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  • *NYSE stock positions using leverage hit record high. LONDON/ PARIS, April 4- Hedge funds are borrowing record amounts of money to fund bets that stock markets will continue rising, creating conditions that could accelerate price falls if those leveraged positions are hurriedly closed.

  • *Portugal leads periphery rally after QE talk. "This is the beginning of the end of the sovereign debt crisis for Greece," said Jason Manolopoulos, managing partner at Dromeus Capital, an asset manager which holds Greek bonds. Greece hired a group of banks to manage the sale of a 2 billion euro five-year bond on Thursday, Thomson Reuters market service IFR reported.

  • *Haldane says funds can pose risks because of size, activities. LONDON, April 4- A top Bank of England official put the world's $87 trillion asset-management industry on alert on Friday, saying it posed some of the same "too big to fail" risks that are being tackled by reforms at major banks.

  • April 4- Moelis& Co, the advisory firm set up by veteran investment banker Ken Moelis, said it expects to price its initial public offering of 7.3 million Class A shares at between $26 and $29 per share, valuing the firm at up to $1.50 billion. The firm was founded in March 2007 after Ken Moelis left UBS.

  • *Pimco performance, governance issues worry Allianz owners. FRANKFURT, April 4- Several of the biggest investors in Allianz are pressing the German insurer to step up oversight of its California asset management unit Pimco and one is considering the unusual step of going public with its concerns at a shareholder meeting in May.

  • LONDON, April 4- The world's $87 trillion asset management industry is getting riskier and echoes some of the "too big to fail" risks already being addressed at banks, Bank of England director of financial stability Andy Haldane said on Friday.

  • Arledge himself acknowledged on Wednesday that BNY Mellon is only in the early stages of a two-pronged strategy to gather assets from individual retail investors, but he pledged that the strategy will show tangible progress by this summer.

  • TOKYO, April 4- A global bond fund of Japan's Kokusai Asset Management, which has reigned as the top mutual fund in the country for more than 12 years, was knocked from the position by Fidelity's U.S. high-yield fund as investors become more enthusiastic about chasing higher returns.

  • TOKYO, April 4- The Nikkei average slipped from a three-week high on Friday on caution before the release of U.S. jobs data, but speculation that the Bank of Japan may adopt more stimulus next week underpinned shares of real estate and brokerage firms.

  • LONDON, April 2- Investors are turning their back on commodities as returns from futures, options and other derivatives fail to live up to expectations.

  • NEW YORK, April 1- Investors pulled another $3.1 billion from Pimco's flagship fund in March, the 11th straight month of outflows from the world's largest bond fund, and its performance on the month lagged 95 percent of its peers due to a spate of wrong calls by long-time manager Bill Gross.

  • NEW YORK, April 1- The Pimco Total Return Fund, the world's largest bond fund, posted $3.1 billion in outflows in March, extending the fund's record outflow streak to 11 straight months, data from Morningstar showed on Tuesday.

  • NEW YORK, April 1- The Pimco Total Return Fund, the world's largest bond fund run by Pimco co-founder Bill Gross, trailed 95 percent of its peers in March, increasing the risk that more money could flee the firm's flagship fund in the wake of a management shake-up.

  • *Medicines Co tumbles after court ruling. NEW YORK, April 1- U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 advancing to an intraday record after positive data on factory activity indicated economic growth was gaining traction after a harsh winter.

  • NEW YORK, April 1- The Pimco Total Return Fund, the world's largest bond fund run by Pimco co-founder Bill Gross, trailed 95 percent of its peers in March, increasing the risk that more money could flee the firm's flagship fund in the wake of a management shake-up.

  • NEW YORK, March 31- Credit investment and private equity firm Ares Management LP filed to go public on Monday in what would be the first initial public offering by a major alternative asset manager since Carlyle Group LP's flotation two years ago.

  • NEW YORK, March 31- Credit investment and private equity firm Ares Management LP filed to go public on Monday in what would be the first initial public offering by a major alternative asset manager since Carlyle Group LP's flotation two years ago.

  • The company, which is co-sponsored by NorthStar Asset Management Group Inc and RXR Realty LLC, will be structured as a public, non-traded corporation and intends to qualify as a real estate investment trust. NorthStar Asset Management Group Inc has been created as the successor to NorthStar Realty Finance Corp's asset management business.

  • UPDATE 1-Ares Management files for IPO Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 5:38 PM ET

    NEW YORK, March 31- Credit investment and private equity firm Ares Management LP filed to go public on Monday in what would be the first initial public offering by a major alternative asset manager since Carlyle Group LP's offering two years ago. Ares said in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission it planned to list on the New York Stock Exchange.

  • March 31- Pacific Investment Management Co. has been removed as subadvisor of two bond funds totaling $3.7 billion offered by ING U.S. Investment Management, though the decision by ING was made late last year before a management shakeup at Pimco, according to a regulatory filing with the SEC.