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Oklahoma Public Employees signs Baillie Gifford for international equity
Oklahoma Public Employees Retirement System hired Baillie Gifford to run $200 million in active international growth equity.
Pennsylvania Municipal looking for U.S. large-cap growth equity manager
Pennsylvania Municipal Retirement System is searching for an active domestic large-cap growth equity manager to run about $120 million.
ING not a bellwether for asset manager IPOs
Money manager IPO activity should be strong this year, despite the pricing of the May 2 ING U.S. initial public offering below its initial range.
Westmoreland County Employees picks 2 managers to run enhanced indexed equities
Westmoreland County Employees' Retirement System, Greensburg, Pa., hired Stewart Capital Advisors and TWIN Capital Management to run $5 million each in enhanced indexed domestic equities.
BlackRock study: Asian institutional investors to boost active quant allocations
Asian institutional investors are poised to allocate more money to active quantitative strategies over the next three years, and money managers with local footprints in the region will have a leg up in winning that business, according to a study released Tuesday by BlackRock.
Something for everyone at Milken conference
A near-term recovery of the global economy was given no better than 50/50 odds by Mohamed El-Erian, CEO and co-chief investment officer of Pacific Investment Management Co. LLC during a packed session of the Milken Institute Global Conference.
S&P 500 ends week at record high - up 34 out of past 52 weeks
The S&P 500 rose 1.2% this week - its third straight week of gains to close at a record 1,633.7. Since May of last year, the U.S. blue-chip index has posted gains in 34 of the past 52 weeks.
Changes at value shop Heartland Advisors
Robert Sharpe on May 1 was named co-portfolio manager of the Heartland International Value Fund, managed by Heartland Advisors. Bill Nasgovitz, Heartland chairman and chief investment officer, is the fund's other portfolio manager.
South Carolina to pare equity managers list
South Carolina Retirement System Investment Commission's investment staff will “simplify” the equity portfolio and broaden investment parameters for fixed-income managers they oversee for the state's $27.3 billion pension fund.
St. Petersburg Fire Pension Fund taps small-cap value manager
St. Petersburg (Fla.) Fire Pension Fund hired Frontier Capital Management to run about $10 million in active domestic small-cap value equities.
Gottex, Astmax to offer absolute-return strategies to Japanese institutional investors
Gottex Fund Management and Tokyo-based Astmax Asset Management announced Thursday an agreement to work together to provide institutional investors in Japan with absolute-return-focused investment strategies, including hedge funds and multiasset approaches.
Louisiana Teachers expected to launch $172 million midcap growth search in June
Louisiana Teachers' Retirement System, Baton Rouge, is expected to begin searching for an active domestic midcap growth manager to run $172 million following the pension fund's board meeting on June 11.
Cornwall County Council Pension Fund seeks frontier markets equity manager
Cornwall County Council Pension Fund, Truro, England, issued an RFP for a manager to run a £60 million ($93 million) global frontier markets equity portfolio.
Managers offer varied views on economic outlook at Milken conference
Five institutional money managers offered different economic predictions in “Reading the Tea Leaves,” a panel discussion Wednesday at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Top endowments, foundations had more equity, less alternatives
The top-performing foundations and endowments in 2012 had the same two things in common — higher equity exposure and lower allocations to alternatives — according to a spotlight report from the Wilshire Trust Universe Comparison Service.