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Atlanta General Employees taps emerging markets equity, global bond managers
trueAtlanta General Employees’ Pension Fund hired EARNEST Partners to manage a $37 million active emerging markets equity portfolio and Colchester Global Investments to manage a $74 million global fixed-income portfolio.
Jupiter beefs up emerging markets team with focus on Asian income strategy
trueJason Pidcock to join Jupiter’s emerging markets team.
PIMCO's global equity CIO to depart as firm liquidates two equity strategies
trueVirginie Maisonneuve, PIMCO's chief investment officer for global equities, is resigning as the firm closes two equity strategies, the money management firm disclosed in a statement on Thursday.
Chicago Transit Authority launches open-end real estate searches
trueChicago Transit Authority Employees Retirement Plan is searching for a real estate manager to run $45 million in an open-end core commingled fund, said an RFP on the $1.9 billion pension fund’s website.
RWC Partners hires Everest team for emerging, frontier, Asian markets equity strategies
trueRWC Partners hired a 15-person team to manage new emerging, frontier and Asian markets equity strategies.
Mercer: U.S. fixed-income searches on the rise; equities continue decline
trueU.S. fixed income was the most popular asset allocation search by investors across the globe in 2014, while demand for equities managers continued to dwindle, said a new report from Mercer.
Commonfund's new CEO lays out her vision
trueCatherine M. Keating, Commonfund's new CEO, said one of the firm's biggest challenges will be navigating the next phase of the market cycle.
Vontobel Asset Management set to expand institutional strategy for Asia-Pacific region
trueVontobel Asset Management is set to ramp up its institutional sales efforts in Asia, with the goal of having clients in the region account for more than 10% of the Zurich-based firm's assets under management within five years, according to a top executive.
Milken panelists expect 'turbulent time' for emerging markets
trueEmerging market investing means muted expectations and a willingness to look beyond the BRIC countries, panelists said Tuesday at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Oklahoma Teachers launches search for variety of international equity strategies
trueOklahoma Teachers’ Retirement System, Oklahoma City, is searching for active international equity managers, said Tom Spencer, executive director, in an e-mail.
TCW Group adds to emerging markets unit
trueJae Lee was named senior vice president in the emerging markets group at TCW Group.
Aberdeen's China A shares fund is off to a late start
trueAberdeen Asset Management launched its first China A shares fund for institutional investors last month, arguably a less than ideal moment for a deep value manager.
Baton Rouge pension fund signs AJO for emerging markets equities
trueBaton Rouge (La.) & Parish of East Baton Rouge Employees’ Retirement System plans to hire AJO to run active emerging markets equities.
Chalkstream heads to Korea in search of alpha
trueChalkstream Capital Group LP is betting that South Korea will be its next best source of alpha.
China taking steps to open capital markets ahead of MSCI decision
trueChina’s regulators are taking more aggressive steps to open the country’s capital markets to foreign investors in the run-up to a midyear decision by MSCI Inc. on whether to begin adding China’s A shares to the firm’s benchmark equity indexes.