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Japan's Chikyoren taps 11 active global bond managers
trueJapan’s ¥21.1 trillion ($173 billion) Pension Fund Association for Local Government Officials hired 11 managers to run active global bond portfolios, said a spokesman for the Tokyo-based pension fund.
Departure at Fidelity Capital Markets stirs speculation
trueThe departure of Fidelity Capital Markets' head of transition management has spurred talk of what will happen at the firm, which had looked at expanding its transition management business to the defined benefit market from defined contribution plans.
Lattice Strategies names head of research and portfolio management
trueWilliam Hoyt was named managing director and head of research and portfolio management at investment strategy firm Lattice Strategies, spokesman Matthew Kirdahy said.
Fidelity Investments DCIO executive dies at age 54
trueFrederick Charles Conley, senior vice president of institutional DCIO sales at Fidelity Financial Advisor Solutions, died June 26. He was 54.
Learning from a walk through the fund graveyard
trueExchange-traded fund issuers and acolytes like to flaunt significant figures — nearly $3 trillion in assets under management globally, $2 trillion in the United States — but the industry is not exactly crowing about a recent milestone.
Appeal notice filed in Fidelity float income case
trueAttorneys for participants in several defined contribution plans filed a notice of appeal with the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Boston, to overturn a federal district court's dismissal of their suit against Fidelity Investments.
Morningstar: Target-date expenses continue falling
trueTarget-date fund expense ratios continued their steady decline, falling to 78 basis points in 2014 on an asset-weighted basis vs. 84 basis points in 2013, said the latest annual survey of target-date funds published Tuesday by Morningstar.
Fidelity float-income lawsuit dismissed
trueA U.S. District Court judge in Massachusetts has dismissed claims by participants of several defined contribution plans that Fidelity Investments, Boston, breached its fiduciary duties through its management of float income as the DC plans' record keeper.
O'Hanley chosen as CEO successor at SSgA
trueRonald O'Hanley was named president and CEO of State Street Global Advisors, effective in April, said a news release from the money manager.
Fidelity triples its China QFII quota, becoming first money manager to top $1 billion
trueFidelity Investments Management (Hong Kong) got an additional $800 million in quotas for investment in China's capital markets Thursday, lifting its total quota under that country's qualified foreign institutional investor program to $1.2 billion.
Marvin Windows and Doors retools DC plan lineup
trueMarvin Windows and Doors Inc. is adding eight investment options to its profit sharing and 401(k) plan.
Luminex offers a wake-up call for dark-pool operators
trueTo U.S. dark-pool operators, the development of an exclusive managers-only trading venue, Luminex Trading & Analytics LLC, is a splash of cold water on the face of an industry that some managers believe has taken institutional investors for granted.
Florida SBA takes 2 Pyramis strategies off watch
trueFlorida State Board of Administration, Tallahassee, removed from watch two Pyramis Global Advisors portfolios, totaling $1.5 billion, said Dennis D. MacKee, FSBA director of communications.
Fermi Research Alliance picks Fidelity as sole record keeper in DC revamp
trueFermi Research Alliance, hired Fidelity Investments as sole record keeper and is overhauling the investment lineup of its defined contribution plans, effective Feb. 2.
Uebelein has big shoes to fill at AIMCo
trueKevin Uebelein, who on Nov. 19 was named the new CEO of the C$76 billion (US$70 billion) Alberta Investment Management Corp., has some big shoes to fill. But AIMCo's chairman said he's a perfect fit to make the money manager more “client-centric.”