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  1. American Century to give Wausau a helping hand

    trueAmerican Century Investments is mentoring a town as it develops a strategy to revive its local economy and improve its quality of life.

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  1. Penbridge unveils risk transfer index

    truePenbridge Advisors, a pension risk transfer advisory firm, has launched its Pension Risk Transfer index, which measures the typical premium an insurance company would charge a generic defined benefit plan for a group annuity buyout.

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  2. UNC's new private capital center to build comprehensive database

    truePrivate capital managers can take advantage of the new Institute for Private Capital at the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School in Chapel Hill.

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  3. Altmann takes the helm as U.K. pensions minister

    trueRos Altmann was appointed pensions minister at the Department for Work and Pensions following a reshuffle of the U.K. Conservative Party's ministerial cabinet.

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  4. CFA Institute's excellence award goes to Fiera Capital's CEO

    trueJean-Guy Desjardins, chairman and CEO of Canadian money manager Fiera Capital Corp., has three things in common with Keith Ambachtsheer, director emeritus of the Rotman International Centre for Pensions Management.

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  5. Public plan data website gets makeover

    truePolicymakers, journalists, academics and others who want a comprehensive view of state and local retirement plans can turn to publicplansdata.org.

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  6. Study: Naked short selling did not cause 2008 crash

    trueFails to deliver under naked short selling did not cause the 2008 financial market crash, a new study says.

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  7. Pension policy is the focus in lawyer's U.K. campaign

    trueRobin Ellison, a pension lawyer at Pinsent Masons LLP, author of pension law textbooks, visiting professor and former chairman of the National Association of Pension Funds, is looking to add member of Parliament to his list of credentials.

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  8. MSCI report finds property, power assets facing risk

    trueInvestors in real estate and certain types of infrastructure in areas of the U.S. and Asia-Pacific region might be at risk of losing their assets to rising sea levels and extreme weather.

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  9. BlackRock Alternative in alignment with new music capital company

    trueBlackRock Alternative Investors has provided seed capital for a new company that offers financing to music professionals looking to expand their brands and careers, or fund their creative projects.

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  10. Wurts gets a new name, but keeps traditions alive

    trueWilliam Wurts still has an office at the consulting firm that once bore his name, but since April 13 the company has been called Verus Inc.

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  11. Baseball talk banned at conference panel

    trueReal estate money managers love talking about their business in baseball terms. But Micolyn Magee, a principal at real estate consulting firm Townsend Group, put an end to that — at least temporarily — at the Pension Bridge annual conference April 7-8 in San Francisco.

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  12. Sweden tops in the EU in ESG ranking

    trueBond investors looking to remain true to their environmental, social and governance principles have a new tool: a ranking of European Union member countries.

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  13. Yale to name building after Swensen

    trueYale University is renovating a campus tower and renaming it after its chief investment officer, David F. Swensen.

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