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Factor-based investing arrives for fixed income

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Investing -

More investors are showing an interest in factor-based fixed-income investing, but a number of important considerations must be heeded.
Cybersecurity concerns spin havoc

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REGULATION -

A potential delay in the SEC's launch of the consolidated audit trail over cybersecurity concerns could could stall another regulatory initiative.
Venture cap micro funds on pace for record year

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Alternatives -

Venture capital's old guard is under pressure by smaller, specialized competitors that are creating the first institutional relationships with entrepreneurs.
PBGC to try mediation with plan sponsors on termination liability, early warning programs

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Washington -

PBGC officials introduced a new mediation approach to dealing with plan sponsors involved in the agency's termination liability and early warning programs.
FTSE 100 DB plans would struggle in next recession — report

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Pension Funds -

Around 20% of FTSE 100 company pension funds would struggle in a recessionary environment, with deficits jumping £100 billion.
U.K. impact investing board outlines steps for investors to align with sustainable development goals

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Institutional investors' capital should be aligned to the United Nations' sustainable development goals to promote an inclusive and sustainable economy.
University of Rochester endowment gains 14.3%

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Endowments and Foundations -

The University of Rochester posted a 14.3% net return for its long-term investment pool for the fiscal year ended June 30.

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Shamafa Khan was named managing director and head of investor relations at Crayhill Capital Management.
Seattle City Employees puts Russell's cash overlay strategy on watch

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Pension Funds -

Seattle City Employees' Retirement System placed cash overlay manager Russell Investments on watch for organizational changes.
DOL asks for stay in 'unnecessary' fiduciary rule challenge

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Regulation -

The DOL argued in one of five legal challenges to the fiduciary rule that proceedings be stayed while officials work on revising the rule.
William Blair appoints global head of investment management

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Money Management -

Stephanie Braming, a veteran William Blair portfolio manager, was named the firm's global head of investment management.
Colony Capital offering Weinstein Co. a financial lifeline

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INVESTING -

Billionaire investor Tom Barrack is circling the ultimate distressed asset in Hollywood: the movie studio co-founded by Harvey Weinstein.
APG, PGGM complete blockchain testing for pension administration

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TECHNOLOGY -

APG Asset Management completed the testing of a blockchain-backed pension administration application developed jointly with PGGM.
Notre Dame endowment returns 12.6%

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Endowments and Foundations -

University of Notre Dame returned 12.6% on its endowment fund investments in the fiscal year ended June 30.
Asset owners push to satisfy U.N. goals

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Asset owners are working to determine how the United Nations' 17 sustainable development goals fit into their investment portfolios.