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  1. J.P. Morgan chief global strategist says focus should be on alpha generation

    trueJ.P. Morgan Asset Management's David Kelly reiterated the need for investors to remain invested in diversified portfolios, despite “marginally high” valuations in the equity markets.

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  1. New Mexico Educational board casts net for emerging markets debt manager

    trueNew Mexico Educational Retirement Board launched an RFP for a manager to run an actively managed $115 million emerging markets debt portfolio.

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  2. China A shares on track to be added to MSCI indexes

    trueMSCI expects to include China’s A shares in its global benchmarks after “a few important remaining issues related to market accessibility have been resolved,” the index provider said in a statement.

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  3. New Mexico PERA earmarks up to $560 million for 4 managers

    trueNew Mexico Public Employees Retirement Association hired four managers to run emerging market equities, high-yield fixed income and alternatives portfolios.

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  4. Texas Municipal taps 2 for emerging markets debt

    trueTexas Municipal Retirement System, Austin, hired BlueBay Asset Management and AllianceBernstein to run about $240 million each in emerging markets debt

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  5. Oil-price drop shouldn't affect investment in Saudi stock market

    trueLow oil prices should not put international investors off from investing in the soon-to-be-liberalized Saudi Arabia market, despite oil revenue accounting for almost 40% of the economy's gross domestic product, say sources at money management firms.

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  6. China's market surge could pose problem for investors

    trueInstitutional investors might soon have occasion to ponder what the opposite of catching a falling knife is.

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  7. Investors keen on opening of Saudi market

    trueMoney management executives and institutional investors are preparing for what could be a significant change to the makeup of their emerging markets equity allocations, due to the imminent opening of the Saudi Arabia stock market to qualified foreign investors.

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  8. Illinois Teachers invests in 2 managed futures strategies, earmarks $1.1 billion total

    trueIllinois Teachers' Retirement System approved investments or commitments totaling up to $1.1 billion at a board of trustees meeting Friday.

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  9. Atlanta General Employees taps emerging markets equity, global bond managers

    trueAtlanta General Employees’ Pension Fund hired EARNEST Partners to manage a $37 million active emerging markets equity portfolio and Colchester Global Investments to manage a $74 million global fixed-income portfolio.

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  10. Jupiter beefs up emerging markets team with focus on Asian income strategy

    trueJason Pidcock to join Jupiter’s emerging markets team.

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  11. PIMCO's global equity CIO to depart as firm liquidates two equity strategies

    trueVirginie Maisonneuve, PIMCO's chief investment officer for global equities, is resigning as the firm closes two equity strategies, the money management firm disclosed in a statement on Thursday.

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  12. Chicago Transit Authority launches open-end real estate searches

    trueChicago Transit Authority Employees Retirement Plan is searching for a real estate manager to run $45 million in an open-end core commingled fund, said an RFP on the $1.9 billion pension fund’s website.

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  13. RWC Partners hires Everest team for emerging, frontier, Asian markets equity strategies

    trueRWC Partners hired a 15-person team to manage new emerging, frontier and Asian markets equity strategies.

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