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Minnesota foundations hope for impact from pooled assets

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Several foundations in Minnesota are investing in affordable housing and small-business lending in the state through a strategy created by RBC Global Asset Management.
Chicago consultant scores award from PSCA

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The Plan Sponsor Council of America presents Anna M. Rappaport, president of Anna Rappaport Consulting, with its lifetime achievement award.
'Retirement Ripoff Counter' shows impact of rule delay

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Proponents of the Labor Department's new fiduciary rule are making it hard to miss by projecting a “Retirement Ripoff Counter” in public places.
Ontario asks participants to sing the praises of pension plans

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An Ontario pension plan is taking the pro-defined benefit message to the streets, asking union members to spread the word about how much they like their pension plans and why.
PSCA looking at HSAs' role  in retirement

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The Plan Sponsor Council of America has created a committee to determine how health savings accounts can play a greater role in retirement readiness.
Investors send Trump a message on climate change

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Major U.S. institutional investors sign a letter to President Donald Trump, members of Congress and global leaders reaffirming their commitment to addressing climate change.
Don't look for aliens; plan for retirement

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Empower Retirement is using space aliens to convince young DC plan participants to develop a solid strategy for retirement rather than contemplate over-the-top events that would make such planning...
S&P warns institutions on cybersecurity

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Given all the things that could hurt public finance institutions' credit ratings, a cyberattack need not be one of them, advises S&P Global Ratings.
NVCA offers help to diversify VC firms

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The National Venture Capital Association has released sample human resources policies to help venture capital firms diversify beyond their current predominantly young white male networks.
Canadian pension funds invest in clean energy, water

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In a two-day span this month, Canadian public pension plans dove into clean-energy and water investments.
Citadel scouts for prospects at its datathons

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Citadel and Citadel Securities are fanning out to universities across the U.S., U.K. and Ireland and challenging data scientists, engineers and computer programmers to out-analyze the competition in...