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Louisiana Municipal Employees taps 2 for emerging markets equities
trueLouisiana Municipal Employees' Retirement System hired Dimensional Fund Advisors and Vontobel Asset Management to run about $25 million each in active emerging markets equities.
Chicago Municipal Employees to add emerging markets equity managers
trueChicago Municipal Employees' Annuity & Benefit Trust Fund is searching for one or more emerging markets small-cap equity managers to run a total of $50 million to $100 million.
Alaska Permanent selects 4 to run $100 million each, commits to Lazard
trueAlaska Permanent Fund Corp., Juneau, hired four managers to run $100 million each in emerging markets equity, confirmed spokeswoman Laura Achee.
Ohio Public Employees plans emerging markets equity searches
trueOhio Public Employees Retirement System will search in the first quarter of 2014 for active emerging markets equity managers to run up to $200 million.
The case for emerging markets revisited
trueSince the beginning of May, global fixed-income markets have sold off aggressively. The 10-year Treasury yields have increased almost 100 basis points, triggered by concerns that an improving U.S. economy would cause the Fed to gradually raise interest rates. The immediate consequence of this shift ...
Ohio School Employees wants emerging markets equity manager
trueOhio School Employees Retirement System is searching for an active emerging markets equity manager to run about $75 million.
East Providence Police and Fire on lookout for emerging markets bond managers
trueEast Providence (R.I.) Police and Fire Retirement System is seeking proposals from emerging markets managers to run about $5 million.
Trends in home country bias among pension funds
trueAlthough the world economy and global financial markets have seen dramatic changes over the past 20 years, many U.S. institutional investors have been slow to adjust their portfolios to the new global reality. This report analyzes where the world stands in terms of globalization of financial ...
Louisiana Firefighters puts $63 million into emerging markets debt
trueLouisiana Firefighters' Retirement System hired Stone Harbor Investment Partners to run about $63 million in active emerging markets debt.
Texas County & District tacks on $50 million to equity long/short fund
trueTexas County & District Retirement System, Austin, invested an additional $50 million in ESG Cross Border Equity Fund, bringing its total investment to $150 million.
AP2 mulls bringing half of active emerging markets equity allocation in-house
trueAP2 is considering switching half of its 9% actively managed emerging markets equities allocation to a value-weighted alternative beta index, to be managed in-house, said Tomas Franzen, chief investment strategist at Pensions & Investments-Nomura Securities' seventh annual global pension symposium.
Sacramento County picks William Blair, Mondrian for emerging markets equity
trueSacramento County (Calif.) Employees' Retirement System hired William Blair & Co. and Mondrian Investment Partners to run $22.5 million each in emerging markets small-cap equity.
OGX files for bankruptcy protection in Rio
trueOGX Petroleo & Gas Participacoes SA, the oil company controlled by former billionaire Eike Batista, filed for bankruptcy protection in Rio de Janeiro Wednesday, Sergio Bermudes, Mr. Batista's lawyer, said by telephone.
San Antonio Fire & Police collars Lazard Asset Management for emerging markets equity
trueSan Antonio Fire & Police Pension Fund hired Lazard Asset Management to run $45 million in emerging markets small-cap equity.
CalSTRS hunting for emerging markets equity managers
trueCalSTRS is searching for up to three managers to run a total of up to $1.2 billion in active emerging markets equities, confirmed spokesman Ricardo Duran.