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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
Sensex rises for 5th day, gains 187 points; Infy, financials surge   
July 07, 2020
Source: India Times - Extending its gains to the fifth straight session on Tuesday, BSE barometer Sensex rose 187 points, led by gains in software major Infosys and financial stocks, disregarding weak global cues and surging coronavirus cases.
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PhosAgro CEO Andrey Guryev Attends Opening of IUPAC Summer School on Green Chemistry   
July 07, 2020
Source: YAHOO! - Andrey Guryev, the CEO of PhosAgro and President of the Russian Fertilizer Producers Association, today attended the opening ceremony of the Summer School on Green Chemistry hosted by the International Union of Pure and Applied...
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Climate woes growing for women, hit worst by displacement and migration   
July 07, 2020
Source: Reuters - From sexual violence in displacement camps to extra farm work and greater risk of illness, women shoulder a bigger burden from worsening extreme weather and other climate pressures pushing people to move for survival,
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Lyxor MSCI Smart Cities ESG Filtered (DR) UCITS ETF - Acc: Net Asset Value(s)   
July 07, 2020
Source: Finanztreff - Lyx Idx Lyxor MSCI Smart Acc 10,33 +0,45% 10:14 Lyxor Global High Yield Sustainable Exposure UCITS ETF - Acc: Net Asset Value(s) Lyx Idx Lyxor Global Hig Acc 19,39 +0,32% 10:14 Lyxor USD High Yield Sustainable Exposure UCITS ETF...
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Orion Partners with State Street Global Advisors to Expand Investment Program   
July 07, 2020
Source: Yahoo! News - Renowned Investment Team Brings New Low-Cost Growth Opportunities to Orion Platform Orion Advisor Solutions, the premier provider of financial advisor technology and investment solutions, announces a new offering with State...
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Carlyle acquires Memsource   
July 07, 2020
Source: PE Hub - The Carlyle Group has acquired a majority stake in Memsource, a Prague-based language translation software provider.
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Curb climate change, protect environment to prevent future pandemics, countries told   
July 07, 2020
Source: Reuters - Land degradation, wildlife exploitation, intensive farming and climate change are driving the rise in diseases that, like the coronavirus, are passed from animals to humans, United Nations experts said on Monday.
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Investors pump £75m a week into ESG fund house   
July 07, 2020
Source: FTAdviser - Its Aum has jumped 57 per cent since the beginning of 2018, when it acquired sustainable asset management rival Pax World Management. imogen.tew@ft.com What do you think about the issues raised by this story' Email us on...
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Global Environment Facility GEF   
July 06, 2020
Source: Vietnamnet - It’s sunrise on the Cham Islands. Members of the local land crab cooperative rush home with baskets full of crabs after a night hunting in the hilly forest.
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China makes new territorial claims in eastern Bhutan   
July 06, 2020
Source: India Blooms - China has asserted a new claim in the eastern border with Bhutan while Global Environment Facility (GEF), in an online meeting, requested to develop Sakteng wildlife sanctuary in Bhutan's Trashigang district,
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First summit of global development banks must deliver on ending fossil fuel finance   
July 06, 2020
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Governments worldwide plan to produce 120% more oil, gas and coal by 2030 than is compatible with 1.5C warming limit - supported by huge volumes of public money
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Danish pension fund awards Amundi €2.6bn climate equity mandate   
July 06, 2020
Source: Citywire - Pensam, the Danish labour market pension fund, has assigned a €2.6bn equity mandate to asset management giant Amundi. The new structure is a separately managed account that will track the MSCI ACWI Climate Change Index with...
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ESG funds are booming - but doubts linger   
July 06, 2020
Source: The Australian Financial Review - When Matt Patsky first approached American companies 40 years ago over environment, social and governance ... Meaghan Victor from State Street Global Advisors says ESG appeals to women and ...
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Amundi unveils EM ESG ETF with €500m from pension giant   
July 06, 2020
Source: Citywire - Amundi has expanded its responsible investment efforts with an ESG-focused emerging markets ETF, which has launched with €500m in seed investment from Finnish pension giant Ilmarinen. The new fund, which is formally called...
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Victory Capital Management Inc. Has $66,000 Holdings in Focus Financial Partners Inc (NASDAQ:FOCS)   
July 06, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - Victory Capital Management Inc. cut its holdings in Focus Financial Partners Inc (NASDAQ:FOCS) by 34.0% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel.com reports. The firm owned 2,889 shares of the company’s stock after...
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Apollo Investment Corp. (AINV): Hedge Funds Are Nibbling   
July 06, 2020
Source: YAHOO! - How do you pick the next stock to invest in' One way would be to spend days of research browsing through thousands of publicly traded companies. However, an easier way is to look at the stocks that smart money investors are...
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2020 40 Under 40 Nikki Belshe   
July 06, 2020
Source: Fort Worth Business Press - Nikki Belshe sets the standard for passionate, dedicated, and ethical busi­ness practices in the field of music therapy.
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APG Asset Management N.V. Has $122.36 Million Stake in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU)   
July 06, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - APG Asset Management N.V. decreased its holdings in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) by 41.8% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor...
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Carlyle group takes 25% in Bharti data arm Nxtra   
July 06, 2020
Source: The Telegraph - The Carlyle group is acquiring an about 25 per cent stake in Bharti Airtel’s data centre business —Nxtra Data — for $235 million, or about Rs 1,780 crore, that sets the enterprise valuation of Nxtra at $1.2...
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Asset manager Schroders sees private equity opportunities ahead   
July 06, 2020
Source: The Australian - The fallout from COVID-19 will spark a wave of buying opportunities in segments of the private equity market, particularly as the need for liquidity intensifies, according to Schroders alternatives director Claire Smith.
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Canada should focus on boosting the economy even as debt climbs -analysts   
July 06, 2020
Source: Nasdaq - Canada should focus on boosting economic growth after getting pummeled by the COVID-19 crisis, analysts say, even as concerns about the sustainability of its ... the news and media division of Thomson Reuters, is the...
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Amundi launches emerging markets ESG ETF   
July 06, 2020
Source: Investment Week - Amundi has expanded its responsible investment offering with the introduction of an emerging markets ESG ETF, launched with a €500m investment from Ilmarinen, Finland’s largest pension insurance company.
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Beijing now bullies Bhutan   
July 06, 2020
Source: The Telegraph - China stakes claim to tracts in east of the country that include the Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary adjoining Arunachal Pradesh
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Apollo Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AINV) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $62.47 Million   
July 06, 2020
Source: modernreaders.com - Wall Street brokerages forecast that Apollo Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AINV) will post sales of $62.47 million for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Three analysts have provided estimates for Apollo Investment’s earnings,
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DTE Energy Co (NYSE:DTE) Shares Sold by Nelson Van Denburg & Campbell Wealth Management Group LLC   
July 05, 2020
Source: modernreaders.com - Nelson Van Denburg & Campbell Wealth Management Group LLC lessened its holdings in shares of DTE Energy Co (NYSE:DTE) by 16.0% in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC.
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Nelson Van Denburg & Campbell Wealth Management Group LLC Acquires 570 Shares of Ceridian HCM Holding Inc (NYSE:CDAY)   
July 05, 2020
Source: modernreaders.com - Nelson Van Denburg & Campbell Wealth Management Group LLC grew its holdings in Ceridian HCM Holding Inc (NYSE:CDAY) by 14.4% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities...
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Now China opens new border dispute with Bhutan   
July 05, 2020
Source: The Tribune - Beijing objected to the grant for Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary in eastern Bhutan’s Trashigang district bordering India and China Continuing with its expansionist agenda, China has now created a new border dispute with Bhutan,
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Days after demarche, China doubles down on claims on Eastern Bhutan boundary   
July 05, 2020
Source: The Hindu - Beijing has included Bhutan’s ‘Eastern sectors’ to the boundary dispute between the two countries for the first time
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BlackRock sees 'Rip Van Winkle' risks as pandemic hurts globalisation   
July 05, 2020
Source: Sydney Morning Herald - Inflation will be another major risk stemming from de-globalisation, according to Elga Bartsch, head of macro research at the BlackRock Investment Institute. "Globalisation was a major factor in ...
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OMR HSBC World Selection Balanced Portfolio   
July 04, 2020
Source: FE Trustnet - managed by HSBC Global Asset Management (UK) Limited. The underlying fund aims to provide capital growth through balanced investment in a broad range of asset classes across global markets by ...
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FEATURE-As South Africa eases lockdown, eco-tourism community fears for future   
July 04, 2020
Source: Reuters - CAPE TOWN, South Africa, July 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation ... The once-landless Makuleke have made a sustainable living running eco-tourism activities in the famous Kruger National Park ...
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Clock ticks on greener homes as UK seeks jobs and emissions cuts   
July 04, 2020
Source: Reuters - To meet a binding goal of achieving net-zero climate-changing emissions by 2050, Britain needs to upgrade its 29 million homes to use less fossil-fuel energy, often through measures such as adding insulation or swapping to...
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APG Asset Management N.V. Grows Stake in Reinsurance Group of America Inc (NYSE:RGA)   
July 04, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - APG Asset Management N.V. raised its stake in Reinsurance Group of America Inc (NYSE:RGA) by 60.2% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange...
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Brazil's indigenous seed collectors in demand for forest restoration   
July 04, 2020
Source: Reuters - By law, builders of roads and dams and others who destroy forests in Brazil's Amazon are required to replant an equivalent area of trees elsewhere.
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OPINION: Reimaging resilient food systems for food security post-COVID and beyond   
July 04, 2020
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Women's land rights are at the heart of a reimagined food sytem to withstand the ravages of disasters and pandemic
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UPDATE 1-Rainforest Alliance aims to help ethical growers get climate-smart   
July 04, 2020
Source: Reuters - The Rainforest Alliance will bolster its food certification scheme to ensure growers and brands make better use of technology to tackle climate change, respect human rights and invest in sustainable farming,
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AXA’s head of trading departs for HSBC Global Asset Management   
July 03, 2020
Source: The TRADE - Former AXA heading of trading, Daniel Leon, joins HSBC Global Asset Management as global head of trading, treasury management, and global solutions.
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HSBC GAM chooses global trading head   
July 03, 2020
Source: Pensions&Investments - Daniel Leon joined HSBC Global Asset Management as global head of trading, treasury management and global solutions, a spokesman said. The position is new. Mr. Leon is responsible for global counterparty relationships and...
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DBS, Schroders launch multi-asset fund for retirement income planning   
July 03, 2020
Source: The Straits Times - DBS and Schroder Investment Management Singapore (Schroders Singapore) on Friday (July 3) announced the launch of a multi-asset fund for retirement income planning, named Schroder Asia More+.. Read more at straitstimes.
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FEATURE-Powerless in a pandemic: Solar energy prescribed for off-grid healthcare   
July 03, 2020
Source: Reuters - As Sierra Leone emerged from an Ebola epidemic in 2015, it was clear that health facilities lacking a reliable energy supply had been a big obstacle to treating patients. But putting solar panels on the roof of every clinic...
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Daily Briefing: The long haul - caution as virus cases surge   
July 03, 2020
Source: Reuters - As high-frequency data this week showed a global economy slowly on the mend, the surge in coronavirus cases globally has sharpened the focus on whether the recovery is sustainable in the coming months.
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Powerless in a pandemic: Solar energy prescribed for off-grid healthcare   
July 03, 2020
Source: Reuters - As Sierra Leone emerged from an Ebola epidemic in 2015, it was clear that health facilities lacking a reliable energy supply had been a big obstacle to treating patients.
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3 Dividend Stocks That Can Reward You for Decades   
July 03, 2020
Source: YAHOO! - These three companies are as close to a sure thing as you can find when it comes to dividends.The post 3 Dividend Stocks That Can Reward You for Decades appeared first on The Smart Investor.
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Exclusive: Schroders head of global macro strategy to retire   
July 03, 2020
Source: Citywire - Bob Jolly, the head of global macro strategy within Schroders’ fixed income unit, will retire from the firm in June 2021, Citywire Selector has learned. Jolly joined the asset manager in 2011 from UBS and has since played a...
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BlackRock Not Entitled To Tax Exemption, Top EU Court Rules   
July 03, 2020
Source: Law360 - Investment manager BlackRock is not entitled to an exemption from value added tax on its technology platform under a provision meant to protect special investment funds, the European Union's top court ruled on Thursday.
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Constellium Paris: Constellium releases its 2019 Business and Sustainability Report, sets its 2025 Greenhouse Gas Emissions target   
July 02, 2020
Source: Finanznachrichten - PARIS, July 01, 2020, outlining the company's progress against its sustainability goals. The company also announced its 2025 Greenhouse Gas Emissions target: reducing GHG emissions by 25% compared wit
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The Carlyle Group Invests in Translation Software Provider Memsource   
July 02, 2020
Source: Slator - Founded in 2010 and headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic, Memsource is a leading translation technology provider that assists global corporations and the language services industry to automate the localisation of large volumes...
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Apollo Investment Corporation Schedules Earnings Release and Conference Call for First Quarter Fiscal Year 2021   
July 02, 2020
Source: YAHOO! - Apollo Investment Corporation (AINV) (the “Company”) announced today that it will report results for the quarter ended June 30, 2020, after market close on Thursday, August 6, 2020. The Company will also host a...
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McGowan Group Asset Management Inc. Acquires 140 Shares of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)   
July 02, 2020
Source: modernreaders.com - McGowan Group Asset Management Inc. boosted its holdings in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) by 2.7% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.
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As South Africa eases lockdown, eco-tourism community fears for future   
July 02, 2020
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - If visitors do not return to the Makuleke Concession in the Kruger National Park this year, community members warn they will lose the gains they have made in recent years
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