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November index returns by major asset class
trueU.S. equities returned 2.4% in November, as measured by the Russell 3000 index. The index gained 2.6% year-to-date through November.
All risks are not created equal
trueInvestors who have relied on quantitative easing as the basis for many of their investment decisions have been well-rewarded. But the times, and investors' views, are changing.
eVestment: Equity strategies post first quarter of inflows in more than 2 years
trueInstitutional equity strategies experienced net inflows for the first time since the first quarter of 2012, eVestment’s quarterly report on global institutional asset flows shows.
S&P Dow Jones Indices: Evidence supports Santa Claus rally is real
trueS&P Dow Jones Indices conducted an analysis to test the theory of a “Santa Claus rally” and found evidence supporting the phenomenon actually exists.
Kemper taps Northern Trust for global small-cap equity strategy
trueKemper Corp. hired Northern Trust Asset Management to run its global small-cap “engineered equity” strategy for the company’s defined benefit plan.
LGM taps new head of China equities
trueStephen Ma joined LGM Investments as head of Greater China equities and senior portfolio manager, a spokeswoman said.
Standard Life Investments boosts multiasset team
trueChris Faulkner-MacDonagh and Alex Wolf joined Standard Life Investments’ multiasset global strategy team, a spokeswoman said.
Top purchases and sales in Q3 among top 10 hedge funds by equity holdings
trueAbbVie Inc. and Actavis PLC were the top two buys among the top 10 pure-play hedge funds ranked by equity asset holdings during the third quarter, according to data from S&P Capital IQ.
Consumer credit defaults tick up slightly in October
trueThe S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Composite index ticked up two basis points in October to 1.06%, its third consecutive monthly rise after hitting its all-time low in July.
S&P 500 up nearly 10% from its Oct. 15 low
trueAfter slipping 5.4% over a five-day trading window in mid-October, the S&P 500 index has strongly rebounded off its Oct. 15 lows. Since closing at 1,862.49 on that date, the index is up 9.5%, closing at record high of 2,038.26 on Nov. 10.
Oklahoma Municipal Retirement adds 3 managers for international equities
trueklahoma Municipal Retirement Fund hired WCM Investment Management, Investec Asset Management and Harding Loevner to run about $28 million each in active international equities for its $474 million defined benefit and $280 million 401(a) plans.
Munro shaking up Aviva Investors
trueEuan Munro, CEO at Aviva Investors, has made big changes not only to investment processes, but also to personnel, in his quest to bring the money manager to the forefront of institutional decision-makers' minds.
Weak equity returns sting managers
trueSeveral publicly traded money managers experienced either a decline in assets under management or flat growth during the third quarter, due to weak equity markets.
Japan's GPIF embarks on volatile journey
trueJapan's Government Pension Investment Fund has set course to steer its ¥127.3 trillion (US$1.11 trillion) portfolio into more volatile waters, in search of higher returns.
Hollywood Employees' launches international small-cap invitation-only search
trueHollywood (Fla.) Employees' Retirement Fund is conducting an invitation-only search for an international small-cap equity manager to run $15 million, said Lisa Castronovo, pension coordinator.