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    First Annual Emerging Manager Awards

    April 4, 2007

    The eight winners of the First Annual Emerging Manager Awards have been selected.

    The firms, selected by compiling the opinions of a highly-respected pool of industry experts using both quantitative and qualitative measures, come from across the equity and fixed-income spectrum.

    The award categories were large-cap, mid-cap, small-cap, small- to mid-cap, all-cap and international equity and core and high-yield fixed income.

    Each winner was competing with two other finalists for the awards. Finalists were selected using a quantitative screening process in conjunction with eVestment Alliance.

    In all, 430 products were considered for the awards.


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    Cortina CEO Resigns Over Wells Notice; Loses Several Accounts

    April 4, 2007

    Joseph Frohna, ceo of Cortina Asset Management, resigned in February over a Securities & Exchange Commission investigation, costing the firm at least two accounts and leading several pension plans to place the firm on watch.
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    HSYA Struggles To Keep Assets

    April 4, 2007

    After reaching $1.7 billion in assets under management in 2004, Holt-Smith & Yates Advisors saw its asset base plummet to $497 million at the end of 2006. So far, 2007 has not started off much better for the firm, which was terminated for an approximately $72.5 million large-cap growth account by the Minnesota State Board of Investment last month.
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    DB Plans Turn To New Investment Strategies: Survey

    April 4, 2007

    Absolute return strategies, portable alpha, liability-driven investment strategies and net-long approaches such as 130/30 strategies are becoming increasingly popular with defined benefit plans driven by the threats of under-funding and accounting reform, according to new research from Greenwich Associates.
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    Firms Should Leverage Business Side, Not Performance: Consultant

    April 4, 2007

    Asset management firms should leverage the business side of their organization when marketing to institutional investors, not performance, according to Todd Peters, president and senior consultant at Lyndhurst Investment Consulting, speaking at a recent conference. Peters said firms should not lead with performance, because institutional investors and consultants “have heard it all.”
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    Blaylock & Co. Acquired By Fellow Minority-Owned Investment Bank

    April 4, 2007

    Just five months after the investment management team of fixedincome firm Blaylock-Abacus Asset Management jumped ship for Williams Capital, parent company Blaylock & Company has been acquired by fellow minority-owned investment bank Robert Van Securities.
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