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  1. University of Michigan adds $167 million to alternatives

    trueUniversity of Michigan, Ann Arbor, committed a total of $167 million to seven alternative investment funds.

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  1. Royal Holloway, University of London seeks multiasset endowment manager

    trueRoyal Holloway, University of London, is searching for a manager to run a £20 million ($31.3 million) multiasset endowment fund.

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  2. New Mexico State Investment Council commits to real estate, adjust fees with PIMCO

    trueNew Mexico State Investment Council committed $50 million to Almanac Realty Securities VII, a value-added real estate fund managed by Almanac Realty Investors.

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  3. New York University CIO to resign at end of year

    trueTina Surh will resign as chief investment officer of New York University, effective Dec. 31.

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  4. Former George Washington University CIO joins American Institutes for Research

    trueDon Lindsey was named chief investment officer of the American Institutes for Research.

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  5. American University nixes fossil-fuel divestment measure, plans search for green fund

    trueAmerican University's board of trustees rejected divesting fossil-fuel holdings from the Washington-based school's $550 million endowment fund, concluding the move would raise costs and not satisfy fiduciary responsibility standards, a trustees' memorandum stated.

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  6. Impact investors shifting gears to accommodate specific goals

    trueThe trend of impact investing — into companies, organizations and funds with the aim of investing for social and environmental good, as well as a financial gain — is becoming more specific.

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  7. University of British Columbia faculty eyes fossil-fuel divestment for endowment

    trueUniversity of British Columbia Faculty Association members early next year will vote on whether to ask the university's board of governors to divest its C$1.35 billion (US$1.19 billion) Vancouver-based endowment's holdings in fossil-fuel stocks within five years.

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  8. University of Michigan pledges $60 million to 3 funds

    trueUniversity of Michigan, Ann Arbor, committed a total of $60 million to three alternative investment funds.

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  9. Students sue Harvard over fossil-fuel investments

    trueA group of seven Harvard University students filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Harvard University and Harvard Management Corp. among others demanding the university divest all of its holdings in fossil-fuel companies.

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  10. University of Houston chooses long/short, buyout funds

    trueUniversity of Houston System invested $10 million in Proxima Capital Master Fund, a long/short equity hedge fund managed by Proxima Capital Management, for its $592 million endowment.

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  11. Skillman Foundation picks Investure as outsourced CIO

    trueThe Skillman Foundation hired Investure as outsourced CIO.

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  12. Nebraska Investment Council taps state investment officer

    trueMichael Walden-Newman is joining the Nebraska Investment Council as state investment officer, he said.

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  13. American University endowment mulls fossil-fuel divestment

    trueAmerican University's board of trustees could vote at its meeting next week on divesting fossil-fuel holdings from the university's $550 million endowment fund.

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