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  • *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.

  • TOKYO, May 19- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is moving to shake up oversight of the world's largest pension fund, expanding the board and giving it new power to steer a shift out of Japanese government bonds and into higher-yielding assets, according to two people with direct knowledge of the matter.

  • TOKYO, May 19- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is moving to shake up oversight of the world's largest pension fund by giving it an expanded board with its first full-time members to steer a shift out of Japanese government bonds and into higher-yielding assets, according to two people with direct knowledge of the matter.

  • QUEBEC CITY, May 15- Interest rates are likely to stay low for an extended period, posing a major challenge to the pension industry, Bank of Canada Deputy Governor Lawrence Schembri said on Thursday.

  • QUEBEC CITY, May 15- Interest rates are likely to stay low for an extended period, posing a major challenge to the pension industry, Bank of Canada Deputy Governor Lawrence Schembri said on Thursday.

  • TOKYO, May 15- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to outline plans to improve corporate governance as part of an updated economic strategy next month, aiming to overturn Japan's reputation for neglecting shareholders and salvage his reform credentials.

  • Investors seek over $40 bln from Madoff victim fund Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 2:19 PM ET

    NEW YORK, May 13- The overseer of a U.S. fund to compensate victims of Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme on Tuesday said he has received roughly 51,700 claims seeking to recoup more than $40 billion, both totals far higher than expected.

  • LONDON, May 12- They were crazy dreamers who dared to believe that oil and gas could be produced from beneath England's rolling green hills. Small companies such as Alkane, Egdon, Cuadrilla, Dart, Island Gas, Newton and Star bid for and won Petroleum Exploration and Development Licences in Britain's 13th onshore licensing round held back in 2008..

  • May 9- Few if any of the big U.S. pension or college endowment funds appear ready to follow in Stanford University's footsteps and pull their money out of shares of coal miners or other fossil fuel producers.

  • BOSTON, May 9- Like father, like son. The father and son duo have been laying the groundwork for months and Carl Icahn recently mentioned it quietly to some deep-pocketed friends who may want to commit cash, said the sources, who were prohibited from discussing the plan publicly.

  • NEW YORK, May 8- Investors in U.S.-based funds pulled more than $7 billion out of stock funds in the week ended May 7, more than the two previous weeks' worth of net inflows, data from Thomson Reuters' Lipper service showed on Thursday. Investors pulled $8.6 billion out of stock exchange-traded funds while committing $1.6 billion to stock mutual funds.

  • NEW YORK, May 6- Hedge fund mogul David Tepper had a case of deja vu when he ranked as the best paid hedge fund manager for the second year running by earning $3.5 billion in 2013 with a savvy bet on airline stocks, according to a new ranking. Tepper, who runs Appaloosa Management, was followed in second place by Steven A. Cohen, who earned $2.4 billion.