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  1. New Alan Howard series snags powerhouse speakers

    trueWhere can Londoners go to hear the likes of Ben Bernanke and Larry Summers give their views on the economy? To the new heart of the U.K. capital's Jewish community.

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  1. DC plan provider challenges British field hockey players

    trueTwo members of the Great Britain men's field hockey team took on one of their toughest challenges yet: dribbling a hockey ball up and down the three highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales.

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  2. Professionals test their financial-modeling skills

    trueWho needs the World Series when you can follow the Financial Modeling World Championships?

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  3. Abraaj Group starts scholarship program for art students

    trueDoing its part to support the arts, private equity manager The Abraaj Group launched a scholarship for students at London's Royal College of Art, which calls itself the world's most influential university of design and art.

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  4. Caisse invests in Manulife's new home

    trueCaisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec, Montreal, and Manulife Financial reached agreement to build a new home for the combined staff of Manulife and Standard Life Investments' Canadian operations, which Manulife is acquiring.

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  5. Blackstone helps honor the fallen from World War I

    trueExecutives in The Blackstone Group's London office earlier this month helped plant ceramic poppies as part of an art installation commemorating the 100th anniversary of the start of Britain's involvement in World War I.

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  6. U.K. firm looks to change unfortunate moniker

    trueU.K. private equity firm ISIS Equity Partners is changing its name because of world events.

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  7. Woman behind new Ontario pension plan getting a lot of help

    trueThe woman overseeing Ontario's creation of a supplemental pension plan might not have direct pension fund experience, but the committee she oversees is packed with it, allowing her to do what she does best.

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  8. PBS show looks at some sticky choices

    trueChoosing a mutual fund in a 401(k) plan is a lot like buying jam at the grocery store, according to a documentary on PBS, “Thinking Money: The Psychology Behind Our Best and Worst Financial Decisions.”

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  9. Alger celebrates the past by looking to future

    trueFred Alger Management Inc. has a different way to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

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  10. Harding helps London museum open a gallery dedicated to math

    trueMathematics is the lifeblood David W. Harding harnessed to build two very successful hedge fund firms. Through a gift to London's Science Museum, he hopes to raise public appreciation for one of the world's oldest sciences.

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  11. Retired rear admiral charts course into investing industry

    trueSteve Branham, who retired in 2010 as rear admiral in the Coast Guard, joined 3ethos Inc. as executive vice president, the Mystic, Conn.-based firm announced Sept. 3.

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  12. Harrison Street taps senior housing

    trueHarrison Street Real Estate Capital LLC last monthAugust snapped up a senior housing portfolio, in part, with capital from its $2 billion open-end fund, the only one aimed solely at investing in education, senior living and storage.

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  13. Jane and Daniel Och fund effort to inspire women in finance

    trueUndergraduates attending University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, will be hearing a lot more about careers for women in investment management and finance thanks to a gift from Jane C. and Daniel S. Och.

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