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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Direxion Aims to Diversify Investing With Launch of New ESG-Focused ETF   
February 08, 2020 Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
Source: Investopedia - Focused on strategic returns, the new funds include the Direxion MSCI USA ESG – Leaders vs. Laggards ETF (Ticker ... the overall themes for the new offerings are long-term returns along with a focus on quality and...
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Armed ecoguards funded by WWF 'beat up Congo tribespeople'   
February 08, 2020 Associated Profiles : Global Environment Facility
Source: The Guardian - Exclusive: Inquiry into $21.4m conservation project reports ‘credible’ evidence of abuse
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Sustainable Funds’ Big Divide: Active vs. Passive Investing   
February 08, 2020 Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
Source: Barron's - Strategies vary across the group, but the passive funds generally are more like one another, with most based on one of the flavors of MSCI’s ESG indexes. The strategies within active funds are more varied. But...
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Microsoft Co. (NASDAQ:MSFT) is Boston Common Asset Management LLC’s 3rd Largest Position   
February 08, 2020 Associated Profiles : Credit Suisse Group AG
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - Boston Common Asset Management LLC lessened its stake in Microsoft Co. (NASDAQ ... of Microsoft from $155.00 to $174.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, January 30th. Credit Suisse...
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Who Will Be the Moody’s of ESG Investing'   
February 08, 2020 Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
Source: U.S. News & World Report - Yahoo uses a firm called Sustainalytics to populate the metrics in its sustainability tab. Other firms jockeying to become the leading providers of ESG ratings include MSCI, Refinitiv and ISS. “Sustainalytics is probably...
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Climate change could spark 'global systemic crisis', scientists warn   
February 08, 2020 Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Reuters - A failure to get to grips with climate change and associated problems, from ecosystem collapse to worsening water and food shortages, is the most severe and probable threat facing humanity, more than 200 scientists have warned.
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Why big investors are buying up American trailer parks   
February 08, 2020 Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: The Business Journals - to the Singaporean sovereign wealth fund GIC and large private equity funds such as The Carlyle Group and Apollo — have all begun buying mobile-home parks.
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Calton & Associates Inc. Has $33.20 Million Stock Holdings in iShares Russell 1000 Growth ETF (NYSEARCA:IWF)   
February 08, 2020 Associated Profiles : Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - Finally, Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Co bought a new stake in iShares Russell 1000 Growth ETF in the 3rd quarter worth about $115,063,000. iShares Russell 1000 Growth ETF (the Fund), formerly iShares Russell 1000 Growth...
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Credit Suisse CEO Choice Might Not Stem Disputes   
February 07, 2020 Associated Profiles : Credit Suisse Group AG
Source: Bloomberg on MSN.com - Credit Suisse Group AG Chief Executive Officer Tidjane Thiam’s ouster and the choice of an experienced hand as his successor might not be the end of conflict at the bank following a spy scandal last year,
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Dealing With The Next Downturn   
February 07, 2020 Associated Profiles : BlackRock Investment Management
Source: Seeking Alpha - On this episode of The Bid, Jean Boivin, head of the BlackRock Investment Institute, talks about the challenges for central banks in dealing with the next downturn. Jean wrote about this exact topic in a recent paper published by...
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Antler secures fresh investment from Schroders   
February 07, 2020 Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: City A.M. - Company builder Antler have taken their total raised to $75m, after closing investment from Schroders and FinTech Collective. Antler has raised the $75m in the last six months, with the latest tranche led by British investment...
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The £19k cost of trying to time the market   
February 07, 2020 Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: City A.M. - I am an Investment Specialist at Schroders. When markets fall, the natural instinct is to sell. Our research highlights how costly it can be to miss the stock market’s best days. “Buy low, sell high” –...
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Breakingviews - Fashion’s climate Frankenstein has no off-switch   
February 07, 2020 Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Nasdaq - LONDON (Reuters Breakingviews) - Rag traders are talking a good game on climate change. Last week, H&M promoted its former head of sustainability to the top job. Helena Helmersson wants the $31 billion Swedish fashion giant...
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The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ:CG) Downgraded by TheStreet   
February 07, 2020 Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: modernreaders.com - TheStreet cut shares of The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ:CG) from a b rating to a c rating in a research report report published on Monday, TheStreetRatingsTable reports. CG has been the topic of a number of other reports. UBS Group...
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Don’t call me ‘Greta’: Young climate activists demand to be heard   
February 07, 2020 Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Eco-business - Award-winning Kangujam told the Thomson Reuters Foundation the comparison was unfair and hurtful ... This helps to keep our stories and resources free for all, and it also supports independent journalism dedicated to sustainable ...
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New 140,000 SF Disney project to rise   
February 07, 2020 Associated Profiles : The Blackstone Group
Source: The Business Journals - .@Disney's growing cruise business may be why it needs more of this space in #Orlando. Have you ever been on a #Disney Cruise' $DIS #cruises #Florida @blackstone #TheBlackstoneGroup $BX @CushWake @Cus
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Brazil Pushes Its Great Downsizing and Rakes In $5.2 Billion   
February 07, 2020 Associated Profiles : Credit Suisse Group AG
Source: YAHOO! - The Brazilian state development bank unloaded its voting stake in oil giant Petroleo Brasileiro SA, raking in 22 billion reais ($5.2 billion) as part of a wave of asset sales aimed at reversing years of growing government...
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Allen Holding Inc. NY Decreases Position in Expedia Group Inc (NASDAQ:EXPE)   
February 07, 2020 Associated Profiles : Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company
Source: modernreaders.com - Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Co bought a new stake in shares of Expedia Group during the third quarter valued at approximately $6,721,000. Finally, New York State Teachers Retirement System grew its stake in shares of...
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Top 6 Female Traders   
February 07, 2020 Associated Profiles : Credit Suisse Group AG
Source: FXStreet - Her name is preeminent in the industry and she has granted her initials to LBR Group Inc., a registered Commodity Trade Advisor and LBR Asset Management, a Commodity Pool Operator where she currently serves as president. Renowned...
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Ralph Pickett Joins Jetty Board of Directors   
February 07, 2020 Associated Profiles : The Blackstone Group
Source: YAHOO! - Jetty, the financial services company on a mission to make renting a home more affordable and effortless for everyone, today announced that Ralph Pickett, multifamily veteran, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.
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Brookfield Asset Management (BAM) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Thursday   
February 07, 2020 Associated Profiles : Credit Suisse Group AG
Source: modernreaders.com - Royal Bank of Canada upped their price target on Brookfield Asset Management from $57.00 to $63.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Monday, November 18th. Credit Suisse Group upped...
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RPT-Scrap by scrap, New York designer creates fashion from waste   
February 07, 2020 Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Reuters - Unlike some designers, Daniel Silverstein doesn’t mind when others freely copy his style. In fact, the designer of fashion from scraps and fabric remnants welcomes imitators. “The more people that do this,
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HSBC GAM appoints global head of external wholesale   
February 07, 2020 Associated Profiles : HSBC Global Asset Management
Source: Europe - HSBC Global Asset Management has appointed Thorsten Michalik to the newly created role of global head of External Wholesale. He will report into Christophe de Backer, global gead of Wholesale Business and Partnerships. Michalik...
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Better Health Care for Women Means Higher Profits, Study Says   
February 07, 2020 Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
Source: Barron's - the trade group for sustainable investing, aggregated several studies to show that companies that promote women to senior levels of business and appoint them to boards tend to do better than companies that don’t. In a July...
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Amundi expands low cost prime ETF range with 10 accumulative share class   
February 07, 2020 Associated Profiles : Amundi
Source: Europe - Following the launch as Europe's lowest cost core ETF range in March last year, the Amundi Prime ETF range has already surpassed €1bn AUM. Driven by this strong client demand, Amundi has expanded the range with the addition...
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Apollo Investment Corp. to Post FY2020 Earnings of $2.04 Per Share, SunTrust Banks Forecasts (NASDAQ:AINV)   
February 07, 2020 Associated Profiles : Apollo Investment Corporation
Source: modernreaders.com - Apollo Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AINV) – SunTrust Banks raised their FY2020 earnings estimates for Apollo Investment in a research note issued on Tuesday, February 4th. SunTrust Banks analyst M. Hughes now anticipates that...
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Blackstone’s warehouse play challenges Prologis’ claim to the throne   
February 07, 2020 Associated Profiles : The Blackstone Group
Source: The Real Deal - But the industry leader’s claim to the throne is being challenged as the Blackstone Group, the world’s largest alternative asset manager, makes warehouse real estate a cornerstone of its global investment strategy....
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Zoulikha Bouabdellah: Transgressing Cultural Boundaries   
February 06, 2020 Associated Profiles : Abraaj Capital
Source: MutualArt.com - How does one live with such entangled layers of identity' By assuming all of them, Zoulikha, the Paris-based recipient of the Abraaj Capital Art Prize 2008/ Art Dubai 2009, tells and shows us, while at the same time liberating...
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William Blair Weighs in on Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.’s FY2020 Earnings (NYSE:MMC)   
February 06, 2020 Associated Profiles : Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - Finally, Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Co acquired a new stake in Marsh & McLennan Companies during the 3rd quarter valued at $19,560,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 86.96% of the company’s stock....
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Outokumpu Oyj: Outokumpu - Notice to the Annual General Meeting   
February 06, 2020 Associated Profiles : Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company
Source: Arvopaperi - The Shareholders' Nomination Board comprised Managing Director Antti Mäkinen from Solidium Oy, CFO Pekka Pajamo from Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company, President and CEO Jouko Pölönen from Ilmarinen Mutual...
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Why Chennai’s dream of a single transport authority remains unfulfilled   
February 06, 2020 Associated Profiles : Global Environment Facility
Source: The News Minute - This entails collaborating with agencies like the World Bank, Global Environment Facility (GEF) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to devise a policy and implement it in the cities. Based on this, the government of...
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GEF-funded programme making fishing in int’l waters less harmful to tuna   
February 06, 2020 Associated Profiles : Global Environment Facility
Source: Food & Beverage News - A five-year, $50-million Global Environment Facility- (GEF) funded programme rolled out by FAO (the Food and Agriculture Organization) and partners has made remarkable progress in protecting international waters' biodiversity by...
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Review: A New Green Order'   
February 06, 2020 Associated Profiles : Global Environment Facility
Source: ssir.org - Zoe Young, a self-described former green activist, slams the Global Environment Facility (GEF) for a lack of transparency and accountability, pursuing a pro-development agenda, and taking a damaging “top-down”...
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Brendel Financial Advisors LLC Has $2.16 Million Stake in RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:RNR)   
February 06, 2020 Associated Profiles : Amundi
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - Other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. boosted its holdings in RenaissanceRe by 72.9% during the first quarter. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management...
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Sustainable Dividend Picks for 2020   
February 06, 2020 Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
Source: YAHOO! - Two FTSE 100 names have made it on to boutique investment manager Evenlode’s 2020 global sustainable dividend list. Consumer goods giant Unilever ... The average yield of the 10 companies is above their benchmark, the MSCI...
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Private Banking and Wealth Management Survey 2020: How to win in wealth over the next decade   
February 06, 2020 Associated Profiles : Credit Suisse Group AG
Source: Euromoney - The table stakes in wealth management today are having the skills in asset allocation and product knowledge but also the size and scale in technology - Mary Callahan Erdoes, JPMorgan Asset & Wealth Management On the plus ...
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Direxion launches high-risk sustainable investment ETF   
February 06, 2020 Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
Source: The Financial Times - A host of other exotic sustainable products, such as a vegan climate ETF, have also launched in recent months. MSCI is providing the fund’s ESG ratings. Companies facing very severe controversies related to human rights,...
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Deutsche Bank gives Jain more power in shake-up, investors object   
February 06, 2020 Associated Profiles : Hermes Equity Ownership Services
Source: Yahoo Finance India - FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank (DBKGn.DE ... Shareholder adviser Hermes Equity Ownership Services said on Thursday that Achleitner's rejig, made at a supervisory board meeting on the 34th ...
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Q1 2020 EPS Estimates for United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) Lowered by Oppenheimer   
February 06, 2020 Associated Profiles : Zevin Asset Management
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - Zevin Asset Management LLC boosted its position in United Parcel Service by 0.3% in the third quarter. Zevin Asset Management LLC now owns 100,241 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $12,011,000 after...
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Tagged: schroders   
February 06, 2020 Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: Crowdfund Insider - Crowdfund Insider is the leading news and information web site covering the emerging global industry of disruptive finance including investment crowdfunding, Blockchain peer-to-peer / marketplace lending and other forms of...
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Goldman Sachs poised to enter Japan wealth management business   
February 06, 2020 Associated Profiles : Credit Suisse Group AG
Source: The Japan Times - The U.S. bank will target high net worth individuals through its asset management unit, the person said ... trailing only the U.S. and China, according to Credit Suisse Group AG’s 2019 Global Wealth Report. Still, Japan has...
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Croda International Plc (United Kingdom) (COIHF) Institutional Holdings   
February 06, 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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Doing Well by Doing Good' Private Equity Investing in Emerging Markets   
February 06, 2020 Associated Profiles : Abraaj Capital
Source: lse.ac.uk - Private Equity Investing in Emerging Markets’. The panel featured the following leading practitioners: Tsega Gebreyses (Managing Partner, Satya Capital), Arif Naqvi (CEO and founder, Abraaj Capital; Abraaj Capital currently...
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Orsted A/S (DOGEF) Institutional Holdings   
February 06, 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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Fadi Ghandour   
February 06, 2020 Associated Profiles : Abraaj Capital
Source: Gulf Business - and currently trades on the Dubai Financial Market. Ghandour is also a founding partner of maktoob.com and a board member of Abraaj Capital.
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Schroders pension fund taps parent for cash-flow strategy   
February 06, 2020 Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: Pensions&Investments - Schroders Retirement Benefits Scheme, London, hired Schroders PLC to manage an £800 million ($1 billion) cash-flow-driven investment strategy, a spokesman said. The CDI allocation is new. The pension fund's objective is to...
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This week: IPOs and a brewery   
February 06, 2020 Associated Profiles : Abraaj Capital
Source: CNN - DP World has announced it applied to list shares on Borse Dubai; Abraaj Capital has planned a $1 billion public offering; and Canadian gold miner, Unigold will become the fist North American ...
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Carlyle plans infra credit launch this year   
February 06, 2020 Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: infrastructureinvestor - The US firm, which closed its Global Infrastructure Opportunity Fund on $2.2bn last year, said launching an infra credit strategy is a 'particular area of focus'. The Carlyle Group is planning to expand its global lending...
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The Carlyle Group Inc. 2019 Q4 - Results - Earnings Call Presentation   
February 06, 2020 Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: Seeking Alpha - The following slide deck was published by The Carlyle Group Inc. in conjunction with their 2019 Q4 earnings call. Download PDF 139 Click to enlarge Notes:
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OPINION: Why "net zero" is not good enough   
February 06, 2020 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. It sounds like an ambitious goal ... A coalition of British air travel companies, Sustainable Aviation, swiftly announced...
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