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  • Aug 21- Goldman Sachs Group Inc fund managers believe investors could pour $450 billion into money market funds that invest in U.S. government debt in response to new rules for the short-term funds, an executive told Reuters. Goldman Sachs joins other asset management firms in preparing for the rules, which are designed to protect investors from extreme market...

  • TORONTO, Aug 14- The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, one of the world's biggest dealmakers, reported a small quarterly investment loss as declines in equity and fixed income markets offset gains in other investments. The manager of Canada's public pension fund said net assets were C $268.6 billion as of June 30, that was up from C $264.6 billion as of March 31,...

  • MONTREAL, Aug 14- Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec, Canada's second-largest pension fund manager, said it will have to raise its "game" if it is to continue to deliver yields like the weighted average return of 5.9 percent it reported Friday for the first half of 2015.. The Caisse, which manages public pension plans in the predominantly French-speaking...

  • MONTREAL, Aug 14- Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec, Canada's second-largest pension fund manager, said it will have to "raise its game" if it is to continue to deliver yields like the weighted average return of 5.9 percent it reported Friday for the first six months of 2015.. The Caisse, which manages public pension plans in the predominantly French-speaking...

  • BOSTON, Aug 14- Ford Motor Co said it was dropping Contrafund as an investment option in its employee retirement accounts, pulling an estimated $900 million from Fidelity Investments' flagship mutual fund. Contrafund, managed by Will Danoff, is a behemoth in the mutual fund industry, with $113 billion in assets. Mainstay Capital Management LLC Chief Executive...

  • The manager of Canada's public pension fund said net assets fell to C $268.6 billion on June 30 from C $264.6 billion on March 31. Net contributions boosted the fund by C $4.2 billion during the first quarter ended on June 30, while the net investment loss was C $200 million. "The CPP Fund held steady through the first quarter of fiscal 2016 despite broad declines in...

  • LONDON, Aug 13- Hong Kong- based Guard Capital is set to join a tiny group of hedge funds managing $1 billion or more in Asia, sources familiar with the matter said, amid increased demand for funds betting on currencies and interest rates. The so-called macro hedge fund was launched by Leland Lim, the former co-head of macro trading for Asia Pacific ex- Japan at Goldman,...

  • *Firm also includes ex- Goldman Sachs trader Stuart Riley. LONDON/ BOSTON, Aug 12- A former top Brevan Howard trader is courting investors for a hedge fund launch which promises to be among the biggest in the sector this year and which sources say is already on course to attract its initial target of some $3 billion. Chris Rokos, 44, who made $4 billion for Brevan's fund...

  • BOSTON, Aug 11- Few things from 1985 achieved. "As an old guy who had some 10 percent coupons mature in our portfolio in the last few years, I am devastated by their absence," said Stewart Taylor, a 60- year old government bond fund manager at Eaton Vance in Boston. For 30 years, like clockwork, CUSIP 912810 DS4, the identifier for $7.15 billion in bonds issued by the U.S....

  • TORONTO, Aug 11- Canada's Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd said on Tuesday it has added investor safeguards to a plan to preserve founder Prem Watsa's voting stake, a move aimed at assuaging the concerns of minority shareholders who had opposed the proposal. The plan has been opposed by two of Canada's top pension fund managers, Canada Pension Plan Investment...

  • BOSTON, Aug 6- Some of the U.S. state and county-run investment pools that oversee more than $200 billion in local government cash are loading up on riskier corporate debt to produce yields that outpace the industry average by many times over, according to a Reuters analysis of their financial disclosures. "I don't want to call it the Wild Wild West, but it sure seems...

  • The SEC accused the defendants of steering pension funds to invest in alternative investments that they knew did not comply with Georgia law and collecting $1.7 million of extra fees. Since passage of the 2010 Dodd-Frank law, the SEC has relied on its own judges to handle more enforcement cases. In temporarily halting the Gray case, May adhered to her separate...

  • U.S. judge hands SEC setback over in-house judges Wednesday, 5 Aug 2015 | 2:46 PM ET

    The SEC accused the defendants of steering pension funds to invest in alternative investments that they knew did not comply with Georgia law and collecting $1.7 million of extra fees. Since passage of the 2010 Dodd-Frank law, the SEC has relied on its own judges to handle more enforcement cases. In temporarily halting the Gray case, May adhered to her separate...

  • UK starts RBS sell-off with sale of 2 bln stg stake Monday, 3 Aug 2015 | 11:56 AM ET

    LONDON, Aug 3- Britain said it has started the sale of its stake in Royal Bank of Scotland seven years after it bailed out the bank, taking a loss on the sale of 2 billion pounds of shares to institutional investors. UK Financial Investments, the body that holds the government's RBS shares, said on Monday it would sell about 600 million shares, representing 5.2 percent...

  • What's more, these investments aren't winners; this bias towards in-state politically connected firms costs the typical state pension fund about $225 million in annual decline in fund performance, according to estimates in the study, which is slated to be published in an upcoming Journal of Financial Economics. "We find that state pension funds overweight...

  • BEIJING, July 30- The outstanding amount of China's dollar-denominated Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor program rose to $76.6 billion by July 29, from $75.54 billion at the end of June, the foreign exchange regulator said on Thursday.

  • There was never a firm date for the launch of the "bond connect", but exchange officials in China and Hong Kong had talked about getting it off the ground as early as next year. A spokeswoman for the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, which oversees the Hong Kong bond market, said the HKMA could not comment because the bond connect proposal was in a preliminary stages.

  • BEIJING, July 24- Investment managers who broke rules while losing money investing on the behalf of Chinese pension funds could be liable for the losses, a spokesman for the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security said on Friday. Faced with a fast-aging population and a funding shortfall, China's pension funds are under pressure to improve their...

  • European shares set one-week low, Aberdeen AM leads Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 12:43 PM ET

    *Aberdeen Asset Management down after update. LONDON, July 23- European equities slipped to a one-week low on Thursday, with disappointing updates from companies including Aberdeen Asset Management and British energy supplier SSE pressuring their shares. Aberdeen Asset Management was the biggest decliner in the FTSEurofirst 300 index after the fund...

  • European shares fall after U.S. data, Aberdeen AM leads Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 10:03 AM ET

    *Aberdeen Asset Management falls after update. LONDON, July 23- European equities fell in late trading on Thursday, with disappointing updates from companies including Aberdeen Asset Management and British energy supplier SSE putting pressure on their share prices. Aberdeen Asset Management was the biggest decliner in the FTSEurofirst 300 index.