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Milwaukee County Retirement System considers lowering bonds, raising equities
trueMilwaukee County Employees’ Retirement System, Milwaukee, is conducting an asset allocation study that is considering reducing fixed income, while increasing equities and real estate.
Seattle City Employees drops PIMCO global inflation-linked bond strategy
trueSeattle City Employees' Retirement System terminated Pacific Investment Management Co. from a $65 million global inflation-linked fixed-income portfolio.
Cambridge Retirement seeks international fixed-income manager
trueCambridge (Mass.) Contributory Retirement System is searching for an international fixed-income manager to run approximately $55 million.
Putting a value on dollar appetite for U.S. pension executives
trueCurrency markets have been very volatile in the past year, with the U.S. dollar exhibiting its strongest rally on a trade-weighted basis in over 10 years. For U.S. pension executives with substantial international investment portfolio exposures, the key question is whether this rally is in its ...
Equities a sinking allocation for corporate DB plans
trueThe heyday of equities in corporate defined benefit plans is over. Corporate pension plan allocations to equity have declined to a new low.
Fixed-income ETF investors staying away from ultrashort-term market
trueThe most significant money market fund reforms — floating net asset values, liquidity fees and gates — take effect in October 2016 and a pocket of the fixed-income exchange-traded fund market once expected to attract investors looking for on-demand liquidity has yet to significantly materialize.
Pioneer Investments adds to U.S. alternative fixed-income team
trueKevin Choy was named portfolio manager within the U.S. alternative fixed-income team at Pioneer Investments.
British Columbia Investment Management return surpasses benchmark for year
trueBritish Columbia Investment Management Corp., Victoria, returned 14.2% on its investments net of costs for the year ended March 31, beating the 12.6% custom benchmark, it announced in a statement Thursday.
Austin Police trims bond manager roster
trueAustin (Texas) Police Retirement System terminated Ashmore Investment Management from a $17 million emerging markets bond portfolio.
NZ Super hires Northern Trust for passive, ESG Barclays Global allocation
trueThe NZ$30 billion ($20.1 billion) New Zealand Superannuation Fund hired Northern Trust Asset Management to manage a Barclays Global Aggregate fixed-income portfolio incorporating the Auckland-based fund's environmental, social and governance exclusions.
Hedge long first: Making your LDI assets work harder
trueHedge long first is a category of liability-driven investing strategies that pays more attention to some liabilities than to others.
Map of eurozone government debt
trueTake a look at how Greece’s debt level compares with the rest of the eurozone countries.
Puerto Rican debt holdings in limbo
trueAll bets are off when it comes to the likelihood of distressed debt-focused hedge funds and municipal bond fund managers making money or at least coming out whole on their investments in the debt of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
UBS Global Asset Management taps head of emerging markets debt
trueFederico Kaune was named managing director and head of emerging markets debt at UBS Global Asset Management, said spokesman Azar Boehm.
Bristol County Retirement seeks emerging markets debt manager
trueBristol County Retirement System is searching for an emerging markets debt manager to run up to $20 million.