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Leibowitz wins IAQF/SunGard award

Leibowitz wins IAQF/SunGard award

Martin L. Leibowitz was named winner of the 2014 IAQF/SunGard Financial Engineer of the Year Award, said a joint news release from the organizations.

November 24, 2014
Outgoing Calvert CEO Krumsiek honored for her work on SRI

Outgoing Calvert CEO Krumsiek honored for her work on SRI

Barbara J. Krumsiek, chairwoman, president and CEO of Calvert Investments Inc., won the 2014 SRI Service Award at the 25th annual SRI Conference on Nov. 11 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

November 24, 2014

Kensington shows off its lighter side

Chicago-based real estate money manager Kensington Realty Advisors Inc. is a serious firm with a wicked sense of humor.

November 24, 2014
New paper warns against overly complex strategies

New paper warns against overly complex strategies

When it comes to defending portfolios, institutional investors should make like a cockroach and run in the opposite direction, says Bob Maynard, member of The 300 Club and chief investment officer at ...

November 10, 2014
Hedge funds get the blame for October market 'blip'

Hedge funds get the blame for October market 'blip'

A week after the mid-October capital markets dramatic downturn, real estate conference attendees' fingers uniformly pointed at hedge funds as the culprits.

November 10, 2014
New RMA foundation will focus on teaching risk principles

New RMA foundation will focus on teaching risk principles

The Risk Management Association is taking no chances on the future of good risk principles.

November 10, 2014
Oregon voters nix new endowment

Oregon voters nix new endowment

Oregon voters decided against amending the state Constitution to create an endowment fund to increase student-aid grants.

November 10, 2014
'March of the Penguins' takes on new meaning

'March of the Penguins' takes on new meaning

Pension Insurance Corp. staff will be dressing up as the animals on their company logo to raise money for U.K. children's hospice Richard House and attempt to defend - and break - a Guinness world...

November 10, 2014
Money managers create firm to cater to Catholic investors

Money managers create firm to cater to Catholic investors

Some big names in institutional investing have joined forces to provide Catholic-affiliated pension funds, endowments and other non-profit organizations with money management that follows the tenets...

October 27, 2014
Ontario Teachers aims to clean up with new investment

Ontario Teachers aims to clean up with new investment

The C$140.8 billion (US$125.5 billion) pension fund acquired a 30% stake in CSC ServiceWorks, Plainview, N.Y., which leases coin-operated laundry machines and gas station tire pumps throughout North...

October 27, 2014
New Alan Howard series snags powerhouse speakers

New Alan Howard series snags powerhouse speakers

Where can Londoners go to hear the likes of Ben Bernanke and Larry Summers give their views on the economy? To the new heart of the U.K. capital's Jewish community.

October 13, 2014
Professionals test their financial-modeling skills

Professionals test their financial-modeling skills

Who needs the World Series when you can follow the Financial Modeling World Championships?

October 13, 2014
Yale puts students to work analyzing low-carbon investing

Yale puts students to work analyzing low-carbon investing

Yale University, New Haven, Conn., will host its “National Low-Carbon Portfolio Case Competition” at the Yale School of Management's Evans Hall on Nov. 14.

October 13, 2014
Caisse invests in Manulife's new home

Caisse invests in Manulife's new home

Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec, Montreal, and Manulife Financial reached agreement to build a new home for the combined staff of Manulife and Standard Life Investments' Canadian operations,...

October 13, 2014
DC plan provider challenges British field hockey players

DC plan provider challenges British field hockey players

Two members of the Great Britain men's field hockey team took on one of their toughest challenges yet: dribbling a hockey ball up and down the three highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales.

October 13, 2014