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  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 19- The California State Teachers' Retirement System reported on Tuesday an investment return of 1.4 percent for its fiscal year ending June 30, underperforming the system's assumed rate of return of 7.5 percent.

  • BlackRock Inc, the world's largest asset manager, and Norges Bank Investment Management, Norway's $872 billion sovereign wealth fund are among the major funds resisting, encouraging companies to consult them before responding to an activist. The most recent example of pushback against activist settlements involves U.S. retailer Chico's FAS and Barington...

  • Investors plowed $15.3 billion into venture-backed startups in the second quarter of this year, a 20.5 percent increase over the $12.7 billion invested in the first quarter, according to the MoneyTree Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association. Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc and messaging app Snapchat...

  • The funds took in $7.8 billion, according to the research service's data, which covers the seven days through July 13. "Of note, equity funds broke a 10- week streak of net outflows by taking in $7.8 billion in net new money and municipal bond funds recorded their 41st straight week of inflows as they grew their coffers by $1.2 billion." Keon said the "Brexit" vote,...

  • The funds took in $7.8 billion, according to the research service's data, which covers the seven days through July 13. "Of note, equity funds broke a 10- week streak of net outflows by taking in $7.8 billion in net new money and municipal bond funds recorded their 41st straight week of inflows as they grew their coffers by $1.2 billion." Keon said the "Brexit" vote,...

  • *PE purchases of UK firms down 83 pct this year- data. *U.S.-listed group goes against trend by buying UK cinemas. The referendum result, which caught financial markets by surprise, is making institutional investors have second thoughts about committing to new funds for private equity deals in Britain, according to people in the industry.

  • BOSTON/ NEW YORK, July 11- Tech billionaire Elon Musk's acknowledgement that, over the years, he had "bandied about" with some of his biggest shareholders the idea of combining Tesla Motors Inc and SolarCity Corp is rare public recognition of the access and insights large investors get. Yes, there have been discussions and I think some of them see it as a natural thing...

  • *Chinese investors buying Hong Kong stocks. SHANGHAI, July 11- Chinese investors are placing increasing bets on Hong Kong stocks, partly in search of a safe haven from the decline in the yuan, which fell last week to its lowest levels against the dollar since 2010.. Shares priced in Hong Kong dollars provide a hedge against a falling yuan- so long as the shares at least...

  • July 7- Uber Technologies Inc. has secured a $1.15 billion leveraged loan, a person familiar with the matter said on Thursday, the latest capital infusion for the well-financed ride-hailing company. The Wall Street Journal first reported the amount of the loan on Thursday. The loan comes a month after the company closed a $3.5 billion funding raise from Saudi...

  • *Aberdeen extends 24- hour fund suspension to next week. LONDON, July 7- Four fund managers cut the value of their UK property funds and a fifth extended a 24- hour trading suspension on Thursday, as the industry seeks to stem a tide of redemption requests since Britain's vote to leave the European Union. In recent years Britain's commercial property market has...

  • *Aberdeen extends 24- hour fund suspension to next week. LONDON, July 7- Three fund managers said on Thursday they had cut the value of their UK property funds and a fourth extended a 24- hour trading suspension, as the industry seeks to stem a tide of redemption requests since Britain's vote to leave the European Union. Two UK property funds aimed at retail...

  • TORONTO, July 6- Canada's biggest pension funds are prepared to finance the construction of major new federal government infrastructure projects, according to senior fund sources, marking a shift from their traditional strategy of avoiding development risk. Officials with the top funds, which manage C $1.1 trillion in assets, are seeking to reduce that risk,...

  • *Warsaw stocks fall on fears about pension reform. BUDAPEST/ WARSAW, July 4- Poland led a decline in Central European stocks on Monday after the government announced a sweeping pension reform including the assets managed by private pension funds. "This issue should stop weighing on the market, because uncertainty had been the worst thing," said Marcin Mrowiec,...

  • *Warsaw stocks fall on fears about pension reform. BUDAPEST/ WARSAW, July 4- Warsaw led a fall in Central European stocks on Monday after the government announced a sweeping pension reform including the assets managed by private pension funds. The plan triggered worries that demand for equities from the state-guaranteed funds- known as OFE in Poland- and key...

  • *Polish pension fund crucial to future of stock market. WARSAW, July 2- A growing number of Polish firms are preparing share buybacks because they fear the government plans to plunder stocks from privately run pension funds to plug holes in the state budget, company chiefs and fund managers say. "There's a proposal which regards the question about what is to be done...

  • TOKYO, July 1- Japan's public pension fund, the world's largest, logged some $50 billion in investment losses last fiscal year as the yen surged and Tokyo stocks fell amid global market turmoil, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said. Portfolio losses for the Government Pension Investment Fund for the 12 months through March were between 5 trillion yen...

  • June 30- Assets of the 100 biggest U.S. public employee pension systems rose a scant 0.09 percent to $3.25 trillion in the first quarter of 2016 from the prior quarter as earnings from investments slowed, U.S. The funds gained $14.4 billion on investments in the first three months of 2016, but that represented a 77 percent drop from the revised $62.3 billion...

  • BEIJING, June 30- The outstanding amount of China's dollar-denominated Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor programme rose to $81.18 billion as of June 29, from $81.098 billion at the end of May, the country's foreign exchange regulator said on Thursday.

  • Britain's government has scrapped plans to sell stakes in Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group this year in the wake of the Brexit vote, sources told Reuters.

  • LONDON, June 27- Britain's government has scrapped plans to sell stakes in Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group this year in the wake of the Brexit vote, sources said, a decision set to leave a multi-billion pound hole in its finances. However, the market upheaval and economic uncertainty triggered by Britons' vote last Thursday to leave the European...