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  • SHANGHAI, Aug 31- Chinese authorities have taken Li Yifei, chairwoman of British hedge fund manager Man Group Plc's China unit, into custody to help with a police probe into market volatility, Bloomberg reported on Monday, citing a person familiar with the matter. Li's assistance with police inquiries does not mean she is facing charges or has done anything wrong,...

  • BEIJING, Aug 31- The outstanding amount of China's dollar-denominated Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor programme inched up to $76.7 billion as of August 28, from $76.6 billion at the end of July, the country's currency regulator said on Monday.

  • LONDON/ BOSTON, Aug 28- Investors are being poorly served by a haphazard approach from fund managers to the growing threat of cyber crime damaging the companies in which they invest, with a lack of clarity from the businesses themselves compounding the problem. "I don't see any visible stand asset managers are taking, like they do on other social responsibility...

  • HONG KONG, Aug 30- Ageas has agreed to sell its Hong Kong insurance unit to a China- based asset manager JD Capital for HK $10.7 billion, the Belgian insurer said in a statement on Sunday, exiting a business it acquired eight years ago. "The decision to sell our business in Hong Kong follows a strategic review of our Asian activities in which we concluded that it is in the...

  • AMSTERDAM, Aug 29- The Dutch public employees' pension fund, the world's third largest, has sold all its shares in pharmaceuticals maker Mylan after it emerged that one of the company's products is in stock at a U.S. prison where death sentences are carried out. The move by ABP, which had $416 billion in assets in 2014 according to consultancy Towers Watson, is thought...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 28- The nearly two-month-long slide in oil prices to 6-1/ 2 year-lows has been a boon to many so-called systematic funds, which trade based on technical signals or computer algorithms rather than fundamentals. While most market commentary has focused on the persistent glut in the global market caused by unrelenting OPEC output and surprisingly...

  • Aug 28- BNY Mellon Corp's computer glitch this week has disrupted pricing on nearly 5 percent of U.S. mutual funds and exchange-traded funds with about $404 billion in assets, according to data from Morningstar Inc and Lipper Inc.. BNY Mellon said on Friday it still does not know when the problems with mutual fund pricing will be fixed. An accounting system BNY...

  • Investors still in the dark as cyber threat grows Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 9:29 AM ET

    LONDON/ BOSTON, Aug 28- Investors are being poorly served by a haphazard approach from fund managers to the growing threat of cyber crime damaging the companies in which they invest, with a lack of clarity from the businesses themselves compounding the problem. "I don't see any visible stand asset managers are taking, like they do on other social responsibility...

  • US STOCKS-Futures fall after two-day market rally Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 7:39 AM ET

    *Wall Street logged its biggest two-day gain since the financial crisis on Thursday on strong U.S. economic data and hints that a September interest-rate hike was unlikely. *Chinese stocks jumped more than 4 percent for the second day as authorities announced that pension funds managed by China's local governments will start investing 2 trillion yuan as soon...

  • BEIJING, Aug 28- China's local pension funds will start investing 2 trillion yuan as soon as possible in stocks and other assets, senior government officials said on Friday, in a bid to boost the investment returns of such funds. China said last weekend that it would let pension funds under local government units to invest in the stock market for the first time, a...

  • The carnage of the last week- even with Wednesday's and Thursday's rebound- has been particularly acute for investors who have seen their overweight positions in companies such as social media site Facebook, pharmaceutical company Valeant, internet retailer Netflix, carmaker Tesla Motors and renewable energy company SunEdison get pummeled in the last...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 28- The nearly two-month-long slide in oil prices to 6-1/ 2 year-lows has been a boon to many so-called systematic funds, which trade based on technical signals or computer algorithms rather than fundamentals. While most market commentary has focused on the persistent glut in the global market caused by unrelenting OPEC output and surprisingly...

  • BEIJING, Aug 28- China's local pensions funds will start investing 2 trillion yuan as soon as possible in stocks and other assets, Vice Minister of Human Resources and Social Security You Jun said on Friday. China said last weekend that it would allow pension funds to invest in the stock market for the first time, a move that could potentially channel hundreds of...

  • Some of the largest U.S. fund managers rely on BNY Mellon to calculate the net asset value of their funds but a failed software upgrade last weekend buckled the system just as investors headed into a tumultuous week of trading sparked by fears about the Chinese economy. "BNY Mellon is the plumber to mutual funds and capital markets," said Mike Mayo, a banking analyst...

  • TORONTO, Aug 27- Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce reported a higher third-quarter profit that topped market estimates on Thursday, helped by growth in its retail and wealth management businesses, and raised its quarterly dividend. Gross impaired loans in its oil-and-gas portfolio increased 36 percent to C $34 million, from C $25 million in the second...

  • CIBC profit tops estimates, dividend raised Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 6:34 AM ET

    TORONTO, Aug 27- Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce reported a higher third-quarter profit that topped market estimates on Thursday, helped by growth in its retail and wealth management businesses. Net income in the quarter ended July 31 was C $978 million, or C $2.42 cents per share, compared with C $921 million, or C $2.26 per share, a year ago.

  • SAFT ON WEALTH-Are hedge funds just pricey and passive? Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 5:11 PM ET

    Aug 26- Investors in hedge funds are likely to be paying for a product more like an index fund than a skill-driven market beater. So finds a new study by Mikhail Tupitsyn and Paul Lajbcygier of Monash University in Australia, who looked at the evidence of 5,580 hedge funds, about half active and half now closed, between 1994 and 2010.. "The question at the heart of this...

  • BOSTON/ NEW YORK, Aug 25- Just after the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged over 1,000 points on Monday morning, New York- based hedge fund manager Sahm Adrangi sent around his weekly note showing his fund lost 2 percent so far in August. Adrangi, whose $350 million Kerrisdale Capital is still up 10 percent so far this year, stands with several other well-known...

  • TORONTO, Aug 25- Bank of Montreal on Tuesday reported that bad oil-and-gas loans increased sharply in the third quarter but profit topped market expectations on growth in its wealth management unit and personal and commercial banking. BMO's gross impaired loans from the oil-and-gas sector jumped fourfold to C $106 million in the quarter from C $26 million in...

  • BOSTON/ NEW YORK, Aug 25- Just after the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged over 1,000 points on Monday morning, New York- based hedge fund manager Sahm Adrangi sent around his weekly note showing his fund lost 2 percent so far in August. Adrangi, whose $350 million Kerrisdale Capital is still up 10 percent so far this year, stands with several other well-known...