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  • Oct 15- BlackRock Inc said on Wednesday that its assets under management had increased 10 percent in the third quarter. BlackRock ended the quarter with $4.5 trillion in assets under management. Investors pulled $80 million from BlackRock's alternative funds in the third quarter.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 13- The Arkansas Teacher Retirement System terminated Pacific Investment Management Co, which managed about $475 million for its pension fund, following the departure of Bill Gross in late September, George Hopkins, executive director, said on Monday. Gross, one of the bond market's most renowned investors and the former manager of the flagship...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 13- The Arkansas Teacher Retirement System terminated Pacific Investment Management Co, which managed about $475 million for its pension fund, following the departure of Bill Gross in September, George Hopkins, executive director, said on Monday. "Under any circumstance, we were going to trim our fixed-income exposure," Hopkins told Reuters.

  • Oct 9- Morgan Stanley is embracing the financial reforms intended to curb its animal spirits to generate bigger profits. Unlike most of its rivals, Morgan Stanley has been building its private equity business using structures that are subject to the Volcker rule, which restricts the amount of money a bank and its employees can contribute to such funds.

  • UPDATE 1-Pimco's outflow headaches only just beginning Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 12:31 PM ET

    Pimco hasn't said how much money has been withdrawn since fund manager Bill Gross quit on Sept. 26 to join Janus Capital. Outflows "will tend to be elevated over the next few months" said Jeff Tjornehoj, head of Americas research at Lipper, a Thomson Reuters company, who said Gross's exit is "the last straw" for some institutional investors. Morgan Stanley said that the...

  • The top US equity research analysts of 2014 Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 6:01 AM ET

    Institutional Investor’s ranking of the top U.S. equity research analysts names J.P. Morgan as the No. 1 firm of the year.

  • Pimco hasn't said how much money has been withdrawn since fund manager Bill Gross quit on Sept. 26 to join Janus Capital. Outflows "will tend to be elevated over the next few months" said Jeff Tjornehoj, head of Americas research at Lipper, a Thomson Reuters company, who said Gross's exit is "the last straw" for some institutional investors. Morgan Stanley said that the...

  • TOKYO, Oct 7- Japan's $1.2 trillion public pension fund, the world's largest, will delay a highly anticipated decision on shifting its portfolio allocations to November or later, people familiar with the process said on Tuesday. The asset reallocation by the Government Pension Investment Fund, which is still expected to increase the giant fund's buying of...

  • Bill Gross says happy to get back to investment roots Saturday, 4 Oct 2014 | 6:45 PM ET
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    "Managing money is in my blood," Bill Gross, who is the co-founder of Pacific Investment Management Co., told Barron's this weekend.

  • Oct 4- Bill Gross, in his first interview since quitting asset manager Pimco, told Barron's magazine he was "uniquely exuberant" about giving up management responsibilities and was excited to get back to his investment roots. "Managing money is in my blood," Gross, who is the co-founder of Pacific Investment Management Co., told Barron's this weekend.

  • BOSTON/ NEW YORK, Oct 3- Investors hope the Bond King can remake himself as a team player. Bill Gross last week abruptly left Newport Beach, California- based Pimco, the firm he built into a bond giant, to join Janus Capital Group, a small Denver firm that touts on its website how its friendly, team-oriented culture creates "strong collaborators." Kevin Mahn, who helps...

  • LONDON, Oct 2- Bill Gross' exit from Pimco has seen billions of dollars leave the fund group and even more value wiped off the share price of its parent company, offering a warning both to firms who rely on star managers and the investors who chase them. Gross's flagship Pimco Total Return Fund lost money every month from May last year, totalling nearly $70 billion by...

  • Oct 1- Pacific Investment Management Co suffered a record $23.5 billion of withdrawals from its flagship Pimco Total Return Fund in September, with its largest daily outflow occurring on the day of Bill Gross's surprise resignation from the firm. The Newport Beach, Calif.- based fund manager said the Pimco Total Return Fund, which was run by Gross for 27 years, is "...

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON Sept. 30- Vanguard Group and BlackRock Inc could be prime destinations for hundreds of billions of dollars in assets that may flee Pimco in the wake of the sudden exit of Bill Gross, the celebrated "Bond King" of U.S. mutual funds.

  • Sept 30- Bill Gross's sudden departure from Pimco and the Total Return Fund he ran for 27 years was the last straw for Jim Phillips, president of Retirement Resources, a Peabody, Massachusetts- based firm that advises 401 plans with $50 million to $100 million in assets.

  • Bill Gross, who built Pimco into a $2 trillion asset manager and became one of the world's best-known bond investors, quit the firm he co-founded on Friday after his flagship fund suffered its 16th straight month of outflows and amid a Securities and Exchange Commission probe into whether one of his funds artificially inflated returns.

  • Sept 26- Michigan officials on Friday signed off on four bond issues totaling $1.1 billion that would fund Detroit's exit from the biggest-ever municipal bankruptcy.

  • Bill Gross, who built Pimco into a $2 trillion asset manager and became one of the world's best-known bond investors, quit the firm he co-founded on Friday after his flagship fund suffered its 16th straight month of outflows and amid a Securities and Exchange Commission probe into whether one of his funds artificially inflated returns.

  • VANCOUVER, Sept 25- The price of gold, down more than a third in three years, is approaching the tipping point where the mining industry would see a spike in the number of producers reducing output or even shutting down operations. The industry has geared itself around $1,200, "said Joseph Foster, portfolio manager at institutional investor Van Eck Global.

  • BOSTON, Sept 24- Harvard University on Wednesday named an insider, Stephen Blyth, to run its $36.4 billion endowment, the world's largest. The financial services industry veteran holds a statistics PhD from Harvard, and has taught the subject there.