Pension fund tenders Asia-Pacific, EM mandates using IPE Quest

first_imgMeanwhile, in search QN-2173, the pension fund is searching for a manager to take on a €100m mandate for all and large-cap equities in the Asia-Pacific region, using a factor-based approach.Tracking error should fall be below 6%.The pension fund said it wanted to find a manager employing a multi-factor-based approach, including strong relative risk management. In responses, asset managers are asked to elaborate on their approach to mitigating tracking error, extreme tracking error and relative draw-down.The deadline for responses to both searches is 8 April.The IPE news team is unable to answer any further questions about IPE Quest tender notices to protect the interests of clients conducting the search. To obtain information directly from IPE Quest, please contact Jayna Vishram on +44 (0) 20 3465 9330 or email An unnamed pension fund from the Benelux countries is hunting for managers for two €100m mandates for Asia-Pacific and emerging markets equities, using IPE Quest.According to search QN-2172, the pension fund is looking for a company to manage €100m of emerging market equities using an active investment process.The fund said it was looking for a specific mandate to match an investment case it developed internally, focusing on “the emerging consumer”.As part of this mandate, there is room to add small cap and frontier market exposure, the pension fund said.last_img read more

Norwegian sovereign fund’s returns outweigh oil revenue for first time

first_imgThe oil fund made a 3.8% return on investments in the first quarter of this year, with equity generating 5.5%, fixed-income investments returning 0.8% and unlisted real estate producing 0.5%.The fund’s allocation to equities grew by two percentage points between the beginning of January and the end of March, to 64.6% from 62.5%, while the allocation to bonds fell to 32.9% from 34.3%. Real estate fell to 2.5% from 3.2%.Both the drop in the real estate allocation, and part of the increase in the equities proportion, reflect the decision by NBIM to stop including listed real estate as part of its property reporting from the beginning of 2017, and count these assets as equities instead. Listed real estate amounted to 0.7% of the GPFG’s total assets at the end of 2016.The krone depreciated against the main currencies during the quarter, and the manager said this increased the value of the fund by NOK82bn, NBIM said.By the end March, the GPFG’s market value increased to NOK7.87trn from NOK7.51trn at the end of December. Norway’s giant sovereign wealth fund, the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG), has now made more money from investment returns than from oil revenue.On a cumulative basis, from 1996 when the fund was established to the end of March 2017, the GPFG’s total investment returns amounted to NOK3.43trn (€374bn) compared to a total inflow of NOK3.37trln, the fund’s manager Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) reported.The inflow figures take account of money the Norwegian government has started withdrawing from the fund since the beginning of last year.Yngve Slyngstad, NBIM’s chief executive, said: “Measured in Norwegian kroner, this was the third-best quarter in the history of the fund, driven by strong returns on the equity investments.”last_img read more

Governor Hogan: $22 Million for Chesapeake Bay Restoration Projects

first_imgThe Hogan Administration has awarded funding to 18 recipients through the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund to improve the health of Maryland’s waterways, Maryland Department of Natural Resources said in its latest release. The “Trust Fund” allows Maryland to accelerate Chesapeake Bay restoration and improve water quality by focusing targeted financial investments and resources on the most efficient and cost-effective non-point source pollution control projects.“The Trust Fund serves as an example for the nation of how state funding can be strategically targeted to have measurable impacts on water quality and the quality of life of residents and visitors who enjoy our treasured Chesapeake Bay,” Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said.“These 18 implementation-ready projects, totaling $22 million dollars of investments, will have a long-lasting, positive impact on the bay and our environment and build on our historic investment in Bay restoration efforts.”Governor Larry Hogan has fully funded the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund for three consecutive years and has provided an unprecedented $4 billion for Chesapeake Bay restoration since taking office, demonstrating his administration’s commitment to Bay enhancement and protection, support for environmental education and literacy, and green careers and jobs.Governor Hogan also serves as the current chair of the Chesapeake Executive Council of the Chesapeake Bay Program, which establishes the policy direction for the restoration and protection of Chesapeake Bay.last_img read more

Bucksport’s Matt Stewart earns conference football awards

first_img EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016 Bio Latest Posts Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013. Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016center_img Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016 Bucksport quarterback Matt Stewart passes the ball in the Little Ten Conference Class D championship game against Maine Central Institute on Saturday, Nov. 15, in Pittsfield. Bucksport lost 21-7.PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSBREWER — Bucksport football player Matthew Stewart was recognized for both his athleticism and academic success at the annual Little Ten Conference’s Class D postseason banquet Sunday.The senior quarterback, who was also named one of 13 semifinalists for the 44th annual James J. Fitzpatrick Trophy a day earlier, earned the LTC’s Art Greenlaw Player of the Year Award as well as the seventh annual Silvernail Academic Scholar Award.This fall, Stewart completed 65 percent of his passes while throwing for more than 1,100 yards and 19 touchdowns.Stewart, who carries a 4.0 grade-point average, also received a $3,000 scholarship established by Andy Silvernail – a business executive who played for Bucksport during the 1980s.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe award named for Silvernail is granted every year to an LTC player based on academic merit, which involves criteria such as cumulative grade-point average and classes taken such as honors or advanced placement courses.The Ellsworth-Sumner Eagles also were recognized Sunday with the Eastern Maine Board of Football Officials Team Sportsmanship Award.Other Hancock County players recognized include Devin Wright and Wally Rumill of Ellsworth-Sumner as well as Jacob Gauvin and Carter DeRedin of Bucksport.Wright was one of 11 finalists for the Greenlaw Award, Rumill was selected 2nd Team Tight End, and Gauvin and DeRedin were recognized as All-Academic.As for the Fitzpatrick Trophy — a symbol of the state’s top senior student-athlete in the sport — the finalists will be announced later this month, and the winner will be recognized in January. Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all)last_img read more

ExxonMobil partners with Petra for 2nd Schools Football tournament

first_imgBy Stephan SookramEXXONMOBIL has joined forces with the Petra Organisation for the second instalment of the Schools Football tournament.At the launching yesterday at Cara Lodge, organisers announced that the 2019 edition of the tournament will also feature a segment for both boys and girls.The boys’ tournament gets going next Saturday while the girls’ tournament is set for a June 29 commencement. Matches are expected to be played at the Ministry of Education (MoE) ground.In attendance at the launch were head of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF), Wayne Forde; Deedra Moe, Senior Officer of Public and Government Affairs (ExxonMobil); Troy Mendonca, co-Director of Petra Organistion (the promoters of the event) and Lorraine Barker-King, Administrator of the Unit of Allied Arts.Mendonca said, “ExxonMobil came on board last year and we are proud that they are on board for another year”, further noting, “This tournament will be played predominantly among Georgetown teams with a few teams from the East Coast and East Bank being invited.”Forde took the opportunity to formally invite Petra Organisation to use their recently commissioned National Training Centre all-weather football pitch, located at Providence, since rain might threaten play at the MoE ground.Forde also mentioned that any support Petra Organisation and MoE need, GFF will be willing to assist since “the GFF has more than enough certified coaches at its disposal”.ExxonMobil’s Moe shared during the launch, “When we look at how we can engage the community, we look at empowerment and sports as a good means of such because of the cohesion it fosters, the leadership skills and the development of a person as a whole.“We are excited to be working with Petra, the GFF and the MoE. I’m excited to see what the winners will do in terms of a project for their school this year.”Barker-King of the MoE’s Unit of Allied Arts explained, “We (MoE) encourage well rounded students and we appreciate this collaboration which will help increase participation in this sport (football).A total of 24 male teams will be divided into six groups for the group round-robin/knockout format that was used last year, while there will be 12 female teams.last_img read more

Good set to face Evil at Vilas Park’s softball field

first_imgComing off an epic, come-from-behind victory the last time the two squads met, The Badger Herald and The Daily Cardinal will play their decades-old grudge out on the softball fields of Vilas Park today.It was last October when the Herald football team ended a long string of defeats on the gridiron in the annual series with a last-second touchdown and point-after conversion. A win on the diamond would also put to bed a losing streak.“We’ve got all the confidence in the world after [the football win],” said News Content Editor Nick Penzenstadler, who became a cult icon with his game-winning reception last October. “Now that we’ve got that winning taste, we don’t want to let that get away.”Looking for a new formula after last year’s pitching debacle that left them no chance at victory, Herald management has tabbed Campus Editor and screwball specialist Ken Harris to toe the rubber. Though he has been a highly touted prospect in the Herald ranks for some time, today’s game will mark Harris’ first career start.With his debut coming in such a ballyhooed series, it wouldn’t be surprising at all if Harris had some nerves going into the game. That doesn’t seem to be the case, however.“My whole life up to this point has prepared me for this moment,” said Harris, who is also known as “Captain Blood” for his occasionally menacing demeanor and soft spot for Emilio Estevez in “D2: The Mighty Ducks.”“I’m not one to make bold proclamations,” Harris said, “but I guarantee those Cardinal chumps won’t know what hit them.”The defense behind Harris is still up in the air, especially after Herald manager Tom Schalmo released his required injury report. The report lists Associate Sports Editor and star outfielder Derek Zetlin and Urban Correspondent Bassey Etim as questionable with hangovers. Features Editor Bridget Roby is doubtful with a lost glove, and Photo Editor Jeff Schorfheide has been listed as out with a Mountain Dew-induced caffeine overdose.As is always the case in this series, the final out does not mean the end of competition. The two sides will face off over a series of flip cup matches. And while winning on the softball field is cause for celebration, true glory is always found at the bottom of a plastic cup tipped on its top.last_img read more

Syracuse overcomes penalties, chippy play to knock off RIT

first_img Published on February 10, 2013 at 11:21 pm Contact David: The emotions had been building. After a chippy contest the night before, Saturday’s contest wasn’t much tamer.Penalties piled up, and midway through the second period, Syracuse’s Shiann Darkangelo and Rochester Institute of Technology’s Kristina Moss began pushing and shoving each other against the glass. It climaxed when Darkangelo’s right fist hit Moss’ head. Darkangelo was handed two minor penalties for unsportsmanlike conduct and roughing. Moss got one for roughing.“We want to stay out of it as much as we can, but at the same time, we want to stand up for our teammates,” forward Holly Carrie-Mattimoe said. “We already don’t like (RIT) a lot and I think that game kind of just added fuel to the fire.”After a total of 15 penalties, Syracuse came away with the 2-1 victory against RIT. The win pulled the Orange (18-11-1, 12-3-1 College Hockey America) within one point of league-leading Mercyhurst, but not without trouble against RIT (12-13-5, 5-6-5 CHA), which has accumulated the third most penalty minutes in the country.Overall, Syracuse players agreed this was one of the most physical weekends of the season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“That’s more their type of game, and we didn’t want to play to their type of level,” SU defenseman Jacquie Greco said. “It wasn’t as bad (last night). I think it was of built up from last night. They didn’t call anything yesterday until the third period.”Just more than two minutes into the second period, Marissa Maugeri of RIT was called for tripping and sent to the box. That one penalty started a chain of nine more penalties in the period, including the skirmish between Darkangelo and Moss.SU assistant coach Brendon Knight was able to provide the team with some insight about how RIT plays prior to the weekend, but Greco said there isn’t much you can do to prepare.“He warned us, but it’s not like we can lift extra weights,” Greco said.About 14 minutes into the second period, RIT goalie Ali Binnington skated out of the net to stop an SU breakaway. When she went to chase it down, she and SU’s Julie Knerr collided. Knerr was called for charging and was sent to the box, while Binnington was taken off of the ice and sent to the hospital.SU head coach Paul Flanagan said that while physical play can sometimes help, it could also be very dangerous in instances where the goalie comes out of the net.“If I’m a goaltender, that’s a dangerous play and, I don’t know, is the forward supposed to stop and just let the goalie get the puck?” Flanagan said. “I don’t like the fact that they can come roaming out there, personally. And now she’s on her way to the hospital, I feel bad for her and I just hope she’s okay.”Despite the 15 penalties, the second period collision was the only one that caused a player to come off the ice, and stay off.Carrie-Mattimoe said it can be tough trying to defend her teammates when bad exchanges happen. Since she was young, she has always been taught that fighting isn’t allowed, and it’s still banned in both men and women’s college hockey.“It’s tough, a lot of things are said and you want to stand up for your teammates,” Carrie-Mattimoe said. “We got some little girls on our team and they’re getting picked on. So there’s a couple times when we want to drop the gloves, but overall, staying disciplined is the most important.”The win gave the Orange its eighth in a row, with a weekend series coming up against the Lakers next weekend.Thanks to the streak and physical weekend, Carrie-Mattimoe thinks the team has the momentum to topple Mercyhurst.Said Carrie-Mattimoe: “I think our team is just rallied together right now and we are ready to go.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Trojans finish 15th at NCAA championships

first_imgSixth-ranked USC tied for 15th at the NCAA men’s golf championships, failing to qualify for match play. USC hosted the tournament at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif., which began Tuesday, May 29, and ran until Sunday.After starting the day tied for eighth place, USC finished the tournament tying for 15th at 28-over-880 (298-286-296).After failing to qualify on the last day of stroke play, however, the Trojans were eliminated Thursday from further play in the NCAA golf championships.Over par · Junior Sam Smith finished 11-over-par 224 at the NCAA championships and was unable to lead the No. 6 Trojans into the final field of eight. The Trojans finished tied for 15th place overall. – Photo courtesy of Sports InformationOn Thursday, the field of 32 swiftly declined to eight. The University of Texas clinched the NCAA championship on Sunday, defeating Alabama 3-2 and earning the third national title in program history.Senior Steve Lim finished off his USC career by shooting a final round of 69, tying for 14th at 2-over-par 215 (74-72-69) with birdies on three holes.“Steve looked great [Thursday],” USC coach Chris Zambri said in a statement. “I walked with him all three days this tournament. He was almost flawless [Thursday].”Though the Trojans have improved greatly during the 2011-2012 season, Zambri believes that the program can continue to improve and earn the first championship title in program history.“The tougher the course, the better we’ve got to be,” Zambri said. “In the fairways, on the greens, around the hole, in the end, we just need to be better. The guys had a good year and we accomplished some good things, but we need to be better.”Junior Martin Trainer tied for 54th with a score of 8-over-par 221 (73-74-74). Sophomore Jeffrey Kang tied for 69th with 10-over-par 223 (75-71-77).Tying for 77th, junior Sam Smith finished at 11-over-par 224 (79-69-76) while freshman phenom Anthony Paolucci tied for 140th at 20-over-par 233 (76-80-77).USC finished the season with eight top-five finishes, including two first-place finishes in the Gifford Collegiate Championship and the NCAA Ann Arbor Regional.USC has maintained the third-longest active streak in men’s golf, having made six straight appearances in the NCAA finals.The future looks bright for the men’s golf team, as the program returns juniors Stewart Hagestad, Sam Smith, and Martin Trainer in addition to sophomores Jeffrey Kang, Ramsey Sahyoun, and freshman Anthony Paolucci.last_img read more

PKL: Bengaluru Bulls’ road to playoffs, performances and results

first_imgLast Updated: 7th October, 2019 16:36 IST PKL: Bengaluru Bulls’ Road To Playoffs, Performances And Results PKL playoffs for season seven will begin October 14 and go on till October 19. Let us take a look at Bengaluru Bulls’ journey to the upcoming playoffs. Devika Pawar Pawan with his impressive 295 raid points is their best player. Apart from 39 raid points record, he also has nine super raids and 15 super 10s. He also leads the leaderboard for total points in PKL 2019 with 309 points. Mahender Singh, with 51 tackle points, is their top defender. Bengaluru Bulls have won 11 and lost nine matches this season. The team has one last game on October 11, against UP Yoddha, before the playoffs begin on October 14.Also read | PKL 2019: Telugu Titans And Puneri Paltan Break Pro Kabaddi Record FOLLOW US Bengaluru Bulls have had an eventful PKL 2019 season. They qualified for PKL Season 7 playoffs on October 2, at Tau Devilal Sports Complex, Panchkula. Bengaluru Bulls were the fifth team to qualify. Without a doubt, Pawan Sehrawat has carried the team on his shoulders, steering them towards the PKL playoffs. Haryana Steelers, Dabang Delhi KC, Bengal Warriors, UP Yoddha and U Mumba are the other teams that have qualified.  Also read | PKL 2019: Bengaluru Qualify For Playoffs With Win Over HaryanaPKL 2019: Pawan Kumar Sehrawat guides his team to the playoffsAlso read | PKL 2019: U Mumba’s Road To Playoffs, Performance And Results A MATCH FOR THE AGES! 😍Our Hi-Flyer steered the #BullSquad towards the playoffs and how!#FullChargeMaadi #Champions #VivoPKL7 #HARvBLR— Bengaluru Bulls (@BengaluruBulls) October 2, 2019 🚨BREAKING NEWS🚨The Hi-Flyer has flown past the Record-Breaker to pick up the record for the most points scored in a single #VIVOProKabaddi game!Catch him in action:📺: Star Star Sports and Hotstar#IsseToughKuchNahi #HARvBLR— ProKabaddi (@ProKabaddi) October 2, 2019 Bengaluru Bulls, captained by Rohit Kumar, have had an almost equal amount of hits and misses this PKL season. Their 36-59 win against Haryana Steelers earned them a spot for this season’s PKL playoffs. Pawan scored the record-breaking 39 raid points in a single PKL match. Bulls lost their initial matches against Haryana Steelers and UP Yoddha but gained momentum later in the season. Randhir Singh Sehrawat is the team’s coach. As per current PKL standings, Bengaluru Bulls are ranked sixth with 64 points.Also read | PKL 2019: Haryana Steelers’ Road To Playoffs, Performance And Resultscenter_img Written By COMMENT First Published: 7th October, 2019 16:36 IST SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV WATCH US LIVElast_img read more

Sarita Devi contracts COVID-19, takes heart from cancer-battling Dingko who beat virus

first_img 11 months ago Boxer Sarita Devi to take call on retirement after Tokyo Olympics Written By Devika Pawar Last Updated: 18th August, 2020 12:38 IST Sarita Devi Contracts COVID-19, Takes Heart From Cancer-battling Dingko Who Beat Virus Boxer Laishram Sarita Devi, who contracted COVID-19, is taking inspiration from champion boxer Dingko Singh, who beat COVID-19 while battling cancer. SUBSCRIBE TO US 4 months ago I went into depression for being unable to resume my treatment: Dingko Singh First Published: 18th August, 2020 12:38 IST Before leaving for her treatment, Devi told her son not to worry about her and his father, and keep himself occupied by reading books. They are aware of the recovery stories through newspapers and other forms of media and expect to recover as the Indian hockey team players did. They are being given medicines to reduce fever, while she talks to her son over the phone to keep herself occupied. “There should not be any stigma around COVID-19 patients. But on the other hand, we should follow all the precautions,” Devi said.Also read | I went into depression for being unable to resume my treatment: Dingko SinghSarita Devi boxing careerThe boxing champion wants to get back to her training, as she has now moved to a lower weight category. Before the Olympic qualifiers in Jordan, the Manipur native was defeated by Simranjit Kaur in the 60kg category. Kaur qualified for the Olympics, and Devi will be trying to qualify in the 57kg qualifiers for the Tokyo Olympics in 2021. While the national camp for Indian women boxers remains on hiatus, Devi will resume her training from home after recovery. She also added that in the 57kg category, her height will prove to be an advantage. “I had been training at my home since March and once full training resumes, my focus will be on fast feet movement, which will be a key in this new category,” Devi explained.Also read | Boxer Sarita Devi to take call on retirement after Tokyo Olympics: Sarita Devi boxing(Image credits: PTI) WE RECOMMEND COMMENTcenter_img LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE Asian Games and Commonwealth Games medallist Laishram Sarita Devi and her husband, Thoiba Singh, tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday. The 38-year-old boxer and her husband were in her hometown in Imphal, Manipur and decided to take a test after Devi was running a fever and had a cold for three days. The couple has been shifted to a government-run COVID-19 care centre at UNACCO School in the West Imphal district, where they will be observed for a fortnight. Also read | Sarita Devi to represent India at AIBA’s Athlete Commission: Sports newsSarita Devi COVID-19 test in Imphal comes back positiveWhile talking to Indian Express, Sarita Devi revealed that she was “suffering from fever apart from soreness in the body” and a “light cold”. Her symptoms started after she visited her brother’s home, where she helped their family after his wife gave birth. They initially thought she had muscle cramps but decided to get tested. While she and her husband tested positive, her eight-year-old son Tomthil, cousin sister and her daughter tested negative. Devi is a three-time world champion and a five-time Asian medalist who was a part of the Athletes’ Commission of the International Boxing Association in 2019. Also read | Vijender, Manoj help raise funds for ailing Dingko Singh: Sports newsSarita Devi taking inspiration from Dingko Singh, who beat COVID-19 despite battling cancerTwo months ago, 1998 Asian Games boxing champion Dingko Singh tested positive for COVID-19. Devi helped Dingko Singh and his wife Babai Devi travel to Delhi. Devi remained in touch with him after they returned to Imphal. During her interview, Devi revealed that Dingko was one of the first people she talked to after her diagnosis was confirmed. “Dingko sir recovered from COVID-19 while battling cancer. He talked to me and assured me that everything will be fine,” Sarita Devi added. 9 months ago Sarita Devi to represent India at AIBA’s Athlete Commission FOLLOW US Happy to hear that Boxing Icon and Asian Games Gold Medalist Dingko Singh is now #COVID19 negative since his return from Delhi. Thank the doctors and staffs who took care of him at RIMS. ⁦@KirenRijiju⁩ ⁦@DrJitendraSingh⁩ ⁦@PMOIndia⁩— N.Biren Singh (@NBirenSingh) July 3, 2020 4 months ago Vijender, Manoj help raise funds for ailing Dingko Singh 11 months ago Wrestler Sarita Devi says ‘I’m not finished yet’, vows comebacklast_img read more