LONDON, Dec 13- What if 3 percent is the new 8 percent? According to the OECD, the weighted average real net investment return of pension funds which manage combined assets of over $32 trillion was 4.4 percent in 2012, and just 0.2 percent in the year before.» Read More
July 1- Carl Icahn has secured $5.2 billion in financing from banks and institutional investors for his offer for Dell Inc, people familiar with the matter said on Monday.
LONDON, June 26- June's global markets quake suggests little positive in a rising interest rate environment but the flip side is significant relief for pension funds that may itself may provide a stabilising mechanism into the bargain. Bank of England Governor Mervyn King said on Tuesday investors had "jumped the gun".
TORONTO, June 25- Canada's largest bank and some of its most influential fund managers plan to set up a new stock exchange to challenge the dominant TMX Group Ltd, one that would limit the role of controversial high-frequency trading strategies.
*Would directly compete with TMX Group. TORONTO, June 25- Canada's largest bank and some of its most influential fund managers plan to set up a new stock exchange to challenge the dominant TMX Group Ltd, one that would limit the role of controversial high-frequency trading firms.
NEW YORK, June 24- A $70 billion portfolio managed by hedge fund titan Ray Dalio's Bridgewater Associates and widely held by many pension funds to survive stormy markets is emerging as a big loser in the recent selloff in global markets.
BOSTON, June 19- Harvard University said on Wednesday that it had hired Wall Street veteran Jake Xia as its chief risk officer to analyze and monitor investment exposure in its $30.7 billion endowment.
SANTIAGO, June 19- Chilean president Sebastian Pinera is seeking to reform the Andean country's private pension funds to boost competitiveness and increase pensions for workers, he told a local radio station on Wednesday. The pension funds, Chile's biggest institutional investors, have been crucial in developing the country's local stock market.
LONDON, June 13- Just as a month-long stock market rout seems to have further trashed the concept of a "Great Rotation" from bonds into equities, evidence is emerging that institutional investors may have already begun such a shift.
Japan's public pension fund - a pool of over $1 trillion - is considering a change to its portfolio strategy that could allow its investment in domestic stocks to grow with a rallying market, according to people familiar with the deliberations.
JPMorgan shareholders should vote against the re-election of three board members, an influential proxy advisory firm said.
Taimur Baig, Director & Chief Economist of Global Markets Research at Deutsche Bank, says Asia still has pockets of strong growth despite global regulatory uncertainty.
Japan's December rally has handed Asia's struggling stock traders an early Christmas present as the rare flurry of activity in Tokyo helps make an otherwise bleak year end on a brighter note.
Lee Porter, Head of Asia Pacific, Liquidnet Trading with Dark Pools shines light on dark pool trading amid the growing regulatory action against the anonymous stock trade. He also talks about the growing presence of dark pool trading in Asia.
With October's recent stock market rally, it was no September to remember for Legg Mason. The manager of $612 billion in assets had a 25 percent drop in net income as falling stocks prompted its institutional investors to pull out or rebalance their portfolios. But in October, "things are looking a lot better," Chief Executive Mark Fetting told CNBC Friday.
Seth Merrin, CEO of Liquidnet, says his firm is the world's biggest operator of institutional "dark" trading platforms.
Last week’s unprecedented market volatility caused investors to pull more money out of mutual funds than they did in the aftermath of the 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers as confusing gyrations trumped the outright fear seen during the financial crisis.
Investors have been disappointed by popular financial innovations, including portable alpha and structured products, and current innovations, including Exchange Traded Funds, could be storing up risks for the future, according to a new report by Principal Global Investors and Citi.
Private equity firm Helios Investment Partners closed its second Africa-focused fund at $900 million on Monday, as fundraising for the world's most under-invested continent rebounds after the financial crisis.
The volatility switch has flipped in the energy sector, creating opportunities for investors ready to buy at increasingly attractive entry points in what may be a repeat of the 2008 mega-rally.
Investment flows turned against Asia-Pacific in the first quarter of this year, but the most promising markets look poised for another wave of hot money in the second half of 2011.