October 16, 2014

Newton Wins City of Milwaukee Employes' Retirement System Global Real Return Mandate


LONDON and NEW YORK, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Newton*, part of BNY Mellon Investment Management, has announced that it has been awarded a $62.5M Global Real Return mandate by The Employes' Retirement System (ERS) of the City of Milwaukee.

ERS is responsible for the management of the city's $5 billion pension fund. The ERS was created by an act of the Wisconsin Legislature in 1937 to provide retirement-related benefits for members and their beneficiaries.

The objective of the Newton Global Real Return Strategy is to achieve an absolute return with low volatility, and significant emphasis is placed on capital protection through the investment in traditional assets.  The benchmark unconstrained multi-asset approach utilizes Newton's global thematic investment process, having the freedom to invest across multiple asset classes in search for the right mix of portfolio characteristics for the investment outlook that is anticipated.

Newton has been building multi-asset portfolios for clients since its inception in 1978. The Global Real Return Strategy is an unconstrained evolution of this long-term capability.

"We are delighted by The Employes' Retirement System of the City of Milwaukee's decision and overall confidence in Newton to manage assets on behalf of their plan participants," said James Wylie, Head of Newton, North America. "This appointment reflects the continued success of the global real return strategy as an investment and our continued commitment to providing solutions to clients throughout North America."   

Notes to Editors:

Newton* is a London-based global asset management subsidiary of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation and part of BNY Mellon. With assets under management of £50.9bn (as at 30 June 2014) including assets managed by Newton Investment Management Limited as dual officers of Newton Capital Management Limited and The Bank of New York Mellon, Newton's group of affiliated companies provides a broad range of investment products and services to pension funds, charities and corporations. News and other information about Newton is available at www.newton.co.uk or follow us on Twitter @NewtonIM.

The Employes' Retirement System (ERS) of the City of Milwaukee  is responsible for the management of the $5 billion pension fund. The ERS was created by an act of the Wisconsin Legislature in 1937 to provide retirement-related benefits for members and their beneficiaries.

BNY Mellon Investment Management is one of the world's leading investment management organizations and one of the top U.S. wealth managers, with $1.6 trillion in assets under management. It encompasses BNY Mellon's affiliated investment management firms, wealth management services and global distribution companies. More information can be found at www.bnymellon.com.

BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment management and investment services in 35 countries and more than 100 markets. As of June 30, 2014, BNY Mellon had $28.5 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration, and $1.6 trillion in assets under management. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK). Learn more at www.bnymellon.com, or follow us on Twitter @BNYMellon.

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Contact:

Patrice Kozlowski

Joanna Pope


+1 212 922 6030

+44 20 7163 2744


patrice.kozlowski@bnymellon.com

joanna.pope@bnymellon.com

 

SOURCE Newton; BNY Mellon