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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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FTSE LIVE: Footsie surges on boost from George Osborne's Budget for savers   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : Schroders
- This is Money - and îSchrodersî gained 27p at 3,226p. Another Budget surprise was a new personal savings allowance which will also be introduced under which people will be able to save £1,000 without...
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Guggenheim Securities Hires James Schaefer to Build Energy Investment Banking Practice   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : The Blackstone Group
- IT Business Net - Mr. Schaefer will be joining from îThe Blackstone Groupî, where he served as Head of Global Power, Energy & Renewables for Blackstone Advisory Partners.Prior to joining Blackstone, he served as...
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Many Hands Make Light Work: How SEWA Brings Access to Energy Across India   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
- Thomson Reuters Foundation - Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of îThomson Reutersî Foundation ... aims to provide affordable access to îsustainableî energy across India....
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EU mergers and takeovers (March 19)   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : The Blackstone Group
- Reuters - Private equity firms îthe Blackstone Groupî and TPG Global to jointly acquire British financial services providers Acenden Ltd and AMS Decisions Advisers (notified Feb. 26/deadline April 7/simplified) --...
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Is Blackstone's Advisory Arm Spin-Off Headed in Right Way'   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : The Blackstone Group
- ZACKS - îThe Blackstone Groupî L.P. (BX - Analyst Report), which is looking forward to capitalize on the consistent growth witnessed in the Financial Advisory business since several years through the segmentâs...
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'Business as usual' will create a thirsty planet in 15 years, says U.N.   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
- Yahoo News - LONDON (îThomson Reutersî Foundation) - The planet faces a 40 percent shortfall ... "Every sector has to pitch in and do its best to be water efficient." Investing in îsustainableî water...
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Currencies Go on Wild Ride, Fueled by Fed   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : Amundi
- Wall Street Journal - James Kwok, head of currency management at Paris-based îAmundiî, which oversees $1.1 trillion, blames much of the volatility on a rise in unexpected moves by central banks, which have caught...
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Inditex helps European stocks rebound after pull-back   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : Amundi
- Business Recorder - For Philippe Ithurbide, head of research, analysis and strategy at îAmundiî, the first U.S. interest rate hike could come after September. "The impact from the dollar's rally already represents a...
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'A living hell' for disabled slaves on South Korean islands   
March 20, 2015
- Reading Eagle - SINUI ISLAND, South Korea (AP) â He ran the first chance he got. The sun beat down on the shallow, sea-fed fields where Kim Seong-baek was forced to work without pay, day after 18-hour day mining the big...
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Greece puts brave face on negotiations with creditors   
March 20, 2015
- Inquirer - Asia stocks slump after US drops on Fed rate hike anxiety ATHENS, Greece â Greece put a brave face on its fraught negotiations with European bailout creditors, with the new prime minister voicing confidence...
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Hannu Leinonen M.Sc. (Eng.)   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company
- Bloomberg - He served as a Work Site Engineer of Haka Oy from 1987 to 1989 and its Procurement Manager from 1992 to 1994. He has been a Director of îIlmarinenî Mutual Pension Insurance Company (alternate name...
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Emerging Stocks Rise to Two-Week High as Fed Rate Concerns Ease   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
- XIN MSN - The îMSCIî Emerging Markets Index increased 1.3 percent ... âI expect volatility to stay with us and would not extrapolate the rally to a îsustainableî trend.â The developing-nation...
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Drip by drip, Tanzania farmers learn to cope with drought   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
- one.trust.org - HAI, Tanzania, March 17 (îThomson Reutersî Foundation) - Peter Chuwa has long flooded ... since today its agriculture is almost entirely rain fed. But putting in place îsustainableî...
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Chief Financial Officer Steve Bramlage to leave O-I; John Haudrich named acting CFO   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
- Investors Business Daily - With global headquarters in Perrysburg, Ohio, USA, O-I delivers safe, îsustainableî, pure, iconic, brand-building glass packaging to a growing global marketplace. For more information, visit...
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Dollar strength tips Fed towards later rate rise   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : Schroders
- Hedge Week - Keith Wade, Chief Economist and Strategist at îSchrodersî, explains why he has pushed back his forecast for the first US interest rate hike following Janet Yellen's statement after the latest Federal Open...
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Mountain Water trial set to open Wednesday   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
- 8KPAX - It's an effort that launched over a year and a half ago, with city leaders deciding to follow the condemnation route after being unsuccessful in attempts to buy the utility from its owners, îthe Carlyle...
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Who wants to be a millionaire' Peter Oborne on Tony Blair   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
- New Statesman - Margaret Thatcher earned handsome fees from speeches, while John Major has profited from his connection with the Bush family and îthe Carlyle Groupî. But Tony Blair has made a fortune. A J P Taylor, in...
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Is Blackstone's Advisory Arm Spin-Off Headed in Right Way' - Analyst Blog   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : The Blackstone Group
- Yahoo Finance - îThe Blackstone Groupî L.P. BX, which is looking forward to capitalize on the consistent growth witnessed in the Financial Advisory business since several years through the segmentâs spin-off,...
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Fed Inspired Currency Volatility Seen Weighing on Liquidity   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : Credit Suisse Group AG
- Bloomberg - îCredit Suisse Groupî AG said in a note Thursday that âtraders described liquidity as being appallingly thin.â âThings got a little nuts,â Timothy Rudderow, who manages $1.7 billion...
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Emerging Stocks Rise to Two-Week High as Fed Rate Concern Eases   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
- Bloomberg - The îMSCIî Emerging Markets Index increased 0.9 percent to ... âI expect volatility to stay with us and would not extrapolate the rally to a îsustainableî trend.â Fifteen-day...
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How Much Lower Can the Euro Fall Against the U.S. Dollar'   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : Schroders
- Institutional Investor - The low rates on debt stem from ECB policy, in particular QE. Gareth Isaac, a London-based fixed-income fund manager with £300 billion ($444 billion) investment firm îSchrodersî,...
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Fund buyers warm to low-cost active concept   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : Schroders
- Investment Week - This coincided with the launch of a similar fund from îSchrodersî, sparking suggestions of a new wave of likeminded offerings, but fund flows failed to take off in both cases and...
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Dance of darkness and light a highlight of Vancouver International Dance Festival   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : La Compagnie Benjamin de Rothschild
- The Vancouver Sun - Sankai Juku is the more widely known of the two butoh troupes, based in Paris since 1982, where all of its works are co-produced by and premiered at Theatre îdeî îlaî Ville ... Another...
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Admiral to address RPI graduates on May 30   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
- The Record - President Obama appointed him in 2009 to the PCAST, on which he still serves. Rubenstein is a co-founder and Co-CEO of îThe Carlyle Groupî, founded in 1987. Rubenstein is chairman of the Boards of...
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UAE stock markets thrive on Fed rate hike expectations   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : Schroders
- The National - âAs expected, the Fed dropped its pledge to be âpatientâ before raising rates thus creating the opportunity to move for the first time in nearly a decade,â said Keith Wade, the chief...
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DSP Black Rock Dual Advantage Fund - Series 34 - 36M - Growth - Direct Plan   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : BlackRock Investment Management
- NDTV - Investment Objective The primary investment objective of the Schemes is to generate returns and seek capital appreciation by investing in a portfolio of debt and money market securities. The schemes also seek to invest a...
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Nordic winds: the region's most consistent equity manager revealed   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
- citywireglobal.com - But cracks have begun to appear in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden following the global financial crisis, with political and business leaders raising concerns about the modelâs...
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Modi's budget slashes environmental funding for India   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
- Firstpost - NEW DELHI (îThomson Reutersî Foundation) - Environmentalists in India have ... but Jaitleyâs budget speech mentioned only one of them â the National Mission on îSustainableî...
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Investors boost French equity holdings as government launches reforms   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : Amundi
- Reuters - "France is still falling behind in terms of current account deficit, public spending, competitiveness, corporate margins and fiscal policy," said Philippe Ithurbide, head of research, analysis and strategy at...
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Japan says could join China-backed AIIB if conditions met   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
- The Business Insider - "We have been asking to ensure debt îsustainabilityî, taking into account its impact on environment and society," he told reporters after a cabinet meeting. "We could (consider to join) if these...
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DSP Black Rock Dual Advantage Fund - Series 35 - 36M - Regular Plan - Growth   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : BlackRock Investment Management
- NDTV - Investment Objective The primary investment objective of the Schemes is to generate returns and seek capital appreciation by investing in a portfolio of debt and money market securities. The schemes also seek to invest a...
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Markets rally as Fed hints at later rate rise   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : Schroders
- Money Observer - Commenting on the Fed's statement, Keith Wade, chief economist and strategist at îSchrodersî, says: 'In our view, the factor tipping the balance toward a later move is the strengthening of the US...
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GRAPHIC-With Euro zone bonds, going long is better than going south   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
- Reuters - LONDON, March 19 Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:30am EDT That is a function of the subdued inflation and growth outlook in the euro zone that is likely to keep borrowing costs low across the bloc, while fuelling doubts about debt...
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UPDATE 1-New global disaster plan sets targets to curb risk, losses - TRFN   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
- Reuters - (Adds quotes from U.N. disaster risk chief, Japanese minister) By Megan Rowling SENDAI, Japan, March 18 (îThomson Reutersî Foundation ... opens a major new chapter in îsustainableî development as...
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Carlyle : Raises $2.5 Billion International Energy Fund   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
- 4 Traders - London, UK - Global alternative asset manager îThe Carlyle Groupî (NASDAQ: CG) has raised $2.5 billion for its first international energy fund, the largest first-time fund in the firm's history. Carlyle...
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Currencies Go on Wild Ride, Fueled by Fed   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : Amundi
- Wall Street Journal - James Kwok, head of currency management at Paris-based îAmundiî, which oversees $1.1 trillion, blames much of the volatility on a rise in unexpected moves by central banks, which have caught...
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Mountain Water trial continues with Engen on witness stand   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
- NBC Montana - Missoula Mayor John Engen will retake on the witness stand, his cross examination will continue at 9 a.m. The city is suing îthe Carlyle Groupî, the multi-billion-dollar private equity firm that...
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Solana Business Park owners show plans for new look   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : The Blackstone Group
- Star Telegram - Equity Office Properties, an affiliate of îthe Blackstone Groupî, paid $180 million to buy the 230-acre property out of foreclosure in August 2014. Renovations are expected to be completed by the end...
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With Eurozone bonds, going long is better than going south   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
- Gulf News - That is a function of the subdued inflation and growth outlook in the Eurozone that is likely to keep borrowing costs low across the bloc, while fuelling doubts about debt îsustainabilityî ... according to...
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Blackstone agrees to take over Chicago's Willis Tower   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : The Blackstone Group
- Irish Independent - îThe Blackstone Groupî agreed on Monday to buy the Willis Tower, the former Sears Tower that for 25 years was the world's largest building, in a deal that features an observation deck as a tourist...
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Carlyle Group's David Rubenstein in Australia   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
- Australian Financial Review - US private equity billionaire David Rubenstein arrived in Australia on Monday evening. The founder of îthe Carlyle Groupî touched down at Sydney's Kingsford Smith airport at 6:51pm in his...
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Exclusive: Jawbone nears big investment from BlackRock   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : BlackRock Investment Management
- FORTUNE - Jawbone, the buzzy but financially strapped maker of Up fitness bands and Jambox speakers, is close to receiving a major investment from BlackRock BLK, the worldâs largest asset manager. According to sources,...
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Qualitas close to getting cornerstone investors   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : Credit Suisse Group AG
- The Star Online - Sources said among the cornerstone investors were Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB), RHB îAssetî îManagementî Sdn Bhd ... income regardless market conditions,â said an analyst....
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This Stock Has A 10.63% Yield And Sells For Less Than Book   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : Apollo Investment Corporation
- Forbes - îApollo Investmentî Corporation (NASD: AINV) has been named as a Top 10 dividend-paying financial stock, according to Dividend Channel, which published its most recent âDividendRankâ report. The...
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Notification under Chapter 9, Section 10 of the Securities Market Act   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company
- GlobeNewswire - Suominen Corporation (business identity code 1680141-9) has today received notification referred to in Chapter 9, Section 5 of the Securities Market Act from îIlmarinenî Mutual Pension Insurance...
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Tanzania: Drip By Drip, Tanzania Farmers Learn to Cope With Drought   
March 19, 2015 Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
- AllAfrica - But putting in place îsustainableî irrigation requires heavy investment ... (Reporting by Kizito Makoye; editing by Laurie Goering) Copyright © 2015 îThomson Reutersî Foundation....
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New global disaster plan sets targets to curb risk, losses   
March 19, 2015 Associated Profiles : Thomson Reuters
- Thomson Reuters Foundation - SENDAI, Japan, March 19 (îThomson Reutersî Foundation) - Governments set targets to ... opens a major new chapter in îsustainableî development as it outlines clear targets and...
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European shares retreat from highs, dragged lower by automakers   
March 19, 2015 Associated Profiles : Amundi
- Reuters - "European assets are in a powerful catch-up rally, which is not over," said Pascal Blanque, chief investment officer at îAmundiî, which has 850 billion euros ($902 billion) in assets under management. "With...
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A Technology Pilgrimage in the Desert   
March 19, 2015 Associated Profiles : The Weiss Group
- TV Technology - while Merrill Weiss of the Merrill îWeiss Groupî will present âAXF: Now a Standard.â The retreat closes with a post-HPA Tech Retreat session, where Rich Welsh of Sundog Tools will present:...
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Haversham drives bid for BCA   
March 19, 2015 Associated Profiles : Schroders
- Investors Chronicle - Haversham can also count on the backing of some major institutional shareholders, including Aviva and îSchrodersî, as well as Invesco and Artemis, which respectively took 29.5 and 10 per cent...
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