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  • *Pension fund investment strategy also lifts sentiment- analysts SoftBank, Fast Retailing contribute half Nikkei gains. TOKYO, Feb 26- Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a fresh 15- year high on Thursday morning after hedge funds were seen buying futures, while index-heavyweight stocks rose as investors' risk appetite improved on benign comments by Fed...

  • MONTREAL, Feb 25- Caisse de depot et Placement du Quebec, Canada's second-largest pension fund manager, reported solid returns for 2014 on Wednesday and said it is counting on strong returns from infrastructure and real estate investments to drive growth in the face of what may be tumultuous market conditions ahead. The Caisse, which manages public pension...

  • Chris Christie and the state's Democrat-controlled Legislature must find $1.57 billion to put into pension funds for retired public workers, a judge ruled Monday in a decision that comes as a major legal blow to the governor as he prepares to run for president. Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson's ruling could force big changes in the state budget late in the...

  • These hedge funds are in the doghouse Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 1:17 PM ET
    Kenneth Griffin

    Find out who gets an "A" or an "F" from investors in the hedge fund world.

  • Japan Post Bank has been known for its conservative asset management and its investment policy has been closely watched for any sign for changes under an ultra-low interest rate environment. Japan Post Holdings President Taizo Nishimuro told a news conference that Japan Post Bank needs to reconsider the management of its asset portfolio, more than half of...

  • Feb 17- Ford Motor Co appointed auto analyst and investment banker John Casesa group vice president, global strategy, as part of its plan to accelerate its "One Ford" strategy. Casesa, whose appointment is effective March 1, will report to Ford Chief Executive Mark Fields. He has been ranked as an "All-Star" 11 times by Institutional Investor magazine, Ford said, adding...

  • SEOUL, Feb 17- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd aims to use its $56 billion cash pile to fund growth including acquisitions, the tech giant's investor relations chief said, even as more shareholders clamor for bigger dividends. While the South Korean company's profit declined in 2014 for the first time in three years as its lead in smartphones was challenged by Apple...

  • SEOUL, Feb 17- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd aims to use its $56 billion cash pile to fund growth including acquisitions, the tech giant's investor relations chief said, even as more shareholders clamour for bigger dividends. While the South Korean company's profit declined in 2014 for the first time in three years as its lead in smartphones was challenged by Apple...

  • TORONTO, Feb 13- The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, one of the world's biggest dealmakers, expects to find more acquisition opportunities in the months ahead as global market volatility plays to its advantage, its chief executive said on Friday. CPPIB is the world's fourth largest pension fund and 12th largest fund, according to consultancy Towers...

  • Two billionaires, opposite approaches to investing Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 2:25 PM ET
    Ray Dalio, left, and Bill Ackman

    It was man versus machine when Bill Ackman interviewed Ray Dalio in New York.

  • TORONTO, Feb 13- The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, one of the world's biggest pension funds, on Friday reported gross investment returns of 3.3 percent for its fiscal third quarter as strength in global equity markets boosted returns. CPPIB, which manages Canada's national pension fund and is a major global dealmaker, ended the quarter with net assets of...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 10- The Obama administration on Tuesday set a goal of raising $2 billion in philanthropic investments to fight climate change, including technologies to slash carbon emissions. The Clean Energy Investment Initiative is seeking investments to try to bridge the "valley of death"- the gap in funding between research and development and...

  • By Hideyuki Sano and Hirotoshi Sugiyama TOKYO, Feb 9- Japanese investors bought a record amount of foreign shares in January in a sign that public institutional investors, including Japan's $1.1 trillion mammoth pension fund, are heeding Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's call to chase higher-yielding assets. Japanese institutional investors purchased 1.619...

  • Cash withdrawals totaled $150 billion from Pimco's U.S. open-end mutual funds in 2014. In January, investors pulled $11.6 billion from the Pimco Total Return Fund. 'said Mendel Melzer, chief investment officer for The Newport Group, a Heathrow, Florida- based consultant to institutional investors, including 400 retirement plans, with $21 billion in assets...

  • Big money looking for smart plays on energy Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 1:42 PM ET

    Hedge and private equity funds are worked up about the energy opportunity—and investors are starting to listen.

  • SAO PAULO, Feb 4- Any revival in initial public offerings in Brazil seems to hinge on whether new Finance Minister Joaquim Levy can clean up public finances and get the country's economy back on track. Strengthening the market for new listings depends increasingly on how much leeway President Dilma Rousseff will give the University of Chicago-trained...

  • BOSTON, Jan 30- Hedge fund mogul William Ackman is ready to make a new bet, not on a stock this time but a startup hedge fund, Clearfield Capital Management. Ackman, who runs $18 billion Pershing Square Capital Management, told investors on Thursday he plans to make his biggest ever commitment to an outside hedge fund. Ackman and Hilal have known each other for more...

  • Schools ride high stock, VC returns to 15% gain Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 6:04 AM ET
    Beaumont Tower, Michigan State University

    Investments by academic institutions did well in 2014, boosting long-term performance records hit during the financial crisis.

  • HONG KONG, Jan 29- China's efforts to raise the global status of its currency are paying dividends, with the yuan breaking into the top five world payment currencies for the first time and offshore trading volumes catching up with those onshore. "Daily trading volume in CNH spot, forward and swap markets have already reached $30 billion, among which $10 billion is...

  • LONDON, Jan 28- Hedge funds earned $1.5 trillion for their investors over the last ten years and more pension funds are increasing the amount of money they allocate to them, trade body Alternative Investment Management Association said on Wednesday. The trade body said that one in every four dollars invested in the nearly $3 trillion industry is sourced from...