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  • *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...

  • *Helping police probe doesn't infer wrongdoing- Bloomberg. BEIJING/ LONDON, Aug 31- 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 Monday, while separately a local financial reporter confessed on national TV to having spread false...

  • *Helping police probe doesn't infer wrongdoing- Bloomberg. *Man Group spokeswoman declines comment. BEIJING, 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.

  • Aug 31- Hedge fund Pleasant Lake Partners said it offered to buy analog chipmaker MagnaChip Semiconductor Corp in a deal valuing the South Korea- based company at $345.7 mln. Pleasant Lake's offer of $10 per share is at premium of 29.2 percent to MagnaChip's Friday closing price. Pleasant Lake already owns 9.9 percent of MagnaChip.

  • 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...