• October 20, 2018
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    Conference Coverage

    Risk Misperception Remains A Hurdle For Diverse Managers

    October 4, 2018

    The risks commonly implied with investing in emerging and women- and minority-owned managers are actually being taken by the investors that do not have an inclusionary manager research process, presenters at a recent diverse manager breakfast session said.
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    Thomas White Becomes Minority-, Women-Owned

    October 4, 2018

    Thomas White International has become a minority- and women-owned manager following an employee buyout of President and CIO Thomas White last month.


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    LACERA Eyes Emerging Hedge Funds

    October 4, 2018

    The $55.6 billion Los Angeles County (Calif.) Employees Retirement Association may discuss an emerging manager allocation within its hedge fund portfolio, Staff Counsel John Harrington said, in an e-mail.


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    EACM Long-Only Strategies Not Impacted By Winding Down

    October 4, 2018

    The winding down of EACM Advisors will not impact the firm’s long-only multi-manager domestic small-cap equity strategies populated with emerging managers, according to parent company BNY Mellon Investment Management.


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    Smith Graham Snags Bond CIO

    October 4, 2018

    Lorenzo Newsome, previously chief investment strategist and fixed-income portfolio manager at Piedmont Investment Advisors, joined Smith, Graham & Co. Investment Advisors as managing director and cio for fixed-income on Sept. 4.
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    Features

    Branding Important For Minority- & Women-Owned Managers

    October 4, 2018

    The “power of brand” is a “powerful and compelling” tool minority- and woman-owned investment managers should be using to differentiate themselves amongst the vast manager population, according to Robert Greene, president and ceo of the National Association of Investment Companies and a panelist during the Investment Manager Diversity; Where Are We Now & Why? session.


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    Simons Says

    New SEC Focus?

    October 4, 2018

    Commissioner Robert J. Jackson, Jr., speaking at George Mason University on Sept. 19, expressed concerns about the U.S. stock markets, in “Unfair Exchange: The State of America’s Stock Markets.”
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    Launches

    Volunteer Park Looking To Sign Up Private Capital Managers

    October 4, 2018

    Goodhart Partners is preparing to launch Volunteer Park Capital, a new platform that will make strategic minority investments in private capital investment management firms.


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    Marketing

    Small-Cap Shop Uncovers Value In Turnaround Opportunities

    October 4, 2018

    Azarias Capital Management’s focus on uncovering value in turnaround opportunities in the domestic small-cap equity space has led to some eye-catching returns as the firm’s long-only strategy approaches its three-year track record.


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    Marketing

    Manager Takes Unique Stance On Alpha In ESG Investing

    October 4, 2018

    Stance Capital has a different take on ESG investing than most other firms offering strategies in the area.


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    Alternatives

    DF Capital Enters Institutional Market With Entry-Level Housing Fund

    October 4, 2018

    DF Capital Management is looking to get in at the ground floor as it brings its entry-level residential housing fund to market.


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    Chicago Municipal Taps Attucks For Emerging MoM Program

    October 4, 2018

    The $4.1 billion Municipal Employees’ Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago hired Attucks Asset Management as its new emerging manager-of-managers, Investment Manager Steve Yoon said.


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    Baltimore County To Receive Emerging Mgr. Recommendations

    October 4, 2018

    The $3.2 billion Baltimore County (Md.) Employees Retirement System will receive recommendations on new emerging manager opportunities at its Oct. 9 board meeting, Investment Administrator Robert Burros said, in an e-mail.
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    San Antonio Formalizes EM Target

    October 4, 2018

    The $3.2 billion San Antonio Fire & Police Pension Fund’s investment committee formalized the plan’s emerging manager program last month, according to audio from the committee’s Sept. 19 meeting.


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    Industry News

    CalPERS Names New CIO

    October 4, 2018

    The $351 billion California Public Employees’ Retirement System has named Yu Ben Meng as its new cio, the plan announced.
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    Features

    Cambridge Hires Director For Diverse Manager Efforts

    August 2, 2018

    Jasmine Richards joined Cambridge Associates as senior investment director for manager diversity on July 2.
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    Industry News

    Dallas Guns & Hoses Appoints CIO

    July 5, 2018

    Kent Custer joined the $2.1 billion Dallas Police & Fire Pension System as its new cio on July 2, he confirmed.
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