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  • NEW YORK, Oct 13- The Arkansas Teacher Retirement System terminated Pacific Investment Management Co, which managed about $475 million for its pension fund, following the departure of Bill Gross in late September, George Hopkins, executive director, said on Monday. Gross, one of the bond market's most renowned investors and the former manager of the flagship...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 13- The Arkansas Teacher Retirement System terminated Pacific Investment Management Co, which managed about $475 million for its pension fund, following the departure of Bill Gross in September, George Hopkins, executive director, said on Monday. "Under any circumstance, we were going to trim our fixed-income exposure," Hopkins told Reuters.

  • Oct 9- Morgan Stanley is embracing the financial reforms intended to curb its animal spirits to generate bigger profits. Unlike most of its rivals, Morgan Stanley has been building its private equity business using structures that are subject to the Volcker rule, which restricts the amount of money a bank and its employees can contribute to such funds.

  • UPDATE 1-Pimco's outflow headaches only just beginning Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 12:31 PM ET

    Pimco hasn't said how much money has been withdrawn since fund manager Bill Gross quit on Sept. 26 to join Janus Capital. Outflows "will tend to be elevated over the next few months" said Jeff Tjornehoj, head of Americas research at Lipper, a Thomson Reuters company, who said Gross's exit is "the last straw" for some institutional investors. Morgan Stanley said that the...

  • Pimco hasn't said how much money has been withdrawn since fund manager Bill Gross quit on Sept. 26 to join Janus Capital. Outflows "will tend to be elevated over the next few months" said Jeff Tjornehoj, head of Americas research at Lipper, a Thomson Reuters company, who said Gross's exit is "the last straw" for some institutional investors. Morgan Stanley said that the...

  • TOKYO, Oct 7- Japan's $1.2 trillion public pension fund, the world's largest, will delay a highly anticipated decision on shifting its portfolio allocations to November or later, people familiar with the process said on Tuesday. The asset reallocation by the Government Pension Investment Fund, which is still expected to increase the giant fund's buying of...

  • 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.

  • Oct 4- Bill Gross, in his first interview since quitting asset manager Pimco, told Barron's magazine he was "uniquely exuberant" about giving up management responsibilities and was excited to get back to his investment roots. "Managing money is in my blood," Gross, who is the co-founder of Pacific Investment Management Co., told Barron's this weekend.

  • BOSTON/ NEW YORK, Oct 3- Investors hope the Bond King can remake himself as a team player. Bill Gross last week abruptly left Newport Beach, California- based Pimco, the firm he built into a bond giant, to join Janus Capital Group, a small Denver firm that touts on its website how its friendly, team-oriented culture creates "strong collaborators." Kevin Mahn, who helps...

  • 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.

  • 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
    Still See Pockets of Growth In Emerging Asia: Pro

    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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.