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Ohio Public Employees plans emerging markets equity searches
trueOhio Public Employees Retirement System will search in the first quarter of 2014 for active emerging markets equity managers to run up to $200 million.
More valuable than oil
trueThat bottle of water on your desk likely cost many times more than its equivalent in gasoline. No wonder investments in water have outperformed global indexes by a sizable margin. But first, a little background.
Ohio School Employees wants emerging markets equity manager
trueOhio School Employees Retirement System is searching for an active emerging markets equity manager to run about $75 million.
Trends in home country bias among pension funds
trueAlthough the world economy and global financial markets have seen dramatic changes over the past 20 years, many U.S. institutional investors have been slow to adjust their portfolios to the new global reality. This report analyzes where the world stands in terms of globalization of financial ...
Arkansas Public Employees goes with Baillie Gifford for international equity
trueArkansas Public Employees Retirement System hired Baillie Gifford to manage about $300 million in international equity.
Texas County & District tacks on $50 million to equity long/short fund
trueTexas County & District Retirement System, Austin, invested an additional $50 million in ESG Cross Border Equity Fund, bringing its total investment to $150 million.
AP2 mulls bringing half of active emerging markets equity allocation in-house
trueAP2 is considering switching half of its 9% actively managed emerging markets equities allocation to a value-weighted alternative beta index, to be managed in-house, said Tomas Franzen, chief investment strategist at Pensions & Investments-Nomura Securities' seventh annual global pension symposium.
Worldwide money manager assets hit $68 trillion
trueTotal assets under management of the largest 500 money managers worldwide jumped 8.2% to $68 trillion in 2012, with U.S.-based managers controlling the largest market share in a decade, according to the Pensions & Investments/Towers Watson World 500 ranking.
In reversal of fortune, growth stock strategies pop up as big winners for year
trueGrowth stocks emerged as the big winner among domestic equity strategies, accounting for five of the top 10 strategies in the year ended Sept. 30, according to Morningstar Inc.'s separate account/collective investment trust database.
New York State Common taps PENN Capital for global equity
trueNew York State Common Retirement Fund, Albany, has hired PENN Capital Management to manage a $300 million global small-cap core equity allocation.
Union Pacific awards Robeco $50 million for microcap strategy
trueUnion Pacific Corp., Omaha, Neb., hired Robeco Investment Management to run $50 million in an active domestic microcap value equity strategy.
Sacramento County picks William Blair, Mondrian for emerging markets equity
trueSacramento County (Calif.) Employees' Retirement System hired William Blair & Co. and Mondrian Investment Partners to run $22.5 million each in emerging markets small-cap equity.
Northern Trust Asset Management adds global equity managing director
trueMatthew Peron was named managing director, global equity, at Northern Trust Asset Management.
Miramar Firefighters' Pension Fund taps Polen Capital for equities
trueMiramar (Fla.) Firefighters' Pension Fund hired Polen Capital Management to run $9 million in active domestic large-cap growth equities.
PIMCO recruits Kashkari replacement from Schroders
trueVirginie Maisonneuve will join Pacific Investment Management Co. in January as managing director and global head of equities portfolio management.