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  • IPE Conference 2016: The changing shape of equity portfolios

    first_imgDutch pensions are showing a preference for concentrated active equity portfolios over traditional funds, according to fiduciary manager TKP Investments.A number of the firm’s clients have begun moving some allocations away from pure passive into active equities after a major switch following the financial crisis, chief executive Roelie van Wijk told the IPE Conference in Berlin yesterday.“We saw after the credit crisis that a lot of clients went to passive solutions,” she said. “What we see now is partly a switch back. They have said that if they are in equities they would rather have us take a long-term view, buy 30-40 equities and stick to that for a long period of time.”However, fellow panellist Stefan Dunatov, CIO at Coal Pension Trustees, argued that combining active and passive approaches could be “inconsistent” if benchmarked in the same way. “I think you have to go all or nothing,” Dunatov said. “We’re on a path to either 100% active or 100% passive, with nothing in between.”This path would lead to active management being “squeezed”, he added – particularly in the wake of the UK regulator’s damning verdict on asset management in a market review, published last month.“The active industry has too much money, there is far too much fat in this industry, it’s really not serving asset owners well, and fees need to come down,” Dunatov said. “We’re going down the route where equities will become much more passive.”Pascal Blanqué, global head of institutional business at Amundi, agreed that managers were coming under pressure.He predicted that, “in three years, we will be defining alpha as a return above a smart beta index” rather than a market-cap weighted benchmark, with alpha driven by “talent or information advantage”.Blanqué added that asset managers needed to establish partnerships with asset owners rather than rely on the sale of “cyclical investments”.On the subject of partnerships, Andreas Kretschmer – chief executive at Germany’s Ärzteversorgung Westfalen-Lippe – said his fund had been involved in partnerships with banks for 15 years, giving access to debt assets and securing “very long-term cash flows”.last_img read more

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  • JUST-IN: Man City midfielder tests positive for Covid-19

    first_img Read Also: Super Eagles defender closes in on Watford move “Everyone at the Club wishes Ilkay a speedy recovery.” As well as Monday night’s trip to Molineux, Gundogan is also set to miss Thursday’s EFL Cup tie against Bournemouth and Sunday’s Premier League meeting with Leicester City. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan7 Actors Who Quit Movies For Shocking Reasons8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemProbably The World’s Most Beautiful Ceilings!Top 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time Loading… center_img Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has tested positive for Covid-19 the Premier League outfit revealed on Monday, September 21. Gundogan becomes the third City player to return a positive test since the start of the season following Aymeric Laporte and Riyad Mahrez. The Germany international will now self-isolate for 10 days and will play no part in City’s Premier League opener against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday night. In a statement, City said: “Manchester City FC can confirm that Ilkay Gundogan has tested positive for COVID-19. “Ilkay is now observing a 10-day period of self-isolation in accordance with Premier League and UK Government protocol on quarantine.Advertisementlast_img read more

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  • Besaw is best in SportMod main at Oshkosh

    first_imgBy Dave PanskeOSHKOSH, Wis. (July 4) – Before the crowd enjoyed a huge fireworks show, Ryan Besaw en­joyed his first Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature win at Oshkosh SpeedZone Raceway. Once the green appeared for good on lap five, Besaw took off and hid from the pack, and the race was for the runner-up spot with Steve Schneider was closing but ran out of laps and took second.Travis Van Straten ran strong on the inside and held off the challenges to collect his fourth Total Power Sales IMCA Stock Car feature win of the season. Rod Snellenberger took second, just a half car length back.The final 17 laps of the Automotive Supply Company IMCA Modified headliner stayed green and Mike Wedelstadt took over the lead on the restart and pulled away to run alone at the front to col­lect his first feature win at Oshkosh this season.last_img read more

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  • Davis drives to first Boone Modified checkers

    first_imgBOONE, Iowa (June 18) ­– Three drivers walked away with back-to-back wins and a new face visited victory lane Saturday at Boone Speedway.Scott Davis came away with his first win at Boone in the 20-lap Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modi­fied feature. Davis led all 20 laps on his way to that victory.  Josh Truman finished second, third place went to 11th place starter and point leader Mike VanGenderen, fourth was Matthew Meinecke and Cole Ferguson rounded out the top five.Two IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars quickly shot to the front. Jay Schmidt started eighth and had the lead at lap five, with 11th place starter Donavon Smith attached to his rear bumper.  Schmidt couldn’t shake Smith, who finally snuck underneath him to take over as captain of the ship on lap 10.Smith would hold tight to that lead the rest of the way to the win.  Schmidt finished second, Rod Richards started 10th and finished third, fourth went to Josh Daniels and Wayne Gifford was fifth. Smith, who is the point leader, repeated his win from last week, and gained his fourth of the sea­son.Daniel Tasler was the man in charge through the halfway mark of the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod race, but a hard-charging Johnathon Logue had been in hot pursuit for most of those laps.Logue, who started ninth, began reeling in Tasler. The two battled side-by-side for several laps before Logue was able to establish the lead on lap 11.  He held that top spot the remainder of the way to the checkers and the win.Randy Roberts finished second after starting 10th, third was Jake McBirnie, early leader Tasler was fourth and Andy Tiernan rounded out the top five. Logue matched his win from last week, and had also won on opening night.Ross Marshall won for the first time at Boone last week in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock division and found it to his liking as he also took back-to-back wins.  Marshall started eighth and by lap five was leading the pack.He had company close at hand as Solomon Bennett and Eric Stanton were tight on his tail.  He persevered, however, held both at bay and took his second consecutive win. Bennett finished as the runner-up and Stanton was third. Aaron Rudolph took fourth and Dustin Graham completed the top five.last_img read more

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  • CMH focuses on financial wellness

    first_imgLawrenceburg, In. — According to the U. S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), “There are many definitions of what constitutes being financially well, but, overall, Financial Wellness involves things such as income, debt, and savings, as well as a person’s understanding of financial processes and resources. A person’s satisfaction with their current financial situation and future prospect also comes into play.”As part of its campaign to highlight its Eight Dimensions of Wellness created and publicized by SAMHSA, Community Mental Health Center, Inc., Lawrenceburg, is focusing this story on Financial Wellness.According to the website DimensionsofWellness.com, “Financial wellness is an intricate balance of the mental, spiritual and physical aspects of money . . . Financial wellness is having an understanding of your financial situation and taking care of it in such a way that you are prepared for financial changes. Maintaining that balance consists of being comfortable with where your money comes from and where it is going.”At some time in everyone’s life, there may be stress caused by financial concerns – credit card debt, unemployment causing a drain on savings and other resources, substantial bills with insufficient income to pay those bills, and, particularly at this time of year, significant due or overdue income or other taxes. On occasion, these stresses can become overwhelming. This is why being aware of and taking care of your financial wellness is so important.Working to achieve financial wellness likely will involve learning about how to overcome personal financial challenges at some point in your life. Areas of focus in these efforts often include such topics as debt reduction, asset management, and saving for current and future needs. Budgeting and keeping records based on your budgeting also are important. Many times, resources for addressing financial planning and wellness needs are available through your employer or through an independent financial planner. Check with your employer, then seek outside guidance, as needed, if you believe this will help you with your plans to achieve financial wellness.Taking the steps outlined above will help you reduce stress caused by debt, substantial bills, or other financial challenges. There may be instances when you have been under significant stress for some time while working to address and solve your financial challenges. This may cause issues for individuals or families that require outside assistance to help resolve.“Striving to achieve financial wellness is a lifelong endeavor,” said CMHC Executive Director Tom Talbot. “There are many ins and outs to addressing financial matters, and we often need expert advice. Seeking help can establish a sound plan for today and for your future. This also will help reduce stress caused by financial challenges.”CMHC provides comprehensive behavioral health services in Dearborn, Franklin, Ohio, Ripley and Switzerland counties. For more information about our services, or for information about an office near you, please phone (812) 537-1302 or visit our website at www.cmhcinc.org.All services of Community Mental Health Center, Inc. are provided without regard to race, religion, disability, gender, color, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, sexual orientation, political belief, status as a veteran, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.last_img read more

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  • Accused El Paso Walmart shooter indicted, Prosecutors seeking death penalty

    first_imgThe man accused of gunning down 22 people at a busy Walmart in El Paso, Texas last month was indicted for capital murder on Thursday.El Paso County DA Jaime Esparza intends to seek the death penalty in the August 3 massacre, according to a statement.“The District Attorney’s Office will continue to work hard to ensure that justice is done and is committed to assisting the victims through the judicial process,” the statement said.Patrick Crusius, 21, is accused of walking into the Texas store with an AK-47 and opening fire on August 3.An online manifesto believed to be written by the suspect says the motive for the shooting was his dislike of Mexicans, anti-environmentalists, and big corporations.He is being held at the El Paso County Detention Facility without bond.Federal authorities reportedly plan to bring separate capital murder charges against the suspect.The Department of Justice is investigating the case as an act of domestic terrorism and a hate crime.Related content:UPDATED: TX Authorities Seeking Death Penalty Against Shooting Suspectlast_img read more

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  • T&T, St. Kitts & Nevis earn CONCACAF U-20 Championship semi-finalspots

    first_imgWILLEMSTAD, Curacao-Thanks to a 1-1 draw between Cuba (0W-2D-1L, 2 points) and St. Lucia (0-1-2, 1) in the opener of a Caribbean under-20 qualifying finals, Group B doubleheader on Wednesday at the Estadio Ergilio Haito, Trinidad & Tobago (1-2-0, 5) secured a place in the competition’s semifinals and a berth in the 2017 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship.The Soca Warriors followed that result with a 0-0 stalemate of their own against first-place Haiti (2-1-0, 7) to conclude Group B play.“Credit to every player and every member of staff for this effort,” T&T head coach Brian Williams told TTFA Media. “We came here with one ambition, which was to get out of the group and secure our place in the CONCACAF phase. And I must tip my hat to the members.”T&T has yet to lose in the tournament that started in June, posting an overall 3-3-0 mark. It’s also the only side to take points from the Haitians (5-1-0).“We played unbeaten in the three games here and we are yet to lose a game in the qualifiers and I think that is something we can feel good about,” expressed Williams, whose squad has yet to concede a goal in the finals. “We are not going to get carried away because we still have a semifinal game to play and a chance to defend our title in the Caribbean.”The semifinals were slated for last night as Antigua & Barbuda took on T&T to kick off a twin bill that will end with a meeting between Haiti and Bermuda. The match for third place and final will take place tomorrow.By virtue of it finishing as the team with the best third-place record, St. Kitts & Nevis (1-1-1, 4) also progressed to the CONCACAF event, which will be played in Costa Rica from February 17-March 5, 2017. The other participants in the 12-team field are: the host nation, Canada, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and the United States.last_img read more

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  • Tennis News Ashleigh Barty – Australia tennis star’s love for sport rekindled due to cricket

    first_img New Delhi: Ashleigh Barty is currently creating waves in the Australian Open 2019, reaching the quarterfinal with a 4-6,6-1,6-4 win over Maria Sharapova to become the first Australian woman since Jelena Dokic to make the Australian Open quarterfinal. After missing out on previous attempts to reach the main draw of the Australian Open, she has now become the new tennis sensation of the country. But, did you know that she had quit the sport in 2015/16? Did you also know that her love for tennis was rekindled by a stint with another sport, namely cricket? This is a true story of a youngster rediscovering her love for tennis thanks to a stint in cricket.When one searches Ashleigh Barty on ESPNCricinfo, there is a profile page dedicated to her about her exploits on the cricket field. After a poor show in singles but a mixed performance in doubles tennis, Barty quit the sport and began a stint on the cricket field. At that time, she was jaded with the constant travel and loneliness of being on tour, as well as the pressure from Australian fans desperate for Grand Slam success and the youngster decided tennis was not for her. She retired and in 2014 made the stunning announcement that she would instead play professional cricket in Brisbane, preferring a team sport over tennis’ gladiatorial ethos. Ashleigh Barty quit tennis in the 2015/16 seasonBarty played for Brisbane Heat in Women’s Big Bash LeagueBarty is 1st Aus tennis player since Jelena Dokic to enter last eight In the 2015/16 season, Cricket Australia created a revolution by creating the Women’s Big Bash League and Barty was signed as one of the players in the Brisbane Heat franchise. Barty impressed on debut against Melbourne Stars with 39 off 27 balls but Brisbane Heat lost the game by 20 runs. She played in seven games but managed a double-digit score only one more time.”There’s never a lonesome moment on the field if you’re struggling,” she said at the time. “There’s 10 other girls that can help you out and get you through the tough times.” She eventually returned to tennis but credits her brief foray at the cricket crease with rekindling her love for the sport that has now made her a household name in Australia.  “I needed to take that time away. For me, having that 18 months off was vital. I feel like I came back a better person on and off the court, a better tennis player,” Barty said after beating Sharapova.Barty is not the only Australian athlete who has played multiple sports. Ellyse Perry, considered to be one of the greatest woman cricketers not only in Australia but around the world, also played soccer for the Australia women’s team, the Matildas, in the World Cup. Alyssa Healy, Australia’s wicketkeeper, also plays hockey while Meg Lanning also has played junior hockey for Australia.One hopes that Ashleigh Barty creates success in the Australia Open. After all, one can say that cricket produced another champion, albeit in another sport. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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  • The Latest: UEFA postpones Champions League matches

    first_imgThe Board of Control for Cricket in India has decided to delay the start of the Indian Premier League T20 tournament by two weeks because of the coronavirus outbreak.The tournament will now start on April 15 instead of March 29.___11 a.m.The French soccer league has suspended all matches indefinitely because of the coronavirus outbreak. The league asked fans “not to gather in front of the stadiums and to do their part to protect the population.”Second-division club Hannover has put its players into self-isolation after two tested positive for the coronavirus. Hannover’s game against Dynamo Dresden on Sunday has been called off.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Latest: UEFA postpones Champions League matches March 13, 2020 10:40 a.m.The German soccer league says it will play this weekend’s games as planned without spectators but may suspend the league as of Tuesday.The league board says it will propose a suspension through April 2, to be voted on by member clubs on Monday.All of this weekend’s games are due to be played in empty stadiums.Borussia Mönchengladbach played Cologne on Wednesday and although there were no fans in the stadium, hundreds assembled outside. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditWhatsappThe Latest on the coronavirus outbreak’s affect on sports around the world (all times local):___11:15 a.m.center_img Associated Press UEFA has postponed all Champions League and Europa League games because of the coronavirus outbreak.The quarterfinal draws in both competitions, scheduled for next Friday, have also been postponed.The decision comes four days ahead of a meeting to decide the European soccer calendar, including the possible one-year postponement of the 2020 European Championship.___3:35 p.m. Matches were scheduled to be held in empty stadiums but the French league made its decision in an emergency meeting a day after President Emmanuel Macron addressed the nation on television.No indication has yet been given as to when the league could resume. The league says it will next meet on Tuesday following a UEFA meeting.___9:55 a.m.Everton has become the third Premier League soccer club to put its entire playing squad in quarantine after a player reported symptoms consistent with coronavirus. Arsenal and Chelsea announced similar measures on Thursday.Everton says the club is in regular contact with the player in question and is monitoring the wellbeing of all players and staff. Its training complex has been closed down along with its stadium, Goodison Park.Everton is scheduled to play Liverpool in the Merseyside derby on Monday.However, it is increasingly likely all Premier League matches will be suspended. League officials are holding an emergency meeting to discuss future steps.___last_img read more

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  • Veteran Sports Administrator Claude Blackmore honoured with Medal and Diploma by Municipality of Trujillo

    first_imgGUYANA’s Claude Blackmore was recently honoured by the Provincial Municipality of Trujillo (Peru) for his contribution to the development of sports in the America’s and Caribbean.Blackmore, a former president of the Athletic Association of Guyana, formerly the Amateur Athletic Association, was conferred with a Medal and Diploma of Honour by the Peruvian Municipality (Trujillo) recently and became one of 17 persons conferred with such an Honour.In conferring the Honour, the Municipality of Trujillo in a detailed letter signed by Mr. Elidio Espinoza Quispe, said it recognizes persons who have contributed to local, regional, national and international development.“This is how our commune, valuing the trajectory of Claude Blackmore, has just estimated to express its recognition, granting him (Blackmoore) the official distinction of this local government.”Blackmoore, who now serves as an International Technical Official in South America and the Caribbean under the Pan American Athletic Association (APA) which has 52 affiliated countries, was one of the many officials attending the recently concluded XIX Pan American Under-20 Athletic Championships in Peru, held under the auspices of the Peruvian Athletic Federation and the Municipality of Trujillo.Blackmore expressed his gratitude to the Municipality and people of Provincial Municipality of Trujillo for recognising him and his contributions to the sport of athletics which he has served for decades and continues to serve .‘Blackie’ as he is fondly known, commenced his administrative career with the AAA in 1963 as a committee member under then club president, Barry Massay.He then held many positions, including that of Assistant Secretary, Secretary and Treasurer, before ascending to the top position of president which he held for more than a decade.In 1972, after being one of three persons awarded a Youth and Sports Scholarship by the US Embassy, Blackmoore took a break from athletic administration to take up his Scholarship at the Ohio State University where he spent 18 months. Two other persons who benefited were Hilton Hemmerding and Hermie Johnson.On his return to the scene, he served as a committee member on the AAA before climbing the ladder.Blackmore also served on the Guyana Olympic Association as Assistant Secretary General to Ivor O’Brien, before becoming a Vice-President in 1985.last_img read more

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