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Ohio PERS taps Aberdeen for $850 million emerging markets debt allocation
trueOhio Public Employees Retirement System hired Aberdeen Asset Management to run about $850 million in active emerging markets debt.
Texas Permanent seeks emerging markets equity managers
trueTexas Permanent School Fund, Austin, will search for its first emerging markets equity managers to run a total of $888 million.
Institutional money continues pouring into equity markets
trueWith the bond bull market coming to an end, equities have been seeing growing net inflows from institutional investors, despite stock markets' recent declines.
State Super gives Acadian A$90 million for emerging markets equity managed volatility
trueState Super Financial Services hired Acadian Asset Management for a A$90 million (US$84 million) emerging markets equity managed volatility allocation.
Michigan Municipal Employees gears up frontier markets search
trueMichigan Municipal Employees’ Retirement System, Lansing, will gear up its search for one or two managers for a $150 million allocation to active frontier markets equities in the second quarter, said Jeb Burns, MERS’ chief investment officer, in an interview.
Federated Investors hires emerging markets fixed-income chief
trueRuggero De Rossi was named senior portfolio manager at Federated Investors, leading the company's emerging markets fixed-income investment group.
Colorado PERA to look for emerging markets bond manager
trueColorado Public Employees' Retirement Association, Denver, will search for an active emerging markets debt manager.
Ohio PERS swims with BlueBay for $840 million in emerging markets debt
trueOhio Public Employees Retirement System hired BlueBay Asset Management to run $840 million in active emerging markets debt.
Ukraine and Russia relations not expected to impact global economic growth
trueThe tensions between Russia and Ukraine, while potentially increasing volatility, will not likely impact the global economy significantly, according to a report from Standish Mellon Asset Management.
BofA: Ukraine crisis driving managers to reduce risk in portfolios
trueFund managers are showing less optimism for global corporate profits, and are increasing cash allocations and reducing equity holdings as a result, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch's monthly fund manager survey.
Louisiana School Employees chooses first emerging markets equities managers
trueLouisiana School Employees' Retirement System hired Acadian Asset Management and Brandes Investment Partners to run a total of $170 million in active emerging markets equities.
Investors are shifting their approach to emerging markets
trueJust as institutional investors are viewing emerging markets as a mainstream, must-have part of an investment portfolio, the chairman and CEO of the world's largest money manager thinks the term will soon cease to be relevant.
Some investors prefer a more individual approach
trueSome institutional investors have learned a lesson from the shocks to which a broad emerging markets allocation can expose them.
MSCI proposes including fraction of China A-shares in EM benchmark index
trueMSCI on Wednesday proposed including a fraction of China’s domestic A shares in its widely tracked MSCI Emerging Markets index beginning in May 2015, pending consultations with institutional investors and money managers.
Emerging markets private equity capital up 32% in 2013, Palico says
trueEmerging markets private equity firms raised $6.5 billion in the first two months of this year, an increase of 32% from the year-earlier period.