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  1. VIX futures flatten after wild ride

    trueThe VIX fell 25.8% this week as volatility appeared to recede from U.S. equity markets. The S&P 500 gained 3.2% this week and has risen 5.5% since bottoming on Oct. 15. The VIX eclipsed 30 on an intraday basis on Oct. 15 and has steadily fallen since, to 16.35 at the close of markets Friday.

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  1. SSgA's assets down 2.4% in quarter, up 8% for year

    trueState Street Global Advisors had $2.421 trillion in assets under management as of Sept. 30, down 2.4% from three months earlier but up 8% from a year ago, said parent company State Street Corp.'s earnings announcement Friday.

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  2. Hawaii Employees OKs real estate, infrastructure commitments

    trueHawaii Employees' Retirement System, Honolulu, approved $105 million total in real estate commitments and a $50 million infrastructure commitment, said Vijoy Chattergy, chief investment officer.

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  3. Canadian pension funds return 1.1% in quarter on foreign currency gains

    trueCanadian defined benefit plans in the RBC Investor & Treasury Services universe returned 1.1% in the third quarter and 8.6% for the first nine months of 2014.

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  4. Amundi Smith Breeden going global after merger

    trueAmundi Smith Breeden LLC has been in growth mode in the year since its creation from the acquisition by Paris-based Amundi of U.S. fixed-income specialist Smith Breeden Associates.

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  5. SSgA appoints chief portfolio strategist

    trueLori Heinel was named chief portfolio strategist at State Street Global Advisors.

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  6. BNP Paribas hires equities director for institutional business

    trueGuy Davies joined BNP Paribas Investment Partners as director-equities in its institutional business unit.

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  7. Northern Trust AUM dips for quarter, rises 9.1% for year

    trueNorthern Trust Corp. reported total assets under management of $923.3 billion as of Sept. 30, a 0.1% decrease from three months earlier but up 9.1% from a year earlier, said its third-quarter earnings release Wednesday.

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  8. San Jose Police & Fire moves away from international small cap

    trueSan Jose (Calif.) Police & Fire Department Retirement Plan approved transferring $245 million to a different Northern Trust Asset Management passive strategy to reduce the plan’s exposure to international small-cap equity and increase exposure to international large-cap equity.

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  9. Global, diversified managers in best position moving forward — report

    trueImprovements in technology and regulatory reform have made geographical constraints even less of an issue in terms of capital management, resulting in the asset management industry becoming more global, a recent report by Goldman Sachs said.

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  10. McKnight Foundation hires Mellon for carbon efficiency strategy

    trueMcKnight Foundation, Minneapolis, hired Mellon Capital Management to run $100 million in a U.S. equity carbon efficiency strategy.

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  11. AP2 to divest from coal, oil and gas companies

    trueAP2, Gothenburg, Sweden, is to divest from coal and oil and gas production companies to reduce its financial risk in fossil-fuel-based energy, said a spokeswoman.

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  12. LACERS preps asset-liability study

    trueLos Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System expects to launch an asset-liability study next winter, minutes of the Sept. 23 board meeting show.

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  13. Ormond Beach pension plans hire Apex for smidcap growth

    trueOrmond Beach (Fla.) General, Police & Fire Pension Plans hired Apex Capital Management to run $5 million in active domestic smidcap growth equities, said Kelly A. McGuire, the city’s finance director.

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