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  • Canada's Ivanhoe invests in Chinese warehouses Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 12:39 PM ET

    MONTREAL, June 29- The real estate arm of Canada's second-largest pension fund said on Monday it will invest up to $180 million in Chinese warehouse properties, joining other institutional investors that are seeking to profit from China's burgeoning e-commerce sector. Ivanhoe Cambridge, part of the C $225.9 billion Caisse de depot et Placement du Quebec fund,...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St falls as Greek crisis worsens Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 9:59 AM ET

    The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite fell around 0.7 percent as markets around the world slumped on fears that other European countries would suffer if Greece defaults. The European Central Bank froze funding to Greek banks, forcing Athens to shut banks for a week to keep them from collapsing. said Leo Grohowski, who oversees about $194 billion in client assets...

  • June 25- Scranton, Pennsylvania, Mayor William Courtright said on Thursday the state should take over the city's pension system after a report found problems with past benefit awards in one of the funds. Courtright, a Democrat, said the most recent report was a "wakeup call" and that he will ask for the support of Governor Tom Wolf in moving all of the funds to the...

  • NEW DELHI, June 25- India's state social security and pension fund, undeterred by trade union resistance, will start investing in equity markets next month, the labor minister said, part of a broader push by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to move away from socialist ways rooted in decades-old labor laws. With more than $100 billion of assets from some 80 million...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 24- A bill to require California's state pension funds Calpers and CalSTRS to sell their investments in companies that generate at least half their revenue from coal mining passed an Assembly committee by a vote of 5-1 on Wednesday. Stanford University and the University of Maine have made similar moves. It has investments in coal companies...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 24- A bill to require California's state pension funds Calpers and CalSTRS to sell their investments in companies that generate at least half their revenue from coal mining passed an Assembly committee by a vote of 5-1 on Wednesday. In the United States, Stanford University and the University of Maine have made similar moves.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 24- A bill to require California's state pension funds Calpers and CalSTRS to sell their investments in companies that generate at least half their revenue from coal mining received three of the four required votes in a preliminary count at a California Assembly committee on Wednesday. In the United States, Stanford University and the...

  • Asia renewable bond market set for takeoff: ADB Monday, 22 Jun 2015 | 9:34 PM ET
    Cows graze in front of wind turbines at the Bharat Light & Power Amberi wind farms in Rewalkawadi, Maharashtra, India.

    Renewable energy bond issuance is set to take off in Asia as new regulations push banks to step back from extending loans to projects, the ADB said.

  • LONDON, June 17- Once mainly growth-based investments, emerging markets are seeing a dividend payout culture take root among companies, especially in countries where big local pension funds are pushing for change. With emerging equity performance lagging developed peers for the fifth year running, more companies are realising the role dividend payouts...

  • WASHINGTON, June 16- The White House has secured more than $4 billion to boost clean energy and fight climate change from foundations, institutional investors and philanthropies, doubling a goal set in February, administration officials said. Vice President Joe Biden told a conference on clean energy at the White House on Tuesday that a "staggering" number of...

  • WASHINGTON, June 16- The White House has pushed foundations, institutional investors and philanthropies to commit more than $4 billion to clean energy projects and help fight climate change, doubling a goal set in February, officials said. The administration issued a call to action early in the year asking them to make commitments on clean energy innovation,...

  • LONDON, June 11- Shares in Royal Bank of Scotland rose on Thursday after Britain's Finance Minister George Osborne said the government would start selling its 32 billion pound stake in the bank. Analysts said there would be significant interest from institutional investors willing to overlook ongoing issues relating to past misconduct at RBS and...

  • June 8- The California Public Employees' Retirement System intends to cut ties with roughly half of the firms handling its money to reduce fees paid to investment managers, the Wall Street Journal reported. Calpers, the largest pension fund in the United States, will tell its investment board on June 15 that it plans to cut the number of direct relationships it has...

  • NEW YORK, June 7- General Electric Co is nearing an agreement to sell its private equity lending unit to Canada's biggest pension fund, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. Terms are still being negotiated for a takeover that would include more than $10 billion of assets, but less than the unit's full book of $16 billion, the WSJ added. The private equity...

  • NEW YORK, June 7- General Electric Co is nearing an agreement to sell its private-equity lending unit to Canada's biggest pension fund, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. GE and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board are aiming to sign the deal Monday, the WSJ said, citing people familiar with the matter. Terms are still being negotiated for a takeover...

  • LONDON, June 5- The newly-formed Global Infrastructure Investor Association said on Friday it had appointed Matthew Farnum-Schneider, a managing director at insurer Prudential, as its first chairman. Henk Huizing, investment director of Dutch pension fund PGGM, and Andrew Claerhout, head of infrastructure for Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, were appointed...

  • TOKYO, June 5- Japan's trillion dollar pension fund expects the yen to remain weak against the dollar, meaning there is no immediate need for it to hedge against the risk of it turning stronger, the fund's head said on Friday. Takahiro Mitani, president of the Government Pension Investment Fund, said that since the United States is expected to raise interest rates...

  • TOKYO, June 5- Japan's trillion dollar pension fund sees no imminent need to consider hedging against the risk of a stronger yen because diverging U.S. and Japanese monetary policies will keep the yen weak against the dollar, the head of the fund said on Friday. Takahiro Mitani, president of the Government Pension Investment Fund, also said the world's biggest...

  • LONDON/ AMSTERDAM, June 4- The European Commission will give banks in the EU another six-month exemption until December from having to hold extra capital to cover transactions at clearing houses that don't meet the bloc's standards. "The decision will give the market the legal certainty it needs for the next six months," EU financial services commissioner,...

  • By Hideyuki Sano TOKYO, June 2- Institutional investors including hedge funds are scrutinising the past performance of Japanese government bonds for clues on where French sovereign debt is headed following one of its biggest routs in years. The swings in French bonds are so similar that some hedge funds have created charts plotting European yields over...