Asset MGR-Edge News and Information Dashboard

Listed below are the 50 most recent news articles about SWFs, continuously gathered from around the globe by the Institute.  The flow of news involved Asset MGRs in general as well as the activities of specific Asset MGRs and their investments. Archives are available in this content silo for subscribers (which are permanently maintained).

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Stay defensive with investments as others rotate, SPDR’s Bartolini says   
(Thursday - September 19, 2019) Associated Profiles : State Street Global Advisors (SSgA)
Source: MarketWatch - But you can count Matthew Bartolini, who runs SPDR Americas Research at State Street Global Advisors, as among those unconvinced ... “I go back to the economic environment we’re in, where fundamentals are not overly...
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Motif Impact Investing Review 2019   
(Thursday - September 19, 2019) Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
Source: Investopedia - The next step is to select a value from the three choices of sustainable planet, fair labor ... with your chosen value are removed in favor of similar companies that pass MSCI screens. Once you are happy with your proposed...
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Get growth at a discount with Edinburgh Dragon   
(Thursday - September 19, 2019) Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
Source: Investors Chronicle - And although internet companies Tencent (700:HKG) and Alibaba (BABA:NYQ) have become increasingly prominent in MSCI AC Asia ex Japan index, the trust’s managers were cautious about their corporate structures and the...
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EU finance ecolabels face delays as states seek more clout over greenwashing   
(Thursday - September 19, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Reuters - As part of global plans to reduce carbon emissions, the European executive commission proposed last year to establish an EU-wide classification scheme for sustainable investments ... Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust...
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DIRECTOR DEALINGS: Schroders Chair Sells Shares For Over GBP1 Million   
(Thursday - September 19, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: Morningstar - (Alliance News) - Asset manager Schroders PLC on Wednesday said Chair Michael Dobson has sold shares in the company worth over GBP1 million. In a transaction on Monday, Dobson disposed of 40,185 Schroders shares at a price of...
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Schroders appoints head of sustainable credit in further ESG push   
(Thursday - September 19, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: Europe - Schroders continues expanding its sustainable investment capabilities with the appointment of Saida Eggerstedt a head of Sustainable Credit. Eggerstedt will report to Patrick Vogel, head of Credit in Europe at Schroders. She will...
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Company Briefs : UOB Asset Management   
(Thursday - September 19, 2019) Associated Profiles : Credit Suisse Group AG
Source: The Straits Times - UOB Asset Management (UOBAM), a wholly owned subsidiary of ... Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand. Credit Suisse Group has made three more senior hires in its impact advisory and finance department in Singapore, Zurich and London, ...
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Blackstone makes $2.9B offer for Great Wolf Resorts   
(Thursday - September 19, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Blackstone Group
Source: Manteca Bulletin - The Blackstone Group — viewed as the largest alternative investment firm in the world — is bullish on Great Wolf Resorts. So bullish that the firm is reportedly nearing a deal to buy the indoor waterpark resort...
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Schroders’ Marsland: Governing fintech partnerships becoming an “enormous” challenge   
(Thursday - September 19, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: Bobs Guide - The increasing need for firms to have resilient operating models is putting pressure on fintech partnerships, according to John Marsland, chief operating officer at Schroders Investment Management. “It has been made very...
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NCR Corporation Announces Retirement of Blackstone’s Convertible Preferred Stock, Announces Offering of Common Stock Issued Upon Conversion   
(Thursday - September 19, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Blackstone Group
Source: MarketWatch - NCR Corporation NCR, +2.25% (the “Company” or “NCR”) previously announced that it has entered into an agreement with The Blackstone Group L.P. (“Blackstone”) to retire the shares of Series A...
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3 Myths About Sustainable Funds   
(Thursday - September 19, 2019) Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
Source: YAHOO! - which lags the MSCI World Index's 9.2% annualized return. Second, exclusions are not the primary focus of most sustainable funds today. Many still use some exclusions, but for most, the real focus ...
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World leaders to take stock of 'faltering' global goals   
(Thursday - September 19, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - The 17 sustainable development goals ... Editing by Claire Cozens. Please credit the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters, that covers humanitarian news, women's ...
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Investors not putting money where their mouth is on ESG, study finds   
(Thursday - September 19, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: Citywire - The intention to invest in ESG far outweighs the actual act of allocating real capital to sustainable efforts, according to a study of global investor trends by Schroders. In a study which canvassed 25,000 investors worldwide,...
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RPT-As Amazon burns, 230 big investors call on firms to protect world's rainforests   
(Thursday - September 19, 2019) Associated Profiles : HSBC Global Asset Management
Source: Reuters - Signatories range from major private managers like HSBC Global Asset Management and BNP Paribas Asset Management to public pension funds like California’s CalPERS, according to a list provided by Ceres, a Boston-based NGO...
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Advisers brand SJP and Schroders price-war 'irrelevant'   
(Thursday - September 19, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: FTAdviser - Advisers have branded the so-called ‘price war’ between Schroders Personal Wealth and St James’s Place as “irrelevant” to the wider advice market, saying good financial advice is accessible at lower...
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TSX oil stocks that are best positioned for sustainable, low-emissions, globally competitive growth   
(Thursday - September 19, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: The Globe and Mail - We will examine the relative sustainability of Canada’s five oil and gas companies ... Refinitiv, formerly the financial and risk business of Thomson Reuters, is one of the largest providers of financial markets data and ...
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Africa: Fund Smarter to Switch On Lights for the Poor - UN Envoy   
(Thursday - September 19, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: AllAfrica.com - Rachel Kyte, the U.N. secretary-general's special representative for sustainable energy for all, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation finance was not being directed as needed to reach the 840 ...
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Will Sohu.com’s In-Line Q3 Earnings Make These Top Institutional Shareholders Content'   
(Wednesday - September 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : Quotient Investors
Source: The Cheat Sheet - This brought the portfolio total to 2.83%. Quotient Investors LLC. held 42,200 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $1,776,198. This brought the portfolio total to 0.58%. Nomura Holdings Inc. held 31,209 shares on 09/30/2012 worth...
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Can we avoid an energy crunch'   
(Wednesday - September 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: City A.M. - I’m a fund manager at Schroders, specialising in gold and energy. The energy transition has to happen. Climate change can no longer be ignored and the political will is finally there to confront the substantial challenges....
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Blackstone Group in "advanced talks" to buy Bellagio and MGM Grand   
(Wednesday - September 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Blackstone Group
Source: Axios - The Blackstone Group is in "advanced talks" to buy and lease back the Bellagio and MGM Grand Las Vegas hotels and casinos from MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM), per Bloomberg. No financial terms were disclosed, but an...
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Schroders’ Global Investor Study Finds that US Investors’ Ambitions Fail to Reflect Their Actions within Sustainable Investments   
(Wednesday - September 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: The Bakersfield Californian - According to the annual Global Investor Study conducted by Schroders, global asset manager with $565.5 billion in assets under management, American investors are positive on sustainable investing and believe it makes a...
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Commerzbank says oil rally post Saudi attack unsustainable; cuts 2020 outlook   
(Wednesday - September 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Reuters - Sept 18 (Reuters) - The oil price rally fuelled by attacks on production facilities in Saudi Arabia is not sustainable ... Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
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FEATURE-In Pakistan's warming mountains, farmers fish for a new living   
(Wednesday - September 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Reuters - GHIZER, Pakistan, Sept 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two years ago ... the frequency and intensity of disasters in the region’s valleys, threatening the sustainability of traditional agriculture. One farmer reported...
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RPT-Surfing gets sustainable with first recyclable wetsuit   
(Wednesday - September 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Reuters - “There’s a lot of wetsuits out in people’s garages and houses,” Tom Kay, founder of sustainable outdoor ... Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
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Lower Growth, Higher Inflation   
(Wednesday - September 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : BlackRock Investment Management
Source: Seeking Alpha - This could call for a more defensive investing stance. Composition of U.S. gross domestic product, 2010-2019 Sources: BlackRock Investment Institute, with data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic ...
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INTERVIEW-Fund smarter to switch on lights for the poor - UN envoy   
(Wednesday - September 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Rachel Kyte, the U.N. secretary-general's special representative for sustainable energy for all, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation finance was not being directed as needed to reach the 840 ...
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Amundi adds to SRI ETF range   
(Wednesday - September 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : Amundi
Source: Europe - Amundi, Europe's largest asset manager by AUM, €1.487trn of which €297bn is in responsible investment assets, has added the Amundi Index Euro Corporate SRI 0-3Y Ucits ETF to its SRI ranges. The fund invests in...
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Wärtsilä again included in Dow Jones Sustainability Indices   
(Wednesday - September 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
Source: Middle East North Africa Financial Network - Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Europe, ECPI Indices, MSCI ACWI ESG Leaders Index, S&P Europe 350 ESG index, STOXX Global ESG Leaders index, OMX GES Sustainability Nordic Index and ...
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Steve Schwarzman: How a $330M mistake made me a better investor   
(Wednesday - September 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Blackstone Group
Source: YAHOO! - Just two years into starting the Blackstone Group (BX), Stephen A. Schwarzman made a colossal misjudgment that could have ended his investing career. After emerging from it, he developed an ...
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NEW: CI First Asset MSCI World ESG Impact ETF   
(Wednesday - September 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
Source: Newswire - and those whose products and/or services are positively impacting one or more of the themes of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Negative screening is also applied to determine the Indexes' final constituents....
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Norway's KLP pension fund returns 3.1% in first quarter   
(Wednesday - September 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : Kommunal Landspensjonskasse (KLP)
Source: Pensions&Investments - Kommunal Landspensjonskasse, Oslo, posted a 3.1% return on its investments for the quarter ended March 31. An update Tuesday by the Norwegian pension company's said its gain was 2.2 billion Norwegian kroner ($254 million) in the...
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Schroders PW plans price war with '50% off SJP' claim   
(Wednesday - September 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: Citywire - Schroders Personal Wealth (SPW) has claimed it will offer fees 50% of rivals such as St James's Place (SJP). SPW estimates first-year client fees, including account set up costs and administrative ...
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Real Estate Rumors: MGM, Blackstone, Mindful Management   
(Wednesday - September 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Blackstone Group
Source: Law360 - TruAmerica Multifamily has sold four Southern California apartment complexes to The Blackstone Group LP for $312 million, The Real Deal reported on Monday. The deal is for Vicino Apartments, Harborview Apartments, Canyon Ridge...
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The Hamptons Love Green Energy. But That Wind Farm'   
(Wednesday - September 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Blackstone Group
Source: New York Times - “Some in our community, most in our community maybe, are understandably enamored with wind power,” John Finley, a Wainscott resident and the chief legal counsel for the Blackstone Group, the financial firm, said at a...
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Lloyds-Schroders wealth management venture to launch price war   
(Wednesday - September 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: The Financial Times - Lloyds Banking Group and Schroders’ joint wealth management business is to launch a price war against rivals such as St James’s Place, charging new clients less than half what they pay its largest rival. The...
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AIIB, Amundi announce US$500 million Asia climate bond portfolio   
(Wednesday - September 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : Amundi
Source: The Asset - The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and Amundi, Europe’s largest asset manager, have announced a US$500 million Asia Climate Bond Portfolio, which aims to accelerate climate action in the bank’s members...
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Barclays’ quant research chief joins Schroders   
(Tuesday - September 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: Citywire - Schroders has bolstered its systematic investing efforts with the appointment of Antonia Lim to the role of head of quantamental investments, the asset manager has announced. Lim joins from Barclays UK, where she had served as...
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Do investors have to choose between green and greed'   
(Tuesday - September 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
Source: Money Observer - Arabesque found that 90% of studies showed a relationship between better sustainability practices and a lower cost of capital. That’s important as it often results in higher valuations. Meanwhile, a 2019 study from MSCI...
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HSBC GAM names new global CIO   
(Tuesday - September 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : HSBC Global Asset Management
Source: Citywire - HSBC Global Asset Management has promoted its chairperson, Joanna Munro, to serve as global chief investment officer. Munro will take over from Chris Cheetham, who is set to retire. She assume the role at the end of September and...
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Union rejects ams' offer to buy Osram   
(Tuesday - September 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: Optics - which at €38.50 per share represents a 10 per cent premium on a rival offer from private equity pairing Bain Capital and The Carlyle Group. “By merging with ams, this business unit could benefit from the development of...
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ASE Technology Holding Named 2019 Industry Leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for the Fourth Consecutive Year   
(Tuesday - September 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: YAHOO! - Company’s remarkable development in corporate sustainability earned recognition ... recognition on the FTSE4Good Emerging Index and Thomson Reuters Tech100 leader board, have once again ...
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Carlyle Group, Explorer Investments Acquire Portuguese Resort   
(Tuesday - September 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: Real Estate - A joint venture of the Carlyle Group and Explorer Investments has acquired the Penha Longa Hotel & Golf Resort in Sintra, Portugal, from Deutsche Bank. The property includes a 194-key hotel, golf course, spa and wellness...
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AMUNDI ETF MSCI EUROPE EX UK DR: Net Asset Value(s)   
(Tuesday - September 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : Amundi
Source: London South East - Dissemination of a Regulatory Announcement, transmitted by EQS Group. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.
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Woodbine Legacy Investments Pays $152M for LA DoubleTree Hotel   
(Tuesday - September 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: Real Estate - from The Carlyle Group. The $151.5 million price tag also included an adjacent 2.2-acre development parcel that’s entitled for 300,000 square feet of office space. Interbank provided the acquisition financing. Eastdil...
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YAHOO FINANCE PRESENTS: How billionaire Stephen Schwarzman built a private equity empire   
(Tuesday - September 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Blackstone Group
Source: YAHOO! - Billionaire Stephen A. Schwarzman shares how he built his private equity empire The Blackstone Group (BX) and became one of the most sought-after CEOs for advice from world leaders in his new ...
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Enel confirmed in Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the 16th year in a row   
(Tuesday - September 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: business-review.eu - “Sustainability is a key driver for creating long-term ... the OEKOM “Prime” rating, the ECPI indices, the Thomson Reuters/S-Network ESG Best Practices Indices, the Thomson Reuters Diversity & Inclusion...
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Blackstone Group signs definitive agreement for Coffee Day's tech park: Report   
(Tuesday - September 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Blackstone Group
Source: moneycontrol.com - The Blackstone Group has signed a definitive agreement to purchase the Global Village Tech Park, which is owned by a subsidiary of Coffee Day Enterprises (CDEL), for about Rs 2,770 crore, reported The Economic Times. American...
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Schroders launches six-strong thematic range   
(Tuesday - September 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: Citywire - Schroders has launched a fund suite giving clients exposure to some of the biggest investment themes impacting society. The Global Transformation Range aims to exploit what the fund firm deems to be the most 'powerful' and...
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Amundi launches multi-asset sustainable future fund   
(Tuesday - September 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : Amundi
Source: Citywire - Amundi has unveiled a new multi-asset strategy that has a focus on sustainable returns by only investing in issuers that are truly committed to building a better future, Citywire Selector has found. The new Amundi Funds...
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Amundi teams up with Asia giant for climate bond EM fund   
(Tuesday - September 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : Amundi
Source: Citywire - Amundi has teamed up with the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank to launch a $500 million Asia climate bond portfolio. The new strategy will aim to accelerate climate action in the bank’s members and address the...
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