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BlackRock recruits former Obama climate adviser to head sustainable investing

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MONEY MANAGEMENT -

Brian Deese was named global head of BlackRock's sustainable investing group.
Azimut to acquire 20% stake in Iranian manager Mofid Entekhab

Money Management -

Money Management -

Italian money manager Azimut Group is acquiring 20% of Iranian manager Mofid Entekhab.
Inflation still holding rates down, Fed minutes show

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Washington -

Committee members felt that "some patience in removing policy accommodation" was warranted while they continue to track inflation trends.
Senate Finance counsel expected to lead DOL's Employee Benefits Security Administration

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Washington -

Preston Rutledge is expected to be nominated to serve as assistant secretary of labor for the Employee Benefits Security Administration.
Netherlands announces pension reform that would move country to a DC system

Pension Funds -

Pension Funds -

The new Dutch coalition government announced plans for pension reform aimed at a collective transition to a defined contribution system.

Endowments and Foundations -

Endowments and Foundations -

David McAuliffe was named president and chief investment officer of Berkeley Endowment Management Co.
Kentucky DC plans drop Franklin Templeton income fund

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Defined Contribuiton -

Kentucky Public Employees' Deferred Compensation Authority removed the Franklin High Income Fund from the lineup of its DC plans.
U.S. venture capital investments remain strong, but flat from previous quarter — report

Venture Capital -

Venture Capital -

Venture capital firms invested $19 billion in 1,206 U.S. portfolio companies in the quarter ended Sept. 30.
U.K.'s PLSA looking to develop national retirement income targets

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DEFINED CONTRIBUTION -

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association is consulting the retirement industry to develop a set of new national retirement income targets.
Pennsylvania Public School Employees returns 10.14% for fiscal year

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PENSION FUNDS -

Pennsylvania Public School Employees' Retirement System, Harrisburg, returned a net 10.14% for the fiscal year ended June 30.
International Monetary Fund raises global growth forecast

ECONOMY -

ECONOMY -

The International Monetary Fund revised global growth upward as an accelerating cyclical upswing boosts a number of regions and countries.

PENSION FUNDS -

PENSION FUNDS -

Mark Walker was named chief investment officer at Coal Pension Trustee Services.
Performance, transparency and risk cited as the biggest barriers to sustainable investing — survey

ESG -

ESG -

Seventy-seven percent of institutional investors globally believe sustainable investing remains a challenge.
BlackRock's assets up 5% to nearly $6 trillion, sees $76 billion in long-term net inflows

Money Management -

Money Management -

BlackRock reported $5.977 trillion in assets under management as of Sept. 30, up 5% from three months earlier and up 17% from a year earlier.
Yale endowment posts 11.3% return

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ENDOWMENTS AND FOUNDATIONS -

Yale University's endowment returned 11.3% for the fiscal year ended June 30.