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  • BOSTON, Jan 7- Vanguard Group Inc plans to publish new details about how it voted at annual shareholder meetings, in a move likely to raise the heat on some of the nation's top companies. It follows the lead of BlackRock Inc, the world's largest asset manager, which ramped up its publishing of similar reports last year. Like BlackRock, Vanguard will not name specific...

  • Investors pin hopes on big Nikkei rally Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 10:51 PM ET
    A man is reflected on an electronic stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo, November 17, 2014.

    Despite the lackluster performance of Japanese stocks in 2014, investors have high hopes for the market, forecasting gains of 17 percent by year-end.

  • Jan 5- BlackRock's mutual funds posted record inflows in 2014 of $18.9 billion, according to data provided to Reuters by Morningstar. Investors trying to navigate uncertainty in bond markets are pouring money into BlackRock's unconstrained Strategic Income Opportunities Fund as well as its short-duration fixed income ETFs, said Frank Porcelli, head of the...

  • Investors poured $102.8 billion in new money into BlackRock's exchange-traded funds in 2014, setting a record in global flows for its iShares ETFs.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 5- Investors poured $102.8 billion in new money into BlackRock Inc's exchange-traded funds in 2014, setting a record in global flows for its iShares ETF business, the company said on Monday. The inflows into BlackRock accounted for 31 percent of the total $330.7 billion in new money added to the global ETF market in 2014 as investors flocked to the...

  • Wall Street faces a big problem in 2015 Friday, 2 Jan 2015 | 12:18 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    It may be a new year but Wall Street still has a really big problem, says Thomas Robinson of the CFA Institute.

  • BlackRock's Koesterich eyes US dollar & Japan  Friday, 2 Jan 2015 | 9:04 AM ET

    Russ Koesterich, BlackRock provides insight on what the divergence in global economies means for the U.S. dollar and investing in Japan.

  • Stocks, bond yields much lower in 2015: Mark Grant Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    Mark Grant, managing director at Southwest Securities, predicts a Dow drop to 15,200 in 2015 and 10 year Treasury yields as low as 1.50 percent.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 12- Holders of U.S. inflation bonds are feeling the pain as tumbling oil prices intensify fears of global disinflation and a possible interest rate increase by the Federal Reserve next year. Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities, commonly known as TIPS, become more popular when investors sense inflation is quickening. Since September,...

  • Maybe not a merry Christmas for Goldman Sachs Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 8:09 AM ET
    A Goldman Sachs sign hangs on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Goldman Sachs had the worst negative return out of the major investment banks when high yield bonds cracked. Will history repeat itself?

  • What's BlackRock's Yellen Index saying?  Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Patti Domm sits down to discuss the impact of the BlackRock Yellen Index with Rick Rieder, BlackRock CIO of Fundamental Fixed Income.

  • Tesco's troubles split funds seeking oversold stocks Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 12:03 PM ET

    *Harris Associates a big seller. LONDON, Dec 10- A halving of Tesco's share price is luring only the boldest active fund managers back into Britain's top supermarket group, with many still unpersuaded it can recover from a year of disasters. While still Britain's biggest grocer by far, Tesco's days of achieving startling growth appear to be over.

  • Wall Street raises $26M for charity...in one night Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 11:46 AM ET
    (left to right) Jacques (Jack) Brand, CEO, Deutsche Bank North America, and the Gustave L. Levy Award recipient; John Paulson, president, Paulson & Co. Inc.; Brett H. Barth, managing partner, BBR Partners, LLC, and the Alan C. Greenberg Young Leadership Award recipient; and Robert S. Kapito, president, BlackRock, and chair, UJA-Federation of New York’s Wall Street & Financial Services Division.

    The New York financial community raised more than $26 million for Jewish causes in one of the single largest charity events of the year.

  • BlackRock Inc, the world's largest asset manager, and Manning& Napier are among the managers that use strategies such as shorting stocks and trading derivatives in their target-date funds. J.P. Morgan Asset Management and Voya Investment Management are considering adding similar strategies, executives told Reuters. About 41 percent of 401 plan...

  • BlackRock Inc, the world's largest asset manager, and Manning& Napier are among the managers that use strategies such as shorting stocks and trading derivatives in some 401 retirement plans, including target date funds. J.P. Morgan Asset Management and Voya Investment Management are considering adding similar strategies, executives told Reuters.

  • Dec 4- Uber is in talks to sell more than $1 billion in convertible debt, a source familiar with the matter said, soon after the U.S. taxi service said it raised $1.2 billion in its latest funding round. The new funding, which valued the firm at $40 billion, the planned debt sale and a previous $1.2 billion funding gave Uber more flexibility around the timing of an...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 4- When Bill Gross bolted Pimco in late September after months of mediocre performance in his Total Return Fund, clients including Wells Fargo& Co. and Charles Schwab Corp pulled over $61 billion from the Newport Beach, California- based money manager. For example, the two-year-old, $576 million JPMorgan Global Bond Opportunities Fund, received $346...

  • Dec 4- Uber said it raised $1.2 billion in its latest funding round and had additional capacity remaining for strategic investments, valuing the U.S. taxi service firm at $40 billion. Kalanick did not say who made the investment in the ridesharing company, which counts Goldman Sachs and Google Ventures among its existing investors. Uber was valued at $18.2...

  • U.S. swaps regulator wants tighter clearing house rules Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 11:17 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Dec 4- Regulators should consider tighter rules for clearing houses given their crucial role as guardians against market routs after the 2007-2009 credit crisis, a senior U.S. swaps regulator said on Thursday. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission should take a first step towards subjecting clearing houses to more standardized regular...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 4- When Bill Gross bolted Pimco in late September after months of mediocre performance in his Total Return Fund, clients including Wells Fargo& Co. and Charles Schwab Corp pulled over $61 billion from the Newport Beach, California- based money manager. For example, the two-year-old, $576 million JPMorgan Global Bond Opportunities Fund, received $346...