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  1. 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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  1. GARP managers hold firm on EAFE portfolios despite losses

    trueSome global growth-at-a-reasonable price money managers are coping with client losses stemming from underperforming Europe, Australasia and Far East strategies.

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  2. UBS hires global chief for development

    trueKevin Lecocq was appointed global head of products at UBS Global Asset Management, a spokesman said.

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  3. BlackRock appoints head of multiasset strategies for Asia Pacific

    trueEdward Bang joined BlackRock on Tuesday as head of multiasset strategies Asia Pacific. Also, Andrew Landman, Sydney-based head of institutional client businesses, has taken on the added role of head of the firm's alternatives investment strategy group for the Asia-Pacific region.

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  4. Old Mutual Global Investors adds fund manager

    trueIan Ormiston joined Old Mutual Global Investors as a fund manager in the U.K. and European equities team, a spokeswoman said.

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  5. Investors lack understanding of factor exposures — report

    trueMany institutional investors lack a clear understanding of the factor exposures across their equity portfolios, a new report says.

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  6. Nevada PERS looking to SSgA for passive international equities

    trueNevada Public Employees' Retirement System, Carson City, will interview State Street Global Advisors in October, potentially to run about $1.5 billion in passive international equities.

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  7. Pensions Trust taps Ownership Capital for global equity

    trueThe Pensions Trust, Leeds, England, hired Ownership Capital to run £130 million ($211 million) in active global equities.

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  8. S&P: 60% of U.S., 75% of international active equity mutual funds fail to outperform benchmarks for year

    trueData released by S&P Dow Jones Indices on Monday showed 60.2% of U.S. domestic equity mutual funds failed to outperform their benchmark for the year ended June 30. The number jumps even higher over longer time periods, with 85.9% and 73.6% of domestic funds trailing their benchmarks over three- and ...

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  9. Northern Trust selects global head of institutional distribution

    trueJohn Krieg was named global head of institutional distribution at Northern Trust Asset Management.

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  10. Frontier markets equities continue to outpace in 2014

    trueFrontier markets equities have extended their gains over developed and emerging markets in 2014. Through Aug. 19, frontier markets returned 21.5% -- more than three times that of developed markets, as measured by the MSCI ACWI index. The MSCI Emerging Markets index was up 10.3%.

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  11. Norges Bank Investment Management restructures investment departments

    trueNorges Bank Investment Management has restructured its investment departments in line with a new strategy plan for Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global, Oslo, a spokesman said.

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  12. RWC adds institutional salesman

    trueRash Patel joined RWC Partners with responsibility for direct sales to institutional investors in the U.K. and other markets, said Dan Mannix, CEO at the firm.

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  13. PIMCO expands global equities team

    trueIain McNaught and Simon Peters were named senior vice presidents at Pacific Investment Management Co., in London, spokesman Michael Reid said.

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