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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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Asset Managers News
New Portfolio Products for Uncertain Times   
April 05, 2020
Source: Think Advisor - It rebranded its Sustainable Core ETFs as Aware funds ... The Aware product line was originally introduced in March 2018 with several equity and fixed income ESG ETFs based on indexes from MSCI, which is also the index provider...
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5 of the Best Stocks to Buy for April   
April 05, 2020
Source: YAHOO! - March was a horrendous month for the markets: The S&P 500 Index lost more than 12% in the month alone, while for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, March marked the culmination of what would be the worst first-quarter...
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Bull-Market Gain in Stocks Seen as Trivial Without Sustained Buying   
April 05, 2020
Source: bnnbloomberg - The MSCI Asia Pacific index has risen 13% from its March low ... “The 20% yardstick does not matter unless we start seeing higher highs and sustainable buying at lows,” said Jaiganesh Balasubramaniam, a market...
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OPINION: Central banks must target a green recovery after coronavirus   
April 05, 2020
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Huge finance injections must help to create a different kind of economy - one that is more stable and sustainable
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NCC Didn’t Give N300m Subvention To NITDA, Says Management   
April 05, 2020
Source: LEADERSHIP Newspaper - A five-year Global Environment Facility (GEF) project: Sustainable Fuelwood Management (SFM) in Nigeria was launched on June 2017. The project...
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Credit Suisse Group Reiterates Sell Rating for Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW)   
April 05, 2020
Source: modernreaders.com - Credit Suisse Group reissued their sell rating on shares of Palo Alto Networks (NYSE ... A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Belpointe Asset...
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Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR) to Post Q1 2021 Earnings of $0.85 Per Share, Oppenheimer Forecasts   
April 05, 2020
Source: modernreaders.com - 1.40% of the stock is owned by insiders. Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of DLTR. Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Co bought a new stake in shares of Dollar Tree during the third quarter worth...
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Desjardins Weighs in on TELUS Co.’s FY2021 Earnings (NYSE:TU)   
April 05, 2020
Source: modernreaders.com - Executive Wealth Management LLC bought a new stake in TELUS in the 3rd quarter worth $28,000. Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Co bought a new stake in TELUS in the 3rd quarter worth $2,464,000. Voya Investment Management LLC...
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Pandemic turns Europe deal-makers of private equity into rescuers   
April 05, 2020
Source: Gulf Times - For private equity firms, the Covid-19 pandemic turned a record buying binge into an industry-wide panic, upending a lucrative business model and turning dealmakers into rescuers overnight. It’s left investors like Cinven,...
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EnLink Midstream (NYSE:ENLC) Lifted to Sell at ValuEngine   
April 05, 2020
Source: modernreaders.com - Credit Suisse Group restated a hold rating and issued a $7.00 target price on shares of EnLink ... Evoke Wealth LLC bought a new stake in EnLink Midstream in the 3rd quarter valued at $45,000. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. ...
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Amundi (OTCMKTS:AMDUF) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Morgan Stanley   
April 05, 2020
Source: modernreaders.com - Morgan Stanley reissued their overweight rating on shares of Amundi (OTCMKTS:AMDUF) in a report released on Wednesday morning, The Fly reports. Shares of AMDUF opened at $60.64 on Wednesday. Amundi is a publically owned...
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CEREIT disposes of 12 assets across Western Europe for €65.7m   
April 04, 2020
Source: Business Immo - Cromwell European Real Estate Investment Trust (CEREIT) has completed the sale of 12 assets in France, Denmark and the Netherlands for €65.7m to funds advised by affiliates of the Blackstone Group. The assets are all light ...
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Homeland Security   
April 04, 2020
Source: AFCEA - operating executive for the Carlyle Group, warns that long-term solutions must be paired with near-term actions to prevent a host of cyber threats from crippling the United States militarily and economically. The Department of...
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Novo Nordisk A/S Series B   
April 04, 2020
Source: Barron's - Stocks: Real-time U.S. stock quotes reflect trades reported through Nasdaq only; comprehensive quotes and volume reflect trading in all markets and are delayed at least 15 minutes. International ...
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Preventing the Next Pandemic May Start With Supply Chains   
April 04, 2020
Source: Bloomberg on MSN.com - Samuelrich says investors can reduce environmental and pandemic risks (both in their portfolios and out in the world) by dumping companies with factory farm products or engaged in
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ESG ETFs Appear Unscathed by the Coronavirus Carnage   
April 04, 2020
Source: YAHOO! - But ESG ETFs appeared somewhat resilient to the acute selloffs. iShares ESG MSCI USA Leaders ETF SUSL lost 18.9% this year versus 23.5% loss in the S&P 500 (as of Apr 1, 2020). In the first quarter, 59% of U.
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Amundi first global investment manager to propose dividends suspension   
April 04, 2020
Source: The Financial Times - Amundi has proposed suspending its 2019 dividend payment, becoming the first big investment company to take such a move, though analysts predict others will follow suit. Europe’s largest asset manager, which is 70 per cent...
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Scott Pruitt Won’t Fight the Endangerment Finding Because the Climate Science Is Overwhelming   
April 04, 2020
Source: Greentech Media - Policy & regulation are aligning with renewables cost declines to make projects more profitable and portfolios more sustainable. The Grid Edge comprises technologies, solutions and business models ...
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Thomson Reuters names Hasker as CEO, Eastwood as CFO   
April 04, 2020
Source: The Middletown Press - Thomson Reuters says Steve Hasker will become its new CEO, succeeding Jim Smith. The company also announced Tuesday that Mike Eastwood, senior vice president and head of corporate finance ...
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Commscope Holding Company Inc (NASDAQ:COMM) Shares Bought by UBS Asset Management Americas Inc.   
April 04, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. lifted its position in shares of Commscope Holding ... dropped their price objective for the company from $16.00 to $7.00 in a research note on Monday, March 16th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group ...
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Are green stocks a mega trend or a bubble in the making'   
April 04, 2020
Source: The Irish Times - That investment came from Ilmarinen, Finland’s oldest pension company, which also poured nearly $850 million into another BlackRock ESG fund shortly after it began trading last year. In January ...
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A glaring gray area for Stuy Town, Blackstone and the city   
April 04, 2020
Source: The Real Deal - When three progressive politicians met with a senior executive at the Blackstone Group in February, the fate of 6,200 Manhattan apartments hung in the balance. New York State Assembly member Harvey Epstein, state Sen. Brad...
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Navigating Emerging Markets During Uncertain Times: This Too Shall Pass   
April 04, 2020
Source: Seeking Alpha - Price swings have been dramatic. For example, we've seen 8 +/- 4% absolute moves in the MSCI Emerging Markets Index in the last two weeks of March. We've seen w
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GREEN CENTURY EQUITY FUND (GCEQX) - Dividends   
April 04, 2020
Source: The Motley Fool - Founded in 1993 by brothers Tom and David Gardner, The Motley Fool helps millions of people attain financial freedom through our website, podcasts, books, newspaper column, radio show, and premium ...
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NAO Points Towards a Labour Model of Measurement by Objectives and Productivity and Changes in the Supply Chains After the Crisis of COVID-19   
April 04, 2020
Source: PR Newswire - VALENCIA, Spain, April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Spanish ESG asset management firm NAO SAM continues to weather the crisis caused by the COVID-19 within its studied sector strategy and the entry ...
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Cuomo starts planning to bring economy back while also taking new steps in coronavirus fight   
April 04, 2020
Source: The Business Journals - Gov. Andrew Cuomo has tapped two advisers to start looking at ways to bring New York's economy back to life after the coronavirus pandemic passes.
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Piper Sandler Weighs in on Visa Inc’s Q2 2020 Earnings (NYSE:V)   
April 04, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - 0.19% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders. Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of V. Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Co bought a new stake in shares of Visa in the 3rd quarter valued at...
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Ares Capital's NAV, Dividend, And Valuation Vs. 14 BDC Peers - Part 2 (Including 2020 Dividend Projections)   
April 04, 2020
Source: Seeking Alpha - Part 2 of this article compares ARCC’s recent dividend per share rates, yield percentages, and several other highly unique dividend sustainability metrics to fo
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Seven Investment Management senior staffer resurfaces at Quilter   
April 04, 2020
Source: portfolio-adviser.com - “We have invested considerable time and effort into building a robust and expert portfolio management team with a product range designed to help solve ... as a senior investment manager focusing on derivatives and...
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Illinois Tool Works (NYSE:ITW) Rating Lowered to Hold at Jefferies Financial Group   
April 04, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in ITW. Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Co bought a new stake in shares of Illinois Tool Works during the 3rd quarter...
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UN Security Council urges cease-fire in Afghanistan   
April 03, 2020
Source: Associated Press on MSN.com - (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul) 3/3 SLIDES © Thomson Reuters Afghan health workers inspect passengers amid concerns about ... whether its leaders can join together “to engage in meaningful talks with the Taliban to achieve a...
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Swiss Re Ltd. ADR (Sponsored) (SSREY) Institutional Holdings   
April 03, 2020
Source: Nasdaq - Institutional Holdings information is filed by major institutions on form 13-F with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Major institutions are defined as firms or individuals that exercise ...
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Virus Boosts Rich Asian Interest in Sustainable Investing Trend   
April 03, 2020
Source: Bloomberg on MSN.com - Wealthy investors in Asia are showing more interest in sustainable investments as the coronavirus pandemic focuses more attention on health and the environment, according to UBS Group AG.
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Why Uruguay’s Unprecedented Shift to Clean Energy Is a Model for the World   
April 03, 2020
Source: World Politics Review - Complementing a $1 million grant from the Global Environment Facility, an independent financial organization with ties to the United Nations and the World Bank, Uruguay co-financed $6 million to construct an initial 5 megawatt...
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BlackRock and Schroders latest to freeze property funds   
April 03, 2020
Source: The Financial Times - A new wave of UK property funds including vehicles managed by BlackRock and Schroders has been forced to suspend trading, pushing the total amount locked in such funds as a result of the coronavirus outbreak to close to...
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Novo Nordisk A/S ADR   
April 03, 2020
Source: Barron's - Stocks: Real-time U.S. stock quotes reflect trades reported through Nasdaq only; comprehensive quotes and volume reflect trading in all markets and are delayed at least 15 minutes. International ...
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Vanuatu Government benefits from Assets placed in communities by Climate Change projects   
April 03, 2020
Source: ReliefWeb - The VCAP Project which got its funding from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) through the Global Environment Facility (GEF) has transferred all assets to the Government of Vanuatu with the aim to fulfill its overall...
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Fund managers freeze UK institutional property funds   
April 03, 2020
Source: YAHOO! - Investment managers BlackRock and Schroders have suspended trading in UK real estate funds aimed at institutional investors, citing difficulty in getting an accurate price for their assets. The suspension of the funds with...
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Federated States of Micronesia Leads the Way in Accessing Climate Change, Disaster Risk Finance   
April 03, 2020
Source: International Institute for Sustainable Development - The FSM has also successfully accessed Green Climate Fund (GCF) Readiness Funds, project funding from the Adaptation Fund and the Global Environment Facility (GEF), as well as direct funding from bilateral partners who are...
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BlackRock, Schroders suspend UK real estate funds   
April 03, 2020
Source: Channel NewsAsia Singapore - Investment managers BlackRock and Schroders said they have suspended trading in UK real estate funds aimed at institutional investors, citing
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£20bn stuck in property funds as BlackRock and Schroders gate   
April 03, 2020
Source: Citywire - BlackRock, Schroders and Royal London Asset Management have all gated their property funds two weeks Covid-19 woes promoted a wave of suspensions across the industry. The £3.4bn BlackRock UK Property and the £2.4bn...
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Schroders says backs UK Plc, warns on dividends, pay   
April 03, 2020
Source: YAHOO! - LONDON, April 2 (Reuters) - British asset manager Schroders said it will back companies seeking to protect their businesses from the economic hit of coronavirus, but warned any fresh capital-raising should result in a suspension...
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Viper Energy Partners LP (NASDAQ:VNOM) Shares Sold by Envestnet Asset Management Inc.   
April 03, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - Envestnet Asset Management Inc. lessened its stake in shares of Viper Energy Partners ... Several research firms have recently issued reports on VNOM. Credit Suisse Group decreased their price objective on Viper Energy Partners ...
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People moves: Stone Estate appoints Manning asset management head   
April 03, 2020
Source: IPE - Stone Estate Swiss Management – The Swiss real estate investment company has appointed Alastair Manning as managing director and head of asset management with immediate effect. His primary focus will be the management of ...
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Schroders is right to warn on executive pay, now it can lead by example   
April 03, 2020
Source: MSN - There’s no harm, though, in big City fund managers aligning themselves with the message. So Schroders deserves a half a cheer for its “Dear UK plc” letter, sent out on Thursday, that stated: “Where...
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ASX ends solid week deep in the red   
April 03, 2020
Source: Sydney Morning Herald - Despite the late slide, the benchmark index still managed to finish the week with an increase of 4.6 per cent, the largest since late 2011. Paul O’Connor, head of multi-asset management at Janus Henderson Investors, said...
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BlackRock, Schroders suspend U.K. real estate funds - Reuters   
April 03, 2020
Source: Seeking Alpha - Citing difficulty in getting an accurate price for their assets, BlackRock (BLK +4.8%) and Schroders (OTCPK:SHNWF) suspend trading in U.K. real estate funds aimed at institutional investors, Reuters r
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2019 ETF.com Award Winners   
April 03, 2020
Source: ETF - Finnish mutual pension insurer Ilmarinen was one of the driving forces behind the fund’s launch and is its largest shareholder. SUSL, which invests in only in equities with the highest ESG ratings, has been named not only...
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Schroders vs COVID-19: From split-team working to a minimum viable presence   
April 03, 2020
Source: Human Resources Online - with topics ranging from Analytics, to HR Business Partnering, Coaching, Leadership, Agile Talent and more. Schroders chief executive Peter Harrison recently wrote an article on how the investment management firm managed to...
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Schroders demands executives take pay cuts and ‘share the pain’   
April 02, 2020
Source: The Financial Times - The largely abandoned City of London. Schroders says that it will support companies with a sustainable model but they must focus on employees, customers and suppliers © PA Share on Twitter (opens new window) Share on...
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