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  1. GARP managers hold firm on EAFE portfolios despite losses

    trueSome global growth-at-a-reasonable price money managers are coping with client losses stemming from underperforming Europe, Australasia and Far East strategies.

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  1. OMERS infrastructure program writes new page in investing

    trueWhen OMERS executives closed a $12.5 billion-plus infrastructure co-investment program in June, they raised money not only from large institutional investors, but also from money managers looking to expand their businesses into infrastructure. In this way the C$65 billion pension fund has managed ...

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  2. Japan's GPIF reduces bond allocation, increases equities in quarter

    trueJapan’s Government Pension Investment Fund on Friday announced that the value of its investment portfolio was 127.3 trillion yen (US$1.23 trillion) as of the June 30 close of its fiscal first quarter.

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  3. BNY Mellon appoints retirement group head, Japan leader

    trueMichael Gordon was named head of BNY Mellon’s new retirement and strategic solutions group

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  4. Nomura Asset Management announces alliance with hedge fund incubation firm

    trueNomura Asset Management on Wednesday announced an alliance with Bridge Capital Asset Management Co., a Tokyo-based hedge fund incubation firm.

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  5. Nikko Asset Management hires 6 from SWIP to form global equities team

    trueNikko Asset Management created a global equities team with the hire of six investment professionals from Scottish Widows Investment Partnership, said Yu-Ming Wang, deputy president, global head of investment and international chief investment officer at the firm.

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  6. Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management names Japan real estate head

    trueKoichiro Maeda joined Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management in Tokyo as managing director and head of real estate, Japan, a spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday.

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  7. 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.

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  8. Japan's GPIF gains 8.64% for latest fiscal year

    trueJapan's Government Pension Investment Fund reported on July 4 an 8.64% gain for its fiscal year ended March 31, leaving the portfolio of the world's largest pension fund valued at ¥126.6 trillion ($1.24 trillion.)

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  9. PAG, CPPIB acquire Commerz Japan real estate business

    truePAG, an Asia-focused alternatives investment manager, and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board have acquired Tokyo-based Commerz Japan Real Estate Finance Corp. from Commerzbank AG.

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  10. GPIF ready to make big investment move

    trueThe world's largest pension fund could begin bulking up on riskier assets later this year, even as many other big asset owners struggle to find pockets of value in capital markets buoyed by quantitative easing.

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  11. Asset owners to be more selective with emerging markets — report

    trueEmerging markets are facing a period of structural reform that will leave asset owners adopting a much more selective approach to investing in those markets, said a report from London-based CREATE-Research sponsored by Principal Global Investors LLC.

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  12. Aegon: Fewer people expect to stop working at retirement age

    trueA phased, flexible retirement is now the reality for the majority of employees, with 32% of respondents to a survey by Aegon expecting to stop work completely at retirement age.

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  13. Abenomics hurting consumer confidence

    trueAbenomics had a very fleeting positive impact on consumer confidence in Japan. The index compiled by the Cabinet Office of Japan jumped to 45.7 during May 2013 from 39.9 at the end of 2012. By March 2014, it was down to 37.5, the lowest since August 2011. Abenomics has actually managed to depress ...

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