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Why underperformers matter

The specter of “winning” associated with highly achieving firms in the investment industry can be dangerous. Head of manager research at Mercer, Deb Clarke, looks at why CIOs should not overlook underperforming firms.
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Rediscovering FI at Nebraska

The $27 billion Nebraska Investment Council is conducting a deep dive into its fixed income portfolio, inviting up to 25 current and potential external managers to pitch their best ideas. The process begins by wiping any preconceived notions around the allocation’s role in the overall portfolio and justifying its place as if from scratch. It ends two years later with the issuing of mandates.
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Why small is beautiful at Illinois’ IMRF

The $42 billion Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund is dedicated to investing in emerging managers with a commitment of 22 per cent of its total portfolio. The relationship with minority and women-owned managers is mutually beneficial. Sarah Rundell talks to head of the IMRF emerging managers program and the co-chief investment officer of equities at one of its managers, Piedmont.
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