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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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Most Investors Don't Fully Understand Fees   
July 29, 2021
Source: Think Advisor - Many investors do not fully understand management costs and advisory fees, according to a study by State Street Global Advisors.
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UN: Food insecurity looms in Northern Nigeria   
July 29, 2021
Source: TODAY - Global Environment Facility (GEF) said the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) had warned that people in northern Nigeria are at risk of acute food insecurity.
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Green Century Balanced Institutional GCBUX   
July 29, 2021
Source: Morningstar%2c Inc. - We sell different types of products and services to both investment professionals and individual investors. These products and services are usually sold through license agreements or subscriptions.
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Nomura launches global sustainable equity fund for investors in Malaysia   
July 29, 2021
Source: New Straits Times on MSN.com - Nomura Asset Management Malaysia Sdn Bhd, a fund management unit of Nomura Holdings Inc, launched Nomura Global Sustainable Equity Fund, with sustainable and responsible investment objectives for investors in Malaysia.
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FEATURED: How private, public sectors will benefit from green tech facility   
July 29, 2021
Source: The New Times - Green services. According to Sylvie Mugabekazi, a Technical Expertat the CPCIC, the Centre offers technical training on cleaner production around energy, water, materials and reso
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State Street Global Advisors Survey: Majority of Investors Don’t Fully Understand Investment Costs   
July 28, 2021
Source: Business Wire - State Street Global Advisors, the asset management business of State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT), today announced the findings of its Low-Cost Investing Survey, which reveals a lack of general understanding persists about the...
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Huhtamaki launches Push Tab® paper, an industry-first sustainable renewable paper-based blister solution, ideal for the global healthcare industry   
July 28, 2021
Source: informazione.it - Huhtamakilaunches Push Tab®paper, an industry-first sustainable renewable paper-based blister solution, ideal for the global healthcare industry Huhtamaki, a key global provider of sustainable packaging solutions and Syntegon,
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Asset management firm downgrades outlook on developing economies   
July 28, 2021
Source: The Herald-Zimbabwe - Jean Boivin, the head of BlackRock Investment Institute, said because what the world is currently going through is not a business cycle dynamic, markets not undergoing a recovery, but a complete ...
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Wealth Management Market Outlook 2021: Investors Still Miss the Big Assessment   
July 28, 2021
Source: openpr.com - Some of the listed companies profiled in the report are BlackRock, UBS, Allianz, Vanguard Group, State Street Global Advisors, PIMCO, Fidelity Investments, AXA, Credit Suisse, BNY Mellon ...
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MSCI (MSCI) Q2 Earnings and Revenues Surpass Estimates   
July 28, 2021
Source: Nasdaq - MSCI (MSCI) came out with quarterly earnings of $2.45 per share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $2.31 per share. This compares to earnings of $1.77 per share a year ago. These figures are adjusted for non-recurring items.
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How sustainable are "fast fashion" businesses'   
July 27, 2021
Source: Schroders - To address these challenges, we created a framework to help us assess how sustainable fashion companies are. We’ve picked a selection of environmental and supplier-focused metrics to focus on. For the environment,
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BlackRock votes against 255 directors for climate concerns   
July 27, 2021
Source: Environmental finance - BlackRock Investment Stewardship voted against, or abstained from voting for, the re-election of 255 directors... To access this article please sign-in below or register for a free one-month trial.
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Dassault Systèmes Commits for Sustainability: Science-Based Targets Approved and Net Zero Emissions Timeline Set   
July 27, 2021
Source: TMCnet - Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: FR0014003TT8, DSY.PA) today announced that the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has approved its greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets, which are in line with the Paris...
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Form 8.3 - Willis Towers Watson plc   
July 27, 2021
Source: Yahoo Finance - KEY INFORMATION Name of person dealing (Note 1) State Street Global Advisors & Affiliates Company dealt in Willis Towers Watson plc Class of relevant security to which (Note 6)
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Institutional investors planning more indexing in fixed income – survey   
July 27, 2021
Source: IPE - Institutional investors rely mainly on active management for their fixed income strategies, but are preparing to increase their allocations to index strategies in the asset class, according to a survey by State Street Global...
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Analysis: Regulators turn spotlight on company sustainability ratings   
July 27, 2021
Source: Reuters on MSN.com - Organisations that rate companies on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues are now themselves facing scrutiny, as regulators look to improve consistency and transparency in an industry that influences trillions of...
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We need locally led climate adaptation projects   
July 26, 2021
Source: GreenBiz - Across the world, climate change is already a major threat to people and their livelihoods. The impacts of climate change are already here, and local actors — including community-based organizations,
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Wealth Management Services Market to Witness Huge Growth by 2026 | Wells Fargo, BlackRock, Morgan Stanley   
July 26, 2021
Source: MarketWatch - Some of the key players considered in the study are Allianz Group, UBS, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, State Street Global Advisors, JP Morgan Asset Management, Wells Fargo, BlackRock ...
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HSBC Qatar comes out on top at The Asset Triple A Sustainable Investing Awards   
July 26, 2021
Source: The Peninsula - Custodian, Best Domestic Custodian and Best Fund Administrator for Retail Funds at ‘The Asset Triple A Sustainable Investing Awards 2021’. HSBC won a total of 18 awards across different markets and territories.
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Smaller private banks tipped to struggle   
July 24, 2021
Source: Swissinfo - German tax treaty Some banks are already carving out niches in fields such as sustainable asset management and targeting the “new” money of sports and entertainment stars. In addition ...
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Thais urged to pledge against buying and owning ivory and tiger amulets under new ‘Mercy is Power’ campaign   
July 24, 2021
Source: Traffic - Demand for elephant ivory and tiger products is a significant driver of the illegal wildlife trade, but a new campaign is encouraging Thais to join celebrities
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The time calls for innovative finance: conservationists   
July 22, 2021
Source: Kuensel Online - With the world already witnessing the impacts of global warming, the need for innovative financing in the green sector has become not a choice but a necessity.
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Virtual meeting for conference of parties   
July 22, 2021
Source: The Namibian - DUE to the Covid-19 global pandemic, the conference of parties of three international environmental agreements aimed at protecting human health and the environment from hazardous chemical waste will
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Guy Foster: Sustainable investing now 'integral' part of advice process   
July 22, 2021
Source: Professional Adviser - Guy Foster looks at the rise and rise of sustainable investing and offers his views on the future of the investment
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Treasury: Time to rethink money market funds'   
July 22, 2021
Source: Euromoney - With investors already struggling to generate positive yields on most money market funds, managers are concerned that proposed legislative changes could render some funds unviable.
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A sustainable investor who started his own fund at age 25 shares his advice for young investors — and why he avoids most sustainability ETFs   
July 22, 2021
Source: Business Insider - Felix Eisel invests only in European companies and companies that are "ethically correct" in his opinion.
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Report: Institutional Investors Plan to Increase Indexed Fixed Income Exposures   
July 22, 2021
Source: Business Wire - State Street Global Advisors, the asset management business of State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT), today announced the results of a global survey th
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State Street Global Advisors launches new climate transition index fund for UK investors   
July 21, 2021
Source: KLAS Press Release - State Street Global Advisors, the asset management business of State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT), today announced the launch of its World TPI Climate Transition Index Equity fund. Combining the Transition Pathway...
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The ESG Phenomenon: MSCI   
July 21, 2021
Source: wealthbriefing.com - Developments and commentary in and around the ESG investment space. MSCI A measure of how much carbon dioxide is emitted by listed companies globally shows that they haven’t mad
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Bellevue Asset Management AG: Sustainable strategies for investing in healthcare capture the spirit of the times - and generate competitive returns   
July 21, 2021
Source: dgap.de - Sustainable strategies for investing in healthcare capture the spirit of the times - and generate competitive returns. Three years ago, Bellevue Asset
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Building climate-resilient health systems in Cambodia: Case Study on Climate Change and Health   
July 21, 2021
Source: ReliefWeb - English News and Press Release on Cambodia about Climate Change and Environment, Health, Drought, Epidemic and more; published on 20 Jul 2021 by WHO
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Quilter Investor adds sustainable and impact equity trio to Cirilium range   
July 21, 2021
Source: internationalinvestment - Leading brand for international independent financial advisers, wealth management professionals serving expatriate and cross-border clients worldwide.
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Hain Celestial joins growing list of companies pledging to slash emissions   
July 21, 2021
Source: publicnow.com - Following engagement with shareholder advocates from Green Century Capital Management and Clean Yield Asset Management, the Hain Celestial Group inked an agreement to curb its greenhouse gas emissions in alignment with the Paris...
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DENR tags 2 biodiversity corridors   
July 21, 2021
Source: The Manila Times on MSN.com - Central Mindoro and Eastern Mindanao has been identified by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources as pilot areas for 'biodiversity corridors' under a
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Board diversity tops list of concerns for Blackrock Investment Stewardship   
July 21, 2021
Source: portfolio-adviser.com - Asset manager voted against 975 companies globally for lack of diversity at board level #blackrock #blackrockinvestmentstewardship
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How we’re pushing for more transparency on sustainability in the housing associations sector   
July 20, 2021
Source: Schroders - Here’s how we’ve encouraged UK housing associations to adopt a new Sustainability Reporting Standard and how affordable housing cuts across multiple Sustainable Development Goals.
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Death Of The Office' Far From It   
July 20, 2021
Source: Seeking Alpha - Elga Bartsch, Managing Director, Head of Economic and Markets Research of the BlackRock Investment Institute. Elga heads up economic and markets research of the Blackrock Investment Institute (BII).
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Investing to Protect Biodiversity   
July 20, 2021
Source: finews - Biodiversity refers to the variety of life on this planet at various levels, ranging from genes to species and ecosystems. For most of us living in cities or urban areas, wildlife can seem like an afterthought – something...
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ESG funds are lagging the S&P 500 — why that’s good news if you own them   
July 18, 2021
Source: MarketWatch on MSN.com - OUTSIDE THE BOX Conventional wisdom said the start of the Biden administration would usher in a new era for investors focused on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. Indeed,
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How are GCC’s FM firms tackling market challenges'   
July 18, 2021
Source: Construction Week Online - Economic challenges are encouraging regional FM outfits to pivot their service offerings, skillsets, and supply dynamics towards emerging Middle Eastern markets. How are GCC's FM firms tackling market challenges'
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A Taxing Question For U.S. Stocks   
July 17, 2021
Source: Seeking Alpha - Elga Bartsch, Managing Director, Head of Economic and Markets Research of the BlackRock Investment Institute. Elga heads up economic and markets research of the Blackrock Investment Institute (BII).
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Looking for a Greener Way to Invest in Real Estate'   
July 17, 2021
Source: Nasdaq - S urging real estate prices and the popularity of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing make a for a potent combination with the Invesco MSCI Green Building ETF (G
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Quilter Investors adds trio of sustainable and impact equity funds to Cirilium portfolios   
July 16, 2021
Source: Investment Week - Quilter Investors has added Jupiter Global Sustainable Equities, Premier Miton European Sustainable Leaders and Regnan Global Equity Impact to its Cirilium fund range.
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An Inconvenient Truth   
July 16, 2021
Source: Forbes - Meanwhile Robb and Sattell question conclusions of Morgan Stanley’s Institute for Sustainable Investing (MSCI) that sustainable investments outperform the market, while Green and Hand suggest that more successful firms hire...
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Sustainable Finance And Retail Investors Should Consider It   
July 16, 2021
Source: ValueWalk - As individual investors consider where to place their savings, sustainable finance will become an increasingly predominant strategy.
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South Africa Invests in Biodiversity to Promote Rural Development and Conservation   
July 15, 2021
Source: World Bank - South Africa is stepping up investment for its wildlife and biodiversity sectors thanks to a grant of $8.9 million from the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The Catalyzing Financing and Capacity for the Biodiversity Economy...
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Swire Pacific Commits to Net Zero Carbon Emissions, Water Neutrality and Zero Waste to Landfill by 2050   
July 15, 2021
Source: Associated Press - Swire Pacific announced a refreshed and expanded sustainable development strategy, SwireTHRIVE 2.0, outlined in its 2020 Sustainable Development Report. The strategy reinforces the company’s longstanding commitment to...
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Bank of Singapore factors in sustainability for investment financing   
July 15, 2021
Source: Hubbis - Bank of Singapore is the first in Asia to incorporate environment, social and governance (ESG) factors in the assessment of the loan quantum for investment financing. With the inclusion of these, the quantum will be raised when...
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Industry Voice: Sustainability in credit — why ESG scores don't tell the whole story   
July 15, 2021
Source: Professional Pensions - ESG ratings are a helpful baseline to assess companies, but views on their ESG risks and opportunities can be honed – and sometimes corrected – through deeper research, trend analysis and meetings with company...
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Is FinTech the answer to a more sustainable planet'   
July 14, 2021
Source: EJ Insight - Environmental, social and governance (ESG) investments have surged in Asia-Pacific over the last year – 57% of investors in the region expect to have “completely” or “to a large extent” incorporated
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