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Gross getting a second-in-command on Janus bond fund after Kapstream acquisiton
trueKumar Palghat is joining William H. Gross as co-portfolio manager on the Janus Global Unconstrained Bond Fund.
CMBS delinquency rate ticks up in June
trueThe Trepp CMBS delinquency rate rose 5 basis points in June, to 5.45%, data released Tuesday show. June marked the first monthly increase in six months.
Alaska Retirement looking for high-yield bond manager
trueAlaska Retirement Management Board is searching for a high-yield fixed-income manager.
Indiana Public Retirement tweaks asset allocation, boosts risk parity
trueIndiana Public Retirement System on Friday approved a new asset allocation that would hike the targets in the $30.4 billion retirement system's allocations to ex-inflation-linked fixed income and risk parity, and trim its public equities and real estate targets.
Alaska Retirement board picks Pyramis for high-yield commercial MBS
trueAlaska Retirement Management Board hired Pyramis Global Advisors to manage $200 million in a high-yield commercial mortgage-backed securities strategy.
J.P. Morgan chief global strategist says focus should be on alpha generation
trueJ.P. Morgan Asset Management's David Kelly reiterated the need for investors to remain invested in diversified portfolios, despite “marginally high” valuations in the equity markets.
AXA Investment Managers bolsters emerging markets fixed-income team
trueOlga Fedotova and Sailesh Lad were appointed to AXA Investment Managers’ newly merged global emerging markets fixed-income team.
Prudential Fixed Income's global leveraged finance co-head to retire
truePaul Appleby, managing director and co-head of Prudential Fixed Income's global leveraged finance team, plans to retire in January.
Large U.K. plans lower bond allocations in '14, analysis finds
trueThe average FTSE 250 defined benefit pension fund reduced its allocation to bonds in 2014, said JLT Employee Benefits.
New Mexico Educational board casts net for emerging markets debt manager
trueNew Mexico Educational Retirement Board launched an RFP for a manager to run an actively managed $115 million emerging markets debt portfolio.
Alabama prepaid tuition program looking for core fixed-income managers
trueAlabama Prepaid Affordable College Tuition Program is searching for domestic core fixed-income managers.
State-Boston Retirement System allocates $525 million to 5 managers
trueState-Boston Retirement System invested or committed a total of $525 million to five managers.
Liquidnet launches institutional dark pool for corporate bonds
trueInstitutional trading network Liquidnet is set to launch an institutional dark pool for corporate bonds, in the third quarter this year.
Firms alter bond portfolios as liquidity concerns mount
trueLack of liquidity in the global bond markets has pushed money managers to alter the composition of portfolios, as concerns mount over an impending crunch in the fixed-income market.
Haverhill Retirement System issues call for domestic bond managers
trueHaverhill (Mass.) Retirement System is searching for an active domestic fixed-income manager to run $19 million.