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  1. Lisle-Woodridge Firefighters calls in MFS Investment for international equity

    trueLisle-Woodridge Firefighters Pension Fund, Lisle, Ill., hired MFS Investment Management to run about $3 million in its international value equity mutual fund.

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  1. Chicago Laborers lines up international equity search

    trueChicago Laborers’ Annuity & Benefit Fund plans to issue an RFP for an international equity manager.

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  2. Illinois State Board of Investment seeks small-cap option for 457 plan

    trueIllinois State Board of Investment is searching for an active domestic small-cap growth equity manager for the state’s $4.1 billion deferred compensation plan.

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  3. New Mexico PERA launches emerging markets debt search

    trueNew Mexico Public Employees Retirement Association launched an RFP for an emerging markets debt manager to run a $150 million to $200 million portfolio.

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  4. Milwaukee County Employees goes with Northern Trust for cash overlay

    trueMilwaukee County Employees’ Retirement System, hired Northern Trust for cash overlay services to manage an exposure ranging between $30 million and $60 million.

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  5. Consultant Kirstein calls on Standard Life for $200 million global equity allocation

    trueDanish consultant Kirstein hired Standard Life Investments to run a $200 million global equity allocation on behalf of one of its clients.

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  6. Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation gives $3 billion to 4 bond managers

    trueOhio Bureau of Workers' Compensation hired J.P. Morgan Asset Management, Loomis Sayles & Co., Prudential Financial and TCW Group to run about $725 million each in active domestic core-plus fixed income for the $24 billion state insurance fund.

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  7. New Hampshire commits to co-investments with BlackRock, terminates PIMCO

    trueNew Hampshire Retirement System, Concord, committed $150 million to a private equity co-investment strategy managed by BlackRock Private Equity Partners. The pension fund also terminated PIMCO from a $200 million active domestic core-plus fixed-income portfolio.

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  8. PRI exec harnessing the power of $45 trillion

    trueThe woman at the helm of the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment and her team are on a mission to get asset owners to use their influence — and trillions of dollars in collective assets — to bring responsible investment into the mainstream, flex their engagement muscles ...

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  9. Money managers create firm to cater to Catholic investors

    trueSome big names in institutional investing have joined forces to provide Catholic-affiliated pension funds, endowments and other non-profit organizations with money management that follows the tenets of their faith.

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  10. Andrew Carter, father of active bond management

    trueAndrew M. Carter — the father of active bond management who also created the first bond index fund and was considered “one of the finest math guys” in fixed income — built a clientele of some of the biggest corporate pension funds.

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  11. Battle for share of PIMCO spoils is getting hotter

    trueThe money spigot is expected to keep flowing for PIMCO competitors who are working hard to snare the billions in fixed-income investments in play following September's departure of William H. Gross from the firm he co-founded.

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  12. Future Fund goes heavy on currency exposure

    trueAustralia's Future Fund has boosted the foreign currency exposure of its A$104.5 billion (US$91.5 billion) portfolio to record levels to preserve flexibility and boost resilience to liquidity shocks.

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  13. Lofty ambitions require sharp teeth for PRI

    trueIn order to continue the fight toward a sustainable future, the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment must grow sharper teeth, its leadership maintains.

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