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  • *Could help Beijing's case for A share inclusion in MSCI. SHANGHAI, Feb 4- China unveiled new rules on Thursday that would let foreign institutional investors buy more stocks and bonds, and make it easier for them to move money out of the country. The new policies toward the Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor scheme are aimed at "gradually promoting...

  • SHANGHAI, Feb 4- China's foreign exchange regulator on Thursday relaxed foreign currency management rules under the Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor scheme, in an effort to further open the domestic capital market. The upward investment limit for QFIIs would be raised, while the quota approval procedures would be simplified, the State...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 3- DoubleLine Capital, overseen by widely followed investor Jeffrey Gundlach, said on Wednesday it posted a net inflow of $1.95 billion in January, marking the firm's 24th consecutive month of inflows. The DoubleLine Total Return Bond Fund, the firm's largest fund by total assets, had a net inflow of $1.67 billion in January. The DoubleLine Core Fixed...

  • BEIJING, Feb 1- China's foreign exchange regulator said it has not asked institutions to defer the launch of new products under the Qualified Domestic Institutional Investor program, according to a post on its official microblog on Monday. The statement follows a report by financial magazine Caixin on Saturday that quoted unidentified sources from fund...

  • BEIJING, Feb 1- China's foreign exchange regulator said it has not asked institutions to defer the launch of new products under the Qualified Domestic Institutional Investor program, according to a post on its official microblog on Monday.

  • So-called global macro funds, like the ones run by industry icons Paul Tudor Jones, Alan Howard and Ray Dalio, are expected to rank among this year's best performers, according to J.P. Morgan's Institutional Investor Survey 2016, gathering input from 322 investors controlling $910 billion in assets. The new appetite has been on display at former Brevan Howard...

  • BEIJING, Jan 29- The outstanding amount of China's dollar-denominated Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor program fell to $80.80 billion as of Jan. 29, the country's foreign exchange regulator said in a statement on Friday. China reported its end-December QFII quota, which stood at $81.1 billion as of Dec.25. The QFII scheme was created to allow...

  • Harvard University still boasts the largest endowment with $36.4 billion, followed by Yale, whose $25.6 billion endowment moved up in the rankings to edge the University of Texas System endowment, which has $24 billion, in the third largest spot. Yale's 11.5 percent investment returns last year beat Harvard's 5.8 percent gain, helping the New Haven,...

  • *Private placements up 450 pct YoY in Shanghai in Oct/Nov. Newly announced private placements- high-yielding bonds sold directly to institutional investors in one-to-one deals- were more than 60 billion yuan in November on the Shanghai exchange alone, more than the total new corporate debt issued in both Shanghai and Shenzhen as recently as April.

  • Davos elite alarmed at prospect of nominee Trump Thursday, 21 Jan 2016 | 1:41 PM ET

    DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 21- "Unbelievable", "embarrassing" even "dangerous" are some of the words the financial elite gathered at the World Economic Forum conference in the Swiss resort of Davos have been using to describe U.S. Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump. Trump's nationalist rhetoric, particularly proposals to ban Muslims from entering the...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 20- U.S. money market fund assets declined by $13.56 billion to their lowest level in over two months at $2.747 trillion in the week ended Jan 19, as taxable fund yields rose for a second straight week, the Money Fund Report said on Wednesday. Taxable money market fund assets decreased by $11.43 billion to $2.492 trillion, while tax-free assets...

  • Emerging market pain isn’t over: IIF Wednesday, 20 Jan 2016 | 5:04 AM ET
    An investor stands in front of an electronic board showing stock information in Fuyang, China.

    Net outflows from emerging markets weren't just bigger than expected in 2015, there's more pain to come, the Institute of International Finance said.

  • Jan 19- MetLife Inc, the largest U.S. life insurer, said it has formed a real estate investment venture with New York State Common Retirement Fund, the third-largest U.S. public pension fund. The venture's initial investment portfolio, which will be managed by MetLife Investment Management, comprises seven properties valued at more than $1.4 billion, the company...

  • LONDON, Jan 13- The majority shareholders of Finnish electricity distributor Elenia Oy have lined up Goldman Sachs and Citi to sell the business, in what could be one of Europe's biggest infrastructure deals this year, two sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. Finland's second-biggest electricity distributor is controlled by Goldman Sachs...

  • PARIS/ FRANKFURT, Jan 11- French private equity firm Ardian is seeking to profit from a shake-up of the oil industry after raising a record 2.65 billion euros infrastructure fund. "As an indication of the change, Saudi Aramco has announced to divest stakes of some oil-related assets and we will look at them," he said, adding the new fund could invest 20 percent of its...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 7- Mayor Bill de Blasio has submitted a resolution urging the New York City Police Pension Fund to consider exiting investments in companies that manufacture assault weapons for civilians, the mayor's office said on Thursday. It makes good on the mayor commitment after the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, in November, to require all five...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 7- New York's Mayor Bill de Blasio has submitted a resolution to the city's police pension fund, urging it to consider exiting investments in companies that manufacture assault weapons for civilians, the mayor's office said on Thursday. "After the countless tragedies involving assault weapons, public outcry over mass shootings and legislative...

  • Pension funds such as the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board and sovereign wealth funds such as China Investment Corp, the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and the Kuwait Investment Authority have already invested in Australian assets and could be prominent players in the new government sales. "There's a massive amount of money looking for yield," said...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 5- DoubleLine Capital, the investment firm with $85 billion in assets overseen by widely followed co-founder Jeffrey Gundlach, posted a net inflow of $1.03 billion into its open-end mutual funds in December, marking the 23rd straight month of inflows. The firm's flagship DoubleLine Total Return Bond Fund had a net inflow of $688.82 million in...

  • TORONTO, Jan 4- Canada Pension Plan Investment Board said on Monday it had agreed to buy a student housing portfolio in the United States for around $1.4 billion, in partnership with Singapore wealth fund GIC and The Scion Group. The three parties said they had formed a student housing joint venture, Scion Student Communities, which will acquire University House...