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  • HONG KONG, Oct 22- Some of the world's biggest banks and asset managers have asked the Hong Kong securities regulator for more time to prepare for a landmark China stock trading link due to uncertainty over the rules of the scheme, according to a letter seen by Reuters. The Hong Kong- Shanghai stock connect scheme was widely expected to go live on Oct. 27, but the letter...

  • Asia stocks down on mixed China data, weak Wall St Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 1:28 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks fell broadly on Wednesday, snapping a four-day winning streak for the Standard& Poor's 500 index, as investors shaken by recent swings in the market sold some of their holdings. "The market is still nervous," said John Manley, chief equity strategist at Wells Fargo Funds Management. Stocks were higher most of the morning on hopes that the European...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 22- Apollo Global Management LLC plans to start raising between $2 billion and $3 billion for a second natural resources private equity fund, sources familiar with the situation said, in the latest sign that the firm is doubling down on the U.S. shale boom. The firm's first resources fund, the Apollo Natural Resources Partners, has now almost fully...

  • BOSTON, Oct 21- Hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb told investors on Tuesday he urged U.S. biotechnology company Amgen Inc to split into two separate businesses, a move he said could boost its share price by more than 80 percent. "Our own extensive diligence suggests that a breakup of Amgen is feasible and that purported constraints such as tax strategy and supply...

  • BOSTON, Oct 20- Shares in Alpha Bank surged more than 13 percent on Monday after hedge fund manager David Einhorn recommended betting on Greek banks and against French debt. Speaking at the annual Robin Hood Investors Conference in New York, Einhorn recommended going long Alpha Bank and Piraeus Bank with warrants and shorting French debt as a hedge, according to...

  • New York, Oct 17- Suvretta Capital Management, founded by a former portfolio manager for billionaire investors George Soros and Steven A. Cohen, is generating net returns of 6 percent year-to-date, despite this week's stock market drop and wild gyrations, according to two sources familiar with the situation. The majority of flows into equity strategies over the...

  • Russell Investments, Ft. Lauderdale fund ax Pimco Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 8:49 AM ET
    Bill Gross

    Russell Investments and the Fort Lauderdale Police & Fire Retirement System dropped PIMCO as their bond portfolios manager following the exit of Bill Gross.

  • Oct 17- Morgan Stanley reported an 87 percent rise in third-quarter earnings as the Wall Street bank's trading and wealth management businesses benefited from increased client activity. Morgan Stanley's shares rose 5.7 percent to $34.40 in premarket trading on Friday. The stable fee income Morgan Stanley receives for advising individuals on their...

  • Morgan Stanley profit jumps 87 pct Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 7:21 AM ET

    Oct 17- Morgan Stanley reported an 87 percent rise in third-quarter earnings as the Wall Street bank's trading and wealth management businesses benefited from increased client activity. Net income attributable to common shareholders rose to $1.65 billion, or 84 cents per share, in the three months ended Sept.30 from $880 million, or 45 cents per share, a year...

  • Goldman Sachs in talks to buy ETF provider: Sources Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 11:37 PM ET

    Goldman Sachs is in discussions to acquire IndexIQ, an exchange-traded fund provider, according to three sources familiar with the situation.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 16- Russell Investments and the Fort Lauderdale Police& Fire Retirement System said on Thursday they dropped Pacific Investment Management Co as the manager of their bond portfolios following the departure of Bill Gross in late September. Gross, who managed the Pimco Total Return Fund and co-founded the firm over 40 years ago, resigned on Sept. 26 to...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 16- A former analyst at a San Francisco hedge fund who prosecutors say engaged in an "unparalleled" spree of tipping inside information he obtained from an executive at Foundry Networks Inc was sentenced on Thursday to five years in prison. District Judge Robert Patterson in Manhattan to pay $653,890 in fines and forfeitures for his role in a...

  • Oct 16- Goldman Sachs Group is in discussions to acquire IndexIQ, a Rye Brook, New York- based exchange-traded fund provider, according to three sources familiar with the situation. In September, Goldman sought permission from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to introduce a series of actively managed ETFs 1/ 8 ID: nL2N0RN1N7 3/ 4. However, if Goldman were...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 16- Short seller Carson Block, the founder of research firm Muddy Waters LLC who has exposed accounting problems at a slew of Chinese companies, said on Thursday that he is seriously considering launching a hedge fund investment firm. "We are more so than ever very seriously considering becoming a fund manager, but it would not be the same sort of Muddy...

  • *Third-quarter ENI 66 cents per share; Wall Street view 72 cents. Oct 16- Blackstone Group LP, the world's largest alternative asset manager, on Thursday reported lower-than-expected third-quarter earnings, but said it was well positioned to profit from market jitters and put more of its $42.3 billion in undrawn investor capital to work. Blackstone, whose...

  • MUMBAI, Oct 16- India's state-owned banks, weighed down by bad loans and lackluster profits, could within months begin the sale of billions of dollars of unwanted assets to help raise cash needed to meet tougher regulation. IDBI Bank Ltd- another state-owned lender which owns stakes in the country's top stock exchange and rating agency Credit Analysis and...

  • *National Stock Exchange of India Ltd: India's biggest stock exchange is over 10 percent owned by nation's biggest lender State Bank of India. State Bank of India owns about 4.8 percent of BSE, while Central Bank of India and Bank of India also own about 1 percent each. State Bank of India, Bank of Baroda and Punjab National Bank each own 18.5 percent of the fund house.

  • *Assets under management at $284 billion at end September. Third-quarter ENI 66 cents per share; Wall Street view 72 cents. Oct 16- Blackstone Group LP, the world's largest alternative asset manager, on Thursday reported lower-than-expected third-quarter earnings, but said it was well positioned to profit from market jitters and put more of its $42.3 billion in...

  • LONDON, Oct 16- Scarce resources and pollution control measures are the two environmental issues which have the most impact on the net earnings of businesses today, a private equity fund manager said on Thursday. London- based Ambienta says it is the largest European private equity fund specializing in the environmental sector, with more than 450 million euros...

  • Oct 16- Blackstone Group LP, the largest publicly listed alternative asset manager, reported an 18 percent rise in third-quarter profit on Thursday, missing many analysts' expectations. Blackstone, whose investments include the Weather Channel, shoemaker Crocs Inc and SeaWorld Entertainment Inc, said economic net income, a metric of profitability that takes...