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May 23, 2019

New President Brings 17 years of Experience to the Position

The retiring AFL-CIO ITC President Mike Stotz will be succeeded by Randy Kinder, formerly Sr. Vice President, who has been with AFL-CIO’s Investment Program for 17 years. Randy began with the Housing Investment...

When we think of governments setting trends in the investing world, many might focus in on regulations or disclosure requirements. However, a more direct—and often just as potent—way for these institutions to influence the investing community is via government-linked p...

The CalPERS’ board has approved the first step in the creation of a new private equity model, and now the fund’s CEO, Marcie Frost, is looking for advice on how to structure such an entity.

The new venture will invest in two funds, one in late stage venture in healthcar...

When Bob Hawke, the newly minted leader of the ALP, won the 1983 general election in a landslide, few workers had superannuation.

But over the next nine years he, along with Treasurer Paul Keating, drove the introduction of a world class retirement income system – now w...

Board members selected Sharon Hendricks as Chair and Harry Keiley as Vice Chair

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 9, 2019) – The trustees of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System today elected Sharon Hendricks as board chair and Harry Keiley as vice chair for the...

The SVA has long supported worker buyouts in our three decades of saving The SVA has long supported worker buyouts in our three decades of saving jobs and business turnaround work. We’re seeing a new wave of worker ownership in American companies, a good thing. Organiz...

Income inequality in the United States has not been this bad in almost a century—not since the end of the 1920s, just before the country crashed into the Great Depression.(1) Today, despite maintaining one of the highest per-capita national Gross Domestic Products worl...

The gap in wealth in the United States between the ultrawealthy and everyone else has reached its widest point in decades. One way to narrow the divide is through the use of worker buyouts, in which ownership of a company transfers from a single person or a small numbe...

May 6, 2019

Responsible (or Impact) investing has entered mainstream terminology for the millennial generation looking to make their mark on our planet. Creating entrepreneurial solutions, organizing communities, and doing business with companies exhibiting sustainable practices a...

When the trash collectors of the 1930s (then known as “scavengers”) formed cooperatives to organize their work, they did so to meet an immediate and pressing need for better jobs. Their intervention in the labor market was a crisis response to market gaps. But they als...

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