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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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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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Schroders partners with local bank in China push   
(Friday - September 06, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: Europe - Schroders has announced it is entering into a long-term strategic agreement with China's Bank of Communications (BOCOM) to further accelerate its business in the world's second largest economy. The deal seeks to develop asset and...
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CapMan Oyj: Composition of CapMan's Shareholders' Nomination Board   
(Friday - September 06, 2019) Associated Profiles : Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company
Source: Arvopaperi - Patrick Lapveteläinen, Member of the Board of Directors, Mandatum Life Insurance Company Limited, Mikko Mursula, Chief Investment Officer, Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company, Ari Tolppanen, Oy Inventiainvest Ab, and...
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OPINION: Avoiding an urban 'slash and burn': The perils of moving Indonesia's capital   
(Friday - September 06, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Any views expressed in this opinion piece are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation ... while consigning a variety of more sustainable lifestyles - human and animal - to ...
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Investors turn to credit derivatives amid fears of liquidity freeze in next market crisis   
(Friday - September 06, 2019) Associated Profiles : Amundi
Source: MarketWatch - “What we have been doing in the last number of years is utilizing credit derivatives to gain credit exposure, in addition to the cash bonds we already own,” Michael Temple, head of corporate credit research at Amundi...
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Transport Research Arena 2020   
(Friday - September 06, 2019) Associated Profiles : SAM Group
Source: Railway Gazette International - We also must redefine lifecycle management as more sustainable asset management. Last but not least, as transport research contributes to the policy making at national and European levels, we need to grasp the moment to carry...
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Court battles may loom after U.S. business heads widen corporate objectives   
(Thursday - September 05, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Reuters - citing research that found a significant return on so-called "sustainability investment." (Henry Engler is a North American Regulatory Intelligence Editor for Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence.) This article was produced by...
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Month: April 2014   
(Thursday - September 05, 2019) Associated Profiles : UBS
Source: World Finance - Hostile takeovers have fallen out of favour in recent years, as confidence amongst corporate leaders shrank during the financial crisis. But now Pfizer is preparing to embark on a no-holds barred battle for the hostile takeover...
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Schroders shakes up senior management as competition intensifies   
(Thursday - September 05, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: The Financial Times - Schroders has reshuffled a number of senior roles as it seeks to strengthen its core investment management team in the face of mounting competition from larger rivals such as BlackRock and Vanguard. The £444bn London-listed...
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Schroders appoints Prideaux as global head of distribution   
(Thursday - September 05, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: Investment Week - Prideaux, who joined Schroders from BlackRock in October 2017 initially as global head of product and solutions, takes over a role that had been vacant since Peter Harrison became group CEO at Schroders in 2016. He will be...
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The Carlyle Group Partners with Former Domino's CEO Patrick Doyle   
(Thursday - September 05, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: MarketWatch - WASHINGTON, Sep 04, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) -- The Carlyle Group CG, -2.68% today announced a partnership with Patrick Doyle, the former Domino's Pizza President & CEO, to acquire established companies that have the...
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Ex-Domino's CEO J. Patrick Doyle to Acquire Companies with The Carlyle Group   
(Thursday - September 05, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: QSR magazine - News and information presented in this release has not been corroborated by QSR, Food News Media, or Journalistic, Inc.
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Carlyle acquires amusement centers   
(Thursday - September 05, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: LatinFinance - The Carlyle Group said it has acquired the Peruvian amusement center company Atracciones Coney Island from Grupo El Comercio and founders Rolando Giha, the Hoyos family and Matías Allendes. Carlyle did not reveal the...
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Activist fund Cartica pushes for sustainable practices in India, including making underwear better   
(Thursday - September 05, 2019) Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
Source: MarketWatch - The goal, Barger said, is to outperform the MSCI Emerging Market Small and Mid Cap Index by a significant margin. The index returned 6.43% this year so far through July 31. Recent years have seen more companies and investors...
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Amundi unveils multi-asset sustainable fund   
(Thursday - September 05, 2019) Associated Profiles : Amundi
Source: Europe - Amundi has announced the launch of Amundi Funds Multi-Asset Sustainable Future, which combines diversified investment management with an ESG approach. Amundi has designed this sub-fund in response to two current issues for ...
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'Hidden' McDonald's and Nestle suppliers ignore climate risks   
(Thursday - September 05, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - "From cage-free eggs to plant-based burgers, high-street food brands have made bold commitments on sustainability ... Please credit the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson ...
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Carlyle Group, General Atlantic may raise stake in PNB Housing Finance   
(Thursday - September 05, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: moneycontrol.com - Carlyle currently holds 32.25 percent in the mortgage lender through Quality Investment Holdings, General Atlantic 9.87 percent and Varde Holdings 1.6 percent The Carlyle Group, General Atlantic Singapore Fund and Varde Holdings...
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Blackstone funds $692M loan to Extell   
(Thursday - September 05, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Blackstone Group
Source: Real Estate Weekly - The Blackstone Group has funded a $692 million loan secured by unsold units at Extell Development?s 815-unit One Manhattan Square. The company confirmed to Real Estate Weekly on Tuesday that it ...
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Carlyle partners with Doyle, ex-Domino’s CEO   
(Thursday - September 05, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: PE Hub - WASHINGTON, Sept. 04, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) today announced a partnership with Patrick Doyle, the former Domino’s Pizza President & CEO, to acquire established companies that have...
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Schroders’s Apac head gets global role; Cho next in line'   
(Thursday - September 05, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: asianinvestor.net - Lieven Debruyne will move to London as the UK fund house’s global head of distribution as part of a senior reshuffle, raising the question of who will succeed him in Asia. 0 0 0 0 The Asia-Pacific head of Schroders is set...
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Schroders adds global head of investment   
(Thursday - September 05, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: Pensions&Investments - Charles Prideaux was named global head of investment at Schroders, a spokesman said. The position is new. Mr. Prideaux is responsible for the management, oversight and development of Schroders' investment platform along with the ...
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AMUNDI ETF MSCI EUROPE CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY: Net Asset Value(s)   
(Thursday - September 05, 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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IEPlus: Deconstructing SRI and its potential in Germany   
(Wednesday - September 04, 2019) Associated Profiles : UBS
Source: Europe - social, and corporate governance (ESG) as the motifs and drivers with the potential to boost the economic impact of SRI further. Obstacles to SRI include the current regulatory environment of this type of ...
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The Blackstone Group LP: Blackstone Commences Tender Offer for any and all of its 5.875% Senior Notes Due 2021   
(Wednesday - September 04, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Blackstone Group
Source: The Wall Street Transcript - New York, New York, September 3, 2019 - Blackstone (NYSE: BX) today announced that Blackstone Holdings Finance Co. L.L.C. (the 'Company') has commenced a cash tender offer for any and all of its 5.875% Senior Notes due 2021 (the...
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Carlyle Group to Invest in Recruitment Software Maker HireVue   
(Wednesday - September 04, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: GovCon Wire - The Carlyle Group (Nasdaq: CG) has signed an agreement that would make the private equity firm a majority investor in HireVue, which markets software products designed to facilitate video interviews and pre-employment assessments...
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Carlyle to back HireVue   
(Wednesday - September 04, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: PE Hub - The Carlyle Group has agreed to make an investment in HireVue, a provider of AI-driven talent assessment and video interviewing solutions. No financial terms were disclosed. TCV, Granite Ventures and Sequoia will remain minority...
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Britain's Prince Harry backs sustainable tourism plan   
(Wednesday - September 04, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Reuters - “As tourism inevitably grows, it is critically important to accelerate the adoption of sustainable practices ... Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
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