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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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UN Family ‘scaling up’ on nutrition   
May 13, 2020
Source: ReliefWeb - English News and Press Release on Bhutan about Education, Food and Nutrition, Children and more; published on 11 May 2020 by UNICEF
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Beat the heat' India struggles to keep cool during lockdown   
May 13, 2020
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Lowering risks from blistering summer heat may be difficult this year with most of the country's 1.3 billion people forced to stay indoors
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Private equity firms now control many hospitals, ERs and nursing homes. Is it good for health care'   
May 13, 2020
Source: NBC News - Private equity firms are buying up hospitals, nursing homes and ER operations. The drive for profits can run counter to helping patients, critics say.
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XBKNX - BlackRock Investment Quality Municipal   
May 13, 2020
Source: Seeking Alpha - There are currently no headlines for this stock.
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Korea Western Power, NH-Amundi invest in Swedish wind farm project   
May 13, 2020
Source: The Korea Herald - Amundi Asset Management signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate in their co-investment in a 240-megawatt wind farm project in Sweden, according to NH-Amundi on Tuesday. The infrastructure project to build 56 wind...
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Carlyle to acquire animal healthcare company SeQuent   
May 13, 2020
Source: PE Hub - Global investment firm The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) and the existing promoters of SeQuent Scientific Limited (BSE-512529; NSE: SEQUENT) today announced that CA Harbor Investments, an affiliated entity of CAP V Mauritius Limited...
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Carlyle, GIC’s cold feet on Amex travel buy casts doubt on US$1.1bn loan   
May 13, 2020
Source: YAHOO! - A US$1.1bn leveraged loan partially supporting the Carlyle Group and Singaporean sovereign wealth fund GIC Pte Ltd’s purchase of a 20% stake in American Express Global Business Travel (Amex GBT) has been called into...
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Nousiainen, Finland Proper, Finland Weather Conditionsstar_ratehome   
May 13, 2020
Source: Weather Underground - Thank you for reporting this station. We will review the data in question. You are about to report this weather station for bad data. Please select the information that is incorrect.
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Deutsche Bank targets 200 billion euros of sustainable investment by 2025   
May 13, 2020
Source: Reuters - German lender Deutsche Bank plans to pump at least 200 billion euros ($216.8 billion) into so-called sustainable financing and investments by 2025, its first formal targets for doing so.
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UniCredit CEO says Italy's debt is sustainable, "doom loop" not a concern   
May 13, 2020
Source: Reuters - Rome can sustain its public debt as its interest payments don't differ much from those of countries such as Britain or Spain, the head of Italy's biggest bank said, brushing aside concerns over the 'doom loop' between banks and...
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Billionaire, David Rubenstein, Says Nobody In US Knows How Bad The Economy Is   
May 13, 2020
Source: Forbes - Billionaire isn't sure anyone in the US knows how bad the economy truly is and predicts years until 'normal' comes back.
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The Federal Reserve Begins Buying ETFs Today, Its First Step Into Corporate-Bond Markets   
May 13, 2020
Source: Barron's - The portfolio is seeded with $75 billion of equity investment from the Treasury Department, and the central bank can lever that cash up to 10 times. That means the maximum size of the purchases is $750 billion.
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AINV Apollo Investment Corporation Common Stock   
May 13, 2020
Source: Nasdaq - Sign up for our newsletter to get the latest on the transformative forces shaping the global economy, delivered every Thursday.
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73,818 Shares in Evoqua Water Technologies Corp (NYSE:AQUA) Purchased by ClariVest Asset Management LLC   
May 13, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - ClariVest Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Evoqua Water Technologies Corp (NYSE:AQUA) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund acquired 73,
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Huge 2010 Finish for Greentech Venture Capital   
May 13, 2020
Source: Greentech Media - Policy & regulation are aligning with renewables cost declines to make projects more profitable and portfolios more sustainable. Batteries are helping to optimize the power grid and opening up new ...
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NGO donates 700 face masks to Ministry of Environment   
May 12, 2020
Source: The Sun on MSN.com - Agu Dawn, Abuja Global Legislators Organisation for a Balanced Environment (GLOBE) in Nigeria, an NGO, has donated 700 face masks to the Ministry of Environment to support its ongoing campaign against the spread of COVID-19.
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Morgan Stanley favours these two Indian stocks; expects ZERO GDP growth for India this year   
May 12, 2020
Source: The Financial Express - Global brokerage and research firm Morgan Stanley is bullish on two Indian stocks despite favouring China and Japan instead of the emerging markets such as India.
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Outokumpu Oyj: Outokumpu - Correction: Outokumpu corrects the Notice to the Annual General Meeting   
May 12, 2020
Source: Arvopaperi - Outokumpu today 30.4.2020 published a Notice to the Annual General Meeting. During the release publishing process, there was a technical problem which caused the item numberings in content items "A. Agenda of the Annual General...
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Why sustainable equities have been outperformers during this crisis   
May 12, 2020
Source: The Globe and Mail - The resilient performance of sustainable equities during the current crisis reflects secular trends that are no longer in question
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State Street Global Advisors: COVID-19 Highlights the Importance of ESG   
May 12, 2020
Source: Finanzen - European-domiciled ESG ETFs saw net inflows of $6.8 billion. In addition, some of the highest profile ESG indices have outperformed their parent indices year to date. These strong figures, against the backdrop of COVID-19,
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Top Brazil Hedge Fund Rebounds After Worst Month on Record   
May 12, 2020
Source: Bloomberg on MSN.com - A bet on U.S. stocks helped one of Brazil’s best-known hedge funds rebound from its worst month on record. Verde Asset Management’s flagship fund climbed 8.6% in April, its biggest monthly gain since 2009.
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How a Gulf Hospital Chain Unleashed Scandal in London   
May 12, 2020
Source: Washington Post - A financial scandal has swept through London and the United Arab Emirates, centered on allegations of fraud at the two core companies of the Abu Dhabi-based tycoon Bavaguthu Raghuram Shetty. Both NMC Health Plc and Finablr Plc...
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The Carlyle Group to acquire majority stake in SeQuent Scientific Limited   
May 12, 2020
Source: The Asset - GLOBAL investment firm The Carlyle Group and the existing promoters of SeQuent Scientific Limited announced May 8 that CA Harbor Investments, an affiliated entity of CAP V Mauriti
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HSBC fixed-income funds target mainland investors   
May 12, 2020
Source: The Asset - Against the current Covid-19 market backdrop, HSBC Global Asset Management has launched two funds offering mainland Chinese investors a pair of Asian fixed-income funds with a range of different risk appetites and investment...
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Carlyle Group, GIC and Amex GBT go to court over scrapped deal   
May 12, 2020
Source: Axios - Every deal is unique, but this could establish some broad legal guardrails. At issue: Carlyle and GIC not only argue for the existence of an MAE, due to the global travel slowdown, but also that the sellers violated financing...
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54,823 Shares in The Carlyle Group LP (NASDAQ:CG) Purchased by Sigma Planning Corp   
May 12, 2020
Source: modernreaders.com - Sigma Planning Corp acquired a new stake in shares of The Carlyle Group LP (NASDAQ:CG) in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor...
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HSBC Global Asset Management launches two funds in Mainland China   
May 12, 2020
Source: Hubbis - HSBC Global Asset Management has announced that it has launched its HSBC Asian Bond Fund and HSBC Asian High Yield Bond Fund in mainland China under the Mutual Recognition of Funds (MRF) scheme. The launch of the two Funds...
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Amundi and IFC publish Emerging market green bond issuance report   
May 12, 2020
Source: Hubbis - Amundi, Europe’s largest asset manager, and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, have published their annual Emerging Market (EM) Green Bond Report, revealing that emerging market green bond issuance has reached a...
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Passive providers and global brands top investor value survey   
May 12, 2020
Source: Investment Week - Amid the coronavirus market crash, investors believed the best value lay with passive fund managers and large global brands, according to a new survey from Boring Money.
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Apollo Investment Corporation Schedules Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2020 Earnings Release and Conference Call   
May 12, 2020
Source: Benzinga.com - Apollo Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:AINV) (the "Company") announced today that it will report results for the quarter and
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HSBC GLOBAL ASSET MANAGEMENT (M (HSBGOB2BME1.MX)   
May 11, 2020
Source: YAHOO! - Stocks continue to trade near their highs of the day as Fed press conference concludes. The S&P 500 is up 3%.
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Malaysia's Axiata secures $800mln in sustainability Islamic financing from three banks   
May 11, 2020
Source: Zawya - Axiata said the financing mechanism is first of such in the world, and serves to enhance its liquidity position while benefiting from optimal financing cost.
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HSBC Global Asset Management bolsters impact investment strategy   
May 11, 2020
Source: The Asset - Michael Ridley appointed senior responsible investment specialist to further build the firm’s sustainable impact proposition
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ClariVest Asset Management LLC Cuts Stake in Intel Co. (NASDAQ:INTC)   
May 11, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - ClariVest Asset Management LLC lowered its position in shares of Intel Co. (NASDAQ:INTC) by 6.2% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 241,
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Green Century MSCI International Index Fund Institutional   
May 11, 2020
Source: Business Insider - The investment seeks to achieve long-term total return which matches the performance of the MSCI World ex USA SRI ex Fossil Fuels Index (the "underlying index"). The fund invests substantially all ...
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BrightSphere Investment Group' (BSIG) CEO Suren Rana on Q1 2020 Results - Earnings Call Transcript   
May 11, 2020
Source: Seeking Alpha - Q1 2020 Earnings Conference Call May 7, 2020 11:00 AM ET Company Participants Brett Perryman – Head of Corporate
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GCINX Green Century MSCI Intl Index Fd Individual Inv Cl   
May 11, 2020
Source: Nasdaq - Sign up for our newsletter to get the latest on the transformative forces shaping the global economy, delivered every Thursday.
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Blackstone Group buys 10% stake in Australia’s Crown Resorts   
May 11, 2020
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal - The Blackstone Group acquired nearly 68 million shares in Crown Resorts, a nearly 10 percent ownership stake, the Australian company announced this week.
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Green Century MSCI International Index Fund Individual Investor   
May 11, 2020
Source: Business Insider - The investment seeks to achieve long-term total return which matches the performance of the MSCI World ex USA SRI ex Fossil Fuels Index (the "underlying index"). The fund invests substantially all ...
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Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. Buys 12,815 Shares of Monster Beverage Corp (NASDAQ:MNST)   
May 11, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. grew its stake in shares of Monster Beverage Corp (NASDAQ:MNST) by 13.5% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange...
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Carlyle Group acquires majority stake in animal health company Sequent Scientific   
May 11, 2020
Source: moneycontrol.com - Global investment firm The Carlyle Group has acquired majority stake in Mumbai-based animal health company SeQuent Scientific. The Carlyle Group and existing promoters of SeQuent on May 8 ...
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Fund managers struggle to compare ESG apples with oranges   
May 11, 2020
Source: The Financial Times - Companies that earn high scores on these criteria can expect increased investor interest from active managers pursuing mandates that skew towards favouring such stocks and a boost in passive money that comes with being included...
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FEATURE- 'No man's land': Delhi's urban villages face uncertain future   
May 11, 2020
Source: Reuters - Budhela is one of 135 urban villages in Delhi, settlements that are exempted from building codes and excluded from its plans - leaving nearly a million people, most of whom have no titles to their homes,
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Abraaj Capital Art Prize applications closing April 30th   
May 10, 2020
Source: Al Bawaba News - Final call for ACAP 2012, the fourth edition of the Abraaj Capital Art Prize. Applications must be submitted by April 30, 2011 online. Following the highly acclaimed unveiling of the 2011 ...
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Weekly Commentary: Schumpeter's Business Cycle Analysis   
May 10, 2020
Source: Seeking Alpha - When I ponder analytical frameworks pertinent to these extraordinary times, none are more germane than Joseph Schumpeter's Business Cycle Analysis. I'm convince
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OMW HSBC World Selection Dividend Distribution Portfolio   
May 10, 2020
Source: FE Trustnet - a UK authorised Open Ended Investment Company managed by HSBC Global Asset Management (UK) Limited. The underlying fund aims to provide a high level of income by investing in a broad range of ...
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NH-Amundi launches youth board for innovative growth   
May 10, 2020
Source: koreatimes.co.kr - Amundi Asset Management created a youth board, as part of efforts to promote innovative growth, it said Sunday. The asset management company said the board launched Thursday is comprised of seven employees under the age of 40.
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Q2 2020 EPS Estimates for AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) Cut by Analyst   
May 10, 2020
Source: modernreaders.com - Equities researchers at Wedbush lowered their Q2 2020 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of AGNC Investment in a research note issued on Wednesday, May 6th. Wedbush analyst H. Coffey now anticipates that the real...
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HSBC MF marks down exposure in DHFL to 100%   
May 10, 2020
Source: The Financial Express - HSBC Global Asset Management has marked down its exposure from 75% to 100% in its two debt schemes holding the non-convertible debentures (NCDs) of Dewan Housing Finance Corporation (DHFL).
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Young Turk Dan Mannix on poaching talent during lockdown   
May 10, 2020
Source: The Financial Times - Shareholder stability is really important for our clients.” Mr Mannix has been keeping himself busy during the lockdown. In March RWC lured Nick Clay, one of the City’s best-known global income managers,
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