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  1. Energy strategies on rise while small-cap growth wanes

    trueThe top performing domestic equity strategies for the year ended June 30 were all over the map.

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  2. N.Y. State Common takes new bets on health-care providers, financials and Japanese equities

    trueNew York State Common Fund reported 111 new buys in the second quarter of 2014, according to its latest 13F filing. Excluding Google's new C-class shares, which began trading in April, Sallie Mae spinoff Navient Corp. was the top new position in the quarter at $26 million. In terms of sector and ...

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  3. S&P 500 revenues grow 5.8% in Q2

    trueBull markets are fundamentally driven by rising earnings, which are driven by rising revenues. Since more companies are doing more of their business on a global basis, the outlook for revenues depends on the outlook for the global economy. So far, so good: the global economy isn't booming, but it ...

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  4. Pensacola Firefighters launches invitation-only search for large-cap growth

    truePensacola (Fla.) Firefighters’ Relief and Pension Fund is conducting an invitation-only search for an active domestic large-cap growth equity manager to run $9 million, said Cheryl Jackson, payroll and pension manager.

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  5. BlackRock adds co-head of global equity

    trueGary Clarke was named managing director, portfolio manager and co-head of the global equity team at BlackRock.

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  6. No summer lull in transition management

    trueJuly – a normally quiet month in transition management – was anything but this year.

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  7. Exelon picks Segall Bryant & Hamill for small-cap value equity

    trueExelon Corp. hired Segall Bryant & Hamill as a manager for its defined benefit plans.

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  8. Somerset County Council chooses Asia-Pacific ex-Japan equity manager

    trueSomerset County Council Pension Fund hired Mirabella Financial Services to run a £40 million Asia-Pacific ex-Japan equity strategy.

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  9. Greater Manchester Pension Fund selects 3 for global equities

    trueTameside Metropolitan Borough Council hired three active global equity managers to run a total of £600 million for the Greater Manchester Pension Fund.

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  10. Oregon 457 plan adds real return option

    trueOregon Investment Council, Tigard, added a real return investment option and switched some equity managers for the state's $1.6 billion 457 plan

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  11. GW&K hires new international equity portfolio manager

    trueReid Galas was named international equity portfolio manager at GW&K Investment Management

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  12. Stock buyback index more than doubling dividend index so far in 2014

    trueThe S&P 500 Buyback index -- which tracks 100 companies with the highest buyback ratio -- has more than doubled returns of the S&P 500 Dividends Aristocrats index so far in 2014. The Dividends Aristocrats index ranks stocks based on consistency of increasing dividends over a 25-year period.

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  13. Nikko Asset Management hires 6 from SWIP to form global equities team

    trueNikko Asset Management created a global equities team with the hire of six investment professionals from Scottish Widows Investment Partnership, said Yu-Ming Wang, deputy president, global head of investment and international chief investment officer at the firm.

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  14. Sanctions against Russia may lead to index changes

    trueIndex funds might have to divest Russian securities under new sanctions.

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