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  • TOKYO, Oct 29- Japanese government bonds edged lower on Wednesday as investors took their cue from stronger equities and on news that Japan's $1.1- trillion public pension fund has reduced its holdings of JGBs. The Government Pension Investment Fund, the world's largest public pension, allowed domestic bonds to fall below half of its portfolio for the first...

  • Miss. public pension system shows improved results Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 4:44 PM ET

    JACKSON, Miss.— With stock market gains replacing steep losses in the accounting ledger, Mississippi's main public employee pension fund posted stronger results last year. Actuaries reported Tuesday to the board of the Public Employees Retirement System that the funding percentage— the share of future obligations covered by current assets— rose to 61...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 27- Most pension funds and other institutional investors worldwide expect to meet their five-year investment goals and are increasingly confident they can get there using traditional stocks and bonds, a survey showed on Monday. Among those surveyed, 91 percent of institutional investors said they expected to hit their targets in five years, up...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 24- The U.S. Treasury Department said on Friday it was tweaking its policy for retirement funds to encourage savers to buy annuities, a measure aimed to keep them from outliving their savings. The department and the Internal Revenue Service will let retirement funds offer long-term deferred annuities as a default investment in 401 retirement...

  • Oct 23- The Orange County Sanitation District, a wastewater treatment facility in California, became the latest institutional investor to move money away from bond giant Pimco, weeks after the shock departure of Pimco's CIO Bill Gross. The OCSD said its board on Wednesday unanimously approved the selection of Chandler Asset Management as its external...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 22- Apollo Global Management LLC plans to start raising between $2 billion and $3 billion for a second natural resources private equity fund, sources familiar with the situation said, in the latest sign that the firm is doubling down on the U.S. shale boom. The firm's first resources fund, the Apollo Natural Resources Partners, has now almost fully...

  • Russell Investments, Ft. Lauderdale fund ax Pimco Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 8:49 AM ET
    Bill Gross

    Russell Investments and the Fort Lauderdale Police & Fire Retirement System dropped PIMCO as their bond portfolios manager following the exit of Bill Gross.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 16- Russell Investments and the Fort Lauderdale Police& Fire Retirement System said on Thursday they dropped Pacific Investment Management Co as the manager of their bond portfolios following the departure of Bill Gross in late September. Gross, who managed the Pimco Total Return Fund and co-founded the firm over 40 years ago, resigned on Sept. 26 to...

  • "Technical market factors, not fundamentals, were at play here" during the bond market rally, BlackRock's chief investment officer of fundamental fixed income, Rick Rieder, said in a statement on Wednesday, blaming the bond market rally on large players unwinding bets on rising Treasuries yields in the futures markets. New York- based BlackRock, which oversees...

  • Oct 15- BlackRock Inc, the world's largest money manager, said on Wednesday that third-quarter earnings rose 26 percent, boosted by an improved performance of its fixed income funds. BlackRock ended the quarter with $4.5 trillion in assets under management, up 10 percent from a year earlier, while net inflows rose almost 4 percent to $28.7 billion.

  • 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
    Bill Gross

    "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.