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CFA Society Chicago lends trustees a hand

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CFA Society Chicago wants to help Illinois public pension plans with free trustee training while avoiding political minefields.
Vanguard makes a home for innovation

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Vanguard has opened an innovation center away from the office hubbub.
New book chronicles Michigan endowment evolution

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New book chronicles evolution of University of Michigan endowment investing over the past 200 years.
Schroders tool sees the world really warming up

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Schroders has launched a new tool to help investors keep tabs on progress toward curbing global warming.
Italy names Lusardi to new financial education panel

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George Washington University financial literacy advocate Annamaria Lusardi is taking her message to Italy.
Democrats pushing Mnuchin to promote MyRA

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A group of leading congressional Democrats asked Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to do more to promote the federal MyRA program.
AIMA helps alternatives managers with guide to implementing MiFID II

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A new guide aims to help alternatives managers comply with best-execution obligations under MiFID II.
Quincy Jones adds his name to new ETF

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Legendary music producer Quincy Jones is putting his name on an exchange-traded fund, but will it be a hit?
Pandemic bonds from World Bank snapped up

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Pension funds were major investors in the latest issue of catastrophe bonds that cover the financial risk of pandemics around the world.
China, Russia join forces to make strategic investments with new joint fund

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China and Russia are doubling down when it comes to collaborating on strategic investments with new joint fund.
Hermes execs row Thames for charity

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Hermes Investment Management real estate executives complete a 160-mile journey on the River Thames, raising thousands of pounds for two medical research centers.

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AP7 says the pension plan has divested stocks of six energy companies.

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A survey showed Hong Kong citizens approaching retirement are more satisfied with their defined contribution plan than the territory's younger cohorts.
LGIM's Helena Morrissey gains royal recognition

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Helena Morrissey, head of personal investing at Legal & General Investment Management Ltd., was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
Carbon Yield methodology quantifies 'greenness' of bonds

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The Carbon Yield seeks to provide a common framework for investors, allowing them to better communicate the impact of their investments on the environment.