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  1. ASPPA name change reflects broader scope

    trueThe American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries has changed its name to the American Retirement Association.

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  1. Divest Harvard to ratchet up the pressure with "Heat Week'

    trueThe movement to get Harvard University to divest its fossil-fuel holdings continues to gain momentum.

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  2. Costs go through roof on ISBI Boston investment

    trueFor the Illinois State Board of Investment, a property in the Boston area might be almost worth its weight in snow removal.

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  3. CAIA group reaches out to far-flung members

    trueThe Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association is opening the CAIA Virtual Chapter.

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  4. Fabozzi snags Vertin Award

    trueFrank J. Fabozzi received the CFA Institute Research Foundation's James R. Vertin Award, recognizing individuals whose research is “notable for its relevance and enduring value to investment professionals,” said a joint news release from the foundation and the EDHEC-Risk Institute, where Mr. ...

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  5. New website brings investigations of pension fund to the masses

    trueA new web-based platform seeks to use crowdfunding to enable retirement plan participants to commission an investigation of abuses and shortcomings in investment management of their plans.

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  6. Presbyterian pension board president takes his vows

    trueU.S. Presbyterian Church's Board of Pensions now has an ordained minister presiding over its operations.

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  7. Oxford study explores pension funds' manager choices

    truePension funds hire money managers based on evidence of past performance and on consultant recommendations, so they can shift the blame if things go wrong, new research states.

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  8. Hedge funds figuring out social media — but slowly

    trueAs good as they are at designing algorithms to guide their trading, hedge fund managers — in the main — have been slow to figure out the best uses of social media.

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  9. Colorado turns to Twitter to recruit pension board members

    trueColorado Public Employees' Retirement Association, Denver, is using its Twitter account to recruit retirement board trustees.

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  10. Archbishop of Canterbury to lead F&C panel

    trueF&C Asset Management named the archbishop of Canterbury and five other experts to a new responsible investment advisory council, to advise the money manager on ethics and sustainability, a spokeswoman said.

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  11. One name is all Texas pension exec needs

    trueAnumeha, the Texas Pension Review Board's new interim executive director, expects one question from airport security every time she flies.

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  12. Hermitage CEO Browder takes on murder, corruption in new book

    trueHedge fund manager turned author spotlights Russia murder case

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  13. AIMA, CAIA launch series of papers on hedge funds for pension trustees

    trueThe Alternative Investment Management Association and the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association are on a mission to educate pension fund trustees about hedge funds.

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