IPE Awards: ATP is Europe’s best pension fund

first_imgAustria APK Pensionskasse / APK Vorsorgekasse Factor InvestingMerseyside Pension Fund Risk Management FRR IrelandAccenture Defined Contribution Pension Plan Multi-Employer/Professional Pension FundAlecta SpainPlan de Pensiones Nestlé Public Pension FundBundespensionskasse ItalyFondo Pensione Laborfonds Silver Awards   SwitzerlandCPEG, Caisse de prévoyance de l’Etat de Genève Themed Awards  Pension Fund Achievement of the YearAPG GroeiFabriek Outstanding Industry ContributionChristian Böhm ATP was named European Pension Fund of the Year at last night’s IPE Awards dinner in Copenhagen.The top prize was one of six awards scooped by Denmark’s biggest pension fund, including for Long-Term Investment Strategy, another gold award category. The DKK934bn (€105bn) investor was also recognised for its work in emerging markets and innovation.Accepting the main award,Bo Foged (pictured far right above) said, “I didn’t expect to receive this prize, but thank you to the jury and the audience and also the team at ATP who worked really hard this year.” Corporate Pension FundPensions Caixa 30 Passive ManagementFRR BelgiumPensioenfonds KBC Small CountriesAlmenni Pension Fund Country / Regional Awards  Gold Awards   Long-Term Investment StrategyATP Active ManagementFjärde AP-fonden (AP4)  Christian Böhm receives the Outstanding Industry Contribution award from IPE editorial director Liam KennedyThe Outstanding Industry Contribution award went to Christian Böhm, APK Pensionskasse’s chief executive officer.A veteran of the Austrian and European pension fund industry, Böhm has led APK since its foundation in 1989. He is deputy chairman of the Austrian association of pension funds and sits on the board of PensionsEurope.”The ultimate goal for us to achieve is to deliver the best for our beneficiaries. Thank you very much,” he said upon receiving his award.Böhm has engaged on matters such as EIOPA’s pension fund stress tests and the European Commission’s proposed regulation on sustainable investment.APG won Pension Fund Achievement of the Year for its GroeiFabriek (Growth Factory), which is the Dutch investor’s response to the need to innovate. It aims to stimulate the growth of new ideas from within APG and to build an ecosystem of continuous innovation.The 2019 IPE Awards attracted more than 430 entries across 43 categories, with participating investors having €2trn in assets under management. Ninety one judges were involved in assessing entries. Central & Eastern EuropeSwedbank Pension Plan InnovationATP PortugalOcidental Pensões United KingdomPension Protection Fundcenter_img Bronze Awards  The UK’s Merseyside Pension Fund was also a multiple winner, taking home awards for climate-related risk management, credit and alternatives, and factor investing. DenmarkATP and PensionDanmark NetherlandsStichting Calpam-Pensioenfonds FranceAG2R La Mondiale European Pension Fund of the YearATP CommoditiesHVB Pension Fund Portfolio Construction & DiversificationSEB Pension och Försäkring Small Pension FundStichting Calpam-Pensioenfonds National / Sovereign FundATP Credit & AlternativesMerseyside Pension Fund Climate Related Risk ManagementMerseyside Pension Fund Emerging MarketsATP Germany (bAV)Telekom Pension Fund Real EstateChurch Commissioners for England AlternativesIndustriens Pension Fixed IncomeAlecta Germany (Versorgungswerk)Ärzteversorgung Westfalen-Lippe In-house Investment TeamFjärde AP-fonden (AP4) EquitiesBBVA Pensiones V and ERAFP                      Pensions Governance & AdministrationPensions Caixa 30 ESGChurch Commissioners for England Real Assets & InfrastructureBundespensionskasse SwedenSwedish Pensions Agency DC & Hybrid StrategiesAirbuslast_img read more

Black Fives NY Exhibit highlights Monticello Athletic Club, Cum Posey, Jr.

first_imgWhen Claude Johnson was an engineering student at Carnegie Mellon University, he didn’t know Cumberland Posey Jr. was, in addition to owning the Homestead Grays Negro League Team, one of the seminal figures in the history of Black basketball.But, now after a career path that took him from Lawrence Livermore labs, to IBM, to the NBA and Nike, Johnson heads the Black Fives Foundation dedicated to preserving and educating people about Blacks in “basket ball,” as it was first called, from the early 1900s until 1950.And Johnson not only knows who Cumberland Posey is, he is featuring him in an exhibit he is guest curating at the New York Historical Society that opens March 14.Due to segregation in the early 1900s, Black athletes formed their own professional leagues. Because teams have five starting players, they were called “fives.” Some of the most famous Black Five teams were the New York Renaissance, or the Rens, the Washington Bears, and the most famous remnant of that era, the Harlem Globetrotters.But Pittsburgh, and Duquesne University feature prominently in the exhibit because Cumberland Posey also starred for Duquesne during the Black Fives Era.One of the great stories in sports of any kind, which Johnson previously wrote about for the foundation website, involves Posey and the Monticello Athletic Club team in Pittsburgh’s Hill District.Jim Dorsey (left) and Cum Posey (Second from left) pictured with members of the Monticello Athletic Club circa 1912. The Monticello lineup also featured Walter Clark, Sell Hall, Israel Lee, and Cum’s brother Seward.“They couldn’t practice in any quality gymnasiums because of segregation, but on that team was one of the Dorsey brothers, all great athletes. Anyway, Jim Dorsey worked as the janitor at a Whites-only Phipps Gymnasium on the North Side, and he would let the team in on Sundays,” he said. “They practiced in secret, so nobody knew who they were when they came out and started playing, and they just blew everyone away and won the 1912 league championship. So Dorsey literally held the keys to their success.”Union Labor Temple in Pittsburgh was one of the few gyms in Pittsburgh where Black basketball players could play.After World War I, Dorsey became the director of the Center Avenue YMCA. As Johnson put it, “he finally got his own gym.”Posey, at the time was a star athlete at Duquesne, captain of its baseball, basketball and golf teams, which led to another curiosity.“If you look at the basketball roster, his name is listed as Charles Cumbert,” said Johnson. “It wasn’t because he was Black, the Holy Ghost fathers integrated the school well before 1900. It was because he was playing for these professional teams—Monticello, the Loendi Big Five, The Monarch Elks Five– making money playing against white clubs in barnstorming exhibitions. It was because he was a ‘ringer.’”In an interesting coincidence, the current Duquesne basketball team will be in New York for the Atlantic-10 Tournament when the exhibit opens. Johnson said he hoped to arrange for them to visit, if they have an off day.The exhibit at the Historical Society features a host of photos from the Black Fives Era, including other famous players Jackie Robinson, of the LA Red Devils, and Paul Robeson, of the St. Christopher Club of Harlem.Exhibit workers put finishing touches on Cumberland Posey display at Black Fives exhibit in New York.It also contains memorabilia including ticket stubs, event broadsheets, and an advertisement for the 1912 “Pittsburgh vs. New York” Annual Christmas Basketball Games and Dance of the Alpha Physical Culture Club, as well as vintage equipment such as leather basketballs, buckle-front shorts, and leather and wool basketball knee pads.The exhibit runs through July 20 at the New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park Westat 77th Street, New York, NY 10024.Images courtesy of the Black Fives Foundation, except Monticello AC photo, courtesy of Zerbie Dorsey Swain collection.(Send comments to [email protected])last_img read more

Kevin Pietersen on Steve Smith vs Virat Kohli: One is a ‘freakshow’ and the…

first_imgImage Courtesy: BCCI/GettyAdvertisement btkoNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs8ia5aWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E9i( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) ce4xlWould you ever consider trying this?😱s16aCan your students do this? 🌚n8f0tRoller skating! Powered by Firework Although cricket has how faced a halt due to the novel Coronavirus pandemic, one topic that has always been constant among the global fanbase of the sport is- the never ending rivalry between Virat Kohli and Steve Smith, two of the greatest batsmen ever. The stalwarts of the two elite cricketing nations have often been pitted against each other by fans and pundits alike, from the performances and records to exchanging the ICC Test batting ranking top spot. Former English cricketer Kevin Pietersen also speaks up, and to him, the Aussie run machine ‘doesn’t even come close’ to the ‘freakshow’ skipper of Team India!Advertisement Image Courtesy: BCCI/GettyKevin Pietersen recently went onto a live session on Instagram along with former Zimbabwean cricketer Pommie Mbangwa. having a discussion on various topics on the gentleman’s game, the question of Kohli vs Smith eventually came up.Even though both batsmen have been revered as two of the greatest ever to grace the pitch, the choice was very easy for the former England international.Advertisement “Kohli is a freakshow, his record chasing winning games for India with the amount of pressure he lives under, Smith does not even come close to him,” Pietersen said in the live session.Even though Smith is currently leading the ICC Test batting rankings list with 911 ratings, 25 more than Kohli in the second spot, the Men in Blue captain’s milestone achieving victory and his expertise to pull his team out of a tight spot in a nail biting chase is why Pietersen chose him over the former Aussie skipper.Advertisement However, its not just Smith, Pietersen even considers Kohli to be above Tendulkar, arguably the greatest cricketer to ever exist, just on the sole reason of the 38 year old’s chasing records.“Again, Virat because of his chasing numbers,” Pietersen went on pitting Kohli versus the Little Master, “His chasing numbers are frightening, he averages more than 80 when it comes to chasing, he consistently wins games for India, he keeps on turning the numbers, and this matters to me as to how many games you win for your country.”Kohli already has a higher batting average in ODIs (59.34) than Tendulkar (44.83), even though their Test number are very similar, and the current no. 1 ODI batsman is slowly approaching Tendulkar’s astounding record of 100 centuries, with already having landed 70 tons across both formats.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Why Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli may not be allowed to train with Team India!Virat Kohli reveals who the best fielder in Team India is Advertisementlast_img read more

Coasting Along

first_imgBy Anastasia MillickerRB woman cycling from Key West to Bar Harbor, Me.RED BANK – Ann Tardy is fulfilling a lifelong dream for the second time.Red Bank resident Ann Tardy, founder and president of LifeMoxie Mentoring, prepares for the start of her 2,900-mile bike journey at the Seven Mile Bridge in Key West, Fla. Tardy began cycling May 25 and expects to complete her ride by July 4 in Bar Harbor, Me.Tardy, founder and president of LifeMoxie Mentoring, started her 2,900-mile bike ride along the East Coast Friday in her second “MoxieRide” to promote her LifeMoxie Mentoring program, which creates literature and software for business owners on how to mentor their employees.A Red Bank resident, Tardy launched LifeMoxie seven years ago but it was not until last year that she decided to pedal across the United State on a cross-country cycling trip, achieving a dream that started in law school but was delayed by her daily work routine.Last year during her California to New Jersey ride, Tardy, a former Silicon Valley attorney, and her law school friend Jeff Furnia cycled 7,500 miles. During the trip they stopped in small towns to interview workers who enjoyed their jobs asking them why they loved what they were doing. A filmmaker accompanied the cyclists and documented the trip. The first ride was made into a documentary and is available at www. lifemoxie.com/moxieride.Keeping with the MoxieRide’s initial format, Tardy plans to stop in small towns along the East Coast and ask employees what they like about their jobs.This year Tardy is accompanied during her six-week research project by a small crew, including a videographer and publicist, during the trek from Key West, Fla. to Bar Harbor, Me. They are traveling in a RV with the LifeMoxie logo.“Last year, I cycled from San Francisco to New Jersey… I was really disappointed the last time when it ended because I had so much fun doing it. So, I decided to create another one (Moxie Ride),” Tardy said.Among the people Tardy came across last year were an Illinois pig farmer and his wife, an animal semen transporter, and a Nevada construction worker who handled traffic duty with a flag.Tardy started her second LifeMoxie journey in Key West, Friday, May 25 – a day earlier that planned – and expects to complete the trip on July 4 in Bar Harbor.“The weather was beautiful and they were all ready to go so we got a head start and started one day early,” said Christina MacCarrick, Moxie-Ride public relations officer.In the days before the start of the long ride, Tardy said she was looking forward to interviewing people about their careers. She was hoping to talk to workers with different jobs than those she spoke to during her first journey. She said she would keep her eyes peeled for a police officer or a Starbucks employee who look like they enjoyed their jobs.During this year’s ride, the MoxieRide team will post a YouTube video every day with interviews collectedand Tardy will blog daily. Updates from the ride can be found at www.facebook.com/ TheMoxieRide.“We will stop at gas stations or walk around and look for people who act happy or those people who stand out in the crowd, interview them and post their stories on the blog,” she said.In addition to her blog, Tardy plans to keep a count of the roadkill she comes upon. Last year, she counted 2,058 dead things along the road including armadillo and turtles. Although Tardy said the roadkill count is a bit morbid, blog readers enjoy it. “It puts things into perspective,” Tardy said. “It reminds me to be really safe on the road.”Tardy plans to cycle 70 miles a day, as she did on her ride last year. Included among scheduled stops will be one in Outer Banks, N.C., the place Tardy is most excited to visit.“From San Francisco to New Jersey it was pretty much a dry ride but weather may change things (in the schedule) a bit this year,” Tardy said. “I’m not afraid of rain. I’m afraid of torrential downpours… hurricanes and tornadoes.”Tardy said neither rain, nor snow, nor wind has stopped her biking, including her winter season training. During her morning rides, Tardy said she rides 25 miles during the week while on weekends she rides 50 miles but not alone. Tardy said Cliff Wittenberg of Bike Haven in Fair Haven has helped introduce her to bike enthusiasts in the area who she cycles with every day.“Bike enthusiasts cycle from Red Bank to Pier Village (in Long Branch) in the pitch dark in the morning and we cycle all winter and… on weekends we go down to Belmar,” Tardy said. “They are a great group of people.”Tardy said supporters and friends plan to accompany her on her East Coast trip. She expects some New Jersey cycling friends will join her when she and Furni reach Pennsylvania in late June.last_img read more

SKY KINGDOM STREAKS TO IMPRESSIVE WIN IN GRADE III, $100,000 TOKYO CITY CUP UNDER GARCIA; BAFFERT TRAINEE WINS BY 5 ¾ LENGTHS AND GETS HIS SECOND WIN IN MILE AND A HALF MARATHON

first_img–30– ARCADIA, Calif. (March 28, 2015)–Sky Kingdom proved history can repeat itself as he was an impressive 5 ¾ length winner of Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Tokyo City Cup under Martin Garcia. A winner of the mile and a half marathon in 2013, the Bob Baffert trainee had been idle since well beaten in the Las Vegas Marathon (1 ¾ miles) on Oct. 31 and got the distance in 2:28.90 as the second choice in a field of six older horses.Second early to longshot Arlington House, Sky Kingdom, a 6-year-old horse by Empire Maker, relaxed well under Garcia and was a length off the pacesetter under the wire for the first time. Garcia got on terms with Arlington House at the five furlong pole and took the lead going to the three furlong mark.“They gave him a break but he runs well after some time off,” said Garcia. “He loves this track and he loves this distance. The farther the better for him. He has a long stride and these longer races just make him happy.”Off at 5-2, Sky Kingdom paid $7.60, $4.80 and $2.60. Owned by Westrock Stables, LLC, he improved his overall mark to 19-6-2-2 and with the winner’s share of $60,000 increased his earnings to $472,122.“This horse runs well fresh and this was a good spot for him,” said Baffert assistant Jim Barnes. “They had sensible fractions (24.15, 48.56, 1:13.28, 1:38.33 and 2:03.43) and that was good. The final time was good, they picked it up and Martin had to move on him a little early passing the five and a half…he did an excellent job riding him and we couldn’t be happier.”Last under the wire the first time, Bailoutbobby moved inside favored Bronzo into the far turn and outran him for the place by 4 ½ lengths. Ridden by Elvis Trujillo, Bailoutbobby was off at 12-1 and paid $7.40 and $2.80.Trained by Neil Drysdale and ridden by Gary Stevens, Chilean-bred Bronzo came off a fifth place run in the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap and had been facing the likes of Shared Belief, California Chrome and Hoppertunity in his three stateside engagements dating back to Jan. 10.Off at 3-5, Bronzo paid $2.10 to show.“They went really slow early,” said Stevens. “Maybe I should have let him dance away from there for the first quarter mile. He went to sleep on me and I couldn’t wake him up.”First post time for a nine-race card on Sunday at Santa Anita is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more

Prep roundup: New face takes top spot on the links; Mack, Arcata volleyball nab wins

first_imgArcata … Girls golfThrough the first four rounds of the season the same two names, Avary Henry and Phoebe Sundberg, sat atop the leader board when all was said an done.Thursday at the Eureka Municipal Golf Course a new face rose up to take the top spot.McKinleyville’s Isabella Sundberg shot a field-low 86 to win the fifth round of the Humboldt-Del Norte League girls golf season.Isabella Sundberg finished in third-place in each of the first four rounds before Thursday’s breakthrough.last_img

Baseball World Series MVP Award Named for Willie Mays

Willie Mays (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has named its World Series Most Valuable Player award after Willie Mays.The decision was announced Friday, the 63rd anniversary of Mays’ back-to-the-plate catch in deep center field at the Polo Grounds for the New York Giants against Cleveland’s Vic Wertz in the World Series opener. The Giants went on to sweep the Indians.The Series MVP award began the following year when it was won by Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Johnny Podres.San Francisco Giants’ Willie Mays is all set for a workout at the baseball club’s training camp at Casa Grande,  (AP Photo/RDS)Now 86, Mays played in 24 All-Star Games during a 22-year-career with the New York and San Francisco Giants, and the New York Mets.

Sania Mirza takes a dig at Pakistani cricketer Hasan Ali on eve

first_imgSania Mirza with her husband Shoaib Malik in a file photoTwitter Indian tennis star Sania Mirza took a dig at Pakistani cricketer Hasan Ali as the latter tweeted out a picture of himself which had the caption, last night as a bachelor. The 32-year-old tennis star who is married to another Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik congratulated the pacer while making a funny request.”Congratulations Hassan wish you both a lifetime of love and happiness .. this time you’ll have to treat us to more than Nandos though,” her tweet read.Hasan Ali is getting married to an Indian woman named Shamia Aarzoo who is a flight engineer with Emirates Airlines. The marriage is going to take place on August 20 in Dubai. There had been a lot of speculations regarding their marriage for the past one month as there reports had come out revealing the nationality of the girl. But the cricketer took to Twitter and stated that the news was not confirmed. The 25-year-old also mentioned that he will make a public announcement soon. Finally, Ali confirmed the news some days later in a news conference in his hometown, Gujranwala. He also added that he will be wearing a black sherwani suit. According to the right-arm medium-fast bowler, both of them met in Dubai a year back and their friendship grew with time.The Pakistani cricketer has played nine Tests and 53 ODIs for his country picking up 31 and 82 wickets respectively. He was an important member of the Pakistan team which won the Champions Trophy in 2017. But in recent times his form has dipped a lot as he was not a regular in the recently concluded ICC Cricket World Cup. The pacer had a bad tournament and picked up only two wickets at an economy rate of 7.75 from the four matches he played. The last match he played in the quadrennial event against India was the one which Pakistan lost by 89 runs and Hasan finished, with conceding 84 runs and picking up just a single wicket in the nine overs he bowled.center_img Pakistan’s Hasan Ali.NEZAR BALOUT/AFP/Gettylast_img read more