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

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Advisers warned about looming Prod probe   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: FTAdviser - Advisers have been urged to “fix the roof while the sun is shining” by focusing on regulation as the City-watchdog hints it could crack down on product governance rules. Speaking at a Schroders breakfast briefing this...
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MSCI offers ESG integration framework   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
Source: Pensions&Investments - Steps that investors can and should take to integrate ESG into their investment processes are available in a framework released Tuesday by MSCI. The MSCI Principles of Sustainable Investing covers three core pillars: investment ...
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MSCI pushes industry to do more on ESG integration into investment processes   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
Source: Europe - Index maker and services provider MSCI has called for investors to do more to integrate ESG into investment processes to mitigate risk and identify investment opportunities globally, but also to contribute to the shift towards a ...
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Putin the Czar Is More Dangerous Than Ever   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: Bloomberg - James Stavridis is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist. He is a retired U.S. Navy admiral and former supreme allied commander of NATO, and dean emeritus of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
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Schroders appoints agent for Manchester's City Tower   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: Property Week - Schroders has appointed OBI as a consultant and joint leasing agent for its Manchester City Tower. The 615,429 sq ft City Tower, which is multi-let to more than 70 tenants, is part of the mixed-use Piccadilly Gardens-based...
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Banana ban and meatless menus, but how green is Davos summit'   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Thomson Reuters Foundation/Belinda Goldsmith DAVOS ... The WEF has been on a drive for several years to make the annual meeting more environmentally friendly and chose sustainability as the theme for the 2020 summit. For the...
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Starbucks eyes plant-based food, reusable packaging in latest sustainability push   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Nasdaq - Reuters, the news and media division of Thomson Reuters, is the world’s largest international multimedia news provider reaching more than one billion people every day. Reuters provides trusted business,
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MSCI urges investors to consider ESG in decisions   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
Source: Seeking Alpha - MSCI (MSCI +0.2%) publishes a framework outlining specific actionable steps to ... and identify the opportunities of a rapidly changing world and contribute to an effective and balanced transition towards a sustainable economy." ...
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New Irish PE firm Melior Equity Partners debuts   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: PE Hub - Dublin-based Melior Equity Partners, a new private equity firm, has launched. Melior was spun out of Carlyle’s Ireland investment team. Jonathan Cosgrave and Peter Garvey, who co-led The Carlyle Group’s investment...
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State Street Global Advisors - UK Index Linked Gilts Over 15 Years Index SF   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : State Street Global Advisors (SSgA)
Source: Bloomberg - State Street Global Advisors - UK Index Linked Gilts Over 15 Years Index Sub-Fund is an open-end fund incorporated in United Kingdom. The Fund aims to track the FTSE Actuaries UK Index-Linked over 15 years Index. The Fund...
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Betting on AI to reduce risk in sustainable investment   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : State Street Global Advisors (SSgA)
Source: Finextra - A 2019 survey by State Street Global Advisors found nearly half (44%) of respondents say the state of ESG data is ... sufficient progress on sustainability-related disclosures and the business practices and plans underlying ...
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UPDATE 1-Spain's Sabadell sells asset management unit to Amundi for 430 mln euros   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Amundi
Source: Reuters - Spain’s Banco de Sabadell has agreed to sell its asset management arm to French asset manager Amundi SA for 430 million euros ($477 million), the companies said on Tuesday. The sale, which is set to close in the third...
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Revealed: First set of speakers confirmed for PA360   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: Professional Adviser - The event will draw on the expertise of LGIM's Justin Onuekwusi and Schroders' Gillian Hepburn, as well as Personal Finance Society chief executive Keith Richards, regulatory guru Rory Percival, Octo Members' Lee Robertson and...
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Lam Research Co. (NASDAQ:LRCX) Shares Sold by Miles Capital Inc.   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Credit Suisse Group AG
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - HGK Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in Lam Research by 1.2% during the third ... from $230.00 to $273.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, October 24th. Credit Suisse Group...
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Amundi: Banco Sabadell and Amundi announce long-term strategic partnership to boost fund business in Spain   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Amundi
Source: GlobeNewswire - Press Release Banco Sabadell and Amundi announce long-term strategic partnership to boost fund business in Spain By acquiring 100% of Sabadell
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Carlyle’s Rubenstein on Trump: ‘Most presidents get re-elected’   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: YAHOO! - A strong domestic economy could springboard President Donald Trump to a second term in the White House, said private equity leader David Rubenstein, founder and co-executive chairman of the The Carlyle Group.
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Index boss warns investors will underperform 'dramatically' if they ignore sustainable criteria   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
Source: CNBC - Global index and fund provider MSCI said Tuesday that investors need to more readily integrate ESG factors into investing philosophies. “We are sounding the alarm bells that if you are an investment institution and...
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Argentina government to send debt sustainability bill to Congress- economy minister   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Reuters - BUENOS AIRES, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Argentina’s government will send a bill to Congress to restore debt sustainability, Economy Minister Martin Guzman said ... writing by Cassandra Garrison Editing by Chizu Nomiyama) Our...
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INTERVIEW-The Dutch businessman on a mission to unite companies over climate change   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - "If you can bring about 25% of the industry together across the value chain, you can create tipping points, and that accelerates things," Dutch businessman Polman, 63, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation in an interview at a...
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Argentina government to propose debt sustainability bill to ease credit crunch   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Nasdaq - Reuters, the news and media division of Thomson Reuters, is the world’s largest international multimedia news provider reaching more than one billion people every day. Reuters provides trusted business,
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Schroders makes Benelux push with new country head   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: Europe - Schroders has appointed Pieter Dalderop as country head Benelux, effective January 2020. Dalderop is responsible for the activities towards distribution partners and institutional parties in the Netherlands, Belgium and...
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Goldman Sachs (GS) Secures South African Banking License   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Credit Suisse Group AG
Source: YAHOO! - gets approval to operate as a bank in South Africa. This is in sync with the bank's efforts to expand in the country.
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Banco Sabadell and Amundi announce their strategic partnership in Spain alongside Amundi’s acquisition of Sabadell Asset Management   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Amundi
Source: GlobeNewswire - Montrouge, 22 January 2020 Banco Sabadell and Amundi announce their strategic partnership in Spain alongside Amundi’s acquisition of Sabadell
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Umicore - Transparency notifications by BlackRock, Inc.   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : BlackRock Investment Management
Source: wallstreet online - BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited Securities Lent 660,948 0.27% physical BlackRock Advisors, LLC Securities Lent 47,663 0.02% physical BlackRock Fund Advisors Securities Lent 1,862,863 0.76% physical BlackRock Investment Management...
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Amundi targets Spain with €430m Sabadell AM acquisition   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Amundi
Source: Europe - French asset management giant Amundi has taken 100% ownership of the asset management business of Banco Sabadell for €430m in a bid to expand its foothold in Spain. The acquisition is part of a 10-year strategic deal struck...
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China's Hanwha SolarOne gets $475 mln credit line from Beijing bank   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : SAM Group
Source: Reuters - “This acts as a temporary relief for these companies,” said Thiemo Lang, a senior portfolio manager at Sustainable Asset Management in Zurich. “(The loans) enable them to sell their modules into the state-owned...
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Schroders raises €305m for its first pan-European hotel fund   
January 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: Business Immo - UK-based investment manager Schroders has announced the initial closing of its first hotel fund, Schroder European Operating Hotels Fund I, with €305m of equity commitments from European institutional investors and family...
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MSCI publishes Principles of Sustainable Investing   
January 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
Source: Professional Pensions - sustainable investment performance has never been greater." MSCI also promotes ESG transparency across the investment value chain by making publicly available our ESG ratings of the most commonly owned companies worldwide, as...
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AMUNDI ETF MSCI EUROPE UTILITIES: Net Asset Value(s)   
January 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : Amundi
Source: London South East - UK Regulatory announcement transmitted by DGAP - a service of EQS Group AG. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.
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AMUNDI ETF MSCI EM LATIN AMERICA - B: Net Asset Value(s)   
January 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : Amundi
Source: London South East - UK Regulatory announcement transmitted by DGAP - a service of EQS Group AG. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.
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MSCI Urges Industry to Incorporate ESG Considerations into Investment Processes   
January 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
Source: Business Wire - MSCI has published “The MSCI Principles of Sustainable Investing,” a framework designed to illustrate specific, actionable steps that investors can and should undertake to improve practices for ESG integration across...
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Brave Asset Management Inc. Sells 4,098 Shares of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ)   
January 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : Credit Suisse Group AG
Source: modernreaders.com - Brave Asset Management Inc. cut its holdings in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE ... They set an “overweight” rating and a $160.00 target price for the company. Finally, Credit Suisse Group reissued a “buy”...
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World risks 'disaster' as reuse of natural resources declines   
January 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - That would make it easier to identify opportunities and help economies shift to a more sustainable model, he said by phone from the World Economic ... (Reporting by Michael Taylor @MickSTaylor; Editing by Megan Rowling. Please...
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UPDATE 1-German energy shift is "open-heart surgery" - Economy Minister   
January 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Reuters - Could remain a model for sustainable decarbonisation (Adds details from speech ... (Reporting by Christoph Steitz and Vera Eckert Editing by Michelle Martin) Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
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Greenpeace warns over hidden climate cost of 'eco-friendly' chicken   
January 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - British shops were working to combat deforestation and increase the use of certified sustainable soy in supply chains ... that very few are actually providing enough transparency about what they are doing," she told the Thomson...
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Japan's Aeon aims to serve eco-certified sushi in time for Olympics   
January 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Reuters - The MSC said Aeon’s scale would help expand recognition for sustainable seafood among Japanese consumers ... Editing by Christopher Cushing and Susan Fenton Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
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Asian palm oil buyers lag behind in global green push: survey   
January 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Reuters - A survey of major palm oil buyers on their pledges to help curb deforestation shows that a quarter, mostly based in Asia, have yet to make commitments to purchase sustainable supplies, green group WWF said on Friday.
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AE Wealth Management LLC Purchases 1,420 Shares of Aptiv PLC (NYSE:APTV)   
January 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : Credit Suisse Group AG
Source: modernreaders.com - AE Wealth Management LLC lifted its position in shares of Aptiv ... They set a “buy” rating and a $98.00 price objective for the company. Credit Suisse Group reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $95.00...
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Browse Investor Relations Associate Jobs at The Blackstone Group (HK) Limited   
January 20, 2020 Associated Profiles : The Blackstone Group
Source: Efinancialcareers.com - The Blackstone Group (HK) Limited, Investor Relations Associate: currently 3 jobs.The latest job was posted on 06 Jan 20.
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MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS) Shares Purchased by First National Bank of Omaha   
January 20, 2020 Associated Profiles : Amundi
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. lifted its holdings in MAXIMUS by 7,431.9% in the 1st quarter. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. now owns 148,680 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $10,553,000...
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Schroders appoints deputy head of credit for Europe   
January 20, 2020 Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: The Asset - Schroders has appointed a deputy head of credit for Europe as the firm continues to grow its global credit capability in response to clients’ evolving investment needs. Julien Houdain has assumed the newly-created role and...
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IFP Advisors Inc Has $1.26 Million Holdings in The Carlyle Group LP (NASDAQ:CG)   
January 20, 2020 Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - IFP Advisors Inc grew its position in The Carlyle Group LP (NASDAQ:CG) by 22.8% during the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 40,287 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an...
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Gould Asset Management LLC CA Has $1.09 Million Position in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE)   
January 20, 2020 Associated Profiles : Credit Suisse Group AG
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - Gould Asset Management LLC CA lowered its stake in shares of Pfizer Inc. (NYSE ... October 1st. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Pfizer in a research note on Tuesday, October 29th....
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The Blackstone Group Inc. Class A Common Stock (BX) Revenue EPS   
January 20, 2020 Associated Profiles : The Blackstone Group
Source: Nasdaq - ©2019, EDGAR®Online, a division of Donnelley Financial Solutions. EDGAR® is a federally registered trademark of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. EDGAR ...
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Can You Get $10 Billion of Stock Orders in 10 Hours'   
January 20, 2020 Associated Profiles : Amundi
Source: Washington Post - A number of foreign-controlled joint ventures with banks are in the works. Days before Christmas, Beijing approved the first one, a tie-up between Amundi Asset Management and a unit of Bank of China Ltd. Shortly afterward, China...
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AE Wealth Management LLC Raises Stock Position in Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW)   
January 20, 2020 Associated Profiles : Credit Suisse Group AG
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - AE Wealth Management LLC grew its holdings in Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE ... Seaport Global Securities reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Illinois Tool Works in a research note on Monday, October 28th....
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Climate change pushes investors to take their temperature   
January 20, 2020 Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Reuters - Move over revenue growth and dividend payouts: it’s time to take your portfolio’s temperature. Policymakers are pushing investors to do more to ensure their portfolio choices help to meet the 2015 Paris Agreement to...
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Appointment: Duvoux is new CEO of Amundi Luxembourg   
January 20, 2020 Associated Profiles : Amundi
Source: Delano - Jeanne Duvoux joins Amundi Luxembourg from Société Générale in Luxembourg. Europe’s largest asset manager, which as of September 30 2019 was managing €1,563 trillion of assets across six...
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Explainer: What are Germany's farmers so angry about'   
January 19, 2020 Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: dw.com on MSN.com - Thousands of farmers have taken to the streets in cities across Germany to protest new environmental regulations.
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Aviation sustainability: US ageing fleets under the spotlight   
January 19, 2020 Associated Profiles : BlackRock Investment Management
Source: Centreforaviation.com - If there was any doubt that environmental stewardship is rapidly gaining traction among investors, look no further than the annual letter from the BlackRock (Investment) CEO declaring that sustainability is taking centre stage in...
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