Morgan Stanley Investment Management

West Midlands Pension Fund has picked advisory and management services provider Hymans Robertson LLP to supervise yearly formulation and review of the fund’s strategic investment allocation benchmark.
Teacher Retirement System of Texas has mandated Barclays Capital Fund Solutions-Americas to manage $500 million.
Morgan Stanley Investment Management’s (MSIM) assets under management rose 7% from the prior quarter and 21% higher than 2010.
As per a study by LS Global Advisory Group, Chinese and South Korean sovereign wealth funds have boosted global equity investments through external advisers in the past two years.
MacKay Shields, a New York Life Investments’ subsidiary, has appointed Edward Ramos as senior managing director and lead portfolio manager for its international equity strategy.
The Singapore Exchange Asia’s second-largest listed bourse operator, will start continuous trading from August 1.
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts has hired Henry McVey as managing director and head of global macro and asset allocation.
MacKay Shields’ managing director and head of international equity team Rupal Bhansali has stepped down from her position.
Morgan Stanley Investment Management has appointed Roger Prezens as an executive director for its Australian client coverage team.
Cortina Asset Management has appointed Alexander Yaggy to head two newly launched strategies, the Cortina Small Cap Value fund and the Cortina SMID Value fund.