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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%.
UniSuper to buy more emerging Asian equities
trueUniSuper Management, the third-best performing Australian pension fund over 10 years, plans to buy more emerging Asian equities as the region's economic outlook improves.
UTIMCO fine tunes asset allocation for fiscal 2015
trueUniversity of Texas Investment Management Co. officials proposed new asset allocation targets for the fiscal year ending Aug. 31, 2015, for the $25 billion the Austin-based firm manages in endowment funds for the University of Texas System and Texas A&M.
Cambridge Associates: Global developed private equity lags public counterpart, while emerging markets PE outperforms public markets in 2013
truePrivate equity and venture capital firms that invest primarily in developed markets outside the United States returned 16.3% in 2013, as measured by the Cambridge Associates LLC Global ex-U.S. Developed Markets Private Equity and Venture Capital index. The MSCI EAFE index, by comparison, returned ...
ING Investment Management strengthens emerging markets team
trueAshish Goyal and Robert Holmes were appointed to ING Investment Management International’s emerging market equity team.
New effort puts focus on Africa
trueInstitutional investment into Africa is set for a boost due in part to a new task force that will work to encourage capital flows into infrastructure projects in the region.
Frontier, emerging markets performance strong despite tensions, data show
trueRising geopolitical tensions and intensifying crises across emerging and frontier markets have failed to halt positive performance, with these indexes outstripping returns in developed markets, data from Russell Investments show.