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  1. 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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  1. Caisse, Claridge set up joint venture to invest in Israeli technology

    trueCaisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec and Claridge, the family investment office of the Bronfman family, are creating a joint venture to invest in Israel’s civil technology.

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  2. Falling oil prices worry institutional investors

    truePension fund executives, money managers and consultants are keeping a close eye on the potential downward pressure on financial markets and institutional portfolios due to recent sharp falls in the oil price.

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  3. Forecasters see U.S. leading the growth in 2015

    trueThe U.S. will lead the way to an uptick in global market growth in 2015, with different markets picking up steam at different paces, said market forecasters.

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  4. U.S. real estate still attractive to foreign institutional investors

    trueForeign capital is flooding into U.S. real estate despite lower return expectations.

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  5. Kensington starts to attract foreign investors

    trueUntil last year, all of Kensington Realty Advisors Inc.’s investors were based in the U.S.

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  6. S&P Dow Jones downgrades Morocco to frontier market status

    trueMorocco has been reclassified as a frontier market country by S&P Dow Jones Indices, following feedback from market participants.

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  7. Nikko hires 3 for Middle East, Africa and Asia institutional business

    trueNikko Asset Management appointed three executives to its institutional business, covering three separate roles in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

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  8. J.P. Morgan expands EMEA endowments and foundations team

    trueKris Jonsson and Sandeep Bhamra were appointed client advisers in J.P. Morgan Asset Management's newly created endowments and foundations team for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

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  9. Goldman bankers threatened by LIA executive in 'tirade'

    trueA Libyan Investment Authority executive threatened two Goldman Sachs Group bankers at a 2008 meeting in Tripoli, telling them the lender had “screwed” the sovereign wealth fund, according to the LIA's evidence at a London court hearing Monday.

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  10. S&P reclassifies Greece, Qatar and UAE as emerging markets

    trueS&P Dow Jones Indices is reclassifying Greece, Qatar and United Arab Emirates as emerging markets as part of its annual reclassification on Sept. 22.

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  11. Siguler Guff hires EMEA managing director

    trueRemy Kawkabani was named managing director and head of Europe, the Middle East and Africa at private equity manager Siguler Guff & Co.

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  12. Senior consultant for the Middle East named by bfinance

    trueNavneet Maheshwari joined bfinance as a senior consultant.

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  13. RBC Global Asset Management appoints first head of international business

    trueClive Brown has been named CEO and managing director of RBC Global Asset Management International.

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