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Harvard joins Climate Action 100+
09.17.19

Harvard University announced today that its endowment has joined Climate Action 100+, an investor-led initiative to ensure that the world’s largest corporate greenhouse gas emitters take steps to address climate change.

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Dartmouth Announces Endowment Returns
09.17.19

Dartmouth’s endowment generated a return of 7.5% for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, bringing its total value to $5.7 billion.

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Opinion: UC Investments Are Going Fossil Free. But Not Exactly For The Reasons You May Think
09.17.19

Our job is to make money for the University of California, and we’re betting we can do that without fossil fuels investments.

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New Rate Environment Challenges DB Plan Sponsors
09.17.19

Interest rates approaching zero on long-term, safe securities makes funding more expensive.

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Out-Of-Whack Credit Suisse Security Puzzles Volatility Traders
09.17.19

A small, unexplained aberration in a highly specialized corner of the vast U.S. equity and derivatives market is causing a buzz among traders already on edge about a potential market pullback.

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Index Funds Face Heightened Risk From Climate Change
09.17.19

Index funds and the investors who own them face an unmanageable risk from climate change, according to the director of Stanford University’s Sustainable Finance Initiative. Many of those investors are pensions.

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California Pension Funds Lean Harder Into Real Estate
09.17.19

Two massive institutional investors are looking to deploy more capital in real estate as the economy potentially approaches a downturn, according to a new report.

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Council of Institutional Investors Names Executive Director
09.16.19

The Council of institutional Investors has tapped Deputy Director Amy Borrus to succeed Ken Bertsch as executive director when he retires in August 2020, the organization announced.

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Hedge Fund Arrowgrass To Shutter After Wave Of Redemptions
09.13.19

Arrowgrass Capital Partners, the hedge fund started by a group of former Deutsche Bank AG traders, plans to shut after getting hit with a fresh round of investor redemptions.

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Public-Sector Employees Shouldering More Risk In Retirement Plans
09.13.19

NASRA says since 2009, more than 35 states increased required employee contribution rates, and more states maintain plans in which the employee contribution rate may change, depending on the pension plan’s actuarial condition or other factors.

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