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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. No summer lull in transition management

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

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Sanctions against Russia may lead to index changes

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

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  12. Northern Trust: Emerging markets equity to outperform developed markets over 5 years

    trueEmerging markets equities are expected to outperform developed markets equities over the next five years due in part to an expansion in developed markets valuations over the past year, said a report from Northern Trust's capital market assumptions working group.

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  13. Orange County switching small-cap value equities to passive strategy

    trueOrange County Employees Retirement System, Santa Ana, Calif., is moving its roughly $120 million active small-cap value equities portfolio to passive management, said Robert Kinsler, spokesman for the $12 billion pension fund, in an e-mail.

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  14. S&P Dow Jones seeks advice on Russian sanction-related indexes

    trueS&P Dow Jones Indices on Thursday reached out to all managers licensing its indexes to discuss the implications of sanctions on some Russian securities, imposed earlier in the month.

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