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  • Hedge fund robots are crushing their human rivals Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 10:43 AM ET
    David Winton Harding, founder and president of Winton Capital Management

    Computer algorithm-led hedge funds produced stellar returns last year, beating most gut-driven human money managers.

  • The best hedge funds for 2015 are... Friday, 2 Jan 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Ray Dalio, Bridgewater Associates

    Critics love to hate hedge fund fees and performance, but the industry is poised to grow even more in 2015.

  • Growth pauses for U.S. public pension fund investments Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 12:25 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Dec 31- The breakneck growth of U.S. public pension assets paused in the third quarter of the year, due to falling earnings, U.S. The $3.31 trillion in cash and security holdings was slightly less than the record $3.37 trillion of the second quarter. That was still above $3.06 trillion in the third quarter of 2013..

  • BOSTON, Dec 30- Wealthy investors are poised to put at least $90 billion into hedge funds next year, even after returns have largely been lackluster this year, research firm eVestment said on Tuesday. The short answer is yes, "they wrote, adding" We expect asset flows into hedge funds of at least between $90 billion and $110 billion in 2015. "Hedge funds manage roughly...

  • Here's a look inside Ray Dalio's new strategy Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 10:33 AM ET
    Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates.

    Hedge fund behemoth Bridgewater Associates is poised to grow even larger.

  • Dec 22- A Michigan board on Monday agreed to send nearly $195 million in state funds to Detroit's two retirement systems on Feb. 9 as part of a pivotal deal that helped to end the city's historic bankruptcy, a state spokesman said. The state funds are part of the so-called grand bargain, which includes $366 million from philanthropic foundations and $100 million...

  • Activist to public pensions: Thank you! Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 12:34 PM ET
    Greg Taxin

    The surging power of activist investors is bolstered by a growing ally: public pensions and other big institutions.

  • SYDNEY, Dec 17- Increasingly controversial environmental issues in Australia and a global slump in commodity prices are putting pressure on Australia's A $1.8 trillion pension fund industry to adopt socially responsible investing policies- including a restriction on funding fossil fuels. Ethical funds have grown to more than A $150 billion this year from...

  • TORONTO, Dec 15- The parent of Canada's Porter Airlines is nearing the sale of a passenger terminal it operates at Toronto's Billy Bishop Airport, according to three sources familiar with the process. One of the sources familiar with the process said at least two separate bids are expected this week from pension fund manager Alberta Investment Management Corp...

  • TORONTO, Dec 5- Ivanhoe Cambridge, the real estate arm of Canada's second-largest pension fund, is looking to re-enter the London office market as part of a broader plan to build up assets in 15 key cities, its top executive said. Ivanhoe, which is active in the London residential market but sold off its sole office asset in the city in August, intends to open a London...

  • Treasuries fell on Tuesday, with prices pressured by a Wall Street rally and institutional investors readying for a $6 billion corporate bond deal from leading retailer Amazon. "Today was primarily about the rebound in equity prices," said Ian Lyngen, senior government bond strategist at CRT Capital in Stamford, Connecticut. "There is a lot of corporate issuance...

  • LONDON, Nov 28- A currency-rigging scandal and an intensifying squeeze on their fees are driving fund managers to scrutinise how much they pay for the foreign exchange they need to buy overseas assets. Consultancy New Change FX reckons that in a typical UK pension fund with half its money invested abroad and two-thirds of that FX exposure hedged, currencies...

  • Best hedge fund bet of 2014 is...India? Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 11:58 AM ET
    Narendra Modi, prime minister of India.

    Hedge fund managers who focus on emerging markets have produced returns that are all over the map in 2014.

  • Paul Singer: Big pension 'off base' to ax hedgies Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 10:31 AM ET
    Elliott Management founder and CEO Paul Singer speaks during the SkyBridge Alternatives conference in Las Vegas, May 9, 2012.

    Billionaire investor Paul Singer has a message for California Public Employees' Retirement System: Dumping your hedge funds makes no sense.

  • These elite schools have best endowment returns Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 12:54 PM ET
    The Alma Mater statue in front of the library on the campus of Columbia University in New York.

    Columbia, Yale and MIT are at the top of a new ranking of long-term university endowment investment performance.

  • Russell Investments, Ft. Lauderdale fund ax Pimco Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 8:49 AM ET
    Bill Gross

    Russell Investments and the Fort Lauderdale Police & Fire Retirement System dropped PIMCO as their bond portfolios manager following the exit of Bill Gross.

  • Bill Gross says happy to get back to investment roots Saturday, 4 Oct 2014 | 6:45 PM ET
    Bill Gross

    "Managing money is in my blood," Bill Gross, who is the co-founder of Pacific Investment Management Co., told Barron's this weekend.

  • 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
    Dealing with large trading volumes

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

  • Institutional investors returning to market: analyst

    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.