European scheme tenders three mandates worth €120m, using IPE-Quest

first_imgAn Eastern European pension is tendering three equity and multi-asset fund mandates worth up to €120m, using IPE-Quest.The three searches are asking managers with funds based in OECD member states to apply for the three mandates worth €10m-40m each.Any submitted funds should be open-ended pooled vehicles with assets under management of at least €800m, according to the search.The fund further asks that all vehicles have at least a five-year track record and do not submit any back-tested data. For search QN1353, investing into an equity fund basing returns around a dividend yield strategy, managers should either only invest in euro-denominated assets or hedge all exposure into the single currency.The mandate could be managed either actively or passively, according to the search, with both open-ended funds or ETFs permissible.The second search, QN1354, should also be invested in euro assets or hedged accordingly “with an investment approach aimed at achieving absolute or stable returns”.The fund asks that a particular emphasis be paid to risk management or risk-targeting strategies in an effort to reduce the portfolio’s investment risk, with a minimum two-thirds of the fund’s assets invested in equities.Search QN1355, for a multi-asset, absolute return vehicle, can be invested across a variety of assets, again aiming to reducing the portfolio’s risk – with derivatives used to a “limited” extent as a hedging tool.The fund adds that derivatives should not play a dominant role in the fund’s investment strategy.At this stage, IPE-Quest is creating a long list of managers for the pension fund, which will then send out a more detailed questionnaire to managers.Applicants have until 3 December to apply for all three searches.The IPE.com 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 direct from IPE-Quest, please contact Jayna Vishram on +44 (0) 20 7261 4630 or email jayna.vishram@ipe-quest.com.,WebsitesWe are not responsible for the content of external sitesLink to IPE-Questlast_img read more

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Syracuse unveils sleek new helmets in win over Tulane

first_img Published on September 21, 2013 at 7:19 pm Contact Trevor: tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHass Facebook Twitter Google+ After unveiling new pants last week, the Orange upped its swag to the next degree on Saturday.When Syracuse (2-2) took the field against Tulane (2-2) it did so with snazzy new helmets. The sleek, matte helmets feature an “S” in the middle with classy navy blue up top and radiant orange on the bottom.“We want to keep true to the themes as we move forward in those designs, but I’m excited,” head coach Scott Shafer said. “I know the recruits will be really excited.”Syracuse and Nike collaborated to create the helmet. Shafer said he understands that traditionalists will wonder why the team is spicing things up to such a level.But Shafer said when he looked back at the three-quarter sleeved, stripe-down-the-elbow jerseys from decades ago in the Syracuse Hall of Fame, he noticed how different those jerseys were. He understands the need for some razzle-dazzle heading into the Atlantic Coast Conference.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Times change,” Shafer said. “Whether I love it or not doesn’t matter.”Syracuse defensive back Darius Kelly said Syracuse found out about the new helmets a couple weeks ago. They tried them on for the first time Monday, but didn’t want the news to leak out until game day.“We tried to keep it a little secret,” Kelly said.Syracuse Director of Recruiting Eric White tweeted a picture of the helmets right after the team took the field.Kelly, Clay Cleveland and Ashton Broyld all used different words to describe the helmets. Sweet. Great. Awesome. But the overarching message was the same.They’re a hit.Said Broyld: “I wish I could play in them every day.” Commentslast_img read more

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Watch: Relive magician David Silva’s best moments in Man City colours as he makes…

first_imgImage Courtesy: mancity.comAdvertisement jfNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs79wWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E4wr( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) zvreWould you ever consider trying this?😱k5Can your students do this? 🌚92tu5Roller skating! Powered by Firework Manchester City captain and decorated midfielder David Silva has just completed a milestone of his career: achieving a total of 400 appearances in the Sky Blues jersey.Advertisement Image Courtesy: mancity.comThe 33 year old has been a pillar behind the club’s success, hailed as ‘one of Manchester City’s greatest ever players’, and has won four Premier League titles, two FA Cups, two Community Shields and four League Cups.Below is a compilation of the Spanish international’s best performances on field last season, courtesy to YouTube channel RoMarsh. Enjoy the video below-Advertisement The Spanish international, who won the 2010 FIFA World Cup and the UEFA Euro 2008 and 2012, was under the Radar of Roberto Mancini back in 2010, who brought the then 24 year old from Valencia.Advertisement Silva has been a key performer under the current City gaffer Pep Guardiola, who eulogized the skipper in the pre match conference on Friday.“He is a competitor, a winner. Four Premier Leagues he won, and a lot of domestic prizes. This generation of players – like Joe Hart, Vincent Kompany, Sergio Aguero – helped to make this club in a better position in the Premier League and in European competition.” the 48 year old said, courtesy to Goal.com.The upcoming season is going to be the final one for David Silva at the Etihad Stadium, as the player himself confirmed a month ago.Sergio Agüero scored a brace in the match at Dean Court yesterday, in addition to one from Raheem Sterling. Harry Wilson was the lone goalscorer for The Cherries, as the final scoreline was 3-1. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Sports Betting Legalized in New Jersey

first_imgBy Jay Cook |OCEANPORT – Get ready to place your bets.Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill legalizing sports betting statewide Monday afternoon, four days after state lawmakers put the bill on his desk.While it’s anticipated sports betting revenues could help revitalize Atlantic City’s casino industry and the state horse racing industry, the biggest benefactor could be Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, which hedged its future on the influx of sports betting revenue to save it.Murphy and track operator and owner Dennis Drazin will take New Jersey’s first legal bets there at 10 a.m. Thursday morning.“Today, we’re finally making the dream of legalized sports betting a reality for New Jersey,” Murphy said in a statement Monday.Drazin said “today is a great day for New Jersey.” Monmouth Park had been geared up to commence sports betting almost immediately after the Supreme Court shot down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 on May 14. Monmouth Park has funneled nearly $3 million into building and expanding the William Hill sportsbook on site.“I look forward to the Governor joining us at Monmouth Park Racetrack on Thursday morning to usher in a new era for New Jersey by placing the first bet,” Drazin said in a statement.With the bill passage comes excitement in Oceanport. Monmouth Park the borough’s largest employer and taxpayer and now it can compete with racetracks on a national level, said Oceanport Borough Council President Joe Irace.“We’re very excited,” Irace said. “This is great news for New Jersey, Monmouth County and Oceanport. This goes a long way to preserving and protecting horse racing in Monmouth Park. It’s great news for everybody.”State lawmakers in the Assembly and Senate simultaneously passed similar sports wagering legalization bills on Thursday but Drazin and other track operators didn’t open their sports books until they had a blessing from Murphy.Bettors must be 21 or older to wager and cannot bet on New Jersey high school or college events involving Garden State teams or even in the state.Although the NBA Finals and NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs are over and done, the Major League Baseball season is well underway, and the FIFA World Cup will begin later this week.“I’m just super excited,” said Irace. “Really happy for Monmouth Park and Dennis Drazin who put up the fight from Day One on this. Everyone counted him out on this and he was the last man standing.”Read more about the legalization of sports betting in the print edition of The Two River Times later this week.last_img read more

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Win an ounce of gold with the Shamrock Industries Pot of Gold

first_imgSo all you have to do is put your name in the bucket and listen to Moose FM.  Visit anyone of the following sponsor locations and put your name in the draw.  Then starting on March 3, listen to Moose FM and when we announce your name you have 100.1 minutes to call us at 250-787-2222 and you will be in the draw.The more places you enter, the more chanes you have to win.Enter at the following locations…Shamrock IndustriesMicroage ComputersThe Hair BinMarcy’s Bright IdeasCentral EmporiumM&M Meat ShopsRadical StreetwearHeadspaceRosebrook FlooringFort City Chrysler- Advertisement -We’ll make the grand prize draw March 17, 2014 at 8:20 a.m. on Moose FM.  Good Luck.last_img read more

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New electric car to hit South African market

first_imgSouth African-born entrepreneur, Elon Musk, tweeted that the Tesla Model 3 would be sold in South Africa, India, Brazil and New Zealand, among other countries.The Model 3 can travel up to 346 kilometres after a single charge. Its lithium-ion battery pack is located under the floor. (Image: Inverse)Tesla’s latest electric car would be available in South Africa, chief executive Elon Musk said on 31 March. The South African-born entrepreneur tweeted that the Model 3 would be sold in South Africa, India, Brazil and New Zealand, among other countries.Adding several more countries to Model 3 order page tonight. Check for details, but will include India, Brazil, SA, SK, NZ, Sing & Ireland.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 31, 2016Watch the launch, and listen to Musk explaining how climate change inspired his creation:Tesla Unveils Model 3 from Tesla Motors on Vimeo.According to news website ENCA, two full-electric cars are already available in the country: the Nissan LEAF and BMW i3. But this will be the first time a full-electric car company will set up shop in South Africa.The Model 3 can travel up to 346 kilometres after a single charge. Its lithium-ion battery pack is located under the floor.The starting price is $35 000, about R520 000 at the current exchange rate. The Tesla website states deliveries will start in late 2017.Lines are moving! #Model3https://t.co/0wbXJtiiK7— Tesla Motors (@TeslaMotors) March 31, 2016Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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Epic Adventure, — Wet Surprise (GC1YV80) — Geocache of the Week Video Edition

first_imgHiking up to the lake. Photo by geocacher Boonie-Medic Ben, of benandjayme, surveying the lake. Lackey AKprincesswarrior making her way to the island. Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog.If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, just fill out this form. Thanks!Share with your Friends:More [vsw id=”hfFLCVLQZSE” source=”youtube” width=”853″ height=”480″ autoplay=”no”]Geocache Name:Wet Surprise (GC1YV80)Difficulty/Terrain Rating:2/5Why this is the Geocache of the Week:This was an incredible adventure and is a perfect example of how geocaching can take you to places you never would’ve visited without it. For more, check out the video above.What geocachers are saying:“Swam to it in my undies!  I gotta say, in 6+ years of caching, this is probably the coolest cache i’ve done so far…” – Thuescapades“This cache experience was my favorite of all time.” – reidsomething“What an amazing adventure! …Beautiful lake, amazing view of the mountain, and a cache full of awesome swag…what more could a geocacher want??” – AKprincesswarriorWhat the geocache owner, Freak of Nature, has to say:“I’ve always enjoyed geocaching away from urban areas. I have a background in forestry, and love the outdoors…I’ve known about this area since the late seventies. I have backpacked around here many times. Lots of local history here.I love all of the positive feedback! This is really what geocaching means to me. Discovering places and things I might never have known of, but for someone placing a cache nearby.Everybody knows of a special spot or location that means something to them. There are lots of adventures waiting to be had.  Don’t be afraid to share it with others. Thanks to all for this most enjoyable hobbie, and cache on!”Photos:Mount Rainier views on the hike up. What’s most fun you’ve had during a day of geocaching? Tell us and post photos in the comments. SharePrint RelatedThe Geocaching Vlogger — InterviewSeptember 20, 2018In “Community”Find your knight in shining armor. — Castle Northmoor (GCX612) — Geocache of the WeekJuly 30, 2014In “Community”Featured Geocacher of the Month Award WinnersAugust 25, 2011In “Community”last_img read more

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World Cup 2018: How Fellaini, Chadli are keeping African interest alive

first_imgMorocco may not have qualified for the FIFA World Cup 2018 but Belgium stars Marouane Fellaini and Nacer Chadli, who both have dual Moroccan-Belgian nationality, are keeping the African interest alive.The midfield duo kept Belgium alive with their goals off the bench in the extraordinary round of 16 comeback against Japan and were handed starts in the 2-1 win over Brazil.With what they did in the last two matches at least one part of North Africa will be on their side when Belgium face France in an all-European semi-final on Tuesday.In the Kazan quarter-final, Fellaini rewarded coach Roberto Martinez with 90 minutes of hassling, harrying and sometimes hacking that played havoc with the flow of Brazil’s vaunted midfield.FIFA WORLD CUP FULL COVERAGEBorn in Etterbeek to Moroccan parents, Fellaini is an established member of Belgium’s “golden generation” despite criticism of his performances at Manchester United.While his call-up to the World Cup squad was to be expected, Chadli would have been a shock inclusion in the squad even if he had not missed most of the season for West Bromwich Albion because of injury.FIFA World Cup 2018: Who plays who in the semi-finalsThe versatile 28-year-old, who played a friendly for Morocco in 2010 before committing to Belgium, ran himself into the ground at left wing back against Brazil before making way for the better-known Thomas Vermaelen seven minutes from time.That Belgium held off a late Brazilian charge to set up Tuesday’s last four meeting with France in St Petersburg was another vindication of Martinez’s faith in the duo.advertisement”We are extremely proud of Nacer and Marouane,” the Spaniard said before the Kazan Arena clash.”Their performances have been incredible. Not just on the football level, where they’ve been very interesting technically and tactically.”They are two players who are winners, they are fighters, they are survivors. I think for me they are an example for any young player who wants to play the game. And any young player who wants to face adversity in life.”Team spirit can carry Belgium to World Cup 2018 final: Roberto MartinezFellaini and Chadli are not the only players in the squad with African heritage, of course, with Romelu Lukaku, Vincent Kompany, Dedryck Boyata and Michy Batshuayi all having at least one Congolese parent, while Mousa Dembele’s father is from Mali.Adnan Januzaj, meanwhile, is the son of Kosovar-Albanian migrants and Axel Witsel’s father has roots in the French Caribbean island of Martinique.”We are very, very proud of the diversity we have in the squad,” Martinez added. “I feel that’s probably the biggest strength that we have as a football team.”(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

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