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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.
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.
By most accounts, high-frequency trading (HFT) is behind half of all equities traded in the United States each and every day. Here are five things investors should know about HFT.
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.
For the second time this week, hedge fund manager John Paulson has held a conference calls with investors over his involvement in the Goldman Sachs case, CNBC has learned.
The annual Forbes billionaire face-off is back. And this year the billionaires are back, too. In 2009, a financial bloodbath slashed the assets of the world's wealthiest in half. In 2010? A revival.
In the last two months, SAC Capital Advisors has turned into a $13 billion piñata.
Maxis, Malaysia's biggest telecom firm plans to list on the stock market by mid-November, media reports said.
It’s been four decades since the go-go years of the late 1960s, when hot mutual funds captured the imagination of investors by reporting performance that was too good to be true. It’s been so long that Bank of America seems to have forgotten what happened.
The coming transformation of ETFs into mutual funds.
New U.S. jobless claims fell for a third straight week last week; productivity rose 1.6 percent. What does this herald for the stock markets? Art Cashin, UBS Financial Services director of floor operations, offered his insights to CNBC.