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Environment Agency Pension Fund picks 4 ESG equity managers
trueEnvironment Agency Pension Fund, Bristol, England, hired Union Investment and Ownership Capital to run £90 million each in global ESG equity.
New Bedford Contributory seeks all-cap value equity manager
trueNew Bedford (Mass.) Contributory Retirement System is searching for an active all-cap value equity manager to run about $35 million.
Two Sigma pours resources into big data to expand its institutional business
trueTwo Sigma, a self-styled technology company and research lab-cum-money manager, is about to launch risk factor-based strategies to meet the demand of institutional investors for its particular brand of computer-driven, model-based investment management.
Massachusetts 457 plan seeks managers for active large-cap and passive strategies
trueOffice of the Massachusetts Treasurer and Receiver General is searching for managers for an active large-cap growth equity strategy and five passive strategies for the state's approximately $6 billion 457 plan.
China plans to allow endowment pension fund to invest in stock market
trueChina will allow its basic endowment pension fund to invest in stock markets, according to draft regulations posted on the Ministry of Finance's website.
Illinois State Board puts 2 Wellington strategies on watch for performance
trueIllinois State Board of Investment placed Wellington Management on watch for underperformance for fixed-income and equity portfolios totaling $531 million in assets.
Indiana Public Retirement tweaks asset allocation, boosts risk parity
trueIndiana Public Retirement System on Friday approved a new asset allocation that would hike the targets in the $30.4 billion retirement system's allocations to ex-inflation-linked fixed income and risk parity, and trim its public equities and real estate targets.
St. Louis Firefighters sets equity-heavy asset allocation
trueSt. Louis Firefighters’ Retirement Plan completed its first asset allocation study.
Louisiana State Police signs Iridian for active midcap equities
trueLouisiana State Police Retirement System hired Iridian Asset Management to run $20 million in active domestic midcap value equities.
Ohio Police & Fire prepping domestic equity searches following restructure
trueOhio Police & Fire Pension Fund will search for active domestic equity managers before the end of the year.
State-Boston Retirement System seeks small-cap equity managers
trueState-Boston Retirement System is searching for at least one domestic small-cap equity manager to run $270 million.
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.
Orange County Library System checking out international equity managers
trueOrange County Library System, Orlando, Fla., is searching for an active international equity manager to run $2.5 million for its $44 million defined benefit plan.
State-Boston Retirement System issues call for international equity managers
trueState-Boston Retirement System is searching for at least one international equity manager to run $700 million.
Texas Municipal corrals 2 for domestic small-cap equities
trueTexas Municipal Retirement System hired Boston Co. Asset Management and Wellington Management to run about $245 million each in domestic small-cap equities.