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  1. LACERS chooses EAM for small-cap growth

    trueLos Angeles City Employees' Retirement System hired EAM Investors for a $101 million active U.S. small-cap growth equity portfolio, replacing Franklin Advisers.

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  2. Equities in favor with global investors, survey finds

    trueGlobal investors favor equities, although they are taking a very pragmatic approach to taking on more risk, according to a survey from CREATE-Research sponsored by Principal Global Investors.

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  3. Kern County hires 2 for small-cap equities, adds hedge fund

    trueKern County Employees’ Retirement Association hired AllianceBernstein and Geneva Capital Management to run $65 million each in active domestic small-cap equities.

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  4. Tampa General Employees goes with Marathon for active international value equities

    trueTampa (Fla.) General Employees Pension Fund hired Marathon Asset Management to run $58 million in active international value equities.

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  5. Louisiana Firefighters signs Rothschild for active smidcap equity portfolio

    trueLouisiana Firefighters’ Retirement System, Baton Rouge, hired Rothschild Asset Management to run $54 million in active domestic smidcap growth equities.

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  6. Canadian exchange casting itself as fairer alternative to TSX

    trueA new exchange formed by Royal Bank of Canada hopes to lessen the impact of high-frequency trading in Canadian markets while offering an alternative venue to the Toronto Stock Exchange.

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  7. Volatility fears push nervous investors toward puts

    trueInvestors increasingly are hedging downside risk through put options as a way to stay in attractive equity markets while dealing with their fears of increased volatility and market shocks.

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  8. Hedge fund gurus guide new trading book

    trueIn researching his new book, Lasse Heje Pedersen says he drew upon the expertise and opinions of eight hedge fund “gurus.”

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  9. Adams County Retirement Plan boosts international equity allocation

    trueAdams County Retirement Plan, Brighton, Colo., is increasing its target allocation to international equities to 20% from 15% and reducing its U.S. equity target to 30% from 35%, said Pamela Mathisen, executive director of the $237 million pension fund.

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  10. Dallas Employees chooses first global low-volatility equity managers

    trueDallas Employees’ Retirement Fund hired Acadian Asset Management and BlackRock as global low-volatility equity managers.

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  11. Sarasota Firefighters signs Lazard for international value equities

    trueSarasota (Fla.) Firefighters’ Pension Fund hired Lazard Asset Management to run about $7 million in active international value equities.

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    trueTallahassee (Fla.) Pension Plan hired active domestic midcap value equity manager Iridian Asset Management and active domestic small-cap growth equity manager Emerald Advisers to run $80 million each.

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  13. Louisiana Teachers begins hunt for domestic smidcap equity

    trueLouisiana Teachers' Retirement System, Baton Rouge, is searching for an active domestic smidcap core equity manager to run about $515 million.

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  14. Laredo Firefighters searching for midcap equity manager

    trueLaredo (Texas) Firefighters' Retirement System is searching for a manager to potentially replace midcap equity manager Rice Hall James & Associates.

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