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  • COPENHAGEN, Sept 17- European pension funds could become more, rather than less adventurous in their investment strategies after the European Union introduces tough new rules on capital requirements, if the experience of similar rules in Denmark is any pointer.

  • Sept 15- The California Public Employees' Retirement System, the largest U.S. pension fund, said on Monday that it will pull all $4 billion it has invested in hedge funds because it finds them too costly and complicated.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 10- The Pimco Total Return Fund, overseen by Bill Gross, decreased its U.S. government-related holdings for a third straight month in August to 41 percent from 45 percent in July, Pimco's website said on Wednesday.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 10- A New York state pension fund has given Goldman Sachs Group Inc $2 billion to invest with outside managers, Goldman and the fund said in a statement on Wednesday, a first for a fund that has traditionally picked managers itself.

  • Sept 8- Hundreds of hedge funds, mutual funds and other institutional investors lined up on Monday to hear Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's management pitch the company's shares, as the Chinese e-commerce giant kicked off a two-week IPO marketing blitz.

  • LONDON, Sept 8- With returns on government bonds at rock-bottom prices, sovereign wealth funds are muscling into stock markets and other higher-yielding assets like real estate at a rate that private investors warn could destabilise the world economy.

  • HONG KONG, Sept 8- When stock researcher Anonymous Analytics accused China's Tianhe Chemicals last week of doctoring the books ahead of a Hong Kong IPO, it was pitting itself against one of Asia's top private equity firms, Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia.

  • TOKYO, Sept 4- Japan's new welfare minister tasked with reforming the country's $1.2 trillion pension fund is a Harvard- educated former central banker with a sharp sense of the reforms that markets want to see and a willingness to buck the system.

  • TOKYO, Sept 3- Investors may have jumped the gun when they bought Japanese stocks and sold the yen on news that a proponent of an overhaul of Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund will be in charge of the ministry that oversees the mammoth fund.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.