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  1. Investors' paths diverge on fossil fuels

    truePublic pension funds are lagging behind endowments and foundations in divesting investments in fossil-fuel companies choosing instead to engage energy companies through discussions and shareholder resolutions.

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  2. Outsourced assets top $1.2 trillion after a 26% increase in a year

    trueInvestment outsourcing gained steam as assets managed worldwide for institutional investors rose 26% in the year ended March 31.

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  3. Northern Illinois University Foundation keeps Fund Evaluation Group on board

    trueNorthern Illinois University Foundation rehired Fund Evaluation Group as its investment consultant.

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  4. Harvard Management natural resources exec joins Prudential Financial

    trueMatt Ciaschini joined Prudential Financial's mortgage capital unit in San Francisco as chief investment officer for agricultural equity.

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  5. Russian International Olympic University signs endowment manager

    trueRussian International Olympic University hired VTB Capital Asset Management to manage a newly created endowment fund, created by gifts from donors to support the development of the academic institution.

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  6. University of Dayton to divest from fossil-fuel companies

    trueThe University of Dayton board of trustees approved a new divestment policy that will start with the divestment of coal and other fossil-fuel companies from the institution's $670 million investment pool

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  7. Shareholder class-action suits curbed by U.S. Supreme Court

    trueThe U.S. Supreme Court imposed new requirements on shareholders seeking to press class-action fraud lawsuits, giving a partial victory to Halliburton Co.

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  8. Harvard's sluggish performance counters Mendillo's optimism

    trueJane Mendillo's decision to step down as president and CEO of Harvard Management Co. comes almost a year after Harvard University's endowment reported the lowest five-year annualized return among its Ivy League peers.

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  9. Kayne Anderson foundation honored for its support of Exceptional Minds

    trueIt's not every day that a money manager's foundation is recognized for being “exceptional,” but Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors Foundation gained that distinction earlier this month from Exceptional Minds, a non-profit supporting autistic young adults.

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  10. University of Houston picks 2 emerging markets equity managers

    trueUniversity of Houston System hired Somerset Capital Management and Northern Trust Asset Management to run a total of $35 million in emerging markets equity for its $592 million endowment fund.

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  11. Asset owners to be more selective with emerging markets — report

    trueEmerging markets are facing a period of structural reform that will leave asset owners adopting a much more selective approach to investing in those markets, said a report from London-based CREATE-Research sponsored by Principal Global Investors LLC.

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  12. University of Kentucky eyes real estate, real assets searches

    trueUniversity of Kentucky, Lexington, expects to issue RFPs for real estate and real assets managers for its $1.2 billion endowment, recent investment committee minutes indicate.

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  13. Harvard's managing director in international fixed income resigns

    trueApoorva K. Koticha left his position as a managing director in international fixed income at Harvard Management Co.

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  14. UConn CIO to join Hartford HealthCare as senior investment director

    trueKevin Edwards was named senior investment director at Hartford HealthCare, according to David Holmgren, chief investment officer.

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