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  1. PPF's new strategy boosts illiquid assets

    truePension Protection Fund, London, has created a hybrid asset allocation strategy, with increased investment in illiquid assets with hedging characteristics.

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  1. AXA Investment Managers adds strategist on LDI team

    trueRobert Price joined AXA Investment Managers as a solutions strategist on the liability-driven investment team.

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  2. Loomis, Sayles names portfolio manager for LDI

    trueNicholas Savoulides was named a co-portfolio manager of Loomis, Sayles' liability-driven investment strategies.

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  3. More pension executives are using daily monitoring

    trueMore corporate defined benefit plan executives are keeping their fingers on the pulse of their plans' funding on a daily basis as they move to more risk-based investment strategies.

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  4. Rising equities, low interest rates create split in derisking approaches

    trueAn improvement in defined benefit plan funding has triggered a tension within corporations between an investment outlook to pursue rising equity markets and risk management in pursuit of better asset-liability matching in spite of low interest rates, said Michael A. Moran, pension strategist, ...

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  5. L&G Investment Management looks to increase U.S. institutional business

    trueOfficials at Legal & General Investment Management are putting increasing focus on the U.S. institutional investment market, part of a plan to grow business in America to counter a slower-growing U.K. marketplace.

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  6. SEI survey: LDI use remains steady in 2013

     

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  7. Pension buyouts expected to surge — but not yet

    truePension buyouts have been in a lull so far in 2013, but insurers and consultants expect a rush by corporate defined benefit plans in the next several years.

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  8. Asset owners, managers are sort of ready for new swaps rules

    trueInstitutional investors and money managers say they are ready — more or less — for regulations on over-the-counter derivatives that become effective Sept. 9.

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  9. LGIMA adds 3 positions

    trueLegal & General Investment Management America hired two portfolio managers and a client specialist, confirmed Kim Lisella, senior client portfolio manager and assistant head of distribution.

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  10. Pension plans demand long duration bonds

    trueThe funded status spike for corporate pension plans the last three months has many plans looking for longer duration bonds to match liabilities and lock in funding improvements.

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  11. Rising interest rates improve pension funding, but create new problems

    trueCorporate pension plans with liability-driven investing strategies have finally begun to see the light at the end of the tunnel: soaring funding ratios.

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  12. Barclays U.S. Aggregate on pace for one of its worst quarters on record

    trueThe bloodbath that has taken place in the bond market since the beginning of May will make the second quarter of 2013 one of the worst in recent history for fixed-income investors. Through June 27, the Barclays U.S. index is down 2.43% for the quarter, making it the eighth-worst since the index's ...

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  13. Barclays U.S. Aggregate suffers worst monthly loss since financial crisis

    trueThe Barclays U.S. Aggregate index fell 1.78% in May - its biggest drop since October 2008, when the index lost 2.36% as the U.S. credit crisis was beginning to unfold. The yield on 10-year U.S. Treasuries rose 46 basis points in May on uncertainty about the Federal Reserve slowing its purchases of ...

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