September 29

Dutch pension fund to invest in Actiam microfinance fund

first_imgPGB, the €18bn pension fund for the Dutch printing industry, has committed €20m to a microfinance fund launched by Actiam, the successor of SNS Asset Management. The fund – the Actiam Institutional Microfinance Fund III – has been launched for six institutional investors, including the €13bn railways scheme SPF and the €3bn pension fund for public transport, SPOV.The asset manager said the duration of the fund would be eight years and that the target return would be approximately 6%.It added that total commitments were €130m to date. Rob Heerkens, board member for investments at PGB, said: “We consider microfinance as a deliberate choice for ESG investment.”The industry-wide scheme previously invested €8m in a predecessor of the Actiam fund.According to Jacques Kappé, SRI portfolio manager at SPF Beheer (the asset manager for SPF and SPOV), the new fund ties in with its clients’ desire to affect social and sustainable change against an acceptable return.“With a return of more than 5%, Actiam’s first microfinance fund fully met our expectations, and also demonstrated its social impact,” he said.However, Kappé declined to disclose the size of SPF and SPOV’s commitments to Actiam’s new fund.Theo Brouwers, director at Actiam Impact Investing, said the social and financial returns of these microfinance funds met market expectations.“Financially, the returns are at the same level as from regular funds with a similar risk profile,” he said.“However, in this case, both the investor and the investment target receive a social return.”Within Actiam, Actiam Impact Investing focuses on socially relevant corporate activities, such as microfinance, small and medium-sized enterprises in developing countries and clean energy.last_img read more

August 16

Matches of the 19th round of BiH Premier League will be played this weekend

first_imgAfter one-week break, because of BiH national team match, on Saturday, the 19th round of BiH Football Premier League will continue and will offer a very good sports Saturday.Eight matches are going to played. Željezničar will play against Gošk, Zvijezda Gradačac against Slavija, Borac against Zrinjski; Travnik against Radnik, Široki Brijeg against Čelik, Leotar against Rudar Prijedor, Velež against Gradina and Sarajevo against Olimpic.The table score of BiH Premier League:1.         ŽELJEZNIČAR              412.         SARAJEVO                  373.         OLIMPIC                       334.         ŠIROKI B.                     315.         BORAC                         316.         SLAVIJA                       297.         ZRINJSKI                      298.         ČELIK                           249.         RADNIK                        2410.        LEOTAR                       2311.        RUDAR                         2112.        VELEŽ                          2013.        ZVIJEZDA                    1814.        TRAVNIK                      1715.        GOŠK                           1616.        GRADINA                     14last_img read more

August 14

Wanda Moberg, 89, formerly of Wellington: Feb. 9, 1927 – Feb. 18, 2016

first_imgWanda MobergWanda Moberg, age 89, of Claremore, Okla, former long-time resident of Wellington, died Thursday, February 18, 2016 at Wood Manor in Claremore.Wanda was born in Nevada, Mo. on February 9, 1927 to Barney E. Koeger and Pearl M. (Randleman) Koeger.  She attended school in Nevada and graduated from Nevada High School with the class of 1945. Wanda met her husband Karl W. Moberg when he stopped to help fix a flat tire on a car she was riding in.  They were married on April, 27, 1946 in Reno, Nevada. Together they celebrated 35 years of marriage. He proceeded her in death in 1982.Wanda and Karl moved to Wellington in 1953 when Karl opened his optometry practice at Hatcher Clinic. She lived in Wellington until 2010 when she moved to Claremore, OK. Wanda was a tireless volunteer.  She volunteered for the St. Luke’s Hospital (later SRMC) Women’s Auxiliary for over 40 years.  She organized the annual St Luke’s Hospital Bazarre for several years and later ran the SRMC Gift Shop with the volunteer “Pink” ladies.  She served on the hospital board as well. Wanda received her 60 year pin for being a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. Wanda was a member of the Wellington Art Association and the First Presbyterian Church where she served in the capacity of Deacon, Trustee, and Ruling Elder.Wanda loved to paint. She was part owner of Paint & Putter and The Hen House in Wellington.  She taught Tole painting and Decoupage lessons for many years. Her hobbies included painting, knitting and playing Bridge.  Wanda was known as an excellent cook, music lover and she could “cut a rug” back in the day.Wanda was proceeded in death by her parents, husband Karl, sister Opal Douglas, and brother, Denzel Curry.She is survived by her daughters Carley Moberg of Wellington and Melissa (Mike) Geubelle of Claremore, OK, one grandson, Austin Geubelle of Owasso, OK, and several nieces and nephews.Memorial services for Wanda will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, February 25, 2016 at the First Presbyterian Church in Wellington, Kansas.In lieu of flowers her family asks that contributions be given to the Sumner Regional Medical Center-Women’s Auxiliary. Contributions can be mailed or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or to leave condolences, please visit www.cornejodayfuneralhome.comArrangements are by Cornejo|Day Funeral Home & Crematory, 1030 Mission Road, Wellington, Kansas.last_img read more