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  1. 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.

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  1. 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.

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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.

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  4. 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.

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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.

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  7. 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.

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  8. 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.

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  9. 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.

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  10. 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.

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  11. 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.

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  12. 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.

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  13. 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%.

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