SustainabilityHQ Asset MGR News and Information Dashboard

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
Schroders Personal Wealth embarks on hiring spree   
May 20, 2020
Source: Money Marketing - Schroders Personal Wealth has embarked on a hiring spree as it prepares to open 11 offices across the country. The joint venture between Schroders and Lloyds Banking Group, created last year, is looking for a host of roles across...
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FEATURE-Pests in a pandemic' India's plant doctors will see you online now   
May 20, 2020
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Fresh to farming, Mary found herself struggling after India's coronavirus lockdown began in March, unsure of how to fight the pests attacking her paddy and groundnut crops. Initially she called her husband in Singapore to ask for...
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FEATURE-The lost summer: Scotland's ethical tourism firms fear for survival   
May 20, 2020
Source: Reuters on MSN.com - LONDON, May 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For more than 50 years ... which have made it their mission to support their local communities through sustainable business. Tourism makes up about 5% of Scotland's GDP, with more...
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Amundi brings cheapest gold ETC in Europe to London Stock Exchange   
May 20, 2020
Source: Investment Week - Amundi has announced its first exchange traded commodity (ETC) to be listed on the London Stock Exchange will be its physically backed gold product.
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UC’s investment portfolios fossil free; clean energy investments top $1 billion   
May 20, 2020
Source: University of California - The University of California Chief Investment Officer of the Regents announced today (May 19) that its investment portfolios are fossil free after the sale of more than $1 billion in assets from its pension,
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EU must focus on health, jobs, worry about fiscal sustainability later -Commission   
May 20, 2020
Source: Reuters - European Union countries must now focus on investment in public health and protecting jobs and companies and worry about fiscal sustainability later, the European Commission said on Wednesday, departing from its usual calls for...
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State Street Global Advisors Asia Ltd   
May 20, 2020
Source: FE Trustnet - A universe is a large group of similar funds, classified by investment style and structure. Choosing a universe is mandatory in order to complete a fund search.
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Argentina Sees Negotiation With Creditors Beyond May 22: Economy Minister   
May 20, 2020
Source: U.S. News & World Report - "We are of the view that there is a big chance that the deadline is extended so we can eventually make the amendments that are necessary in order to achieve a sustainable deal with our creditors," minister Martin Guzman said in a...
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ProVise Management Group LLC Decreases Holdings in Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL)   
May 20, 2020
Source: modernreaders.com - ProVise Management Group LLC decreased its stake in Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) by 6.4% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 4,997 shares of the information...
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iCapital Network Acquires Access and Investing Tech Firm Artivest   
May 20, 2020
Source: CIO Applications - Capital Network, an asset and wealth management platform acquires Artivest, an access and investing tech company . Fremont, CA: iCapital Network, a fintech platform devoted to al
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Tenant advocates take aim at corporate landlords   
May 20, 2020
Source: Real Estate Weekly - As giants such as Blackstone amass multi-billion dollar investment funds for post COVID buying spree, activists say it's time to make them pay
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10 big-money investors each share the single market risk they think traders are overlooking right now   
May 20, 2020
Source: Business Insider - "The market is not focusing enough on the geopolitical issues that have been bubbling up throughout this crisis," one portfolio manager told us.
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INTERVIEW-New U.N. envoy warns closed borders embolden human traffickers   
May 19, 2020
Source: YAHOO! - Human traffickers will profit from rising nationalism fuelled by the coronavirus pandemic, the new United Nations expert on modern slavery said, warning that anti-migrant policies and rhetoric may prevent victims of exploitation...
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ANALYSIS-Ordinary Joe no cure for Italy's debt disease   
May 19, 2020
Source: Nasdaq - As Italy's already massive public debt soars further due to the coronavirus crisis, its authorities are calling on ordinary citizens to help fund recovery efforts. The plan could aid immediate financing needs but will do little...
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State Street Global Advisors - Timewise Target Retirement Choice Sub-Fund   
May 19, 2020
Source: Bloomberg - State Street Global Advisors - Timewise Target Retirement Choice Sub-Fund is an open-end fund incorporated in United Kingdom. The Fund seeks to provide a balance between capital growth and capital ...
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Trillium Asset Management LLC Has $586,000 Stock Position in Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG)   
May 19, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - Trillium Asset Management LLC lowered its holdings in shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) by 85.0% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
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1974 Barons Edmond & Benjamin de Rothschild, Haut-Medoc, France   
May 19, 2020
Source: Wine-Searcher - Kosher.The 2016 vintage may be labelled as the Thirtieth Anniversary Edition, ensure your merchant has the wine you are looking for. Haut-Médoc is the large southern section of the greater Médoc district of Bordeaux...
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Alabaster joins Ropes & Gray as head of EMEA funds   
May 19, 2020
Source: PE Hub - Law firm Ropes & Gray has named Tom Alabaster as a partner and head of funds, EMEA. Alabaster is a former in-house funds lawyer and Europe and Africa CCO at The Carlyle Group. PRE
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Shell’s Dutch scheme introduces own ESG benchmark   
May 19, 2020
Source: IPE - The scheme moved 40% of its equity holdings - 22.6% of its entire portfolio at year-end - to its custom ESG benchmark
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Coronavirus Highlights Widening Climate Rift Between European and US Oil Majors   
May 19, 2020
Source: Range - The latest oil and gas news, dedicated to all things oil and gas: people, technologies, transactions, trends, and macro-economic analysis that impact commodity prices.
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Russell Investments Group Ltd. Sells 8,256 Shares of AmerisourceBergen Corp. (NYSE:ABC)   
May 19, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - Russell Investments Group Ltd. cut its stake in shares of AmerisourceBergen Corp. (NYSE:ABC) by 3.0% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 270,
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Wilbanks Smith & Thomas Asset Management LLC Sells 18,375 Shares of The Carlyle Group LP (NASDAQ:CG)   
May 19, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - Wilbanks Smith & Thomas Asset Management LLC trimmed its holdings in shares of The Carlyle Group LP (NASDAQ:CG) by 58.1% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and...
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Thai social entrepreneurs helping ex-cons and farmers call for coronavirus cash   
May 19, 2020
Source: YAHOO! - Poonchai Chitanuntavitaya's Bangkok clinic, which employs vulnerable Thai women as masseuses, reopened this month with staff wearing masks to protect against the new coronavirus, but its future remains in doubt - like scores of...
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Cozad Asset Management Inc. Sells 1,124 Shares of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ)   
May 19, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - Cozad Asset Management Inc. cut its stake in shares of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) by 7.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
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Blackstone amasses $1.9 bn for Asia core-plus real estate funds   
May 19, 2020
Source: VCCircle - The Blackstone Group Inc. has raised a total of almost $1.9 billion for a set of Asia-focussed real estate funds, as it continues
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Linklaters Partner Tom Alabaster Joins US Firm As EMEA Funds Head   
May 19, 2020
Source: Law - Ropes & Gray has hired London-based Linklaters asset management partner Tom Alabaster to be its new head of Europe, Middle East and Africa funds. Alabaster is set to join the U.S. firm’s London office in the new role,
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PE-backed Net Health buys Tissue Analytics   
May 19, 2020
Source: PE Hub - Net Health, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, Level Equity, and Silversmith Capital Partners, has acquired Baltimore-based Tissue Analytics, a provider of automated mobile wound and skin imaging and predictive analytics...
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Credit Suisse ropes in Swiss bank UBP exec as head of wealth management unit   
May 18, 2020
Source: VCCircle - The domestic arm of Credit Suisse Group AG, the Switzerland-headquartered global investment bank and financial services firm, has hired a new head for its wealth management unit ... group was head of external asset managers Asia ...
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OPINION: Now's the time to build a 21st century energy system   
May 18, 2020
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Clean and resilient energy provides a safe and strategic investment choice as $8 trillion is spent on virus stimulus packages
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Japan Sinks Into Recession as Gloom Deepens for World Economy   
May 18, 2020
Source: Bloomberg on MSN.com - Japan has sunk into a recession that’s likely to deepen further as the full force of the coronavirus pandemic hits economies around the globe. The world’s third-largest economy shrank an annualized 3.
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Sustainable investing’s virus halo is premature   
May 18, 2020
Source: Breakingviews - Environmental, social and governance-focused funds outperformed peers in the first quarter, new BlackRock research suggests. Steady inflows are encouraging given the fear investors would ditch ESG in a crisis.
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Wetherby Asset Management Inc. Increases Stock Position in Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc (NYSE:ZBH)   
May 18, 2020
Source: modernreaders.com - Wetherby Asset Management Inc. grew its stake in shares of Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc (NYSE:ZBH) by 39.3% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange...
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Schroders adds co-PM to multi-strategy GAIA fund   
May 18, 2020
Source: Citywire - Schroders has assigned Darren Hodges as co-manager of its Schroder GAIA Helix fund, Citywire Selector has learned. According to a spokesperson for the firm, Hodges has been a long-term member of the Helix portfolio management...
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Industry’s reaction to the coronavirus could be good news for diversity push   
May 18, 2020
Source: Pensions&Investments - While the coronavirus pandemic has damaged businesses and the economy, it may help to bring more women into the investment industry — and help eliminate some obstacles that may have kept them from more senior and prominent...
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Franklin Resources (NYSE:BEN) Shares Gap Down After Analyst Downgrade   
May 18, 2020
Source: modernreaders.com - Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) shares gapped down prior to trading on Friday after Deutsche Bank lowered their price target on the stock from $19.00 to $18.00. The stock had previously closed at $18.
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Blackstone Group’s Eagle Ford Shale Venture Files for Bankruptcy   
May 18, 2020
Source: Hart Energy - The bankruptcy filing by Blackstone Group's Gavilan Resources comes amid an "increasingly unworkable relationship" with Sanchez Energy, its partner in the Eagle Ford Shale.
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ANALYSIS-Coronavirus widens climate rift between European and U.S. oil majors   
May 18, 2020
Source: Nasdaq - Europe's top oil and gas companies have diverted a larger share of their cash to green energy projects since the coronavirus outbreak in a bet the global health crisis will leave a long-term dent in fossil fuel demand,
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Credit Suisse appoints Head of Wealth Management for India   
May 18, 2020
Source: Hubbis - Credit Suisse has announced the appointment of Puneet Matta as its Head of Wealth Management for India, effective from June 1st, 2020. Matta joins Credit Suisse from Union Bancaire Privée (UBP), where he was a Managing...
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Debt market 'safe havens' might not be so safe, warns HSBC chief economist   
May 18, 2020
Source: CNBC - chief global strategist at HSBC Global Asset Management, told CNBC. Global bonds - a bond which is issued in several countries at the same time, typically by a large multinational corporation or ...
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Coronavirus widens climate rift between European and U.S. oil majors   
May 18, 2020
Source: Reuters - Europe's top oil and gas companies have diverted a larger share of their cash to green energy projects since the coronavirus outbreak in a bet the global health crisis will leave a long-term dent in fossil fuel demand,
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Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) Shares Acquired by Wetherby Asset Management Inc.   
May 17, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - Wetherby Asset Management Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) by 9.5% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission.
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Keyence Corp.   
May 17, 2020
Source: Barron's - Stocks: Real-time U.S. stock quotes reflect trades reported through Nasdaq only; comprehensive quotes and volume reflect trading in all markets and are delayed at least 15 minutes. International ...
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UPDATE 1-Norway's level of public spending not sustainable over time -fin min   
May 17, 2020
Source: Reuters - Norway will gradually turn to stimulating economic activity rather than continuing to pay firms to dampen business, with the current level of public spending not sustainable over time, Finance Minister Jan Tore Sanner said on...
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City firms join Congo protest   
May 17, 2020
Source: The Times - Black Rock, the fund manager, and Hermes Equity Ownership Services, an adviser to institutions, have both met managers to express their concerns over the deal. Standard Life, another big fund ...
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Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH Buys 16,859 Shares of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ)   
May 17, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH grew its stake in shares of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) by 5.0% in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.
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Stone Ridge Asset Management LLC Lowers Position in ResMed Inc. (NYSE:RMD)   
May 17, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - Stone Ridge Asset Management LLC cut its holdings in shares of ResMed Inc. (NYSE:RMD) by 17.6% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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Maldives’s post-covid future   
May 17, 2020
Source: India Today on MSN.com - Climate change and flooding is a clear and present danger in this picture-perfect destination. Here's how the archipelago is rising to the Coronavirus challenge
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Stone Ridge Asset Management LLC Makes New Investment in United Technologies Co. (NYSE:UTX)   
May 17, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - Stone Ridge Asset Management LLC bought a new position in shares of United Technologies Co. (NYSE:UTX) during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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Stone Ridge Asset Management LLC Reduces Holdings in Central Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ:CENTA)   
May 17, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - Stone Ridge Asset Management LLC decreased its holdings in shares of Central Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ:CENTA) by 41.5% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 17,
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Yotta Infrastructure adds advisor to team   
May 16, 2020
Source: PE Hub - Yotta Infrastructure, a developer and operator of hyper-scale data center parks in India, has named Jarrett Appleby as strategic advisor for international markets.
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