September 3, 2014 - The Investment Committee of the New Hampshire Retirement System (NHRS) sanctioned its investment staff and consultant NEPC to begin a manager search for multi-sector fixed-income strategies.
September 2, 2014 - The Oakland Police and Fire Retirement System (OPFRS) has selected a firm to oversee a high yield/bank loan investment portfolio, David Sancewich, a principal at Pension Consulting Alliance, the fund’s consultant, said.
August 29, 2014 - 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.
August 27, 2014 - 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.
August 22, 2014 - The Ann Arbor Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) Board of Trustees decided recently to utilize Russell Investments for transition asset management services.
August 22, 2014 - After hearing from four finalists, the Louisiana Municipal Police Employees’ Retirement System (MPERS) Board of Trustees decided to hire Investec Asset Management for its new emerging market debt account, confirmed Executive Director Kathy Bourque.
August 21, 2014 - The Oklahoma Tobacco Endowment Settlement Trust (TSET) is considering three firms for possible oversight of a high yield mandate.
August 21, 2014 - Brandywine Global Investment Management has been awarded a new global multi-sector fixed-income allocation at the Kansas City Police Employees’ Retirement System (KCPERS), confirmed Jim Pyle, KCPERS pension systems manager.
August 21, 2014 - The Fresno County Employees’ Retirement Association (FCERA) has approved global firm Brandywine Global Investments Management to oversee a roughly $280 million portfolio, Becky Van Wyk, interim retirement administrator at the plan, told IMMP.
August 20, 2014 - The Board at the Los Angeles Fire and Police Pension (LAFPP) will discuss criteria for upcoming searches, documents prepared for its Aug. 21 meeting indicate.
August 19, 2014 - An expected update on portfolio activities at the Montana State Board of Investments (BOI) will reveal changes seen in the private equity, real estate, fixed-income and equity portfolios.
August 18, 2014 - The Fresno County Employees’ Retirement Association (FCERA) has entered into contract negotiations with a firm to manage a global bond mandate, IMMP has learned.
August 7, 2014 - Following a fixed-income manager review, the more than $460 million Ann Arbor Employees’ Retirement System Board of Trustees decided to terminate Bradford & Marzec, a global fixed-income manager based out of Los Angeles, Calif.
August 5, 2014 - At a meeting next month, trustees for the City of Fairfield, Conn. Police and Fire Retirement Funds Board will interview three bond managers for a new international fixed-income allocation.
July 29, 2014 - Trustees for the $468.2 million Oakland Police and Fire Retirement System (OPFRS) are slated to approve investment manager finalists for its high yield and bank loan search, plan documents indicate.