Frontlines

UC Berkeley students win Citadel prize

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UC Berkeley students won the $100,000 grand prize in Citadel's yearlong datathon competition.
Ontario Teachers splashes into seafood farming

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Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan is diving into investing in seafood farming by acquiring Atlantic Aqua Farms Partnership.
Ceres offers resource for analyzing water risks in a portfolio

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The Investor Water Toolkit is intended to be institutions' "one-stop shop" for information and analysis on water risks.
Money managers earn perfect score on LGBTQ practices in workplace

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Several institutional money management firms have earned a 100% rating on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index regarding their LGBTQ practices.
Students try to solve pension problem for C$25,000 prize

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Finance students from around the world tried to solve a Canadian corporate pension plan investment problem in a contest with a C$25,000 prize.
ICCR broadening its engagement on human rights by forming new alliance

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To spur further investor action on a range of human rights issues, the ICCR is forming the Investor Alliance for Human Rights.
Rainy-day accounts could help protect retirement assets

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Employer-sponsored rainy-day savings accounts could help workers prepare for emergencies while also saving for retirement.
Video focuses on diversity efforts in PE

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The American Investment Council is shining a spotlight on the private equity industry's efforts to improve gender diversity.
Alts managers to cover StuyTown in solar panels

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Ivanhoe Cambridge and Blackstone Group are going green in a big way, with plans to install rooftop solar panels at Stuyvesant Town.
OFR uses new tools to monitor stability of financial system

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A heat map and daily market snapshots to help monitor financial stresses are now available from the Office of Financial Research.
Ken Griffin donates $125M to University of Chicago

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Citadel's Ken Griffin made a generous donation to University of Chicago economics department.
Award winner shares principles she has followed in her career

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One executive offers a glimpse into her own path as a woman building a career as an institutional money manager.
Private equity pros use fundraising skills to help Puerto Rico

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Two groups of private equity professionals have raised more than $26 million for Puerto Rico hurricane relief.
Attorney wants to simplify employee benefits law

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A lawyer who admits he has benefited from the complexity of employee benefits law is encouraging his peers to simplify the process.
FCA web hub aims to ease process for new managers

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The U.K.'s Financial Conduct Authority has launched a web portal to help new money management firms through the authorization process.