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  1. IMRF boosts fixed income to trim equity overweight

    trueIllinois Municipal Retirement Fund, Oak Brook, will move $475 million to three existing fixed-income managers as the $35.6 billion pension fund looks to reduce its 5.7-percentage-point overweight in U.S. equities.

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  1. Tulare County selects 2 for core-plus fixed income

    trueTulare County Employees' Retirement Association, Visalia, Calif., hired MacKay Shields and DoubleLine Capital as core-plus fixed-income managers to run about $50 million each, said David Kehler, retirement administrator, in an e-mail.

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  2. China opens door for state pensions to invest in domestic equities

    trueChinese government officials on Friday said reforms approved earlier this month allowing state pension funds to invest a portion of their investment portfolios in risk assets for the first time could affect roughly 2 trillion renminbi ($314 billion) in pension assets.

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  3. Ohio Police & Fire to launch small-cap core equity search

    trueOhio Police & Fire Pension Fund will launch a search next week for an active domestic small-cap core equity manager to run $225 million.

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  4. Sarasota Firefighters brings on Renaissance for large-cap growth equity

    trueSarasota (Fla.) Firefighters’ Pension Fund hired Renaissance Investment Management to run $9 million in active domestic large-cap growth equities.

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  5. Memphis Light, Gas & Water goes with OFI Global for international equities

    trueMemphis Light, Gas & Water Division hired OFI Global Asset Management to run $26 million in active international small-cap equities.

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  6. Angelo, Gordon adds head of credit

    trueJoshua S. Baumgarten will join Angelo, Gordon as senior managing director and head of credit.

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  7. San Bernardino County commits to credit fund

    trueSan Bernardino County (Calif.) Employees’ Retirement Association committed €25 million ($28.5 million) to the Alcentra Strategic Credit Fund.

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  8. Spokane Employees conducting invitation-only international small-cap search

    trueSpokane (Wash.) Employees’ Retirement System is conducting an invitation-only search for an active international small-cap equity manager.

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  9. San Luis Obispo County taps 2 large-cap equity managers

    trueSan Luis Obispo County (Calif.) Pension Trust hired Boston Partners and Loomis Sayles as domestic large-cap equity managers.

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  10. Bond market relatively untouched by equity sell-off — S&P Dow Jones

    trueBond markets around the world have survived the great fall of China relatively unscathed, despite the global equity sell-off of the last few days.

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  11. European equities battered in August, but still up for year

    trueEuropean equity markets have been swimming in a sea of red this month. They are down 16% from their recent 12-month highs, as measured by the Euro Stoxx 600.

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  12. Currency turmoil a conundrum for investors

    trueThe strengthening U.S. dollar, diverging central bank policy and a continued search for returns have pension fund executives grappling with both sides of the coin when it comes to currency.

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  13. More fallout likely after China's renminbi move

    trueChina's Aug. 11 decision to give markets a bigger role in setting the renminbi's value against the dollar hasn't led to the currency war some feared, but it sets the stage for a pickup in capital markets volatility in Asia that could ultimately benefit managers of active investment strategies.

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