Milken Institute

PUBLIC FINANCE INITIATIVE, NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES, AND COLLABORATING PARTNERS RECEIVE $4 MILLION GRANT TO ELEVATE RACIAL EQUITY IN BOND MARKETS

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Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 3:00pm

The project team will develop a range of tools for cities, public authorities, and their financial advisors to elevate racial equity considerations in bond issuances.

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  • The project team will develop a range of tools for cities, public authorities, and their financial advisors to elevate racial equity considerations in bond issuances.
  • The Initiative for Responsible Investment at the Harvard Kennedy School's Center for Public Leadership will also serve as a subgrantee.
  • The Public Finance Initiative (PFI) develops public finance programs that center the values of equity, sustainability, and inclusive growth in fiscal decision making with leading foundations and partners.
  • The National League of Cities (NLC)is the voice of America's cities, towns, and villages, representing more than 200 million people.

Baszucki Brain Research Fund and Milken Institute Announce Grant Recipients for Bipolar Disorder Therapeutic Research

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Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 8:00am

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Baszucki Brain Research Fund and the Milken Institute's Center for Strategic Philanthropy are pleased to announce that 45 scientists worldwide will receive funding to advance research for bipolar disorder.

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  • WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --The Baszucki Brain Research Fund and the Milken Institute's Center for Strategic Philanthropy are pleased to announce that 45 scientists worldwide will receive funding to advance research for bipolar disorder.
  • Today, the Baszucki family announced $9 million in grants to support bipolar disorder focused research.
  • The new grants are intended to further ignite the field by addressing the historical underfunding of bipolar research highlighted by prior Milken Institute investigations.
  • The Baszucki Brain Research Fund awardees include teams from:
    Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation, Massachusetts General Hospital

15th Asian Financial Forum attracts 63,000+ views

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022 - 10:00am

As of 11 January, the AFF virtual platform had seen more than 63,000 views from 80 countries and regions.

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  • As of 11 January, the AFF virtual platform had seen more than 63,000 views from 80 countries and regions.
  • Jean-Claude Trichet, Former President, European Central Bank, offered his views on how the financial industry, regulators and policymakers should step up their concerted efforts in addressing key issues related to monetary stability in times of uncertainty.
  • Delivering his remarks on the second morning of AFF 2022, Paul Chan, Financial Secretary of the HKSAR, noted the tremendous opportunities for Hong Kong's financial market created by Mainland China's continued development.
  • PwC and the HKTDC jointly presented a pulse survey, "ESG Investing: Challenges and Opportunities for Hong Kong", during AFF 2022.

MEDIA ADVISORY: 2021 Milken Institute Partnering for Patients Forum to Feature Patient, Policy, and Industry Leaders

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 7:00pm

As the COVID-19 pandemic consumes the worlds collective focus, patients continue to suffer from a variety of conditions.

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  • As the COVID-19 pandemic consumes the worlds collective focus, patients continue to suffer from a variety of conditions.
  • The 2021 Milken Institute Partnering for Patients Forum, December 6-7, will convene patient groups and industry leaders to discuss advancing desperately needed biomedical innovation and keeping patients at the center of research and development.
  • Led by FasterCures and the Milken Institute Center for Public Health, all public sessions will be virtual and live-streamed on the Milken Institute website.
  • Where: Virtual and In-Person | Washington, D.C.
    Subject matter experts from FasterCures and the Milken Institute Center for Public Health will be available for interview requests.

Marstone Expands Board of Directors to Include Amerant’s Jerry Plush and Adds Nymbus’ Allison Netzer to its Advisory Board

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Monday, November 22, 2021 - 2:03pm

Jerry Plush brings more than 35 years of experience as a key strategic and operations leader in the financial services industry.

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  • Jerry Plush brings more than 35 years of experience as a key strategic and operations leader in the financial services industry.
  • Most recently, the board advised Marstone on the hire of Jon Stockdill as the companys Chief Technology Officer.
  • The board also contributed to successful partnerships with HSBC and BlackRock , as well as Marstones integration with Interactive Brokers .
  • The board is complemented by Marstones Advisors, whose experience further spans technology, law, marketing, and media.

Travelers Institute Convenes Experts to Address Pandemic-Era Opioid Crisis

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Monday, November 1, 2021 - 12:38pm

The Travelers Institute , the public policy division of The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV ), will host a webinar on Wednesday, Nov. 3, titled The Pandemic-Era Opioid Crisis: Where Are We Now?

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  • The Travelers Institute , the public policy division of The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV ), will host a webinar on Wednesday, Nov. 3, titled The Pandemic-Era Opioid Crisis: Where Are We Now?
  • Spitaletta and Ives will provide remarks and then serve as panelists during a Q&A moderated by Joan Woodward, President of the Travelers Institute and Executive Vice President of Public Policy at Travelers.
  • To learn more about the Travelers Institute and other upcoming events, please visit Travelers.com/Travelers-Institute .
  • The Travelers Institute draws upon the industry expertise of Travelers senior management as well as the technical expertise of many of Travelers underwriters, risk managers and other experts to provide information, analysis and solutions to public policymakers and regulators.

The road to COP26: Fifth Wall Launches Mural in Glasgow as part of its international "Choose Earth" Campaign

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Friday, October 29, 2021 - 5:43pm

The mural features the headline "There's No Place Like Home. Choose Earth." and the installation depicts an astronaut on Mars longingly reaching toward Earth. The multi-city mural campaign pokes fun at the current billionaire space race while encouraging people to first prioritize our planet -- a topic which has recently been called out by Prince William, who urged companies to repair this planet before exploring multi-planetary civilization, and Bill Gates, who noted that "we have a lot to do here on Earth."

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  • "I'm thrilled that Fifth Wall chose me for this project because it's a cause I personally stand behind.
  • The Glasgow mural aligns with the largest international climate change conference, COP26, which aims to bring countries together to accelerate positive action towards reversingglobal warming.
  • Unfortunately, most real estate firms are not investing nearly enough into this critical climate technology, and this is what Fifth Wall's mural campaign seeks to highlight.
  • This campaign is part of Fifth Wall's larger mission of investing in clean technologies to better the real estate industry.

More Than Half Of People Globally Fear The Worst Of The Pandemic Is Still Ahead And Are Looking To Business To Lead, According To New Survey

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Monday, October 18, 2021 - 5:47pm

As a result, rapid deterioration of public trust in leaders and institutions threaten to undermine global confidence in the recovery.

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  • As a result, rapid deterioration of public trust in leaders and institutions threaten to undermine global confidence in the recovery.
  • In survey responses, citizens tell of economic hardships that were worsened by the pandemic and persist despite record economic relief measures.
  • More than three quarters (80%) fear a global recession is looming, while (64%) of all employed citizens fear losing their job.
  • And more than half (51%) say they distrust their criminal justice system, (60%) social media, (50%) lawmakers, and (43%) television news.

Applied Real Intelligence (“A.R.I.”) Announces Addition of Gina Sanchez to Industry-Leading Advisory Board

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Monday, October 18, 2021 - 12:00pm

, a venture debt investment firm that provides innovative debt financing solutions to successful venture capital-backed companies, announced the addition of Gina Sanchez , Chief Executive Officer of Chantico Global, to A.R.I.s industry-leading Advisory Board .

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  • , a venture debt investment firm that provides innovative debt financing solutions to successful venture capital-backed companies, announced the addition of Gina Sanchez , Chief Executive Officer of Chantico Global, to A.R.I.s industry-leading Advisory Board .
  • We are very excited to welcome Gina to A.R.I.s Advisory Board.
  • As the Chief Executive Officer of Chantico Global, an institutional asset allocation consultant, Ms. Sanchez advises many of the worlds largest pension funds and endowments.
  • In 2013, Chantico Global was spun out of Roubini Global Economics, where Ms. Sanchez was the Director of Equity and Asset Allocation.

The Milken Institute Launches Initiative to Increase Diverse Talent in the Asset Management Industry

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Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 3:30pm

Carlyle is the inaugural underwriter of this initiative, with the goal of influencing collective progress across the industry.

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  • Carlyle is the inaugural underwriter of this initiative, with the goal of influencing collective progress across the industry.
  • The current leadership and workforce in the asset management industry often does not adequately reflect the composition of those individuals investing in or contributing to the funds which are managed, said Richard Ditizio, president, and chief operating officer of the Milken Institute.
  • We are proud to be working with The Milken Institute on this important initiative to eliminate barriers for diverse professionals and increase inclusion across the industry.
  • To learn more about the initiative or join, please visit the Milken Institutes Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Asset Management website page .