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  1. Goldman Sachs sees TOPIX rising 24%

     

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  1. University of Michigan allocates $242 million to 6 managers

    trueUniversity of Michigan, Ann Arbor, invested or committed a total of $242 million to one traditional equity manager and five alternative investment funds from its $9 billion endowment.

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  2. Are low yields bullish for P/E's?

    trueOf course, there are still investors who believe that higher valuation multiples are justified by historically low interest rates. However, I’m not in that camp. Multiples should be driven by expectations for earnings growth. Currently, historically low interest rates reflect subpar economic growth ...

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  3. New York State Teachers looking to fill manager of external public equities position

    trueNew York State Teachers' Retirement System is seeking a manager of external public equities.

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  4. Pension funds ride stock market roller coaster

    trueGains in the U.S. stock market since February have allowed three pension fund executives to take advantage of the returns in a long-running bull market, although recent declines in the technology sector and concerns over early first-quarter earnings reports suggest the market could continue to lose ...

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  5. Walking the high-frequency tightrope

    trueControversy over high-frequency trading, fomented by Michael Lewis' new book, highlights the conflict many chief investment officers experience over the practice.

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  6. U.S. firms shine in GPIF revamp of equity roster

    trueU.S.-affiliated money managers and firms that handle transition management appear to be the big winners in the recent wholesale restructuring of the Tokyo-based Government Pension Investment Fund's 4.7 trillion yen ($45 billion) allocation to actively managed domestic equities.

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  7. Institutional money continues pouring into equity markets

    trueWith the bond bull market coming to an end, equities have been seeing growing net inflows from institutional investors, despite stock markets' recent declines.

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  8. Absorption ratio getting new converts

    trueThe markets currently look “resilient,” a condition that should give investors confidence to pursue aggressive risk-seeking strategies with little chance of a shock exposing them unprepared for loss, according to Mark Kritzman.

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  9. UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust's public equities managing director resigns

    trueWoody Tyler, managing director, public equities, at the $52 billion UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust, Ann Arbor, Mich., has resigned, said spokesman Matt Wood.

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  10. Record number of first-quarter dividend increases in 2014

     

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  11. State Super gives Acadian A$90 million for emerging markets equity managed volatility

    trueState Super Financial Services hired Acadian Asset Management for a A$90 million (US$84 million) emerging markets equity managed volatility allocation.

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  12. St. Louis Employees looks to add emerging manager for domestic equities

    trueSt. Louis Employees' Retirement System is searching for an emerging manager to run active domestic small-midcap core equities.

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  13. Iowa Public Employees to launch U.S. REITs search

    trueIowa Public Employees' Retirement System authorized issuing an RFP for U.S. real estate investment trust managers.

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