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  1. New Mexico Deferred Comp swaps equity funds

    trueNew Mexico Public Employees Retirement Association made changes to the investment lineup of the $485 million State of New Mexico Deferred Compensation Plan.

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  2. Westfield Contributory sticks with Loomis Sayles

    trueWestfield (Mass.) Contributory Retirement System rehired Loomis Sayles & Co. to manage $6.5 million in active diversified domestic small-cap equities.

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  3. San Bernardino County seeks emerging markets equity manager

    trueSan Bernardino County (Calif.) Employees’ Retirement Association launched a search for two to three managers to run a total of $100 million to $200 million in active emerging markets equities.

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  4. Alabama Trust Fund taps 4 international equity managers

    trueAlabama Trust Fund, Montgomery, hired Artisan Partners Asset Management, Invesco, Lazard Asset Management, and Thompson, Siegel & Walmsley to run an undetermined amount in active international equity.

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  5. Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District goes with Dimensional

    trueAlameda-Contra Costa Transit District Retirement System hired Dimensional Fund Advisors to run $15 million in international small-cap equity, pending final contract review.

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  6. Erie, Pa., wants small- and midcap managers, custodian for 4 pension funds

    trueErie, Pa., is searching for a custodian, a midcap core equity manager to run approximately $26 million and a small-cap growth equity manager to run approximately $12 million for the city's four pension funds.

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  7. Heptagon Capital names European equity manager

    trueChristian Diebitsch joined Heptagon Capital as European equity manager.

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  8. Imperial County Employees picks Vontobel for emerging markets equity

    trueImperial County Employees’ Retirement System hired Vontobel Asset Management to run $25 million in active emerging markets equities.

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  9. AllianceBernstein leads money managers beating the S&P 500 in 2014

    trueYear-to-date through Aug. 22, AllianceBernstein's stock posted a total return of 32.2% -- 23 percentage points higher than the S&P 500 index's return of 9.2%.

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  10. Wyoming investment board taps 3 for U.S. equities

    trueWyoming State Loan and Investment Board, Cheyenne, hired Epoch Investment Partners, Lazard Asset Management and RBC Global Asset Management (U.S.) as part of a restructuring of the state permanent funds’ $2.4 billion domestic equity portfolio, said Michael Walden-Newman, chief investment officer, ...

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  11. Frontier markets equities continue to outpace in 2014

    trueFrontier markets equities have extended their gains over developed and emerging markets in 2014. Through Aug. 19, frontier markets returned 21.5% -- more than three times that of developed markets, as measured by the MSCI ACWI index. The MSCI Emerging Markets index was up 10.3%.

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  12. Norges Bank Investment Management restructures investment departments

    trueNorges Bank Investment Management has restructured its investment departments in line with a new strategy plan for Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global, Oslo, a spokesman said.

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  13. PIMCO expands global equities team

    trueIain McNaught and Simon Peters were named senior vice presidents at Pacific Investment Management Co., in London, spokesman Michael Reid said.

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  14. After 10 years as a public company, Google returns eclipse 1,300%

    trueGoogle celebrates 10 years as a public company Tuesday -- and investors lucky enough to hold the stock from its initial offering price have enjoyed a cumulative return of 1,304% as of Aug. 19. The stock's return has dwarfed those of the Russell 2000 (146%) and the large-cap Russell 1000 index ...

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