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  • Airbnb closes in on $1.5 bln fundraising - FT Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 9:41 AM ET

    June 26- Online home-rental marketplace Airbnb Inc is closing on a $1.5 billion fundraising that would boost the company's valuation to $24 billion, the Financial Times reported. The financing is set to be led by U.S. private equity firm General Atlantic, Beijing- based investment management firm Hillhouse Capital and investment firm Tiger Global, the FT said...

  • *Ukraine is seeking a writedown on its debt. LONDON, June 23- Ukraine is likely to pay all bond coupons falling due over the summer but a $500 million maturity in September could mark a halt to debt repayments if a restructuring deal has not been reached by then. War-ravaged and on International Monetary Fund life support, Ukraine has threatened to suspend payments...

  • NEW YORK, June 5- The record California drought, now in its fourth year, is prompting fund managers to dive into the shares of water technology companies. Fund managers from T. Rowe Price, Janus, and Mairs& Power are among those that have increased their stakes in firms such as Ecolab Inc, Roper Technologies Inc and Flowserve Corp that make smart meters, efficient...

  • Funds run by Boston- based Fidelity Investments and Baltimore's T. Rowe Price Group, for example, more than doubled their money with pre-IPO bets on Facebook Inc. And shares of lesser known Zafgen Inc are up 15- fold since the Fidelity Select Biotechnology Portfolio made a pre-IPO investment of $11.2 million in late 2013. Zafgen's IPO was in June 2014.

  • NEW YORK, June 2- Last July, when Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen spurred a sell-off in healthcare stocks by saying that valuations in shares of biotech companies looked "stretched," portfolio manager Graham Tanaka saw an opportunity. After a year-long buying spree, he now has more than a quarter of his $17 million Tanaka Growth fund portfolio in healthcare...

  • BOSTON, June 1- Investment manager T. Rowe Price Group said on Monday it has closed its Health Sciences Fund to new investors amid a faster pace of inflows, reflecting the sector's popularity. Baltimore- based T. Rowe Price said the fund and similar portfolios for institutional clients, focused on healthcare, medicine and life sciences, held $14.8 billion as of...

  • NEW YORK, May 22- If you can't beat them, buy them. That's the theory underlying a move by a growing number of mutual fund managers at companies including T. Rowe Price and Eaton Vance to slip shares of indexed exchange traded funds into their actively managed fund portfolios. Putting money into ETFs rather than having it sit in cash is a "cheap and efficient way to gain...

  • BOSTON, May 15- Wall Street's savviest investors are picking sides on Bill Ackman's new bet on Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc, with BlueMountain Capital and T. Rowe Price adding money, while Viking Global Investors and Jana Partners cut stakes. T. Rowe Price bought an additional 2.3 million Valeant shares, raising its stake 12 percent to 20.1 million...

  • CHICAGO, May 14- With bond markets in turmoil, what is a 401 investor to do? Retirement investors have enjoyed the best of both worlds these past two years: a bull market in both equities and bonds. "If investors stay course and their holding period is longer than the fund's duration, rising rates should be not much to fear," says Fran Kinniry, a principal in Vanguard's...

  • The investor, T Rowe Price, is seeking a higher price for its Dell stock than the $13.75 per share offered in the $26 billion buyout led by Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners. That could mean hundreds of millions of dollars are on the line for T Rowe Price and Michael Dell. T Rowe Price's case began in February 2014 when the company asked Delaware judge Travis...

  • The investor, T Rowe Price, is seeking an higher price for its Dell stock than the $13.75 per share offered in the $26 billion buyout led by Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners. That could mean hundreds of millions of dollars are on the line for T Rowe Price and Michael Dell. T Rowe Price's case began in February 2014 when the company asked Delaware judge Travis...

  • NEW YORK, April 28- A night of arson and looting in Baltimore has shaken the confidence of people running businesses beyond the areas hardest hit. While Baltimore's unemployment rate is higher than the national average and it is lagging in per capita income, the city government's budget is stable, it has a diverse business sector, elite universities and medical...

  • NEW YORK, April 23- When Dallas mom Jan Valecka's twins hit that contentious tween age, the rite of passage she dreaded most was a relatively new one: when to get them cell phones. A quarter of U.S. 8- and 9- year-olds now have them, according to the 2015 Parents, Kids& Money survey by Baltimore money managers T. Rowe Price. And a new study from Pew Research Center discovered...

  • Earnings next test for stocks after market wipeout Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 4:29 PM ET
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    Stocks could chop around and rack up more losses in the week ahead, with the next wave of corporate earnings reports.

  • What do you really earn from your mutual fund? Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 10:28 AM ET
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    The more you know about your real mutual fund return, the more you're likely to keep for yourself, reports USA Today.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 24- After years of talk about how to protect retirement savers, the White House has gotten behind a Labor Department proposal that would require financial advisers to put clients' interests ahead of their own. The Supreme Court heard arguments on Tuesday in a case challenging high 401 fees. Labor Department officials have said it would allow...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 20- As the technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index closes in on the all-time high it reached in March 2000, investors are facing a market that barely resembles the go-go era of 15 years ago. Dividend investors, too, now routinely hold large positions in technology companies such as Microsoft, Cisco, and Oracle, a decision unthinkable in the...

  • Though some portfolio managers including Pimco and Van Eck Global have pared their exposure in recent months, Venezuela remains among the largest positions for U.S. funds that focus on emerging market debt. The $4.6 billion TCW Emerging Markets Income Fund also has kept an overweight position, with 5 percent of assets invested in Venezuela.

  • Cash withdrawals totaled $150 billion from Pimco's U.S. open-end mutual funds in 2014. In January, investors pulled $11.6 billion from the Pimco Total Return Fund. 'said Mendel Melzer, chief investment officer for The Newport Group, a Heathrow, Florida- based consultant to institutional investors, including 400 retirement plans, with $21 billion in assets...

  • Treasury and a federal grand jury over alleged failures to comply with anti-money laundering law, has hired away Wal-Mart Stores Inc's top expert. "We are very confident AML experience with Wal-Mart qualifies him for his new role with us." The Las Vegas- based company's decision to hire a high-profile, outside anti-money laundering expert, instead of promoting...