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Stamford Firefighters taps Glovista for emerging markets equities
trueStamford (Conn.) Firefighters’ Pension Fund hired Glovista Investments to manage $7 million in active emerging markets equities, said John Beirne Jr., founder and chief investment officer of Beirne Wealth Consulting, the pension fund's investment consultant.
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.
Louisiana School Employees discusses high yield, EM debt searches
trueLouisiana School Employees' Retirement System might search for emerging markets debt and high-yield managers in 2015.
Finisterre chooses head of credit research
trueChristopher Buck joined emerging markets hedge fund manager Finisterre Capital as head of credit research.
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.
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.
PIMCO's emerging markets equity portfolio manager leaves
trueMaria “Masha” Gordon left PIMCO as head of the firm’s emerging markets.
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.
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.
PIMCO hires debt specialist for emerging markets
trueSaid Saffari was named executive vice president and portfolio manager for emerging markets at PIMCO.
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
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.
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.
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.
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%.