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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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Global Sustainability Community Comes Together To Support Ukraine   
July 07, 2022
Source: CSR Wire - On 21st June, the global sustainability community came together to explore the future of sustainability, and the need for more collaborative, inclusive efforts to advance sustainable development.
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People moves: Railpen chair Mike Craston joins ThomasLloyd   
July 07, 2022
Source: IPE - ThomasLloyd, Danica Pension, MaPS, Janus Henderson, Generali, BNP Paribas AM, Kempen, Cushon, Downing, AXA IM, Newton, Value Partners
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Welton Investment Partners Hires William Marr to Lead New Wealth Management Group   
July 07, 2022
Source: Associated Press - Welton Investment Partners (Welton), the alternative investment manager focused on the pursuit of consistent returns across market environments, today announced the appointment of alternative investment strategy veteran,
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Top 5: Covid-induced onshoring, advice for central banks in their inflation fight, Dr Doom & more   
July 07, 2022
Source: Interest - Gareth Vaughan on Covid-induced onshoring, advice for central banks in their inflation fight x2, Dr Doom's 'mother of stagflationary debt crises' & why Dutch farmers are revolting
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BlackRock Investment Quality Municipal Trust Inc. (NYSE:BKN) Shares Sold by Spire Wealth Management   
July 07, 2022
Source: Defense World - Spire Wealth Management cut its holdings in shares of BlackRock Investment Quality Municipal Trust Inc. (NYSE:BKN – Get Rating) by 14.0% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities...
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Solar-powered systems providing sustainable and reliable water to communities   
July 07, 2022
Source: esi-africa.com - No ordinary irrigation will be taking place in rural communities in the Gambia as new innovative solar-powered water systems will be dispensed in the country. The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has...
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ETF Investors Reduce Credit Risk As Recession Fears Spike   
July 07, 2022
Source: YAHOO!Finance - High yield, corporate bond and emerging market debt ETFs have all seen outflows over the past month as investors look to increase the credit quality of their fixed income allocations as fears of a recession continue to ramp up.
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After first-half rate hike spree by global central banks, the only way is still up   
July 06, 2022
Source: The Globe and Mail - Central banks overseeing seven of the 10 most heavily traded currencies delivered 350 basis points of rate hikes between them last month
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MSCI launches emissions measuring tool   
July 06, 2022
Source: Financial Standard - MSCI has launched Total Portfolio Footprinting, helping financial institutions measure carbon emissions across lending and investments as part of the transition to a net zero economy.
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Net-zero company targets: A dirty business   
July 06, 2022
Source: Euromoney - Companies that publicly commit to net zero by 2030 need to be held accountable for those commitments. That won’t happen until their carbon footprint becomes publicly available data.
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Koshinski Asset Management Inc. Acquires 7,306 Shares of BlackRock Investment Quality Municipal Trust Inc. (NYSE:BKN)   
July 06, 2022
Source: ETF Daily News - Koshinski Asset Management Inc. raised its holdings in BlackRock Investment Quality Municipal Trust Inc. (NYSE:BKN – Get Rating) by 43.5% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent ...
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Biden searches for inflation solution as voter disapproval grows   
July 06, 2022
Source: The Financial Times - US president makes tackling soaring prices a priority but economists warn there is little the White House can do to help
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Industry warns of fallout from SCOTUS EPA ruling   
July 06, 2022
Source: InvestmentNews - SCOTUS' ruling in West Virginia’s lawsuit against the EPA could have far-reaching economic consequences due to climate risk
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Minister showcases Bermuda’s blue economy at international conference   
July 06, 2022
Source: The Royal Gazette - Bermuda’s work in developing a blue economy has been showcased during a weeklong UN Ocean Conference by the home affairs minster, Walter Roban. Mr Roban said the conference, which took place from
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A Capitol Hill Update With SSGA’s Melissa Kahn   
July 06, 2022
Source: planadviser.com - The leader of State Street Global Advisors’ public policy work says there is significant momentum building in Congress behind another ambitious package of retirement reforms.
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Minister Roban Attends UN Ocean Conference   
July 06, 2022
Source: Bernews - This conference has proven to be an excellent opportunity to showcase what Bermuda has done to develop our Blue Economy and Marine Spatial Plan,” said the Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban following his attendance at...
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Clear advantages   
July 06, 2022
Source: China Daily - For a period of several years, the World Bank is bringing together investors, trust fund resources, a clear public purpose and a significant government commitment. This approach can be adjusted and scaled to channel more private...
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Is Now A Good Time To Invest In SPY ETF' Compared To 2021, Yes. To 2023, Hmmmm   
July 06, 2022
Source: Seeking Alpha - We investigate how the valuations of SPY's stocks we examined in December have changed due to the Bear Market correction. Find out if SPY is a buy now.
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BNP Paribas AM bolsters UK sales team with SSGA and Newton hires   
July 06, 2022
Source: portfolio-adviser.com - Simon Mooney, appointed head of UK consultant relations, joins after seven years at State Street Global Advisors #bnpparibas
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Conservative proposals flop at US AGMs   
July 05, 2022
Source: The Financial Times - Plus Jim Chanos’ next ‘big short’, rising distress in European corporate debt and American fashion at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
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No ordinary irrigation in the Gambia   
July 05, 2022
Source: Guyana Chronicle - ACROSS many parts of rural Gambia, women farmers often start their day before dawn to ensure that they have enough water to irrigate their gardens and
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Nigeria, four others get $18mn biodiversity, water security projects funding   
July 05, 2022
Source: businessday - In a bid to protect biodiversity in lowland forests, and build water security and resilience, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) has approved $18
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How reviving traditional farming practices in the Mediterranean is enriching nature and people   
July 05, 2022
Source: BirdLife International - From restoring Albanian pastures, to protecting Moroccan vultures, to empowering female Tunisian shepherds and aiding Jordanian olive groves, sometimes going backwards is the way forwards.
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Koshinski Asset Management Inc. Increases Holdings in BlackRock Investment Quality Municipal Trust Inc. (NYSE:BKN)   
July 05, 2022
Source: Defense World - Koshinski Asset Management Inc. lifted its position in BlackRock Investment Quality Municipal Trust Inc. (NYSE:BKN – Get Rating) by 43.5% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the...
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GRAPHIC -After H1 rate hike spree, the only way is still up   
July 05, 2022
Source: Nasdaq - Central banks overseeing seven of the 10 most heavily traded currencies delivered 350 basis points of rate hikes between them last month - nearly half the total 775 bps administered by policymakers across the group this year to...
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Big Oil’s Boardroom Battles Subside As Climate Activism Loses Steam   
July 05, 2022
Source: Crude Oil Prices - Last year, shareholders in oil and gas companies demanded the firms clean up their acts, but it appears climate activism is now beginning to subside
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Grift Capitalism: The GOP’s Brilliant Strategy For Ripping Off Ordinary Americans   
July 05, 2022
Source: Forbes - As people like Mr. Pence seek to weaponize ESG for political purposes, they are creating a system of Grift Capitalism. This will hurt the very people whose interests they say they are serving, all for political gain.
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Nghitila denies influencing borehole drilling sites   
July 05, 2022
Source: The Namibian - THE executive director in the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism, Teofilus Nghitila, has denied allegations that he influenced the drilling of five boreholes at villages in Ohangwena
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The inflation blame-game will lead to bad outcomes   
July 04, 2022
Source: The Financial Times - An absolutist, ‘whatever it takes’ approach was the right call in the financial crisis. It won’t work to rein in current price rises
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Australian super fund retools portfolio with eye to compete   
July 04, 2022
Source: Pensions&Investments - With Australian regulators pressing small funds to prove they can achieve good outcomes, CIO Edward Smith insists TWUSUPER can compete.
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How Russia’s war blindsided the world of ESG investing   
July 03, 2022
Source: Moneyweb - Before Moscow sent troops into Ukraine on February 24, Sberbank, a Kremlin-backed bank already the target of international sanctions.
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Why This Exec Calls ESG the ‘Financialization of Sustainability   
July 03, 2022
Source: sourcingjournal - Yes, ESG has been a big goal for us. We’re making great progress on it. And we’ve got some significant investments we’re making over the next two years to continue to make progress.” While Tractor Supply...
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Global Dividend ETF Strategies Could Help Investors Diversify, Generate Attractive Yields   
July 03, 2022
Source: YAHOO!Finance - International high dividend exchange traded fund strategies can potentially help investors diversify and generate steady yields. In the recent webcast, Rates Rising' Time To Go Global With Your High Dividend Strategy,
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Green Century Equity Fund;Institutional   
July 03, 2022
Source: Wall Street Journal - The Fund seeks to provide its shareholders with long-term total return which corresponds to the total return performance of the Domini 400 Social Index, an index comprised of stocks according to ...
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How To Meet The Sustainability Challenge   
July 03, 2022
Source: Forbes - The planet's heating up and public trust is melting down. Here's how industry leaders plan to move the needle on ESG.
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Sustainability 2.0 And The Promise Of Green-Line Growth   
July 03, 2022
Source: Forbes - For generation 2.0 and 3.0 companies, sustainability is a C-suite function, complete with audit and compliance responsibility.
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Century senior midfielder, state champion Caroline Little is 2022 Carroll County Times girls lacrosse Player of the Year   
July 03, 2022
Source: The Baltimore Sun - Century senior midfielder Caroline Little, the 2022 Carroll County Times girls lacrosse Player of the Year, totaled 89 points on 55 goals and 24 assists and led the Knights to an undefeated season and the Class 2A state...
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'India Needed $16.5 Billion For Biodiversity Conservation between 2017-2022. All we had was $10 Billion'   
July 03, 2022
Source: IndiaSpend.com - While countries want the Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework to be as ambitious as possible, not many are willing to provide funds for conservation, says V.B. Mathur, India's official
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BlackRock Latin American Investment Trust Plc - Dividend Declaration   
July 02, 2022
Source: Yahoo Finance - ANNOUNCEMENT OF QUARTERLY INTERIM DIVIDEND 1 July 2022 The Board of BlackRock Latin American Investment Trust plc are pleased to announce the second quarterly interim dividend in respect of the financial year to 31 December 2022...
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BlackRock World Mining Trust (LON:BRWM) Shares Cross Below Fifty Day Moving Average of $675.69   
July 02, 2022
Source: Defense World - BlackRock World Mining Trust plc (LON:BRWM – Get Rating)’s stock price crossed below its 50 day moving average during trading on Friday . The stock has a 50 day moving average of GBX 675.69 ($8.29) and traded as low...
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Managers see demand for innovation   
July 02, 2022
Source: Pensions&Investments - In response to strong client demand, outsourced CIO managers are developing new investment strategies or enhancing existing approaches.
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Banda District to get ultra-modern Traditional Herbal Medicine production centre   
July 02, 2022
Source: MyJoyOnline - Traditional Herbal Medicine practitioners in the Banda District of the Bono region have lauded the idea of establishing a centre to produce herbal medicine in the area.
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Hang Seng IM plans to delist $5.5bn ETF as part of SSGA’s Tracker Fund takeover   
July 02, 2022
Source: The Financial Times - Hang Seng Investment Management plans to delist its Hang Seng index exchange traded fund in September as part of its process of taking over the management of the identical but larger State Street ...
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UNEP and EU bank join forces to slash marine and coastal pollution   
July 02, 2022
Source: Energy Live News - The €5m initiative aims to promote adequate water, wastewater, solid waste and industrial emissions management in the Southern Mediterranean region
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US-Based ESG Platform 'Brightest' Announces Accessible and Affordable Social Impact, Sustainability, and ESG Compliance Tech Software   
July 02, 2022
Source: Yahoo Finance - New York, New York--(Newsfile Corp. - June 28, 2022) - Brightest has launched its modern, accessible, and affordable social impact, sustainability, and ESG Platform. The announcement is made in ...
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Financial aggregation can help address the triple threat of climate change, environmental degradation, and social inequalities   
July 02, 2022
Source: India Education Diary - Linking Global Finance to Small-Scale Clean Energy, a new report released by UNDP's Climate Aggregation Platform today, finds that financial aggregation remains nascent in the distributed renewable energy sector.
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Dire state of ocean’s health met with tide of pledges at UN Ocean Conference,   
July 02, 2022
Source: UN News Centre - The five-day UN Ocean Conference ended today with more than 150 countries collectively agreeing to scale up science-based and innovative actions to address the ocean emergency. This agreement, together with bold commitments from...
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ETFs inflows take steep drop in first half of 2022, high-yield bonds see ‘massive’ outflows amid recession fears   
July 01, 2022
Source: MarketWatch - Hi! In this week’s ETF Wrap, you’ll get a look at where the money has flowed in the first half of 2022 and which areas are being fled by investors.
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1 July: The Week in Australian Foreign Affairs   
July 01, 2022
Source: Australian Institute of International Affairs - Albanese attends NATO Leaders’ Summit Meeting and will meet with Macron in Paris, Wong visits Malaysia and Vietnam, Plibersek addresses the UN Ocean Conference, and more.
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ESG and the Investment World's 12 Emperors   
July 01, 2022
Source: 24/7 Wall St - Harvard Law professor John Coates published a paper titled “The Problem of the Twelve.” Coates focused on the rise of index funds as investment vehicles and the muscle that index providers and fund managers get from...
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