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  1. 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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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Strong dollar highlights desire for currency hedging

    trueCurrency-hedged ETFs are as hot as the dollar.

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  7. POLL: With the dollar and euro near parity, how long will it last?

    trueThe dollar and the euro are near parity for the first time since 2002. How long do you think it will last?

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  8. Currency hedging up with the dollar

    trueThe strengthening U.S. dollar is pushing renewed efforts by pension fund executives to hedge currency risk in their portfolios.

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  9. Ruble, ruble, oil and trouble

    trueIt's natural to wonder if, like the three witches in Macbeth, the year's events are harbingers for additional strife and trouble. However, if one were to heed the negative headlines and "pack it in" for 2015, one is likely to miss the opportunities that currently present themselves as fear ...

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  10. Managers surprised by scope of ECB's bond-buying program

    trueThe European Central Bank announced it will begin €60 billion ($69.4 billion) of public and private debt purchases per month as part of a quantitative easing strategy, in what money managers said was a surprise move in terms of size and one that is expected to further weaken the euro and spark ...

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  11. Kansas Public Employees charts currency overlay search, commits $240 million

    trueKansas Public Employees Retirement System will issue an RFP for a firm to provide currency overlay management services in the second half of 2015.

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  12. Casualties from Swiss franc shock spread

    trueShares in the largest U.S. retail foreign-exchange brokerage slumped in pre-market trading and their opening was delayed in New York as upheaval caused by a surge in the Swiss franc rippled from New Zealand to the U.S.

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  13. Swiss central bank scraps minimum linkup with euro

    trueThe Swiss National Bank, the central bank for Switzerland, abandoned its minimum exchange rate vs. the euro due to a weakened value against the dollar as a result of increased monetary policy divergence.

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