WASHINGTON, Oct 24- The U.S. Treasury Department said on Friday it was tweaking its policy for retirement funds to encourage savers to buy annuities, a measure aimed to keep them from outliving their savings. The department and the Internal Revenue Service will let retirement funds offer long-term deferred annuities as a default investment in 401 retirement...» Read More
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.
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.
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.
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.
Maybe today’s nonfarm payrolls number will convince investors not to get their hopes up too high.
The original private placement deal Goldman Sachs attempted for Facebook angered or annoyed many of the firm's wealth management clients.
The long losing streak for US equity mutual funds is finally over, and it ended pretty much right on cue.
"There is definitely a slow-down between the mid-part of August into labor day. But in the post labor day time frame there will be an acceleration of [IPO's] pricing—with two to three transactions priced next week," Brad Miller, global co-head equity syndicate desk, Deutsche Bank.
AIG has approached some of the world’s biggest investors with a view to them taking stakes in AIA, the US insurer’s Asian operation, with strong interest from China, people familiar with the matter told the FT.
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Last Thursday’s intraday volatility, which saw the Dow plummeting nearly 1000 points, has left European investors tentative about Wall Street, according to market participants.