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  • March 26- U.S. public pension funds investments saw their growth rekindle, rising to $3.34 trillion in the fourth quarter after suffering a slight setback in their rise the previous quarter, U.S. Census data showed on Thursday. The latest results, fueled by higher earnings, were just shy of the $3.37 trillion all-time high set in the second quarter of 2014..

  • March 26- U.S. public pension funds investments saw their growth restart, rising to $3.34 trillion in the fourth quarter after suffering a slight setback in their rise the previous quarter, U.S. Census data showed on Thursday. The latest results, fueled by higher earnings, were just shy of the $3.37 trillion all-time high set in the second quarter of 2014..

  • PUBLIC PENSION FUND INVESTMENTS GREW TO $3.34 TRILLION IN FOURTH QUARTER- U.S.

  • China quietly drops limit on foreign fund investments Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 8:55 AM ET

    SHANGHAI, March 26- China's foreign exchange regulator granted a foreign fund management company a quota of more than $1 billion on inbound portfolio investment for the first time on Thursday, in a move toward increasing international use of the yuan currency. Hitherto, only foreign central banks, monetary authorities and sovereign wealth funds had been...

  • BEIJING, March 26- The outstanding amount of China's dollar-denominated Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor prgoramme rose to $72.1 billion as of March 26, China's currency regulator said on Thursday. The quota was worth $69.7 bln at the end of February. The QFII program was created years ago by China to allow foreigners to invest in Chinese capital...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— The board that oversees New Jersey's nearly $80 billion public pension fund is moving ahead with an investment of up to $100 million in a private equity firm whose chairman gave millions to a political group once headed by Gov. The State Investment Council decided Wednesday to invest money with Denver- based KSL Capital Partners, whose chairman,...

  • Here are the billionaire hedge fund babies of 2014 Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 10:36 AM ET
    David Siegel, co-founder of Two Sigma.

    Investors put more money into new hedge funds in 2014 than any year since 2004.

  • DUBAI, March 19- Abu Dhabi's state-owned Etihad Airways has signed a rare financing deal that will cover the entire cost of an aircraft, it said on Thursday, with Korean investors backing its second Airbus A380 superjumbo valued at a list price of $428 million. The way Etihad finances its fleet and expansion plans is under heightened scrutiny after carriers in...

  • TOKYO, March 17- The head of Japan's trillion-dollar pension fund is unlikely to see out his coming term in office, two people involved in the matter said, amid a government spat over managing the fund's increasingly risky investment portfolio. Takahiro Mitani will accept a new five-year term as head of the Government Pension Investment Fund starting next...

  • Hedge fund Everest falls off a Swiss cliff Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 11:19 AM ET
    Marko Dimitrijevic, Everest Capital

    A single bad currency bet has caused Everest Capital, one of the largest private investors in emerging markets, to collapse.

  • The Voya Corporate Leaders Trust Fund, now run by a unit of Voya Financial Inc bought equal amounts of stock in 30 major U.S. corporations in 1935 and hasn't picked a new stock since. Some of its holdings are unchanged, including DuPont, General Electric, Procter& Gamble and Union Pacific. Others were spun off from or acquired from original components, including...

  • March 12- The California Public Employees' Retirement System expects to pay 8 percent less to investment firms next year, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday. Calpers, the largest pension fund in the United States, expects to pay fees of $930.7 million to investment firms in the fiscal year beginning July 1, down from over $1 billion this year, Bloomberg said.

  • March 12- The California Public Employees' Retirement System expects to pay 8 percent less to investment firms next year, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday. Calpers, the largest pension fund in the United States, expects to pay fees of $930.7 million to investment firms in the fiscal year beginning July 1, down from over $1 billion this year, Bloomberg said.

  • China stocks rise, banks lead; HK shares mixed Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 12:51 AM ET

    *China stocks up on signs of fresh money inflows. SHANGHAI, March 11- China's stock market edged up on Wednesday morning, led by financial shares on signs that fresh money is flowing into blue chips after their recent correction. In addition, the head of China's Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security told a press conference in Beijing on Tuesday that...

  • NEW YORK, March 9- U.S. prosecutors have concluded that a former Wyoming Retirement System chief investment officer's insider trading guilty plea is no longer valid following a major appellate ruling limiting the ability of authorities to prosecute insider trading cases. Prosecutors in a letter filed on Friday in Manhattan federal court said they believed...

  • NEW YORK, March 9- U.S. prosecutors have concluded that a former Wyoming Retirement System chief investment officer's insider trading guilty plea is no longer valid following a major appellate ruling limiting the ability of authorities to prosecute insider trading cases. Prosecutors in a letter filed on Friday in Manhattan federal court said they believed...

  • A tough pill for pensioners to swallow Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 2:01 PM ET
    Senior couple working in cafe

    Both corporate and public pensions remain short of having enough money to pay out what they've promised, despite recent asset increases.

  • NEW YORK, March 5- A New York state appeals court on Thursday approved Bank of America Corp's $8.5 billion settlement with mortgage securities investors in its entirety. Bank of America had agreed to the 2011 settlement with 22 institutional investors including BlackRock Inc, MetLife Inc and Allianz SE's Pacific Investment Management Co to resolve claims...

  • LONDON, March 4- Britain agreed to sell its 40 percent stake in the Eurostar rail link for 585 million pounds to a consortium of Canadian public pension fund Caisse de Depot du Placement du Quebec and British asset manager Hermes. The government announced the deal for its stake in the high-speed rail link between Britain and continental Europe on Wednesday...

  • BOSTON, March 4- Mutual fund companies, including No. 2 Fidelity Investments, have slashed fees on their most popular funds by shifting billions of dollars into collective trusts not regulated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. "CITs are more opaque to the outside world because reporting requirements are not as stringent," said Michael Rawson,...