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  • 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...

  • 46 pension fund managers awarded six-figure bonuses Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 11:53 AM ET

    MADISON, Wis.— Forty-six of Wisconsin's pension fund managers and those who work directly with the state's investments will receive six-figure bonuses this year because of strong returns, data released Thursday by the State of Wisconsin Investment Board showed. Michael Williamson, the board's executive director, received the highest bonus at just over...

  • Former Wal-Mart CEO joins Carlyle private equity firm Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 11:30 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Mike Duke, the former CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., has joined the global consumer and retail group of private equity firm The Carlyle Group. Duke joined Wal-Mart in 1995 as senior vice president of distribution and had a number of roles in the company. Before assuming the top job, he was vice chairman, overseeing the company's international business, a job...

  • Barclays investors urged to reject CEO's pay award Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 7:34 AM ET

    LONDON, April 15- Barclays Plc shareholders should reject the British bank's remuneration policy, as pay for Chief Executive Antony Jenkins is "excessive", a shareholder advisory group said on Wednesday. Pirc, an independent group that says it offers advice to institutional investors with assets of more than 1.5 trillion pounds, said shareholders should...

  • The sharp increase was initially triggered by Beijing's move earlier this month to encourage Chinese institutions, including mutual funds, to purchase Hong Kong shares via a Shanghai trading link. "There is clearly significant appetite from foreign investors," said Stephane Loiseau, head of cash equities Asia Pacific at Societe Generale in Hong Kong.

  • TORONTO, April 13- The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, the country's largest pension fund manager, said on Monday it is concerned about the Saskatchewan government's decision to temporarily ban certain institutional investors from buying farmland in the province. Pension plans and other institutional investors will be unable to purchase farmland...

  • Huge pension finally turning to hedge funds Friday, 10 Apr 2015 | 2:06 PM ET
    United Nations headquarters building in New York

    The United Nations' $52 billion pension fund is getting close to investing in hedge funds for the first time.

  • Norway proposes increased oversight of wealth fund Friday, 10 Apr 2015 | 5:47 AM ET

    OSLO, April 10- Norway's government has proposed appointing a new central bank deputy governor to oversee the country's $885 billion oil fund, aiming to increase control over the world's biggest sovereign wealth fund, it said on Friday. The fund, whose value equates to more than $170,000 for each of Norway's 5.16 million people, has come under criticism from...

  • April 9- Euromoney Institutional Investor Plc on Thursday named Andrew Rashbass, chief executive of the Reuters news division of Thomson Reuters Corp, as executive chairman. Rashbass joined Thomson Reuters in July 2013 from The Economist Group, where he was CEO. Thomson Reuters said Rashbass will leave the company at the end of April and Reuters...

  • "We look for companies that have solid employee rankings and want to buy companies that have improvements in employee opinions," said Paul Ebner, a portfolio manager and member of BlackRock's scientific active equity group, a team of quantitative managers. At BlackRock, which has more than $4.65 trillion in assets, the company's 77- member quantitative team...

  • SHANGHAI, April 8- Chinese funds are snapping up shares in Hong Kong, betting that a link-up between the Shenzhen and Hong Kong stock exchanges, and easier access for institutional investors, will yield quick double-digit or even triple-digit arbitrage profits. On Wednesday, Chinese investors used the entire 10.5 billion yuan daily investment quota for...

  • "We look for companies that have solid employee rankings and want to buy companies that have improvements in employee opinions," said Paul Ebner, a portfolio manager and member of BlackRock's scientific active equity group, a team of quantitative managers. At BlackRock, which has more than $4.65 trillion in assets, the company's 77- member quantitative team...

  • The Los Angeles- based firm, whose co-founder Jeffrey Gundlach is renowned investor Bill Gross's fiercest rival in the bond market, said the DoubleLine Total Return Bond Fund, the firm's largest fund by total assets, also saw inflows in March. The DoubleLine Total Return Bond Fund, with $45.8 billion in assets under management, invests primarily in...

  • April 1- California's state treasurer sent a stern letter to the state's teachers' pension fund on Wednesday, asking that the fund's managing partner, Cerberus Capital Management, fully divest from the assault weapon manufacturer, Freedom Group. Chiang asked that Cerberus' leadership attend CalSTRS' Investment Committee meeting on Friday "to explain why the...

  • WASHINGTON, March 30- Hedge fund mogul William Ackman, who has spent more than two years accusing Herbalife Ltd of running a pyramid scheme, said on Monday that shutting down the company is "one of the most important things" he can do. Speaking at a meeting of the Council of Institutional Investors' in Washington, Ackman said again that Herbalife has caused "enormous...

  • Ackman says shutting Herbalife down is key to him Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 4:45 PM ET

    BOSTON, March 30- Hedge fund mogul William Ackman, who has spent more than two years accusing Herbalife Ltd of running a pyramid scheme, said on Monday that shutting down the company is the most important thing he can do. Speaking at a meeting of the Council of Institutional Investors' in Washington, Ackman said again that Herbalife preys on a "vulnerable population"...

  • *Pension funds move some hedge funds into equity portfolios. *Seeking protection from overheated equity markets. LONDON, March 30- Pension schemes are changing their attitudes to hedge funds, bringing some into their mainstream equity portfolios in order to access products that offer protection in overheated markets.

  • Chevron exits Caltex Australia stake for $3.7 bln Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 10:35 PM ET

    PERTH, March 28- U.S. energy giant Chevron sold its entire stake in refiner Caltex Australia Ltd for A $4.7 billion in Asia's biggest block deal this year, as falling oil prices and high costs hurt margins. Offshore institutional investor demand for the 50 percent stake in Australia's biggest refiner was strong, with bidding driving the final price to A $35 a share,...

  • The CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen rose 0.6 percent, to 3,971.70, while the Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.3 percent, to 3,691.10. Among the most active stocks in Shanghai were China Shipbuilding, down 2.0 percent at 10.23 yuan; China State Construction, up 3.0 percent at 7.22 yuan and Agricultural Bank Of China, down 0.3...