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).

Asset MGR News
Banks Struggle to Value Good Behavior   
(Friday - November 15, 2019) Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
Source: Bloomberg on MSN.com - sustainable finance coordinator for capital markets EMEA, BNP Paribas SA. ESG Ratings Borrowers with loans tied to ESG ratings usually get a margin discount for improving their grade. German utility EON SE, for instance, recently...
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Amundi: Success for the capital increase reserved for employees   
(Friday - November 15, 2019) Associated Profiles : Amundi
Source: YAHOO! - This operation was completed under existing powers granted by the General Shareholders’ Meeting held in May 2019. It reflects Amundi’s commitment to involving its employees more closely in the development of the...
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Fed's Powell: No 'booming' in U.S. economy that threatens to go bust   
(Friday - November 15, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Nasdaq - "It's a pretty sustainable picture." The U.S. economy is in its 11th year of expansion ... Inc. Reuters, the news and media division of Thomson Reuters, is the world’s largest international multimedia news provider reaching...
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Altor acquires Bure’s stakes in Carnegie Holding, Max Matthiessen and Carnegie Asset Management   
(Friday - November 15, 2019) Associated Profiles : Carnegie Asset Management
Source: cision.com - Altor (Altor Fund III GP Limited) has entered into a binding agreement to acquire Bure Equity’s stakes in Carnegie Holding, Max Matthiessen and Carnegie Asset Management subject to customary closing conditions, including...
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Schroders appoints co-heads of UK intermediary to replace US-bound Middleton   
(Friday - November 15, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: Investment Week - Gold, who is currently head of intermediary business development in London, and Abbott, who is Schroders' country head in South Africa, will take over the reins of the UK intermediary business at the end of Q1 2020. The move...
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The red shield   
(Friday - November 15, 2019) Associated Profiles : La Compagnie Benjamin de Rothschild
Source: Breakingviews - The deal was announced on September 18. Baron Benjamin de Rothschild owns 85% of La Compagnie Financière Edmond de Rothschild. Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec owns a 10% stake, and ...
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New leadership at Edmond de Rothschild   
(Friday - November 15, 2019) Associated Profiles : La Compagnie Benjamin de Rothschild
Source: Europe - Christophe de Backer, Edmond de Rothschild Private Bank’s newly appointed executive committee chairman, has been appointed director and general manager of Compagnie Financière ... alongside client service,” ...
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Largest Mideast private equity group to open office in Ramallah   
(Friday - November 15, 2019) Associated Profiles : Abraaj Capital
Source: Jewish Journal - The Dubai-based private equity group Abraaj Capital has announced plans to open an office in the West Bank city of Ramallah that will handle the company’s $50 million Palestine Growth Capital Fund, which invests in small-...
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Schroders’ Apac product and intermediary head quits   
(Friday - November 15, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: asianinvestor.net - The Asia-Pacific head of intermediaries and product at Schroders has quit after seven years with the UK asset manager in another change in regional leadership, AsianInvestor can... You get delivery of AsianInvestor’s print...
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FACTBOX-Can global corporations meet 2020 no-deforestation pledge'   
(Friday - November 15, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After becoming a target for high-profile campaigns ... A spokeswoman said last month that Cargill remained committed to delivering a fully transparent, traceable and sustainable...
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FCA warns of asset manager clones   
(Friday - November 15, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: FTAdviser - Fraudsters have been impersonating Schroders Investment Management and JP Morgan Asset Management to target victims in the UK. The Financial Conduct Authority warned fraudsters were attempting to dupe members of the public by...
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INTERVIEW-Brands urged to think bigger on saving forests as 2020 goal looms   
(Friday - November 15, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - the CGF's sustainability director. "It was needed and important. Companies have made progress," he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation by phone. "(But) it was probably not properly set up for success." "We have found that...
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Schroders CEO unveils carbon neutral plans amid wider call on industry   
(Friday - November 15, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: Citywire - The asset management industry is going to transition from focusing on making returns to asking more serious questions about how those returns were achieved. That is according to Schroders Group CEO Peter Harrison, who spoke at...
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Abraaj Capital sells stake in Maktoob.com Inc.   
(Friday - November 15, 2019) Associated Profiles : Abraaj Capital
Source: Al Bawaba News - Abraaj Capital, the premier investment firm specialising in private equity investment in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia (MENASA) region, announced today the sale of its stake in Maktoob.com Inc., generating an...
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Apollo Investment fiscal Q3 NAV falls with the price of oil   
(Friday - November 15, 2019) Associated Profiles : Apollo Investment Corporation
Source: Seeking Alpha - Apollo Investment (NASDAQ:AINV) fiscal Q2 net investment income of 53 cents per share beats the average analyst estimate of 40 cents and rises from 50 cents in fiscal Q1. Net asset value per share of $18.69 at Sept. 30, 2019...
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UBS ETF - Bloomberg Barclays MSCI US Liquid Corporates Sustainable UCITS ETF (hedged to GBP) A-dis   
(Thursday - November 14, 2019) Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
Source: markets.ft.com - The objective of this share class is to deliver the performance of the Bloomberg Barclays MSCI US Liquid Corporates Sustainable (Total Return) and allow intraday trading. The performance data shown in tables and graphs on this...
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Inconsistent ESG data holding back effective adoption   
(Thursday - November 14, 2019) Associated Profiles : State Street Global Advisors (SSgA)
Source: Money Management - Lack of consistent environmental, social and governance (ESG) data as well as the talent to manage ESG integration are among the ‘pull’ factors that inhibited effective ESG adoption, according to research from ...
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Regulation driving ESG take-up among institutions: State Street   
(Thursday - November 14, 2019) Associated Profiles : State Street Global Advisors (SSgA)
Source: Investor Daily - The report, Into the Mainstream: ESG at the Tipping Point, outlined the key push and pull factors for environmental, social and governance (ESG ... confirm what we’re hearing from our clients,” State Street Global ...
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Is the Schroders share price expensive at 3,196p'   
(Thursday - November 14, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: YAHOO! - Schroders (LON:SDR) is a large cap asset and wealth management company which splits its operations between Asset Management and Wealth Management. Right now the Schroders share price is on the expensive side from a factor...
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Pension divestment rejected again   
(Thursday - November 14, 2019) Associated Profiles : Clean Yield Asset Management
Source: The Burlington Free Press - MONTPELIER – The Vermont Pension Investment Committee has decided to keep stocks in fossil fuel companies. The committee on Tuesday turned aside a call from environmentalists to divest. Committee Chairman Steve Rauh said...
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Some inconvenient truths about income   
(Thursday - November 14, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: FE Trustnet - Even central banks that had been raising interest rates, like the US Federal Reserve, have changed tack this year and are now cutting rates again. Despite this, when Schroders surveyed 30,000 people worldwide, we found that...
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Schroders Personal Wealth launches PR campaign to tackle advice perceptions   
(Thursday - November 14, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: Professional Adviser - Schroders Personal Wealth said it wanted to address the "growing need" for financial advice and has previously stamped its aim to become a top three UK financial planning business within five years. Schroders Personal Wealth was ...
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The Carlyle Group Reports Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results   
(Thursday - November 14, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: MarketWatch - WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct 31, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) -- WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 31, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global investment firm The Carlyle Group L.P. CG, +0.74% today reported its unaudited results for the third quarter...
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Institutional investors consider ESG investing as a fiduciary duty, says a survey   
(Thursday - November 14, 2019) Associated Profiles : State Street Global Advisors (SSgA)
Source: Opalesque - ... investors as 46% of respondents in a survey cited the need to meet fiduciary duty and regulations as a key driver for adopting ESG principles. A survey conducted by State Street Global Advisors also found that 46% cited ESG ...
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This Private Equity Firm Now Runs A Political Action Committee   
(Thursday - November 14, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: Institutional Investor - Private equity firm the Carlyle Group is getting political. No, an executive at the firm isn’t going after Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, like so many of the firm's peers. Instead, Carlyle has started...
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Schroders Personal Wealth launches ad campaign   
(Thursday - November 14, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: FTAdviser - Schroders Personal Wealth has pledged to challenge public perception about financial advice with the launch of a six-week advertising campaign. The recently-launched advice venture between Lloyds and Schroders plans to run the...
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Cannae Holdings, Carlyle affiliate to form health care JV   
(Thursday - November 14, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: Seeking Alpha - Cannae Holdings (NYSE:CNNE) agrees to form a health care joint venture with an investment vehicle advised by an affiliate of the Carlyle Group (NASDAQ:CG) and another investor with deep health care experience. Cannae will...
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Kompany warns Man City against panic-buying defender in January   
(Thursday - November 14, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Goal.com on MSN.com - Thomson Reuters Soccer Football - Anderlecht - Vincent Kompany Press Conference - Neerpede ... "As soon as they start reconnecting with the best performances, I'm convinced that we can see a sustainable amount of wins." The...
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Schroders-Lloyds advice venture publishes charges   
(Thursday - November 14, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: Citywire - The joint advice venture between Schroders and Lloyds has published its advice fees on its website with the venture to charge 65 basis points (bps) for ongoing advice. Schroders Personal Wealth ...
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UBS wealth management co-head Khan unveils plans to grow business - paper   
(Thursday - November 14, 2019) Associated Profiles : Credit Suisse Group AG
Source: Nasdaq - The executive, wants to integrate more closely the activities of UBS's asset management business with its investment bank, the newspaper reported. Khan, along with Tom Naratil, the other co-head of UBS's wealth management...
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Focus on people as well as profit, business leaders told   
(Thursday - November 14, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - "As consumers, we can create a race for the top for companies that have proven themselves on gender equality and the sustainable development goals," she said at the Thomson Reuters Foundation's annual conference in London. In...
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Wall St. titan and his 'emotional ties' to SC   
(Thursday - November 14, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Blackstone Group
Source: Post and Courier Charleston - But he claims “actual emotional ties” to South Carolina. Several, to be precise. The Blackstone Group chairman and CEO got his first taste of the Palmetto State during a 1966 spring break trip with his college...
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Kommunal Landspensjonskasse -- Moody’s affirms Kommunal Landspensjonkasse (KLP)'s A2 IFSR; outlook stable   
(Thursday - November 14, 2019) Associated Profiles : Kommunal Landspensjonskasse (KLP)
Source: Business Insider - READ NOW: A wealthy Democratic candidate polling at less than 1% plans to air 30-minute TV infomercials across Iowa in a wild effort to turn around his struggling campaign » SHARE THIS POST your MARKET VIEW Your...
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Active management and ESG are a perfect match   
(Wednesday - November 13, 2019) Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
Source: The Financial Times - For example, the correlation in scores between the two major providers, MSCI and Sustainalytics, is weak ... Active management and ESG are a perfect match, as investors increasingly recognise that sustainable companies require ...
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Liberty All-Star® Growth Fund, Inc. October 2019 Monthly Update   
(Wednesday - November 13, 2019) Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
Source: Bloomberg - Investment Managers: Weatherbie Capital, LLC Small-Cap Growth Congress Asset Management Company, LLP Mid-Cap Growth Sustainable Growth Advisers ... 3.2% Materials 2.8% Energy 0.2% Total Market Value 100.0% *Based on Standard...
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FAO-GEF Project to Enhance Country Monitoring and Reporting on Forests   
(Wednesday - November 13, 2019) Associated Profiles : Global Environment Facility
Source: International Institute for Sustainable Development - The project is one of four global projects approved under the GEF’s Capacity Building Initiative for Transparency. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) have...
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Climate, geopolitical and cyber risks challenge firms to navigate uncharted terrain   
(Wednesday - November 13, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Reuters - NEW YORK(Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence) - It’s not just about financial risk anymore. Geopolitical, cyber and more urgently, climate risk, have emerged as areas that banks and other firms need to get their heads...
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Institutional investors see ESG as part of their fiduciary duty – survey   
(Wednesday - November 13, 2019) Associated Profiles : State Street Global Advisors (SSgA)
Source: Pensions&Investments - ESG remains a top priority for institutional investors as many see it as a part of their fiduciary duty, said results of a survey conducted by State Street Global Advisors. A report based on the survey, which was conducted among...
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Doubts over ESG data   
(Wednesday - November 13, 2019) Associated Profiles : State Street Global Advisors (SSgA)
Source: The Australian - A lack of reliable and consistent data evaluating the environmental, social and governance ... ESG adoption. It is a challenge. There is very limited transparency on how these things are being calculated,’’ Ben...
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Greater Gains for Countries on the SDGs by Addressing All Goals Together   
(Wednesday - November 13, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: International Institute for Sustainable Development - Tommy leads the national IELab e-research infrastructure and coordinates a number of research projects related to sustainability. In 2012 he received the Thomson Reuters Citation Award in Australia and has been listed as Highly...
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MOL Group acquires German compounder Aurora   
(Wednesday - November 13, 2019) Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
Source: The Magazine - Leading ESG (environmental, social and governance) rating agencies, including Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (where MOL is the only emerging European member), MSCI and Sustainalytics, have confirmed MOL’s efforts in the...
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JPMAM appoints ex-Amundi's global agg fixed income head for bonds strategies role   
(Wednesday - November 13, 2019) Associated Profiles : Amundi
Source: Europe - If you already have an account please use the link below to sign in. If you have any problems with your access or would like to request an individual access account please contact our customer service team. You are currently...
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OPINION: The next challenge for business - adapting to climate change   
(Wednesday - November 13, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - REUTERS/Phil Noble * Any views expressed in this opinion piece are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. The private sector must begin preparing ... a for-profit public-private partnership that incorporates...
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Top Drivers of ESG Adoption   
(Wednesday - November 13, 2019) Associated Profiles : State Street Global Advisors (SSgA)
Source: 401kspecialistmag.com - Questions at the heart of the ESG debate, the perception of which has muted wider ESG utilization by mainstream investors. But now State Street Global Advisors is out with new research outlining the key push and pull factors for ...
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Cannae Holdings, Inc. Enters Into an Agreement to Participate in a Health Care Joint Venture   
(Wednesday - November 13, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: Finanzen - Cannae Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CNNE) ("Cannae” or the "Company”) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to participate in a health care joint venture with an investment vehicle advised by an affiliate of...
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Top Ranked Income Stocks to Buy for November 12th   
(Wednesday - November 13, 2019) Associated Profiles : Apollo Investment Corporation
Source: YAHOO! - Here are four stocks with buy rank and strong income characteristics for investors to consider today, November 12th: Apollo Investment Corporation (AINV): This business development company has witnessed the Zacks Consensus...
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Sustainable investing will be the buzzword for the next decade   
(Wednesday - November 13, 2019) Associated Profiles : SAM Group
Source: businesslive.co.za - Retirement fund trustees will require a complete understanding to select asset managers and strategies that are fit for purpose: While the challenges are significant, the leading sustainable asset management practitioners will...
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Dream Global Real Estate Investment Trust Unitholders Approve Blackstone Acquisition   
(Wednesday - November 13, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Blackstone Group
Source: MarketWatch - Unitholders approved the previously-announced proposed transaction pursuant to which affiliates of real estate funds managed by The Blackstone Group Inc. ("Blackstone") will acquire all of Dream Global REIT's subsidiaries and...
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Schroders on mission to make advice less painful than the dentist   
(Wednesday - November 13, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: Citywire - Schroders Personal Wealth has launched a campaign to help bring financial planning to more people in the UK, as the firm said it aims to become a top three IFA business. The 'Wealth is Personal ...
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JPMAM hires from Amundi for fixed income strategies role   
(Wednesday - November 13, 2019) Associated Profiles : Amundi
Source: Investment Week - If you already have an account please use the link below to sign in. If you have any problems with your access or would like to request an individual access account please contact our customer service team....
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