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Analytic Investors: Seahawks will win
trueThe Seattle Seahawks should beat the spread and win Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1 in Glendale, Ariz., if Analytic Investors LLC has anything to say about it.
Pension fund performance up on strong markets
trueAnother strong year for equity markets, coupled with the year's comeback in bonds, propelled the investment returns for pension funds in seven major markets in 2014.
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 ...
Northern Trust: Managers overwhelmingly predict higher global market volatility
trueMoney managers remain positive on U.S. economic and corporate growth but predict higher global market volatility in the first half of 2015, Northern Trust Corp.'s quarterly investment manager survey shows.
Illinois Teachers launches large-cap core, private equity consultant searches
trueIllinois Teachers’ Retirement System is searching for a large-cap core equity manager to run between $270 million and $540 million of the pension fund’s $9 billion U.S. equity portfolio.
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.
Newport News Employees taps 2 for active domestic equities
trueNewport News (Va.) Employees' Retirement System hired Federated Investors and LSV Asset Management to run about $35 million each in active domestic midcap equities.
Money manager group unveils dark pool for stock trades
trueA group of nine fund managers has teamed up to start a dark pool dedicated to large stock trades that will open later this year.
Ohio School Employees launches 2 equity searches
trueOhio School Employees Retirement System is searching for an active domestic small-cap equity manager to run $125 million and an active emerging markets equity manager to run $100 million.
9 New Year's resolutions for investors
trueHirtle Callaghan's CEO finds analogies between the current momentum-driven market with the dot-com market of 2000 and offers nine investment resolutions for the year.
Taiwan's BLF seeks global equity, credit managers to run $4.35 billion
trueTaiwan's Bureau of Labor Funds is searching for global equity index and global credit managers to run a total of approximately $4.35 billion.
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.
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.
Top-performing REITs in 2014
trueREIT returns far exceeded their historical averages in 2014 -- returning more than 27% -- as measured by the FTSE NAREIT All REITS index. Over the last 10 and 20 years, the average annual return for the index was 8.6% and 8.9%, respectively.