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Montgomery County Employees picks Aberdeen, Albourne America
Montgomery County Employees' Retirement System, Rockville, Md., hired Aberdeen Asset Management to run $125 million in active global equity and Albourne America as hedge fund consultant, and committed $29 million to private equity in the three months ended March 31.
Pennsylvania Municipal looking for U.S. large-cap growth equity manager
Pennsylvania Municipal Retirement System is searching for an active domestic large-cap growth equity manager to run about $120 million.
Florida's Orange County considers Vanguard international bond fund for 457 plan
Orange County Section 457 Deferred Compensation Plan will add the Vanguard Total International Bond Index Fund, if an advisory committee recommendation is accepted by County Comptroller Martha O. Haynie.
Dallas Police & Fire taps AQR, PanAgora for global asset allocation
Dallas Police & Fire Pension System hired AQR Capital Management and PanAgora Asset Management to run global asset allocation strategies, confirmed spokeswoman Rebecca Shaw.
Firms go extra mile to help marathon bombing victims
Money managers in Boston stepped up to the plate to contribute to One Fund Boston, created by the city of Boston and the state of Massachusetts to assist families of the three people killed in the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings and the scores who were severely injured.
Sacramento County Employees pension fund taps Brandywine for global bonds
Sacramento County (Calif.) Employees' Retirement System hired Brandywine Global Investment Management to run a global fixed-income portfolio, according to recently released minutes of the April 17 board meeting.
Lincoln National revamps DC investment options
Lincoln National Corp., Radnor, Pa., is overhauling investment options of its two 401(k) plans and its money purchase plan.
Gottex, Astmax to offer absolute-return strategies to Japanese institutional investors
Gottex Fund Management and Tokyo-based Astmax Asset Management announced Thursday an agreement to work together to provide institutional investors in Japan with absolute-return-focused investment strategies, including hedge funds and multiasset approaches.
Northern Trust taps its India CEO to run Hong Kong, regional services
Brian Ovaert, a 21-year Northern Trust veteran, was appointed as the firm’s country manager for Hong Kong.
UBS Global reports asset increase of 3.1% in quarter to $644 billion
UBS Global Asset Management reported 599 billion Swiss francs ($644 billion) in assets under management as of March 31, up 3.1% from the previous quarter and up 7.2% from the previous year.
Institutions continued shedding equity, fixed income in 2012
Assets continued to flow out of tax-exempt equity and fixed-income products in 2012, while higher-yield-seeking strategies saw the bulk of inflows, according to the annual Style, Trends, Analysis and Research report from Callan Associates Inc.
PIMCO's Total Return ETF is an exception
PIMCO's Total Return ETF has seen a healthy percentage gain in assets from inflows since the start of the year, and though it lags the amount flowing into its larger mutual fund sibling, the numbers show the 13-month-old exchange-traded fund is finding its own niche.
SSgA's assets rise 4.3% in quarter, 9.9% in year
State Street Global Advisors had $2.176 trillion in assets under management as of March 31, up 4.3% from the prior quarter and 9.9% higher than the previous year.
Loomis Sayles portfolio managers discuss the impacts of Japanese monetary stimulus
Loomis Sayles portfolio managers David Rolley and Kevin Kearns support the Bank of Japan's monetary stimulus program, but with different views of an optimistic outcome.
Connecticut Retirement issues RFP for global inflation-linked bonds
Connecticut Retirement Plans & Trust Funds, Hartford, has issued an RFP for one or more managers of global inflation-linked bonds.