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L.A. County Deferred Comp selects 2 small-cap growth equity managers
trueLos Angeles County Deferred Compensation and Thrift Plans hired Elk Creek Partners and Rice Hall James & Associates to manage $80 million each in small-cap growth equity separate accounts.
Kern County eyes replacing two small-cap equity managers
trueKern County Employees' Retirement Association might soon replace its two active domestic small-cap equity managers.
Swiss pension fund looking for global small-cap equity manager to run $500 million
trueSwiss Federal Social Security Funds, Geneva, is looking for a manager to run a 500 million Swiss franc ($511.5 million) allocation to global ex-Switzerland small-cap equities.
Pensacola Firefighters picks Sawgrass for U.S. large-cap equities
truePensacola (Fla.) Firefighters’ Relief and Pension Fund hired Sawgrass Asset Management to run $9 million in active domestic large-cap growth equities.
Why European equity markets deserve a second look
trueEuropean growth is low by any standards. We expect 1.2% from the eurozone this year, in line with the latest International Monetary Fund forecast, while the fund is looking for 2.4% from the advanced economies as a whole and 3.6% from the U.S.
Feeling the pressure to raise the bar on multiasset-class portfolio risk analysis
trueThere are hundreds of companies offering risk-related services to the financial services community. Yet it is not clear that any of them are effectively addressing one of the most pressing needs facing the industry today: how to accurately measure investment risk in a multiasset-class portfolio.
Delaware shifts to international equity
trueDelaware Public Employees’ Retirement System is withdrawing $40 million from an Oaktree Capital Management international convertible securities account and allocating $39 million of it to an international equity fund managed by Sanderson Asset Management.
New Bedford Contributory seeks emerging markets equity manager
trueNew Bedford (Mass.) Contributory Retirement System is searching for an emerging markets equity manager to run about $20 million.
Hamden Employees looking for fixed income, international equity managers
trueHamden (Conn.) Employees' Retirement Plan is searching for a core or core-plus fixed-income manager to run about $30 million, and an international equity manager to run about $15 million.
Louisiana State Police narrows midcap equity search
trueLouisiana State Police Retirement System, Baton Rouge, is narrowing an invitation-only search for an active domestic midcap equity manager to run about $20 million.
Alabama Trust Fund issues call for global equity manager
trueAlabama Trust Fund is searching for a global equity manager to run $100 million.
Access to liquidity key concern for equity traders, survey finds
trueEighty-four percent of institutional equity traders are either “concerned” or “very concerned” about sourcing liquidity in the current market, according to a Liquidnet survey.
The big structural upside in Japanese equities
trueThere is reason to believe that Japan is on the precipice of reordering its domestic savings structure as soon as this year, with potentially significant implications for its equity markets.
CalSTRS taps Parametric for $100 million overlay strategy
trueCalifornia State Teachers' Retirement System hired Parametric Portfolio Associates for a $100 million equity overlay strategy.
Pension funds cashing in on the Kraft/Heinz deal
trueThe top 10 pension fund holders of Kraft Foods Group stock made nearly $250 million Wednesday morning (on paper) after the announcement the firm would merge with H.J. Heinz Co.