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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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Calendar for Sunday   
September 26, 2020
Source: The Eagle - Please subscribe to keep reading. You can cancel at any time. The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History is hosting the 15th annual Texas Heritage Festival: Boonville Days on Oct. 3 from 9 a.m ...
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Wall Street's Fearless Girl Dons Signature Collar Of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg   
September 26, 2020
Source: Entorno Inteligente - In a striking tribute to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg , the iconic Wall Street statue known as the Fearless Girl over the weekend wore a white lace collar similar to one of ...
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Green Century Balanced Fund (GCBLX)   
September 26, 2020
Source: YAHOO! - Stocks post worst day since June as Dow sheds 808 points, S&P 500 drops 3.5%, and Nasdaq drops 5% [Correct link] Breaking News • Sep 03, 2020 Stocks post worst day since June as Dow sheds 808 ...
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BofA prices ESG bond to tackle Black, Hispanic inequality   
September 26, 2020
Source: Nasdaq - Bank of America priced a US$2bn sustainability bond on Tuesday that will be used to help reduce inequalities for Black and Hispanic communities in the US as well as invest in green projects. By William Hoffman NEW YORK,
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Nuveen Asset Management LLC Has $24.38 Million Stock Holdings in Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL)   
September 26, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - Nuveen Asset Management LLC raised its holdings in Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL) by 0.5% in the second quarter, Holdings Channel.com reports. The fund owned 575,116 shares of the business services provider’s stock after...
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UBS Is Embracing Sustainable Investing. Other Wealth Managers Could Follow.   
September 26, 2020
Source: Barron's - The big Swiss bank, with its $2.6 trillion in assets, says it will recommend environmental, social, and governance investment to all its global clients. That could be a big boost for sustainable investing,
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Schroders launches sustainable multi-asset income fund   
September 26, 2020
Source: International Adviser - Product will be distributed to retail investors in Singapore exclusively by HSBC #funds #hsbc #schroderinvestmentmanagement
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Exclusive: Schroders names new bond boss as Lespinard steps down   
September 26, 2020
Source: Citywire - Schroders has appointed new head of fixed income as Philippe Lespinard is set to leave the company. Lespinard has been in the role for a decade and will hand his responsibilities over to Citywire + rated Andy Chorlton.
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Nuveen Asset Management LLC Increases Stock Holdings in Myokardia Inc (NASDAQ:MYOK)   
September 26, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - Nuveen Asset Management LLC grew its position in Myokardia Inc (NASDAQ:MYOK) by 33.9% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 270,157 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock...
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Machine Intelligence Drives 3 New SPDR Economy ETFs   
September 26, 2020
Source: YAHOO! - State Street Global Advisors, the asset management business ... it "helps to remain in control in the constantly changing environment," and "allows to focus skilled resources on driving value ...
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Charles Schwab and Amundi floated as possible bidders for Lyxor as rumours of a sale swirl   
September 26, 2020
Source: portfolio-adviser.com - Charles Schwab, Amundi and Xtrackers have been flagged as possible bidders for Lyxor Asset Management which Société Générale is reportedly offloading. Reuters reported earlier this week that...
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REFILE-INTERVIEW-Women must be kept safe online to meet global gender goals, activist says   
September 26, 2020
Source: Reuters - Governments must do more to keep women safe online in order to meet global goals on gender inequality, a British Nigerian activist has warned, as the coronavirus pandemic causes a surge in racism and gender-based abuse on the...
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Egypt launches campaign to promote natural reserves, ecotourism   
September 26, 2020
Source: Xinhua - Egypt has launched a campaign to promote natural reserves and develop ecotourism. The initiative, dubbed "Eco Egypt," was launched on Friday in Ras Mohammed protectorate in Egypt's Red Sea resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh.
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HSBC Global Asset Management & Pollination Launch Partnership to Create World’s Largest Natural Capital Manager   
September 26, 2020
Source: Yahoo! News - HSBC Global Asset Management Limited and Pollination Group Holdings Limited, the specialist climate change advisory and investment firm, announced that they have entered into a joint venture agreement to establish HSBC...
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Contracting GDP calls for reforms, large asset sales   
September 26, 2020
Source: Mint - The Indian economy will need to grow by at least 8% to generate enough jobs for its youth.The rural markets are recovering faster than urban, driven by agriculture
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TriNet Group Inc (NYSE:TNET) Shares Sold by Nuveen Asset Management LLC   
September 26, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - Nuveen Asset Management LLC lowered its stake in shares of TriNet Group Inc (NYSE:TNET) by 4.5% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission.
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Philanthropist David Rubenstein weighs in on Confederate monuments, his life during Covid-19 and, yes, the pandas   
September 26, 2020
Source: The Business Journals - So just how did Carlyle Group billionaire David Rubenstein start funding the pandas at Smithsonian's National Zoo' He talks about that, as well as his philanthropy philosophy, what to do with Confederate memorials and his own...
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Forex Weekly Look Back: ATFX adds Merck & Co share CFDs, CFH announced a dedicated Zero hold time liquidity pool   
September 25, 2020
Source: Leaprate - Westpac Banking Corporation announced reaching an agreement with the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC for 23 million alleged breaches
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ROUNDTABLE-Global goals: Is there still time to save the world'   
September 25, 2020
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Yes, we can! A global economy that found tens of trillions of dollars & euros to keep large and developed economies afloat during the pandemic can afford the relatively few billions needed to provide education,
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Heavyweights Launch New ESG ETFs   
September 25, 2020
Source: ETF - XVV, XJH and XJR also represent the first use of S&P Dow Jones Indexes in iShares's broad-based, market-mirroring ESG lineup (though the highly thematic, $1.4 billion iShares Global Clean Energy ETF (ICLN) also uses...
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Simpson Steers Blackstone To $8B Real Estate Credit Fund   
September 25, 2020
Source: Law360 - Law360 (September 22, 2020, 10:32 AM EDT) -- The Blackstone Group, guided by Simpson Thacher, said Tuesday that it has wrapped up the largest real estate credit fund in history after raising $8 billion from investors, with plans...
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Intellezy Awarded Best Content Honors   
September 25, 2020
Source: PR Newswire - Intellezy, a consulting firm with a focus on both organizational change management consulting and L&D (learning and development) services,
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Exclusive: Schroders head of fixed income to exit   
September 25, 2020
Source: Citywire - Schroders head of fixed income Philippe Lespinard is set to leave the company. Lespinard has been in the role for a decade and will hand his responsibilities over to Citywire + rated Andy Chorlton. The succession process will...
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Schroders appoints head of fixed income successor   
September 25, 2020
Source: Pensions&Investments - Andy Chorlton was named head of fixed income at Schroders, spokeswoman Jennifer Manser O'Rourke confirmed. Effective Oct. 1, Mr. Chorlton will replace Philippe Lespinard, who is retiring. Mr. Chorlton will oversee the firm's $125...
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State Street Global Advisors Enhances Fixed Income ETF Offering   
September 25, 2020
Source: YAHOO! - State Street Global Advisors, the asset management business of State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT), today announced the launch of the SPDR® Bloomberg Barclays 3-12 Month T-Bill ETF (BILS).
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The HERoes top 100 female future leaders 2020   
September 25, 2020
Source: Yahoo! Sports - Mallon is a member on five inclusion boards (WPP DEI Council, WPP Culture Council, WPP Sustainability Council ... has featured as a panel member at Thomson Reuters' Transforming Women's Leadership ...
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OPINION: Can the COVID-19 crisis help reboot urban food in Africa'   
September 25, 2020
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - The COVID-19 pandemic is a global health crisis, but for millions of people it is also a local food crisis. City lockdowns, stalled supply chains and closed borders have all limited the flow of food from farms to consumers.
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ANALYSIS-Can global brands avoid 'greenwash' with new forest-saving plan'   
September 25, 2020
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - A new push by global household brands to combat tropical forest loss must do better at reducing deforestation across whole supply chains if it is to succeed where earlier efforts failed, environmentalists warned.
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12 Cities Just Pledged to Divest From Fossil Fuels to Boost Green Economies   
September 25, 2020
Source: Global Citizen - Mayors of 12 cities in North America, Africa, and Europe pledged to divest from fossil fuels and invest in green energy — tackling COVID-19 and climate change.
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Portfolio BI Awarded Best Data Management Solution 2020   
September 25, 2020
Source: PR Newswire - PRNewswire/ -- Portfolio BI, a leading provider of front-to-back solutions for order management, portfolio management, data management, and reporting for
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Politics no longer the big worry in the Eurozone   
September 24, 2020
Source: FTAdviser - Political uncertainty is no longer a major reason to avoid Eurozone investments due its proactive coronavirus policies according Martin Sk nberg European equity fund manager at Schroders
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PhosAgro Announced as Global Compact LEAD   
September 24, 2020
Source: Business Insider - "Sustainable development is one of the priorities ... Since 1 June 2016, the Company's GDRs have been included in the MSCI Russia and MSCI Emerging Markets indexes. SHARE THIS POST your MARKET ...
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Sustainable investors attracted by returns, Schroders survey finds   
September 24, 2020
Source: Pensions&Investments - The positive societal and environmental impacts of sustainable funds are nice, but American investors are attracted by the promise of higher returns, according to the annual Schroders Global Investor Study released Wednesday. In...
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Americans believe sustainable funds can offer higher returns   
September 24, 2020
Source: InvestmentNews - A majority (55%) of Americans are more likely to invest in sustainable funds for their more attractive return profile, according to a study on investor attitudes toward sustainable investing conducting internationally by...
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A ‘Net-Zero’ Portfolio Is a Pipe Dream. Here’s What Investors Can Do Instead to Fight Climate Change.   
September 24, 2020
Source: Barron's - A person could certainly buy funds that don’t own fossil-fuel companies--but every other company that uses those fuels is an emitter, points out Leslie Samuelrich, president of Green Century Funds. “Every industry is...
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How Sustainability Will Be Fundamental to Progress: Six Ways the Corporate World Will Have to Change   
September 24, 2020
Source: Institutional Investor - A leading global business to business finance magazine, focused primarily on international finance and known for its extensive industry research and rankings.
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Tech Innovation Campus announces advisory board   
September 24, 2020
Source: Virginia Business - Amid its inaugural virtual semester, the Virginia Tech Innovation Campus in Alexandria is already kickstarting its future tech talent production through the creation of an advisory board, for which top Virginia executives will...
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Amazon Acquires Pentagon City Hotel for $148M, Setting Stage for Next Phase of HQ2   
September 24, 2020
Source: Commercial Observer - The Blackstone Group sold the property, which is located at 550 Army Navy Drive, according to public records. Both sides declined comment. Amazon plans to demolish the hotel and utilize the space as part of its second...
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Schroders Global Investor Study 2020: Most Americans Believe They Will Gain More Returns When Invested in Sustainable Funds   
September 24, 2020
Source: Yahoo! News - According to Schroders Global Investor Study 2020*, higher returns, rather than just the positive societal and environmental impacts are driving Americans’ adoption of investing in sustainable funds, with 55% of Americans...
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Schroders readies £250m raise for trust backing British businesses   
September 24, 2020
Source: Investment Week - Schroders will look to raise £250m for a new investment trust focused on investing in “the future growth of British business".
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How one fossil fuel free ETF proves oil doesn’t pay   
September 24, 2020
Source: Financial Planning - A State Street fund avoiding crude holdings has beaten the S&P 500 by 3.6 percentage points since its inception, generating an annual return of 12.9%.
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HSBC Global Asset Management & Pollination to launch largest natural capital manager   
September 24, 2020
Source: Seeking Alpha - HSBC Global Asset Management, marketing name for the asset management businesses of HSBC Holdings (NYSE:HSBC) +2.1% PM, and Pollination Group Holdings, specialist climate change advisory and ...
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Virginia Tech taps an advisory board to lead its Innovation Campus   
September 24, 2020
Source: Technical - The board includes 10 global business and tech industry leaders from Qualcomm, Northrop Grumman, The Carlyle Group and more. “This distinguished and diverse group is united by a commitment to help us grow the ideas and...
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Veteran’s successor shakes up Schroders’ fallen Japan giant   
September 24, 2020
Source: Citywire - Speaking on a Schroders webinar, the manager said that made the strategies more likely to benefit from the trend of improving ‘shareholder returns’, which began under former premier Shinzo Abe ...
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HSBC GlobalAsset Management & Pollination LaunchPartnership to Create World’s Largest Natural Capital Manager   
September 24, 2020
Source: MarketWatch - HSBC Global Asset Management Limited and Pollination Group Holdings Limited, the specialist climate change advisory and investment firm, announced that
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WFA of San Diego LLC Makes New $202,000 Investment in Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HRC)   
September 24, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - WFA of San Diego LLC purchased a new position in shares of Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HRC) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
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HSBC Global Asset Management announces Appointment of Head of Fixed Income ESG and Green Research   
September 23, 2020
Source: Hubbis - HSBC Global Asset Management has announced the appointment of Rachida Mourahib as Head of Fixed Income ESG and Green Research within the Global Credit Research team, effective immediately. Based in Paris,
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CNBC Exclusive Transcript: Tony James, Executive Vice-Chairman, Blackstone Group   
September 23, 2020
Source: CNBC - If you choose to use anything, please attribute to CNBC and Martin Soong. Martin Soong (MS): Tony James, Executive Vice Chairman at the Blackstone Group joining us live out of New York. Tony, great to see you and hope you're...
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EMERGING MARKETS-Latam FX slip against strong dollar; cenbank minutes weigh on Brazil's real   
September 23, 2020
Source: Reuters - Latin American currencies fell against a strong dollar on Tuesday, with Mexico's peso slumping almost 2%, while a dour economic assessment from Brazil's central bank weighed on that country's real currency.
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Selling Fighter Jets to the UAE Is All About Israel   
September 23, 2020
Source: Bloomberg on MSN.com - There is a way to bring Arab states into the F-35 program without diluting the Israelis’ “quantitative military edge.”
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