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
Amundi CEO Perrier on Dividend, Inflows, ESG   
February 12, 2020 Associated Profiles : Amundi
Source: YAHOO! - Feb.12 -- Amundi SA Chief Executive Officer Yves Perrier talks with Bloomberg after the asset manager, Europe's largest, raised its dividend after posting a second straight quarter of inflows, reversing the trend of redemptions...
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Asset manager Amundi shoots past €1bn income mark for first time   
February 12, 2020 Associated Profiles : Amundi
Source: The Financial Times - Amundi reported a strong 2019 with a key measure surpassing the €1bn mark for the first time, helped by a record fourth quarter during which the Paris-based asset manager secured a large pension mandate through its joint...
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What Trump's fiscal plan means for the climate   
February 12, 2020 Associated Profiles : Global Environment Facility
Source: E&E - Capitol Hill generally has rejected those moves and seems likely to do so again. In the last two years, Congress has rejected Trump administration efforts to halve support for the Global Environment Facility, which funds projects...
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Climate Change Once Again Left Out of Trump’s Federal Budget   
February 12, 2020 Associated Profiles : Global Environment Facility
Source: Scientific American - Capitol Hill generally has rejected those moves and seems likely to do so again. In the last two years, Congress has rejected Trump administration efforts to halve support for the Global Environment Facility, which funds projects...
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ESG integration outperforms since 2014 in Europe; Amundi study finds   
February 12, 2020 Associated Profiles : Amundi
Source: Europe - Amundi has released the key findings of its study on the impact of ESG investing on fixed income portfolios. Since 2014, the integration of ESG has created alpha in EUR-denominated fixed income portfolios. Indeed, for...
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UPDATE 1-Sustainable investments help Vontobel outpace money growth goals   
February 12, 2020 Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Reuters - Swiss private bank and asset manager Vontobel on Wednesday posted a 14% rise in full-year net profit, as an influx of sustainably invested money helped push the group above its net new money goals. Sustainable investments helped...
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Amundi: Q4 and full year 2019 results   
February 12, 2020 Associated Profiles : Amundi
Source: GlobeNewswire - Strong business activity   An excellent Q4 2019   AuM2 of €1,653bn at 31 December 2019, an increase of +16%
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Brookfield Asset Management Inc (NYSE:BAM) Shares Acquired by Cigna Investments Inc. New   
February 12, 2020 Associated Profiles : Credit Suisse Group AG
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - January 31st. Royal Bank of Canada upped their target price on Brookfield Asset Management from $57.00 to $63.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, November 18th. Credit Suisse...
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Bloomberg and MSCI Expand ESG Fixed Income Index Suite, Launch New ESG High Yield Indices   
February 12, 2020 Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
Source: PR Newswire - /PRNewswire/ -- Bloomberg and MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment
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Exclusive: Germany's Volkswagen and Daimler push for more 'sustainable' Chile lithium   
February 12, 2020 Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Reuters - German automakers Volkswagen ( VOWG_p.DE) and Daimler have launched a study to push for more “sustainable” lithium mining in Chile, according to lobbyist filings reviewed by Reuters, a sign of growing supply chain...
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Simplification of tax system will help India economy on long-term basis: Analysts   
February 12, 2020 Associated Profiles : HSBC Global Asset Management
Source: Khaleej Times - Tushar Pradhan, chief investment officer at HSBC Global Asset Management in India, said the budget set direction towards simplified tax regime which is in line with the country's bid to be a $5 trillion economy. "Every individual...
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Does the January effect really exist'   
February 12, 2020 Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: City A.M. - I am head of research and analytics at Schroders. January 2020 was either a good month or a bad month for investing. While 10 of the 23 countries in the MSCI World index of global developed markets generated a positive return,...
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ESG ETFs Hit New Highs   
February 12, 2020 Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
Source: Investopedia - BlackRock. "Sustainability," Accessed Feb. 11, 2020. State Street. Climate Change, Accessed Feb. 11, 2020. ETFdb.com. "Vanguard ESG U.S. Stock ETF," Accessed Feb. 11, 2020. ETFdb.com. "Vanguard ESG U.S. Stock ETF," Accessed Feb....
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Business Briefs: Avathon Capital Leads $35M Funding Round in EdCast   
February 12, 2020 Associated Profiles : State Street Global Advisors (SSgA)
Source: India West - Other Series D participants included new EdCast investor National Grid Partners and existing EdCast investors, including State Street Global Advisors ... for global sustainability and humanitarian challenges. The key focus areas...
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Carlyle Group closes majority investment in digital agency Dept   
February 12, 2020 Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: PE Hub - Global investment firm The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) today closed the majority stake investment in digital agency Dept that was first announced on 20 December 2019. Dept delivers end-to-end digital experiences for brands...
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BlackRock Climate Vow Pays Off With New ETF’s $600 Million Debut   
February 12, 2020 Associated Profiles : Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company
Source: Bloomberg on MSN.com - BlackRock Inc.’s climate pledge is already paying off. Load Error An exchange-traded fund from the New York-based money manager has attracted more than $600 million this week, despite only starting trading on Friday,
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Cramo’s Shareholders’ Nomination Committee will not make proposals to the Annual General Meeting   
February 12, 2020 Associated Profiles : Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company
Source: GlobeNewswire - Cramo Plc      Stock Exchange Release          12 February 2020 at 9.15 am EET Cramo’s Shareholders’ Nomination Committee will not make proposals
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Asset Management Corp IL ADV Invests $603,000 in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ)   
February 12, 2020 Associated Profiles : Credit Suisse Group AG
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - Asset Management Corp IL ADV bought a new position in shares ... A number of research analysts recently weighed in on VZ shares. Credit Suisse Group lowered shares of Verizon Communications from an “outperform” rating...
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A More Secure Africa Is in America’s Best Interests   
February 12, 2020 Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: Bloomberg - Terrorist groups and outside influences are threatening to derail the continent’s booming economies, bountiful resources and burgeoning populations. Karen Blixen’s evocative 1937 memoir “ Out of Africa ”...
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Europe’s baby BlackRock reaps Darwinian success   
February 12, 2020 Associated Profiles : Amundi
Source: Breakingviews - Paris-listed money manager Amundi reported bumper 2019 profits as assets under management swelled to $1.8 trln. Its scale, broad business mix and savvy dealmaking should help CEO Yves Perrier leave rivals further behind. A...
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Blockchain Payments Startup Radpay Names Stephen L. Norris to Advisory Board   
February 12, 2020 Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: MarketWatch - Radpay, a technology company employing blockchain and digital wallets to modernize payments, today announced the addition of Carlyle Group co-founder Stephen L. Norris to its advisory board. Norris serves as global finance...
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Cramo Plc: Cramo's Shareholders' Nomination Committee will not make proposals to the Annual General Meeting   
February 12, 2020 Associated Profiles : Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company
Source: Finanznachrichten - à r.l Ari Autio, nominated by Rakennusmestarien Säätiö Annika Ekman, nominated by Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company Veli-Matti Reinikkala, Chairman of the Board, Cramo Plc Fredrik Åtting acts...
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Ecuador Explores New Specialty Markets with ‘Deforestation-Free Coffee’   
February 11, 2020 Associated Profiles : Global Environment Facility
Source: Daily Coffee News - and funded by a $53.6 million grant by the Global Environment Facility and the Green Climate Fund. Ecuador has been working hard for years to combine the forest conservation and agricultural agendas. The country has linked its...
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Blue Square Asset Management LLC Buys New Holdings in Chevron Co. (NYSE:CVX)   
February 11, 2020 Associated Profiles : Credit Suisse Group AG
Source: modernreaders.com - Blue Square Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in Chevron Co. (NYSE ... They set a “buy” rating and a $143.00 price objective for the company. Credit Suisse Group cut their price objective on shares of Chevron...
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BRIEF-Software Says Schroders Holds 4.01% Of Voting Rights And Instruments In Company   
February 11, 2020 Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: Reuters - Feb 4 (Reuters) - SOFTWARE AG: * SAYS BRITISH ASSET MANAGER SCHRODERS PLC HOLDS 4.01% OF TOTAL VOTING RIGHTS AND INSTRUMENTS IN SOFTWARE AS OF JAN 29, 2020 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:; (Gdansk Newsroom) Our...
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The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX)   
February 11, 2020 Associated Profiles : The Blackstone Group
Source: Benzinga.com - Stocks like BX are creating awesome opportunities based on catalysts in the news. Is BX the next one to get some major price action' Create a Benzinga Pro account today to find out.
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Big investors ignore proxy advisers on controversial votes   
February 11, 2020 Associated Profiles : HSBC Global Asset Management
Source: The Financial Times - Sarasin & Partners, CCLA, HSBC Global Asset Management and Aviva Investors were more likely than their proxy adviser to back environmental and social resolutions at annual meetings. Rakhi Kumar, head of ESG investments and...
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ESG is Top Global Strategy: 5 ETFs Getting Investors Love   
February 11, 2020 Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
Source: YAHOO! - Meanwhile, around 67% of millennials are “taking part in at least one sustainable investing activity ... U.S. large-Cap and mid-Cap companies currently led by a CEO who founded the company. iShares Trust - iShares ESG MSCI...
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HSBC Global Asset Management France - Sectorissime - Pharmacie   
February 11, 2020 Associated Profiles : HSBC Global Asset Management
Source: Bloomberg - When autocomplete results are available use up and down arrows to review and enter to select. Touch device users, explore by touch or with swipe gestures.
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eGRC Market to Rise at an Impressive CAGR of 13.2%; Urgent Need for Analyzing Regulatory Policies to Boost Growth, says Fortune Business Insights   
February 11, 2020 Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Associated Press - IBM and Thomson Reuters Focus on Strategic Partnership for Developing a Combination of AI and ... Our reports contain a unique mix of tangible insights and qualitative analysis to help companies achieve sustainable growth. Our...
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Face time with Arif Naqvi   
February 11, 2020 Associated Profiles : Abraaj Capital
Source: CNN - (CNN)-- Arif Naqvi is CEO of Abraaj Capital, a Dubai-based investment firm specializing in private equity investments in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia region. With over $2 billion ...
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AXA S.A. ADR (Sponsored) (AXAHY) Institutional Holdings   
February 11, 2020 Associated Profiles : Zevin Asset Management
Source: Nasdaq - Institutional Holdings information is filed by major institutions on form 13-F with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Major institutions are defined as firms or individuals that exercise ...
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Buckingham Asset Management LLC Takes Position in Chesapeake Energy Co. (NYSE:CHK)   
February 11, 2020 Associated Profiles : Credit Suisse Group AG
Source: modernreaders.com - Buckingham Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in Chesapeake Energy Co. (NYSE ... Johnson Rice lowered Chesapeake Energy from an “accumulate” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on...
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Abraaj Capital supports growth strategy with key senior appointments   
February 11, 2020 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, today announced the further strengthening of ...
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Brexit’s here — and the rally in British assets has fizzled out   
February 11, 2020 Associated Profiles : HSBC Global Asset Management
Source: MarketWatch - A funny thing happened to the U.K. election rally — it’s fizzled out. The election of the Boris Johnson-led Conservative Party has put an end to three years of crippling deliberation over whether Britain would leave...
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Removing CO2 from the atmosphere and the Desarc-Maresanus project   
February 11, 2020 Associated Profiles : Amundi
Source: EurekAlert! - One year after the launch of the "Desarc-Maresanus" research project run by Politecnico di Milano and the Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change with the support of Amundi and the collaboration of CO2APPS, the main results...
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NCR Corporation Welcomes Global Technology Leader and Business Advisor to its Board of Directors   
February 11, 2020 Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: Business Wire - ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) today announced that it has named Georgette Kiser to its Board of Directors. Ms. Kiser is an operating executive for The Carlyle Group, one of the largest private equity...
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The role of cities in a climate-resilient future   
February 11, 2020 Associated Profiles : Global Environment Facility
Source: UNDP - The tide is turning While historically the bulk of international climate finance has not been dedicated to city-scale solutions, the tide is turning, as reflected in the launch of the Global Environment Facility’s...
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These sectors are seeing inflows despite Wall Street's coronavirus fears, says State Street   
February 11, 2020 Associated Profiles : State Street Global Advisors (SSgA)
Source: CNBC - head of SPDR Americas Research at State Street Global Advisors, told CNBC's "ETF Edge" on Tuesday. "They're buying everything that was sort of impaired by [U.S.-China] trade tensions," said ...
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The Carlyle Group LP Expected to Post FY2020 Earnings of $2.04 Per Share (NASDAQ:CG)   
February 11, 2020 Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: modernreaders.com - The Carlyle Group LP (NASDAQ:CG) – Analysts at Piper Sandler cut their FY2020 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for The Carlyle Group in a research note issued on Thursday, February 6th. Piper Sandler analyst S. Mody now...
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Credit Suisse Asset Management adds ETFs in Switzerland, Italy and Germany   
February 11, 2020 Associated Profiles : Credit Suisse Group AG
Source: poandpo.com - Credit Suisse Asset Management, a leading provider of index funds and indexed mandates in Europe, with CHF 132 billion of assets under management (as of December 31, 2019) in this investment business, is selectively adding ...
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Credit Suisse Asset Management caters to fintech demand with new ETFs   
February 10, 2020 Associated Profiles : Credit Suisse Group AG
Source: Finextra - Credit Suisse Asset Management is adding exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to its range of investment fund products. The new ETFs supplement the existing Credit Suisse Index Funds. The introduction of ETFs by Credit Suisse meets the...
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When investors lose trust, they can put stocks in the 'penalty box'   
February 10, 2020 Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
Source: CNBC - When investors lose faith in management teams after debacles or scandals, they may put stocks of these companies in the ""penalty box."" Boeing and Wells Fargo are recent examples.
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Green transport set to overtake cars in world's major cities by 2030   
February 10, 2020 Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: YAHOO! - From public transport to cycling, sustainable transport is on course to overtake driving in the world's biggest cities within a decade, according to a study released on Monday. Private car trips will drop by 10% on average by...
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Zacks Investment Research Downgrades Lumber Liquidators (NYSE:LL) to Strong Sell   
February 10, 2020 Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - The environmentally conscientious company only purchases from suppliers who practice sustainable harvesting, which allows forests to heal and ... The specialty retailer reported $0.08 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson...
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HSBC Global Asset Management France - HSBC Clic Euro 85   
February 10, 2020 Associated Profiles : HSBC Global Asset Management
Source: Bloomberg - HSBC Clic Euro 85 is an open-end fund registered in France. The objective of the Fund is to participate in the rise of euro zone stock market while limiting the devaluation of assets in case of an ...
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T. Rowe Price, Schroders and Allianz among new high-profile members of Plato Partnership   
February 10, 2020 Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: The TRADE - Allianz Global Investors, Schroders and T.Rowe Price, as well as Credit Suisse and Exane BNP Paribas, have joined as members of the partnership. The new members will all help the Plato mission of improving market structure and...
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Industry Voice: PROD-proofing your business   
February 10, 2020 Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: Professional Adviser - At Schroders, we recognise this challenge. To help advisers with their PROD compliance journey, we teamed up with financial services consultancy the lang cat to produce a guide titled ‘How to prod proof your business'. The...
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TPG Specialty: SWAN Stock Yielding 8% Will Likely Beat Earnings Next Week   
February 10, 2020 Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: Seeking Alpha - As mentioned last week in "The Big Boys Continue To Pile Into This Dividend Sector: Owl Rock Capital", many of the largest asset managers have been actively entering into the sector including BlackRock, Goldman Sachs Group,...
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Big Technology Stocks Dominate ESG Funds   
February 10, 2020 Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
Source: Morningstar, Inc. - And many of the tech companies that are among the most popular stocks in sustainable funds have earned high ratings across multiple elements that analysts consider in evaluating ESG practices. Index provider MSCI Inc. gave...
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