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  1. Northern Trust, Bank of Taiwan to team up on global custody offering in Taiwan

    trueNorthern Trust and Taipei-based Bank of Taiwan will collaborate in offering institutional investors in Taiwan asset servicing and global custody services.

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  1. Money manager assets increase thanks to rising markets

    trueMoney manager assets rose modestly in 2014, due more to market gains than net inflows.

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  2. ETFs enhance the options for liquidity management

    trueAmong the myriad uses that institutional investors have found for exchange-traded funds, few intersect with the investor's ongoing operating model more than as an overlay for liquidity management.

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  3. Greece becomes roadblock for European investment

    trueMounting tensions over the situation in Greece and the potential for a default or exit from the eurozone are in part holding back institutions from investing in an otherwise positive story for Europe.

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  4. PIMCO's global equity CIO to depart as firm liquidates two equity strategies

    trueVirginie Maisonneuve, PIMCO's chief investment officer for global equities, is resigning as the firm closes two equity strategies, the money management firm disclosed in a statement on Thursday.

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  5. Mercer: U.S. fixed-income searches on the rise; equities continue decline

    trueU.S. fixed income was the most popular asset allocation search by investors across the globe in 2014, while demand for equities managers continued to dwindle, said a new report from Mercer.

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  6. Good returns offer foundations breathing room

    truePrivate foundations are enjoying several years of good returns for their investment portfolios, allowing them to focus more on the things that other institutions do, such as diversifying their investments and looking at outsourcing.

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  7. Northern Trust reports 2.8% AUM gain in quarter

    trueNorthern Trust Corp. reported $960.1 billion in total assets under management as of March 31, up 2.8% from three months earlier and 4.9% from a year earlier, said its first-quarter earnings release Tuesday.

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  8. Is the dollar peaking?

    trueOn balance, there still looks to be more stagnation around the world than either a boom or a bust. So how can we explain the remarkable rebound in oil prices in recent weeks? The nearby futures price of a barrel of Brent crude has risen to $63.45 on Friday from its recent low of $45.59 on Jan. 13.

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  9. State Street teams up with 2 universities for research center focused on financial risk

    trueState Street Global Exchange announced Wednesday it is collaborating with the University of California Berkeley and Stanford University’s Center for Financial and Risk Analytics in to establish a new research center focused on economic and financial risk.

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  10. GMO: Currency hedging may increase tail risk

    trueHedging currency exposure increases tail risk in equity portfolios by increasing the notional exposure, “and therefore the magnitude of possible return or loss,” according to a GMO white paper released Monday.

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  11. Preqin: Sovereign wealth fund assets rise 17% in 18 months to $6.3 trillion

    trueAggregate assets managed by a universe of 73 sovereign wealth funds increased 17% to $6.3 trillion as of March 31, up from $5.4 trillion at the start of October 2013, the last time researcher Preqin reviewed this part of the asset owner industry.

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  12. Norway megafund appoints panel to study infrastructure, real estate investments

    trueNorway’s Ministry of Finance appointed an expert group to investigate whether the 6.4 trillion Norwegian kroner ($809 billion) Government Pension Fund Global, Oslo, should be permitted to invest in unlisted infrastructure and increase the 5% cap on real estate investments.

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  13. St. Louis Firefighters to sign Garcia Hamilton for global bonds

    trueSt. Louis Firefighters Retirement Plan hired Garcia Hamilton & Associates to run a $10 million active global fixed-income portfolio, pending contract negotiations, said Janice Fairless, human resources specialist for the pension fund.

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