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  1. 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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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Senior consultant for the Middle East named by bfinance

    trueNavneet Maheshwari joined bfinance as a senior consultant.

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  8. 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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  9. RBC Global Asset Management adds EMEA managing director

    trueAnne-Sophie Girault joined RBC Global Asset Management as managing director for business development in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

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  10. 3 join State Street in Europe

    trueOliver Berger, Andreas Schmid and Tom Wooders were appointed to State Street Corp.'s sector solutions team, said a spokesman.

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  11. Inflation protection — better to be safe, not sorry

    trueSometimes it takes a crisis to make us all realize that, yes, inflation can always be lurking just over the horizon.

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  12. 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.

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  13. 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 ...

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