LONDON, Dec 2- Pension funds in some emerging economies have grown strongly as a percentage of gross domestic product, but others have been stagnant, data from the OECD shows. To read an article on the urgency of pension reform, please click:. *data until 2011 Source: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.» Read More
MEXICO CITY, Oct 4- After years in Brazil's shadow, Mexico's stock market is enjoying a listings boom, fueled by hopes of economic reforms and strong demand from pension funds breathing life into a long-stagnant market.
Seth Merrin, CEO, Liquidnet talks about the company's trading platform, which helps institutional investors execute large trading volumes.
Oct 3- Columbia University said on Thursday that its endowment posted an 11.5 percent investment return during the 2013 fiscal year, making it the latest Ivy League school to report double-digit gains as stock markets rallied.
*Goldman Sachs takes 19 pct stake. COPENHAGEN, Oct 2- Two funds managed by Goldman Sachs and two Danish pension funds will between them buy 26 percent in Danish state-owned oil and gas group DONG Energy for 11 billion Danish crowns and plan an IPO for the firm, the companies said.
BOSTON, Oct 2- Highfields Capital, which oversees $13 billion in assets for universities, hospitals and wealthy investors, plans to return as much as $2 billion to clients because it believes it can deliver better returns with less money.
HELSINKI, Oct 1- Finnish pension fund Ilmarinen plans to cut the proportion of its equities portfolio it invests in domestic companies over the next 10 years so it can shift more into emerging markets, its chief investment officer said.
NEW YORK, Sept 30- Should I stay or should I go?
The $268 billion California Public Employees' Retirement System, the nation's largest public pension fund, joins banks and other investors in worrying that Richmond's plan will undermine the value of its holdings.
In opposing Richmond's plan, the $268 billion California Public Employees' Retirement System, the nation's largest public pension fund, joins banks and other investors in worrying that Richmond's plan will undermine the value of its holdings.
Skepticism about the Fairfax bid appeared to be mounting on Wednesday, with BlackBerry shares falling almost 4 percent to $8.20 on the Nasdaq, well below the $9- a-share offer price.
TORONTO, Sept 25- Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd was seeking over $1 billion in equity investments from institutional investors to back its preliminary $4.7 billion plan to acquire BlackBerry Ltd, the Globe and Mail reported on Wednesday.
TOKYO, Sept 24- Japanese government bond prices were modestly higher on Tuesday morning, underpinned by stronger U.S. Treasuries, a fall in Tokyo stocks and buying for month-end duration changes. As widely expected, the Bank of Japan offered to purchase 400 billion yen of 5- year to 10- year JGBs in the secondary market under its massive JGB buying program.
LONDON, Sept 17- Four of Britain's largest institutional investors are part of a group considering suing state-owned Royal Bank of Scotland over a share offer under disgraced former Chief Executive Fred Goodwin. Prudential and Universities Superannuation Scheme were named in court on Tuesday, alongside fund majors Standard Life and Legal& General.
LONDON, Sept 16- Britain will sell about 6 percent of part-nationalised Lloyds Banking Group, worth about 3.3 billion pounds, via a placing to institutional investors, UK Financial Investments said on Monday.
Sept 13- Fund manager Vanguard Group Inc opposed the election of board members in a number of high-profile proxy contests this year, votes that help explain why directors at firms such as Hewlett-Packard Co and Occidental Petroleum Corp had a hard time getting re-elected.
LONDON, Sept 6- European banks are stepping up plans to raise money via bonds that can top up their capital, following a green light from regulators, potentially opening up a market worth up to 240 billion euros. Regulators in Britain, France, Spain and Italy have agreed banks can count hybrid bonds as Tier one capital- a key measure of financial health.
SINGAPORE/ HONG KONG, Sept 3- Expert networks- a matchmaking service that connects investors with industry experts- are under scrutiny from regulators in the United States, but are expanding across Asia where the market for corporate intelligence is less transparent.
NEW YORK, Sept 3- Blackstone Group LP said on Tuesday it had raised $5 billion from investors for its second rescue lending fund, underscoring how alternative asset managers are looking to displace banks in providing financing to companies in distress.
Rebecca Healey, senior analyst at Tabb Group, explains why institutional market share have risen for the first time since 2006 and where institutional investors are putting their money.
SINGAPORE/ HONG KONG, Sept 3- Expert networks- a matchmaking service linking investors such as hedge funds with company insiders- are under scrutiny from regulators in the United States, but are expanding across Asia, where the market for corporate intelligence is less transparent.