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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.
Developed market equities overvalued, CFA poll finds
trueThe proportion of U.K. chartered financial analysts that views developed market equities as being overvalued has reached the highest level since the society's valuations index was created three years ago.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.