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  • NEW YORK— Whenever you hear, "this time is different," the wise move is usually to ignore it. But when it comes to technology stocks, which are flying at levels unseen since the dot-com boom was about to go bust, mutual-fund managers are insisting that this time really is different. And strategists along Wall Street, from Goldman Sachs to Deutsche Bank, say technology...

  • 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...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 31- The U.S. bond market could enjoy a solid 2015, but don't expect a repeat of the spectacular run that some fixed-income sectors enjoyed this year, investors said on Wednesday. U.S. government debt that matures in 20 years and beyond is on track for a 27 percent return for 2014, according to Barclays, in a year when the S&P 500 index has gained nearly 15...

  • "If people think this is just to raise the flag, it's not going to last long," said Christopher Flensborg, Head of Sustainable Products and Product Development for Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB, the Swedish bank that's the world's largest underwriter of green bonds. Green bonds used to come exclusively from AAA-rated organizations like the World Bank; the...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 24- U.S. fund firms are taking extra measures to make sure they don't get stuck holding hard-to-sell bonds in the event that fixed income markets see a massive race to the exits when interest rates start to rise. Over the past few months a growing number of asset managers, including Neuberger Berman, Natixis Global Management and T. Rowe Price have been...

  • BOSTON, Nov 3- Big mutual funds at T. Rowe Price Group and Fidelity Investments are the industry's largest holders of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd shares, according to recent fund disclosures. Alibaba's initial public offering in late September, the largest in history, has helped boost the performance of many fund managers, the data show. Alibaba's IPO initially...

  • BOSTON, Nov 3- Portfolios run by T. Rowe Price Group and Fidelity Investments are the largest mutual fund investors in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, according to recent fund disclosures. Alibaba's IPO in late September initially raised $21.8 billion, and its stock surged 38 percent in its stock market debut. Alibaba shares were up nearly 4 percent on Monday, trading...

  • Fed day: Give these guys your money Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 8:41 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen.

    Investors betting on rising rates and bank stocks may want to consider fund managers, especially with the Fed in no rush to push rates up.

  • BOSTON, Oct 17- Taking a page from his last job, Eaton Vance's new Chief Equity Investment Officer bets that reorganizing his analysts into new teams will boost performance. Since joining the Boston company in April from Goldman Sachs, Edward Perkin has regrouped Eaton Vance's 27 stock analysts into teams meant to develop investment ideas that match the...

  • *National Stock Exchange of India Ltd: India's biggest stock exchange is over 10 percent owned by nation's biggest lender State Bank of India. State Bank of India owns about 4.8 percent of BSE, while Central Bank of India and Bank of India also own about 1 percent each. State Bank of India, Bank of Baroda and Punjab National Bank each own 18.5 percent of the fund house.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 10- The hunt for dividend yield is pushing U.S. fund managers into an unproven new offshoot of the alternative energy industry. Notable buyers include the $29.3 billion BlackRock Equity Dividend Fund and the $9.2 billion T. Rowe Price Small-Cap Stock fund. "We see these as a way to get a decent yield now and high likelihood into the yield growing...

  • Oct 10- In changes that have raised the potential investment risks in many 401 retirement accounts, several major fund companies are increasing the stock allocation of their target date funds, which are used by many of those with such plans. BlackRock Inc, Fidelity Investments and Pacific Investment Management Co- all firms that have seen returns in their...

  • Oct 1- Houzz, an online platform for home remodelling and design, said it had closed a $165 million financing agreement to accelerate its expansion into international markets.

  • Sept 26- T. Rowe Price, the second largest shareholder in Allergan Inc, said on Friday that it wants the company to hold off on making major moves before a Dec. 18 special shareholder meeting, and criticized the board's corporate governance.

  • MALVERN, Pa., Sept 16- As U.S. investors race into Vanguard Group mutual and exchange-traded funds at breakneck speeds, the No. 1 mutual fund company's overseas operations have expanded at a comparative snail's pace.

  • Politics fade as earnings take over Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 6:30 PM ET
    Espirito Santo International is the parent company of several institutions, including Banco Espirito Santo.

    Even as traders monitor the world's hot spots, corporate earnings news could be a positive for stocks in the week ahead.