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  1. 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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  1. 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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  2. Nuveen Investments betting heavy on the Cubs

    trueNuveen Investments is putting more of its money into the Chicago Cubs.

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. New series features 'hedge fund king'

    trueA hedge fund manager known as “Axe” will be one of the two main characters in a Showtime premium cable television drama set to debut in 2016.

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  6. ASPPA name change reflects broader scope

    trueThe American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries has changed its name to the American Retirement Association.

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  7. McNabb: Small companies need simpler 401(k)s

    trueThe U.S. needs a simplification of the administration around 401(k) retirement plans, said F. William McNabb III, CEO and chairman of The Vanguard Group Inc.

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  8. Divest Harvard to ratchet up the pressure with "Heat Week'

    trueThe movement to get Harvard University to divest its fossil-fuel holdings continues to gain momentum.

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  9. Costs go through roof on ISBI Boston investment

    trueFor the Illinois State Board of Investment, a property in the Boston area might be almost worth its weight in snow removal.

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  10. CAIA group reaches out to far-flung members

    trueThe Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association is opening the CAIA Virtual Chapter.

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  11. Fabozzi snags Vertin Award

    trueFrank J. Fabozzi received the CFA Institute Research Foundation's James R. Vertin Award, recognizing individuals whose research is “notable for its relevance and enduring value to investment professionals,” said a joint news release from the foundation and the EDHEC-Risk Institute, where Mr. ...

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  12. New website brings investigations of pension fund to the masses

    trueA new web-based platform seeks to use crowdfunding to enable retirement plan participants to commission an investigation of abuses and shortcomings in investment management of their plans.

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  13. Presbyterian pension board president takes his vows

    trueU.S. Presbyterian Church's Board of Pensions now has an ordained minister presiding over its operations.

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