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Pennsylvania Municipal wants value equity manager
truePennsylvania Municipal Retirement System is searching for an active domestic large-cap value equity manager to run $160 million.
Overland Park fire and police pension funds seek bond, real estate managers
trueOverland Park (Kan.) fire and police department retirement plans are searching for total-return fixed-income and real estate managers.
GPIF needs to sell bonds now, advisory panel chief says
trueJapan's Government Pension Investment Fund, Tokyo, needs to cut local debt holdings now because the government will follow an advisory panel's recommendation that the fund seek higher returns, the panel's head said.
Austin Police Retirement System collars 2 for middle-market debt
trueAustin (Texas) Police Retirement System committed $30 million total to two middle-market debt funds, confirmed CEO Sampson Jordan.
Cook County Annuity & Benefit Fund picks 2 for international equities
trueCook County Annuity & Benefit Fund's board on Thursday hired two firms to manage $50 million and $25 million, respectively, in active international equities.
UBS names new asset management CEO
trueUlrich Koerner will become CEO of UBS Global Asset Management on Jan. 1, according to a news release from the firm.
Steps to deal with emerging risks of stranded assets
trueChanges in environmental regulations and technologies could quickly erode the value of assets in various sectors including energy and real estate. Ben Caldecott, a professor at Oxford University, offers steps to deal with emerging risks of so-called "stranded assets."
Boca Raton Police & Firefighters collars 2 for domestic equity
trueBoca Raton (Fla.) Police & Firefighters' Retirement System hired Cortina Asset Management and Mutual of America Capital Management to run about $14 million each in active domestic small-cap equities.
Coral Gables Retirement System snags Northern Trust for domestic equity
trueCoral Gables (Fla.) Retirement System hired Northern Trust Global Investments to run $10 million in an S&P MidCap 400 index fund.
Equities enjoy big rally with few shocks in 2013 but drama ahead
trueIt's been a wonderful year to be a stock investor. Not only is 2013 shaping up to deliver the best returns of the past 10 years, it's also offered one of the smoothest rides.
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.
Louisiana Municipal Employees taps 2 for emerging markets equities
trueLouisiana Municipal Employees' Retirement System hired Dimensional Fund Advisors and Vontobel Asset Management to run about $25 million each in active emerging markets equities.
France's FRR hires 2 for ESG, adds 3 to transition manager roster
trueFonds de Reserve pour les Retraites hired BNP Paribas Asset Management and Kleinwort Benson Investors to manage €150 million ($203 million) each in environmental, social and governance investments.
Norway official sees more diversification for sovereign wealth fund
trueNorway’s central bank governor said it would be natural for the 4.921 trillion kroner ($811.5 billion) Government Pension Fund Global to expand the asset classes in which it invests, as the new government considers how best to deal with the fund’s growth.
Japanese pension fund execs hear ideas for investing in low-interest-rate environment
trueP&I/Nomura conference speakers discuss using alternatives to improve diversification.