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  • Kentucky, so far, has come up short. Kentucky declined to explain why the discount kicked in later. To be sure, neither the setbacks nor the promised benefits would have radically changed Kentucky's dire condition as one of the nation's most underfunded public pension funds, with just over $16 billion in assets and a $18 billion funding shortfall.

  • The company said that it had liquid assets of C $1.3 billion as of April 25, compared with C $1.5 billion the day before, as investors pulled out of both high-interest savings accounts and the less-liquid guaranteed investment certificates. It said it had secured a high-interest C $2 billion credit line from "a major Canadian institutional investor" and had...

  • LONDON, April 27- Storebrand, Norway's largest private pension fund, on Thursday launched two new fossil-free funds and called on the government to cut the nation's exposure to coal and other fossil fuels. Norway's $900- billion sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest and built on oil and gas revenues, has sought to lead the shift from investment in coal, the...

  • NEW YORK, April 26- Record high U.S. stock prices are providing the California State Teachers' Retirement System with profit-taking opportunities as it cuts exposure to U.S. equities and moves money off shore, the plan's chief investment officer told Reuters on Wednesday. "We have enjoyed obviously the benefits of this equity rally in the USA, but we still don't...

  • CPPIB began buying farmland in North America in 2012 and has since purchased about 120,000 acres in the United States and a similar amount in Canada. The country's biggest public pension fund purchased 115,000 acres of Saskatchewan farmland from Assiniboia Farmland LP in 2013 for C $128 million and had intended to invest another C $500 million in Canadian...

  • WASHINGTON, April 26 (Reuters)- Public pension funds in at least seven U.S. states have invested millions of dollars in an investment fund that owns a New York hotel and pays one of President Donald Trump's companies to run it, according to a Reuters review of public records. The Trump SoHo Hotel and Condominium in Manhattan is an upscale 46- story property owned by a...

  • TORONTO, April 26- Shares in Home Capital Group, Canada's biggest non-bank mortgage lender, plunged more than 60 percent on Wednesday, wiping out nearly $500 million in market value, after the company agreed to tap a high-interest credit line to shore up finances. Home Capital said it would tap a C $2 billion credit line with an unnamed institutional investor...

  • WASHINGTON, April 26- Public pension funds in at least seven U.S. states have invested millions of dollars in an investment fund that owns a New York hotel and pays one of President Donald Trump's companies to run it, according to a Reuters review of public records. The White House referred comment to the Trump Organization, the parent conglomerate for Trump's...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, April 24- U.S. pipeline company Kinder Morgan Inc said on Monday its Canadian unit filed a prospectus for an initial public offering of restricted voting shares, to help finance its C $7.4 billion Trans Mountain expansion project. Reuters reported in February that the company had begun talks with institutional investors to raise capital for...

  • HARRISBURG, Pa.— Pennsylvania's two large public-sector pension agencies got a message from Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday: cut the fees paid to outside firms handling billions in investments. Wolf and Treasurer Joe Torsella said at a news conference that they hoped that the state government pension fund would find ways to save $46 million annually and the school...

  • MADISON, Wis.— Wisconsin pension fund managers and those who work directly with the state's investments will receive bonuses totaling nearly $14 million this year, the highest total ever, as a reward for strong returns, the State of Wisconsin Investment Board announced Friday. The $13.8 million in bonuses was approved for 152 of 163 board employees, exceeding...

  • ABU DHABI, April 20- European fund manager Ardian will invest $2.5 billion in private equity funds run by Mubadala Capital, an arm of Abu Dhabi's state fund Mubadala, the companies said on Thursday, the first time Mubadala has accepted capital from a third-party investor. The deal will see Ardian invest $1.75 billion to take a majority stake in S $2.5 billion...

  • LONDON, April 13- Peruvian and Indonesian euro-denominated bonds and Mexican sterling issues are just some of the more esoteric hard-currency issues attracting fund managers with their juicier yields compared with plain-vanilla emerging dollar bonds. Outstanding volumes of euro-denominated emerging market bonds stood at $72 billion last year, up from...

  • April 12- A group of Tesla Inc investors have urged the electric car maker to add two new independent directors who do not have any ties with Chief Executive Elon Musk. The investors also urged that all directors be re-elected annually. California State Teachers Retirement System and Hermes Equity Ownership Services are among the five investment groups...

  • Nearly $12 billion drained from the stock funds in the seven days through April 5, including $7 billion SPDR S&P 500 ETF, a fund actively traded by investors ranging from institutional investors making speculative bets to retail buyers. Keon said the United States' response to conflict in Syria and North Korea has intensified jitters over policy even though...

  • *Dubai up for sixth consecutive session. DUBAI, April 5- Stock markets in the Middle East firmed on Wednesday with Abu Dhabi outperforming its peers for a second day as institutional investors targeted blue chips, while crude oil near a one month high boosted Saudi Arabia. Farid Samji, head of asset management at Dubai- based Daman Investment, attributed the...

  • SAO PAULO, April 4- Fundação Cesp is betting on equities and hedge fund investments to offset the impact of a faster-than-expected decline in Brazilian interest rates that may lead dozens of fellow pension funds to miss their return targets this year, Chief Executive Officer Martin Glogowsky said in an interview. His comments underscore how Brazil's...

  • JOHANNESBURG, March 31- Brian Joffe, the founder of South Africa's Bidvest, will list a 2 billion rand investment firm, Long4Life, on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange next week, the firm said in a pre-listing statement on Friday. Joffe will provide 100 million rand of the capital himself and institutional investors will subscribe for the rest before listing...

  • Brevan Howard was granted an injunction last week to stop Reuters publishing a story that it said was based on confidential and "highly sensitive" information that had been sent out to 36 potential investors. Reuters argued that hedge fund managers, such as Brevan Howard, invested on behalf of institutional investors including public pension funds, which...

  • BOSTON, March 23- Thirteen years ago Eric Mindich set what has been called a record when he raised $3 billion for his new hedge fund Eton Park. The firm oversees $7 billion in assets and kicked the year off with a modest performance, neither losing nor making money for clients. Last year was far tougher, and Eton Park ended the year with a 9 percent loss as assets shrunk...