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  • LONDON, March 4- Royal Bank of Scotland has yet to decide how many jobs it will cut at its investment bank after announcing a major downsizing of the business last week, its Chief Executive Ross McEwan said on Tuesday. RBS is shrinking its investment banking operations dramatically, pulling out of 25 countries in Europe, Asia and the Middle East while cutting jobs...

  • BOSTON, March 4- Mutual fund companies, including No. 2 Fidelity Investments, have slashed fees on their most popular funds by shifting billions of dollars into collective trusts not regulated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. "CITs are more opaque to the outside world because reporting requirements are not as stringent," said Michael Rawson,...

  • March 3- Royal Bank of Scotland is aiming to cut as many as 14,000 jobs in its investment banking units across the United States and Asia, the Financial Times reported. Of the total 18,000 people who work for RBS' investment banking unit, it aims to slash as many as four of every five positions by 2019, while overhauling the back-office systems to automate them, the...

  • NEW YORK, March 3- Investors yanked another $8.6 billion from the Pimco Total Return Fund last month, Pimco said on Tuesday in the latest indication the firm's flagship fund is still reeling from the sudden departure of co-founder Bill Gross last September. In an interview with Reuters on Tuesday, Pimco Group Chief Investment Officer Dan Ivascyn said: "We...

  • NEW YORK, March 3- Pimco's top investment officer said on Tuesday that "late decision makers" are largely behind a rush of withdrawals from its flagship bond fund some five months after the departure of longtime manager Bill Gross, but the outflows should taper off before long. Ivasycn's comments came as the firm reported another $8.6 billion of outflows in...

  • NEW YORK, March 3- Investors yanked another $8.6 billion from the Pimco Total Return Fund last month, Pimco said on Tuesday in the latest indication the firm's flagship fund is still reeling from the sudden departure of co-founder Bill Gross last September. The fund had assets under management of $124.7 billion at the end of February, down from a peak of $292.9...

  • NEW YORK, March 3- Morgan Stanley, the biggest U.S. brokerage firm with more than 16,000 financial advisers, elevated Sara Furber to a new position as head of corporate and institutional wealth management and wealth management strategy, the company said in an internal memo on Tuesday. Morgan Stanley named Adam Kudelka to replace Furber as chief operating office...

  • Morgan Stanley realigns wealth management -memo Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 2:29 PM ET

    NEW YORK, March 3- Morgan Stanley, the biggest U.S. brokerage firm with more than 16,000 financial advisers, elevated Sara Furber to a new position as head of corporate and institutional wealth management and wealth management strategy, the company said in an internal memo on Tuesday.

  • LONDON, March 3- Barclays Plc chief Antony Jenkins has threatened more cuts to its underperforming investment bank after a 750 million pounds charge by the British bank provided fresh evidence of the costs of past misdemeanors by its traders. Barclays last year cut costs, improved its capital strength and shed unwanted assets, which Jenkins said justified his...

  • March 3- Bank of Nova Scotia, Canada's No. 3 lender, reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit, hurt by higher provisions and a "softer" performance in its investment banking business. Provisions for credit losses jumped 30 percent to C $463 million in the first quarter ended Jan. 31. Net income rose to C $1.73 billion, or C $1.35 per share, in the first quarter,...

  • *Bid speculation also boosts Vallourec. Bid rumours also drove up the shares of French steel pipe maker Vallourec, which rose 7 percent after investment bank Macquarie said Vallourec could be a bid target. Vallourec declined to comment on the speculation.

  • KIEV, March 2- Before she was appointed to head Ukraine's central bank last June, Valeriia Gontareva was praised as one of the most successful investment bankers in the country. outside her office in Kiev. Certainly, no central banker would envy her record on paper: in less than nine months since she took office, the hryvnia has fallen to around 30 to the dollar from...

  • NEW YORK, March 2- DoubleLine Funds, an investment firm that has been a major competitor to bond fund Pimco, on Monday reported a net inflow of $1.59 billion in February, compared with a record net inflow in January of $3.04 billion. The Los Angeles- based firm, co-founded by Jeffrey Gundlach, said the DoubleLine Total Return Bond Fund, the firm's largest fund by total...

  • "We believe that Webster is now trading at an over $1 billion discount to fair value," the New York- based fund wrote in a letter sent to Webster Chief Executive Officer James Smith and seen by Reuters. Kerrisdale began accumulating its 2 million shares, or roughly 2 percent stake, in Webster in January, founder Sahm Adrangi told Reuters. Connecticut- based Webster...

  • KIEV, March 2- Before she was appointed to head Ukraine's central bank last June, Valeriia Gontareva was praised as one of the most successful investment bankers in the country. outside her office in Kiev. Certainly, no central banker would envy her record on paper: in less than nine months since she took office, the hryvnia has fallen to around 30 to the dollar from...

  • JOHANNESBURG, March 2- Angola's central bank will probably have to devalue the kwanza and raise interest rates this year as a sharp drop in oil prices saps foreign exchange supply, the Angolan unit of Africa- focused investment bank Imara Securities said on Monday. Oil-dependent Angola slashed $17 billion off its budget this year due to the drop in the price of...

  • NEW YORK, March 2- From its tower on Wall Street, Deutsche Bank enjoys a commanding view of lower Manhattan. That helped it close the global revenue gap with rivals like JP Morgan and Bank of America Merrill Lynch and put it within striking distance of No. 5- ranked Citigroup. It wants to take on U.S. investment banks on their turf and in February for example poached...

  • ABU DHABI, March 2- The Kuwait Investment Office, the London branch office of sovereign wealth fund Kuwait Investment Authority, is gradually reducing its overweight stance on U.S. assets after keeping that position for seven years, its chief executive said on Monday. Osama al-Ayoub, speaking at a business conference in Abu Dhabi, also said the KIO was going...

  • LONDON, Feb 27- Emerging market stocks dipped on Friday but were heading for their third weekly gain in the last four as investors positioned for an extended era of cheap money ahead of the European Central Bank's looming bond-buying scheme. "There a bit of market pressure on Turkey," said Aberdeen Asset Management portfolio manager Viktor Szabo.

  • LONDON, Feb 25- A portfolio manger at PIMCO, the world's biggest bond investor, said on Wednesday fewer banks would be available to execute deals for asset managers in two years times, as regulation reduces the trading capabilities of many market makers. A lot of highly professional and experienced traders are being let go, "said Alex Struc, an executive vice...