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  1. $4B committed to clean energy

    trueThe Obama administration on June 16 announced $4 billion in commitments from the private sector, including more than $1 billion from institutional investors for clean-energy investments.

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  1. MIT group advocates divestment

    trueResearchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, have issued a report recommending that the school divest its $12.4 billion endowment of certain fossil-fuel companies, said MIT spokeswoman Kimberly Allen.

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  2. Sweden to consolidate AP buffer funds down to 3

    trueThe Swedish Ministry of Finance announced June 17 it plans to eliminate two of its state pension funds, merging their assets with the remaining three, a news release said.

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  3. Treasury Department's OFR puts market risk info online

    trueMarket risk watchers can now see some of the same information provided to members of the Financial Stability Oversight Council and other regulators by the Treasury Department's Office of Financial Research.

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  4. No fanfare: BlackRock's Fink just loves music

    trueBlackRock Inc. Chairman and CEO Laurence D. Fink spoke on a number of topics at Pensions & Investments' Global Future of Retirement conference — the lack of savings in the U.S., infrastructure, and the moral responsibility of money managers to educate and defend their clients. But he also tackled ...

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  5. BATS chairman drives food truck, Worship Wagon for the homeless

    trueBy day, Joseph Ratterman, chairman of BATS Global Markets Inc., helps run some of the world's most complex trading venues.

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  6. Housing bubble gets big-screen treatment

    trueA movie about the housing bubble and subsequent financial crisis is coming soon to a theater near you.

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  7. FIFA employees win World Cup of compensation vs. high finance

    trueLooking for a big payday? Forget working at hedge funds or in trading. Join FIFA! The average annual salary of an employee of soccer's international governing body is $242,000, compared with $194,000 for traders and $180,000 at hedge funds. That's according to Emolument.com, a compensation ...

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  8. Hedge fund gurus guide new trading book

    trueIn researching his new book, Lasse Heje Pedersen says he drew upon the expertise and opinions of eight hedge fund “gurus.”

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  9. Last all-ETF target-date fund closes

    trueDespite their allure to some investors, exchange-traded funds have failed to attract investors in an all-ETF format for target-date funds.

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  10. Boston Common Asset founder honored by Ceres for SRI work

    trueGeeta B. Aiyer, president and founder of Boston Common Asset Management LLC, was awarded the Joan Bavaria Award for Building Sustainability into the Capital Markets.

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  11. 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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  12. NCPERS develops ethics checklist

    truePublic pension fund fiduciaries now have an ethics checklist for dealing with service providers, courtesy of the National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems.

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  13. 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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