Frontlines

OFR uses new tools to monitor stability of financial system

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A heat map and daily market snapshots to help monitor financial stresses are now available from the Office of Financial Research.
Ken Griffin donates $125M to University of Chicago

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Citadel's Ken Griffin made a generous donation to University of Chicago economics department.
Award winner shares principles she has followed in her career

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One executive offers a glimpse into her own path as a woman building a career as an institutional money manager.
Private equity pros use fundraising skills to help Puerto Rico

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Two groups of private equity professionals have raised more than $26 million for Puerto Rico hurricane relief.
Attorney wants to simplify employee benefits law

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A lawyer who admits he has benefited from the complexity of employee benefits law is encouraging his peers to simplify the process.
FCA web hub aims to ease process for new managers

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The U.K.'s Financial Conduct Authority has launched a web portal to help new money management firms through the authorization process.
Navigating Brexit: Investor guide aims to answer private equity questions

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Invest Europe has launched new resources to help firms understand the potential impact of decisions they make related to Brexit.
Winton provides market for those who want to wager on the weather

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Scientists and others will soon be able to bet on global climate changes, specifically global mean temperature and carbon dioxide levels.
Regulators gather to share investing, anti-fraud measures

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Regulators from six continents converged on Washington in early October to help raise awareness about educating and protecting investors.
Counting sheep adds up for PE firms

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Getting a good night's sleep is a $30 billion to $40 billion industry and offers big investment opportunities for private equity firms.
Finding due diligence niche in the sharing economy

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Kamal Suppal is betting he can extend the sharing economy to the realm of due diligence for private markets funds.

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Some of Canada's largest pension funds and pension asset managers are creating a research center for retirement-related issues.

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DEFINED CONTRIBUTION -

The Pensions Regulator is helping startups in the U.K. navigate a new requirement that they enroll their employees in a defined contribution plan from the moment they're hired.

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Kenneth A. Kent, a consulting actuary with Cheiron will receive the Jarvis Farley Service Award from the American Academy of Actuaries in November.
Norway fund hits $1 trillion mark

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If Norway's sovereign wealth fund were a country, it would rank somewhere behind Indonesia and ahead of Mexico in terms of GDP.