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  • Feb 9- Barclays Plc is planning to raise pay for junior investment bankers as the British bank seeks to retain talent, Bloomberg News reported, citing two persons familiar with the matter. Barclays' overall bonus pool is expected to shrink, Bloomberg reported citing another person familiar with the matter. European banks, including Barclays, Deutsche Bank,...

  • EXCLUSIVE-BlackRock to ramp up impact investing Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 7:00 AM ET

    Feb 9- BlackRock Inc is planning an array of new investment products that will allow clients to invest in addressing large societal issues, such as global hunger or poverty, an executive at the New York- based firm said. BlackRock has tapped Deborah Winshel, the former president and chief operating officer of The Robin Hood Foundation, to oversee the initiative.

  • By Hideyuki Sano and Hirotoshi Sugiyama TOKYO, Feb 9- Japanese investors bought a record amount of foreign shares in January in a sign that public institutional investors, including Japan's $1.1 trillion mammoth pension fund, are heeding Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's call to chase higher-yielding assets. Japanese institutional investors purchased 1.619...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 7- John Whitehead, a former senior partner and co-chairman of Goldman Sachs who helped make it a top-tier Wall Street firm and led its international expansion, has died, the investment bank said on Saturday. Whitehead joined Goldman Sachs in 1947 and worked his way to the highest rung of its corporate ladder before leaving after 38 years to become a...

  • Ex Goldman chair, Reagan official Whitehead dies Saturday, 7 Feb 2015 | 12:53 PM ET

    John Whitehead, a former co-chairman of Goldman Sachs who helped make it a top-tier Wall Street firm, has died.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 7- John Whitehead, a former senior partner and co-chairman of Goldman Sachs who helped make it a top-tier Wall Street firm and led its international expansion, has died, the investment bank said on Saturday. Whitehead joined Goldman Sachs in 1947 and worked his way to the highest rung of its corporate ladder before leaving after 38 years to become a...

  • LONDON, Feb 6- Morgan Stanley co-head of mergers and acquisitions for EMEA Johannes Groeller is to join Paul Taubman's advisory boutique, a source familiar with the move said. Groeller, who previously served as Morgan Stanley's co-head of investment banking in Germany and Austria, is the latest managing director to leave the "bulge bracket" bank and join...

  • BOSTON, Feb 6- Hedge fund Barington Capital said on Friday that it would nominate two independent candidates to Eastern Co's board to push the industrial hardware maker to improve its financial performance and boost its share price. Barington and other hedge funds, including Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund Management, Daniel Loeb's Third Point and William...

  • *Help to fill vacuum left by venture capital in Europe. LONDON, Feb 6- Some of Europe's wealthiest families are investing chunks of their cash in technology companies, bringing the benefits of long-term horizons to start-ups and filling a funding hole for the continent's fledgling Facebooks. "The sector is very important for them," said James Innes, a partner at...

  • BOSTON, Feb 6- Hedge fund Barington Capital said on Friday that it would nominate two independent candidates to Eastern Co's board to push the industrial hardware maker to improve its financial performance and boost its share price. Barington and other hedge funds, including Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund Management, Daniel Loeb's Third Point and William...

  • Family money puts its faith in European technology Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 7:48 AM ET

    *Help to fill vacuum left by venture capital in Europe. LONDON, Feb 6- Some of Europe's wealthiest families are investing chunks of their cash in technology companies, bringing the benefits of long-term horizons to start-ups and filling a funding hole for the continent's fledgling Facebooks. "The sector is very important for them," said James Innes, a partner at...

  • Cash withdrawals totaled $150 billion from Pimco's U.S. open-end mutual funds in 2014. In January, investors pulled $11.6 billion from the Pimco Total Return Fund. 'said Mendel Melzer, chief investment officer for The Newport Group, a Heathrow, Florida- based consultant to institutional investors, including 400 retirement plans, with $21 billion in assets...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 5- Undaunted by the popularity and outperformance of index-tracking investments, mutual fund companies last year rolled out 193 new actively managed stock funds, many with some highly colorful concepts. Last year, passive funds brought in $166 billion in new investor dollars, while investors pulled $98 billion out of traditional funds run by...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 5- William Gerber, chief financial officer of TD Ameritrade Holding Corp for the last eight years, will receive a $2.5 million retirement package when he leaves the discount brokerage firm at the end of September, the company said in a quarterly regulatory filing on Thursday. Gerber, 56, began his career at TD Ameritrade in 1999 as director of finance...

  • UPDATE 1-LSE puts Russell Investments up for sale Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 12:55 PM ET

    LONDON, Feb 5- The London Stock Exchange Group said on Thursday it would sell Russell Investments, the asset management arm of the Frank Russell Co business which it acquired for $2.7 billion last year. The exchange beat a number of interested buyers, including the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and a handful of private equity firms, sources told Reuters last...

  • LSE puts Russell Investments up for sale Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 12:28 PM ET

    LONDON, Feb 5- The London Stock Exchange Group said on Thursday it would sell Russell Investment, the asset management arm of the Frank Russell Co which it acquired for $2.7 billion last year. LSE said in a statement on Thursday it was launching a sale process, after already having received a number of expressions of interest in the unit. Reuters reported in January...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 5- SilverRange Financial Partners and the local union at the oil refinery in Come By Chance, Newfoundland, Canada, have come to an impasse over a new contract, and a mid-March strike looms unless the two sides can break the deadlock, the union's chief negotiator said Thursday. SilverRange is a New York- based merchant bank run by veteran energy traders,...

  • Feb 5- Investment bank and asset manager Lazard Ltd reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as a jump in corporate dealmaking boosted M&A advisory fees. Lazard's M&A and other advisory fees rose 17 percent to $297.2 million in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, from a year earlier. Among the deals Lazard advised on during the quarter were specialty...

  • Feb 4- Active investors are the hidden beneficiaries of the rise of index funds. Regardless of whether you believe in the value of active asset management, a new study of the global experience shows that the growth of index funds tends to make active funds more truly active and better performers. This finding is consistent with the idea that enhanced competition...

  • Jefferies CEO Richard Handler turns down bonus Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 3:35 PM ET

    Feb 4- Richard Handler, the chief executive of Leucadia National Corp, parent of investment bank Jefferies Group LLC, turned down his bonus for the previous year, which was dogged by lackluster performance. Handler, also the CEO of Jefferies, was entitled for a performance-based cash bonus of $2.2 million for the year ended Nov. 30, Leucadia said in a regulatory...