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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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Asset Managers News
Now, More Than Ever Before, Corporate Governance Matters   
May 16, 2020
Source: Townhall - If the American economy is to survive, let alone thrive, we need corporate leaders to step up in defense of the free market. They need to eschew the insider deals and crony capitalism that have caused many Americans,
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Norway's level of public spending not sustainable over time -fin min   
May 16, 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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The 5 Biggest Financial Advisory Firms in the U.S.   
May 16, 2020
Source: Investopedia - Choosing a financial advisory firm can be a difficult task, as there are thousands to wade through. Many have specific strengths and offer different ways to invest one's hard-earned money.
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Onex's (ONEXF) CEO Gerry Schwartz on Q1 2020 Results - Earnings Call Transcript   
May 16, 2020
Source: Seeking Alpha - Director, Client and Product Solutions Gerry Schwartz - Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer Chris Govan - Senior Managing Director and CFO Welcome to Onex First Quarter 2020 Conference Call.
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Brokers Issue Forecasts for Flowserve Corp’s FY2020 Earnings (NYSE:FLS)   
May 16, 2020
Source: modernreaders.com - Stock analysts at Oppenheimer decreased their FY2020 earnings estimates for shares of Flowserve in a research report issued to clients and investors on Sunday, May 10th. Oppenheimer analyst B. Blair now expects that the...
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Ecoark Holdings, Inc. (ZEST)   
May 16, 2020
Source: YAHOO! - Berkshire Hathaway 10Q filing makes 31 references to COVID-19. Meanwhile, the company's cash pile rose to $137.3 billion.
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Canary Wharf Is Ready for Banks to Return, But the Banks Aren’t   
May 16, 2020
Source: Bloomberg on MSN.com - Canary Wharf Group Plc has drawn up detailed plans to allow bankers to return to the east London financial district. So far, few are rushing to come back.
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Stay invested and create dollar cost averaging schedule: Wealth Advisor   
May 16, 2020
Source: CNBC - Michelle McKinnon, Klingman and Associates wealth advisor, and Ron Insana, Schroders North America senior advisor, join 'Power Lunch' to discuss the state of the markets over worrying U.S.-China relations,
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iShares Advances ESG Lineup with Over $800 Million Investment from Ilmarinen   
May 16, 2020
Source: Bloomberg - Before it's here, it's on the Bloomberg Terminal.
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Schroders brings on solutions manager   
May 16, 2020
Source: Pensions&Investments - Max Guimond has joined Schroders as solutions manager, a company spokeswoman confirmed. The position is new. Effective June 1, Mr. Guimond will join the firm's four-person U.S. portfolio solutions team in New York to design...
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What next for SeaWorld'   
May 16, 2020
Source: Travel Weekly - The 56-year-old company, which operates SeaWorld Orlando among other marine animal attractions and water parks, first fell into the clutches of private equity in the aftermath of the 2008 financial collapse when the...
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Carlyle says coronavirus pandemic warrants killing Amex stock deal   
May 16, 2020
Source: PaymentsSource - The Covid-19 pandemic has decimated the world’s travel industry and fatally crippled a deal calling for the Carlyle Group Inc. and Singapore sovereign-wealth fund GIC Pte to buy 20% of American Express Global Business...
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Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV Purchases 569 Shares of Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET)   
May 15, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV boosted its position in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) by 0.6% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 92,011 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after...
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Q2 2020 EPS Estimates for Ameresco Inc (NYSE:AMRC) Reduced by B. Riley   
May 15, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - Analysts at B. Riley decreased their Q2 2020 earnings estimates for shares of Ameresco in a report issued on Tuesday, May 5th. B. Riley analyst C. Horn now expects that the utilities provider will earn $0.
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Biggest Asset Managers Want a New Labeling System for ETFs   
May 15, 2020
Source: Think Advisor - A coalition of some of the world’s biggest asset managers, including BlackRock and State Street Global Advisors, are proposing a new classification system to more clearly differentiate among types of exchange-traded...
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Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV Purchases 3,673 Shares of Blackstone Group LP (NYSE:BX)   
May 15, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV lifted its position in shares of Blackstone Group LP (NYSE:BX) by 5.2% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities &...
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Stone Ridge Asset Management LLC Grows Stake in Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT)   
May 15, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - Stone Ridge Asset Management LLC grew its stake in shares of Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) by 123.1% in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 34,
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Schroders trust warns former Woodford holdings it will not be an ‘endless source of capital’   
May 15, 2020
Source: portfolio-adviser.com - Over a quarter of the portfolio is expected to need further financing within the next two years #coronavirus #neilwoodford #schroderukpublicprivate
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Royal Mail boss exits after just two years in job   
May 15, 2020
Source: YAHOO! - Royal Mail boss Rico Back will step down with immediate effect after spending less than two years at the helm of the postal giant. The board said that it had agreed with Mr Back that he should vacate his post and go on gardening...
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iCapital Network Acquires Artivest   
May 15, 2020
Source: finsmes.com - Capital Network, a fintech platform focused on alternative investing for the asset and wealth management industries, acquired Artivest, a technology company for accessing and investing in alternatives
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10 big money managers shared with us their favorite hidden gems in the market, and the contrarian trades they're making amid the pandemic   
May 15, 2020
Source: Business Insider - An exclusive Business Insider survey sheds light on how 10 investors are adjusting to the coronavirus pandemic — and what they're doing to make money.
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Why Apollo Investment (AINV) Could Beat Earnings Estimates Again   
May 15, 2020
Source: Nasdaq - If you are looking for a stock that has a solid history of beating earnings estimates and is in a good position to maintain the trend in its next quarterly report, you should consider Apollo Investment (AINV).
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The Kalevala over and over again   
May 15, 2020
Source: Helsinki - What makes it unique is the fact that the Kalevala is not about kings and heroes; Väinämöinen and Ilmarinen fight only when it is absolutely necessary. They are ordinary people who live by the work of their hands."...
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Delaware judge to hear seminal case on pandemic mergers   
May 15, 2020
Source: Axios - A Delaware judge this afternoon will hear arguments on a case that could help determine the fates of dozens of pending mergers that were signed prior to the pandemic. It also could permanently change how future investment...
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Yotta Infrastructure Appoints Jarrett Appleby as Strategic Advisor to CEO   
May 15, 2020
Source: Business Wire - Yotta Infrastructure announced the appointment of global Internet & Data Center industry veteran Jarrett Appleby as the Strategic Advisor to CEO.
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Pandemic stirs Wall Street’s social conscience   
May 15, 2020
Source: WSAY - And my reply was 'no, it's more the 'S' has climbed into the front seat'," John Goldstein, head of the Sustainable Finance Group at Goldman Sachs, told a media conference call in April.
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Cummins India drops 3% despite of Amundi Funds buy shares   
May 15, 2020
Source: India Infoline - Shares of Cummins India dropped 3% in the afternoon session after Amundi Funds acquired 17.87 lakh shares of the company at Rs348.82/share on Thursday. The company had posted a 21.9% decline in its consolidated profit before tax...
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Euronext NV (EUXTF) CEO Stéphane Boujnah on Q1 2020 Results - Earnings Call Transcript   
May 15, 2020
Source: Seeking Alpha - Q1 2020 Earnings Conference Call May 14, 2020, 03:00 ET Company Participants Stéphane Boujnah - Chairman & CEO Giorgio Modica - CF
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Expect a 'fiscal thrust' at China's upcoming NPC meeting: BlackRock   
May 15, 2020
Source: CNBC - BlackRock Investment Institute's Ben Powell is optimistic about China's growth potential, saying that Beijing has more tools left at its disposal to boost the economy to pre-virus levels.
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Schroders simplifies charging structure with ‘all-in fee’   
May 15, 2020
Source: Money Marketing - Schroders has decided to change its charging structure to provide investors with a "single number" for how much they are paying for the management of their fund.
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Investors fear China drag on market   
May 15, 2020
Source: The Australian Financial Review - The prospect of a fully-fledged trade war between Australia and China threatens to derail the market's recovery but big miners should be resilient.
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Half of advisers see clients delay retirement due to virus   
May 15, 2020
Source: FTAdviser - Half of advisers have seen clients defer their retirement as a result of income losses triggered by the coronavirus pandemic Schroders has found
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Carlyle Says Covid Pandemic Warrants Killing AmEx Stock Deal   
May 15, 2020
Source: YAHOO! - (Bloomberg) -- The Covid-19 pandemic has decimated the world’s travel industry and fatally crippled a deal calling for the Carlyle Group Inc. and Singapore sovereign-wealth fund GIC Pte to buy 20% of American Express Global...
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Net Health Acquires Tissue Analytics   
May 14, 2020
Source: YAHOO! - Net Health, a premier provider of cloud-based Electronic Health Record (EHR) software for specialized care settings, today announced that it has acquired Tissue Analytics, a pioneering developer of automated mobile wound and skin...
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Astellas Pharma Inc. ADR   
May 14, 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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Industry Coalition Champions Clarity Through ETP Classifications   
May 14, 2020
Source: Business Wire - A coalition of leading asset managers announced today an initiative that calls for clearer identification and categorization of exchange-traded produc
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Investment giants seek stricter definition of what makes an ETF   
May 14, 2020
Source: MarketWatch - BlackRock Inc., State Street Global Advisors and some other large money managers are asking exchanges to enforce a more narrow definition of
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Green Century MSCI Intl Index Fd Individual Inv Cl (GCINX) Dividend History | Nasdaq   
May 14, 2020
Source: Nasdaq - Dividend history information is presently unavailable for this company. This could indicate that the company has never provided a dividend or that a dividend is pending.
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What Reuters Events learned from going all-in on virtual   
May 14, 2020
Source: The Drum - Events and awards are migrating to virtual platforms to recoup lost expenses, salvage programming, maintain audiences and retain brand visibility – provoking a lot of adaptation in a short space of time.
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HC2 Holdings and MG Capital Announce Settlement Agreement and Plan to Reconstitute Board of Directors   
May 14, 2020
Source: wallstreet online - HC2 Holdings, Inc. (“HC2” or the “Company”) (NYSE: HCHC), a diversified holding company, and MG Capital Management, Ltd. (together with Percy Rockdale LLC and Rio Royal LLC, “MG Capital”) today...
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Advisers look to ESG to counter pandemic losses - Schroders   
May 14, 2020
Source: Professional Adviser - Advisers have said clients are looking to environmental social and governance (ESG) funds and credit-based investments to counter capital losses during the pandemic, research by Schroders has found.
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Private equity firms have a 'fair amount of dry powder,' Carlyle Group co-founder says   
May 14, 2020
Source: CNBC - David Rubenstein, co-founder of the Carlyle Group, joined CNBC's "Closing Bell" to discuss the private equity industry.
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Priveq new major owner of language company Plint   
May 14, 2020
Source: mynewsdesk.com - Priveq Investment enters as the new major owner of the fast-growing language and media technology company Plint in Gothenburg. Plint, which works
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Now's the time to build a 21st century energy system   
May 14, 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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Alts Platform iCapital to Buy Rival Artivest   
May 14, 2020
Source: Think Advisor - In other fintech news, TradingFront rolls out a new platform for RIAs in partnership with custodian Interactive Brokers.
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David Rubenstein says private equity in 'pretty good shape'   
May 14, 2020
Source: CNBC - David Rubenstein, co-founder of the Carlyle Group, joins "Closing Bell" to discuss private equity in the age of coronavirus.
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Green Century Equity Fund Individual Investor Class   
May 14, 2020
Source: Business Insider - The investment seeks to achieve long-term total return which matches the performance of the MSCI KLD 400 Social ex Fossil Fuels Index (the "underlying index"). The fund invests substantially all ...
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Abraaj Capital named world’s top emerging markets private equity group   
May 14, 2020
Source: Al Bawaba News - Abraaj Capital, the leading private equity firm headquartered in Dubai, announced today that it has been named the top private equity group in emerging markets worldwide. Ranked 48th among all ...
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ClariVest Asset Management LLC Buys Shares of 26,100 Chewy Inc (NYSE:CHWY)   
May 13, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - ClariVest Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Chewy Inc (NYSE:CHWY) during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund bought 26,100 shares of the...
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Korea Western Power Invests in 240 MW Swedish Wind Farm with NH-Amundi   
May 13, 2020
Source: EconoTimes - Amundi Asset Management in a 240-megawatt wind farm project in Sweden. According to the two firms memorandum of understanding, they would build 56 wind turbines
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