Pension funds

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB)

Canadian Pension fund to open Sao Paul office in April to bolster real estate and infrastructure investments

The Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board will be opening an office in Brazil in April to bolster its investments in the real estate and infrastructure sectors, Reuters reported.

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Daniel Loeb

Rhode Island to pull out pension fund from Daniel Loeb's Third Point

Activist investor Daniel Loeb's Third Point Llc can no longer count on Rhode Island as one of its clients after the state's Investment Commission voted to pull out its investment in the hedge fund, Reuters reported.

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The GPT Group

Australia's GPT quits CPA takeover battle

Australia-based real estate manager GPT Group will not increase its takeover bid for Commonwealth Property Office Fund (CPA), making way for Dexus Property and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) to make competing offers.

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Joseph Dear

Calpers Chief Investment Officer Joseph Dear takes medical leave

Joseph Dear, the Chief Investment Officer of Calpers, the largest public pension plan in the US, has taken a medical leave to continue his personal health treatments, Bloomberg reported.

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Traders at the NYSE

US regulators seek to tighten standards on muni advisers- report

The Municipal Securities Rule-making Board has released draft rules today aimed at tightening the standards that govern the conduct of firms that give advice to public officials regarding their municipal bonds.

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Thailand's PTT not bidding for Shell's petrol stations in Australia -official

A senior official from Thailand's state-owned petroleum company PTT on Thursday denied a media report saying that it was bidding for Royal Dutch Shell's service stations in Australia. Shell is selling its 900 petrol stations and an oil refinery in the country for A$3 billion.

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Indonesia Stock Exchange

Indonesian pension fund intends to bolster equity, bond holdings

The state-owned pension fund of Indonesia plans to boost its holdings in equities and bonds this year in order to improve the company's earnings, Bloomberg reported.

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IMS Health Holdings Inc.

TPG-backed IMS Health to raise up to $100M in New York IPO

IMS Health Holdings, which is backed by private equity fund TPG Capital Funds LP, Leonard Green & Partners LP and pension fund Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, said in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission that it intends to raise as much as $100 million in a listing at the New York Stock Exchange.

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Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)

FINRA to crack down on brokers selling "frontier" funds

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority said it would be ramping up its efforts against brokers who sell high risk products like emerging market "frontier" funds to investors of lesser means, the Financial Times reported.

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Hedge funds trend monitoring

2013 is a record year for hedge funds - report

Data released by research firm and data provider Eurekahedge revealed that hedge funds worldwide posted record gains not seen since 2007, said a Business Insider report.

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Behringer Harvard Multifamily REIT I Inc

Behringer Harvard REIT forges new $300M co-investment with PGGM Real Estate Fund

Dallas-based Behringer Harvard Multifamily REIT I Inc expanded its co-investment arrangement with PGGM Private Real Estate Fund by agreeing to a new $300 million deal to co-invest in multifamily communities.

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Governor Pat Quinn

Illinois educators file class action lawsuit to invalidate pension reform law

Educators in Illinois filed a class action lawsuit in the Cook County Circuit Court in Chicago asking the court to void a new state pension reform law, Reuters reported.

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Detroit Bankruptcy

Two Detroit pension funds file expedited appeal for city's bankruptcy eligibility

Detroit pension funds, the General Retirement System and Police and Fire Retirement System, submitted an expedited appeal with the US 6th Circuit Court of Appeals on a judge's ruling about Detroit's bankruptcy.

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French engineering group SPIE plans late-2014 IPO

SPIE, a French engineering group that makes facilities more energy-efficient, is reportedly mulling over an initial public offering in late 2014. SPIE's shareholders, private equity firms Ardian, Clayton Dubilier & Rice and Quebec's pension fund Cassie, will likely decide on the listing in the first quarter.

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Fortress Investment Group

Fortress Investment Group plans to secure $1.9B for Japan's first infrastructure fund-sources

US-based Fortress Investment Group intends to raise $1.9 billion to form the first infrastructure fund in Japan called Fortress Japan Income Fund, sources told Reuters.

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