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  1. Ossiam to help China index leader develop minimum variance index

    trueOssiam, a Paris-based quantitative money manager, announced Tuesday it had signed an agreement to help China's largest index provider, China Securities Index Co., develop a minimum variance index based on that firm's CSI 300 benchmark.

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  1. Record number of first-quarter dividend increases in 2014

     

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  2. Managers see smart beta pickup among institutional investors

    trueSmart beta's popularity among institutional investors has grown substantially in the past couple of years — and experts believe that will continue in 2014 and beyond.

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  3. MSCI proposes including fraction of China A-shares in EM benchmark index

    trueMSCI on Wednesday proposed including a fraction of China’s domestic A shares in its widely tracked MSCI Emerging Markets index beginning in May 2015, pending consultations with institutional investors and money managers.

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  4. Winchester Contributory Retirement hunts for passive real estate manager

    trueWinchester (Mass.) Contributory Retirement System is seeking a passive real estate manager to run $2 million to $5 million.

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  5. Skepticism needed when evaluating new strategies

    trueA shift to quantitative investment strategies, including indexing, has lowered the bar for market-validated manager track records, specifically for just-in-time exchange-traded products that address acute concerns like duration risk, credit risk or currency exposure.

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  6. Philadelphia Gas Works Retirement seeks passive domestic equity manager

    truePhiladelphia Gas Works Retirement Reserve issued an RFP for a passive large-cap domestic equity manager.

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  7. Medford on lookout for passive S&P 500 index manager

    trueMedford (Mass.) Retirement System is searching for a passive S&P 500 index manager to run about $16 million.

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  8. FRR puts out net for passive manager

    trueFonds de Reserve pour les Retraites, Paris, is looking for a passive global manager across all asset classes.

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  9. Index Wars: The effect of increased competition on ETF providers, and institutional investors

    trueAs long as investors continually look for new and better ways to invest in, track or beat the market, index providers will continually be challenged to find ways to create better, more robust benchmarks to meet customer expectations.

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  10. S&P Dow Jones: Little separated best from rest in 2013 stock picks

    trueActive managers found it particularly difficult to distinguish between their high-performing stock picks and those that looked less promising in 2013, according to research by S&P Dow Jones Indices.

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  11. MSCI launches multifactor indexes

    trueMSCI on Tuesday unveiled a new set of multifactor indexes to enable investors to get the long-term risk and return exposure of active management in a passive way.

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  12. Capital Group mulls big index switch

    trueThe people who brought you the MSCI All Country World indexes are now saying “never mind.”

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  13. Barclays to add CMBS from Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac to aggregate indexes

    trueBarclays for the first time will add commercial mortgage-backed securities issued and backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to its U.S. Aggregate and Global Aggregate indexes beginning June 30, 2014.

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