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  • NEW YORK, Feb 21- More than 9,000 claims from people who say they were defrauded by Bernard Madoff have been submitted to a $4.05 billion fund set up by the U.S. government, and victims of the swindler's Ponzi scheme were given two more months to seek compensation. Richard Breeden, a special master who oversees the Madoff Victim Fund, and U.S.

  • Feb 18- Institutional investors are buying up U.S. farmland at a rapid rate, and their influence is starting to shift the types of crops grown and the way the land is managed, according to a report issued Tuesday.

  • TORONTO, Feb 14- The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, one of the world's biggest pension funds, notched another quarter of strong returns but its chief executive officer said he wishes the fund had been more aggressive when prices were cheap.

  • TORONTO, Feb 5- TMX Group Ltd, the owner of Canada's main stock exchange, on Wednesday reported a fourth-quarter profit well above analysts' estimates as trading activity showed early signs of recovery.

  • Jan 30- Invesco Ltd said on Thursday its fourth-quarter profit jumped 81 percent, boosted by strong markets and the sale of its Atlantic Trust Private Wealth Management unit. Excluding the sale of its Atlantic Trust unit, which Invesco sold to the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce for $210 million, the company earned 58 cents per share.

  • HONG KONG, Jan 28- Chinese asset management firm CSOP said on Tuesday it was collaborating with London- based Source to apply for an exchange-traded fund in the United States, following their first such product launch in London earlier this month.

  • BEIJING/ HONG KONG, Jan 27- China granted $3.4 billion in fresh quotas to licensed overseas institutional investors this month as of Jan. 27, according to data released by the State Administration of Foreign Exchange on Monday.

  • Dealing with large trading volumes     Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | 7:42 PM ET

    Seth Merrin, CEO, Liquidnet talks about the company's trading platform, which helps institutional investors execute large trading volumes.

  • 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.

  • Japan Public Pension Mulls Shift in Stock Ownership Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 7:01 AM ET

    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 Urged to Reject 3 Directors Sunday, 5 May 2013 | 4:51 AM ET
    Jamie Dimon listens during a panel discussion on the opening day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.

    JPMorgan shareholders should vote against the re-election of three board members, an influential proxy advisory firm said.

  • Pockets of Growth In Emerging Asia: Pro     Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 6:15 PM ET

    Taimur Baig, Director & Chief Economist of Global Markets Research at Deutsche Bank, says Asia still has pockets of strong growth despite global regulatory uncertainty.

  • Equities Big in Japan Again as Abe Wakes Up Markets Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 6:12 PM ET

    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.

  • Trading With Dark Pools     Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | 9:32 PM ET

    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.

  • Stay Diversified for the Long Haul: Legg Mason CEO Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 4:19 PM ET

    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.

  • Liquidnet's Trading Platform Gains Popularity     Wednesday, 19 Oct 2011 | 9:30 PM ET

    Seth Merrin, CEO of Liquidnet, says his firm is the world's biggest operator of institutional "dark" trading platforms.

  • Volatility Sparks Biggest Fund Exodus Since 2002 Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 2:40 PM ET

    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.

  • Risk Management Key in Financial Innovation: Report Monday, 27 Jun 2011 | 5:20 AM ET

    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.

  • Helios Closes $900 Million Africa Fund Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 2:03 AM ET
    An Angolan woman shops in a market in Cabinda.

    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.

  • Energy: Second Chance For Big Gains Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 1:59 PM ET

    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.