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Japan Prime Minister Abe joins in call for fast GPIF asset review
trueOdds are falling that a governance overhaul will delay Japan's retirement fund from putting more of its $1.2 trillion into stocks.
University of Michigan adds unleveraged convertible bond arbitrage to mix
trueUniversity of Michigan added a fixed-income subclass — unleveraged convertible bond arbitrage to its $9.5 billion endowment — and hired Camden Asset Management to run $75 million in the strategy.
Investors seek political contribution disclosure, end to exec tax payment at FedEx
trueFedEx Corp. shareholders face separate proxy proposals from the New York City Retirement Systems and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters General Fund, calling for, respectively, disclosure of the company's political contributions and an end to paying personal taxes executives own on the ...
Alibaba tops the list of largest U.S. IPOs in history
trueThursday's announcement that Alibaba Group raised $21.8 billion in its initial public offering made it the largest U.S. IPO of all time, topping Visa's $17.9 billion deal in 2008.
University of California OKs sustainable investing framework, UC Ventures
trueUniversity of California Board of Regents voted Thursday to establish and integrate a framework for sustainable investing.
Institutional investor coalition calls on governments for climate-change policies
trueA group of 347 global asset owners and other institutional investors representing $24 trillion in assets — including CalPERS, CalSTRS, BT Pension Scheme and BlackRock — called on government leaders worldwide to phase out subsidies for fossil fuels and move to carbon pricing to facilitate ...
PIMCO's emerging markets equity portfolio manager leaves
trueMaria “Masha” Gordon left PIMCO as head of the firm’s emerging markets.
Russia: Assessing the risks and opportunities
trueRussia has been dominating global headlines in recent months and not for the reasons you'd like to see as an investor or potential investor.
Environment Agency Pension Fund picks manager for sustainable investment
trueEnvironment Agency Pension Fund hired Ownership Capital to run £85 million ($138 million) in an active sustainable global equity strategy.
Iowa Municipal Fire & Police signs Dodge & Cox for fixed income
trueIowa Municipal Fire & Police Retirement System hired Dodge & Cox to manage $72 million in core-plus fixed income.
World Economic Forum provides road map for impact investing
trueInstitutional investors run the risk of underperforming in the long run by overlooking non-financial data in their investment decision-making, said a report issued Tuesday by the World Economic Forum, encouraging investors to consider moving to impact investing, combining the promotion of social ...
Pensions Trust taps Ownership Capital for global equity
trueThe Pensions Trust, Leeds, England, hired Ownership Capital to run £130 million ($211 million) in active global equities.
North Miami Beach pension fund taps 2 for large-cap equities
trueNorth Miami Beach (Fla.) General Employees Retirement Plan hired Sawgrass Asset Management and Wedgewood Partners to run about $8 million each in active domestic large-cap growth equities.
As equity drivers shift, allocations will need to change
trueThe stock market's rise from the depths of the financial crisis has been nothing short of spectacular. Those returns, however, are largely owed to the actions of central banks.
Amundi Smith Breeden appoints leader for global high yield
trueKenneth J. Monaghan was named managing director and head of global high yield at Amundi Smith Breeden.