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New Mexico PERA launches emerging markets debt search
trueNew Mexico Public Employees Retirement Association launched an RFP for an emerging markets debt manager to run a $150 million to $200 million portfolio.
Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation gives $3 billion to 4 bond managers
trueOhio Bureau of Workers' Compensation hired J.P. Morgan Asset Management, Loomis Sayles & Co., Prudential Financial and TCW Group to run about $725 million each in active domestic core-plus fixed income for the $24 billion state insurance fund.
New Hampshire commits to co-investments with BlackRock, terminates PIMCO
trueNew Hampshire Retirement System, Concord, committed $150 million to a private equity co-investment strategy managed by BlackRock Private Equity Partners. The pension fund also terminated PIMCO from a $200 million active domestic core-plus fixed-income portfolio.
Andrew Carter, father of active bond management
trueAndrew M. Carter — the father of active bond management who also created the first bond index fund and was considered “one of the finest math guys” in fixed income — built a clientele of some of the biggest corporate pension funds.
Battle for share of PIMCO spoils is getting hotter
trueThe money spigot is expected to keep flowing for PIMCO competitors who are working hard to snare the billions in fixed-income investments in play following September's departure of William H. Gross from the firm he co-founded.
Hawaii Employees OKs real estate, infrastructure commitments
trueHawaii Employees' Retirement System, Honolulu, approved $105 million total in real estate commitments and a $50 million infrastructure commitment, said Vijoy Chattergy, chief investment officer.
Amundi Smith Breeden going global after merger
trueAmundi Smith Breeden LLC has been in growth mode in the year since its creation from the acquisition by Paris-based Amundi of U.S. fixed-income specialist Smith Breeden Associates.
Global, diversified managers in best position moving forward — report
trueImprovements in technology and regulatory reform have made geographical constraints even less of an issue in terms of capital management, resulting in the asset management industry becoming more global, a recent report by Goldman Sachs said.
N.Y. Power taps 2 bond managers for Nuclear Decommissioning Trust
trueNew York Power Authority, White Plains, hired Garcia Hamilton & Associates and C.S. McKee as active core fixed-income managers for its $1.4 billion Nuclear Decommissioning Trust Fund, said Paul DeMichele, spokesman, in an e-mail.
Russell replaces PIMCO with Scout on 2 bond funds
trueRussell Investments has moved at least $2 billion that was managed by PIMCO in its multimanager strategies and funds, terminating the firm and replacing it with Scout Investments, filings and company statements show.
Fort Lauderdale Police & Fire axes PIMCO
trueFort Lauderdale (Fla.) Police & Fire Retirement System terminated Pacific Investment Management Co. from a $37 million portfolio, said Frederick H. Nesbitt, director of public information.
Louisiana Municipal Police goes with Guggenheim for high yield
trueLouisiana Municipal Police Employees Retirement System, Baton Rouge, hired Guggenheim Investments to run between $50 million and $55 million in an active domestic high-yield bond portfolio, said Kelli Rogers, chief financial officer.
Laredo Firefighters replaces PIMCO with J.P. Morgan
trueLaredo (Texas) Firefighters’ Retirement System hired J.P. Morgan Asset Management to run about $12 million in core-plus fixed income, said Jaime Jasso, pension administrator.
IACPM: Credit default concerns rising outside North America
trueCredit portfolio managers are concerned about credit defaults potentially rising over the next 12 months, but see credit spreads remaining steady over the next three months, said a survey from the International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers.
Long bond yield continues to slide
trueThe yield on 30-year U.S. Treasuries continued to slide Wednesday, hitting an intraday low of 2.67% (a level not seen since August 2012) before rebounding to 2.84%.