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  1. Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation names first CIO

    trueJonathan Hook will become the first chief investment officer of The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation Inc., Owings Mills, Md., effective May 27.

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  1. Harvard adopts U.N.-backed ESG investment practices

    trueHarvard University, Cambridge, Mass., agreed to adopt a set of socially and environmentally responsible investing practices supported by the United Nations.

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  2. Asset owner performance analytics launched

    trueThe Pensions & Investments Research Center now includes analytics for the performance of asset owners' investment portfolios. Asset owners in the data base are U.S. public plan sponsors, U.S. corporate plan sponsors, U.S. endowments, Canadian public plan sponsors and Australian superannuation ...

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  3. Institutions garnering QFII quotas

     

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  4. Endowment chief enjoys flexibility offered by ETFs

    trueWhen Timothy Jarry ascended to the role of chief investment officer in 2011 at the College of the Holy Cross, his alma mater, he undertook a yearlong portfolio review of the endowment. Looking to maintain (or increase) commitments to many external managers across equities, hedge funds and private ...

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  5. Oklahoma Tobacco trust reissues GTAA search

    trueOklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust, Oklahoma City, on Friday reissued an RFP for at least one global tactical asset allocation manager to run a total of $60 million to $70 million.

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  6. University of Michigan sets up to $159 million for alternatives funds

    trueUniversity of Michigan committed a total of up to $159 million to five co-investment opportunities and alternative investment funds from its $9 billion endowment.

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  7. Hartford HealthCare searching for hedge fund managers following $350 million program launch

    trueHartford HealthCare, Hartford, Conn., recently launched a $350 million program to make direct investments in hedge funds for its $2.35 billion pension and endowment system.

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  8. Harvard Management Co. chooses private equity managing director

    trueRichard Hall was named managing director of private equity at Harvard Management Co.

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  9. Greenwich: Pension funds still living with financial crisis

    trueWhile pension funds saw very strong investment returns in 2013, both corporate and public pension funds are continuing to revamp their portfolios, according to a study from Greenwich Associates.

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  10. Oklahoma endowment sets $5 million for energy fund

    trueOklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Oklahoma City, committed $5 million to EnCap Flatrock Midstream Fund III for its $661 million endowment trust fund.

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  11. George Washington University looking to outsource endowment investments

    trueGeorge Washington University, Washington, is looking for an outside firm to manage its $1.4 billion endowment.

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  12. Pressure building on Pew to cut ties with foundation

    truePublic pension fund groups are pressuring the Pew Charitable Trusts to stop taking money from a foundation to finance Pew's Public Sector Retirement Systems Project.

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  13. Class actions at risk in Supreme Court challenge

    trueInstitutional investors are holding their collective breath as the Supreme Court considers making it harder to bring class-action securities lawsuits.

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