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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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Never too early for oranges   
(Thursday - May 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : Green Century Capital Management & Green Century Funds
Source: The Star - Wendy Chang of Green Century Fruits in Ipoh said her first shipment of mandarin oranges arrived from China during the first week of December. “Since then, we’ve been selling 180 boxes of 4kg and 8kg mandarin oranges a...
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Amazon shareholders push retailer to wean itself off fossil fuels   
(Thursday - May 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : Zevin Asset Management
Source: CBS News - Zevin Asset Management, on a call with reporters. ("Greenwashing" is usually defined as P.R. spin that makes something seem more environmentally friendly than it really is.) How climate change could hit the financial system...
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State Street Global Advisors’ Chris Goolgasian suggests how to ‘value’ gold   
(Thursday - May 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : State Street Global Advisors (SSgA)
Source: Europe - How to value gold is one of three questions Chris Goolgasian, a senior portfolio manager in SSGA’s investment solutions group, tackled in a recent regular report for the SPDRS Gold ETF. The other two are whether the gold...
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Patchy progress on electricity access casts shadow on global goal   
(Thursday - May 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - When the global target to provide sustainable energy for all was set ... solutions such as solar home systems, she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. As a result, the electrification trend ...
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I Commanded Several of the Servicemen Trump May Pardon. Letting Them Off Will Undermine the Military   
(Thursday - May 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: Time - Admiral Stavridis (Ret.) was the 16th Supreme Allied Commander at NATO and is an Operating Executive at The Carlyle Group. In 2012, I was the Supreme Allied Commander at NATO, in overall command ...
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Aurora Mobile Stock Included in MSCI China Small Cap Index   
(Thursday - May 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
Source: Finanznachrichten - MSCI is a leading provider of critical decision support tools ... We will continue to invest in expanding our market share and platform in order to drive long-term sustainable growth for our shareholders." About Aurora Mobile...
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iShares ESG MSCI USA Leaders ETF (SUSL)   
(Thursday - May 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
Source: YAHOO! - BlackRock's new sustainable ETF (SUSL) has already collected nearly $1 billion in inflows overnight. Todd Rosenbluth, Head of ETF and Mutual Fund Research at CFRA, joins Seana Smith on 'The Ticker ...
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State Street Global Advisors cautions on gold bubble bursting   
(Thursday - May 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : State Street Global Advisors (SSgA)
Source: Europe - “It strikes us that Buffett believes that only asset classes and investments that fit his specific investment beliefs can be sensible investments. We, however, are agnostic about how to beat the market. We just want to do...
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Hyundai Motor vows to serve customers better   
(Thursday - May 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: koreatimes.co.kr - Hyundai Motor's Executive Vice Chairman Chung Eui-sun attended an event hosted by The Carlyle Group in Seoul, Wednesday, and discussed issues including "how to revive customer interest" and "how to provide pre-emptive customer...
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Hyundai Motor Group's Executive Vice Chairman Steers Focus Back to Customer   
(Thursday - May 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: YAHOO! - Executive Vice Chairman Euisun Chung shares his vision for Hyundai Motor Group in a fireside chat invited by The Carlyle Group - EVC Chung emphasizes need to bring focus back to customers ...
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Pashinyan Discusses Pension Reform with Amundi Asset Management Delegation   
(Thursday - May 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : Amundi
Source: HETQ - Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, on May 20, received a delegation led by Bernard de Wit, head of Amundi Asset Management’s Business Monitoring and Control Division, the main shareholder of Amundi-ACBA Asset...
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Asia moves: ICBC gets new structuring head, Savills Investment Management names new CEO, and more   
(Thursday - May 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : Credit Suisse Group AG
Source: Risk - Based in Seoul, Lee will assume a newly created position in which he will be responsible for overseeing and growing the company’s asset management business in the country. Previously, Lee was senior executive vice-president...
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QEP Resources' Stock Gains 5.3% on Takeover Speculations   
(Thursday - May 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Blackstone Group
Source: YAHOO! - A leading investment and advisory firm, The Blackstone Group L.P. BX is also in the race. Notably, QEP Resources received an acquisition proposal from shareholder Elliott Management Corp. earlier ...
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Why ‘under-owned’ European stocks may be due for a rally   
(Thursday - May 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : BlackRock Investment Management
Source: MarketWatch - In a blog post, Bartsch, who heads up economics and markets research at the BlackRock Investment Institute, said Europe offers attractive asset valuations compared with history, especially in risk assets. What’s more,...
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Lloyds Private investment boss exits ahead of Schroders wealth JV   
(Thursday - May 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: Citywire - Receive breaking news emails with incisive analysis and cutting edge commentary from our award winning team. Access to our unique fund manager database. Exclusive member only articles.
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A step towards sustainable living with LG   
(Thursday - May 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Zawya - All names and marks owned by Thomson Reuters, including "Thomson", "Reuters" and the Kinesis logo are used under license from Thomson Reuters and its affiliated companies.
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Breathing walls to rooftop farms: Cities get creative for a greener future   
(Thursday - May 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Reuters - OSLO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From “breathing walls” that ... “There’s a danger we keep pushing sustainable development and technology but only for those who can pay – so cities and businesses...
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Danish clean energy fund draws US$700m from Nordic investors eyeing Asia and LATAM   
(Thursday - May 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : Kommunal Landspensjonskasse (KLP)
Source: PV Tech - The Copenhagen Infrastructure New Markets Fund I K/S (CI NMF I) reached a US$700 million first close on 9 May with commitments from cornerstone investors PensionDanmark (PD), Arbejdsmarkedets Tillægspension (ATP), Kommunal...
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Amazon shareholders to vote on company getting off fossil fuels   
(Wednesday - May 22, 2019) Associated Profiles : Zevin Asset Management
Source: CBS News - Zevin Asset Management, on a call with reporters. ("Greenwashing" is usually defined as P.R. spin that makes something seem more environmentally friendly than it really is.) How climate change could hit the financial system...
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Aurora Stock Included in MSCI China Small Cap Index   
(Wednesday - May 22, 2019) Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
Source: Business Insider - MSCI is a leading provider of critical decision ... expanding our market share and platform in order to drive long-term sustainable growth for our shareholders.” Founded in 2011, Aurora Mobile ...
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Schroders builds cash ahead of ‘obsolete’ high street crash   
(Wednesday - May 22, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: Citywire - Schroder Real Estate Investment Trust (SREI) has cut debt, exited a series of properties and banked cash as it looks ahead to opportunities to 'reinvest opportunistically' following a commercial ...
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AUO secures sustainability-linked loan from DBS   
(Wednesday - May 22, 2019) Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
Source: Focus Taiwan - AUO has served as one of the constituents of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for nine years, while the flat panel maker is also listed on the MSCI World ESG Leaders Index and the ...
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Pivotal Acquisition to buy KLDiscovery   
(Wednesday - May 22, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: PE Hub - “Our principals have enjoyed strong and long-standing relationships with both The Carlyle Group and Revolution Growth and look forward to their partnership in this transaction as we seek to assist KLD in its organic and...
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Aviva Investors' £1bn fund manager loads up on SJP and Schroders   
(Wednesday - May 22, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: Citywire - Receive breaking news emails with incisive analysis and cutting edge commentary from our award winning team. Access to our unique fund manager database. Exclusive member only articles.
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Lootah Properties ready to launch Living Garden in Jumeirah Village Circle   
(Wednesday - May 22, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Zawya - Sustainable construction remains a top priority for LRED ... All names and marks owned by Thomson Reuters, including "Thomson", "Reuters" and the Kinesis logo are used under license from Thomson Reuters and its affiliated ...
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Eden Project seeks to 'breathe new life' into former Australian mine   
(Wednesday - May 22, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Handout photo courtesy of the Eden Project LONDON, May 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation ... with the aim of teaching visitors about sustainability and the local ecology. "If we can help people ...
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Will Deutsche Bank's DWS be Acquired by France-Based Amundi'   
(Wednesday - May 22, 2019) Associated Profiles : Amundi
Source: YAHOO! - Deutsche Bank’s DB DWS continues to grab interest of Amundi, a France-based asset manager, per a Reuters article. However, Amundi plans to strike a deal only if it is successful in attaining control over DWS. The deal seems...
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Why It’s Time to Finally Worry about ESG   
(Wednesday - May 22, 2019) Associated Profiles : Hermes Equity Ownership Services
Source: Harvard Business Review - I have a campaign with Tim and Hermes Equity Ownership Services – we want every listed company’s board of directors to publish a statement of purpose by 2025. ALISON BEARD: So, when you’re ...
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Amundi Index Solutions - Amundi MSCI Europe High Dividend Factor UCITS ETF-C   
(Wednesday - May 22, 2019) Associated Profiles : Amundi
Source: markets.ft.com - Data delayed at least 15 minutes, as of May 21 2019.
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2010: A year dominated by macro trends   
(Tuesday - May 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : UBS
Source: Ethical Corp - GRI is also advocating that environment, social and governance reporting should be made ... the independent regulator responsible for promoting corporate governance and reporting, published the Stewardship Code for institutional ...
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Amundi expands Buy & Watch fund range with new bond strategy   
(Tuesday - May 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : Amundi
Source: Europe - Amundi expands its Buy & Watch fund range with the launch of a bonds strategy designed to offer investors with an income objective through an annual coupon. Amundi Fund Solutions SICAV offers a well-diversified portfolio of...
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Amundi launches diversified bond strategy for new fund family   
(Tuesday - May 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : Amundi
Source: Citywire - French fund management giant Amundi has launched the first fund in its new 'Buy & Watch' fund family, which sits within its wider Amundi Fund Solutions unit. The strategy will invest in a diversified portfolio of bonds with...
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HSBC GAM adds to alternative team   
(Tuesday - May 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : HSBC Global Asset Management
Source: Europe - HSBC Global Asset Management has appointed Shantini Nair as senior product specialist for infrastructure debt investments in the Alternatives team. With over 20 years' experience in institutional asset management, Nair will focus...
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FEATURE-Women bring light to remote villages on islands of Zanzibar   
(Tuesday - May 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: YAHOO! - KINYASINI, Tanzania, May 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A s a single mother ... villages with little prospect of getting mains power and increase resilience and sustainability. Millions of people across sub-Saharan Africa are...
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Ingersoll-Rand Buys PFS, Boosts Fluid Management Business   
(Tuesday - May 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: Nasdaq - The other parties to the transaction include funds managed by BC Partners Advisors L.P. and The Carlyle Group L.P. CG. The deal is in sync with the company's policy of acquiring businesses to gain access to new customers, regions...
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Schneider Electric leads the transition to energy efficient and sustainable future while propelling business growth   
(Tuesday - May 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Zawya - It is for this reason that the United Nations have established Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG 7 ... All names and marks owned by Thomson Reuters, including "Thomson", "Reuters" and the Kinesis logo are used under license...
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Expo 2020 Dubai's construction of thematic districts is complete   
(Tuesday - May 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Zawya - All shell and core works for the Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability Districts of Expo 2020 Dubai ... All names and marks owned by Thomson Reuters, including "Thomson", "Reuters" and the Kinesis logo are used under license ...
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A $1.6 Trillion Manager Launches New Fund Targeting BBB- Credit   
(Tuesday - May 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : Amundi
Source: YAHOO! - Amundi Fund Solutions SICAV will buy bonds with an average rating of BBB-, the lowest investment-grade rank, in currencies including euros, dollars, and sterling from high grade to high yield.
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Schroders Launches SustainEx: A Cutting Edge Approach to ESG   
(Tuesday - May 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: Digital Journal - NEW YORK--(Business Wire)--Today, global asset manager Schroders has announced the launch of SustainEx, a proprietary investment tool designed to quantify social and environmental impacts across individual companies, industries...
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Amundi eyeing DWS deal but only if it can take control - source   
(Tuesday - May 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : Amundi
Source: Reuters - PARIS (Reuters) - France’s largest asset manager Amundi is exploring a deal to merge its operations with Deutsche Bank’s listed asset manager DWS but only if it can take control, a source ...
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BRIEF-Temenos Announces New Sustainable Long Term Growth Targets   
(Tuesday - May 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Reuters - * 3-5 YEARS TARGETS: NON-IFRS EBIT MARGIN EXPANSION OF 100-150BPS P.A. * 3-5 YEAR TARGETS: TAX RATE OF 18-20% Source text - bit.ly/30zjwI4 Further company coverage: (Gdynia Newsroom) Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust...
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Armenian government ready to expand cooperation with Amundi-Acba Asset Management   
(Tuesday - May 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : Amundi
Source: arka.am - YEREVAN, May 20. /ARKA/. Armenian Deputy Prime Minister Mher Grigoryan received today a delegation led by Bernard de Wit, head of Amundi's Business Monitoring and Control Division, the main shareholder of Amundi-ACBA Asset...
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Fund manager Schroders digs heels in over bid for doorstep lender Provident Financial   
(Tuesday - May 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: This is Money - One of Provident Financial's biggest investors has again refused to back a hostile takeover bid. Fund manager Schroders doubled down on a previous pledge not to support a bid by rival Non-Standard Finance to buy the doorstep...
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Pivotal Acquisition Corp. to Merge with KLDiscovery in a Transaction That Results in a Public Company Valued at $800 Million   
(Tuesday - May 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: The Register-Herald - “Our principals have enjoyed strong and long-standing relationships with both The Carlyle Group and Revolution Growth and look forward to their partnership in this transaction as we seek to assist KLD in its organic and...
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Seeking Income In High Yield Bonds   
(Tuesday - May 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : BlackRock Investment Management
Source: Seeking Alpha - It is not possible to invest directly in an index. Sources: BlackRock Investment Institute, with data from Bloomberg Barclays, May 2019. Notes: The spread is the difference between the yield of a ...
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How Yobe restored migratory birds’ routes, habitats – GEF SGP   
(Monday - May 20, 2019) Associated Profiles : Global Environment Facility
Source: PM NEWS Nigeria - The Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP) says awareness creation and community empowerment have helped in restoring the routes of migratory birds and their habitats in Yobe. The group’s National...
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State Street Global Advisors Announces Planned Change to SPDR ETF Lineup   
(Monday - May 20, 2019) Associated Profiles : State Street Global Advisors (SSgA)
Source: wallstreet - State Street Global Advisors, the asset management business of State Street ... And, as pioneers in index, ETF, and ESG investing, we are always inventing new ways to invest. As a result, we have become the world’s third...
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Adam&eveDDB wins BlackRock investment slice   
(Monday - May 20, 2019) Associated Profiles : BlackRock Investment Management
Source: More About Advertising - US investment giant BlackRock has appointed DDB globally to market its iShares product – a basket of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) – with adam&eveDDB in charge in London. DDB Mexico has Latin America. A&E has...
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UPDATE 1-Growing disaster threats put human survival in doubt, warns U.N.   
(Monday - May 20, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Reuters - “Is that a sustainable situation ... Please credit the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters, that covers humanitarian news, climate change, women's and LGBT+ ...
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Amundi launches expands Buy & Watch fund range with new bond strategy   
(Monday - May 20, 2019) Associated Profiles : Amundi
Source: Europe - Amundi expands its Buy & Watch fund range with the launch of a bonds strategy designed to offer investors with an income objective through an annual coupon. Amundi Fund Solutions SICAV offers a well-diversified portfolio of...
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