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Risk-parity benchmark surfaces
New risk-parity indexes catch attention of institutional investors.
Great-West Investments taps new president

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Scott C. Sipple was named president of Great-West Investments, the money management unit of Great-West Financial.
Commentary: What's behind asset owners' slow adoption of responsible investment

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Although it appears as if investors have become more socially and environmentally responsible, organizational reality begs to differ.
New strategies appeasing jittery investors
Asset owners are seeing a growing number of strategies designed to take the sting out of a market correction.
Northern Trust gets a new leader

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Northern Trust Asset Management's new chief is aiming to expand the firm's ETF and factor-based assets under management.
AMG's assets up 4.1% for quarter; firm sees $3.1 billion in inflows

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Affiliated Managers Group reported total AUM of $803.7 billion as of Sept. 30, up 4.1% from June 30 and up 19.5% from a year earlier.
Investor coalition calls on 10 firms to assess their risks related to opioids

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An investor coalition is calling on 10 opioid distributors and manufacturers to examine their response to business risks related to opioids.
Baylor College of Medicine's endowment returned 13.1% for fiscal year, below its benchmark

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Baylor College of Medicine's endowment returned 13.1% for the fiscal year ended June 30, below its 16.1% benchmark.
Arkansas Public Employees returns 12.3% in fiscal year

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Arkansas Public Employees Retirement System returned a gross 12.3% for the fiscal year ended June 30.
Ascensus acquires Retirement Strategies Inc.

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Ascensus acquired Retirement Strategies Inc., a retirement plan administrator and designer.
Ted Benna, father of the 401(k), thinks tax reform that favors Roth plans is 'pretty stupid'

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Ted Benna, widely known as the father of the 401(k) plan, believes lessening the pre-tax contributions to a retirement plan is "pretty stupid."
BlackRock's Wiseman says Beijing bike rentals show data is king

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China's booming bicycle-rental industry is just one example of how data can make even the oldest of businesses lucrative.
Investors turn to emerging markets, Asia-focused equities – bfinance report

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Searches for emerging markets and Asia-focused equity managers increased more than 100% in the year ended Oct. 1.
Wall Street profits increase 33% in first half of 2017 — DiNapoli report

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Profits among Wall Street firms reached $12.3 billion for the first half of 2017, up 33% from the same period last year.
Huge hurdle established for stock-drop suits

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Plaintiffs are encountering a high bar for challenging the use of company stock as an investment option.