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Exelerating UK Roundup week 6: what happened this week?

Exelerating keeps track of financial institutions by monitoring over 1350 web pages of pension funds and asset managers every day for relevant changes. Within our weekly “Roundup” section we show the most important news that was posted last week on the pages we follow. The most important news of the past week is as follows:

    Monday

  • Exelerating Weekly Transfers week 5 including LGPS – Greater Manchester Pension Fund, LGPS – Worcestershire County Council Pension Fund and LGPS – Wiltshire Council Pension Fund
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  • London pension groups to launch fund investing in local housing, infrastructure and business
    LPP publishes on its website:”Three major London pensions organisations, with combined assets under management of nearly £57 billion, are working together to create a London-focused investment fund. Three major London pensions organisations, with combined assets under management of nearly £57 billion, are working together to create a London-focused investment fund.
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  • Tuesday

  • Federated Investors and Hermes Investment Management have combined their names to become Federated Hermes
    Federated Hermes publishes on its website:”Federated Investors, Inc. and Hermes Investment Management have combined their names to become Federated Hermes, Inc., a $576 billion global asset manager.
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  • Robeco appoints three investment professionals to its Trends & Thematic team
    Robeco publishes on its website:”Robeco announced the appointment of several new members to its Trends & Thematic team. Michiel van Voorst and Koos Burema will join the team on 1 March 2020, and the team will be further strengthened by a trend analyst, Sam Brasser, in May.
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  • Launch of the BNY Mellon Sustainable Global Dynamic Bond Fund
    Newton publishes on its website:”BNY Mellon Investment Management, one of the world’s largest asset managers with more than US$1.9 trillion in assets under management, today announced the launch of the BNY Mellon Sustainable Global Dynamic Bond Fund (the Fund), managed by its investment firm Newton Investment Management. It is the fifth UK-domiciled sustainable fund launched as part of Newton’s sustainable suite of products, which aim to invest in sustainable sovereign bonds, and attractive companies with sustainable business practices and no material unresolvable ESG issues.The Fund is a sustainable version of Newton’s existing Global Dynamic Bond strategy and is the Sterling version of the Euro currency BNY Mellon Sustainable Global Dynamic Bond Fund in the Dublin-domiciled BNY Mellon Global Funds, plc range.
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  • Thursday

  • LGPS Central Limited appoints Susan Martin as Non-Executive Director
    LGPS Central publishes on its website:”We are pleased to announce the appointment of Susan Martin as a Non-Executive Director. Commenting on the appointment, Joanne Segars, LGPS Central Limited Chair, said: “I’m absolutely delighted to welcome Susan to the LGPS Central Limited team.
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  • Friday

  • Kempen further strengthens UK team with new senior appointment
    KCM publiceert publishes on its website:”Kempen Capital Management (Kempen) has further strengthened its UK business development team with the appointment of Lara Edmonstone-West as director. This follows a number of recent senior hires in the UK office.Lara brings more than 11 years of experience in the asset management industry, having most recently worked as a director for River and Mercantile Solutions, with responsibility for UK Final Salary pension schemes.
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  • Dan Melley re-joins Mercer as UK Commercial Leader of Investment Solutions
    Mercer publishes on its website:”Mercer has announced the appointment of Dan Melley as UK Commercial Leader of Investment Solutions. In his role, Mr Melley will be responsible for bespoke investment solutions for clients, developing commercial relationships, and overseeing the execution of the investment solutions strategy, distribution and growth.
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  • Vanguard And Harbourvest Announce Private Equity Partnership
    HarbourVest publishes on its website:”Vanguard and HarbourVest today announced a strategic partnership to provide qualified investors with access to private equity and the potential to earn higher returns and achieve increased diversification.“We are entering the private equity market the Vanguard way—partnering with a world-class advisor to provide a high-quality offer,” said Vanguard CEO Tim Buckley. “Private equity will complement our leading index and actively-managed funds, as we seek to broaden access to this asset class and improve client outcomes.
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