defined benefit plan.
PIMCO adds Japanese interest rate portfolio manager in Tokyo
Ki Cho joined PIMCO in Tokyo as a senior vice president and Japanese interest rate portfolio manager.
Segal Rogerscasey teams with Aussie consultant
Segal Rogerscasey and Australian consultant Frontier Advisors announced Thursday they have established a global investment research alliance, with the objective of sharing research on investment managers globally.
CPPIB launches Tokyo real estate venture with GE Capital
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Toronto, and GE Capital Real Estate created the Tokyo Office Venture, a partnership that invests in midsize offices in the Japanese capital's central business district.
Gottex, Astmax to offer absolute-return strategies to Japanese institutional investors
Gottex Fund Management and Tokyo-based Astmax Asset Management announced Thursday an agreement to work together to provide institutional investors in Japan with absolute-return-focused investment strategies, including hedge funds and multiasset approaches.
2 investors file proposal to separate chairman, CEO roles at News Corp.
Christian Brothers Investment Service and the C$96.7 billion (US$97.5 billion) British Columbia Investment Management Corp., Victoria, filed a joint shareholder proposal calling for establishment of an independent chairman of News Corp.'s board of directors.
Northern Trust taps its India CEO to run Hong Kong, regional services
Brian Ovaert, a 21-year Northern Trust veteran, was appointed as the firm’s country manager for Hong Kong.
PIMCO chooses PM in Singapore for Asia credit, emerging markets corporate debt
Ronie Ganguly joined PIMCO in Singapore as a senior vice president and Asia credit/emerging markets corporate portfolio manager.