Capital Markets


  • LAS VEGAS, May 14- Billionaire investor David Tepper, who runs hedge fund Appaloosa Management, sounded a cautious note on stock markets on Wednesday and told an audience "I'm nervous."


  • AT&T turns to Lazard for advice on DirecTV deal -sources Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 8:08 PM ET

    NEW YORK, May 14- AT&T Inc is working with investment bank Lazard Ltd as it negotiates a potential takeover of DirecTV, the country's top satellite TV operator, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • May 14- Twitter Inc and Facebook Inc will need to be more diversified to win the attention of one of the youngest, yet conservative, fund managers at Aberdeen Asset Management. Facebook is trading at 37.9 times its forward earnings and LinkedIn Corp at 71.1 times.

  • UPDATE 3-Allianz calls on Pimco to reverse investor flight Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 12:18 PM ET

    FRANKFURT, May 14- German insurer Allianz has called on its California- based asset manager Pimco to prove itself after investors withdrew a further 22 billion euros in the first quarter, denting group earnings.

  • Morgan Stanley hires senior Barclays executive - NYT Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 5:53 PM ET

    May 13- Morgan Stanley has hired a senior Barclays Plc executive, the New York Times reported, citing an internal memo from the U.S. bank. Whitman, who served as the head of mergers for financial institutions at Barclays, joins the recent drain of bankers from the British company as it moves to scale down its investment banking operation.

  • Investors seek over $40 bln from Madoff victim fund Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 2:19 PM ET

    NEW YORK, May 13- The overseer of a U.S. fund to compensate victims of Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme on Tuesday said he has received roughly 51,700 claims seeking to recoup more than $40 billion, both totals far higher than expected.

  • LONDON, May 13- The London Stock Exchange Group is in talks with the parent company of Russell Investments about a possible acquisition of the asset management and stock index firm.

  • May 12- The brokerage unit of Stifel Financial Corp must pay a total of $2.7 million to a former head trader who said the firm defamed him and wrongfully withheld his bonus payment, a securities arbitration panel has ruled.

  • LONDON, May 11- The boom years of financial market trading, when banks made unprecedented profits from bonds, currencies and commodities, may be over for good as financial firms realise there will be no cyclical upswing on their dealing desks.

  • BEIJING, May 10- China should reorganize its wealth management industry as it is unduly raising funding costs and encouraging savers to behave like gamblers by chasing after lucrative short-term returns, a deputy governor of China's central bank said on Saturday.

  • May 9- Few if any of the big U.S. pension or college endowment funds appear ready to follow in Stanford University's footsteps and pull their money out of shares of coal miners or other fossil fuel producers.

  • WASHINGTON, May 9- Swiss asset management firm, Swisspartners Group, agreed to pay $4.4 million to the United States to settle a probe over whether it helped U.S. taxpayers evade their federal income taxes, the U.S. Department of Justice announced on Friday.

  • BOSTON, May 9- Like father, like son. The father and son duo have been laying the groundwork for months and Carl Icahn recently mentioned it quietly to some deep-pocketed friends who may want to commit cash, said the sources, who were prohibited from discussing the plan publicly.

  • Barclays sees generational shift, rivals smell blood Friday, 9 May 2014 | 12:11 PM ET

    *Barclays pares back ambitions to be Wall Street powerhouse. *Barclays to remain largest investment bank in Europe.

  • NEW YORK, May 8- Investors in U.S.-based funds pulled more than $7 billion out of stock funds in the week ended May 7, more than the two previous weeks' worth of net inflows, data from Thomson Reuters' Lipper service showed on Thursday. Investors pulled $8.6 billion out of stock exchange-traded funds while committing $1.6 billion to stock mutual funds.

  • *Private banks beefing up Greater China, Singapore teams. SINGAPORE/ HONG KONG, May 9- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's planned IPO is set to create a long list of multi-millionaires just from its partners in the company- music to the ears of private bankers seeking to cash in on the wealth created by China's tech sector boom.

  • MEDELLIN, Colombia, May 8- Colombia's capital markets have attracted investment totaling $2.8 billion in the seven weeks since J.P. Morgan said it would raise the weighting of the nation's government bonds in two of its indexes, one of the bank's strategists said on Thursday.

  • *Tom King to lead smaller investment bank. LONDON, May 8- Britain's Barclays reined in its ambitions to be a Wall Street powerhouse on Thursday and signalled a return to its retail roots with a plan to hive off much of its investment bank and axe one in four jobs at the division.

  • *Dubai Q1 earnings jump 38 percent year on year. DUBAI, May 8- Dubai's bourse has outpaced other Gulf markets by a wide margin in terms of companies' first-quarter profit growth, data show, supporting its position as the top performer in the region.