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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Commentary: 4 key questions to help investors avoid greenwashing   
(Wednesday - September 11, 2019) Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
Source: Pensions&Investments - The Morningstar Sustainability Rating uses a historical holdings-based calculation factoring in company-level ESG analytics. The MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score measures the ESG characteristics of portfolio holdings and ranks funds...
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No palm oil or green palm oil' Retailers face labeling dilemma   
(Wednesday - September 11, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Reuters - KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Retailers in Malaysia and Indonesia should ensure shoppers can easily find foods made with sustainable palm oil, instead of refusing to stock products that steer clear of the...
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AIIB & Amundi announce new $500m Climate Bond Portfolio   
(Wednesday - September 11, 2019) Associated Profiles : Amundi
Source: Europe - The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and French asset manager Amundi have announced a $500m Asia Climate Bond Portfolio targeting emerging market corporate debt. The fund aims to accelerate climate action by the bank's...
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Schroders hires Barclays veteran research boss   
(Wednesday - September 11, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: Citywire - Schroders has bolstered its recently-formed quant and systematic investment division with the hire of Barclays research boss Antonia Lim. Lim (pictured), who had been the bank’s global head of ...
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Air conditioning for all' Hotter world faces risk of 'cooling poverty'   
(Wednesday - September 11, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - A 2018 report from Sustainable Energy for All ... but remain the exception, she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. Khosla, who has herself lived in a range of hot cities from New Delhi to ...
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RPT-Ivory Coast, Ghana looking to regulate cocoa industry's sustainability schemes - sources   
(Wednesday - September 11, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Reuters - “We are going to discuss sustainability. Everything is not good ... (Reporting by Maytaal Angel Editing by Mark Heinrich) Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
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Blackstone looks to sell Park Ave Tower for more than $800M   
(Wednesday - September 11, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Blackstone Group
Source: The Real Deal - After signing a handful of finance tenants to pricey leases, the Blackstone Group is looking to sell its Park Avenue Tower for more than $800 million – one of the largest trophy office ...
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Carlyle invests in the ETC Group   
(Wednesday - September 11, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: PE Hub - The Carlyle Group has made an investment in France-based Euro Techno Com Group, a provider of telecom equipment. No financial terms were disclosed. London, UK – Global investment firm The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG)...
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Composition of Tieto's Shareholders' Nomination Board   
(Wednesday - September 11, 2019) Associated Profiles : Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company
Source: Arvopaperi - Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company Satu Huber, Chief Executive Officer, Elo Mutual Pension Insurance Company and Kurt Jofs, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Tieto Corporation. The representative of the largest...
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State Street Global Advisors Announces Share Splits for Four SPDR ® ETFs   
(Tuesday - September 10, 2019) Associated Profiles : State Street Global Advisors (SSgA)
Source: Business Wire - BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--State Street Global Advisors, the asset management business of State ... And, as pioneers in index, ETF, and ESG investing, we are always inventing new ways to invest. As a result, we have become the...
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City Moves for 10 September – Who’s switching jobs at HSBC Global Asset Management, Sia Partners and FXD Capital'   
(Tuesday - September 10, 2019) Associated Profiles : HSBC Global Asset Management
Source: City A.M. - Joanna Munro has been appointed global chief investment officer of HSBC Global Asset Management. Based in London, Joanna will take over from Chris Cheetham at the end of September, reporting directly to Nicolas Moreau, global...
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Tadawul likely to see short term pressure following MSCI upgrade   
(Tuesday - September 10, 2019) Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
Source: Zawya - are under-owned by foreign investors and offer sustainable earnings growth as the domestic economy recovers,” he added. The MENA region has accounted for approximately 1.8 percent of the MSCI Emerging Markets Index, through...
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Blog: Lloyds & Schroders advice launch off to rocky start   
(Tuesday - September 10, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: Citywire - Last year’s announcement that Lloyds was joining forces with Schroders to launch an advice business, aiming to be top-three for assets by 2023, was a hammer bolt for the financial advice market.
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HSBC GAM names new investment chief   
(Tuesday - September 10, 2019) Associated Profiles : HSBC Global Asset Management
Source: Financial Standard - The former chief executive of HSBC Global Asset Management's Asia Pacific operations has been named the firm's new global chief investment officer. HSBC GAM has named Joanna Munro as its new global chief investment officer,...
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Index compiler MSCI buys Zurich-based climate research firm to evaluate global-warming risks for investors   
(Tuesday - September 10, 2019) Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
Source: South China Morning Post - MSCI, the global index compiler ... according to a report by Global Sustainable Investment Alliance. The region had a total of US$52 billion in responsible investment in 2016, a tiny fraction of the US$12 trillion in Europe and...
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Clean energy or food' Asian nations grapple with new demands on land   
(Tuesday - September 10, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Reuters - BANGKOK, Sept 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation ... creating a significant opportunity for future energy sustainability,” it said. Companies and authorities must also conduct social and economic ...
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The Blackstone Group LP: Blackstone Announces Pricing of Tender Offer for any and all of its 5.875 % Senior Notes Due 2021   
(Tuesday - September 10, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Blackstone Group
Source: The Wall Street Transcript - (1) Per $1,000 principal amount. (2) Notes Consideration (as defined below) calculated on the basis of pricing for the U.S. Treasury Reference Security as of 11:00 a.m., New York city time, on September 9, 2019. The tender offer...
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Former Domino’s Pizza CEO Patrick Doyle Partnering With Carlyle To Buy Companies   
(Tuesday - September 10, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: Pulse 2.0 - The Carlyle Group recently announced that it is partnering with former Domino’s Pizza CEO Patrick Doyle to buy established companies that have the opportunity for value creation The Carlyle Group announced it has partnered...
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HSBC Global Asset Management appoints global CIO   
(Tuesday - September 10, 2019) Associated Profiles : HSBC Global Asset Management
Source: Pensions&Investments - Joanna Munro was named global CIO at HSBC Global Asset Management, a spokeswoman said. Ms. Munro will replace Chris Cheetham who, as was announced in May, has decided to retire from his full-time executive role. Ms. Munro will...
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U.K. Political Upheaval: Market Implications   
(Tuesday - September 10, 2019) Associated Profiles : BlackRock Investment Management
Source: Seeking Alpha - We provide our take on the implications. British pound effective exchange rate, 1990-2019 Sources: BlackRock Investment Institute, with data from Refinitiv Datastream and the Bank of England ...
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AIIB and Amundi launch innovative US$500 million climate bond portfolio   
(Tuesday - September 10, 2019) Associated Profiles : Amundi
Source: The Asset - The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and Amundi, Europe’s largest asset manager, have announced a US$500 million Asia climate bond portfolio which aims to accelerate climate action in the bank’s members and...
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Kojamo Oyj: Kojamo plc: Composition of Kojamo plc's Nomination Board   
(Tuesday - September 10, 2019) Associated Profiles : Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company
Source: Arvopaperi - Jouko Pölönen, CEO, Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company Risto Murto, CEO, Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company Riku Aalto, President, The Finnish Industrial Union In addition, Chairman of Kojamo's Board of...
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How green are green bonds' Ratings can help investors know   
(Tuesday - September 10, 2019) Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
Source: The Conversation - A green bond has the sustainable aspect ... such as Bloomberg or MSCI. Others, such as Sustainalytics, are ESG-exclusive data providers, have an approach similar to classical rating agencies ...
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Investors ponder China's role in equity asset allocations   
(Monday - September 09, 2019) Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
Source: China Daily - China would have only a 6-percent weight in the MSCI ACWI Index upon full inclusion, based on pro forma data as of April 2019.However, despite China's low weight in the global index, carving out China completely would have...
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Will Energy Focus NASDAQ:EFOI meet your expectations'   
(Monday - September 09, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Stock Market Daily - As the creator of the first UL-verified flicker-free LED tubes on the U.S. market, Energy Focus products provide dramatic energy, maintenance and cost savings while providing superior aesthetics, safety, health and sustainability...
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State Street prioritizes ESG integration across strategies and investment teams   
(Monday - September 09, 2019) Associated Profiles : State Street Global Advisors (SSgA)
Source: The Asset - “In 2018, we observed that social issues such as gender diversity and human capital management moved to the fore of the ESG conversation ... governance in the US, UK, Australia, and Europe; pay strategies; and the...
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Pragmatism is the name of the game in greenwashing fight   
(Monday - September 09, 2019) Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
Source: The Financial Times - The most widely used data come from MSCI and Sustainalytics ... are putting more weight on those companies that do better than their peers on various sustainability issues so as to incentivise others to enhance their ESG...
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Mythbusters: how investing could pay off for those who are looking to make an impact on the world   
(Monday - September 09, 2019) Associated Profiles : HSBC Global Asset Management
Source: i - Sandra says: There are a number of different approaches to sustainable investing. Exclusion or ethical screening is one approach that has been around for a very long time and it is suitable for ...
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HSBC GAM names global CIO   
(Monday - September 09, 2019) Associated Profiles : HSBC Global Asset Management
Source: Europe - HSBC Global Asset Management has appointed Joanna Munro as global chief investment officer. Based in London, she will assume the role at the end of September, reporting directly to Nicolas Moreau, global chief executive officer....
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Movers and shakers, September 9   
(Monday - September 09, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: The Financial Times - Mr Imhof, who will be based in Zurich, previously worked as head of global sales at Schroders. Pimco has appointed Nick Granger as a portfolio manager and leader of its 100-strong quantitative team. Mr Granger moved to the $1.8bn...
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The explosion of ‘alternative’ data gives regular investors access to tools previously employed only by hedge funds   
(Monday - September 09, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: MarketWatch - Schroders, Fidelity Investments, Capital Group, Neuberger Berman, T. Rowe Price and Invesco are among the companies that have built data teams or brought on a number of alternative-data-focused full-time employees, a 2018 study...
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Robots may take and serve your food order, but won't make it anytime soon, ex-Domino's CEO says   
(Sunday - September 08, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: CNBC - "People want food to be handmade," he argues. Doyle has partnered with The Carlyle Group, with the goal of buying existing direct-to-customer firms that could be transformed through tech. Self-ordering kiosks in restaurants are...
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The Explosion of ‘Alternative’ Data Gives Regular Investors Access to Tools Only Hedge Funds Used to Have   
(Sunday - September 08, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: Barron's - Schroders, Fidelity Investments, Capital Group, Neuberger Berman, T. Rowe Price and Invesco are among the companies that have built data teams or brought on a number of alternative-data-focused full-time employees, a 2018 study...
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State Street Global Advisors Announces Share Splits for Four SPDR® ETFs   
(Saturday - September 07, 2019) Associated Profiles : State Street Global Advisors (SSgA)
Source: MarketWatch - State Street Global Advisors, the asset management business of State Street ... And, as pioneers in index, ETF, and ESG investing, we are always inventing new ways to invest. As a result, we have become the world’s third...
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Housing Update: Private Equity Firm Keeping Affordable Apartments Off the Market   
(Saturday - September 07, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Blackstone Group
Source: City Limits - The Blackstone Group, a private equity firm that owns the Stuyvesant Town apartment complex, is reportedly keeping some units off of the market, after pausing some planned renovations because of the state’s new rent laws...
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US loan investors eye quality as pipeline grows   
(Saturday - September 07, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: YAHOO! - Loans backing US leveraged buyouts (LBOs), including a US$500m term loan for the Carlyle Group’s acquisition of ship repair services company Vigor Industrial and a US$755m first-lien loan ...
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Sustainable Investing Turns Out Not To Be As Popular As The Hype   
(Saturday - September 07, 2019) Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
Source: Forbes - MSCI ESG, ECPI, DJSI are just some of those tracking sustainable funds and companies. Millennials, mostly unattuned to financial jargon, are likely to be even more alienated by this kind of approach. "We are jargon junkies", one...
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Rise of controversial transition bonds leads to call for industry standards   
(Saturday - September 07, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Reuters - Amine Bel Hadj Soulami, global head of sustainable investments at BNP Paribas ... Reporting by Gareth Gore and Miluska Berrospi) Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
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Blackstone Prices $900 Million Senior Notes Offering   
(Saturday - September 07, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Blackstone Group
Source: MarketWatch - The notes will be fully and unconditionally guaranteed by The Blackstone Group Inc. and its indirect subsidiaries, Blackstone Holdings I L.P., Blackstone Holdings AI L.P., Blackstone Holdings II L.P., Blackstone Holdings III L.P....
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Social Issues, Climate Change Lead State Street Global Advisors’ Asset Stewardship Agenda   
(Friday - September 06, 2019) Associated Profiles : State Street Global Advisors (SSgA)
Source: MarketWatch - We are committed to practicing proactive responsible stewardship across our entire asset base,” said Rick Lacaille, Global Chief Investment Officer at State Street Global Advisors. “While environmental, social and...
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Asian cities turn to electric vehicles in anti-pollution drive   
(Friday - September 06, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: YAHOO! - BANGKOK, Sept 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Asian cities are switching to ... an associate at the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities in Manila. "Traffic congestion is a reality in Asian cities, but public transport...
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FEATURE -Vigilantes join forces to stop Kenyan families losing donkeys to China   
(Friday - September 06, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Reuters - “I am concerned. The numbers are declining and it’s not sustainable,” Obadiah Njagi, Kenya’s Chief Veterinary Officer told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. “We know people are suffering ...
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Rent Control: Is the Reality Worse Than the Myth'   
(Friday - September 06, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Blackstone Group
Source: Multi-Housing News - The Blackstone Group announced it was ceasing a renovation campaign at Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village, New York City’s largest apartment community. Image via Wikimedia Commons Some New York landlords were stunned when...
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Over 20 lakh hectares of land to be improved in India, says UNCCD   
(Friday - September 06, 2019) Associated Profiles : Global Environment Facility
Source: Business Line - Up to 20 lakh hectares of land in India will be on a path to improvement through sustainable landscape management and public-private finance, states a report the Global Environment Facility on the financing of programmes and...
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Carlyle acquires Atracciones Coney Island   
(Friday - September 06, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: PE Hub - The Carlyle Group has acquired Atracciones Coney Island SAC and its subsidiaries, Divertrónica Medellín SAS and Yukids SpA. The sellers were Grupo El Comercio and founders Rolando Giha, the Hoyos Family and Matias...
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Amundi launches Amundi Funds Multi-Asset Sustainable Future   
(Friday - September 06, 2019) Associated Profiles : Amundi
Source: The Asset - AMUNDI, Europe’s largest asset manager with 1.48 trillion euros in AUM, including 297 billion euros in responsible investing, announces the launch of Amundi Funds Multi-Asset Sustainable Future, which combines diversified...
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UNDP – Call for Proposals to NGOs/CBOs- UNDP Zambezi Valley Biodiversity Project Small Grants – Zimbabwe   
(Friday - September 06, 2019) Associated Profiles : Global Environment Facility
Source: Coordination - The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Ministry of Environment of Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry (METHI), with support from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) developed a project to mitigate...
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Carlyle Prices $425 Million Senior Notes Offering   
(Friday - September 06, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: MarketWatch - WASHINGTON, Sep 05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) -- Global investment firm The Carlyle Group L.P. CG, +5.07% ("Carlyle") priced its offering of $425 million of 3.500% senior notes due 2029 of Carlyle Finance Subsidiary...
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AMUNDI ETF MSCI WORLD LOW CARBON UCITS ETF: Net Asset Value(s)   
(Friday - September 06, 2019) Associated Profiles : Amundi
Source: London South East - Dissemination of a Regulatory Announcement, transmitted by EQS Group. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.
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Govt courts private sector in conservation projects   
(Friday - September 06, 2019) Associated Profiles : Global Environment Facility
Source: News Day - Speaking during the handover of vehicles to the Zambezi Valley Biodiversity project, which is funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) under Global Environment Facility (GEF), Ndlovu said government was hamstrung...
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