Institutional Investors


  • LONDON, July 6- A flurry of initiatives by China to open up its currency, stock and bond markets inside and outside the country has failed so far to allay international investor concerns about performance, accessibility and liquidity.

  • Chinese assets warm, not hot for Western investors Sunday, 6 Jul 2014 | 5:00 AM ET

    LONDON, July 6- A flurry of initiatives by China to open up its currency, stock and bond markets inside and outside the country has failed so far to allay international investor concerns about performance, accessibility and liquidity.

  • *Central-bank body's Shin warns of' destructive reversal'. FRANKFURT, June 29- Pension funds and other long-term investors are taking ever bigger risks and could be laying the ground for renewed turmoil when money gets more expensive, one of the world's leading economists told Reuters.

  • BEIJING, June 28- China's National Social Security Fund earned 68.6 billion yuan from its investments in 2013, implying a 6.2 percent return on investment, the Xinhua news agency said on Saturday.

  • LONDON, June 27- The hunt for returns in trendless stock markets is pushing institutional investors back towards actively managed equity funds, offering relief to an industry that has borne the brunt of the surge in popularity of low-cost exchange traded funds.

  • sources@ TOKYO, June 25- Three Japanese "semi-public" pension funds aggressively bought Tokyo stocks in recent weeks, market sources said, acting before a review of their asset allocation policies is complete.

  • JGBs steady as investors await Japan growth plan Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 11:03 PM ET

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will detail his so-called "third arrow" policies including phased corporate tax cuts and reforms for the $1.26 trillion Government Pension Investment Fund, the world's biggest pension fund.

  • NEW YORK, June 18- Institutional investors including BlackRock Inc and Allianz SE's Pimco on Wednesday sued six of the largest bond trustees, accusing them of failing to properly oversee more than $2 trillion in mortgage-backed securities issued in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis.

  • BOSTON, June 17- Massachusetts' pension fund is pushing to move some of the $5.6 billion it invests with hedge funds into separately managed accounts and may even invest, at a lower cost, in strategies designed to mimic hedge fund returns. But few big investors have been as public about their plans as Massachusetts.

  • *Shell to focus on Gorgon, Prelude LNG in Australia. MELBOURNE, June 17- Royal Dutch Shell launched a long-awaited sale of most of its stake in Australia's Woodside Petroleum Ltd on Tuesday, looking to reap about $5.73 billion as it moves to focus on developing its own gas assets in Australia.

  • TOKYO, June 16- A pattern of spending on hostess bars and overseas junkets for local pension fund officials went unchecked by senior managers at Deutsche Bank's Japanese securities arm, who failed to prevent or turned a blind eye to expenses that could be prosecuted as bribery, previously undisclosed details of a regulatory investigation show.

  • *Gaim Monaco conference to be held next week. *Meeting is biggest hedge fund get-together in Europe. Boston- based Highfields Capital for instance, which manages billions for big universities and exclusive endowments, gently asks journalists not to call it a hedge fund, preferring asset management firm.

  • June 12- Institutional investors having trouble finding bonds for their portfolios from the usual suppliers are accepting a higher degree of risk and pumping billions of dollars into exchange-traded bond funds, boosting asset management firms such as BlackRock, Pimco and State Street.

  • BOSTON, June 10- Jane Mendillo, the first woman to run Harvard University's investment arm, will leave at the end of 2014 after guiding the Ivy League school's $32.7 billion endowment through the financial crisis and its aftermath, she said on Tuesday.

  • TOKYO, June 6- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pressed the world's biggest pension fund on Friday to quicken a shift toward investing more in stocks and less in bonds amid market speculation the fund may already have started moving cash into riskier assets.

  • *GPIF's portfolio larger than Mexico's economy. TOKYO, June 3- Japan's public pension fund, the world's biggest, could raise its investment in domestic stocks to 20 percent of its portfolio from the current 12 percent, a top official with the fund was quoted as saying on Tuesday.

  • *Majority of money held in funds worth more than $1 billion. LONDON, June 1- The world's biggest hedge funds are managing more money than ever before- even while the returns they provide look less attractive compared to those achieved by younger, smaller firms.

  • LAS VEGAS, May 26- As a $14.8 billion hedge fund with a reputation for savvy mortgage trades and a record of double-digit returns, Pine River Capital Management has long signed up multi-billion-dollar pension and sovereign wealth funds as investors.

  • CPPIB, which manages Canada's national pension fund, said on Thursday its assets rose to a record C $219.1 billion at the end of fiscal 2014, as its investment portfolio returned 16.5 percent for the year ended March 31.

  • COLUMN-For investors, coal brings lumps Monday, 19 May 2014 | 12:40 PM ET

    CHICAGO, May 19- If you care about the environment, you can emulate Stanford University's move to remove coal-producing companies from its endowment portfolio by purging fossil fuel companies from your own investments, although it will take a customized strategy.