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  1. GPIF restructures domestic equity portfolio

    trueJapan's $1.24 trillion Government Pension Investment Fund, Tokyo, on Friday announced the selection of 14 active and five passive domestic equity managers.

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  2. EFAMA: International fund assets hit record $32.8 trillion

    trueInternational investment fund assets hit an all-time high of €23.8 trillion ($32.8 trillion) as of Dec. 31, according to the European Fund and Asset Management Association.

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  3. Largest U.S. IPOs of the first quarter

     

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  4. Norwood Contributory wants domestic, international equity managers

    trueNorwood (Mass.) Contributory Retirement System is searching for managers to run $19 million in domestic large-cap growth equity and $16 million in developed markets international equity.

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  5. REITs rebounding strongly in Q1

     

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  6. Growth opportunities tempered by uncertain regulatory environment

    trueChina's inexorable march to an open economy from a closed, tightly controlled one has been a double-edged sword for local fund management companies, expanding the scope and scale of their business opportunities while adding a huge element of guesswork to strategic planning.

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  7. Managers see smart beta pickup among institutional investors

    trueSmart beta's popularity among institutional investors has grown substantially in the past couple of years — and experts believe that will continue in 2014 and beyond.

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  8. AMG acquires majority stake in River Road, minority share in EIG

    trueAffiliated Managers Group announced two acquisitions Friday, taking a majority stake in U.S. equity manager River Road Asset Management from Aviva Investors North America and a minority equity stake in EIG Global Energy Partners from EIG management.

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  9. Invesco Perpetual beefs up U.K. equities team

    trueJohn Richards, Hilary Cook and Frederick Bouverat joined Invesco Perpetual’s U.K. equities team, a spokeswoman for the firm said.

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  10. Chicago Park Employees digs for emerging manager

    trueChicago Park Employees' Annuity & Benefit Fund issued an RFP for a minority- or woman-owned emerging manager to run $15 million in international equity.

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  11. Braintree Contributory Retirement System seeks S&P 500 index manager

    trueBraintree (Mass.) Contributory Retirement System is searching for a passive S&P 500 index manager to run $36 million, according to an announcement from NEPC, investment consultant to the $165 million pension fund.

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  12. Pennsylvania Municipal on lookout for international growth equity manager

    truePennsylvania Municipal Retirement System on Wednesday issued an RFP for an active international growth equity manager to run $65 million.

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  13. Taiwan's Public Service Pension Fund taps 3 to run $1 billion in global equity

    trueTaiwan's Public Service Pension Fund hired BlackRock and UBS Global Asset Management to manage US$250 million each in global minimum-volatility indexed equity, and BlackRock and Allianz Global Investors to manage US$250 million each in global high-dividend-yield enhanced equity.

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  14. S&P 500 buybacks up 19.2% in 2013

     

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