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Australia's UniSuper invests A$100 million in World Bank green bond issue
trueUniSuper has become the cornerstone investor for the World Bank's first green bond issue into the Australian market, with an investment of A$100 million (US$93.5 million).
Overland Park police, fire pension funds pick bond, real estate managers
trueOverland Park (Kan.) police and fire department pension funds hired Garcia Hamilton & Associates to manage a total-return fixed-income portfolio and Bailard to run a core-plus real estate fund.
New Jersey on lookout for high-yield, municipal fixed-income advisers
trueNew Jersey Division of Investment which manages investments for the $76.8 billion New Jersey Pension Fund, issued an RFP to hire as many as eight investment advisers for its internally managed high-yield fixed-income portfolio and two advisers for its internally managed municipal fixed-income ...
Institutional money continues pouring into equity markets
trueWith the bond bull market coming to an end, equities have been seeing growing net inflows from institutional investors, despite stock markets' recent declines.
Japan's GPIF seeks international bond managers
trueJapan's Government Pension Investment Fund issued a request for proposals Wednesday for international bond managers.
Outlook for Treasury inflation-protected securities
trueWhile this might seem like a non-intuitive point, after exploring the mechanics of TIPS, it should become clear that the asset class may experience headwinds.
BlackRock hires Barclays executive to lead new fixed-income team
trueBarry Knapp was named managing director and head of the thematic strategies team within the Americas fixed-income group at BlackRock, according to an internal memo sent to BlackRock employees.
Mercer drops PIMCO, Western Asset as managers of bond fund
trueMercer replaced Pacific Investment Management Co. and Western Asset Management Co. as subadvisers on a bond fund.
EFAMA: International fund assets hit record $32.8 trillion
trueInternational investment fund assets hit an all-time high of €23.8 trillion ($32.8 trillion) as of Dec. 31, according to the European Fund and Asset Management Association.
NEPC investment chief joins Neuberger Berman as multiasset-class CIO
trueErik Knutzen was named multiasset-class chief investment officer at Neuberger Berman.
Franklin Employees looks to add fixed-income manager
trueFranklin (Tenn.) Employees' Pension Fund is searching for an active, domestic, intermediate-term core fixed-income manager to run between $5 million and $10 million.
Amundi Malaysia acquires KAF Fund Management's fixed-income business
trueAmundi Malaysia, the Kuala Lumpur-based subsidiary of the European asset management heavyweight, acquired the fixed-income business of KAF Fund Management, also of Kuala Lumpur, the two companies announced Monday.
Illinois Municipal allocates $500 million
trueIllinois Municipal Retirement Fund hired three fixed-income managers to run a combined $500 million, subject to due diligence.
Prudential Fixed Income hires 2
trueFilippo Arcieri was named a principal and senior portfolio manager at Prudential Fixed Income, while Francisco Campos-Ortiz was named Latin America economist at the company.
Growth opportunities tempered by uncertain regulatory environment
trueChina's inexorable march to an open economy from a closed, tightly controlled one has been a double-edged sword for local fund management companies, expanding the scope and scale of their business opportunities while adding a huge element of guesswork to strategic planning.