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Listed below are the 50 most recent news articles about SWFs, continuously gathered from around the globe by the Institute.  The flow of news involved SWFs in general as well as the activities of specific SWFs and their investments. Archives are available in this content silo (which are permanently maintained).

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Big Sky Benefits Solutions is offering property and casualty insurance policies on top of their comprehensive policies.   
July 07, 2022
Source: Daily Herald - As one of Montana’s premier insurance agencies, Big Sky Benefit Solutions offer solutions to hundreds of small businesses throughout the state in terms of employee benefit. They also serve customers who are based in...
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Sigma Planning Corp Acquires 1,607 Shares of Tractor Supply (NASDAQ:TSCO)   
July 07, 2022
Source: ETF Daily News - Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec lifted its stake in Tractor Supply by 137.3% in the fourth quarter. Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec now owns 652,483 shares of the specialty retailer ...
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Wall Street ends up as investors absorb Fed minutes   
July 07, 2022
Source: Reuters - Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., June 30, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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National Storage Affiliates Trust Announces Date of its Second Quarter 2022 Earnings Release and Conference Call   
July 06, 2022
Source: Daily Herald - National Storage Affiliates Trust (“NSA” or the “Company”) (NYSE: NSA) today announced the Company will release financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2022 after market close on Wednesday,
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Scandinavian Airline SAS Files For Bankruptcy In U.S., As Labor Unrest Adds To Air Travel Chaos   
July 06, 2022
Source: Forbes on MSN.com - Take an already fraught air travel landscape and add labor unrest, and you've got a summer of travel headaches.
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Fifth Third Bancorp Has $4.58 Million Stock Holdings in Dominion Energy, Inc. (NYSE:D)   
July 06, 2022
Source: Defense World - Fifth Third Bancorp increased its position in shares of Dominion Energy, Inc. (NYSE:D – Get Rating) by 5.1% in the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel.com reports. The fund owned 53,924 shares of the utilities provider’s...
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Rossen Reports: I bought store brand groceries and saved this much   
July 06, 2022
Source: WISN 12 NEWS - Yeah, everything is more expensive now, but the grocery store is especially painful, right, huge price bikes. But I just found *** way to save serious money and I do mean serious money by making one small change.
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Spire Wealth Management Sells 485 Shares of TransUnion (NYSE:TRU)   
July 05, 2022
Source: Defense World - Spire Wealth Management decreased its position in shares of TransUnion (NYSE:TRU – Get Rating) by 16.0% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 2,552 shares of the business services provider’s...
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Home Standby Gensets Global Market Report 2022   
July 04, 2022
Source: Yahoo! Sports - Major players in the home standby gensets market are Cummins Inc. , Briggs & Stratton, Generac Holdings Inc. , Caterpillar Inc. , Honeywell International Inc. , Eaton Corporation PLC, Mahindra Powerol Ltd.
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Sigma Planning Corp Boosts Holdings in Newmont Co. (NYSE:NEM)   
July 04, 2022
Source: Defense World - Sigma Planning Corp raised its holdings in Newmont Co. (NYSE:NEM – Get Rating) by 8.7% in the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 16,426 shares of the basic materials company’s...
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Bread Financial credit card company wrestles with system outage   
July 03, 2022
Source: Yahoo - Customers with a variety of store credit cards serviced by the Columbus-based company have been unable to access their accounts for at least a week.
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Amazon distribution facility is coming to Santa Rosa County. What do we know so far'   
July 03, 2022
Source: YAHOO!Finance - The proposal combines two structures in the Santa Rosa Industrial Park. In total, the facility will sit around 81,000 square feet.
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Acquisition of Kohl's Corp. falls apart in shaky retail environment   
July 03, 2022
Source: The Journal Times - The potential sale of the Kohl's department store chain has fallen apart in a shaky retail environment of rising inflation and consumer anxiety.
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Kohl's Ends Buyout Talks With Franchise Group   
July 02, 2022
Source: Total Retail - Kohl's has rejected a $53-per-share takeover bid — down from a previous offer of $60 — from the Franchise Group (FRG), according to a regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange...
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NerdWallet Small-Business Financing Index: Businesses Are Steady Amid Worries   
July 02, 2022
Source: NerdWallet - Small-business owners are faring OK financially right now, but their worries about the future are mounting, according to a new Small-Business Financing Index from NerdWallet. This is the first installment of the NerdWallet SMB...
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Street Smarts: SoCal venture-backed companies cash in   
July 02, 2022
Source: Pacbiztimes.com - Perhaps the ability to navigate California’s thicket of regulations is a barrier to entry for competitors. That’s one possible takeaway from a just issued report from Deloitte called “Road to Next.” T
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IFM Investors Pty Ltd Boosts Stake in C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHRW)   
July 02, 2022
Source: Defense World - IFM Investors Pty Ltd raised its position in shares of C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHRW – Get Rating) by 14.7% in the first quarter, Holdings Channel.com reports. The fund owned 20,289 shares of the transportation...
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Kohl's sale falls apart in shaky retail environment   
July 02, 2022
Source: clickondetroit.com - Kohl’s board has nixed a deal to be bought by Franchise Group, citing a poor retail environment caused by rising inflation that has consumers pulling back on spending.
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Five Brands Have Been Named in the BlueMark Practice Leaderboard   
July 01, 2022
Source: Environmental Leader - Bain Capital Double Impact, Finance in Motion, LeapFrog Investments, Nuveen Private Equity Global Impact, and Trill Impact have been named the top brands of the BlueMark Practice Leaderboard.
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Retail workers in uproar over rise in attacks and thefts   
July 01, 2022
Source: YAHOO!News - According to an analysis of FBI data, the number of assaults in many retail establishments has been increasing at a faster pace than the national average. Some employees say they don't feel protected by their companies.
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Kohl's terminates sale talks with Vitamin Shoppe owner Franchise Group, sources say   
July 01, 2022
Source: CNBC - Kohl's has called off talks to sell its business to The Vitamin Shoppe owner Franchise Group, sources tell CNBC. This decision from Kohl's comes as its stock price slumps and its sales decline. Franchise Group had been weighing...
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Kohl’s terminates sale talks with Franchise Group – CNBC   
July 01, 2022
Source: KFGO - Kohl's Corp is terminating talks to sell the U.S. department store chain to Vitamin Shoppe operator Franchise Group, CNBC reported on Thursday, citing two people familiar with the matter. ( The report,
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Buy-Rated Walgreens Could Be a Recession Winner   
July 01, 2022
Source: Entrepreneur - With analysts forecasting a recession later this year, investors should consider investing in almost recession-proof stocks. To that end, it could be wise to consider investing in drug store
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Finance or Food': The Role of Cultures, Values, and Ethics in Land Use Negotiations   
July 01, 2022
Source: JSTOR - 108-123) SIRI GRANUM CARSON The Norwegian Government Pension Fund – Global (GPFG) is the largest sovereign wealth fund (SWF) in the world (Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute 2017). What kind of ethical commitments follow from...
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Retail Value Inc. sets special distribution to shareholders   
July 01, 2022
Source: Crain's Cleveland Business - The Beachwood company, which has completed the work of selling shopping centers owned by the former DDR Corp., declared a special cash distribution of $1.16 per common share, payable on July 27 to shareholders of record at the...
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Des prêts au patron congédié pour «manquements graves» à la Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec   
July 01, 2022
Source: TVA Nouvelles - La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec continue à faire affaire avec un de ses anciens dirigeants, même après l’avoir congédié pour des « manquements...
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How Sovereign Wealth and Pension Funds Have Taken Steps to Improve Their ESG Scores   
July 01, 2022
Source: Institutional Investor - Sovereign wealth funds and their public pension peers have made inroads when it comes to improving ESG compliance, according to new research. The Global Sovereign Wealth Fund’s annual Governance, Sustainability,
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Wall Street’s favorite stock sector has potential upside of 43% as we enter the second half of 2022   
July 01, 2022
Source: MarketWatch - After a difficult first half of the year, you may be surprised to see which sectors are forecast to rise the most.
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Kohl’s Stock Sinks on Report Sale Talks to Franchise Group Terminated   
July 01, 2022
Source: Barron's - Shares of Kohl’s fell more than 17% in premarket trading Friday after a report said the retailer ended talks to be acquired by Franchise Group Kohl’s (ticker: KSS) declined 17.3% to $29.52 after CNBC reported the...
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Origin Energy taps Barrenjoey in the hunt for CWP Renewables   
June 30, 2022
Source: The Australian - Origin Energy has hired investment bank Barrenjoey in its quest to buy the $4bn CWP Renewables. The $10bn Australian listed energy provider will be up against some serious competition in the sales process,
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Brokers strive for smooth process when dealing with complex claims   
June 30, 2022
Source: itij - An Allianz survey found that over two thirds of claims-handling brokers said they spend at least three quarters of their time dealing with simple and straightforward claims, as opposed to complex or high value (over £100,
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ALLIANCEBERNSTEIN CLOSED-END FUNDS ANNOUNCE DISTRIBUTION RATES   
June 30, 2022
Source: YAHOO!Finance - The AllianceBernstein Closed-End Funds declared the following distributions today: FUND NAME AND DISTRIBUTIONS EX-DATE RECORD DATE PAYMENT DATE AllianceBernstein Global High Income Fund, Inc. (NYSE: AWF) 7/7/2022 7/8/2022...
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Unilever sale puts Ben & Jerry's back in West Bank, kind of   
June 30, 2022
Source: Action News Jax - Unilever says it has reached a new business arrangement in Israel that will effectively end Ben & Jerry’s policy of not selling ice cream in annexed east Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank
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IBM Retirement Fund Buys New Stake in W. R. Berkley Co. (NYSE:WRB)   
June 30, 2022
Source: Defense World - IBM Retirement Fund bought a new stake in W. R. Berkley Co. (NYSE:WRB – Get Rating) during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
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World Finance Named One of Nashville’s Top Workplaces in 2022   
June 29, 2022
Source: Yahoo - GREENVILLE, SC / ACCESSWIRE / June 27, 2022 / World Finance is honored to announce its first-time recognition as a Middle Tennessee area Top Workplaces.The independent award - presented by The Tennessean,
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Should You Buy ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc. (NYSE:SFBS) For Its Upcoming Dividend'   
June 29, 2022
Source: YAHOO!Finance - Readers hoping to buy ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc. ( NYSE:SFBS ) for its dividend will need to make their move
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Let’s turn and burn: How to become a Top Gun investor   
June 29, 2022
Source: Financial Post on MSN.com - I capitulated to the hype last weekend and went to the theatre to watch Top Gun: Maverick and wasn’t disappointed. I really don’t want to be one of those people reading too deeply into what was a simple but fun,
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Race to Zero: Few firms making 'strong progress' against deforestation targets   
June 29, 2022
Source: Business Green - Major new analysis warns that protecting rainforests and decarbonising the industries that are driving deforestation is crucial to meeting 2050 net zero targets
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Bank of America clients sold last week’s stock-market rally while buying ETFs   
June 29, 2022
Source: MarketWatch - Bank of America clients sold the stock-market rally last week but were buying exchange-traded funds across styles in a tough year for equities, according
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Global upholstered furniture market to reach USD 78.06 billion by 2030, states a Nextmsc report   
June 29, 2022
Source: YAHOO!Finance - Rise in import and export activities of luxury & comfortable wooden furniture and the emergence of e-commerce or online shopping channels are the major factors that led to growth of the global upholstered furniture market...
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He Predicted Fall Of WeWork And Rivian, Now This Analyst Warns These 3 Stocks Are Set To Implode   
June 29, 2022
Source: Benzinga.com - While there’s no shortage of Wall Street analysts who will argue the bull case for stocks, there are just a few who are willing to put their reputations on the line and call out companies that will likely to end up in...
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Blackstone Inc. (NYSE:BX) Position Trimmed by Creative Financial Designs Inc. ADV   
June 29, 2022
Source: Defense World - Creative Financial Designs Inc. ADV trimmed its holdings in shares of Blackstone Inc. (NYSE:BX – Get Rating) by 8.3% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 1,649 shares of the asset...
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Leverage, red flags and a changing venture landscape   
June 28, 2022
Source: Yahoo - Backstage Capital is laying off staff as it focuses on only investing into existing portfolio companies. With less capital than before going to Black founders, seeing a fund that focused on investing into underrepresented...
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Wall Street’s bubble may be gone, but stocks can still fall   
June 28, 2022
Source: San Diego Union-Tribune - This year's sell-off for Wall Street means stocks no longer look to be in a dangerously overvalued bubble, as some critics had warned
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New Age Alpha Announces Closure of 2 AVDR ETFs   
June 28, 2022
Source: Benzinga.com - New Age Alpha Trust announced today the impending closure and liquidation of the AVDR US LargeCap Leading ETF (CBOE: AVDR) and the AVDR US LargeCap ESG ETF (CBOE: AVDG). The New Age Alpha Trust Board
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Amazon’s Jassy names new head for troubled retail business   
June 28, 2022
Source: WPIX - Amazon CEO Andy Jassy on Tuesday named a new head for the company’s troubled retail business, which is dealing with a glut of warehouse space after a massive expansion during the pandemic. Doug
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Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS) Given a $42.00 Price Target at UBS Group   
June 28, 2022
Source: ETF Daily News - Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS – Get Rating) has been assigned a $42.00 price objective by stock analysts at UBS Group in a research report issued on Monday, Stock Target Advisor reports. UBS Group’s price objective...
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Consumer-Staples Stocks Are Bright Spot in Bleak Market   
June 27, 2022
Source: Wall Street Journal - Shares of companies selling staples such as beer, chocolate and canned soup have raced past the broader market in 2022.
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He Predicted Fall Of WeWork And Rivian, Now This Analyst Says These 3 Stocks Are Set To Implode   
June 27, 2022
Source: Business Insider - While there’s no shortage of Wall Street analysts who will argue the bull case for stocks, there are just a few who are willing to put their reputations on the line and call out companies that will likely to end up in...
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Keep a close eye on retail shrinkflation   
June 27, 2022
Source: The Daily Star - No matter your background, political affiliation, race, or gender — we are all impacted by the rising cost of everyday goods and services. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports grocery
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