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  • 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.

  • *Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley global coordinators. ATHENS, May 2- Greece's largest lender, National Bank, will launch the bookbuilding process for its 2.5 billion euro equity offering on May 6 and announce the pricing of the new shares on May 9, an NBG official told Reuters on Friday.

  • FRANKFURT, May 2- Allianz shareholders will publicly press its top executives next week to address the underperformance of its Pimco fund management unit in the hope that the German insurer will look more closely at management problems there.

  • NEW YORK, May 1- Invesco Ltd, which oversees the PowerShares line of exchange-traded funds, said on Thursday its first-quarter profit fell 15.5 percent, pressured by an increase in operating expenses that included a fine from British regulators. The fine reduced Invesco's quarterly diluted earnings per share by 7 cents, the company said.

  • *Dubai index up 50 pct in 2014 after doubling last year. *World Expo, MSCI upgrade hopes may be overblown. A local investor in his fifties who gives his name as Abu Hany, dressed in the traditional white robes of the Gulf, describes himself as essentially a short-term trader- like many of the customers in the room.

  • NEW YORK, April 24- Dollar Tree Inc and Dillard's Inc have agreed to boost oversight to ensure worker safety at their suppliers' factories, and as a result the overseer of New York state's public pension fund said he has withdrawn shareholder proposals on the issue.

  • *Asset size of GPIF larger than economy of Mexico. TOKYO, April 22- Japan overhauled the world's biggest public pension fund on Tuesday, appointing new committee members, in a push toward Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's goal of a more aggressive investment strategy.

  • Japan overhauls its massive public pension fund Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 11:36 AM ET
    Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe.

    Japan overhauled the world's biggest public pension fund in a push toward Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's goal of a more aggressive investment strategy.

  • TOKYO, April 22- Japan overhauled the world's biggest public pension fund on Tuesday, appointing new committee members, in a push toward Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's goal of a more aggressive investment strategy.

  • BEIJING, April 21- A unit of one of China's biggest bad-debt banks plans to woo foreign investors with a $1 billion fund for soured property loans and distressed real-estate assets, reopening the sector to outsiders after a failed attempt last decade.

  • NEW YORK, April 17- BlackRock Inc, the world's largest money manager, said on Thursday first-quarter profit rose 20 percent, boosted by strong performance fees and strength in its retail business as investors poured money into long-term funds.