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  • NEW YORK, July 16- Billionaire investor John Paulson on Wednesday called Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc a "very serious acquirer" and predicted that Allergan Inc cannot rebuff the drug maker on its own.

  • NEW YORK, July 16- Bank of America Corp agreed to pay the insurer American International Group Inc $650 million to settle long-running legal disputes over defective mortgage-backed securities that the bank sold in the run-up to the financial crisis.

  • BOSTON, July 16- The head of Harvard University's endowment said on Wednesday she does not regret the Ivy League school's relatively low 11 percent allocation to publicly traded U.S. stocks during the stock market's long bull run. Harvard has long pioneered investments in alternative assets, including private equity and other less liquid instruments.

  • BofA pays AIG $650 million to settle mortgage disputes Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 7:56 AM ET

    NEW YORK, July 16- Bank of America agreed to pay American International Group Inc $650 million to settle long-running legal disputes over defective mortgage-backed securities sold in the run-up to the financial crisis.

  • HONG KONG/ BEIJING, July 16- When a fast-growing private equity firm co-founded by Jack Ma sought funding from institutional investors for the first time in early 2013, almost all had one major concern, its chairman said: was the firm independent from Ma, the influential executive chairman of Alibaba Group Holding, China's e-commerce giant.

  • NEW YORK, July 16- KKR& Co LP's co-founders Henry Kravis and George Roberts have indicated they intend to stay at the buyout firm for at least five more years, but two men- Scott Nuttall and Joseph Bae- are emerging as front-runners to eventually succeed them.

  • Fred Buenrostro admitted that he intentionally conspired with a former California Public Employees' Retirement System board member and others to accept bribes and devise a fraudulent scheme involving Calpers' investments.

  • LONDON, July 6- A flurry of initiatives by China to open up its currency, stock and bond markets inside and outside the country has failed so far to allay international investor concerns about performance, accessibility and liquidity.

  • Chinese assets warm, not hot for Western investors Sunday, 6 Jul 2014 | 5:00 AM ET

    LONDON, July 6- A flurry of initiatives by China to open up its currency, stock and bond markets inside and outside the country has failed so far to allay international investor concerns about performance, accessibility and liquidity.

  • *Central-bank body's Shin warns of' destructive reversal'. FRANKFURT, June 29- Pension funds and other long-term investors are taking ever bigger risks and could be laying the ground for renewed turmoil when money gets more expensive, one of the world's leading economists told Reuters.

  • BEIJING, June 28- China's National Social Security Fund earned 68.6 billion yuan from its investments in 2013, implying a 6.2 percent return on investment, the Xinhua news agency said on Saturday.

  • LONDON, June 27- The hunt for returns in trendless stock markets is pushing institutional investors back towards actively managed equity funds, offering relief to an industry that has borne the brunt of the surge in popularity of low-cost exchange traded funds.

  • sources@ TOKYO, June 25- Three Japanese "semi-public" pension funds aggressively bought Tokyo stocks in recent weeks, market sources said, acting before a review of their asset allocation policies is complete.

  • JGBs steady as investors await Japan growth plan Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 11:03 PM ET

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will detail his so-called "third arrow" policies including phased corporate tax cuts and reforms for the $1.26 trillion Government Pension Investment Fund, the world's biggest pension fund.

  • NEW YORK, June 18- Institutional investors including BlackRock Inc and Allianz SE's Pimco on Wednesday sued six of the largest bond trustees, accusing them of failing to properly oversee more than $2 trillion in mortgage-backed securities issued in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis.

  • BOSTON, June 17- Massachusetts' pension fund is pushing to move some of the $5.6 billion it invests with hedge funds into separately managed accounts and may even invest, at a lower cost, in strategies designed to mimic hedge fund returns. But few big investors have been as public about their plans as Massachusetts.

  • *Shell to focus on Gorgon, Prelude LNG in Australia. MELBOURNE, June 17- Royal Dutch Shell launched a long-awaited sale of most of its stake in Australia's Woodside Petroleum Ltd on Tuesday, looking to reap about $5.73 billion as it moves to focus on developing its own gas assets in Australia.

  • TOKYO, June 16- A pattern of spending on hostess bars and overseas junkets for local pension fund officials went unchecked by senior managers at Deutsche Bank's Japanese securities arm, who failed to prevent or turned a blind eye to expenses that could be prosecuted as bribery, previously undisclosed details of a regulatory investigation show.

  • *Gaim Monaco conference to be held next week. *Meeting is biggest hedge fund get-together in Europe. Boston- based Highfields Capital for instance, which manages billions for big universities and exclusive endowments, gently asks journalists not to call it a hedge fund, preferring asset management firm.

  • June 12- Institutional investors having trouble finding bonds for their portfolios from the usual suppliers are accepting a higher degree of risk and pumping billions of dollars into exchange-traded bond funds, boosting asset management firms such as BlackRock, Pimco and State Street.