Sunday, February 13, 2011

Gore’s Generation Investment Management Said to Start $500 Million Asian Fund

Among our many feeds and terminals is the Al Gore Combined Feed which constantly trolls for any mention of the big guy. Some recent examples:

SFist Lady Accuses Muni Passenger Of Being Al Gore , Staring At Her Private Parts (VIDEO) SFist "A crazy tweaker boarded the San Francisco MUNI and immediately began shouting at one of the passengers, repeatedly calling him ' Al Gore ' and accusing him ...
Before Al Gore was fat: Capra climate change short from 1958. h/t sufrommich @ DU. Posted by YAFB on 02/11/11 at 11:51 PM • Permalink. Categories: I Don't Know Much About Art, But I Know What I Like • Politics • YouTubidity • ... When Jeb Bush says he won't run for president in 2012, it makes Republicans ... ... presidential contenders including Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Tim Pawlenty, true believers could take turns throwing eggs at a picture of Al Gore . ... and more »
Tomer Hanuka's dreams of the Al Gore administration Comic Book Resources Hanuka was hired by art director Josef Reyes to do the lead art for a New York Magazine story documenting the fictional decade where Al Gore , not George W.
You get the picture. Mission critical stuff.
Is it any wonder we missed this story from Bloomberg:
Al Gore's Generation Investment Management LLP, which buys shares of companies it deems socially responsible, aims to start a $500 million fund to invest in Asia, said two people briefed on the plan.

The fund may start by July, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the information is private. It will buy shares of Asian companies that adhere to Generation’s investment guidelines of focusing on “economic, social and environmental” sustainability, while eschewing “short-term” profit goals.

Generation is looking to invest in countries including China and India as Asia’s growth, and the region’s demands for natural resources, increasingly affect the world economy. The firm, which targets pension funds and wealthy clients, closed its main global equity fund in 2008 to new money after assets rose to about $5 billion. Gore, the former U.S. vice president, founded London-based Generation in 2004 with David Blood, who previously headed asset management at Goldman Sachs Group Inc....MORE
HT: SolarFeeds