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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Xylem Named to Fortune “Change the World” List for Second Year in a Row   
(Wednesday - August 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
Source: YAHOO! - ... 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 ...
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Schroders Personal Wealth unveils new hires in double appointment   
(Wednesday - August 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: Professional Adviser - Miller has joined from Hargreaves Lansdown where she spent seven years as lead investment proposition manager. Her responsibilities included leadership and implementation of its investment proposition strategy. Chartered...
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Schroders poaches wealth exec from Hargreaves   
(Wednesday - August 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: Money Marketing - Hargreaves Lansdown executive Jessica Miller will depart the firm to head up proposition at Schroders and Lloyds’ new financial advice joint venture. Millers spent seven years with Hargreaves Lansdown, most recently as lead...
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Large Korean Fund Starts a Patriotic Bet Amid Anti-Japan Movement   
(Wednesday - August 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : Amundi
Source: Bloomberg - NH-Amundi Asset Management, which manages about 40 trillion won ($33 billion) of assets, has launched a Korean equity fund that invests in local suppliers that may benefit from Japan’s restrictions on exporting some key...
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How central banks might deal with the next downturn   
(Wednesday - August 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : BlackRock Investment Management
Source: Nasdaq - Inflation expectations are dragging on actual inflation. See the chart below. Sources: BlackRock Investment Institute, with data from Refinitiv Datastream, August 2019. Notes: This chart shows the actual change in the annual rate...
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Reasons Driving Conversion of Private Equities Into C-Corp   
(Wednesday - August 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Blackstone Group
Source: Nasdaq - Another large alternatives asset manager, The Blackstone Group BX, completed its conversion this July. Having gauged all the benefits from conversion, Apollo Global Management APO followed suit, and recently announced its...
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BRIEF-Blackrock Investment Institute Says Do Not View Inversion Of Yield Curve As Recessionary Signal   
(Wednesday - August 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : BlackRock Investment Management
Source: Reuters on MSN.com - * BLACKROCK INVESTMENT INSTITUTE SAYS DO NOT VIEW INVERSION OF YIELD CURVE AS RECESSIONARY SIGNAL, SEE CENTRAL BANKS’ DOVISH PIVOT STRETCHING GROWTH CYCLE * BLACKROCK INVESTMENT INSTITUTE SAYS A RESURGENCE IN GEOPOLITICAL...
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Look Beyond Market Selloffs   
(Wednesday - August 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : BlackRock Investment Management
Source: Seeking Alpha - Ten-year government bond yields, 2009-2019 Sources: BlackRock Investment Institute, with data from Refinitiv Datastream, August 2019. Notes: The data are based on the 10-year government bond ...
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Finding the value in Hong Kong dollar bonds   
(Wednesday - August 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : HSBC Global Asset Management
Source: asianinvestor.net - Geoffrey Lunt, senior product specialist for Asian fixed income at HSBC Global Asset Management, explains the role and benefits of Hong Kong dollar bonds, especially for domestic institutions. Hong Kong dollar bonds offer...
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HSBC GAM appoints global head of credit research   
(Wednesday - August 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : HSBC Global Asset Management
Source: Europe - HSBC Global Asset Management (HSBC GAM) has appointed Tina Radovic as global head of Credit Research. Radovicwill be responsible for leading HSBC Global Asset Management's Global Credit Research Platform and a 44-member Global...
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MOVES-HSBC Global Asset Management hires global head of credit research   
(Wednesday - August 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : HSBC Global Asset Management
Source: Reuters - Aug 20 (Reuters) - HSBC Global Asset Management on Tuesday named Tina Radovic as global chief of credit research. Radovic, who joined HSBC Group’s investment management business in 2003, was ...
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Carlyle’s Rubenstein on ’The American Story’ (Podcast)   
(Wednesday - August 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: Bloomberg - David Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of the Carlyle Group, shares his thoughts on a variety of topics, including the 2020 presidential race, what the Federal Reserve will do next and his book "The American Story."...
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Does Sustainable Investing Constrain A Portfolio'   
(Monday - August 19, 2019) Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
Source: Seeking Alpha - and dispel some common misperceptions about sustainable investing. Among companies that we surveyed around the world, 1,408 are aligned with the SDGs, and 976 of those are included in the MSCI ...
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Credit Suisse hires Schroders man as deputy global head of IM   
(Monday - August 19, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: Citywire - Credit Suisse has hired Daniel Imhof as deputy global head of investment management. Imhof will also serve as head of global platinum solutions and client services and report to Björn Jesch, head of investment management at...
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The fight to protect the world’s most trafficked wild commodity   
(Sunday - August 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : Global Environment Facility
Source: National Geographic news - According to the Global Environment Facility, an international partnership among governments, civil society, and the private sector to support conservation, the illegal wild animal trade is worth between $5 billion and $20...
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Canadian Imperial Bank (CM) Expected to Beat Earnings Estimates: Should You Buy'   
(Sunday - August 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Nasdaq - On the other hand, if they miss, the stock may move lower. While management's discussion of business conditions on the earnings call will mostly determine the sustainability of the immediate price change and future earnings...
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Recession fears are back — should you be worried'   
(Sunday - August 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: CBS News - That has some financial pros, such as David Rubenstein of private equity firm The Carlyle Group, worried. "So we're due for a recession, and I think there are some signs that were are gonna head into one – but you can't...
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DFSA to probe Abraaj management   
(Sunday - August 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : Abraaj Capital
Source: Gulf News - “Our supervision and enforcement teams devoted considerable time and effort to investigating the conduct of the affairs of the private equity firm, Abraaj Capital Limited, and its related parties,” DFSA Chief...
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Target (TGT) Earnings Expected to Grow: What to Know Ahead of Next Week's Release   
(Sunday - August 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Zacks Equity Research on MSN.com - On the other hand, if they miss, the stock may move lower. While the sustainability of the immediate price change and future earnings expectations will mostly depend on management's discussion of business conditions on the...
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UBS ETF (LU) Bloomberg Barclays MSCI US Liquid Corporates Sustainable UCITS ETF (hedged to EUR) A-acc   
(Sunday - August 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
Source: UBS - The fund aims to track, before expenses, the price and yield performance of the Bloomberg Barclays MSCI US Liquid Corporates Sustainable Index (hedged to EUR). The fund invests in bonds of the underlying index, and provides...
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LIVE MARKETS-Volatility's back, but it's normal   
(Sunday - August 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : BlackRock Investment Management
Source: YAHOO! News - (Josephine Mason) ***** HOW TO DEAL WITH THE NEXT DOWNTURN (1335 GMT) Ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve's annual symposium at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, next week, Blackrock Investment Institute's research team has looked at the...
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HSBC Rendite Substanz AC   
(Sunday - August 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : HSBC Global Asset Management
Source: Citywire - The securities in which the Fund invests come predominantly from countries whose national currency is Euro. Securities may generally be held in the form of certificates based on one or more shares and stock indices, or financial...
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Abraaj Capital, Palestine Investment Fund Launch $50 Mln Private Equity Fund for Palestine SMEs   
(Sunday - August 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : Abraaj Capital
Source: PR Newswire - DUBAI, January 28 /PRNewswire/ -- - SMEs Crucial to Palestinian Economy - This is First Palestine PE Fund to Reach 1st Closing - Abraaj to Establish Presence in Ramallah - Fund Includes CSR Element The Palestine Investment Fund...
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Actis takes on management of two Abraaj funds   
(Sunday - August 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : Abraaj Capital
Source: VCCircle - Private equity firm Actis said on Monday it had acquired the rights to manage two private equity funds previously managed by collapsed buyout firm Abraaj, in a deal aimed at strengthening its position in the Middle East and...
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Abraaj’s Abdel-Wadood Pleads Guilty, Will Cooperate in Probe   
(Sunday - August 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : Abraaj Capital
Source: Bloomberg - A former executive at Abraaj Group pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges and agreed to cooperate with a U.S. probe of a scheme that helped lead to the world’s biggest private-equity insolvency in 2018. Mustafa Abdel-Wadood,...
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Schroders-backed wealth service hires Premier's Funk as CIO   
(Sunday - August 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: Citywire - Schroders-backed advice and tech firm Benchmark Capital has hired Premier's Alex Funk as chief investment officer. Alex Funk will lead the growth of discretionary investment platform Fusion Wealth ...
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Dubai Financial Regulator to Focus on Abraaj Management in Probe   
(Sunday - August 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : Abraaj Capital
Source: Bloomberg - “Our supervision and enforcement teams devoted considerable time and effort to investigating the conduct of the affairs of the private equity firm, Abraaj Capital Limited, and its related parties,” DFSA Chief...
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Abraaj Capital, LPs at odds over fund misuse, investments   
(Sunday - August 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : Abraaj Capital
Source: VCCircle - Dubai-based private equity firm Abraaj Capital is being investigated by some of its Limited Partners, or investors, over allegations of fund misuse and is said to have told them that its investment in Hyderabad-based Care...
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Vermont Governor Shumlin Calls on Pensions to Divest $4.02 Billion Portfolio from Exxon, Coal   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : Clean Yield Asset Management
Source: Common Dreams - Because of people like you, another world is possible. There are many battles to be won, but we will battle them together—all of us. Common Dreams is not your normal news site. We don't survive on clicks. We don't want...
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UBS ETF (LU) Bloomberg Barclays MSCI US Liquid Corporates Sustainable UCITS ETF (USD) A-dis   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
Source: UBS - The fund aims to track, before expenses, the price and yield performance of the Bloomberg Barclays MSCI US Liquid Corporates Sustainable Total Return Index. The fund invests in bonds of the underlying index, and provides exposure...
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The big recession problem   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : BlackRock Investment Management
Source: Politico - The federal government is running trillion dollar deficits, limiting room for traditional stimulus. Via the BlackRock Investment Institute: “Without a clear framework in place, policymakers will inevitably find themselves...
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Rubenstein: Trump must cut some kind of China trade deal or risk being a one-term president   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: CNBC - "Some agreement is better than no agreement," said the co-founder of The Carlyle Group, a global investment firm based in Washington, with $223 billion of assets under management. "If the China trade agreement is not resolved in...
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Investment Trusts   
(Friday - August 16, 2019) Associated Profiles : BlackRock Investment Management
Source: BlackRock - Buying shares in an investment trust is easy. You can do so via a stockbroker or an online platform. You can also invest in investment trusts through your ISA with another provider or self-invested personal pension (SIPP). It is...
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Asset Managers Opening Wallets to Social Impact Investing   
(Friday - August 16, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: YAHOO! - For example, per a report in the Financial Times, "Schroders, the UK’s second-largest listed asset manager, bought a majority stake in BlueOrchard Finance, an impact investing fund manager."
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Carlyle Group's David Rubenstein: "We're due for a recession"   
(Friday - August 16, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: CBS News - That inversion is seen as a reliable indicator of a possible recession. David Rubenstein, co-founder and co-executive chairman of the Carlyle Group, one of the world's largest private equity firms, said he's "somewhat concerned"...
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Worried About A Potential Recession' CBS2 Speaks To Experts About Your Financial Options   
(Friday - August 16, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: CBS Boston / WBZ - “Since World War II we’ve had recessions every seven years on average,” said David Rubenstein of The Carlyle Group. “We haven’t had one now for 10 years, so we are due for a recession ...
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Win Bischoff: ‘Money needs to find a home’   
(Friday - August 16, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: The Financial Times - Even without the bowler hat and rolled umbrella that were the uniform of Bischoff’s gener­ation when he joined the merchant bank Schroders in the 1960s, he seems the embodiment of the old-school British banker. Yet...
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Outlook for public-private partnerships in Europe   
(Friday - August 16, 2019) Associated Profiles : La Compagnie Benjamin de Rothschild
Source: Financierworldwide.com - FW moderates an online discussion on public-private partnerships in Europe between Victoria Bortkevicha ... a managing director at La Compagnie Benjamin de Rothschild. FW: What recent trends and opportunities have you witnessed...
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FEATURE-South India's kolam art helps women map business opportunities   
(Friday - August 16, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: YAHOO! News - TIRUCHIRAPPALLI, India, Aug 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - O utside her house in south ... the maps have helped more than 5,000 women earn a sustainable income in six districts of Tamil Nadu, according to the Community...
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BlackRock’s Ex-Central Bankers Have Bold Vision to Beat Recession   
(Friday - August 16, 2019) Associated Profiles : BlackRock Investment Management
Source: YAHOO! - Philipp Hildebrand, the former Swiss National Bank president, is now vice chairman at BlackRock, where he oversees the BlackRock Investment Institute. Within the institute, Stanley Fischer, the former Federal Reserve vice...
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LIVE MARKETS-How to deal with the next downturn   
(Friday - August 16, 2019) Associated Profiles : BlackRock Investment Management
Source: YAHOO! News - Blackrock Investment Institute's research team has looked at the future of monetary and fiscal policy and how the U.S. central bank could deal with the next downturn. Here's a summary of the report's findings: * Monetary policy...
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Buffett's Berkshire Pressed to Disclose Political Spending   
(Friday - August 16, 2019) Associated Profiles : Clean Yield Asset Management
Source: Fox Business - Advertisement The resolution was proposed by Clean Yield Asset Management on behalf of shareholders Tom Beers and Mary Durfee. Clean Yield has proposed similar resolutions at other companies.
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Cisco CIO Says Shift to Cloud Will Cut Energy Use, Costs   
(Friday - August 16, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Wall Street Journal - Ms. Guichelaar, who held senior technology roles at Thomson Reuters Corp., Deutsche Bank AG and elsewhere ... has become the public face of the company’s sustainability efforts in recent months. The internet, including...
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Buying time to build resilience   
(Friday - August 16, 2019) Associated Profiles : BlackRock Investment Management
Source: BlackRock - Major changes to BII six-to 12-month asset views, July 2019 Sources:BlackRock Investment Institute, July 2019. Notes: The table shows major upgrades and downgrades to BlackRock Investment Institute’s six-to 12-month asset...
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10 new early stage Investors for Indian Tech Startups   
(Thursday - August 15, 2019) Associated Profiles : Quotient Investors
Source: inc42.com - The tech startup ecosystem in India has seen the emergence of a slew of new investors recently, many of whom are coming in to support with seed funding. Even as a Series A funding crunch is felt in the country with venture...
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South India's kolam art helps women map business opportunities   
(Thursday - August 15, 2019) Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
Source: Reuters - TIRUCHIRAPPALLI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Outside her house in south India ... the maps have helped more than 5,000 women earn a sustainable income in six districts of Tamil Nadu, according to the Community Foundation...
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Global Environment Facility (GEF)   
(Thursday - August 15, 2019) Associated Profiles : Global Environment Facility
Source: FAO - With 35 percent of the earth’s land used for crops and pastures, another 30 percent covered by forests and a full 70 percent of abstracted fresh water used by agriculture, there is no question that agriculture needs to be...
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Global stocks plunge on growing signs of global slowdown   
(Thursday - August 15, 2019) Associated Profiles : State Street Global Advisors (SSgA)
Source: The Star - "The combination of those three things (yield inversion, Germany's GDP and Chinese industrial production) has refreshed fears of a global slowdown, " said Michael Arone, chief investment strategist at State Street Global Advisors...
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Schroders receives German licence and boosts PM team   
(Thursday - August 15, 2019) Associated Profiles : Schroders
Source: Citywire - Schroders has acquired a licence for portfolio management in Germany as part of plans to expand its international exposure. This was first revealed by Citywire Selector’s sister website Citywire Deutschland at the end of...
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UBS Hires Credit Suisse's Hershberger for Asset Management   
(Thursday - August 15, 2019) Associated Profiles : Credit Suisse Group AG
Source: Bloomberg - UBS Group AG is hiring investment banker Joseph Hershberger from Credit Suisse Group AG, where he was ... focusing on asset management, according to the memo, which was obtained by Bloomberg and confirmed by a UBS ...
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