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Oklahoma Teachers eyes replacing J.P. Morgan with Northern Trust as custodian
trueOklahoma Teachers' Retirement System intends to hire Northern Trust to provide custodial, securities lending and commission recapture services if the two parties can agree on contract terms.
Illinois State Universities hires 4 emerging markets debt managers
trueIllinois State Universities Retirement System hired BlueBay Asset Management, Prudential Fixed Income, Colchester Global Investors and Progress Investment Management to manage a total of $520 million in emerging markets debt.
Chicago Metropolitan Water fund names 4 finalists for global bond search
trueChicago Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Retirement Fund named four finalists in its search for active global fixed-income managers to run $50 million each.
Hamden Employees seeks small-cap, large-cap and real estate managers
trueHamden (Conn.) Employees’ Retirement Plan is searching for a domestic small-cap core equity manager to run about $8 million, and domestic large-cap core equity and core or core-plus real estate managers to each run about $16 million.
KKR: Chinese economy has finally reached a tipping point toward services
trueKKR is predicting slower economic growth in China but says there is potential for short-term gains for stocks in 2015. The main driver of this potential is the growth of the services sector - which has overtaken manufacturing and construction as the largest component of the country's GDP (48.2% vs. ...
Wider implications of oil prices
trueWith the rapid decline and ongoing volatility in oil prices, investors will already have a sense of how the parts of their portfolios directly exposed to energy have responded, but it is also important to consider the broader investment repercussions for parts of the portfolio that are indirectly ...
New Mexico SIC preps $1 billion international equity searches, allocates $775 million
trueNew Mexico State Investment Council will launch three searches for managers to run a total of about $1 billion in international equities.
Active investing in an indexed world
trueWhile active management still plays a critical role in portfolios of all sizes and sophistication levels, it’s hard to ignore the reams of headlines and research notes making the case for passive.
LACERS eyes small-cap emerging manager fund-of-funds search later this year
trueLos Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System officials plan to issue an RFP at the end of this year for a manager to run $114 million in a U.S. small-cap equity emerging manager fund-of-funds portfolio.
Nashville & Davidson County earmarks $75 million for distressed debt, long/short equity
trueNashville (Tenn.) & Davidson County Metropolitan Government Employee Benefit Trust Fund committed $50 million to Oaktree Opportunities Fund X, a distressed debt fund managed by Oaktree Capital Management.
Sustainable investing strategy AUM soars 61% in 2 years — report
trueAssets under management incorporating sustainability investment strategies reached $21.1 trillion globally as of the beginning of 2014, up 61% from the onset of 2012, said the “Global Sustainable Investment Review,” released Tuesday by the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance.
Denver Employees slates $25 million for real estate debt fund
trueDenver Employees Retirement Plan committed $25 million to Contrarian Distressed Real Estate Debt Fund III, managed by Contrarian Capital Management.
Money manager group calls for European high-yield market guide revamp
trueA group of 21 global managers believe Europe’s high-yield market needs a revamp, referring to the U.S. for comparison and inspiration.
State Street Investor Confidence index falls 1.3% in February
trueState Street's Investor Confidence index dipped 1.3% in February to 105.2, its lowest level since December 2013.
Passive strategies fail to get highest ESG ratings in Mercer evaluation system
trueMercer unveiled Monday a ratings system of passive investment management strategies to identify managers’ active stewardship practices to integrate environmental, social and governance risks.