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OCERS Adds Global Equity Manager to Watch List

– The Orange County Employees’ Retirement System (OCERS) has approved recommendations regarding its manager watch list.

City of Fresno Plans More GTAA Talks

– The City of Fresno Retirement Systems’ (CFRS) Joint Board will revisit its global tactical asset allocation manager search next month, a reported prepared by Administrator Stanley McDivitt notes.

Strategic Investment Solutions Hires Back Founding Member

– San Francisco, Calif.-based Strategic Investment Solutions Inc. (SIS) has decided to bring back Margaret S. Jadallah, a founding member of the 20-year-old firm, as a senior VP and senior consultant.

Iowa Municipal 911 Delegates Assets to Dodge & Cox

– The Municipal Fire and Police Retirement System of Iowa (MFPRSI) Board decided this week to hire Dodge & Cox for a new core plus fixed-income mandate, confirmed Executive Director Terry Slattery.

OpenView Fund Wins Texas County Assets

– The Texas County & District Retirement System (TCDRS) has committed $17 million to a fund offered by Boston-based OpenView Venture Partners.

Okla. PERS Director to Lead State Teachers Pension Plan

– Following an 11-year run as executive director of the Oklahoma Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS), Tom Spencer is leaving the plan to lead the day-to-day operations of the Oklahoma Teachers’ Retirement System (OTRS).

Chicago Laborers Ink Progress Investment Management Contract

– Trustees for the Chicago Laborers’ and Retirement Board Employees’ Annuity and Benefit Fund (LABF) approved a new contract with Progress Investment Management Company.

FMA Makes Research Analyst Additions

– Fiduciary Management Associates (FMA) has expanded its investment team with the addition of two new research analysts.

El Paso County Closes in on Targets, Commits to Two

– In the midst of talks that will likely result in a new investment portfolio mix for the El Paso County Retirement Plan, the Board has approved commitments to new funds, Thomas Pfeifle, executive director told IMMP Wednesday.

Chicago Equity Partners Adds Bonds Expert

– Feng Zhao has joined Chicago Equity Partners as director and senior fixed-income portfolio manager, the firm said Wednesday.

Grand Rapids Retirement Systems Slate Search Release

– The joint board for the Grand Rapids, Mich. General Retirement System and Police and Fire Retirement System, based off a recommendation from investment consultant Wilshire Associates, was slated to review search documents for fixed-income, master limited partnerships (MLPs) and equity strategies last week.

IFS Securities Hires Former New York Gov. David Paterson

– Atlanta-based IFS Securities Inc. hired former New York Gov. David Paterson as chief strategist of U.S. affairs.

IPERS Posts 16% Investment Return in 2014

– For the fiscal year that ended June 30, the Iowa Public Employees’ Retirement System said its 15.8% investment return assisted in helping to drag up the investment portfolio to $27.9 billion.

Cook County Pension Issues Non-Core Real Estate RFP

– The $9.1 billion Cook County Employees’ & Officers’ Annuity & Benefit Funds are currently accepting proposals for non-core real estate investment management services, IMMP has learned.

Florida Pensions Generally Don't Pressure Credits: Moody's

– Florida's government-run pension systems generally do not drive negative credit pressure, partly because of the flexibility to change benefits prospectively, according to Moody's Investors Service.