LONDON, Dec 13- What if 3 percent is the new 8 percent? According to the OECD, the weighted average real net investment return of pension funds which manage combined assets of over $32 trillion was 4.4 percent in 2012, and just 0.2 percent in the year before.» Read More
LONDON, Dec 2- Pension funds in some emerging economies have grown strongly as a percentage of gross domestic product, but others have been stagnant, data from the OECD shows. To read an article on the urgency of pension reform, please click:. *data until 2011 Source: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
STOCKHOLM, Nov 28- Christer Gardell, who co-founded Europe's biggest activist investor Cevian Capital, expects a burst of activity in mergers and acquisitions next year as corporate confidence returns.
LONDON, Nov 27- The message is sinking in- economies of the rich world face super-easy money far into the future and central banks are now convinced it's the least of all policy evils. And even if the Fed does taper asset buying in 2014, liquidity from the Bank of Japan or European Central Bank could be boosted to offset it.
BOSTON, Nov 27- Wealthy investors may get more bang for their buck if they invest with brand new hedge fund managers, but they must also have a strong stomach to tolerate potential losses, a study released on Wednesday shows.
*U.S. stocks struggle higher but pressured. NEW YORK, Nov 26- Stocks around the globe were under pressure and the dollar slipped on Tuesday amid renewed political tensions in the East China Sea.
The Securities and Exchange Commission's case, filed with the agency's administrative court, also alleges that Ambassador Capital Management and portfolio manager Derek Oglesby failed to comply with the cornerstone federal regulations that limit risk in a money market fund's portfolio.
*Repsol surges on hopes of YPF compensation deal. PARIS, Nov 26- European stocks fell in brisk volumes on Tuesday, as corporate profit warnings and lower-than-expected U.S. consumer confidence data spooked investors and kept benchmark indexes within ranges set earlier this month.
*Crude prices climb back above $111 a barrel. NEW YORK, Nov 26- World share markets edged lower and the dollar slipped on Tuesday as oil prices climbed amid doubts over the real impact of the Iran nuclear deal and renewed political tensions in the East China Sea.
SINGAPORE/ HONG KONG, Nov 26- Singapore's DBS Group Holdings and ABN AMRO are among the suitors to place final bids for Societe Generale's Asia private bank, in a $400 million deal, as smaller players exit the region's competitive private banking business.
*SocGen's Asia private bank unit manages $13 bln. SINGAPORE/ HONG KONG, Nov 26- Singapore's DBS Group Holdings, ABN AMRO and Credit Suisse have submitted final round bids for Societe Generale's Asian private bank, which is being valued at around $400 million, people familiar with the matter said.
SINGAPORE/ HONG KONG, Nov 26- Singapore's DBS Group Holdings, ABN AMRO and Credit Suisse are among suitors that have submitted final round bids for Societe Generale's Asian private bank, which is being valued at around $400 million, people familiar with the matter said. A SocGen spokeswoman in Singapore declined to comment.
NEW YORK, Nov 25- A small hedge fund manager turned professional card player who came to fame for a mammoth gold trade two years ago, was fined and banned from some trading for attempting to manipulate oil markets in 2008, the U.S. futures market regulator said on Monday.
HONG KONG, Nov 26- Capital-starved Asian hedge funds may have got the lifeline they've been waiting years for- investors from China, some of whom are willing to risk very large sums of money. Investors include Zhang Lei, founder of Asia's biggest hedge fund Hillhouse Capital, members of China's wealthy elite and Chinese private equity firms.
NEW YORK, Nov 25- Debate over when the Federal Reserve could trim its bond purchases monopolized market talk this year, but as a new Fed chief takes charge, more participants believe the key theme to emphasize for 2014 is low rates for longer.
HONG KONG, Nov 25- China Cinda Asset Management Co Ltd lifted the lid on how Beijing turns bad loans from its banks into profits, issuing a prospectus on Monday for an initial public offering that has reeled in some of the world's biggest investors.
BANGKOK, Nov 25- Thailand may struggle to sell a 75 billion baht bond to fund its rice intervention scheme, fund managers said on Monday, risking further delays on payments to farmers.
HONG KONG, Nov 24- A group of 10 investors, including Norway's sovereign wealth fund and Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC, have together committed to buy about $1.1 billion into China Cinda Asset Management Corp as part of its Hong Kong IPO, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday.
Nov 22- Herbalife Ltd shares rallied as much as 7 percent on Friday as investors rejected the latest salvo from hedge fund manager Bill Ackman, who insisted the company is nothing but a pyramid scheme, even though his short position based on that view has cost up to $500 million.
LONDON, Nov 22- Investors are going to have to work far harder in 2014 to replicate this year's bumper gains by turning over more trades or pushing out into riskier investments. I think 2014 is going to be tricky, to capture value you're just going to have to be tactical, "said Chris Goekjian, chief investment officer of hedge fund Cheyne Capital.
SINGAPORE, Nov 22- The planned sale of Societe Generale's Asian private bank, for which final bids are due next week, underscores how high costs are pushing smaller players in the region to make hard decisions on whether to bulk up and or get out of the business.