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  • NEW YORK, April 20- Profit in Morgan Stanley's wealth management division rose 24.6 percent in the first quarter, but new money from clients fell by about one-third, the company said on Monday. Morgan Stanley made a big bet on that theory two years ago by completing its purchase of Citigroup Inc's Smith Barney, the industry leader in selling fee-based managed...

  • *Euro slips against dollar on Greece default worries. NEW YORK, April 20- Global equity markets snapped back on Monday from a worldwide decline the previous session on China's steps to stimulate its economy and solid corporate earnings, while the euro weakened amid worries that Greece may default. "What's helped the market today is the story about more stimulus...

  • April 20- Wall Street investment bank Morgan Stanley reported its most profitable quarter since the financial crisis on Monday, boosted by higher revenue from trading bonds and equities. The bank's trading business, like those of its main rivals, got a boost in the quarter after the Swiss central bank scrapped a cap on the franc, the European Central Bank...

  • April 20- Wall Street investment bank Morgan Stanley reported a much stronger-than-expected rise in quarterly profit, boosted by higher revenue from trading bonds and equities. Adjusted revenue from equities sales and trading rose 33 percent to $2.27 billion, meaning that Morgan Stanley lost its lead in the business over Goldman Sachs Group Inc, which...

  • SHANGHAI, April 18- China's recent liberalisation of stock short-selling rules is not intended to encourage the practice, the China Securities Regulatory Commission said on Saturday, after overseas markets dropped sharply in response to the move. Institutional investors including mutual fund companies and asset management businesses of securities...

  • TORONTO, April 17- Two of Canada's largest pension funds, shareholders of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, said on Friday they will demonstrate their unhappiness with CIBC's executive pay structure at the lender's annual meeting next week. CIBC named Victor Dodig as its chief executive last year, replacing Gerry McCaughey, who retired in September 2014.

  • TORONTO, April 17- Barrick Gold Corp faces a fresh backlash over executive pay at its shareholder meeting this month, with some big institutions planning to vote against its compensation plan and withhold votes for directors to express their unhappiness. Two major Canadian pension funds, the British Columbia Investment Management Corp and Ontario Teachers'...

  • Tech, media and telecoms M&A hits 9-year high Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 5:21 AM ET

    LONDON, April 17- Worldwide dealmaking in the technology, media and telecoms sectors is at its highest level year-to-date since 2006, buoyed by Nokia's 15.6 billon euro bid for Alcatel-Lucent this week, Thomson Reuters data shows. So far this year, deals worth $245.8 billion have been struck globally in TMT, accounting for a combined 23 percent of worldwide M&A...

  • WILLISTON, N.D., April 17- Calpers, the largest American public pension fund, and nearly 60 other institutional investors will ask the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday to require oil and natural gas companies to publish detailed analysis of the risks posed by climate change to their business models. Calpers and other investors will tell the SEC...

  • Family Endowment Partners LP and its head, Lee Weiss, steered the couple, James and Jane Sutow, to a $9 million investment in Biosyntec Polska, according to an American Arbitration Association ruling on Tuesday. The firm, which also has offices in Pennsylvania and Maryland, manages $335 million in assets, according to a regulatory filing. The Sutows lost a total of...

  • April 16- Engaged Capital LLC has written to Rovi Corp, which sells television guide programs to cable providers, seeking changes to the company's board. Engaged Capital, which owns a 0.49 percent stake in Rovi, is seeking to replace three of Rovi's long-term directors, Andrew Ludwick, James Meyer and James O'Shaughnessy. "Rovi has recommended its stockholders...

  • MOVES-Morgan Stanley executive to co-host TV show Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 1:49 PM ET

    NEW YORK, April 16- Gary Kaminsky, a vice chairman in Morgan Stanley's wealth management business, is moving into a part-time advisory role at the bank so he can co-host a television show about Wall Street, the bank confirmed on Thursday. Kaminsky, a former Neuberger Berman executive, spent a few years on the financial news network CNBC before joining Morgan...

  • April 16- BlackRock Inc said on Thursday it plans to beef up its quantitative investing team as the sector continued to outperform peers and reported its actively managed equity funds recorded the first inflows since 2013.. BlackRock, the world's largest money manager, also reported that first-quarter profit rose by 8.7 percent, and adjusted earnings topped...

  • Ex-Fed chair Bernanke joins hedge fund Citadel as advisor Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 10:59 AM ET

    BOSTON, April 16- Ben Bernanke, the former Federal Reserve chairman and one of the world's most closely watched economic thinkers, is joining one of the most successful hedge funds as an advisor, Citadel LLC said in a statement on Thursday. Last month former Federal Reserve Board governor Jeremy Stein joined BlueMountain as an advisor and Bernanke's...

  • JOHANNESBURG, April 16- South African investment house Brait SE is to pay $1 billion for a controlling stake in gym group Virgin Active, Brait said on Thursday, seeking to tap the growing health-conscious middle classes particularly in Africa and Asia. The fitness chain, jointly owned by the Virgin Group of entrepreneur Richard Branson and buyout firm CVC...

  • April 16- Blackstone Group LP, the world's largest alternative asset manager, said on Thursday that its first-quarter profit doubled from a year ago, as strong asset sales generated by its private equity and real estate units brought in record cash. For the second quarter in a row, private equity overtook real estate as Blackstone's biggest earnings driver,...

  • April 16- BlackRock Inc, the world's largest money manager, said on Thursday that first- quarter profit rose by 8.7 percent, boosted by positive flows across asset classes. On an adjusted basis, BlackRock earned $4.89 per share, handily beating analysts' average estimate of $4.52, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. BlackRock saw $70.4 billion in long-term...

  • Blackstone's first quarter earnings soar on asset sales Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 7:14 AM ET

    April 16- Blackstone Group LP, the world's largest alternative asset manager, said on Thursday that its first-quarter profit doubled from a year ago, as strong asset sales generated by its private equity and real estate units generated record cash. Blackstone said economic net income, a metric of its profitability takes into account the mark-to-market...

  • April 16- BlackRock Inc, the world's largest money manager, reported an 8.7 percent rise in first-quarter profit, boosted by positive flows into its exchange-traded funds. On an adjusted basis, BlackRock earned $4.89 per share, handily beating analysts' average estimate of $4.52, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Net inflows totaled $68.7 billion as...

  • April 16- BlackRock Inc, the world's largest money manager, reported an 8.7 percent rise in first-quarter profit, boosted by positive flows into its exchange-traded funds. On an adjusted basis, BlackRock earned $4.89 per share, handily beating analysts' average estimate of $4.52, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Net inflows totaled $68.7 billion as...