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  • NEW YORK, Feb 5- A judge on Friday delayed payouts to investors from Bank of America Corp's $8.5 billion mortgage securities settlement after the trustee overseeing the securities asked for instructions on how to split the proceeds among investors. Justice Saliann Scarpulla of New York state court in Manhattan signed an order that the money be held in escrow...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 5- Bank of America Corp's $8.5 billion mortgage securities settlement payout faces a delay, according to a court filing on Friday, with the trustee overseeing the securities asking for court instructions on how to split the proceeds among investors. In the filing in New York state Supreme Court in Manhattan, Bank of New York Mellon, the trustee...

  • *Canadian pension funds worried market overheating. *Funds concerned valuations overlook illiquidity. TORONTO, Feb 5- Canada's biggest pension funds say they are walking away from more and more global infrastructure deals, citing concerns that intense competition for assets has driven valuations too far.

  • TORONTO, Feb 4- Amid fears of a bubble in condominium prices in Canada's largest cities, developers say they are shifting from building condos to high-rise rental apartments, as institutional investors look for assets with steady cash flow. The result is, not only more rental units on offer in cities like Vancouver and Toronto, but a slowdown in the supply of new...

  • *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...