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  • Magistrate Judge Janet King in Atlanta rejected a claim by Steven Slawson, co-founder of Titan Capital Management, that his May indictment should be tossed because it did not allege he knew an insider disclosed illegal tips for personal gain. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates in Atlanta did not respond to requests for comment on Monday. Meanwhile, a federal...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 10- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left intact California hedge fund manager Douglas Whitman's conviction for insider trading relating to two trading schemes from 2006 to 2009.. Prosecutors said one scheme led to more than $900,000 of illegal profit from trading the shares of Google Inc and video-conferencing company Polycom Inc, and the...

  • Nov 10- KKR& Co, which led the acquisition of oil and gas producer Samson Resources Corp for $7.2 billion in 2011 and has already sold almost half its acreage to cope with lower energy prices, plans to sell its North Dakota Bakken oil deposit worth less than $500 million as part of an ongoing downsizing plan, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • Nov 9- Deal makers and private equity employees are expected to receive the biggest hikes in bonuses this year on Wall Street, according to a forecast by compensation consulting firm Johnson Associates. "A mixed bag of fortunes awaits Wall Street professionals this bonus season, despite a moderately positive year across the financial services industry," said...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 7- Pacific Investment Management Co has created a 225 million-euro award program to retain top talent after the surprise departure of co-founder and Chief Investment Officer Bill Gross, Allianz SE said on Friday. The bonus is expected to cost an average of 33 million euros before taxes for each of the next five quarters and 10 million euros for each...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 7- The Vanguard Group was the latest U.S. asset manager to post record monthly inflows into its bond funds for October, benefiting from an exit of funds from rival Pacific Investment Management Co. after the departure of its co-founder Bill Gross. BlackRock Inc's bond funds posted record monthly inflows of $5.2 billion in October, the most investors...

  • BOSTON, Nov 6- Welcome back "Big Oil." The strong balance sheets and diversified global operations of majors like Exxon Mobil Corp, Chevron Corp and BP plc, have sheltered index funds and some active portfolio managers from the worst of a volatile ride on energy markets, where oil prices have plunged 21 percent since early August. The $33 billion Ivy Asset Strategy...

  • Hedge funds under threat from pension fund rethink Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 7:21 AM ET

    LONDON, Nov 7- Pension schemes are starting to rethink their hedge fund investments in the face of high costs and poor returns, putting at risk the heady pace of capital flows into an industry with nearly $3 trillion of assets. Investors pulled more than $15 billion from hedge funds in the September quarter, industry data showed, ending six quarters of net inflows.

  • -Lipper@ NEW YORK, Nov 6- Investors in U.S.-based funds added a net $15.4 billion to stock funds in the week ended Nov. 5, data from Thomson Reuters Lipper service showed on Thursday. The ETF inflows were "mostly due to institutional investors hedging some of their short positions that they may have made," said Barry Fennell, a senior analyst with Lipper.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 6- A number of high-profile brokers have left Bank of America Corp's Merrill Lynch wealth management unit in recent weeks, and top executives at the company have grown concerned enough to ask business head John Thiel to explain the departures, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. The brothers had been with Merrill Lynch for decades,...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 5- Pacific Investment Management Co posted outflows of $48.3 billion across its open-ended funds in October following the surprise departure of Bill Gross, adding to the $25.5 billion of withdrawals the previous month, according to Morningstar data on Wednesday. According to Morningstar's calculations, Pimco Total Return Fund suffered an...

  • EXCLUSIVE-Firms drop Pimco funds from managed accounts Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    Nov 5- Charles Schwab Corp, Wells Fargo Advisors and Raymond James& Associates have all dropped Pimco funds from some investment portfolios they offer clients over the past several weeks, following the September resignation of fund manager and company co-founder Bill Gross. Pacific Investment Management Co has seen huge outflows since Gross, who ran the...

  • LONDON, Nov 5- Sales at Anglo-South African financial services group Old Mutual fell in the third quarter due to weakness in the rand and outflows from institutional investors, though funds under management rose on the year, the London- listed firm said in a trading statement on Wednesday. Old Mutual has been restructuring its business, selling off some European...

  • HONG KONG, Nov 5- Asset managers in Hong Kong are scrambling to figure out how to meet growing demand for yuan assets after they were hit by a double blow- a shortage of China investment quotas and the delay of a scheme linking the Hong Kong and Shanghai stock exchanges. China's State Administration of Foreign Exchange allocated a total of 11.1 billion yuan in RQFII...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 4- Pacific Investment Management Co suffered a record $27.5 billion in withdrawals from its flagship Pimco Total Return Fund in October, extending large net outflows following Bill Gross' surprise resignation from the firm. The redemptions surpassed the $23.5 billion reported in September, according to a statement on Tuesday from Newport Beach,...

  • FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov 3- A former top banker who headed global wealth management at UBS AG was found not guilty on Monday on U.S. charges of conspiring with wealthy Americans to hide $20 billion in secret offshore accounts. Raoul Weil, the highest-ranking Swiss banker to stand trial in the United States, was accused in South Florida federal court of conspiracy...

  • FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov 3- A former top banker who headed global wealth management at UBS AG was found not guilty on Monday in South Florida federal court of conspiracy to defraud the IRS. Raoul Weil, 54, is the highest-ranking Swiss banker to stand trial in the United States and was accused by prosecutors of conspiring to help wealthy U.S. tax cheats hide $20...

  • William Ackman's Pershing Square Capital Management, which has not yet finalized monthly numbers, was off 0.60 percent for the month through Oct. 28, leaving it up 30.9 percent for the year, an investor in the private fund said. "As a group hedge funds performed very poorly in October," said Adam Blitz, chief investment officer at Evanston Capital which invests...

  • BEIJING/ DUBAI, Nov 3- China's central bank has signed a 35 billion yuan currency swap deal with its Qatari counterpart, in a step towards expanding use of the Chinese yuan in a region long dominated by the U.S. dollar. The United Arab Emirates signed a three-year currency swap arrangement with China in 2012 that was similar in size to Qatar's. Gulf Arab countries...

  • TOKYO, Oct 31- Japan's Nikkei share average jumped on Friday as the government prepared to approve new allocation targets for the world's largest pension fund that are expected to sharply increase its purchases of domestic stocks. Tokyo will approve on Friday targets for the $1.2 trillion Government Pension Investment Fund which aim to increase the ratio of...