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Public pension pool awards £400m low vol equity mandate

first_img“We were impressed by the clarity of these managers’ investment processes, and, as always, sought out those whose values chimed with our own with regards to successful long-term investment, while bringing their own unique perspectives on successful investment,” Mansley said. Brunel Pension Partnership has selected Quoniam and Robeco to run a low volatility global equity mandate.The mandate would initially be for £400m (€467m) of investments, but could increase to at least £600m, Brunel said in a statement. The partnership is one of the eight asset pools created by the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).According to one of the managers, the amount was expected to be split equally between Robeco and Quoniam.In assessing asset managers’ tenders for the mandate, Mark Mansley, chief investment officer, said Brunel had paid particular attention to how managers addressed the risk of valuation bubbles, and how they used environmental, social and corporate governance considerations to further reduce risk. Mark Mansley, chief investment officer, BrunelThe low volatility portfolio is the second sub-fund Brunel has launched within its authorised contractual scheme (ACS), a UK tax-efficient fund structure other LGPS pools have also used.Brunel has also launched a £1.6bn active UK equities fund within the ACS structure, appointing Aberdeen Standard Investments, Baillie Gifford, and Invesco. It is currently searching for managers to run a “flagship” high-alpha global equities fund.Brunel is a collaboration of 10 LGPS funds that have around £30bn in assets between them. It expects to have long-term relationships with asset managers, and documented its expectations in an “accord” that was publicly unveiled in November.Further readingLGPS pooling: Funds under pressure to comply About 30% of assets have been absorbed by the new LGPS pools – but a recent government consultation has heightened tensions with some of the partnershipsLGPS pool targets long-term manager relationships The Brunel Pension Partnership has set out expectations for long-term manager relationships as it prepares to bring on board more of its member funds’ assetslast_img read more


Greenlink Interconnector Looks for Route Survey Provider

first_imgGreenlink Project, a HVDC interconnector between the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom, has invited bidders for route investigation survey services.Earlier this year, Element Power submitted an application to the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government for a foreshore licence to carry out the first marine surveys for the Greenlink interconnector.The call for bids concerns the award of a contract for the marine geophysical, geotechnical and environmental route investigation surveys along interconnector route between Wales and Republic of Ireland.The survey will be carried out in a designated corridor centred on the cable route. The corridor is expected to be around 500 metres wide and the distance of the cable route is expected to be approximately 170 kilometres.The route survey must provide a detailed mapping of the bathymetry, of the seabed surface including morphological and geological features and man-made-objects and of the sub-surface geology.The scope of the assignment will include: Nearshore and offshore geophysical and hydrographic survey; UXO survey; Nearshore and offshore geotechnical investigations; Nearshore and offshore benthic investigations; Geotechnical boreholes.Duration of the contract is expected to be 18 months.Greenlink will prequalify up to 5 applicants who are evaluated as most qualified for the specific tender. Only these applicants will be invited to submit a tender.Deadline for receipt of tenders or requests to participate is March 30, 2018.The Greenlink interconnector is planned for commissioning in 2023.last_img read more


Ilicic is the unlikely star of 2020

first_imgNobody at Atalanta calls Josip Ilicic by his name anymore. They call him ‘Il Professore’ because he gives lessons in the art of football. Promoted Content14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowFrom Enemies To Friends: 10 TV Characters Who Became CloseTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayTop 10 Female Stars Everyone Had A Crush On In The 90sCelebs Who Are Turning 50 This Year6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone6 Stunning Bridges You’ll Want To See With Your Own EyesPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games? Loading… “I would instead immediately say, ‘You look good. You’re lively,’” the Atalanta boss told Sky Sport Italia. Ilicic’s demeanour did change in Bergamo, though, for very dramatic reasons. The Slovenian was deeply affected by the death of his former Fiorentina team-mate Davide Astori, who passed away at the age of just 31 on March 4, 2018 after suffering a cardiac arrest while he slept. Ilicic was not only devastated by the loss of a man he considered a great friend but also shocked by the suddenness of the defender’s death. “I wasn’t able to get any sleep, I was always thinking about him and I thought the same could happen to me too,” he confessed to the Corriere dello Sport. “I was scared and I was thinking: ‘What if the same happens to me? How can’t I see my daughter again? “There was a moment when I was afraid to go to sleep, it lasted until a few weeks ago.” Ilicic was worried sick. Then, he became sick. In the summer of 2018, he was hospitalised by a mystery illness. Doctors suspected a bacterial infection of the lymph nodes but were never able to exactly diagnose Illic’s condition. He eventually made a full recovery thanks to a programme of antibiotics but was in and out of hospital for two months. Ilicic later told Atalanta’s official website that during that time, he “realised football isn’t everything in life. “At times people get angry over nothing, but that illness changed me. We have to play with a smile; that’s the most important thing.” He’s certainly had plenty to smile about since returning to action. Last season, he played a pivotal role in Atalanta qualifying for the Champions League for the first time in their history by netting 12 times in 31 Serie A appearances. Read Also:2020 Ballon d’Or: Ronaldo leads Messi in early race for prestigious award This season, he has gone to another level. Never before had Ilicic scored more than 16 goals in all competitions across a single campaign. He already has 21 this term – and from just 29 outings. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 His latest came at Mestalla on Tuesday night, with Ilicic scoring all of Atalanta’s goals in a 4-3 win over Valencia that saw the Champions League debutants progress to the quarter-finals 8-4 on aggregate. It couldn’t have come at a better time for the people of Bergamo. They have suffered more than most because of the outbreak of the coronavirus in Italy. As the Gazzetta dello Sport read on Wednesday morning this was a “historic victory for Bergamo in its darkest hours.” Ilicic was all smiles afterwards. “The older I get, the better I play,” the 32-year-old told Sky Sport Italia. “I’m having a lot of fun.” Ilicic, though, hasn’t always had such a sunny disposition – which perhaps explains why only now is he making the most of his many gifts. Indeed, for a long time Ilicic was considered an maddeningly frustrating character, a player blessed with talent but cursed with a poor attitude. “He was something of a miserable moaner,” a coach who worked at Fiorentina during Vincenzo Montella’s first spell in charge tells Goal. “He looked unhappy. And he acted unhappy. He didn’t talk to many people. He didn’t even say hello to many people. “I always thought he was a bit like a sulkier version of your stereotypical Brazilian footballer, in that he needed to feel happy in order to make the most of his extraordinary natural ability. “Players like Ilicic sometimes need to feel important and he wasn’t one of the big stars at Fiorentina. “At the time, Mario Gomez had just arrived, Juan Cuadrado was still there, Beppe Rossi too, Massimo Ambrosini and Alberto Aquilani. “So, maybe that’s why there was no great consistency in his play. His performances fluctuated with his mood.” Josip Ilicic Fiorentina Monchengladbach Ilicic has always resented the idea – the myth as he sees it – that he didn’t deliver on a regular basis for Fiorentina. However, there’s no denying that he had a particular character. He brought it with him to Atalanta too. In Bergamo, he was quickly nicknamed ‘La Nonna’ (‘The grandmother’) because he was always complaining. Even coach Gian Piero Gasperini stopped courteously asking Ilicic how the attacker was feeling, as he would always reply, “Bad, bad.”last_img read more


Kilgore takes $1,000 win at 141

first_imgBy Greg AregoniFRANCIS CREEK, Wis. (June 11) – Shawn Kilgore took R.M. Van Pay to slide job city in the $1,000 to win Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified feature, the second installment of 141 Speedway’s Red, White and Blue series.Jay Matthias led the opening lap from the pole.  Mike Mashl charged to the outside and grabbed the lead on the second circuit, then moved down on the track, which allowed Van Pay and Kilgore to make it to the leader’s back bumper.Van Pay stayed high on the track with Kilgore and they garnered the top two spots on lap 13.  Van Pay stayed in command until the sole caution flew with five laps remaining.  Kilgore worked his racer down low with Van Pay working the top shelf.With two laps remaining, Kilgore performed the perfect slide job off turn two and snatched the lead.  Kilgore picked up the $1,000 payday in front of Van Pay. Mashl ran to third with Matthias and Luke Lemmens rounding out the top five.Johnny Whitman charged from behind Kilgore and took home the checkered flag in the night’s second Modified feature by outrunning him on the final lap.One hundred and forty-five cars entered the pits to roam around the 1/3-mile. Feature winners also included Kyle Frederick in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Vince Engebregtsen in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Shaun Bangart in the Mach-1 Sport Compacts.last_img read more


Wernette wins drawing for 2017 IMCA license

first_imgBOONE, Iowa – IMCA Modified and Super Nationals veteran Chad Wernette was the winner of a drawing for a complimentary 2017 competitor’s license.The Sheridan, Mich., driver’s name was drawn from among those returning a survey following the 2016 IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.“What we enjoy most about Super Nationals is the people,” said Wernette, elected to the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational field in 2010. “We keep trying to get better every year.”He’ll be a regular at Crystal Motor Speedway again this season and plans occasional starts at I-96 Speedway and Tri-City Motor Speedway as well.last_img read more


Media wait outside Melo Center Friday morning

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on November 17, 2011 at 12:00 pmcenter_img Media outlets lined up outside the Carmelo K. Anthony Center Friday, a day after molestation allegations were made against Syracuse basketball associate head coach Bernie Fine. ESPN, which broke the story late Thursday night, was in the parking lot outside the basketball facility, with a satellite dish on top of its news van. A camera was set up, and ESPN reporter Mark Schwarz did a report at one point late in the morning time. Afterward, he immediately retreated back to the news van. When The Daily Orange approached the ESPN van for to see if Schwarz was available for an interview, a person associated with the company said he could do an interview because of company policy. Other media outlets that arrived by the afternoon included Fox News, NBC 3, New 10 Now and CNYCentral. Several cameras were also set up in the parking lot.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Bystanders walking by to either go inside the Melo Center, or to one of the Centro bus stops gave the media setups a glance. Inside the Melo Center, people associated with the SU basketball program covered up practice from the media with blue and orange curtains around 2 p.m. Most players entered the Melo Center through the back door. The only player to enter through the front door was junior forward Matt Lyde-Cajuste. Media members lingered in the hallways of the Melo Center. A couple of photographers snapped pictures of the practice court before players showed up. dgproppe@syr.edulast_img read more


Unruh event discusses Los Angeles homelessness

first_imgOn Tuesday evening, students and professors gathered at Ground Zero Performance Café for the “Homelessness in LA: The City of Dreams” event hosted by the USC Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics. Featuring USC alumnus and County of Los Angeles Supervisor, 2nd District Mark Ridley-Thomas, the talk examined legislation he introduced to address homelessness in Los Angeles County. The event was moderated by journalist Marylouise Oates, who was a former society columnist for the Los Angeles Times.Ridley-Thomas focused the discussion on his background working with the homeless, both from outside and within the government and the severity of the issue in Los Angeles County. Measure H, which will be on the March 7 ballot, would combat the issue. He said that his call to activism was catalyzed by the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.“The nation was fundamentally upset,” Ridley-Thomas said. “I was in middle school, then called junior high school and it was hard to escape this powerful, charismatic presence and voice that I heard on the radio and I saw on television. Ever since that night, I’ve been on a journey as a pilgrim or devil’s aide of non violent direct action. His organization is known as the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. I ended up being executive director of the SCLC in Los Angeles for the decade prior to my election into public office.”Oates shared her support for Proposition H and added that there are 46,000 homeless people residing in Los Angeles County. Ridley-Thomas further explained how the proposition would combat this issue.“We need to get services to individuals who are homeless —those individuals who need substantial mental health services, drug treatment services, rapid re-housing, psychiatric care centers,” Ridley-Thomas said. “These dollars from Measure H go to these services.”When asked why homelessness is the issue he works to combat, Ridley-Thomas called it the defining civic issue in Los Angeles County. He added that L.A. is the epicenter of homelessness in not only California but in the United States too, as no other region has more homeless individuals.“It is the most pressing issue of our time, and if we don’t do something about it now we will rue the day we forget to act,” Ridley-Thomas said.After the initial discussion between Ridley-Thomas and Oates, Unruh associates asked the supervisor questions about the new administration’s effect on homelessness, the housing crisis in L.A. and USC’s role in the issue. Ridley-Thomas called homelessness a non-partisan issue.“I think it’s really very important to appreciate that whether you’re a Democrat or Republican or anything in between, the homelessness issue transcends the matter of partisanship,” Ridley-Thomas said. “People regardless of their political orientation or their partisan status want this issue addressed.”Sophie Greensite, a junior majoring in economics and an Unruh Associate at the event, said that everything Ridley-Thomas said struck a chord with her and that this event was different than the typical Tuesday Unruh event.“This event was especially interesting because it wasn’t a panel — it was just a discussion between Supervisor Ridley-Thomas and Marylouise Oates,” Greensite said. “I was really interested in what the supervisor had to say because he is one of the most powerful men for our county.”Senior Laura Reilly, who attended the event, is helping to organize USC’s Homelessness Awareness Week, which will take place from Feb. 27 to March 3.“It’s basically an opportunity to make homelessness a visual issue,” Reilly said. “We’re going to have tents that we put up, panels, speakers, and we’re doing a drive for hygiene kits. It’s basically a way for students to take action and get involved with something they care about.”last_img read more


USC baseball starts season on a high note

first_imgIt was an unorthodox opening four games for USC baseball, but all things considered, the Trojans probably wouldn’t have it any other way.Hot hitter · USC junior infielder Dante Flores has gotten off to a torrid start in 2014, collecting 6 hits and 2 RBIs over the season’s first four games. Flores hit at a .256 clip with four doubles in 24 starts last season. – Nick Entin | Daily TrojanThe team soundly upset No. 2 Cal State Fullerton last night, putting a cap on a dramatic set of four straight wins to begin 2014.Getting things started for USC was sophomore center fielder Timmy Robinson, who singled in the bottom of the first and later scored on a wild pitch. The Titans answered in the top of the third, when outfielder Tyler Stieb pushed across what would be Fullerton’s only run with an RBI groundout. The Trojans struck again in the bottom half of the third, jumping out to a 4-1 advantage. Junior catcher Garrett Stubbs delivered the inning’s key hit, a well-placed two run single. USC added another run in the next frame, but it was not until the fifth inning that the Trojans delivered the dagger. This time it was in the form of a towering solo home run from sophomore right fielder Vahn Bozoian.From that point on the USC bullpen stifled any chance of a Fullerton comeback, recording six innings of shutout baseball in relief of sophomore starter Brent Wheatley. Wheatley allowed one earned run in three innings of work before being relieved by lefty Sean Adler in the fourth. Adler would go on to earn the win for USC, allowing no runs in four innings. Senior James Guillen came on in the eighth for the two-inning save to put the Titans away. The Trojans’ bullpen has only allowed two runs over 21 and 1/3 innings this season.Bozoian was ecstatic following the upset win. “We’re on cloud nine,” Bozoian said. “It was exciting to see everything we’ve worked for come together so smoothly.”Wheatley, who also pitched in relief  during the Trojans’ win over Northwestern on Friday, said the team was motivated by previous losses to Fullerton. “Basically, last year they beat us pretty bad, so that was in the back of our minds the whole time we were preparing,” Wheatley said. “We knew we had to come out with a lot of intensity and get the win, and we did. Tonight was the best I’ve seen our offense in a while.”If the Trojans’ upset of the perennially-contending Titans was surprising, last weekend’s opening series against Northwestern should have served as a clue to expect the unexpected. In the course of the series Guillen collected two wins on just 1 and 1/3 innings of work. Seven true freshmen made their debuts. The Trojans played nearly the equivalent of four games, tacking on 8 extra innings, with two and six additional frames on Friday and Saturday, respectively.They started the season with two-walk off victories and walked off the field Sunday with a sweep of the Wildcats.“As long as we win, I’m not tired. I’ll have plenty of time to be tired tonight,” USC head coach Dan Hubbs said. “I’ll play as long as we have to as long as we come away with the win, but I’ll take a nine inning win over a 15 inning win any time.”Southpaw Kyle Twomey started Sunday for the Trojans and though he wriggled out of early jams, it was evident that the sophomore didn’t have great command of his pitches. He would depart after surrendering three runs in the fourth inning, ending his outing with four earned runs off nine hits.After a slow offensive day on Saturday, the Trojans, with no apparent lack of energy due to Saturday’s marathon, quickly scored runs in back-to-back-to-back innings. The loudest of those runs came from sophomore right fielder Vahn Bozoian, who pummeled a long drive to left field and elicited elated cheers from the crowd with the first Trojan home run of the season.Then, the big inning that USC never quite managed last season arrived. The team batted around, driving in seven runs on seven hits.“When you get on a roll, everybody wants to be a part of it,” Hubbs said. “We did a good job of staying lower, harder with our contact instead of getting the ball high in the air.”Hubbs also attributed some of his players’ success to the long inning games. USC was able to see more of the Northwestern staff, which was not as sharp Sunday due to the extra work.Sunday’s contest was a relatively easy victory compared to Friday and Saturday’s games, in which the Trojans eked out victories in a pair of hard-fought battles.In a grueling 15-inning duel that tested the endurance of both teams, the Trojans finally triumphed in a 2-1 victory Saturday afternoon.The Wildcats plated the first run of the game in the bottom of the fourth, but the Trojans quickly responded in their half of the inning as Bozoian supplied an RBI groundout to bring home Flores from third.Despite offensive struggles, USC boasted four impressive pitching performances. Senior starter Bob Wheatley allowed only one run in six innings of work and was supported by freshman Jeff Paschke, who in his collegiate debut pitched three innings of one-hit ball. Junior Nigel Nootbaar carried the bullpen with a dominant five innings in which he struck out eight Wildcats. Guillen rounded out the afternoon with a one-inning save.USC’s winning run was manufactured in an unglamorous but effective manner — a sacrifice fly from freshman Joe Corrigan in his collegiate debut.“I thought the pitchers did fantastic this weekend for the most part,” Hubbs said. “I thought our defense was spectacular all weekend with the exception of one inning and then we got some clutch hits. And we got a lot of contribution form a lot of different people.”On Friday, junior Wyatt Strahan, hurling in the range of 90 to 96 miles per hour, pitched a solid six innings, allowing two earned runs and fanning five for a no-decision. USC, however, would top the Wildcats in a 4-3 victory in 11 innings.The game was decided in a bases-loaded situation in the eleventh with the winning run coming off the bat of Robinson. Robinson reached first on wild fielder’s choice, while the Northwestern third baseman attempted to pin the third base runner in his at home. The ball whizzed past the catcher, allowing the Trojans to secure a walk-off victory.“I think the guys were really excited to get things going,” said freshman designated hitter Jeremy Martinez, who had a hit in each game his debut weekend and picked up a pair of RBIs. “Coming into fall, this is all we talked about: playing good baseball and bringing back the legacy that USC is known for.”Whether it was the promise of a new season of opportunity, baseball fever or the allure of the recent addition of brews at concession stands, the Trojans’ opening weekend amassed an impressive crowd. A small sea of cardinal and gold filled the stands; fans cheered and scrambled over the plentiful foul balls that landed among the seats.USC will stay at Dedeaux Field this weekend for a three-game series with North Dakota State.last_img read more


Betgenius aims to stay ahead of the pack with new 2017 trading products

first_img Related Articles StumbleUpon Share 888 calls for Betgenius sportsbook makeover June 25, 2020 Sports betting technology and software Betgenius is helping sportsbook operators give greater control to their customers via a range of new trading products, set to be showcased at ICE 2017 next week.As punters demand more and more from their chosen sports betting operator, Betgenius is staying ahead of the game with a series of new product launches to complement its customisable, automated trading tools.Visitors to the ICE exhibition will be able to get a first look at Betgenius’ unique Cash Out innovation, which allows punters to access the function right until the final whistle, even on accumulator bets.The new Betgenius Cash Out product has been developed to solve the growing issue of frustrated punters being denied the option to cash out ‘winnings’ late on in sporting events – often causing damage to bookie’s reputation as customers voice their anger on social media.However Betgenius Cash Out creates up to 100% availability for the function across match day singles and accumulators, with the ability to configure suspensions to suit bespoke needs. Betgenius is also showcasing its brand-new Minute Markets product, which allows punters to bet across 12 in-game events in one, two, three, four or five minute periods.Uniquely, the market types are offered as binary yes/no options as to whether events will happen – adding a fresh and exciting element to the in-play betting experience.Matt Stephenson, Business Development Director at Betgenius, said: “At ICE this year, alongside our tried and tested trading products, we are showcasing fresh, innovative products designed to vastly improve the betting experience for punters. The trend of punters demanding greater control over their bets is here to stay, and these products are clear examples of how Betgenius can help its partners meet that demand.”Other trading products being showcased at ICE include:In-Play Manager: Now featuring over 150,000 live events per annum across 25+ sportsNEW PreMatch Manager: Our revamped console, with Pyramid Pricing, providing operators with optimised odds across all sports and eventsRacing Manager: Check out our fully automated trading and streaming solution designed to remove resource-heavy manual odds compilationeSports: Betgenius is the most experienced supplier of eSports trading services on the market, having launched the industry’s first comprehensive pre-match and in-play betting service back in 2015. Scott Longley – Confusion reigns over FDC’s second betting rights deal July 14, 2020 Betgenius expands virtual sports range with Kiron August 20, 2020 Share Submitlast_img read more