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  1. Currency turmoil a conundrum for investors

    trueThe strengthening U.S. dollar, diverging central bank policy and a continued search for returns have pension fund executives grappling with both sides of the coin when it comes to currency.

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  1. China devaluation weighs on local currency bonds

    trueChina's currency devaluation might extend the current two-year stay in the penalty box for local currency bonds, the biggest segment of the emerging markets debt opportunity set, but growing interest in unconstrained fixed-income strategies could leave portfolio managers better positioned to buy ...

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  2. OCERS sets plan to exit euro currency hedge

    trueOrange County Employees Retirement System adopted a strategy to exit its euro currency hedge.

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  3. Putting a value on dollar appetite for U.S. pension executives

    trueCurrency markets have been very volatile in the past year, with the U.S. dollar exhibiting its strongest rally on a trade-weighted basis in over 10 years. For U.S. pension executives with substantial international investment portfolio exposures, the key question is whether this rally is in its ...

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  4. Eurogroup reaches agreement for latest Greek bailout

    trueGreece is one step closer to being granted its third bailout, following a weekend of negotiations among European Union member states and political will to keep the country in the eurozone.

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  5. Managers watching Greek drama unfold

    trueAs crunch time looms for Greece and its future — be it in or out of the eurozone — money management executives will be closely watching the European equities, bonds and currency markets for increased volatility, and the chance to add to their positions.

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  6. Kansas Public Employees launches currency overlay search

    trueKansas Public Employees Retirement System is searching for a firm to provide currency overlay management services covering about $1.8 billion in international developed markets currency exposure.

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  7. China plays major part in volatility for 1st quarter

    trueRisk in the first quarter of 2015 was all about one country, according to the Axioma Insight Quarterly Risk Review.

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  8. Russell Investments selects head of currency and fixed-income strategy

    trueVan Luu joined Russell Investments as head of currency and fixed income strategy.

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  9. 5 largest foreign-exchange dealers' market share declines in 2014 — report

    trueThe five largest global foreign-exchange dealers saw their combined market share decline to 51% in 2014, a Greenwich Associates report said.

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  10. Denmark's ATP returns 6% in first quarter on Danish equity gains

    trueATP, Hilleroed, Denmark, returned 6% in the first quarter of 2015, boosted by record returns on Danish equities, the pension fund announced Thursday.

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  11. GMO: Currency hedging may increase tail risk

    trueHedging currency exposure increases tail risk in equity portfolios by increasing the notional exposure, “and therefore the magnitude of possible return or loss,” according to a GMO white paper released Monday.

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  12. Why European equity markets deserve a second look

    trueEuropean growth is low by any standards. We expect 1.2% from the eurozone this year, in line with the latest International Monetary Fund forecast, while the fund is looking for 2.4% from the advanced economies as a whole and 3.6% from the U.S.

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  13. The big structural upside in Japanese equities

    trueThere is reason to believe that Japan is on the precipice of reordering its domestic savings structure as soon as this year, with potentially significant implications for its equity markets.

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