Asset MGR-Edge News and Information Dashboard

Listed below are the 50 most recent news articles about SWFs, continuously gathered from around the globe by the Institute.  The flow of news involved Asset MGRs in general as well as the activities of specific Asset MGRs and their investments. Archives are available in this content silo for subscribers (which are permanently maintained).

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Lloyds-Schroders wealth management staff hit out at IT problems   
(Saturday - August 24, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: The Financial Times - The launch of a £13bn wealth management joint venture between Lloyds Banking Group and Schroders has been hampered by IT problems that have prompted widespread complaints from staff. The new JV, named Schroders Personal...
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Blackstone Invests in Miami Industrial Market With $56 Million Airport Trade Center Buy   
(Saturday - August 24, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Blackstone Group
Source: Law - Investment giant The Blackstone Group Inc. bought a big industrial property west of Miami International Airport for $56 million, highlighting the healthy appetite in the sector from institutional investors. An affiliate of New...
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The Asian market leading the way for women fund managers   
(Saturday - August 24, 2019) Associated Profiles : HSBC Global Asset Management
Source: Citywire - Lion Global Investors has eight funds run by women or mixed teams in Singapore. And HSBC Global Asset Management has eight funds run by women or mixed teams in Taiwan. Out of groups with five or more funds in the Asian Bonds...
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‘Bizarro World’: Behind the Normally Staid Bond Market’s Weird, Wild Summer   
(Saturday - August 24, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: Fortune - How can you describe today's global bond market' Bizarro World. That's the term global asset management company Schroders finally settled on. The reference is from Superman comic books in which a ...
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Year: 2015   
(Friday - August 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : UBS
Source: World Finance - The Morgan Stanley Capital Index has released its MSCI 2015 Market Classification Review, which determines the inclusion of each country into the MSCI indexes and which market category it should occupy. [I]nvestor concerns were...
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Less than one-sixth of HK investors hold nerve during 2018 stock tumble   
(Friday - August 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: The Asset - Only 15% of Hong Kong investors stuck with their investment plans while 78% made changes during volatile period at end of 2018, according to Schroders study Last year was a tough year for investors with sharp falls in global...
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CORRECTED-Water pollution an 'invisible threat' to global goals, economists warn   
(Friday - August 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Reuters - JOHANNESBURG, Aug 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation ... 25, 2015 to a lofty 15-year agenda of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with 169 targets aimed at helping everyone live healthier ...
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Behavioural finance: what the polka dot maxi dress sensation has to do with investing   
(Friday - August 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: City A.M. - Claire Walsh, Personal Finance Director at Schroders. THE polka dot Zara dress sensation comes to mind when considering recent examples of “herd bias”. The hugely popular dress, which has its own Instagram page...
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HSBC Global Asset Management appoints global head of credit research   
(Friday - August 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : HSBC Global Asset Management
Source: IFA Magazine - The post has been given to Tina Radovic, who will be responsible for leading HSBC Global Asset Management’s Global Credit Research Platform and a 44-strong Global Credit Research team. The platform was established in 2002...
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Bain in pole position for Amundi's Italian offices   
(Friday - August 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : Amundi
Source: propertyEU - US private equity group Bain Capital is in the front-running to acquire a portfolio of ten Italian assets managed by French investment giant Amundi, according to local media sources. Would you like to read more' Log in first (top...
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Pilot Flight Academy brings in Priveq as growth partner   
(Friday - August 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : Kommunal Landspensjonskasse (KLP)
Source: mynewsdesk.com - Behind Priveq Investment is essentially a number of long-term, institutional pension funds in the Nordics and Europe, for example Skandia Liv, Fjärde AP-fonden, Kommunal Landspensjonskasse (KLP) and Europeiska...
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Uncertainty is the friend of volatility in global markets   
(Thursday - August 22, 2019) Associated Profiles : State Street Global Advisors (SSgA)
Source: The Australian Financial Review - While investors might believe there are more macroeconomic and geopolitical influences on the market than ever before, such as the rise of China to challenge the US and the deepening trade war, State Street Global Advisors...
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Sustainable Funds Are Having a Good Year: Morningstar   
(Thursday - August 22, 2019) Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
Source: Think Advisor - Flows into sustainable funds during the first six months of this year ... Just seven were launched in the first half of the year, including two ETFs based on the MSCI USA ESG Leaders Index — one from SWS and the other...
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JenCap to Buy Program Administrator Aran Insurance Services   
(Thursday - August 22, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: Insurance Journal - JenCap Holdings, a consolidator of specialty insurance businesses backed by The Carlyle Group, has agreed to acquire privately-held Aran Insurance Services Group, a specialty program administrator with offices in Arizona,...
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Ares Capital's NAV, Dividend, And Valuation Vs. 13 BDC Peers - Part 1 (Post Q2 2019 Earnings)   
(Thursday - August 22, 2019) Associated Profiles : Apollo Investment Corporation
Source: Seeking Alpha - These BDC peers include Apollo Investment Corp. (OTC:AINV), FS KKR Capital Corp. (FSK), Gladstone Investment Corp. (GAIN), Golub Capital BDC Inc. (NASDAQ:GBDC), Main Street Capital Corp. (MAIN ...
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Apollo Turns A Corner   
(Thursday - August 22, 2019) Associated Profiles : Apollo Investment Corporation
Source: Seeking Alpha - Results from the most recent Apollo Investment Corporation quarterly report seems to point to long-term earnings at $0.50 per share per quarter. The company has thought out and is actively engaged ...
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Schroders reveals advice leadership team for Lloyds tie-up   
(Thursday - August 22, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: Citywire - Schroders Personal Wealth has appointed Jessica Miller as head of proposition, and Claire Walsh as head of advice strategy, Miller joins from Hargreaves Lansdown, where she spent seven years, most ...
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Carlyle hires ex-Goldman Sachs exec Bruce Larson as head of human resources   
(Thursday - August 22, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: PE Hub - Larson formerly worked at Goldman Sachs as a partner and head of human capital in Asia Pacific and India. Global investment firm The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) today announced it has named Bruce Larson, former Goldman Sachs...
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FEATURE-Flat-packed cities: wooden skyscrapers sprout over concrete concerns   
(Thursday - August 22, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: YAHOO! - what is most sustainable, cost effective and efficient," she said. (Reporting by Rina Chandran @rinachandran; Editing by Laurie Goering. Please credit the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters, that ...
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Bruce Larson to Become Carlyle Chief HR Officer in November   
(Thursday - August 22, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: GovCon Wire - Bruce Larson, former partner at Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS), will assume the role of chief human resources officer at global investment firm The Carlyle Group (Nasdaq: CG) on Nov. 4. Larson will be based in Washington, D.C., and...
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AMX selects State Street Global Advisors as index manager   
(Thursday - August 22, 2019) Associated Profiles : State Street Global Advisors (SSgA)
Source: Europe - State Street Global Advisors has been selected ... AMX CCF - SSGA - Global Adaptive Capped ESG which tracks the MSCI ACWI ex Thermal Coal Adaptive Capped 2.0 ESG Universal Index. Both funds include high levels of governance ...
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TECH NEWS: IsoMetrix acquired to create partnership with NOSA   
(Thursday - August 22, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: Miningreview - The Carlyle Group has acquired a majority stake in IsoMetrix through their $698 million Carlyle Africa Fund. Madison Park Group served as exclusive financial advisor to IsoMetrix on the transaction and existing shareholders and...
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City Moves for 22 August – Who’s switching jobs at Blue Prism, Dixa and HSBC Global Asset Management'   
(Thursday - August 22, 2019) Associated Profiles : HSBC Global Asset Management
Source: City A.M. - Robotic process automation firm Blue Prism has announced that veteran enterprise software executive Eric Verniaut has joined chief operating officer. Eric has almost 30 years of experience in technology, specifically in...
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Ex-Navab Capital partner to join Blackstone growth equity unit   
(Thursday - August 22, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: Opalesque - Ram had previously worked as a managing director for the Carlyle Group's flagship buyout fund. Ram Jagannath, an investor with more than two decades of experience in the healthcare and technology sectors, has joined the firm as a...
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Weekly wrap: BC Partners, CBS, Crescent   
(Thursday - August 22, 2019) Associated Profiles : Apollo Investment Corporation
Source: Mergers & Acquisitions - from AP VIII Aegis Holdings LP (42.442%), a unit of Apollo Investment Fund VIII LP and other shareholders, for $16 in cash per share, or a total $1.372 bil, in a leveraged buyout transaction. Upon completion, Presidio common...
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Bond yield downturn forces pension funds to seek more profit   
(Thursday - August 22, 2019) Associated Profiles : Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company
Source: Al Jazeera English - Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Co., which oversees about 48 billion euros ($53 billion) from its office in Helsinki, is trying to figure out how best to operate in a world in which large chunks of the debt market trade at...
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YIT and Ilmarinen sign renovation contract for modern business premises in Helsinki   
(Thursday - August 22, 2019) Associated Profiles : Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company
Source: property-magazine.eu - YIT and Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company have signed a contract on the renovation and expansion of the property located at Mikonkatu 7 in the centre of Helsinki, Finland. The renovation project will bring modern and...
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OPINION: Grasslands and savannas : the overlooked solution to climate crisis   
(Wednesday - August 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - REUTERS/David Gray * Any views expressed in this opinion piece are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation ... restored for sustainable food production and wildlife habitat.
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Water pollution an 'invisible threat' to global goals, economists warn   
(Wednesday - August 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Reuters - JOHANNESBURG, Aug 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation ... 25, 2015 to a lofty 15-year agenda of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with 169 targets aimed at helping everyone live healthier ...
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ESG Investing: The Case Of Ecolab   
(Wednesday - August 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
Source: Seeking Alpha - ESG refers to the three central factors in measuring the sustainability and ethical impact ... 2nd biggest position (after Microsoft) in the MSCI USA ESG Select Index. This index is optimized ...
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Hargreaves manager joins Schroders Personal Wealth   
(Wednesday - August 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: FTAdviser - Schroders Personal Wealth has made two senior appointments as the business prepares to launch to the wider market later this year. Jessica Miller will join the financial planning joint venture between Lloyds and Schroders as its...
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U.K. Self-Storage Operator Safestore Forms JV to Enter the Dutch Market   
(Wednesday - August 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: Inside Self-Storage - U.K.-based self-storage operator Safestore Holdings PLC, with facilities in France and the United Kingdom, has launched a joint venture with global private-equity firm The Carlyle Group to acquire the M3 Self Storage portfolio in...
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Schroders Personal Wealth makes double appointment   
(Wednesday - August 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: Investment Week - Miller has joined from Hargreaves Lansdown where she spent seven years as lead investment proposition manager. Her responsibilities included leadership and the implementation of its investment proposition strategy. Meanwhile,...
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The Asian country leading the way for women fund managers   
(Wednesday - August 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : HSBC Global Asset Management
Source: Citywire - Lion Global Investors has eight funds run by women or mixed teams in Singapore. And HSBC Global Asset Management has eight funds run by women or mixed teams in Taiwan. Out of groups with five or more funds in the Asian Bonds...
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HSBC GAM bolsters credit efforts with global head role   
(Wednesday - August 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : HSBC Global Asset Management
Source: Citywire - HSBC Global Asset Management has named Tina Radovic to serves as global head of credit research as part of plans to make the company a dominant player in credit. The move sees Radovic assume responsibility for the global credit...
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We May Need ‘Helicopter Money’ to Fight the Next Downturn: Report   
(Wednesday - August 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : BlackRock Investment Management
Source: YAHOO! - The next recession will call for unprecedented coordination of fiscal and monetary policy in the U.S. and other advanced economies, according to a new report from the BlackRock Investment Institute.
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A Biblical Approach To Engaging With Corporations   
(Wednesday - August 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : Amundi
Source: Crosswalk.com - Major traditional institutional investors—pension funds, insurers and asset managers—have already embraced the approach, with Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund, Europe’s Amundi, and US based asset...
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HSBC Global AM loses lead Asia bond manager   
(Wednesday - August 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : HSBC Global Asset Management
Source: asianinvestor.net - Gregory Suen will leave HSBC Global Asset Management at the end of September after lead-managing its Asian bond strategy since April 2011. You get delivery of AsianInvestor’s print edition Access to our e-magazine, a full...
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South Korean asset manager launches patriotic equity fund to cash in on Japan trade spat   
(Wednesday - August 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : Amundi
Source: South China Morning Post - NH-Amundi Asset Management, which manages about 40 trillion won (US$33 billion) of assets, has launched a Korean equity fund that invests in local suppliers that may benefit from Japan’s restrictions on exporting some key...
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Flat-packed cities: wooden skyscrapers sprout over concrete concerns   
(Wednesday - August 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - what is most sustainable, cost effective and efficient," she said. (Reporting by Rina Chandran @rinachandran; Editing by Laurie Goering. Please credit the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the ...
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Schroders taps Hargreaves as it appoints two to Lloyds JV   
(Wednesday - August 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: Citywire - Schroders Personal Wealth has appointed Jessica Miller as head of proposition, and Claire Walsh as head of advice strategy, Miller joins from Hargreaves Lansdown, where she spent seven years, most ...
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Xylem Named to Fortune “Change the World” List for Second Year in a Row   
(Wednesday - August 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
Source: YAHOO! - ... sustainability efforts have been recognized across a number of key global sustainability indices – including MSCI and Sustainalytics. Building on these efforts, Xylem recently announced a ...
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Schroders Personal Wealth unveils new hires in double appointment   
(Wednesday - August 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: Professional Adviser - Miller has joined from Hargreaves Lansdown where she spent seven years as lead investment proposition manager. Her responsibilities included leadership and implementation of its investment proposition strategy. Chartered...
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Schroders poaches wealth exec from Hargreaves   
(Wednesday - August 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: Money Marketing - Hargreaves Lansdown executive Jessica Miller will depart the firm to head up proposition at Schroders and Lloyds’ new financial advice joint venture. Millers spent seven years with Hargreaves Lansdown, most recently as lead...
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Large Korean Fund Starts a Patriotic Bet Amid Anti-Japan Movement   
(Wednesday - August 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : Amundi
Source: Bloomberg - NH-Amundi Asset Management, which manages about 40 trillion won ($33 billion) of assets, has launched a Korean equity fund that invests in local suppliers that may benefit from Japan’s restrictions on exporting some key...
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How central banks might deal with the next downturn   
(Wednesday - August 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : BlackRock Investment Management
Source: Nasdaq - Inflation expectations are dragging on actual inflation. See the chart below. Sources: BlackRock Investment Institute, with data from Refinitiv Datastream, August 2019. Notes: This chart shows the actual change in the annual rate...
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Reasons Driving Conversion of Private Equities Into C-Corp   
(Wednesday - August 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Blackstone Group
Source: Nasdaq - Another large alternatives asset manager, The Blackstone Group BX, completed its conversion this July. Having gauged all the benefits from conversion, Apollo Global Management APO followed suit, and recently announced its...
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BRIEF-Blackrock Investment Institute Says Do Not View Inversion Of Yield Curve As Recessionary Signal   
(Wednesday - August 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : BlackRock Investment Management
Source: Reuters on MSN.com - * BLACKROCK INVESTMENT INSTITUTE SAYS DO NOT VIEW INVERSION OF YIELD CURVE AS RECESSIONARY SIGNAL, SEE CENTRAL BANKS’ DOVISH PIVOT STRETCHING GROWTH CYCLE * BLACKROCK INVESTMENT INSTITUTE SAYS A RESURGENCE IN GEOPOLITICAL...
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Look Beyond Market Selloffs   
(Wednesday - August 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : BlackRock Investment Management
Source: Seeking Alpha - Ten-year government bond yields, 2009-2019 Sources: BlackRock Investment Institute, with data from Refinitiv Datastream, August 2019. Notes: The data are based on the 10-year government bond ...
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Finding the value in Hong Kong dollar bonds   
(Wednesday - August 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : HSBC Global Asset Management
Source: asianinvestor.net - Geoffrey Lunt, senior product specialist for Asian fixed income at HSBC Global Asset Management, explains the role and benefits of Hong Kong dollar bonds, especially for domestic institutions. Hong Kong dollar bonds offer...
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