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Listed below are the 50 most recent news articles about Asset Owners & Asset Managers, continuously gathered from around the globe by the Institute.  The flow of news involved United States Pension Funds in general as well as the activities of specific United States Pension Funds and their investments. Archives are available in this content silo (which are permanently maintained).

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Schroder veteran and Plymouth Argyle backer to chair Hawksmoor   
January 22, 2019
Source: Citywire - Before his involvement in the South West’s largest football franchise, Brent, who joined the Hawksmoor board a year ago, spent 25 years with Schroders, rising from being its youngest ever ...
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Vectors Research Management LLC Buys Shares of 2,244 AbbVie Inc (ABBV)   
January 22, 2019
Source: themarketsdaily.com - Vectors Research Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of AbbVie ... 100.00 target price for the company in a report on Tuesday, January 8th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group raised AbbVie to a “hold” rating and set...
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'Shared equity' model for U.S. housing boosts home ownership for poorer families   
January 22, 2019
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - "He would have to pinch pennies and, if something came up, then those pennies would be screaming pennies," Richmond told the Thomson Reuters Foundation from his front porch. Richmond acknowledged ...
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Schroders unveils helpline for CISI’s mentoring scheme   
January 22, 2019
Source: International Adviser - Global investment manager Schroders is supporting the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment’s (CISI) Financial Planning Mentoring Scheme by rolling out a helpline for its mentees and mentors. The scheme, which...
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PBF Energy Inc (PBF) Position Increased by Meeder Asset Management Inc.   
January 22, 2019
Source: themarketsdaily.com - Meeder Asset Management Inc. increased its holdings in shares ... price objective on shares of PBF Energy in a research report on Friday, January 11th. Credit Suisse Group increased their target price on PBF Energy from $46.00 to...
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Promoting Fuelwood Management For Green Economy   
January 22, 2019
Source: LEADERSHIP Newspaper - Earlier, the team leader of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Global Environment Facility (GEF) UNDP-GEF sustainable fuelwood management (SFM) project, Engr. Okon Ekpenyong ...
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Bank of England Adviser: Cryptocurrencies Fail Basic Financial Tests, Lack Value   
January 22, 2019
Source: Yahoo Finance - Van Steenis joined BOE in 2018, having previously worked at Schroders and Morgan Stanley. He is currently heading a review of the future of finance, according to Bloomberg. When asked about crypto ...
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Syniverse Names Michael Clifton to Board of Directors   
January 22, 2019
Source: MarketWatch - Syniverse has appointed Michael Clifton, a Principal in The Carlyle Group’s global Technology, Media & Telecom Buyout Group, to the Syniverse Board of Directors. Clifton brings deep experience in the technology...
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Campbell Named One of the World’s Most Sustainable Corporations by Corporate Knights   
January 22, 2019
Source: The Business Journals - the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), the FTSE4GOOD Index, the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index and the MSCI Index Series. Campbell’s Corporate Responsibility strategy evolved in 2018 to reflect the...
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The Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (Masen) participates in the 12th edition of the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi   
January 22, 2019
Source: Zawya - The Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (Masen ... All names and marks owned by Thomson Reuters, including "Thomson", "Reuters" and the Kinesis logo are used under license from Thomson Reuters and its affiliated companies.
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Koshinski Asset Management Inc. Grows Stake in Boeing Co (BA)   
January 22, 2019
Source: dispatchtribunal.com - Complete the form below to receive the latest headlines and analysts' recommendations for Boeing with our free daily email newsletter: Koshinski Asset Management Inc ... January 2nd. Finally, Credit Suisse Group reiterated a ...
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iShares MSCI Frontier 100 ETF: Exposure To Smaller And Riskier Countries   
January 22, 2019
Source: Seeking Alpha - MSCI has also announced that Kuwait will be ... posing risks to sovereign debt sustainability. Fitch assumes that in 2019 the government will achieve the fiscal adjustment targeted in the budget ...
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To prevent climate change, world urged to reuse natural resources   
January 22, 2019
Source: jpost.com - Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications ... CEO Harald Friedl told the Thomson Reuters Foundation more efficient use of those resources could help avoid overshooting the...
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Refinitiv Hires Sherry Madera to Head Industry and Govt Affairs   
January 22, 2019
Source: Finance Magnates - Last October, Thomson Reuters sold a majority stake of Refinitiv transferring ... This paired with global trends in sustainability, governance, and regulation make it a busy time for engaging with both public and private sector ...
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Barings multi-asset PM exits for Schroders   
January 22, 2019
Source: Citywire - Barings multi-asset manager Merrick Styles has joined Schroders to sit within the group's cross-assets team. His move comes shortly after it was announced that his absolute return fund, the Barings Dynamic Absolute Return fund,...
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French asset manager Amundi fully acquires Anatec   
January 22, 2019
Source: Banking Technology - French asset manager Amundi has bought the remaining 51% stake in fintech Anatec, as reported by Reuters. Amundi, which is controlled by French bank Credit Agricole, already had a 49% stake in the firm. Transaction details were...
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Why Are so Many Humanitarian Crises Under-reported'   
January 22, 2019
Source: Inter Press Service - For instance, we found that Thomson Reuters focused on stories about dramatic and timely ... Foundation funding alone rarely offers journalists long-term ?nancial sustainability. Professor Rodney Benson, in the Department of...
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Brussels targets large index fund managers on ‘common ownership’   
January 21, 2019
Source: Financial Times - European lawmakers have taken aim at the influence of the largest index fund managers — and the debate could have implications for the likes of BlackRock, Vanguard and State Street Global Advisors ... result in...
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Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC Has $1.32 Million Stake in Brookfield Asset Management Inc (BAM)   
January 21, 2019
Source: themarketsdaily.com - Scotiabank set a $53.00 price target on Brookfield Asset Management and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 18th. Credit Suisse Group set a $50.00 price target on Brookfield Asset ...
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Amundi Asset Management Australia chief exits   
January 21, 2019
Source: Financial Standard - The chief executive of Amundi Asset Management Australia has departed following a restructure that will shift the business' sales and client servicing functions to a local distributor. Brian Scott was the chief executive of...
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MENA private equity set for another slow year despite positive long-term outlook   
January 21, 2019
Source: Zawya - One crucial factor which made the job of raising funds difficult was the decline of Abraaj Capital. The Dubai-based private equity fund manager was the industry’s biggest player in the region until it collapsed last June...
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Architas and PIMCO join top groups in latest FE Crowns ratings reshuffle   
January 21, 2019
Source: Investment Week - The previous reshuffle, which took place in July 2018, saw Baillie Gifford in joint second (after Schroders), JPM in joint third and Rathbones in fourth place respectively. However, none of the groups have made the top 20 just...
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Africa: How Technology Is Helping Farmers Predict and Prepare for El Niño   
January 21, 2019
Source: AllAfrica.com - Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation ... loans are then able to invest in ever more sustainable production tools and methods to ...
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Nagpur joins global march to become energy efficient   
January 21, 2019
Source: Entorno Inteligente - US-based World Resources Institute (WRI), the NGO executing Global Environment Facility (GEF) project of United Nations Environment Programme , has selected the city for the project. WRI has appointed New Delhi-based ICLEI to...
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Decarbonisation is flawed, says development expert on why business won’t save the world   
January 21, 2019
Source: Eco-business - His comments followed fellow panelist Timothy Nixon, managing editor of sustainability at Thomson Reuters, who shared research showing that more companies in the world were transforming their business models in a bid to...
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29 reasons not to invest in the stock market   
January 21, 2019
Source: City A.M. - Yet as Schroders’ research shows, staying out of the stock market over the last 30 years could have proven costly. The eroding effects of inflation and historically low interest rates would have eaten away at the value of...
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HSBC Said to Seek Wealth Management Asset Acquisitions This Year   
January 21, 2019
Source: Yahoo Singapore Finance - Led by Mary Callahan Erdoes, JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s asset-management unit has grown to oversee about $1.7 trillion globally and set up a money manager in Shanghai last year. Swiss lenders UBS Group AG and Credit Suisse...
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Championship golf course in UAE first in the region to promote sustainable lighting   
January 21, 2019
Source: Zawya - It is only fitting that we shift to a more ecologically sustainable lighting system and we are excited ... The Financial & Risk business of Thomson Reuters is now Refinitiv. All names and marks owned by Thomson Reuters,...
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Spain brings fresh impetus to climate fight after lost decade   
January 21, 2019
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - MADRID, Jan 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation ... on climate change was a key motivation for two days of debate on sustainable development and climate change, organised by Spain's Ministry for ...
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Dock Street Asset Management Inc. Raises Holdings in Mastercard Inc (MA)   
January 21, 2019
Source: dispatchtribunal.com - Complete the form below to receive the latest headlines and analysts' recommendations for Mastercard with our free daily email newsletter: Dock Street Asset Management Inc ... November 1st. Credit Suisse Group raised their price ...
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DNA Shareholders' Nomination Committee's proposal for the Annual General Meeting 2019   
January 21, 2019
Source: GlobeNewswire - The members of the Nomination Committee are Tommi Aurejärvi (Chairman, appointed by Finda Telecoms Oy), Seppo Vikström (appointed by PHP Holding Oy) and Esko Torsti (appointed by Ilmarinen ...
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Kemira Oyj: Proposals of the Nomination Board to the Annual General Meeting 2019   
January 21, 2019
Source: Finanzen - Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company as members of the Nomination Board and Jari Paasikivi, Chairman of Kemira's Board of Directors as an expert member. Kemira is a global chemicals company serving customers in water...
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A.J. Gallagher’s 'clean coal' business draws ire of green investors   
January 20, 2019
Source: Reuters - Now, the Green Century Funds and Calvert Funds - which include A.J. Gallagher in their portfolios based on its record as an insurance firm, not a coal supplier - said they will review the company’s green credentials. Green...
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Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) to hold workshops on Sustainability   
January 20, 2019
Source: Zawya - The workshops will review practical cases of sustainability, strategic advantages to include ... All names and marks owned by Thomson Reuters, including "Thomson", "Reuters" and the Kinesis logo are used under license from ...
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Picton Mahoney Asset Management Lowers Stake in Home Depot Inc (HD)   
January 20, 2019
Source: dispatchtribunal.com - Complete the form below to receive the latest headlines and analysts' recommendations for Home Depot with our free daily email newsletter: Picton Mahoney Asset Management cut ... November 13th. Credit Suisse Group set a $204.00 ...
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Evanson Asset Management LLC Has $603,000 Position in Union Pacific Co. (UNP)   
January 20, 2019
Source: themarketsdaily.com - Evanson Asset Management LLC trimmed its position in shares of ... Get Union Pacific alerts: A number of brokerages have commented on UNP. Credit Suisse Group upped their target price on shares of Union Pacific from $166.00 to ...
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Amundi ETF Govt Bond EuroMTS Broad Investment Grade 1-3   
January 20, 2019
Source: FE Trustnet - AMUNDI ETF GOVT BOND EUROMTS BROAD INVESTMENT GRADE 1-3 UCITS ETF aims to closely replicate the performance of the FTSE MTS Eurozone Government Broad IG 1-3Y Index, coupons reinvested (Total Return), in Euros, whether the market...
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Billionaire Tony James has a solution for the $1.5 trillion student debt crisis   
January 20, 2019
Source: Yahoo Finance - Private equity titan Tony James, the executive vice chairman of The Blackstone Group, is taking on the student loan crisis by advocating for an alternative to traditional student loans.
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Amundi ETF MSCI Europe Buyback UCITS ETF   
January 20, 2019
Source: FE Trustnet - AMUNDI ETF MSCI EUROPE BUYBACK UCITS ETF seeks to replicate as closely as possible the performance of the MSCI Europe Equal Weighted Buyback Yield strategy index, whether the trend is rising or falling. The stocks that make up...
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COMMENT: 2018 is over, the pivotal moment yet to come   
January 19, 2019
Source: Business New Europe - In USD terms, MSCI indices for frontier and emerging markets ended the ... thereby meeting client demands for cost efficient and sustainable investments. Consolidation within the asset management industry has been taking place...
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The Biggest Asia Stock Winners and Losers of 2018   
January 19, 2019
Source: Bloomberg L.P. - The share prices of the top two gainers on the MSCI Asia Pacific Index have more than tripled ... are typically higher quality companies which are more likely to generate sustainable earnings over the long term,” he said.
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Framingham's Power Development International to test new turbine   
January 19, 2019
Source: The MetroWest Daily News - Feldman, CEO of a small startup in Framingham called Power Development International Inc., started his career as an equity analyst for State Street Global Advisors ... in a way that’s compatible with the environment.”...
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Africa: Farming Insects May Solve One Problem but Create Others, Scientists Warn   
January 19, 2019
Source: AllAfrica.com - Nutritionists and scientists have been touting insects as sustainable and cheap source ... she said to the Thomson Reuters Foundation via phone. "One of the biggest threats to both natural systems ...
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Schroders US small-cap equities head to retire   
January 19, 2019
Source: Citywire - Schroders head of US small cap equities, Jenny Jones, is set to retire on 31 March 2019, the firm has announced. Jones has been with the company for more than 16 years and has a totla of 20 years of investment experience. The US...
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Schroders £2.3bn US equity manager to retire   
January 19, 2019
Source: FTAdviser - Jenny Jones, who jointly runs £2.3bn across the Schroders US Small Cap and Mid Cap funds, is to retire later this year. The Schroders US Small cap fund has returned 77 per cent over the past five years, compared with 66 per...
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Brookfield Asset Management Inc (BAM) Shares Bought by Dimensional Fund Advisors LP   
January 19, 2019
Source: themarketsdaily.com - A number of research firms recently commented on BAM. Credit Suisse Group set a $50.00 price target on Brookfield Asset Management and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, December 30th....
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State Street Calls on Boards to Invest in Corporate Culture   
January 19, 2019
Source: Ai-cio.com - State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) CEO Cyrus Taraporevala has sent a letter ... culture in the US is starting to get very strong,” Rakhi Kumar, SSGA’s head of ESG investments and asset stewardship, told CIO....
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'Green' investors reassess stakes in company's 'clean coal' business after news reports   
January 19, 2019
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Now, the Green Century Funds and Calvert Funds — which include A.J. Gallagher in their portfolios based on its record as an insurance firm, not a coal supplier — said they will review the company’s green...
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Schroders' Jenny Jones to retire after nearly forty years   
January 19, 2019
Source: Citywire - After nearly forty years in the industry, Jenny Jones, head of Schroders' US Smaller Companies and US Mid Cap funds, is to retire. Jones, who has been with Schroders for 16 years, will hand over ...
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Jenny Jones to retire from Schroders   
January 19, 2019
Source: Investment Week - Jones, whose investment career has spanned almost four decades, will continue in her role as fund manager and head of the team during the handover period until 31 March, and will be on hand in an advisory capacity for several...
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