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Illinois State Universities hires 4 emerging markets debt managers
trueIllinois State Universities Retirement System hired BlueBay Asset Management, Prudential Fixed Income, Colchester Global Investors and Progress Investment Management to manage a total of $520 million in emerging markets debt.
Systematic quant uncovers EM small-cap opportunity
trueThe potential investment opportunity represented by small-cap stocks within the emerging markets space — both in terms of returns and low correlation to traditional markets — is clear to many investors.
New Mexico PERA scouting for emerging markets equity manager
trueNew Mexico Public Employees Retirement Association launched an RFI for an emerging markets equity manager to run $210 million.
Why now is the time for Asian private equity
trueInvestor interest in Asia, particularly in Asian private equity, appears to have waned in recent years, with many developed markets globally trading at or around all-time market highs while various Asia-Pacific markets continue to languish.
Cambridge Retirement System seeks emerging markets, international equity managers
trueCambridge (Mass.) Retirement System is searching for an emerging markets equity manager to run about $100 million and a high alpha, concentrated international equity manager to run about $30 million.
Nikko's Shibata: Goal of becoming global asset manager in sight
trueA number of industry observers see Tokyo-based Nikko Asset Management as the region's leading example of a firm making big strides in moving beyond its home market in recent years.
Coming investment boom not just for Asian managers
trueLocal money managers in Asia will benefit as Asian investors come to account for an ever-larger slice of the global wealth pie, but big U.S. and European players could be poised to gain even more.
Harvest Global CEO: Chinese managers must use “window of opportunity” to set stage for long-term growth
truePeng Wah Choy, the vice chairman and CEO of Hong Kong-based Harvest Global Investments Ltd., has high hopes that his parent company, Beijing-based Harvest Fund Management Co. Ltd., will emerge from the rapid ongoing opening of China’s capital markets as one of the local Chinese managers best ...
Value Partners looking to link up with AMG to gain entry to U.S.
trueValue Partners Group Ltd., an independent, Hong Kong-listed money management firm that established an extensive footprint in Greater China in recent years, is looking to plant its flag next in the U.S.
Quincy Contributory Retirement seeks emerging markets equity manager
trueQuincy (Mass.) Contributory Retirement System is looking for a manager to run a $35 million emerging markets equity portfolio.
No gold rush for Cuba despite diplomatic thaw
trueA slight thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations has some observers thinking that down the road, U.S. asset owner interest in the Caribbean nation could heat up.
Foreign investors trim holdings of Chinese A-shares
trueOffshore investors have been the odd man out in China's domestic “A-shares” equity market for the past month or two, trimming their holdings as local retail investors were jumping in with both feet.
Winners (and losers) of the oil price drop
trueIncreased volatility as a result of uncertainty about oil prices is something that should have active stock pickers gleeful.
2014 in review
trueA look at selected capital markets worldwide.
Be aware of your assumptions
trueSince 2009, investors and markets have been highly sensitive to risk — and markets have offered high risk premiums. As these risks have gradually diminished, all asset classes have benefited. Equities have risen, bonds have rallied and, generally speaking, long-only investors have benefited. ...