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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.
Invest in your values: Making an impact through U.S. fixed income
trueThe field of impact investing is rich with creativity and enthusiasm. However, it can also strike institutional investors as too abstract and cumbersome to implement in a portfolio.
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 ...
Hermes hires head of fixed income
trueZoe Shaw joined Hermes Fund Managers as head of fixed income, said a spokeswoman.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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
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
BlueBay taps investment-grade bond portfolio manager
trueKaspar Hense was appointed portfolio manager on BlueBay Asset Management's investment-grade team
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.