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  1. Look beyond macro story to find equity returns in frontier markets

    trueFrontier markets typically are underdeveloped, with strong prospects for growth and capital market expansion.

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  1. Finisterre chooses head of credit research

    trueChristopher Buck joined emerging markets hedge fund manager Finisterre Capital as head of credit research.

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  2. Frontier markets move slowly onto investors' radar

    trueFrontier market equities may or may not be the next place for institutional investors to earn exceptional returns, but looking to an exchange-traded fund for that exposure can come with some challenges.

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  3. India's big year

    trueIndian equities have surged 28% in 2014 on optimism about the new prime minister's plans to bolster business and investor confidence.

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  4. PIMCO's emerging markets equity portfolio manager leaves

    trueMaria “Masha” Gordon left PIMCO as head of the firm’s emerging markets.

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  5. Russia: Assessing the risks and opportunities

    trueRussia has been dominating global headlines in recent months and not for the reasons you'd like to see as an investor or potential investor.

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  6. New Mexico PERA plans emerging markets debt search

    trueNew Mexico Public Employees Retirement Association, Santa Fe, plans to launch an RFP on Oct. 1 for an emerging markets debt manager to run a $150 million to $200 million portfolio.

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  7. PIMCO hires debt specialist for emerging markets

    trueSaid Saffari was named executive vice president and portfolio manager for emerging markets at PIMCO.

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  8. Most emerging markets managers underperform

    trueEmerging markets are held up as the poster children for inefficiency and, it follows, as the perfect region for active managers to outperform benchmarks. But despite heightened volatility, uncertainty and wide return dispersion, the majority of money managers failed to outperform their benchmarks

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  9. San Bernardino County seeks emerging markets equity manager

    trueSan Bernardino County (Calif.) Employees’ Retirement Association launched a search for two to three managers to run a total of $100 million to $200 million in active emerging markets equities.

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  10. Louisiana Municipal hires first emerging markets debt manager

    trueLouisiana Municipal Police Employees Retirement System hired Investec Asset Management to run $83 million in active emerging markets debt.

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  11. Imperial County Employees picks Vontobel for emerging markets equity

    trueImperial County Employees’ Retirement System hired Vontobel Asset Management to run $25 million in active emerging markets equities.

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  12. Frontier markets equities continue to outpace in 2014

    trueFrontier markets equities have extended their gains over developed and emerging markets in 2014. Through Aug. 19, frontier markets returned 21.5% -- more than three times that of developed markets, as measured by the MSCI ACWI index. The MSCI Emerging Markets index was up 10.3%.

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  13. UniSuper to buy more emerging Asian equities

    trueUniSuper Management, the third-best performing Australian pension fund over 10 years, plans to buy more emerging Asian equities as the region's economic outlook improves.

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