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Butler County, Pa., pension fund picks Vanguard for passive equities
trueButler County (Pa.) Employees' Retirement System hired Vanguard Group to run a total of $30 million in passive equities.
John Bogle has already won
trueJohn Bogle, the 85-year-old founder of The Vanguard Group Inc., has been the most vociferous advocate against overpaying for investment management and, over the past 10 years, investors have shown that they have heard him loud and clear.
Manchester, N.H., goes with Vanguard for S&P 500 index fund
trueManchester (N.H.) Employees' Contributory Retirement System hired Vanguard Group to run a $5 million S&P 500 index fund.
Barclays and MSCI announce new series of ESG indexes
trueBarclays and MSCI on Tuesday introduced a series of global environmental, social and governance fixed-income indexes.
Taiwan national pension fund to seek managers for $2.7 billion
trueTaiwan's Labor Pension Fund, Taipei, could issue requests for proposals as early as next month for US$1.5 billion in global high-dividend-yield enhanced index equity mandates and $1.2 billion in active Barclays Capital Global Aggregate credit mandates.
Barclays U.S. Aggregate suffers worst monthly loss since financial crisis
trueThe Barclays U.S. Aggregate index fell 1.78% in May - its biggest drop since October 2008, when the index lost 2.36% as the U.S. credit crisis was beginning to unfold. The yield on 10-year U.S. Treasuries rose 46 basis points in May on uncertainty about the Federal Reserve slowing its purchases of ...
Westmoreland County Employees picks 2 managers to run enhanced indexed equities
trueWestmoreland County Employees' Retirement System, Greensburg, Pa., hired Stewart Capital Advisors and TWIN Capital Management to run $5 million each in enhanced indexed domestic equities.
Apple bonds expected to be part of major indexes
trueBarclays U.S. Aggregate, Standard & Poor's U.S. corporate and other major bond indexes are expected to include $14 billion of the $17 billion in bonds Apple Inc. sold Tuesday, said Colin Robertson, managing director-fixed income, Northern Trust Asset Management.
Vanguard maintains strong asset growth
trueFresh off setting a record for most net inflows in a single year, The Vanguard Group Inc. took in $53.6 billion in the first quarter, a single-quarter record for the firm.
Index groups form new association
trueSeveral major index groups have joined forces to create the Index Industry Association and hired former CME Group executive Rick Redding as its executive director.
Here's another way to build equity indexes
trueU.S. equity indexes constructed randomly by monkeys — or more precisely 10 million virtual monkeys — would have outperformed the equivalent cap-weighted index, according to a joint study by City University London's Cass Business School and Aon Hewitt.
New Mexico PERA consolidating 2 index funds
trueNew Mexico Public Employees Retirement Association is consolidating two passive equity portfolios into a single roughly $1.1 billion portfolio benchmarked to the Russell 3000.
Building a better index
truePrivate equity has become mainstream in the asset allocations of pension funds and other asset owners, but in one important way it is still a frontier market.
FTSE, TMX join forces to create new ETF index business
trueFTSE Group and TMX Group will combine their fixed-income index businesses into a joint venture called FTSE TMX Debt Capital Markets.
iShares is rethinking index contracts
trueBlackRock Inc.'s iShares is reviewing its contracts with index providers in light of The Vanguard Group Inc.'s switch to flat fees for licensing indexes instead of paying a portion of exchange-traded-fund assets.