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    Midwest Plan Begins Int’l Equity Emerging Mgr. Search

    December 8, 2017

    A Midwest plan has issued its RFP for a minority-, women- or disabled-owned international equity manager.
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    Illinois Beefs Up Consultant Disclosure Requirements

    December 7, 2017

    The Illinois State Legislature has passed a law that will require investment consultants to disclose compensation received from asset managers as well as provide further documentation of their efforts to research and invest with women-, minority- and disabled-owned asset managers.

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    Private Equity FoFs Shifting Focus To First-Time Funds: Report

    December 7, 2017

    Over half of private equity fund-of-funds managers—56%—will invest in first-time funds compared to 27% of other investor types, according to a recent report from Preqin.


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    New Firm Launches To Help Navigate Compliance Complexities

    December 7, 2017

    A new firm assisting investment managers with their compliance efforts has launched.


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    MiFID II Impact On Smaller Asset Managers Being Overlooked

    December 7, 2017

    The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II law going into effect next month in Europe will have a greater impact on emerging managers than many anticipate, industry experts believe.


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    Simons Says

    Simons Says

    December 7, 2017

    SEC Update

    Two things I want to talk about, the Nov. 15 Division of Enforcement Annual Report for FY 2017 (“Report”), and the speech that Peter Driscoll, director of the SEC Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) gave at the GIPS® Standards Annual Conference on Sept. 14.


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    Launches

    OceanSquare Launches With Views On Future Of Active Management

    December 7, 2017

    OceanSquare Asset Management believes the active management industry is in the early stages of reinventing itself and that its future lies with smaller, more nimble firms offering concentration and longer holding periods.


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    Marketing

    Radin Capital Sees International Opportunities In U.S.

    December 7, 2017

    Radin Capital Partners picked up its first U.S. institutional clients earlier this year in its international small-cap value equity strategy and is prepared to take advantage of the continued push of active assets into capacity-constrained asset classes.


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    Conference Coverage

    Industry Leaders Offer Advice To Emerging Managers At ILPA Event

    December 7, 2017

    The Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA) 2nd annual Emerging Manager Showcase, held on Nov. 7 in New York City, gave emerging managers another opportunity to make connections with LPs in a private meeting space.
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    San Antonio Fire & Police Plan Terminates Large-Cap Managers

    December 7, 2017

    The $3.1 billion San Antonio Fire & Police Pension Fund approved terminating two domestic large-cap equity managers within its emerging manager program at its Nov. 29 board meeting, according to meeting audio.

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    Seton Hall Hires Outsourced CIO

    December 7, 2017

    Seton Hall University hired an outsourced cio to handle its approximately $245 million endowment in the third quarter, Spokeswoman Laurie Pine confirmed, in an e-mail.
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    Illinois Muni. Names Executive Dir.

    December 7, 2017

    The $39.4 billion Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund has named Brian Collins as its next executive director, effective Jan. 8, the plan announced.
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    Georgia Tech Hires Next CIO

    December 7, 2017

    Brian Pellegrino will join the Georgia Tech Foundation as its next cio next year, according to a source familiar with the matter.
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    Industry News

    New York Church Adds Managing Dir.

    December 7, 2017

    Sophia Tsai joined Trinity Church Wall Street as managing director of investments on Oct. 9, CIO Meredith Jenkins said, in an e-mail.
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