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
Sipchem makes it to MSCI Emerging Market Index   
(Wednesday - September 04, 2019) Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
Source: Trade Arabia - leverage existing capabilities and ensure sustainable operations. CEO Engineer Saleh Bahamdan said Sipchem was proud to be amongst the leading Saudi-listed companies to be included in the MSCI Emerging Market Index. "The...
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Financial stock to watch: Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE: CS)   
(Wednesday - September 04, 2019) Associated Profiles : Credit Suisse Group AG
Source: Stock market - Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE: CS ... CHF 9.5 billion of Wealth Management Net New Assets (NNA) has been added in 2Q19 after CHF 9.6 billion in 1Q19, and record Assets under Management (AuM ...
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Solve Advisors nets funding from Credit Suisse’s NEXT Investors   
(Wednesday - September 04, 2019) Associated Profiles : Credit Suisse Group AG
Source: PE Hub - Credit Suisse’s Asset Management’s NEXT Investors has made an investment ... one of the world’s leading financial services providers and is part of the Credit Suisse group of companies (referred to here as...
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HireVue to Receive Growth Investment from New Majority Investor The Carlyle Group   
(Wednesday - September 04, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: YAHOO! - SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- HireVue, provider of the most comprehensive suite of AI-driven talent assessment and video interviewing solutions, today announced that global ...
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ams Announces Start of Acceptance Period of Takeover Offer for OSRAM Licht AG   
(Wednesday - September 04, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: Business Insider - Shareholders, who already have decided to tender into the lower offer from Bain Capital and The Carlyle Group, can secure the premium of EUR 3.50 per share offered by ams by withdrawing and ...
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Calling For Standards And Clear Definitions In An Industry Of Murky Algorithms   
(Wednesday - September 04, 2019) Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
Source: Seeking Alpha - ESG and other sustainability themes resonate a lot more with the new generation of millennial investors. To that end, MSCI estimates that the millennial generation could invest somewhere between $ ...
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Metso Corporation: Composition of Metso's Shareholders' Nomination Board   
(Wednesday - September 04, 2019) Associated Profiles : Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company
Source: Finanznachrichten - Metso Corporation's stock exchange release on September 2, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. EEST Metso's four largest registered shareholders Solidium, Cevian Capital, Ilmarinen and Varma have nominated the following members to the...
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HireVue Receives Funding From Majority Investor The Carlyle Group   
(Wednesday - September 04, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: Pulse 2.0 - HireVue announced that investment firm The Carlyle Group has signed an agreement to fund the company as a majority investor HireVue — a provider of the most comprehensive suite of AI-driven talent assessment and video...
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European fashion brands agree new deal in Bangladesh   
(Wednesday - September 04, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Reuters - The RSC is an unprecedented national initiative, uniting industry, brands and trade unions to ensure a sustainable solution to carry ... Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
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BRIEF-Blackrock Investment Institute Says View Comprehensive U.S.-China Deal As Unlikely In Near Term   
(Wednesday - September 04, 2019) Associated Profiles : BlackRock Investment Management
Source: Reuters on MSN.com - Sept 3 (Reuters) - BLACKROCK INVESTMENT INSTITUTE: Load Error * BLACKROCK INVESTMENT INSTITUTE - DO NOT SEE NEAR-TERM RECESSION, WITH NO CLEAR SIGNS OF FINANCIAL VULNERABILITIES, CENTRAL BANKS HELPING EXTEND CYCLE * BLACKROCK ...
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Caribbean urged to 'break-up' with single use plastics   
(Wednesday - September 04, 2019) Associated Profiles : Global Environment Facility
Source: The Jamaica Observer - BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Global Environment Facility-funded Integrating Water, Land and Ecosystems Management in Caribbean Small Island Developing States (GEF IWEco) project has launched a video urging Caribbean...
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Blackstone, AEW Buy TA Realty’s National Logistics Portfolio for $1B   
(Wednesday - September 04, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Blackstone Group
Source: GlobeSt.com - BOSTON—Locally-based TA Realty, LLC has sold an 8.3 million-square-foot logistics portfolio in two separate transactions to AEW Capital Management and The Blackstone Group for a total sale price of $1.04 billion. The...
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Schroders, BOCOM in strategic, long-term client services agreement   
(Wednesday - September 04, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: The Asset - Schroders has announced it is entering into a long-term strategic agreement with China's Bank of Communications (BOCOM) that covers a broad area of client services and solutions including distribution, management and development...
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Amundi ETF MSCI France UCITS ETF EUR   
(Wednesday - September 04, 2019) Associated Profiles : Amundi
Source: FE Trustnet - FE's way of measuring how successful funds have been in replicating their chosen benchmarks, based predominantly on tracking difference and tracking error. Funds are given between one and five Passive Crowns – five being...
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Back To School: Our Themes Put To The Test   
(Wednesday - September 04, 2019) Associated Profiles : BlackRock Investment Management
Source: Seeking Alpha - BlackRock global trade tensions BGRI, 2006-2019 Source: BlackRock Investment Institute, with data from Refinitiv Datastream, August 2019. Notes: We identify specific words related to geopolitical ...
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Bond Rally Gone Too Far But Trade War Risk Keeps Schroders Long   
(Wednesday - September 04, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: YAHOO! - (Bloomberg) -- The global debt rally is no longer justified by economic fundamentals but escalating trade war risks are keeping the managers of one of Australia’s top-performing bond funds from ...
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AMUNDI ETF GLOBAL EQUITY MULTI SMART ALLOCATION SCIENTIFIC BETA UCITS ETF - USD: Net Asset Value(s)   
(Tuesday - September 03, 2019) Associated Profiles : Amundi
Source: Finanztreff - 10:16 AMUNDI ETF GLOBAL EQUITY MULTI SMART ALLOCATION SCIENTIFIC BETA UCITS ETF - USD: Net Asset Value(s) Amnd IS Amundi Index UCITS 455,48 ±0,00% 02.09. AMUNDI ETF GLOBAL EQUITY MULTI SMART ALLOCATION SCIENTIFIC BETA...
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Software vendor IsoMetrix acquired to create partnership with NOSA   
(Tuesday - September 03, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: IOL News - CAPE TOWN – The Carlyle Group, a global investment firm with $223 billion of assets under management, has acquired a majority stake in IsoMetrix, the world’s leading Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) software...
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Xylem Named to Fortune 'Change The World' List For Second Year In A Row   
(Tuesday - September 03, 2019) Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
Source: Water Online - and the Company’s 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 new slate...
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Why this GE solar spinoff in Schenectady is planning for big growth after BlackRock investment   
(Tuesday - September 03, 2019) Associated Profiles : BlackRock Investment Management
Source: The Business Journals - Erik Schiemann knew it was time to spin off his solar business, Distributed Solar Development, when he realized being a part of GE was slowing them down — what worked for a 200,000 person massive global company was not...
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Five sustainable investing myths   
(Tuesday - September 03, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: City A.M. - Last year our employer Schroders found two-thirds of investors had increased their sustainable investments over the previous five years. However the Global Investor Study 2018, a survey of more than 22,000 investors, also...
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Schroders’ deal opens way for more M&A in impact investing   
(Monday - September 02, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: The Financial Times - Schroders’ purchase of a majority stake in BlueOrchard Finance, a Swiss impact specialist, is being hailed as the sector’s coming of age, with Peter Harrison, chief executive of the £444bn London-listed group,...
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KB to sell 'Victory Korea funds'   
(Monday - September 02, 2019) Associated Profiles : Amundi
Source: koreatimes.co.kr - KB Financial plana to introduce equity fund products similar to the "NH-Amundi Victorious Korea Equity Fund," the companies said Friday. The NH-Amundi Victorious Korea Equity Fund bets on domestic firms the government is...
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Africa: Interview-Ocean Treaty Needed to Tackle 'Deep Trouble', Says UN Envoy   
(Monday - September 02, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: AllAfrica.com - Peter Thomson warned in an interview with the Thomson Reuters Foundation that the oceans ... a binding treaty for the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in the ocean," he ...
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The Pros And Cons Of Currency Hedging   
(Monday - September 02, 2019) Associated Profiles : BlackRock Investment Management
Source: Seeking Alpha - For many investors, taking currency risk is not a rewarded factor boosting returns over the medium to long term, as noted by my colleagues in the BlackRock Investment Institute. Instead ...
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How Insurers Use ETFs   
(Sunday - September 01, 2019) Associated Profiles : State Street Global Advisors (SSgA)
Source: ETF - A recent Greenwich Associates and State Street Global Advisors survey of 52 insurance companies commanding ... vehicle say they’re likely to revisit that stance as the regulatory environment changes over time, according to...
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5 Best Fast-Growth Stocks to Buy   
(Sunday - September 01, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Weiss Group
Source: TheStreet.com - He joined the Weiss Group in 1997 as a banking and brokerage analyst. In 1999, he created the Weiss Group's first ratings to gauge the level of risk in U.S. equities. Baker received a B.S. degree in management from Rensselaer ...
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Vanguard overtakes Schroders in European fund sales   
(Sunday - September 01, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: The Financial Times - Vanguard has overtaken Schroders to become one of the biggest fund managersin Europeand enter the region’s top 10 investment groups by assets. Vanguard managed €161bn at the end of July compared with €151bn at...
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U.S., Taliban near Afghanistan deal, fighting intensifies in north   
(Sunday - September 01, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Reuters - “We are at the threshold of an agreement that will reduce violence and open the door for Afghans to sit together to negotiate an honourable and sustainable ... The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
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OPINION: How to solve the water crisis' The real answer is local   
(Saturday - August 31, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - REUTERS/Mike Hutchings * Any views expressed in this opinion piece are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation ... but it is sustainable, community-owned services that can ...
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Funds cut stocks to near 3-yr low, say correction risk significant   
(Saturday - August 31, 2019) Associated Profiles : Amundi
Source: Nasdaq - "Risks and fragilities have increased, pointing to the increased disconnect between the weakening fundamentals and high risk asset valuations," said Pascal Blanqué, chief investment officer at Europe's largest asset...
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UBS reshuffles execs atop wealth management unit   
(Friday - August 30, 2019) Associated Profiles : Credit Suisse Group AG
Source: InvestmentNews - replacing wealth management co-head Martin Blessing with former Credit Suisse Group banker Iqbal Khan. Mr. Blessing, a former Commerzbank CEO, and Ulrich Koerner, president of asset management and Europe, Middle East and ...
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Teleperformance Nordic celebrates opening of new sites in Sweden   
(Friday - August 30, 2019) Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
Source: di.se - “Together with Teleperformance we have created a social driven and environmentally sustainable workplace with care for the ... S&P Europe 350 and MSCI Global Standard. They have also been included in the Euronext Vigeo...
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T&T, Barbados, St Lucia to receive $21M to treat with toxic waste   
(Friday - August 30, 2019) Associated Profiles : Global Environment Facility
Source: Loop News - Global Environment Facility (GEF) will be allocating US $21 million to fund the planning and implementation of the Caribbean activities to manage and eliminate toxic chemicals and wastes. In a statement issued Thursday, the...
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MAF’s H1 2019 financial results show resilient performance   
(Friday - August 30, 2019) Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
Source: The Gulf Today - Majid Al Futtaim’s sustainability agenda was further bolstered by a “low risk” environmental, social and governance (ESG) rating from Sustainalytics, and an ‘A’ rating from Morgan Stanley Capital...
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5 Minutes With: RWC's John Teahan   
(Friday - August 30, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: Morningstar - This week John Teahan, manager of the RWC Enhanced Income fund, explains how he sticks to his value investing strategy, and why careful stock selection is so important John Teahan, 41, joined RWC from Schroders in 2010 and...
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INTERVIEW-Indigenous people need a say on water rights, U.N. rapporteur urges   
(Friday - August 30, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: YAHOO! - STOCKHOLM, Aug 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Indigenous peoples from the Amazon ... that has been developed through thousands of years so they have very, very sustainable systems of managing water," she said. "If indigenous...
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Shinhan, KB to sell 'Victory Korea fund'   
(Friday - August 30, 2019) Associated Profiles : Amundi
Source: koreatimes.co.kr - Shinhan and KB Financial plan to introduce equity fund products similar to the "NH-Amundi Victorious Korea Equity Fund," the companies said Friday. The NH-Amundi Victorious Korea Equity Fund bets on domestic firms the government...
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Blackstone Group seeks to salvage Tallgrass Energy investment   
(Friday - August 30, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Blackstone Group
Source: Axios - So far in 2019, the same rule applies to private equity's energy sector investments. Driving the news: The Blackstone Group earlier this year invested $3.3 billion for a 44% stake in Tallgrass Energy, a Kansas-based midstream...
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Spanish investor makes another big buy in D.C.   
(Friday - August 30, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Blackstone Group
Source: The Business Journals - The Blackstone Group has cashed out of 815 Connecticut Ave. NW. A Blackstone affiliate sold the roughly 217,000-square-foot building to an affiliate of Spanish investor Ponte Gadea for $231.25 million, or nearly $1,067 per square...
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Argentine Mutual Funds Block Redemptions as Locals Rush for Exit   
(Friday - August 30, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: YAHOO! - “For now, there is too much uncertainty for investors to feel comfortable,” said James Barrineau, the head of emerging market debt at Schroders. “I believe the government wanted to first ...
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African lender says China not trying to lead region into 'debt trap'   
(Friday - August 30, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Reuters - Debt sustainability was a key issue at this week’s meeting ... (Additional reporting by Kwiyeon Ha; Editing by Kim Coghill) Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
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China's No. 2 VC Investor JP Gan Still Upbeat About Its Consumers   
(Friday - August 30, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: Forbes - Among other positions, he was an investment banker at Merrill Lynch and a director at the Carlyle Group before joining Qiming. I recently talked Gan near Qiming’s headquarters in Shanghai’s Lujiazui financial...
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Formula One's Lewis Hamilton joins climate race with vegan burger chain   
(Friday - August 30, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Neat Burger aims to disrupt the non-sustainable food industry and hopes to open 14 restaurants globally in the next two years LONDON, Aug 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Formula One champion ...
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Schroders and Octopus bankroll UK senior housing venture   
(Thursday - August 29, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: propertyEU - Specialist healthcare investor Octopus Real Estate and Schroders Real Estate have entered into a joint venture with retirement village provider Audley Group, to develop four retirement villages across the UK. Would you like to...
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Business Roundtable becomes one bloated bullseye   
(Thursday - August 29, 2019) Associated Profiles : Zevin Asset Management
Source: The Hill on MSN.com - Disney is one popular target of this strategy. Since Disney has made many public commitments to the environment, Zevin Asset Management filed a shareholder resolution this year demanding that Disney leave the U.S. Chamber of...
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Former Freshfields HK partner joins Blackstone as APAC GC   
(Thursday - August 29, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Blackstone Group
Source: Asian Legal Business - U.S. private equity giant The Blackstone Group has hired Richard Blair as general counsel for the Asia-Pacific region from Magic Circle firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where he was a partner in the Hong Kong office. Blair...
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UBS Sets Major Reshuffle Atop Wealth Management Unit   
(Thursday - August 29, 2019) Associated Profiles : Credit Suisse Group AG
Source: Bloomberg - UBS Group AG overhauled its top ranks in a sweeping reshuffle, hiring ex-Credit Suisse Group AG banker Iqbal Khan for a key ... As part of the changes, Ulrich Koerner -- who was president of asset management and Europe, Middle ...
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WeWork Competitors Not Deterred Or Elated Over IPO, But They Expect Industry Consolidation   
(Thursday - August 29, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Bisnow - If WeWork goes public and its stock value wanes, some would consider that a massive stain on the concept of coworking as a sustainable industry. But WeWork's competitors remain bullish on coworking regardless of what happens to...
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Schroders report: Majority of global investors hindered by 'ambiguity aversion'   
(Thursday - August 29, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: Investment Week - The test, which was completed by more than 45,000 people across 16 countries, found 'ambiguity', 'loss' and 'optimism' were the biggest behavioural biases investors fell victim to, with respective scores of 59.48, 57.27 and...
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