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  • *BlackRock, Vanguard, Deutsche Bank, Lyxor lead the way. LONDON, Feb 17- Sharp withdrawals from equity, currency and commodity tracking funds as emerging markets sold off in early 2014 looks no more than a bump in the road for such vehicles as they expand their share of assets under management.

  • Top hedge funds cling to eBay, Apple in fourth quarter Saturday, 15 Feb 2014 | 7:15 AM ET
    Carl Icahn

    E-commerce auction house eBay became a darling among top U.S. hedge funds in the fourth quarter just before billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn urged the company to spin off its PayPal payments business, regulatory filings showed on Friday.

  • Einhorn's Greenlight seeks identity of Micron leaker Friday, 14 Feb 2014 | 9:56 PM ET

    Feb 14- Hedge fund manager David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital has asked a court to order the website Seeking Alpha to disclose the identity of a commenter who disclosed Greenlight's stake in Micron before it was officially announced, according to a court filing.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 14- E-commerce auction house eBay Inc became a darling among top U.S. hedge funds in the fourth quarter just before billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn urged the company to spin off its PayPal payments business, regulatory filings showed on Friday.

  • TORONTO, Feb 14- The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, one of the world's biggest pension funds, notched another quarter of strong returns but its chief executive officer said he wishes the fund had been more aggressive when prices were cheap.

  • TORONTO, Feb 13- The profits of Canadian life insurers grew in the fourth quarter, as higher returns from growing wealth management units offset uneven insurance sales, highlighting a shift in business as the companies cut risk in the wake of the financial crisis.

  • LONDON, Feb 13- Have the mega-buck years of bond and interest rate trading gone for good, or will normal service resume after an ugly 2013? However, many are already changing, and the likes of Deutsche Bank, Barclays and Morgan Stanley look set to make deeper cuts to their fixed income divisions to deal with weak volumes and tough regulation.

  • TORONTO, Feb 13- Manulife Financial Corp reported a 20 percent rise in fourth-quarter profit as stronger mutual fund sales and a C $350 million gain on the sale of its Taiwan insurance business offset weaker insurance sales, but results still fell short of estimates.

  • BOSTON, Feb 12- Fidelity Investments, the No. 2 U.S. mutual fund company, said on Wednesday that operating profit rose 13 percent to $2.6 billion last year as clients pulled less money from its funds.

  • BOSTON, Feb 12- Fidelity Investments, the No. 2 U.S. mutual fund company, said on Wednesday that operating profit rose 13 percent to $2.6 billion last year as clients pulled less money from its funds.

  • BOSTON, Feb 12- Fidelity Investments, the No. 2 U.S. mutual fund company, said on Wednesday that operating profit rose 13 percent to $2.6 billion last year as clients pulled less money from its funds.

  • Feb 12- The activist investor squaring off with Cliffs Natural Resources Inc named its preferred candidate for chief executive officer on Wednesday and said it plans to nominate enough new directors to form a majority of the iron ore miner's board.

  • Robust bank results help European stocks keep rally alive Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 10:19 AM ET

    *FTSEurofirst 300 and Euro STOXX 50 up 1 pct. PARIS, Feb 12- European stocks climbed on Wednesday, extending their brisk week-long rally, with banking stocks leading the gainers after robust results and on hopes of rising dividends in the sector. The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index was up 1 percent at 3,108.24 points.

  • Fleming, the head of Morgan Stanley's wealth and asset management businesses, is on the bank board's list of candidates who could potentially succeed Chief Executive James Gorman, according to sources with direct knowledge of the situation. But colleagues and recruiters say he is also a flight risk for Morgan Stanley.

  • *Bank says 10,000-12,000 jobs to go, including 7,000 in UK. LONDON, Feb 11- Barclays said it would axe up to 12,000 jobs this year even as it raised bonuses for investment bankers, prompting fury among politicians and unions who said it had not learned the lessons of the financial crisis.

  • LONDON, Feb 11- Brevan Howard, one of the world's biggest hedge fund managers, is to shut its $2.3 billion emerging markets portfolio after a bout of poor performance, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.

  • *7,000 jobs will go in Britain. LONDON, Feb 11- Barclays Plc expects to axe up to 12,000 jobs this year to cut costs and counter falling income at its investment bank, where profits slumped last year.

  • SAO PAULO, Feb 10- New York- based investment bank Greenhill& Co Inc has hired former Goldman Sachs Group Inc dealmaker Rodrigo Mello as it expands its mergers and acquisitions unit in Brazil.

  • SAO PAULO, Feb 10- New York- based investment bank Greenhill& Co Inc has hired former Goldman Sachs Group Inc dealmaker Rodrigo Mello as it expands its mergers and acquisitions operation in Brazil.

  • LONDON, Feb 10- Barclays said earnings dropped by a quarter to 5.2 billion pounds last year from the year before, missing analysts' forecasts and raising expectations the bank will step up cost cutting as investment bank earnings wane. A preview in the Financial Times newspaper had included numbers close to the figures released by Barclays.