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  • LONDON, Sept 7- The combined assets of the world's largest 300 pension funds grew more than 3 percent in 2014 to a new high of more than $15 trillion, driven by retirement saving in North America and Europe, a study showed on Monday. North America had the highest five-year combined compound growth rate of around 8 percent, according to the study, compiled by...

  • *Toshiba turns positive after it releases earnings. The U.S. economy is recovering, and it should be good for the Japanese economy if we didn't have worries about China, "said Yoshihiro Okumura, an analyst at Chibagin Asset Management. But he said that the market, which in recent weeks has been hit by worries of a hard landing in China, may stay sluggish ahead of the...

  • GENEVA PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE SAYS CRIMINAL COMPLAINTS WERE AGAINST FIVE FORMER EXECUTIVES OF A GENEVA WEALTH MANAGEMENT COMPANY, OVER EXCESSIVE ASSETS IN A MADOFF "FEEDER FUND".

  • LONDON, Sept 4- Investors continued to pull billions of dollars out of emerging market stocks in the week to Sept. 2, but the cumulative outflow recently is now so large it is flashing a "buy" signal to investors, Bank of America Merrill Lynch said on Friday. The $5.2 billion outflow brought redemptions over the last four weeks to $24 billion, or 2.94 percent of assets...

  • LONDON, Sept 4- China-focused hedge funds suffered record losses in the past three months and were overtaken by their Japan- themed peers as this year's best performers, leaving them at risk of a surge in redemptions. Some managers were caught out by the extent of the selloff in China, re-entering the market prematurely. "Many managers thought the collapse had...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 3- An $80 billion portfolio managed by hedge fund titan Ray Dalio's Bridgewater Associates and widely held by many pension funds slumped in August and some investors blame the strategy of such funds for the eruption in volatility that slammed stocks and commodities. Bridgewater's "All Weather Fund" fell 4.2 percent in August and is down 3.76...

  • BOSTON, Sept 2- Hedge fund mogul William Ackman, one of last year's best performers, joined a string of high profile managers in reporting deep losses for August as global markets tumbled amid fears over slower growth in China. Ackman's Pershing Square Capital Management, which makes concentrated bets on a small number of stocks, told clients on Wednesday that...

  • *Tech stocks lead, Netflix hit by short-sell recommendation. *Ambarella's forecast drags down GoPro. It's market volatility, it's nervousness, it's an inability to call the direction of the market, "said Jake Dollarhide, chief executive officer of Longbow Asset Management in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

  • Traders in lock-step keep up pressure after sell-off Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 10:33 AM ET

    *Trend-following funds add to selling pressure-J.P.Morgan. LONDON, Sept 2- Understanding why financial markets are caught in the grip of the kind of volatility that has seen moves of more than 8 percent in two days may have more to do with trading the trend than a radical shift in the economic growth outlook. For every 10 percent drop in equity indexes, J.P.Morgan...

  • LONDON, Sept 1- European insurers' assets under management jumped 9.4 percent to 9.9 trillion euros in 2014 from a year earlier, trade body Insurance Europe said on Tuesday, mainly driven by increased investment by life insurers. European gross written premiums rose by 3.7 percent to 1.2 trillion euros, Insurance Europe said in a statement, with life insurance...

  • Sept 1- Hedge fund manager Pierre Andurand believes crude prices will head lower again, possibly dropping below $30 per barrel, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday. The Andurand Capital oil hedge fund founder made his name in 2008 by calling the sharp rise and subsequent collapse in oil prices that year. "I would expect the range for WTI to be $25- $50 over the...

  • AMSTERDAM, Sept 1- The Netherlands' Central Bank on Tuesday gave Dutch pension funds, which include some of the largest in the world, 12 years to rectify low funding ratios. In the past, funds had been required to repair their funding ratios- their current estimated assets compared with their estimated future obligations- within three years by cutting pension...

  • DUTCH CENTRAL BANK GIVES PENSION FUNDS 12 YEARS TO RECOVER@. AMSTERDAM, Sept 1- The Netherlands' Central Bank on Tuesday gave Dutch pension funds, which including some of the largest in the world, 12 years to rectify low funding ratios. In the past, funds had been required to repair their funding ratios- their current estimated assets compared with their estimated...

  • DUTCH CENTRAL BANK: PENSION FUNDS NOT PLANNING TO CUT PENSIONS, RAISE PREMIUMS.

  • DUTCH CENTRAL BANK: PENSION FUNDS WILL RESTORE RATIOS "ALMOST COMPLETELY" WITH INVESTMENT RETURNS.

  • DUTCH CENTRAL BANK: PENSION FUNDS GIVEN 12 YEARS TO RESTORE LOW FUNDING RATIOS.

  • Sept 1- Two of America's biggest public pension funds have come together to oppose an amendment of bylaws at Bank of America Corp that would allow Brian Moynihan to continue as both chief executive and chairman of the No. 2 U.S. bank by assets. Calstrs and Calpers together hold less than 1 percent of the total shares outstanding in Bank of America.

  • LONDON/ BEIJING Sept 1- Shares in British hedge fund manager Man Group Plc fell more than 6 percent in early trade on Tuesday following a report that the head of its China unit had been taken into custody as part of a probe into the country's recent market volatility. Bloomberg reported on Monday that Man's China chairwoman, Li Yifei, was helping authorities...

  • Sept 1- Two of America's biggest public pension funds have come together to oppose an amendment of bylaws at Bank of America Corp that would allow Brian Moynihan to continue as both chief executive and chairman of the No. 2 U.S. bank by assets. Calstrs and Calpers together hold less than 1 percent of the total shares outstanding in Bank of America.

  • BOSTON/ NEW YORK, Aug 31- U.S. fund managers want less involvement from officials in China in the country's volatile stock markets, even if it means their portfolios take hits in the short run. The head of hedge fund manager Man Group Plc's China business has been taken into custody to help authorities in a probe into recent market volatility, Bloomberg reported on...