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  • *JPMorgan is top-ranked bank for fees. LONDON, Oct 2- Increased deal activity in the first nine months of the year has netted investment banking advisers $68.8 billion in fees, 13 percent more than they earned a year earlier, new data showed on Thursday. The end of the third quarter featured Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba's $25 billion initial public offering,...

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 2- Mergers and acquisitions in Brazil gained momentum in the third quarter despite rising economic and political risks, as foreign companies and private-equity firms scoured for takeover targets, hoping to tap the country's long-term potential. Companies announced $23.26 billion worth of deals in Brazil between July 1 and Sept. 30, up 76 percent...

  • European shares hit five-week low; eyes on ECB Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 4:10 AM ET

    *Allianz slips as Pimco suffers massive outflows. PARIS, Oct 2- European shares fell in early trading on Thursday, with a benchmark index hitting a five-week low as soft global manufacturing data prompted investors to cut equity holdings worldwide. Shares in Allianz fell 0.4 percent, adding to recent sharp losses, after the firm's asset management unit Pimco...

  • LONDON, Oct 2- Bill Gross' exit from Pimco has seen billions of dollars leave the fund group and even more value wiped off the share price of its parent company, offering a warning both to firms who rely on star managers and the investors who chase them. Gross's flagship Pimco Total Return Fund lost money every month from May last year, totalling nearly $70 billion by...

  • Oct 1- Pacific Investment Management Co suffered a record $23.5 billion of withdrawals from its flagship Pimco Total Return Fund in September, with its largest daily outflow occurring on the day of Bill Gross's surprise resignation from the firm. The Newport Beach, Calif.- based fund manager said the Pimco Total Return Fund, which was run by Gross for 27 years, is "...

  • Schorsch's RCS Capital adds to private-REIT arsenal Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 4:57 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 1- RCS Capital Corp, which has amassed an army of almost 10,000 independent brokers in just over a year, said on Wednesday it is buying a firm that manages private real estate investment trusts for retail investors. RCS, whose executive chairman is Nicholas Schorsch, will pay at least $700 million in cash or stock and debt to buy Cole Capital from...

  • LONDON/ BOSTON, Oct 1- Goldman Sachs Group Inc has bought a 10 percent stake in hedge fund Caxton Associates, its third investment for its recently launched Petershill II fund, two sources familiar with the move said on Wednesday. Caxton and Goldman Sachs were not immediately available for comment. In addition to Caxton, Goldman Sachs has made investments with...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 1- Two state Republican parties filed an appeal on Wednesday after a lower court dismissed their complaint against a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rule that restricts campaign contributions by asset managers.

  • Oct 1- An affiliate of Brookfield Asset Management won the auction for Atlantic City, New Jersey's bankrupt Revel Casino Hotel with a $110 million bid, but within hours the losing bidder told Reuters he planned to fight the sale. Asked if he would challenge the auction result in court, Florida developer Glenn Straub told Reuters by phone: "absolutely."

  • FRANKFURT, Oct 1- German insurer Allianz, still smarting from the sudden resignation of Bill Gross, founder of its Pimco asset management unit, is expected to break its own age rules by extending the contract of Chief Executive Michael Diekmann on Thursday.

  • Oct 1- An affiliate of Brookfield Asset Management won the auction for Atlantic City, New Jersey's bankrupt Revel Casino Hotel with a $110 million bid, but within hours the losing bidder told Reuters he planned to fight the sale in court. Asked if he would challenge the auction result in court, Florida developer Glenn Straub told Reuters by phone: "absolutely."

  • Oct 1- Brookfield Asset Management won the auction for Atlantic City's bankrupt Revel Casino Hotel with a $110 million bid, said two sources familiar with the situation. Revel Casino, which cost $2.4 billion to build, opened in 2012 and closed on Sept. 2 after filing for its second bankruptcy in June.

  • Brookfield wins auction for bankrupt Revel Casino Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 7:09 AM ET

    Oct 1- Brookfield Asset Management has won the auction for Atlantic City's bankrupt Revel Casino Hotel, said a source familiar with the situation. The company bid $110 million for the casino complex, topping a $90- million bid by Florida real estate developer Glenn Straub, who did not submit a superior bid by 5.00 a.m. ET, the source said.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 30- U.S. regulators on Tuesday charged two men with insider trading after they learned that hedge fund manager Bill Ackman was planning to announce a $1 billion bet against Herbalife Ltd based on a view the company was merely a "pyramid scheme."

  • Sept 30- An affiliate of Brookfield Asset Management has topped Florida real estate developer Glenn Straub's $90 million bid for the bankrupt Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources.

  • Brookfield bids for Atlantic City's Revel Casino - WSJ Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 1:24 PM ET

    Sept 30- An affiliate of Brookfield Asset Management has topped Florida real estate developer Glenn Straub's $90 million bid for the bankrupt Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources.

  • BOSTON, Sept 30- Third Point LLC, the hedge fund run by Daniel Loeb that is known for pushing companies to perform better, has taken a "significant" stake in eBay Inc and has had discussions with its chief executive officer, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

  • BOSTON, Sept 30- Hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb's Third Point LLC has taken a "significant" stake in online marketplace EBay Inc and had discussions with its chief executive officer, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. The company announced earlier on Tuesday that it agreed to spin off its PayPal unit.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 30- U.S. Treasuries have oscillated from weakness on Friday to gains on Monday amid concerns that asset manager Pimco may need to liquidate positions if investor redemptions increase after the departure of co-founder Bill Gross.

  • *Sisi hails Suez Canal expansion as flagship project. CAIRO, Sept 30- In his first 100 days in office, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has made a fast start on economic reform: slashing costly fuel subsidies, raising taxes and devising infrastructure projects to secure long-term revenues and ease unemployment.