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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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UBS wealth and asset management heads depart   
(Thursday - August 29, 2019) Associated Profiles : Credit Suisse Group AG
Source: Professional Adviser - Koerner is also president of the bank's asset management division, which will now be led by head of investments for UBS Asset Management Suni Harford. However, Koerner will stay on as a senior advisor to the group CEO until ...
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Music Moguls of the Year: Scooter Braun’s Business Is Booming Thanks to Savvy Investments   
(Thursday - August 29, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: Variety - In simultaneously helming Ithaca Holdings, which is valued at $800 million and backed in part by private equity firm The Carlyle Group, and his own SB Projects, Braun (whose first name is Scott ...
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EM IT sector still looks attractive   
(Wednesday - August 28, 2019) Associated Profiles : State Street Global Advisors (SSgA)
Source: Money Management - Investors might still find good investment opportunity in emerging markets (EM) software and services sector, despite a lack of sustained earnings growth, according to State Street Global Advisors ... profit margins in an...
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Estimates cast doubt over Japan's public pension sustainability   
(Wednesday - August 28, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Japan Today - a report by advisers to the Financial Services Agency said a model case couple would need 20 million yen on top of their pensions if they lived for 30 years after retiring, fueling doubt about pension sustainability. © (c)...
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Change in sentiment evident after RBI's dividend payout, says HSBC Global AMC   
(Wednesday - August 28, 2019) Associated Profiles : HSBC Global Asset Management
Source: moneycontrol.com - Tushar Pradhan, CIO, HSBC Global Asset Management-India, on August 27 said that the market was taking note of the government's intent to rev up the economy. His comments came after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on August 26...
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Investor pessimism overdone, says HSBC global chief   
(Wednesday - August 28, 2019) Associated Profiles : HSBC Global Asset Management
Source: wealthprofessional.ca - Joseph Little, global co-CIO, HSBC global asset management, said he remains comfortable with the bank’s pro-risk stance in multi-asset portfolios, even after this month’s sell-off. He conceded that the global economy...
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How to Read Financial News Redux: Separate the Narrative from the Noise   
(Wednesday - August 28, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: CFA Institute - In the early 1990s, I was a small-cap energy fund manager and global analyst for large-cap energy at Schroders. I studied energy prices, particularly oil futures, refining margins, differentials in prices among energy products,...
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Blackstone Invests in Miami Industrial Market With $56M Airport Trade Center Buy   
(Wednesday - August 28, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Blackstone Group
Source: GlobeSt.com - Investment giant The Blackstone Group Inc. bought a big industrial property west of Miami International Airport for $56 million, highlighting the healthy appetite in the sector from institutional investors. An affiliate of New...
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Why The Blackstone Group (BX) Stock Is Falling Today   
(Wednesday - August 28, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Blackstone Group
Source: TheStreet.com - The Blackstone Group (BX) stock is down on Wednesday following a report private equity firms could be facing sanctions from the SEC. The SEC began examining the $3.5 trillion private equity industry two years ago, Bloomberg...
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Meet the strategist: Ben Powell   
(Wednesday - August 28, 2019) Associated Profiles : BlackRock Investment Management
Source: Nasdaq - It's the latest installment in an ongoing series of Q&As with BlackRock investment strategists. The last one featured Scott Thiel. Q: What led you to a career in finance' A: I was never a kid who was happy to take things as...
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From Ikea to Gap, firms aim to use scarce water more wisely   
(Tuesday - August 27, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - "Gap Inc. sees water as a human right," Lisa Hook who works on sustainable innovation for Gap Inc. told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. "We can't do business where there is no water." Cotton is a ...
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Lloyds-Schroders venture hits platform problems   
(Tuesday - August 27, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: FTAdviser - The £13bn wealth management joint venture between Lloyds Banking Group and Schroders has run into significant IT problems, resulting in staff complaints. Schroders Personal Wealth was made available to a small number of...
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Zimbabwe: Elephants Wreak Havoc At Solar-Irrigated Farm   
(Tuesday - August 27, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: AllAfrica.com - "We believe in sustainable utilisation of our resources, and these elephants must pay for their upkeep," he said in a telephone interview with the Thomson Reuters Foundation. According to ZimParks ...
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Solar-Irrigated Farms Face Unexpected Threat in Zimbabwe: Hungry Elephants   
(Tuesday - August 27, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Voice of America - "We believe in sustainable utilization of our resources, and these elephants must pay for their upkeep," he said in a telephone interview with the Thomson Reuters Foundation. According to ZimParks data, the country can...
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Mark Starik: Time to reap the benefits of renewables   
(Tuesday - August 27, 2019) Associated Profiles : Green Century Capital Management & Green Century Funds
Source: Madison.com - and re-orienting my retirement savings to Green Century (fossil fuel-free) Funds. These are only a few small ways Wisconsinites can support renewables, but the Evers executive order is yet another indicator that, for those who...
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Hong Kong Exchanges: Approval For New China Index Futures Still Pending While ADT Continues To Decline   
(Tuesday - August 27, 2019) Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
Source: Seeking Alpha - The MSCI China A Index futures have not yet been ... still very new and more time is needed to see if it can maintain a sustainable pipeline of new listings. HKEX trades at 30.6 times consensus ...
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The 10 Biggest SRI Stocks   
(Tuesday - August 27, 2019) Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
Source: The Motley Fool - MSCI, a global investment research company ... On the surface, its easy to see why software companies -- which don't produce too much waste and promote sustainability -- are on the list. But oil companies, fast food companies,...
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Schroders & Lloyds advice launch hit by tech problems   
(Tuesday - August 27, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: Citywire - The launch of Schroders Personal Wealth has been hit by widespread tech issues with the joint venture’s head of human resources issuing an apology to staff after an internal survey revealed ...
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Lloyds-Schroders venture hit by platform problems   
(Tuesday - August 27, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: FTAdviser - The £13bn wealth management joint venture between Lloyds Banking Group and Schroders has run into significant IT problems, resulting in staff complaints. Schroders Personal Wealth was made available to a small number of...
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Schroders-Lloyds advice venture suffers IT problems at launch   
(Tuesday - August 27, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: Money Marketing - Schroders Personal Wealth has apologised to staff over glitches with its platform following the launch of the new advice company. The joint venture between Lloyds Banking Group and Schroders has been beset by IT issues after...
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The Carlyle Group announces conversion to C corporation   
(Tuesday - August 27, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: MSN - The Carlyle Group announced that it is converting from a publicly traded partnership to a full C corporation. CNBC's "Squawk Box" reports.
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Freshfields Hong Kong Partner Joins Blackstone as APAC GC   
(Tuesday - August 27, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Blackstone Group
Source: Law - Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Hong Kong corporate partner Richard Blair has joined U.S. private equity giant The Blackstone Group as managing director and general counsel of the Asia-Pacific region. At Freshfields, Blair...
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President Moon Bets His Own Money on a Korean Victory Over Japan   
(Monday - August 26, 2019) Associated Profiles : Amundi
Source: YAHOO! - Moon will invest an unspecified amount in the NH-Amundi Victorious Korea Equity Fund, the presidential office said in a statement Monday. The fund, started on Aug. 14 with about $24 million, invests in Korean suppliers that may...
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NYSE:BX (The Blackstone Group L.P.)   
(Monday - August 26, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Blackstone Group
Source: The Motley Fool Canada - Brookfield Property Partners LP (TSX:BPY.UN)(NASDAQ:BPY) is an attractive real estate play with a juicy yield. But is it about to get even more appealing' More »
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Sri Mulyani pledges to create favorable policies, tax incentives to boost capital market   
(Monday - August 26, 2019) Associated Profiles : Amundi
Source: The Jakarta Post - Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati has pledged to improve policies and create more tax incentives in an effort to boost the creation of new instruments in the capital market. Speaking at the Capital Market Summit and Expo in...
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JenCap Holdings LLC to Acquire Aran Insurance Services Group, a Specialty Insurance Business   
(Monday - August 26, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: Send2Press - JenCap Holdings (JenCap) was formed in March 2016 by The Carlyle Group (Nasdaq: CG) and JenCap management to consolidate specialty insurance distribution businesses, including managing general agents, program managers and...
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HSBC Global Asset Management announces appointment of Global Head of Credit Research   
(Monday - August 26, 2019) Associated Profiles : HSBC Global Asset Management
Source: Hubbis - Radovic’s responsibilities will include leading HSBC Global Asset Management’s (HSBC GAM) Global Credit Research Platform, which is the foundation of HSBC GAM’s fixed income offering. The platform currently has...
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12 big things: Stephen Schwarzman keeps getting richer   
(Monday - August 26, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: YAHOO! - Blackstone's stock price is up nearly 70% so far in 2019, taking the firm's market cap to nearly $60 billion, and rivals like Apollo and The Carlyle Group aren't far behind—and that's one of 12 ...
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Many portfolios are set to fail   
(Monday - August 26, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: professionalplanner.com.au - At the recent IMAP Portfolio Management Conference, a representative of Schroders Investment Management gave a refreshingly honest presentation where they conceded that achieving its CPI plus 5 per cent return target of their...
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Asia Inc. can take lessons from the West in thinking beyond profit   
(Sunday - August 25, 2019) Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
Source: NIKKEI - For this study, Nikkei used ESG scores published by Arabesque, Sustainalytics, FTSE, MSCI and Robeco as of ... a company possesses in answering sustainability surveys. "I am interested to see ...
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CalPERS commits $400M to emerging managers   
(Sunday - August 25, 2019) Associated Profiles : Quotient Investors
Source: The Business Journals - Quotient Investors LLC of New York city, a majority employee-owned firm with MDP II since 2008, will get $100 million for a new environmental, social and governance fund. CalPERS will get a an equity stake in each of the new MDP...
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UNDP seeks more roles for Nigeria women in natural resources decisions   
(Sunday - August 25, 2019) Associated Profiles : Global Environment Facility
Source: Vanguard - Speaking at the Youth Leadership Entrepreneurship Access and Development, YOULEAD, Project’s Learning and Sharing Forum in Abuja, National Coordinator of the Global Environment Facility, GEF, Small Grant Programme of the...
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Focus on environment: CSO to assess T&T's protected areas   
(Sunday - August 25, 2019) Associated Profiles : Global Environment Facility
Source: Loop News - The project, done as part of IFPAMTT (Improving Forest and Protected Area Management in Trinidad and Tobago), is funded by a US$2.7 million grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF). (Photo L-R: CSO Director Sean O'Brien,...
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Lloyds-Schroders wealth management staff hit out at IT problems   
(Saturday - August 24, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: The Financial Times - The launch of a £13bn wealth management joint venture between Lloyds Banking Group and Schroders has been hampered by IT problems that have prompted widespread complaints from staff. The new JV, named Schroders Personal...
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Blackstone Invests in Miami Industrial Market With $56 Million Airport Trade Center Buy   
(Saturday - August 24, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Blackstone Group
Source: Law - Investment giant The Blackstone Group Inc. bought a big industrial property west of Miami International Airport for $56 million, highlighting the healthy appetite in the sector from institutional investors. An affiliate of New...
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The Asian market leading the way for women fund managers   
(Saturday - August 24, 2019) Associated Profiles : HSBC Global Asset Management
Source: Citywire - Lion Global Investors has eight funds run by women or mixed teams in Singapore. And HSBC Global Asset Management has eight funds run by women or mixed teams in Taiwan. Out of groups with five or more funds in the Asian Bonds...
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‘Bizarro World’: Behind the Normally Staid Bond Market’s Weird, Wild Summer   
(Saturday - August 24, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: Fortune - How can you describe today's global bond market' Bizarro World. That's the term global asset management company Schroders finally settled on. The reference is from Superman comic books in which a ...
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Year: 2015   
(Friday - August 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : UBS
Source: World Finance - The Morgan Stanley Capital Index has released its MSCI 2015 Market Classification Review, which determines the inclusion of each country into the MSCI indexes and which market category it should occupy. [I]nvestor concerns were...
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Less than one-sixth of HK investors hold nerve during 2018 stock tumble   
(Friday - August 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: The Asset - Only 15% of Hong Kong investors stuck with their investment plans while 78% made changes during volatile period at end of 2018, according to Schroders study Last year was a tough year for investors with sharp falls in global...
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CORRECTED-Water pollution an 'invisible threat' to global goals, economists warn   
(Friday - August 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Reuters - JOHANNESBURG, Aug 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation ... 25, 2015 to a lofty 15-year agenda of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with 169 targets aimed at helping everyone live healthier ...
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Behavioural finance: what the polka dot maxi dress sensation has to do with investing   
(Friday - August 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: City A.M. - Claire Walsh, Personal Finance Director at Schroders. THE polka dot Zara dress sensation comes to mind when considering recent examples of “herd bias”. The hugely popular dress, which has its own Instagram page...
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HSBC Global Asset Management appoints global head of credit research   
(Friday - August 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : HSBC Global Asset Management
Source: IFA Magazine - The post has been given to Tina Radovic, who will be responsible for leading HSBC Global Asset Management’s Global Credit Research Platform and a 44-strong Global Credit Research team. The platform was established in 2002...
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Bain in pole position for Amundi's Italian offices   
(Friday - August 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : Amundi
Source: propertyEU - US private equity group Bain Capital is in the front-running to acquire a portfolio of ten Italian assets managed by French investment giant Amundi, according to local media sources. Would you like to read more' Log in first (top...
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Pilot Flight Academy brings in Priveq as growth partner   
(Friday - August 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : Kommunal Landspensjonskasse (KLP)
Source: mynewsdesk.com - Behind Priveq Investment is essentially a number of long-term, institutional pension funds in the Nordics and Europe, for example Skandia Liv, Fjärde AP-fonden, Kommunal Landspensjonskasse (KLP) and Europeiska...
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Uncertainty is the friend of volatility in global markets   
(Thursday - August 22, 2019) Associated Profiles : State Street Global Advisors (SSgA)
Source: The Australian Financial Review - While investors might believe there are more macroeconomic and geopolitical influences on the market than ever before, such as the rise of China to challenge the US and the deepening trade war, State Street Global Advisors...
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Sustainable Funds Are Having a Good Year: Morningstar   
(Thursday - August 22, 2019) Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
Source: Think Advisor - Flows into sustainable funds during the first six months of this year ... Just seven were launched in the first half of the year, including two ETFs based on the MSCI USA ESG Leaders Index — one from SWS and the other...
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JenCap to Buy Program Administrator Aran Insurance Services   
(Thursday - August 22, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: Insurance Journal - JenCap Holdings, a consolidator of specialty insurance businesses backed by The Carlyle Group, has agreed to acquire privately-held Aran Insurance Services Group, a specialty program administrator with offices in Arizona,...
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Ares Capital's NAV, Dividend, And Valuation Vs. 13 BDC Peers - Part 1 (Post Q2 2019 Earnings)   
(Thursday - August 22, 2019) Associated Profiles : Apollo Investment Corporation
Source: Seeking Alpha - These BDC peers include Apollo Investment Corp. (OTC:AINV), FS KKR Capital Corp. (FSK), Gladstone Investment Corp. (GAIN), Golub Capital BDC Inc. (NASDAQ:GBDC), Main Street Capital Corp. (MAIN ...
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Apollo Turns A Corner   
(Thursday - August 22, 2019) Associated Profiles : Apollo Investment Corporation
Source: Seeking Alpha - Results from the most recent Apollo Investment Corporation quarterly report seems to point to long-term earnings at $0.50 per share per quarter. The company has thought out and is actively engaged ...
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Schroders reveals advice leadership team for Lloyds tie-up   
(Thursday - August 22, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: Citywire - Schroders Personal Wealth has appointed Jessica Miller as head of proposition, and Claire Walsh as head of advice strategy, Miller joins from Hargreaves Lansdown, where she spent seven years, most ...
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