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  • BOSTON/ LOS ANGELES, May 20- Four U.S. public pension fund officials on Wednesday warned that McDonald's Corp and other companies may be jeopardizing their own futures by returning excessive amounts of cash to investors via share buybacks. The statement by the fund officials marks the first time in which some of the nation's biggest institutional investors...

  • BOSTON/ LOS ANGELES, May 20- Four U.S. public pension fund officials on Wednesday warned that McDonald's Corp and other companies may be jeopardizing their own futures by returning excessive amounts of cash to investors via share buybacks. The statement by the fund officials marks the first time in which some of the nation's biggest institutional investors...

  • Senate budget leaves out MBTA control board Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 2:31 AM ET

    BOSTON— A state budget proposal outlined by Democratic Senate leaders on Tuesday appeared to derail a key portion of Republican Gov. But the Senate plan does not envision a separate financial control board that Baker has sought to oversee the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority until at least 2018.. Senate budget writers also rejected Baker's call...

  • NEW YORK, May 11- The Janus Global Unconstrained Bond Fund, overseen by widely followed investor Bill Gross, attracted just $58.6 million in net new cash in April, and posted below-average returns, according to Morningstar data on Monday. "Bill Gross obviously has a brand that resonates with investors but to gather major assets, investors want more- more of a longer...

  • NEW YORK, May 11- The Janus Global Unconstrained Bond Fund, overseen by widely followed investor Bill Gross, attracted just $58.6 million in net new cash in April and posted below-average returns, according to Morningstar data on Monday. "Bill Gross obviously has a brand that resonates with investors but to gather major assets, investors want more- more of a longer...

  • NEW YORK, May 11- The Janus Global Unconstrained Bond Fund, overseen by widely followed investor Bill Gross, attracted $58.6 million of net new cash in April, according to Morningstar data on Monday.

  • *Pension fund managers expect ECB purchases to support market. LONDON, May 8- Following a recent sell-off in German bunds, pension fund managers are resisting making any major changes to their exposure to European government debt, confident that demand from the European Central Bank will stabilize markets. But portfolio managers expect continued European...

  • Citadel's Kenneth Griffin, who launched his trading career from his Harvard dormitory in the 1980 s, topped the list with $1.3 billion, according to Institutional Investors' Alpha's 14th annual rankings. Renaissance Technologies founder James Simons came in second with $1.2 billion, and Bridgewater Associates' Ray Dalio placed third with $1.1 billion.

  • Big money managers clash on climate change Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 10:35 AM ET
    Dry cracked earth is visible near an almond orchard on April 24, 2015 in Firebaugh, California.

    Managers of institutional funds from California, Texas and North Carolina have very different views on global warming.

  • Citadel's Kenneth Griffin, who launched his trading career from his Harvard dormitory in the 1980 s, topped the list with $1.3 billion, according to Institutional Investors' Alpha's 14th annual rankings. Renaissance Technologies founder James Simons came in second with $1.2 billion, and Bridgewater Associates' Ray Dalio placed third with $1.1 billion.

  • WASHINGTON, May 4- The World Bank indirectly invests part of its $18.8 billion staff pension fund in companies in industries such as coal and tobacco, holdings that clash with the development institution's own calls for ethical and low-carbon investing. In an internal post to staff seen by Reuters, the World Bank's treasurer said around 40 percent of the fund's...

  • WASHINGTON, May 4- The World Bank indirectly invests part of its $18.8 billion staff pension fund in companies in industries such as coal and tobacco, holdings that clash with the development institution's own calls for ethical and low-carbon investing. In an internal post to staff seen by Reuters, the World Bank's treasurer said around 40 percent of the fund's...

  • China's QFII quota rises to $73.6 bln in April Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 2:48 AM ET

    BEIJING, April 29- The outstanding amount of China's dollar-denominated Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor programme rose to $73.6 billion as of April 28, slightly higher than $72.1 billion in March, China's currency regulator said on Wednesday.

  • Gundlach vs. Gross? The 'unconstrained' debate Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 2:52 PM ET
    Jeffrey Gundlach

    Big money managers have a warning for investors using unconstrained bond funds, liquid alternatives and other innovative products.

  • OSLO, April 27- An Oslo court started to hear a $1.9 billion lawsuit by a group of international investors against Norway on Monday, in a case that challenges the country's reputation as a predictable place to do business with little political risk. Investors including Allianz, UBS, the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and two Canadian pension funds are suing...

  • VANCOUVER, April 27- Pure-play silver miners, a niche investment market popular with retail investors, are moving up the endangered list. The more leveraged to silver the better... but you have to be able to tolerate the risk, "said David Morgan, founder of the Silver-Investor.com website. According to BMO Capital Markets, large primary silver miners have increased...

  • NEW YORK, April 23- Goldman Sachs Group Inc's Asset Management plans to acquire the Pacific Global Advisors solutions business from Pacific Life Insurance Co, the company said on Thursday. The business provides investment and risk management services to institutional investors and has assets under supervision of more than $18 billion.

  • PARIS, April 21- Proxy advisory firms are threatening to block key financial resolutions at French aerospace group Safran, opening a second front in a battle between the French government and institutional investors over a new corporate law. Safran has been able to sidestep the row over "one share, one vote" at companies such as Renault because it already has a...

  • There are now more hedge funds than ever Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 1:07 PM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Despite muted performance in 2014, investors have more hedge funds than ever to choose from, according to new data.

  • 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...