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  1. New RMA foundation will focus on teaching risk principles

    trueThe Risk Management Association is taking no chances on the future of good risk principles.

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  1. Hedge funds get the blame for October market 'blip'

    trueA week after the mid-October capital markets dramatic downturn, real estate conference attendees' fingers uniformly pointed at hedge funds as the culprits.

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  2. Oregon voters nix new endowment

    trueOregon voters decided against amending the state Constitution to create an endowment fund to increase student-aid grants.

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  3. 'March of the Penguins' takes on new meaning

    truePension Insurance Corp. staff will be dressing up as the animals on their company logo to raise money for U.K. children's hospice Richard House and attempt to defend - and break - a Guinness world record.

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  4. Money managers create firm to cater to Catholic investors

    trueSome big names in institutional investing have joined forces to provide Catholic-affiliated pension funds, endowments and other non-profit organizations with money management that follows the tenets of their faith.

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  5. Ontario Teachers aims to clean up with new investment

    trueThe C$140.8 billion (US$125.5 billion) pension fund acquired a 30% stake in CSC ServiceWorks, Plainview, N.Y., which leases coin-operated laundry machines and gas station tire pumps throughout North America and Europe. The stake was bought from private equity manager Pamplona Capital Management by ...

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  6. 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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  7. Yale puts students to work analyzing low-carbon investing

    trueYale University, New Haven, Conn., will host its “National Low-Carbon Portfolio Case Competition” at the Yale School of Management's Evans Hall on Nov. 14.

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  8. 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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  9. Professionals test their financial-modeling skills

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

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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