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UTIMCO's largest fund returns 3.4% in 12 months ended June 30
trueUniversity of Texas’ two large endowment funds produced positive returns in all periods ended June 30, said a report from endowment manager University of Texas Investment Management Co.
More fallout likely after China's renminbi move
trueChina's Aug. 11 decision to give markets a bigger role in setting the renminbi's value against the dollar hasn't led to the currency war some feared, but it sets the stage for a pickup in capital markets volatility in Asia that could ultimately benefit managers of active investment strategies.
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 ...
BofA: Managers lose confidence in emerging markets; China recession largest tail risk
trueMoney managers’ outlook on the global economy is weakening amid continued concerns over a Chinese recession, said Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s monthly fund manager survey.
Illinois Teachers assigns $940 million to large-cap, emerging markets equity, real estate managers
trueIllinois Teachers' Retirement System, Springfield, invested or committed $940 million with three managers and terminated another firm.
St. Louis Police allocates to 7 new managers
trueSt. Louis Police Retirement System allocated a total of $190 million to seven new managers.
St. Louis Public School commits to private debt, names emerging markets debt finalists
trueSt. Louis Public School Retirement System committed $10 million to Monroe Capital Private Credit Fund II.
Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District rides with Investec for emerging markets debt
trueAlameda-Contra Costa Transit District Retirement System hired Investec Asset Management to run 5% of total plan assets, or about $28 million, in a blended emerging markets debt strategy.
Stone Harbor boosts emerging markets debt team
trueKumaran Damodaran joined Stone Harbor Investment Partners as a portfolio manager on its emerging markets debt team.
Northern Trust: Private equity and emerging markets equities to outperform
truePrivate equity and emerging markets equities topped all asset classes in Northern Trust's most recent five-year outlook, published Monday.
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 ...
Looking beyond A shares inclusion in emerging market indexes
trueThe Chinese government's recent strong-arm market tactics might push back the day when A shares garner a toehold in emerging markets indexes, but some money managers already are looking ahead to the day when the country's huge, vibrant equity market outgrows those indexes.
China's A-shares rescue tactics cast shadow
trueChina's seeming success in stopping a precipitous A-shares sell-off raises the question of whether a visible official hand could become a hallmark of a proverbial equity market with Chinese characteristics.
Chicago Metropolitan Water district fund to add emerging markets equities
trueChicago Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Retirement Fund is searching for its first active emerging markets equity manager.
Faber likes cash, says real estate and emerging markets equities to outperform
trueMarc Faber railed against central bank intervention around the globe and said he likes cash now because it “gives you flexibility to buy assets” when bubbles pop.