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Hedged ETPs looking to move beyond currency niche
trueMonetary policy, volatility and interest rate regimes, among other factors, have caught the attention of money managers offering exchange-traded products.
Watershed for FX managers: Diversify or die
trueThe five-year drought for currency investing claimed a major victim in October after FX Concepts lost nearly all of its assets under management over the past six years.
Vision Super goes with Adrian Lee for currency
trueVision Super hired Adrian Lee & Partners to actively manage currency exposures on the Melbourne-based superannuation fund's A$2.3 billion (US$2.2 billion) overseas investments.
Seattle City Employees seeks cash overlay manager
trueSeattle City Employees' Retirement System is searching for a cash overlay manager.
Colorado Fire & Police call on Russell for cash overlay
trueColorado Fire & Police Pension Association hired Russell Investments to manage a cash overlay strategy.
Meddling by central banks, China add to uncertainty
trueInterference by the central banks of U.S. and Japan and possible measures being considered by officials in China are making global financial markets more uncertain and less predictable, according to the Axioma Insight Quarterly Risk Review.
Connecticut issues RFP for currency overlay
trueConnecticut Retirement Plans & Trust Funds, Hartford, has issued an RFP to hire one or more currency overlay managers.
Alameda County taps P/E Investments for currency
trueAlameda County Employees' Retirement Association, Oakland, Calif., hired P/E Investments to run $25 million as its new “currency-alpha” manager.
Olaf Rogge always keeps an open mind
trueOlaf Rogge learned some valuable lessons on client diversity for Rogge Global Partners with the ups and downs of a new currency called the euro.
Berkshire Pension Fund calls on Cambridge Strategy for currency overlay
trueRoyal County of Berkshire Pension Fund, Maidenhead, England, hired The Cambridge Strategy to run a passive currency overlay for the £1.5 billion ($2.3 billion) fund.
Currency volatility can be antidote for interest rate risk
trueWorldwide, investors in fixed-income portfolios share a common concern — the risk of rising interest rates as global economies recover and central banks tighten monetary policy.
Dan Fuss comments on the fiscal cliff, Europe
trueThe economic outlook for 2013 remains clouded by the on-going fiscal cliff talks in Washington and overall government debt levels here and abroad, Loomis Sayles Vice Chairman Dan Fuss, said in a recent P&I interview.
Aberdeen's AUM increases 10.2%
trueAberdeen Asset Management on Monday reported £187.2 billion ($300 billion) in assets under management as of Sept. 30, a 10.2% increase from a year earlier and up 2.5% from the previous quarter.
Ohio Schools makes first move into local currency emerging markets
trueStone Harbor Investment Partners won the largest of three mandates from Ohio School Employees Retirement System.
Indiana Public Retirement targets $500 million to commodities
trueIndiana Public Retirement System hired CoreCommodity Management to run $500 million, split evenly in two separately managed active commodities portfolios.