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  • Three organizations, the American Council of Life Insurers, the American Benefits Council and the Investment Company Institute, which represents the mutual fund industry, contributed to the research and published the study.

  • SINGAPORE, Dec 4- The Hong Kong bourse plans to build up its commodity business by co-listing global benchmarks in metals and other products and matching them with key contracts traded on China's exchanges, its CEO said.

  • HONG KONG, Dec 4- Global fund managers are reaching outside Asia to tap growing demand for Chinese assets after authorities relaxed investment restrictions to promote the international use of the yuan.

  • *2014 comp plan raises small household minimum to $100 K from $75 K. NEW YORK, Dec 3- UBS Wealth Management Americas unveiled its 2014 compensation plan on Tuesday, offering new expense accounts to brokers who produce annual revenue of at least $550,000 and eliminating broker pay for client households with less than $100,000 in their accounts.

  • BOSTON, Dec 3- Hedge fund manager William Ackman posted fresh gains in November even as his big short position on Herbalife lost more money, leaving his fund with double-digit returns for the year.

  • *Canada's No. 4 bank is first to report quarterly results. TORONTO, Dec 3- Quarterly earnings at Bank of Montreal rose 1 percent due to stronger wealth management profit, and Canada's No. 4 bank raised its dividend, but its shares fell on Tuesday on the back of a sluggish performance at its U.S. Harris Bank unit.

  • BERLIN, Dec 3- Zalora, an online fashion start-up in Southeast Asia, has raised $112 million in new capital from investors including billionaire Leonard Blavatnik's Access Industries and U.S. asset management firm Scopia Capital Management.

  • TORONTO, Dec 3- Bank of Montreal said on Tuesday that its quarterly earnings rose 1 percent, topping estimates, after stronger wealth management results offset weaker income from the brokerage and U.S. Harris Bank units.

  • But many hedge funds are now branching out into long-only products in an effort to diversify and expand their business, putting them in direct competition with fund managers like Schroders, Standard Life and Pimco.

  • FACTBOX-Emerging pension assets as a share of GDP Monday, 2 Dec 2013 | 10:22 AM ET

    LONDON, Dec 2- Pension funds in some emerging economies have grown strongly as a percentage of gross domestic product, but others have been stagnant, data from the OECD shows. To read an article on the urgency of pension reform, please click:. *data until 2011 Source: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

  • HONG KONG, Dec 2- A recruitment firm looking to track down Asia's most highly prized investment bankers would normally begin searching in their natural habitat- Hong Kong.

  • STOCKHOLM, Nov 28- Christer Gardell, who co-founded Europe's biggest activist investor Cevian Capital, expects a burst of activity in mergers and acquisitions next year as corporate confidence returns.

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1730 GMT / 12:30 PM ET Thursday, 28 Nov 2013 | 12:30 PM ET

    Americans mark Thanksgiving with travel, parades, shopping. NEW YORK- Americans gather to celebrate Thanksgiving, stuffing turkeys for family feasts, braving high winds and the bitter cold along parade routes and starting their holiday shopping one day earlier this year.

  • ZURICH/ DUBAI, Nov 28- Swiss lender UBS is scaling back corporate advisory and investment banking services for ultra-rich clients in some emerging market countries to reduce overlap with other departments, three sources familiar with the plan said.

  • ZURICH/ DUBAI, Nov 28- Swiss lender UBS is scaling back corporate advisory and investment banking services for ultra-rich clients in some key emerging market countries to reduce overlaps with other departments, three sources familiar with the plan said.

  • ANALYSIS-Surfing central banks in a benign 'QE trap' Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 3:00 PM ET

    LONDON, Nov 27- The message is sinking in- economies of the rich world face super-easy money far into the future and central banks are now convinced it's the least of all policy evils. And even if the Fed does taper asset buying in 2014, liquidity from the Bank of Japan or European Central Bank could be boosted to offset it.

  • BOSTON, Nov 27- Wealthy investors may get more bang for their buck if they invest with brand new hedge fund managers, but they must also have a strong stomach to tolerate potential losses, a study released on Wednesday shows.

  • *U.S. stocks struggle higher but pressured. NEW YORK, Nov 26- Stocks around the globe were under pressure and the dollar slipped on Tuesday amid renewed political tensions in the East China Sea.

  • The Securities and Exchange Commission's case, filed with the agency's administrative court, also alleges that Ambassador Capital Management and portfolio manager Derek Oglesby failed to comply with the cornerstone federal regulations that limit risk in a money market fund's portfolio.

  • *Repsol surges on hopes of YPF compensation deal. PARIS, Nov 26- European stocks fell in brisk volumes on Tuesday, as corporate profit warnings and lower-than-expected U.S. consumer confidence data spooked investors and kept benchmark indexes within ranges set earlier this month.

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