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Illinois Teachers invests in 2 managed futures strategies, earmarks $1.1 billion total
trueIllinois Teachers' Retirement System approved investments or commitments totaling up to $1.1 billion at a board of trustees meeting Friday.
Northern Trust, Bank of Taiwan to team up on global custody offering in Taiwan
trueNorthern Trust and Taipei-based Bank of Taiwan will collaborate in offering institutional investors in Taiwan asset servicing and global custody services.
CalPERS to launch pilot program for ESG criteria next month
trueCalPERS next month will begin a one-year pilot program of its sustainable investment guidelines, the latest phase in its multiyear project to integrate ESG manager expectations across all asset classes.
France to require institutional investors to disclose carbon exposure
trueThe French government will require institutional investors to measure and disclose their portfolio exposure to carbon.
Low volatility most popular among strategy- or factor-based investment approaches
trueFTSE Russell said asset owners are currently most interested in four different strategy- or factor-based investment approaches: low volatility, multifactor combination, value and fundamental.
ESG investing: momentum, barriers and drivers to action
trueWhen it comes to factoring environmental, social and governance criteria into investment decisions, momentum keeps building in the investment community. From climate change to human rights, ESG issues matter more and more in today’s highly scrutinized stakeholder and global business environment, ...
Atlanta General Employees taps emerging markets equity, global bond managers
trueAtlanta General Employees’ Pension Fund hired EARNEST Partners to manage a $37 million active emerging markets equity portfolio and Colchester Global Investments to manage a $74 million global fixed-income portfolio.
Montana Board of Investments selects 3 international equity managers
trueMontana Board of Investments hired three international large-cap equity managers to each run between $95 million and $100 million.
Jupiter beefs up emerging markets team with focus on Asian income strategy
trueJason Pidcock to join Jupiter’s emerging markets team.
Louisiana School Employees signs international equity manager
trueLouisiana School Employees' Retirement System hired Todd Asset Management to run $80 million in active international equities.
Large pension fund fiduciaries fire back at share-buyback policies
trueThe chief financial officers of two large states and two large cities on Wednesday issued an open letter in their role as pension fiduciaries criticizing the practice of share-buybacks by corporations and questioning whether companies “are adequately reinvesting for sustainable returns over the ...
Columbia Threadneedle adds European equities portfolio manager
trueMark Nichols was appointed portfolio manager in Columbia Threadneedle Investments’ European equities team.
St. Louis Firefighters taps Great Lakes for smidcap equities
trueSt. Louis Firefighters’ Retirement Plan hired Great Lakes Advisors to run $3 million to $5 million in active domestic smidcap equities, pending contract negotiations.
Chicago Laborers launches smidcap growth equity search
trueChicago Laborers’ Annuity & Benefit Fund is searching for a domestic smidcap growth equity manager to run $30 million.
Illinois passes bill for pension funds to divest from companies boycotting Israel
trueThe Illinois General Assembly passed a bill that would require the five state-funded retirement systems to divest investment holdings in companies that boycott Israel.