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Transition Management

  • December

    Indiana fund appoints six transition managers 02 December 2009

    Indiana State Teachers’ Retirement Fund, Indianapolis, has appointed six transition managers

  • Indiana PERF restructures equity, TIPS allocations 01 December 2009

    The Indiana Public Employees’ Retirement Fund has reduced its overall equity allocation from 70% to 40%.

  • November

    Orange County hires five transition managers 25 November 2009

    The Orange County Employees Retirement System, Santa Ana, has picked five transition managers

  • October

    State Street hires to London transition management team 28 October 2009

    State Street has appointed Kevin O’Neill and Samina Vernon to its transition management team in London.

  • FuturePlus reviews transition managers 13 October 2009

    Super funds service provider, FuturePlus, has hired Elliot Graham to review tenders from transition managers

  • September

    Lothian scheme selects transition managers 11 September 2009

    Lothian Pension Fund has hired three transition managers, BNY ConvergEx, Barclays Global Investors and State Street

  • June

    Mellon predicts record number of asset managers to be replaced 18 June 2009

    A general trend over the last six months has been for institutions to increase their exposure to indexing and longer-duration bond strategies to avoid risk.

  • May

    Making a comeback 01 May 2009

    Convertible bonds as an asset class had one of the worst years in their history in 2008. Many of the losses were attributed to forced selling by highly leveraged hedge funds and the proprietary trading desks of investment banks. But these instruments are poised for a comeback. Joseph Mariathasan reports.

  • People in brief 01 May 2009

  • Tax Corner 01 May 2009

    The latest budget released by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Alistair Darling, announced a series of tax increases. Most notable were the changes to personal taxation affecting individuals earning in excess of £150,000.

  • April

    Chaos and consolidation create opportunities 07 April 2009

    The turmoil in the global financial markets has forced many pension funds to change their asset allocation strategies or even their fund managers, boosting demand for the services of the best transition managers, writes James Norris

  • March

    Credit Suisse Hedging Griffo sheds light on Brazil's hedge fund market 30 March 2009

    The Brazil based hedge fund manager, Credit Suisse Hedging-Griffo was instrumental in the launch of hedge funds in Brazil. Ian Hall speaks to the fund about its high profile joint venture with Credit Suisse, how the fund has preformed and its role in Brazil.

  • EquiLend, Pirum and Loanet are put to the test 30 March 2009

    In the second in the series of isf IT road test features, Ian Hall speaks to EquiLend, Pirum and Loanet about the post-trade and trading services they provide. Using actual user feedback, we ask the hard questions.

  • Hedge Fund Research's Kenneth Heinz crunches the numbers 30 March 2009

    Sifting through the financial media, you will be hard pressed to not find an article relating to hedge fund losses, redemptions and possible regulation. But to gauge true state of this industry, you must speak to the ones who track the funds. Ian Hall speaks to leading hedge fund industry data provider, Hedge Fund Research's President, Kenneth Heinz about his outlook for the hedge fund industry and what the numbers really say.

  • In the post 30 March 2009

  • Market analysis: Saudi Arabia 30 March 2009

    Removing mystery to realise returns

  • News in brief 30 March 2009

  • People in brief 30 March 2009

  • Investors look to dollar for safe haven 19 March 2009

    The dollar is likely to remain the main beneficiary of the crises affecting the euro and the yen, reclaiming its status as a safe haven currency, writes James Norris