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  1. Oklahoma Teachers eyes replacing J.P. Morgan with Northern Trust as custodian

    trueOklahoma Teachers' Retirement System intends to hire Northern Trust to provide custodial, securities lending and commission recapture services if the two parties can agree on contract terms.

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  1. KKR: Chinese economy has finally reached a tipping point toward services

    trueKKR is predicting slower economic growth in China but says there is potential for short-term gains for stocks in 2015. The main driver of this potential is the growth of the services sector - which has overtaken manufacturing and construction as the largest component of the country's GDP (48.2% vs. ...

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  2. Wider implications of oil prices

    trueWith the rapid decline and ongoing volatility in oil prices, investors will already have a sense of how the parts of their portfolios directly exposed to energy have responded, but it is also important to consider the broader investment repercussions for parts of the portfolio that are indirectly ...

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  3. Active investing in an indexed world

    trueWhile active management still plays a critical role in portfolios of all sizes and sophistication levels, it’s hard to ignore the reams of headlines and research notes making the case for passive.

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  4. T. Rowe pushing against passive headwinds

    trueT. Rowe Price Group Inc. has suffered heavy outflows and client terminations during the past two years from asset owners reducing their U.S. equity exposure and/or seeking passive strategies.

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  5. Emerging managers finding more opportunities coming from institutions

    trueInstitutional investors are increasing their interest in emerging money managers as they seek diversity and new talent for their roster.

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  6. Corporate pension funds weigh derisking vs. re-risking

    trueCorporate plan sponsors on both sides of the Atlantic are pushing back against the ramifications of lower interest rates, tipping a balance to re-risking from a derisking glidepath, say money managers, consultants and strategists.

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  7. Luminex offers a wake-up call for dark-pool operators

    trueTo U.S. dark-pool operators, the development of an exclusive managers-only trading venue, Luminex Trading & Analytics LLC, is a splash of cold water on the face of an industry that some managers believe has taken institutional investors for granted.

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  8. PIMCO chief economist to leave 9 months after rejoining firm

    truePaul McCulley is leaving PIMCO as chief economist in another key staff change, nine months after he joined at the urging of former Chief Investment Officer William H. Gross, the money manager said Friday in a statement.

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  9. Florida SBA takes 2 Pyramis strategies off watch

    trueFlorida State Board of Administration, Tallahassee, removed from watch two Pyramis Global Advisors portfolios, totaling $1.5 billion, said Dennis D. MacKee, FSBA director of communications.

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  10. Man Group to expand equities business with NewSmith acquisition

    trueMan Group will acquire NewSmith's investment management unit, adding $1.2 billion of assets to the alternative money manager's business, and adding to its existing equities business under Man GLG.

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  11. China Life hirings seen as launch of global manager opportunities

    trueA group of global investment managers has garnered the first flurry of mandates from China's largest life insurer since regulators opened the door for offshore investments three years ago.

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  12. Combining equity risk factors: Implementation matters

    trueThe bulk of research on equity tilts toward risk factors addresses only the existence of individual factors. Relatively little attention has been paid to how factor-based strategies are best implemented.

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  13. University of California student group calls for divestment of U.S., 8 other countries' securities

    trueUniversity of California Student Association board on Sunday called for the school's board of regents to divest its endowment and other funds of securities of the United States government, according to the student group.

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