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  • NEW YORK, March 1- DoubleLine Capital, overseen by widely followed investor Jeffrey Gundlach, said on Tuesday it posted a net inflow of $2.24 billion in February, marking the firm's 25th consecutive month of inflows. The DoubleLine Total Return Bond Fund, the firm's largest fund by total assets, had a net inflow of $2.01 billion in February. The DoubleLine Core...

  • *Barclays bank pulls out of Africa after a century. Now many of the firms that grew to serve investors in the likes of China, Brazil or South Africa are slashing their businesses and jobs, with more cuts to come. If proof were needed that global investors have gone off developing economies, it came in Tuesday's announcement by Barclays that it is pulling out of Africa...

  • NEW YORK, March 1- Digital Asset Holdings LLC, a New York- based startup focused on blockchain technology in the financial services industry, said on Tuesday that Sallie Krawcheck, former head of Bank of America Wealth Management, has joined the company's board. Krawcheck also served as the chief financial officer of Citigroup. Earlier this year, Digital Asset...

  • BOSTON, Feb 29- Billionaire investors Barry Rosenstein and Daniel Loeb's hedge funds lost more money in February as both managers were hit by volatile markets shaped by fears about slower growth and uncertainty over how the Federal Reserve will react. David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital was one of the first funds to report good news to investors, telling...

  • BOSTON, Feb 29- Hedge fund Luxor Capital Group, which suffered double-digit losses last year, has been placed on a so-called watch list by influential industry consultant Cliffwater, according to a memo seen by Reuters. Cliffwater, which advises on roughly $55 billion in alternative assets invested in hedge funds, private equity and real estate funds, told the...

  • LONDON, Feb 29- Britain's financial regulator told asset managers on Monday they must review how they would cope with investors pulling out money en masse. The Bank of England and international authorities are examining whether promises by funds to give investors their money back at any time could end up damaging confidence in markets. The BoE's Financial...

  • LONDON, Feb 29- Hedge funds are turning more positive about the outlook for crude oil prices, according to the latest positioning data from regulators and exchanges. Hedge funds and other money managers held a combined net long position in the three main crude oil futures and options contracts amounting to 383 million barrels on Feb. 23. The net long position in...

  • BOSTON, Feb 26- Activist hedge fund manager Jeffrey Smith, who has publicly criticized Yahoo Inc Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer, said on Friday he sees "a lot of opportunity" in the company. Smith's Starboard Value has threatened to run a proxy contest raising pressure on the company's board to remove Mayer. But in his remarks on Friday at the MIT Sloan...

  • BOSTON, Feb 26- The Collins Alternative Solutions Fund, a mutual fund that offered hedge fund strategies to retail investors, has been shut down after suffering a double-digit decline in 2015 and falling more this year. "The board concluded that it would be in the best interests of the fund and its shareholders that the fund be closed and liquidated," Collins...

  • BOSTON, Feb 26- The Collins Alternative Solutions Fund, a mutual fund that offered hedge fund strategies to retail investors, was shut down after suffering double-digit losses in 2015 and falling more this year. "The board concluded that it would be in the best interests of the fund and its shareholders that the fund be closed and liquidated," Collins Capital said...

  • COLLINS CAPITAL SHUTTERS ITS COLLINS ALTERNATIVE SOLUTIONS FUND HEDGE FUND FOR RETAIL INVESTORS- U.S.

  • BOE'S CARNEY- FSB TO MAKE POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS ON STRUCTURAL VULNERABILITIES IN ASSET MANAGEMENT ACTIVITIES.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 25- Herbalife Ltd is in talks with government regulators regarding a probe of the company's business practices and said that the outcome of the talks was uncertain, the company said in a filing on Thursday. The Federal Trade Commission opened a probe of Herbalife following allegations by hedge fund manager William Ackman that it had a...

  • Feb 25- Morgan Stanley is restructuring the investment management business by moving executives into new roles, the bank said in a memo on Thursday, as head Dan Simkowitz looks to improve the unit's structure. Michael Levy, who has held a number of senior roles across investment management, becomes the group's chief operating officer, according to a memo, the...

  • Feb 25- Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan proposed a $2.6 billion fiscal 2017 budget on Thursday that he said could be the city's ticket to removing state oversight of its finances. A financial review commission was created under Michigan law to oversee a post-bankruptcy Detroit until it reaches certain benchmarks. Detroit Chief Financial Officer John Hill said the...

  • Feb 25- Wall Street gained on Thursday as strong U.S. manufacturing data pointed to a recovery in the struggling sector and some investors saw opportunities after weeks of volatility. Some investors took Wall Street's recent gains as a sign that prices are stabilizing. "I have a lot of people calling me and saying' Hey, I've got $50,000 in the bank earning zero...

  • Feb 25- U.S. real estate investment trust Rouse Properties Inc said Canadian asset manager Brookfield Asset Management Inc agreed to buy the company in a sweetened deal valued at about $2.8 billion, including debt. Brookfield Asset's latest cash offer of $18.25 per share represents a premium of 2.82 percent to Rouse's Wednesday close and values the real...

  • Feb 25- Real estate investment trust Rouse Properties Inc said asset manager Brookfield Asset Management Inc agreed to buy the company in a deal valued at about $2.8 billion, including debt.

  • BEIJING, Feb 25- China has appointed two central government firms to become industrial asset managers and will transform a handful of state-owned enterprises into pilot investment firms as it looks to overhaul weaker areas of its economy as growth cools to 25- year lows. Two central government-owned asset management and investment firms, China Chengtong...

  • *Citi stays overweight on continental Europe shares. Feb 25- European shares rebounded on Thursday from losses earlier in the week, as solid corporate results from the likes of French insurer AXA and British bank Lloyds lifted stock markets. However, Hampstead Capital hedge fund manager Lex Van Dam said equities remained his preferred asset class, given hits to...