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New Jersey plans searches in at least 4 asset classes
New Jersey Division of Investment, Trenton, plans to search in fiscal year 2014 for more high-yield, emerging markets, private equity and real estate managers, and possibly a hedge funds-of-funds manager focused on small global macro and managed futures managers.
Oklahoma Public Employees signs Baillie Gifford for international equity
Oklahoma Public Employees Retirement System hired Baillie Gifford to run $200 million in active international growth equity.
Pennsylvania Municipal looking for U.S. large-cap growth equity manager
Pennsylvania Municipal Retirement System is searching for an active domestic large-cap growth equity manager to run about $120 million.
Erie County hires 2 for bonds, adds bank loan fund
Erie County (Pa.) Employees' Retirement System hired Boyd Watterson Asset Management and PNC Bank to run a total of about $11 million in active domestic intermediate-duration fixed income.
Plymouth County Retirement selects Lee Munder Capital for emerging markets equity
Plymouth County (Mass.) Retirement Association hired Lee Munder Capital Group to run an emerging markets equity strategy.
ING not a bellwether for asset manager IPOs
Money manager IPO activity should be strong this year, despite the pricing of the May 2 ING U.S. initial public offering below its initial range.
$9 trillion market not many institutions know about
Pending Basel III regulations could move trade finance and its $9 trillion market into the sights of institutional investors.
Florida's Orange County considers Vanguard international bond fund for 457 plan
Orange County Section 457 Deferred Compensation Plan will add the Vanguard Total International Bond Index Fund, if an advisory committee recommendation is accepted by County Comptroller Martha O. Haynie.
Berkshire Pension Fund calls on Cambridge Strategy for currency overlay
Royal County of Berkshire Pension Fund, Maidenhead, England, hired The Cambridge Strategy to run a passive currency overlay for the £1.5 billion ($2.3 billion) fund.
Westmoreland County Employees picks 2 managers to run enhanced indexed equities
Westmoreland County Employees' Retirement System, Greensburg, Pa., hired Stewart Capital Advisors and TWIN Capital Management to run $5 million each in enhanced indexed domestic equities.
BlackRock study: Asian institutional investors to boost active quant allocations
Asian institutional investors are poised to allocate more money to active quantitative strategies over the next three years, and money managers with local footprints in the region will have a leg up in winning that business, according to a study released Tuesday by BlackRock.
Manulife recruits 2 emerging markets debt specialists from Federated
Roberto Sanchez-Dahl and Paolo H. Valle were named managing directors and senior portfolio managers of the $2.35 billion John Hancock Emerging Markets Debt strategy, at Manulife Asset Management.
Dallas Police & Fire taps AQR, PanAgora for global asset allocation
Dallas Police & Fire Pension System hired AQR Capital Management and PanAgora Asset Management to run global asset allocation strategies, confirmed spokeswoman Rebecca Shaw.
Hedged global bonds could be answer to DC volatility problem
Many defined contribution plan sponsors are seeking solutions aimed at reducing undue volatility — excess volatility without a commensurate increase in return — that can prevent a plan and its participants from achieving their long-term objectives. Our research suggests hedged global bonds may be
Firms go extra mile to help marathon bombing victims
Money managers in Boston stepped up to the plate to contribute to One Fund Boston, created by the city of Boston and the state of Massachusetts to assist families of the three people killed in the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings and the scores who were severely injured.