NEST to add emerging market equities to investments for first time

first_imgThe aim with the alternative index global EM fund search is to find a fund with a value style bias or tilt, NEST said.These are the first EM mandates the trust has put out, a spokeswoman for NEST said, but added that NEST does already have some exposure to the asset class through one of its pooled funds – a Blackrock Aquila Life fund.The EM investment funds will be used as building blocks in the default NEST retirement date funds and in other fund choices as appropriate, the trust said. The UK’s National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) is adding emerging market (EM) equities to its investments as dedicated funds for the first time, and has put out a tender in search of managers to run two different strategies within the asset class.The workplace pension scheme, established as part of the country’s auto-enrolment reforms, said it was looking to procure a global EM equity index-tracking fund and an alternative index global EM fund.Mark Fawcett, CIO at NEST, said: “These emerging markets mandates will allow us to further access an asset class with the potential to deliver good growth for our members, as well as greater scope for diversification.”For the global EM equity index-tracking fund, NEST said it would consider any established, well-constructed EM equity index, including funds that applied an environmental, social and governance screen.last_img read more

Girls Basketball Scores (11-15)

first_imgWRBI Area Girls High School Basketball Scores.Friday (11-15).Jac-Cen-Del  57     Rising Sun  31Lawrenceburg  62     South Ripley  47South Dearborn  54     Franklin County  32North Decatur  50     Union County  24Franklin 69     Greensburg  39Mt. Vernon  48     Connersville  33Madison  74     Switzerland County  37last_img

Garcetti official speaks

first_imgYusef Robb, the communications director for  Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, spoke on Tuesday night to students in Marks Hall about his experience in politics and how to succeed after graduation.Communicating success · Communications Director for Mayor Garcetti, Yusef Robb, spoke to students Tuesday night about his experiences in political campaigning and how students can succeed after graduation. – Paul Jung | Daily TrojanThe lecture, entitled “From College to Career: Life as a Political Operative,” was hosted by South Area faculty master Tim Biblarz and is part of an ongoing “From College to Career” speakers series that aims to help students develop skills that will help them find employment after graduation.Robb, who came to campus straight from the mayor’s office, opened with a humorous anecdote, mentioning that the number one question he gets asked as a spokesperson is “does he lie?”He explained that, in tough cases such as when a seven-year-old asked what they do with dogs at the local pound, “sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do to get through.”Robb went on to clarify he has an open and honest relationship with the press.Robb’s first piece of career advice, however, was no lie.“Lesson number one: you don’t need to win,” Robb said.Robb explained that the various campaigns that he has worked on and lost only made him want to be more diligent in the future.The communications director, who has worked in both Los Angeles and New York, also stressed the importance of strategic career location, especially in politics.“The only way I was able to have pretty good jobs in politics … is because I positioned myself in the right spots,” Robb said.Robb also offered some undergraduate and post-graduate wisdom.“In terms of the college experience, knowing how to write is critical … and it’s not about poetry, it’s about clarity,” said Robb, who was a journalism major at New York University.“The career advice I’m here to give you is if you want to be in the big time, go for the big time,” said Robb, who encouraged students to pursue their dream jobs.“Have no pride, sleep on your mother’s couch — hold out for the job you want,” Robb said.Students gathered for many reasons, but most were interested in Robb’s extensive political experience, which includes communications work on multiple political campaigns, such as the repeal of Proposition 8.“I came because I’m an IR major and when I saw he was in policy I thought it was something I could be interested in,” said Erika Ingram, a freshman majoring in international relations. “I try to go to the speakers that sound interesting and might be relevant to my career.”Ben Graham, an international relations professor in the Dornsife College of Arts, Letters and Sciences, helped  coordinate the event and considered the evening a success.“This was exceptional, we had a great turnout,” Graham said. “I love the turnout that we get at these; I think the quality has been consistently high. I love this speaker’s series.”This post has been updated.last_img read more

Syracuse men’s soccer backup goalkeeper Austin Aviza announces transfer to Connecticut

first_imgFor the first half of the 2015 season, Aviza was at least a temporary solution to the Alex Bono void. As a freshman, Aviza started the first nine matches of Syracuse’s 2015 season, recording three shutouts with a 0.97 goals-against average. His final game was a 2-0 shutout against Colgate on Sept. 29, 2015. He did not see the field again in SU’s next 34 matches spanning the next one and a half seasons.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFellow sophomore goalie Hendrik Hilpert tore his quadricep before the 2015 season, forcing him to miss most of the preseason and start of the season. When healed, Hilpert was named the starting goalie against Duke on Oct. 2, 2015. At the time, Aviza told The Daily Orange he had “no clue” if or when he’d start again.“Maybe the easy decision is to go with Austin, but I have a lot of faith in both of our goalkeepers,” Syracuse head coach Ian McIntyre told The Daily Orange in October 2015. ” … The only way you’re ever going to get an opportunity is to play.”Hilpert has held the starting position ever since. His 11 shutouts in 2016 topped the Atlantic Coast Conference and his 0.55 goals-against average ranked third.Aviza is Syracuse’s first player to transfer this offseason and joins Miles Robinson and Chris Nanco, two likely picks at this weekend’s Major League Soccer SuperDraft, among players who will not return to SU next season. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 11, 2017 at 12:27 am Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21center_img Syracuse backup goalkeeper Austin Aviza will transfer to Connecticut, he announced via Instagram on Tuesday night. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound sophomore did not appear in any games last season for an Orange unit that finished the 2016 campaign at 12-4-4 before losing to North Carolina in the Sweet 16.last_img read more

New Chelsea Boss, Sarri Vows to Improve Hazard

first_imgNew Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri says he wants to keep Eden Hazard at the club and “improve” the Belgium forward.Hazard, who has been linked with Real Madrid, said last weekend “it might be time to discover something different” after six years at Stamford Bridge.Sarri, speaking at a news conference on Wednesday, described Hazard as “one of the top two or three European players”. The former Napoli boss said: “Hazard is a very high-level player. I hope that I will manage to improve him.”Roberto Martinez, the Belgium manager, told Spanish radio recently that Hazard should consider leaving Chelsea to further his career.The forward, for his part, responded to the Real Madrid reports by telling journalists last Saturday: “You know my preferred destination.“I can decide if I want to stay or go but Chelsea will make the final decision – if they want to let me go.”Sarri said he wanted to meet Hazard, who is away on holiday after representing Belgium at the World Cup.“I would like to have fun during the week with him. This would mean very good results and mean we would have been very competitive during the season,” added the 59-year-old Italian.Asked if he planned to phone Hazard – or any other player linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge – Sarri added: “A telephone call without looking them in the eye would not give me any certainty.“I’d like to meet them face to face. I would also like a player to come on the [training] pitch four or five days to have a clear idea.”Sarri suggested that England defender Gary Cahill has a future at Stamford Bridge, despite reports that the new manager is looking at signing centre-back Daniele Rugani from Juventus.Sarri said he was one of the few managers who was “bored” by the transfer market and that his aim was to inject “fun” into his squad.“I feel more a pitch manager than a general manager,” he added.“I think that I am one of the few managers who is bored by the transfer market. I don’t want to talk about the transfer market and I am not interested in it.”Sarri conducted most of his news conference in Italian although he is able to speak English.He said: “I have to say sorry to everybody because my English is not so good. I don’t want to say anything wrong. I hope I will be able to do it [speak English] in a few weeks.”Sarri added: “I need to have fun in order to do well. My goal is to have fun while I am here.“The club have asked me to build a season where we have to be competitive in all competitions and in order to do that we must get to March and April in all competitions.”Sarri replaces Antonio Conte, who was sacked by Chelsea despite winning the Premier League in 2016-17 and the FA Cup in 2017-18.Chelsea’s new boss has yet to win a major trophy in his managerial career but said he was “not afraid” of the challenge ahead.“If I was someone who always worried I probably would do another job,” he said.“Our job means risks but there is also a lot of satisfaction. I am not afraid.”Last season, Chelsea finished 30 points behind champions Manchester City, managed by Sarri’s friend Pep Guardiola.“He is a class act, a champion and a genius,” Sarri added.Asked what he wanted to be called after Jose Mourinho announced himself as ‘The Special One’ upon arriving at Chelsea in 2004, Sarri added: “Just call me Maurizio.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more