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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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Schroders launches Shariah-compliant global equity fund   
December 05, 2020
Source: Investment Week - Schroders has launched a Shariah-compliant global equity fund, which seeks to offer investors a diversified investment strategy.
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Why Opko Health Stock Jumped Today   
December 05, 2020
Source: The Motley Fool - The big gain came after website TheDeal.com reported that The Blackstone Group (NYSE:BX) could have an interest in buying Opko's potential growth hormone royalties. Keep in mind that a potential ...
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EXCLUSIVE: Children in Brazil found working for food delivery apps   
December 05, 2020
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Prosecutors vow child labor probe into gig economy companies such as Uber Eats after investigation by the Thomson Reuters Foundation
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O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC Acquires 869 Shares of Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPD)   
December 05, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC grew its holdings in Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPD) by 769.0% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities &...
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Amundi (OTCMKTS:AMDUF) Stock Rating Lowered by Smith Barney Citigroup   
December 05, 2020
Source: modernreaders.com - Amundi (OTCMKTS:AMDUF) was downgraded by equities research analysts at Smith Barney Citigroup from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a note issued to investors on Thursday, The Fly reports. Several...
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Eversource Energy (NYSE:ES) Shares Purchased by O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC   
December 05, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC boosted its position in Eversource Energy (NYSE:ES) by 12.2% during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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BlackRock Inc. Purchases 1,200,232 Shares of Atlantica Sustainable Infrastructure plc (NASDAQ:AY)   
December 05, 2020
Source: modernreaders.com - BlackRock Inc. increased its position in Atlantica Sustainable Infrastructure plc (NASDAQ:AY) by 52.8% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
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Credit Suisse names 4 firms as likely deal targets after a fresh wave of asset management M&A — and pinpoints possible buyers   
December 05, 2020
Source: Business Insider - Analysts described which firms they see as the likeliest buyers and sellers after Waddell and Reed was sold to Australia-based Macquarie Group.
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Amundi (OTCMKTS:AMDUF) Cut to “Neutral” at Citigroup Inc. 3% Minimum Coupon Principal Protected Based Upon Russell   
December 05, 2020
Source: modernreaders.com - Amundi (OTCMKTS:AMDUF) was downgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc. 3% Minimum Coupon Principal Protected Based Upon Russell from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a note issued to investors on...
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HSBC Global Asset Management rolls out new equity fund   
December 05, 2020
Source: The Asset - HSBC Global Asset Management has launched a new fund for retail investors in Hong Kong, seeking to capitalize on investment opportunities from three mega trends, namely ageing population, technological innovation and societal...
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Here are 9 fascinating facts to know about BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager popping up in the Biden administration   
December 05, 2020
Source: Business Insider - The asset manager has become a force in DC, and two executives with BlackRock on their resumes are set to hold prominent roles in Biden's cabinet.
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Grab and Gojek working out a deal in what would be the biggest internet merger in Southeast Asia   
December 05, 2020
Source: FreshPlaza - DJSI comprises North American sustainability leaders as identified by Sustainable Asset Management (SAM). It represents the top 20% of the largest 600 North American companies in the S&P Global ...
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Costco: November and Q1 fiscal year 2021 sales results   
December 05, 2020
Source: FreshPlaza - DJSI comprises North American sustainability leaders as identified by Sustainable Asset Management (SAM). It represents the top 20% of the largest 600 North American companies in the S&P Global ...
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OPINION: Can we rise from the COVID-19 ashes and win the climate battle'   
December 04, 2020
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - When 197 countries adopted the Paris Agreement on Climate Change in 2015, I remember feeling an extraordinary surge of hope – for multilateralism, for science, for humanity. Years of advocacy in support of small and...
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Acadian Asset Management LLC Buys 5,779 Shares of Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRVL)   
December 04, 2020
Source: modernreaders.com - Acadian Asset Management LLC increased its stake in Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRVL) by 593.9% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
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How the Growth of Sustainable Investing Has Investors Seeing Green   
December 04, 2020
Source: Nasdaq - The growth of sustainable investing is fueling demand for financial products that incorporate ESG strategies as well as the evolution of frameworks that facilitate its growth. Investment in ESG funds has reached an all-time high...
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The Blackstone Group Inc. (NYSE:BX) Position Lessened by Principal Financial Group Inc.   
December 04, 2020
Source: modernreaders.com - Principal Financial Group Inc. decreased its stake in The Blackstone Group Inc. (NYSE:BX) by 5.5% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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JOIN US TODAY: Elite recruiters from The Carlyle Group, Apollo, and Bain Capital will break down how to get hired in private equity   
December 04, 2020
Source: Business Insider on MSN.com - Join Business Insider for an exclusive live event to learn what it takes to land a coveted job at top private-equity firms.
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Credit Suisse PM steps back from flexible mixed-asset fund   
December 04, 2020
Source: Citywire - The fund will be overseen by three new managers after the departure of Aram Compton, whose current employment status at the firm is unclear.
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Carlyle and H&F invest $1bn in Vantage   
December 04, 2020
Source: PE Hub - The Carlyle Group and Hellman & Friedman have invested $1 billion in Vantage, a newly launched re/insurance firm.
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UOB adopts Bloomberg Barclays MSCI Global Green Bond Index for ESG Investment Solutions   
December 04, 2020
Source: Hubbis - Customers of UOB can now invest in green bonds selected from the Bloomberg Barclays MSCI Global Green Bond Index, reports UOB. UOB is the first Singapore bank to adopt the globally-recognised index, as part of the bank’s...
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iShares MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target ETF (NYSEARCA:CRBN) Shares Sold by Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc.   
December 04, 2020
Source: modernreaders.com - Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. lowered its stake in shares of iShares MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target ETF (NYSEARCA:CRBN) by 56.7% during the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC.
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The Blackstone Group Inc. (NYSE:BX) Shares Bought by Natixis   
December 04, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - Natixis boosted its holdings in shares of The Blackstone Group Inc. (NYSE:BX) by 73.8% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.
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O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC Acquires 552 Shares of Yum China Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:YUMC)   
December 04, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Yum China Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:YUMC) by 24.6% during the 3rd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 2,793 shares of the company’s stock after...
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'Green Nobel' Prize-Winning Activist Says Indigenous Wisdom Protects Forests   
December 04, 2020
Source: Global Citizen - This Goldman Prize winner says tapping into Indigenous knowledge and involving communities are the best ways to protect forests and other natural resources.
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ETF Flows Reveal Investors Are Betting on Stocks   
December 04, 2020
Source: Nasdaq - "With the markets striking a decidedly risk-on tone, investors turned to ETFs to implement positions quickly, and with precision. Given the strength in equity markets, equity ETFs were the main beneficiary,
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Tech stock boom a 'bubble waiting to burst': Amundi CIO   
December 04, 2020
Source: Reuters - The boom in the shares of U.S. technology giants is a bubble that will burst once interest rates increase or "over exuberance" in the tech story fades, Pascal Blanque, chief investment officer at asset manager Amundi said on...
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Kroger Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index for Eighth Consecutive Year   
December 04, 2020
Source: Business Insider - PRNewswire/ -- The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today announced it was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability™ North America
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Ivory Coast cocoa farmers threaten to boycott industry sustainability programs   
December 04, 2020
Source: Reuters - Ivory Coast's cocoa farmers union has threatened to withdraw from chocolate industry sustainability programs over a dispute about the payment of a premium aimed at combating farmer poverty, according to a draft statement seen by...
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UN agency hit with fraud and corruption allegations at climate projects   
December 04, 2020
Source: National Post on MSN.com - The United Nations Development Programme is facing several allegations of fraud and corruption linked to the multibillion-dollar Global Environment Facility, according to documents seen by the Financial Times.
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Sustainable and ESG Investment Awards finalist interview: GIB Global ESG-Plus   
December 04, 2020
Source: Investment Week - Plus strategy was a finalist in the Best Newcomer category at this year’s Investment Week Sustainable and ESG Investment Awards.
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Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc. (NYSE:HASI) Receives Average Recommendation of “Buy” from Analysts   
December 04, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - Shares of Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc. (NYSE:HASI) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the nine ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports.
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Former Veritas CEO Bill Coleman Mourned As Software Visionary   
December 04, 2020
Source: CRN - Bill Coleman was the visionary behind the founding of BEA Systems, and lead the recovery of Veritas after it was sold by Symantec.
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Acadian Asset Management LLC Acquires 2,037 Shares of PTC Inc. (NASDAQ:PTC)   
December 04, 2020
Source: modernreaders.com - Acadian Asset Management LLC boosted its position in shares of PTC Inc. (NASDAQ:PTC) by 169.3% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 3,
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The Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority has approved the merger prospectus concerning the combination of Cargotec Corporation and Konecranes Plc   
December 04, 2020
Source: Kauppalehti - CARGOTEC CORPORATION, STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE, 3 DECEMBER 2020 AT 8:30 PM EET. NOT FOR PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN OR INTO AUSTRALI
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O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC Decreases Stock Position in WEC Energy Group, Inc. (NYSE:WEC)   
December 04, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC cut its holdings in WEC Energy Group, Inc. (NYSE:WEC) by 17.4% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.
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FOCUS-North American farmers profit as consumers pressure food business to go green   
December 03, 2020
Source: Reuters - Beer made from rice grown with less water, rye planted in the off-season and the sale of carbon credits to tech firms are just a few of the changes North American farmers are making as the food industry strives to go green.
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UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. Raises Holdings in Bunge Limited (NYSE:BG)   
December 03, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. lifted its holdings in Bunge Limited (NYSE:BG) by 12.7% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
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Pakistan project wins award for shielding villages from natural disasters   
December 03, 2020
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - A project that combines satellite images, mapping technologies and the local knowledge of villagers to help build climate-proof settlements in disaster-prone areas of Pakistan won an international award on Thursday.
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UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. Sells 34,927 Shares of Eaton Co. plc (NYSE:ETN)   
December 03, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. lowered its holdings in Eaton Co. plc (NYSE:ETN) by 1.8% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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MSCI Index-Based ETF Assets Cross $1 Trillion Mark   
December 03, 2020
Source: Nasdaq - E xchange traded funds that track MSCI indices have now accumulated more than $1 trillion in assets under management. ETFs linked to MSCI-based indices have attracted $1 trillion as of November 16, 2020.
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The Blackstone Group Inc. (NYSE:BX) Shares Purchased by Azimuth Capital Management LLC   
December 03, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - Azimuth Capital Management LLC increased its stake in shares of The Blackstone Group Inc. (NYSE:BX) by 8.4% during the 3rd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 6,435 shares of the asset manager’s stock after...
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EU Watchdog Criticizes BlackRock Appointment as ESG Adviser   
December 03, 2020
Source: Bloomberg on MSN.com - The ruling is a small win for environmentalists, who have targeted the world’s largest asset manager for investing in fossil fuels
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BlackRock Emerges as Wall Street Player in Biden Administration   
December 03, 2020
Source: Wall Street Journal - Two executives who have worked at BlackRock are set to take roles at the Treasury Department and National Economic Council.
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Apollo Investment (NASDAQ:AINV) Lifted to C- at TheStreet   
December 03, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - TheStreet upgraded shares of Apollo Investment (NASDAQ:AINV) from a d+ rating to a c- rating in a research report report published on Friday, TheStreetRatingsTable reports. AINV has been the subject of a number of other research...
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Children in Brazil found working for food delivery apps   
December 03, 2020
Source: This is Money - Cases of children working for major food delivery apps in Brazil during the COVID-19 pandemic have been uncovered by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, with prosecutors vowing to investigate amid growing scrutiny of employment...
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Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. Has $255,000 Position in Apollo Investment Co. (NASDAQ:AINV)   
December 03, 2020
Source: modernreaders.com - Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. reduced its position in shares of Apollo Investment Co. (NASDAQ:AINV) by 7.5% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and...
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BOJ's Suzuki says c.bank should allow yield curve to steepen more   
December 03, 2020
Source: Nasdaq - TOKYO, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Bank of Japan (BOJ) board member Hitoshi Suzuki said on Thursday the central bank should allow super-long bond yields to rise moderately as part of efforts to make its stimulus programme sustainable.
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Free public electric vehicle charging station launched in Cape Town   
December 03, 2020
Source: esi-africa.com - The City of Cape Town has launched its first public electric vehicle charging station, situated in the parking area of Bellville Civic Centre.
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Aberdeen Standard Investments taps Schroders executive as Japan deputy head   
December 03, 2020
Source: Asia Asset Management - UK-based Aberdeen Standard Investments has hired Sadayuki Takahashi from rival Schroders for a newly created position as deputy head of Japan. He reports to Ken Yajima. chief executive officer and representative director of ASI...
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