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  1. New Mexico PERA lines up custodian search

    trueNew Mexico Public Employees Retirement Association is expected to launch an RFP for a custodian on Sept. 2.

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  1. Aberdeen: European high yield can return 8% in 2014, investment-grade 7%

    trueAberdeen Asset Management's Roger Webb was quoted Friday in a Bloomberg News story that European high-yield bonds have the potential to return 8% in 2014 – a revision to his prior forecast of 7% for the year. Mr. Webb also revised his forecast for European investment-grade returns to 7% in 2014, up ...

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  2. Hermes hires head of fixed income

    trueZoe Shaw joined Hermes Fund Managers as head of fixed income, said a spokeswoman.

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  3. PIMCO names managing director for global fixed income

    trueMohsen Fahmi was named managing director and generalist portfolio manager at Pacific Investment Management Co., a news release said.

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  4. UTIMCO fine tunes asset allocation for fiscal 2015

    trueUniversity of Texas Investment Management Co. officials proposed new asset allocation targets for the fiscal year ending Aug. 31, 2015, for the $25 billion the Austin-based firm manages in endowment funds for the University of Texas System and Texas A&M.

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  5. High-yield strategies continue their streak in the top 10

    trueHigh yield continued its dominance on the list of top-performing fixed-income managers in the year ended June 30, according to Morningstar Inc.'s separate account/collective trust database.

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  6. AIMCo acquires mortgage portfolio from OMERS

    trueAlberta Investment Management Corp., Edmonton, acquired a C$520 million (US$477 million) mortgage portfolio from the C$65.1 billion Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System, Toronto.

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  7. Treasury bonds climb as economic concern bolsters demand at sale

    trueTreasury bonds rose for a second day as signs of tepid U.S. economic growth and the biggest yield premiums over European debt in more than a decade bolstered demand at the government's $16 billion sale of the securities.

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  8. S&P 500 revenues grow 5.8% in Q2

    trueBull markets are fundamentally driven by rising earnings, which are driven by rising revenues. Since more companies are doing more of their business on a global basis, the outlook for revenues depends on the outlook for the global economy. So far, so good: the global economy isn't booming, but it ...

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  9. Iowa Board of Regents goes with Neuberger Berman for high-yield bonds

    trueIowa Board of Regents hired Neuberger Berman to manage $35 million in high-yield fixed income for the University of Iowa and Iowa State University tax-exempt operating and longer-term funds.

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  10. Iowa Municipal Fire & Police picks 4 finalists in core-plus bond manager search

    trueIowa Municipal Fire & Police Retirement System, West Des Moines, named Dodge & Cox, MacKay Shields, J.P. Morgan Asset Management and Pyramis Global Advisors as finalists

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  11. Oregon 457 plan adds real return option

    trueOregon Investment Council, Tigard, added a real return investment option and switched some equity managers for the state's $1.6 billion 457 plan

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  12. BlueBay taps investment-grade bond portfolio manager

    trueKaspar Hense was appointed portfolio manager on BlueBay Asset Management's investment-grade team

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  13. DeKalb County Employees cuts fixed-income allocation

    trueDeKalb County Employees Retirement System reduced its fixed-income target as a result of a recent asset-liability study.

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