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MSCI gets inspired by movies and books for its ESG themes

Lights, camera, action

Lights, camera, action

MSCI has turned to characters from movies and books to help explain its ESG themes for this year.
Award-winning paper uses EDGAR IP data to track correlation to portfolio

REGULATION

REGULATION

Five authors win the Richard A. Crowell Prize for their paper "IQ from IP: Simplifying Search in Portfolio Choice."
Alabama fund becomes the sole owner of newspaper firm

PENSION FUNDS

PENSION FUNDS

The $37 billion Alabama Retirement Systems now owns a newspaper company.
Quebec fund aids journalism group with scholarships

PENSION FUNDS

PENSION FUNDS

Quebec pension manager puts its money behind budding journalists.
BAAM chairman and wife are sharing their art with the world

On display

On display

Hill Art Foundation to open first exhibition Jan. 28 in Chelsea with extensive artwork collection of J. Tomilson Hill and his wife, Janine.
State Street's 'Fearless Girl' stakes out new territory outside Wall Street's NYSE

GOVERNANCE

GOVERNANCE

Wall Street's "Fearless Girl" now faces the New York Stock Exchange after being moved by SSGA from her original spot.
Wait, wait, don't tell me ... IMF creates global economy quiz

Test your knowledge

Test your knowledge

Test your knowledge about the global economy by taking the International Monetary Fund's new quiz.
'The Office,' Norway style

SOVEREIGN WEALTH FUNDS

SOVEREIGN WEALTH FUNDS

Think "The Office," but with a $1 trillion problem. That's how Harald Zwart describes his sitcom that takes place at Norway's wealth fund.
AMG adds $20 million to Healey ALS center fundraising

MONEY MANAGEMENT

MONEY MANAGEMENT

Affiliated Managers Group provides $20 million in funding for new ALS center at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Canadian students up to the task of devising a pension fix

PENSION FUNDS

PENSION FUNDS

University of Calgary (Alberta) students took first place in the McGill International Portfolio Challenge.
Survey: DC execs would end their own plan for a state plan

DEFINED CONTRIBUTION

DEFINED CONTRIBUTION

A majority of defined contribution plan executives said they probably would discontinue their plans if a state DC plan were made available.
Commonfund unveils Diversity Office to help itself, industry

GOVERNANCE

GOVERNANCE

Commonfund has launched its Diversity Office, which aims to bolster its own diversity efforts and serve as a resource for the industry.
Venture capitalists get their own set of baseball-style trading cards

VENTURE CAPITAL

VENTURE CAPITAL

Private equity execs might own sports teams, but now venture capitalists can feel like power hitters with trading cards of their own.
MIT contest seeks ideas about shifting to a DC retirement system

INVESTING

INVESTING

MIT will pay for good ideas that help public pension plans transition to a defined contribution system.
Queen Elizabeth opens Schroders' new London HQ

MONEY MANAGEMENT

MONEY MANAGEMENT

Schroders PLC had a red-carpet opening when Queen Elizabeth II visited its new headquarters.