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  1. GASB offers tool kit for rules

    trueThe Governmental Accounting Standards Board gave public pension systems new accounting and financial reporting rules that start taking effect this year.

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  1. Contest looking for best investment idea

    trueAre you harboring the best investment idea in the world? Do you long for a chance to explain your rationale to the investment world?

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  2. Northern Trust employees donate time to student music program

    trueNorthern Trust Corp.'s U.K. employees will be making music with schools in London boroughs as part of its community outreach program, Northern Trust Community Partners.

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  3. Mesirow exec to get charitable fundraising honor

    trueChuck Lawless, senior managing director at Mesirow Financial, will be honored by the Association of Fundraising Professionals as the “2014 Outstanding Volunteer.”

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  4. Hedge fund group honors PAAMCO chief Buchan

    trueJane Buchan, already well-known within institutional investor circles, will see her recognition factor rise further this year.

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  5. PanAgora's annual award honors 3 quant research papers

    trueWinners of the Crowell Prize, awarded by PanAgora Asset Management's Quantitative Research Institute to encourage academic research in quantitative management, were announced this month.

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  6. Real estate managers using auctions in myriad ways

    trueReal estate managers are becoming more accustomed to auctions, even shopping for deals through online sites.

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  7. U.K. official talks tough on Scottish currency question

    trueThe U.K. government's stance that a currency union would not be an option between an independent Scotland and the rest of the U.K. “is not bluff, it is not bluster, and it is certainly not bullying,” according to Danny Alexander, chief secretary to the Treasury.

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  8. Reaching longtime goal, Spaulding Group founder earns doctorate

    trueAt age 63, David Spaulding will fulfill a longtime ambition: earning a doctoral degree.

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  9. New OMERS Ventures exec stays on track

    trueOMERS Ventures, the venture capital arm of the C$65.1 billion (US$58.7 billion) Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, picked up a world-class athlete when it hired a new managing director this month.

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  10. Keith Crain elected to Automotive Hall

    trueKeith Crain, chairman of Crain Communications Inc., parent company of Pensions & Investments, has been elected to the Automotive Hall of Fame.

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  11. Luck of the Irish ... Canadian style

    trueOntario Teachers' Pension Plan is taking a chance on the Irish lottery.

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  12. Scottish independence might result in manager exodus

    trueAt least two money managers are making plans to leave Scotland in anticipation of a Sept. 18 referendum to decide whether the country should become independent.

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  13. Citadel's Griffin gives Harvard $150 million

    trueHarvard University received a $150 million donation from alumnus Kenneth Griffin, the 45-year-old founder and CEO of Citadel Advisors LLC, mainly to support financial aid.

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