Aug 1- Botox maker Allergan Inc on Friday accused rival Valeant Pharmaceuticals International and billionaire investor William Ackman of violating securities laws by using insider information as they prepared a takeover bid for the drug company.» Read More
Congress faces a Sept. 30 deadline to renew federal funding for transportation programs, and the Highway Trust Fund that helps pay for road and bridge projects is teetering on insolvency.
Treasury sells $32 billion of 2- year notes. NEW YORK, Feb 25- U.S. Insurance companies and pension funds with extended investment horizons were likely buyers of the 30- year Treasuries, according to rate-strategist Boris Rjavinski at UBS in Stamford, Connecticut.
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.
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'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.