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  1. Martin Leibowitz wins IAQF/SunGard Financial award

    trueMartin L. Leibowitz was named winner of the 2014 IAQF/SunGard Financial Engineer of the Year Award, said a joint news release from the organizations.

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  1. Japan's GPIF embarks on volatile journey

    trueJapan's Government Pension Investment Fund has set course to steer its ¥127.3 trillion (US$1.11 trillion) portfolio into more volatile waters, in search of higher returns.

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  2. Hedge funds of funds are competing with consultants

    trueHedge funds-of-funds managers are turning the tables on investment consulting firms that have been poaching their institutional clients.

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  3. Risks of clouding priorities

    trueAsset owners, institutional investment management firms and the markets are not immune from crises of confidence.

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  4. Indiana Public Retirement signs Wurts as investment consultant

    trueIndiana Public Retirement System, Indianapolis, hired Wurts & Associates as the $29.9 billion retirement system's general investment consultant.

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  5. New Mexico Educational looking for firm to conduct internal audit

    trueNew Mexico Educational Retirement Board, Santa Fe, is searching for a firm to perform an internal audit.

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  6. Managers more serious about compliance

    truePrivate equity and hedge fund managers, prodded by their institutional clients, are taking compliance more seriously as federal examiners and enforcers up their game targeting practices they say put investors at a disadvantage.

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  7. 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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  8. VIX futures flatten after wild ride

    trueThe VIX fell 25.8% this week as volatility appeared to recede from U.S. equity markets. The S&P 500 gained 3.2% this week and has risen 5.5% since bottoming on Oct. 15. The VIX eclipsed 30 on an intraday basis on Oct. 15 and has steadily fallen since, to 16.35 at the close of markets Friday.

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  9. Funded status volatility rises in September

    trueNISA Investment Advisors' Pension Surplus Risk index jumped 40 basis points to 9.6% in September, driven by an increase in both return-seeking asset and interest rate volatility.

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  10. San Diego County Employees keeps outsourced CIO by 5-4 vote

    trueSan Diego County Employees Retirement Association board voted Thursday 5-4 to keep its contract with its outsourced CIO, Integrity Capital, a subsidiary of Salient Partners.

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  11. Risk-factor exposures need better scrutiny — survey

    trueSome institutional investors need a stronger understanding of the risk-factor exposures across their combined equity portfolios if they hope to achieve their intended exposures, a new Northern Trust Asset Management survey report concludes.

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  12. Kick-starting an internal risk-management dialogue

    trueConventional risk management efforts are often designed to manage risk when conditions are considered normal or in a business-as-usual environment, but not during extremes, which is when risk management is most needed.

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  13. Arbageddon: One day, three deals, all spreads

    trueOn Aug. 6, the first broad-based merger spread widening occurred since the fall of 2011. The breakup of three announced deals that day widened spreads and provided a unique entry point to capture value through the anticipated convergence of these spreads.

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