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Swiss Corporate Pensions Slide Into Red For First Time In Two Years | News

Coverage ratio down by 4% in third quarter, consultancy reports. :  Outside the realm of US public pension plans, where generous return assumptions and inflated discount rates are common, the medium and long-term outlook for asset classes is of serious importance to most pension funds. Anyone who back in 2008 had accurately predicted what monetary policy would look like today would certainly have been regarded as unhinged.
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World's First Major Co-living Fund Seeks Over $1B In Pledges, Property News & Top Stories - The Straits Times

October 15, 2019 5:00 AMLONDON * Real estate investment manager DTZ Investors and co-living developer The Collective have started the world's first major fund to buy and build communal housing in London, betting that lonely renters and sky-high house prices will make the niche sector mainstream.
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The Openstack Train Keeps Chugging On

SUSE may be leaving OpenStack, but the project has lots of customers and it's getting ready to release its 20th version: Train.
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Best Research From 2019 Nobel Prize In Economics Winners

The 2019 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences was jointly awarded to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Michael Kremer for their pioneering work in economics for the developing world. The economists took an evidence-based randomized-control-trial approach, usually reserved for clinical research, to study poverty. They have proven the effectiveness of tackling large-scale poverty through smaller-scale issues, such as tackling access to education and child healthcare. This article is part of Business Insider's ongoing series on Better Capitalism. Visit BI Prime for more stories.
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Wages, Pensions, Plant Investments Still Issues In Gm Strike >> Albuquerque Journal

DETROIT -- With the strike by factory workers against General Motors in its 29th day, there are signs that negotiators may be moving toward an agreement. After both sides exchanged barbs late last week, bargainers met late into the night during the weekend, and they've returned in the morning, talking with few interruptions. All of [...]
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Update 1-sun Capital Frontrunner To Buy Italy's Vetrerie Riunite-sources

Private equity firm Sun Capital Partners is in the lead to buy Italy's Vetrerie Riunite, two people familiar with the deal said on Monday, after VAM Investments withdrew its offer when it received no response from the glass products group.
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Dovalue To Manage 4.3 Billion Euros Of Alpha Bank's Bad Loans In Cyprus

Italy's biggest loan recovery specialist doValue said on Monday it had agreed with Greece's Alpha Bank to manage a gross 4.3 billion euro ($4.7 billion) portfolio of non-performing loans and real estate assets in Cyprus.
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How An Italian Energy Company Revolutionized Sustainable And Impact Investing In Structured Credit

Italy has been the source of countless inventions, from the first bank to the first pizzeria. More recently, Enel, an Italian energy company, broke new ground in sustainable finance last month when its Dutch subsidiary Enel Finance International NV issued the world's first SDG-linked bond.
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Why Middle Eastern Private Capital Is Hungry For Investment

Private Middle Eastern investors have been increasingly active across Europe and North America as their sovereign wealth fund peers ease investment activity due to static oil prices. In the first six months of this year, over US$1 billion was invested into European real estate by Middle Eastern private investors and institutions including family offices and high net worth individuals. Europe's office and industrial markets have proved particularly popular, explains Fadi Moussalli, Head of International Capital Coverage for JLL in the Middle East and North Africa.
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Ivy League Endowments Fail To Beat A Simple U.s. 60-40 Portfolio -- Again | Institutional Investor

If you have not previously registered with a Euromoney group website please tick below so that we can keep you updated about Institutional Investor and other Euromoney group company products and services by: You can also visit our preference centre and make more specific selections based on your interests. Of course, you can unsubscribe at any time. If you have previously registered with a Euromoney group website and wish to update your marketing preferences, then please visit our preference centre to do so. A simple portfolio of 60 percent U.S. stocks and 40 percent U.S. bonds -- know as a 60-40 -- would have delivered almost 10 percent in fiscal 2019.
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I Interviewed 25 Startup Founders Who Raised Capital. Here's Their Advice

On Foundersuite's podcast, "How I Raised It," we take an open-source approach to sharing knowledge about the wild ride of funding a startup. We asked both veteran and emerging founders to spill their secrets on everything from finding your dream VC to knowing when to make the ask -- and how to slay your pitch. Regardless [...] The post I Interviewed 25 Startup Founders Who Raised Capital. Here's Their Advice appeared first on Moguldom.
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