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Firearms Principles provide a target

A coalition of 13 institutional investors, led by the California State Teachers’ Retirement System, has crafted principles for engaging with entities that manufacture, sell or regulate guns in a way that fosters a responsible civilian gun industry and reduces risk. The guidelines are intentionally flexible so each organisation can apply them in accordance with its own models for engagement.
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Did they say that? CIO quotes from 2013

Each year www.top1000funds.com interviews CIOs and executive staff of the world’s largest asset owners, gaining insight into their investment strategy, asset allocation and demands from managers. In 2013 funds were focused on costs, increased portfolio look-through, “partnering” with managers and how to position fixed income exposures. This selection of quotes from CIOs of some of […]
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Connecticut fund manager seeks cash flow

United States equities and real estate were the strongest suits at the $26-billion Hartford-based State of Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds (CRPTF) out of an entire portfolio that posted 11.6 per cent in the fiscal year ending June 2013. Now the manager of Connecticut’s six retirement plans and nine trust funds is developing opportunistic […]
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Six ways to satisfaction, SEC told

The Securities and Exchange Commission should reinstate the investor advisory committee it abandoned in 2010 as part of a wider commitment to address near-term financial market reform, a group of institutional investors from across the globe have stated. The investors, who represent combined assets of $1.6 trillion, wrote to SEC chairman Mary Schaprio calling for […]