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Manchester Employees eyes bond allocation tweaks
trueManchester (N.H.) Employees’ Contributory Retirement System might increase its allocation to diversified fixed income and lower its allocation to emerging markets debt in 2015, said Gerard Fleury, executive director.
Blackstone Alternative and NWI join for emerging markets fixed income
trueBlackstone Alternative Asset Management and NWI Management launched a joint venture — Blackstone NWI Asset Management — to invest in emerging markets fixed income.
Finnish pension fund picks Pantheon for €100 million commitment
trueValtion Elakerahasto hired Pantheon to run a €100 million ($124.8 million) commitment to emerging markets private equity.
Unearthing the gems in GEM
trueOver the last 12 months since the advent of talk about U.S. tapering, global emerging markets equity feels like the asset class strategists have loved to hate. While some think there might be the occasional "dead cat bounce," the region remains, in the opinion of many, a dead cat.
New Mexico Educational lines up $400 million for emerging markets
trueNew Mexico Educational Retirement Board invested $200 million each with Robeco and Parametric Clifton for emerging markets equity portfolios.
New Mexico PERA launches emerging markets debt search
trueNew Mexico Public Employees Retirement Association launched an RFP for an emerging markets debt manager to run a $150 million to $200 million portfolio.
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.