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  1. Jane and Daniel Och fund effort to inspire women in finance

    trueUndergraduates attending University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, will be hearing a lot more about careers for women in investment management and finance thanks to a gift from Jane C. and Daniel S. Och.

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  1. CQS Knowledge Lecture series tackles broad topics

    trueLondon-based CQS has invited its clients to a lunchtime lecture in England's capital city on Sept. 24 titled “The Age of the Machines,” by Simon M. Stringer, director of the Oxford Center for Theoretical Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence, part of Oxford University.

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  2. Ontario Teachers looks to add Bristol airport to portfolio

    trueThe Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan's investment in airports continues to take flight.

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  3. Schroders seeks to simplify U.K. changes

    trueAs the U.K. pensions industry comes to grips with yet more regulatory change, money manager Schroders PLC is working to simplify the challenges for trustees and sponsors of defined contribution plans.

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  4. Water legislation might make splash with investors

    trueA new federal law enacted in June could open a channel for a boatload of water infrastructure projects in which institutions might be interested.

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  5. 105 years old, still drawing a pension

    trueShe is more than 105 years old and still collecting pension benefits from the Teamsters Central States, Southeast & Southwest Conferences Pension Fund.

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  6. IRS confounded by large partnerships, GAO says

    trueThe growing number of large partnerships such as private equity and hedge funds is making it difficult for the Internal Revenue Service.

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  7. OECD looks at teenagers' financial literacy

    trueHow well do teenagers around the world understand finance? Researchers at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris, set out to find the answer. This month, they unveiled the results of what they claim is the first large-scale global assessment of the financial literacy of ...

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  8. Canaan Partners turns pun into fun

    trueWhat do private equity executives do when their 27-year old firm is misunderstood? If the firm is Canaan Partners, you let it go to the dogs.

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  9. Nominations open for 2014 Lillywhite Award

    trueNominations are open for the 2014 Lillywhite Award, said Dallas Salisbury, president and CEO of the Employee Benefit Research Institute.

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  10. Morley's laws now available in book form

    trueEver wonder how many laws there are to money management? According to Ian Morley, the answer is: 50.

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  11. FSBA a campaign issue? Could happen

    trueFlorida State Board of Administration could emerge as a political campaign issue, if a current trustee and a former trustee face off in the race for governor in November.

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  12. Virginia529 hits $52 billion in assets

    trueThe country's largest 529 plan — the Virginia529 College Savings Plan — got even bigger this year, reaching $52 billion in assets and 2.3 million accounts as of May 31, state data show. Assets were $43 billion as of Nov. 30.

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  13. Carlson finds creating SRI version relatively painless

    trueVeteran hedge fund manager Clint Carlson is no softie. But he does have an affinity for socially responsible investing — as long as it makes money.

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