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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Capital Group mulls big index switch
trueThe people who brought you the MSCI All Country World indexes are now saying “never mind.”
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.
Oklahoma Firefighters makes Nasdaq its preferred benchmark indexes
trueOklahoma Firefighters Pension and Retirement System, Oklahoma City, is adopting the Nasdaq Global index family as the preferred benchmark for its equity investments.
LGIMA adds 2 index fund executives
trueChad Rakvin was named head of U.S. index funds and Shaun Murphy was named index funds-director at Legal & General Investment Management America.
S&P Dow Jones to demote Greece, promote 2 to emerging markets status
trueS&P Dow Jones Indices announced on Thursday it will demote Greece to the status of emerging market from developed market, while it will promote both Qatar and United Arab Emirates to emerging markets from frontier markets.
Distribution, education take on renewed importance for ETF managers
trueA year removed from a triple-play of intense product and fee competition — Charles Schwab's fee cuts on its exchange-traded fund lineup, the introduction of cheaper “core” products from BlackRock Inc.'s iShares, and an equity index transition by Vanguard Group Inc. to cut fund expenses — the U.S. ...
Scottish Widows moves £2.1 billion into FTSE RAFI index strategies
trueScottish Widows moved £2.1 billion ($3.35 billion) total to passive equity strategies linked to three FTSE RAFI indexes.