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  • China stocks hit fresh 7-year highs, financials lead Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 10:29 PM ET

    SHANGHAI, May 22- China stocks climbed to fresh seven-year highs on Friday, and looked set for their biggest weekly gain in two months, as investors plough a record amount of borrowed money into the stock market. "It seems that investors are afraid of missing the rally and continue coming in," Gerry Alfonso, director of Shenwan Hongyuan Securities in Shanghai, wrote...

  • Twin bond, dollar selloffs hit Pimco Total Return Fund Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 3:44 PM ET

    NEW YORK, May 21- The Pimco Total Return Fund, which last month lost its crown as the world's biggest bond fund, is now losing some momentum in performance. The Pimco Total Return Fund hit a peak of $292.9 billion in assets under management in April 2013. "Globally, we maintain exposure to diversifying sources of duration, including in Mexico and in the eurozone," Pimco...

  • TORONTO, May 21- The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, one of the world's biggest dealmakers, is looking at deals in the energy sector as a selloff in the price of oil makes valuations more appealing, its top executive said on Thursday. The fund, which delivered gross investment returns of 18.7 percent for its fiscal 2015, is evaluating a number of...

  • CPPIB records 18.7 percent return in fiscal 2015 Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 2:21 PM ET

    TORONTO, May 21- The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, one of the world's biggest dealmakers, said on Thursday it delivered gross investment returns of 18.7 percent for its fiscal 2015, driven by growth across across several key segments. The manager of Canada's public pension fund ended its fiscal year with net assets of C $264.6 billion, compared with C...

  • An SEC statement said Gray Financial Group steered public pension fund clients into an investment fund that did not comply with state law and collected more than $1.7 million as a result. The SEC said the investments violated Georgia law because they did not have at least four other investors and did not have a minimum of $100 million in assets.

  • Atlanta firm charged by SEC over public pension funds Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 11:35 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, May 21- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday announced fraud charges against an Atlanta- based investment advisory firm and two of its executives for their handling of the city's pension funds for police, firefighters, transit workers and other employees.

  • TREASURIES-U.S. bond yields fall on economic worries Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 11:04 AM ET

    *U.S. to sell $13 bln 10- year inflation bonds. NEW YORK, May 21- U.S. "The economic news is still soft in the second quarter," said Gary Pollack, head of fixed-income trading for private wealth management at Deutsche Bank Asset and Wealth Management in New York.

  • *Deutsche Bank reshuffles management board. FRANKFURT, May 21- Deutsche Bank has beefed up the powers of co-chief executive Anshu Jain and reduced the influence of his partner Juergen Fitschen in a management shake-up aimed at improving performance and mollifying shareholders. The changes, revealed late on Wednesday, make Indian-born Jain accountable for...

  • JOHANNESBURG, May 21- South African's Investec reported a 10.2 percent rise in full-year profit on Thursday, helped by a strong showing at its asset management and lending businesses. Investec, which is also listed in London, said adjusted earnings per share totalled 47.5 pence in the year ended March compared with 43.1 pence a year earlier.

  • BOSTON/ LOS ANGELES, May 20- Four U.S. public pension fund officials on Wednesday warned that McDonald's Corp and other companies may be jeopardizing their own futures by returning excessive amounts of cash to investors via share buybacks. The statement by the fund officials marks the first time in which some of the nation's biggest institutional investors...

  • LONDON, May 20- The European Central Bank said on Wednesday it would stop providing journalists embargoed copies of its speeches, as a storm grew over one of its top policymakers giving hedge funds a head start on market-sensitive information. On Monday, ECB Executive Board member Benoit Coeure gave a speech to an invitation-only dinner of fund managers,...

  • BOSTON/ LOS ANGELES, May 20- Four U.S. public pension fund officials on Wednesday warned that McDonald's Corp and other companies may be jeopardizing their own futures by returning excessive amounts of cash to investors via share buybacks. The statement by the fund officials marks the first time in which some of the nation's biggest institutional investors...

  • HONG KONG, May 21- China's investors are fuelling their own version of a dotcom bubble going by the meteoric rise in the shares of a newly-listed Internet video company. "The forces are much too strong to make any bubble burst or any stock market to go down right now," said Josef Schuster, founder of IPO research and investment firm Ipox Schuster LLC.

  • LONDON, May 20- The European Central Bank said on Wednesday it would stop providing journalists embargoed copies of its speeches, as a storm grew over one of its top policymakers giving hedge funds a head start on market sensitive information. ECB Executive Board member Benoit Coeure gave a speech to an invitation-only dinner of fund managers, bankers and...

  • WASHINGTON, May 20- U.S. securities regulators proposed new rules on Wednesday designed to beef up their visibility into mutual funds, exchange-traded funds and the activities of asset managers. The plan calls for mutual funds to file monthly reports with more details on their holdings, as well as their securities lending activities and repurchase...

  • Chaired by Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, its membership is comprised of the top U.S. regulators including Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White. The FSOC's report comes just one day before the SEC is slated to propose rules that would require mutual funds and other asset managers to report more details...

  • Big bond funds see opportunities amid global rout Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 9:21 AM ET

    Much of that selling has come from players with shorter-term horizons such as hedge funds and momentum funds, however, and bond market giants PIMCO, Blackrock, Amundi and Aberdeen Asset Management told Reuters they have seen almost no outflows. But clients are cutting exposure to index-linked paper in favor of peripheral euro zone bonds or even subordinated...

  • Ashford reports 1Q loss Monday, 18 May 2015 | 6:51 PM ET

    DALLAS _ Ashford Inc. on Monday reported a loss of $9.1 million in its first quarter. The Dallas- based company said it had a loss of $4.57 per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • MASON CITY, Iowa, May 18- In the spotlight for her own high income, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton took a swipe at hedge fund managers again on Monday for earning much more than ordinary Americans and paying lower tax rates. Speaking to about 60 supporters at a house party in Iowa, Clinton said "the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top"...

  • May 18- TPG Capital LP may have helped its own campaign to go public after pulling Par Pharmaceutical Holdings Inc's IPO. TPG was preparing to begin an IPO investor roadshow for Par Pharmaceutical Holdings before it agreed to sell the generics drugmaker to Endo International Plc for around $8 billion. Founded in 1992 by David Bonderman and James Coulter, San...