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  • The jump in three-month London U.S. dollar interbank offered rates, a benchmark for more than $300 trillion worth of securities around the globe, has stemmed from moves in the $2.7 trillion U.S. money market fund industry to sidestep new regulations that take effect on October 14. Treasury and other government-related securities in an effort to be exempt from...

  • *As rates come down in Asia, bond yields tumble. SINGAPORE, Aug 17- As returns on traditional assets have nosedived or turned more volatile in Asia, conservative investors such as pension funds and insurers have been pouring cash into alternative investments that bring the yield they need, but at significantly higher risk. Many countries in Asia only started to...

  • *As rates come down in Asia, bond yields tumble. SINGAPORE, Aug 17- As returns on traditional assets have nosedived or turned more volatile in Asia, conservative investors such as pension funds and insurers have been pouring cash into alternative investments that bring the yield they need, but at significantly higher risk. Many countries in Asia only started to...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 12- Malaysia's Islamic finance market is set for a much-needed boost when the country's largest pension fund launches a 100 billion ringgit Islamic fund in January, offering a potential boon for asset managers. The Employees Provident Fund's sharia-compliant pension plan opened to acclaim this week with Malaysians lining outside its...

  • TORONTO, Aug 11- The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board warned on Thursday of more uncertainty following Britain's decision to leave the European Union after the vote curbed gains in its investments during the last quarter. The CPPIB, which manages Canada's national pension fund, on Tuesday reported gross investment returns of 1.5 percent in the first...

  • BOSTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 11- Some U.S. mutual funds are boosting their performance with relatively big bets on private companies such as Uber and Pinterest, which they have been marking up at a rate far greater than the broad stock market. Mutual funds' involvement also helped boost the number of so-called unicorns- private companies valued at $1 billion or more.

  • BOSTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 11- Some U.S. mutual funds are boosting their performance with relatively big bets on private companies such as Uber and Pinterest, which they have been marking up at a rate far greater than the broad stock market. Mutual funds' involvement also helped boost the number of so-called unicorns- private companies valued at $1 billion or more.

  • The so-called "weighted average maturity" of securities held in prime funds aimed at institutional investors stood at 16 days as of Aug. 9, said iMoneyNet, the lowest since at least 1991. The latest SEC rules aim to make the prime funds safer after the category ran into trouble during the financial crisis, such as by allowing them to let their net asset values vary...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK, Aug 4- For the second straight year, U.S. public pension funds have fallen well short of their investment targets, swelling their vast unfunded liabilities and placing a greater burden on municipalities to offset the underperformance through increased contributions, estimates show. The funds, which guarantee retirement benefits for...

  • FRANKFURT, Aug 2- Volkswagen AG and its former chief executive have asked a U.S. federal judge in California to dismiss lawsuits filed by American investors accusing the German automaker of deception involving its cheating on diesel emissions tests. District Judge Charles Breyer in San Francisco to throw out a class action securities complaint led by the...

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  • TOKYO, July 29- Japan's public pension fund racked up losses of 5.3 trillion yen from its investments last fiscal year, its first full-year loss in five years, as the world's largest pension fund continued its efforts to diversify into riskier assets. The Government Pension Investment Fund's loss for the year through March was due to sharp falls in Japan's stock...

  • TOKYO, July 29- Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund, the world's largest pension fund, reported 5.3 trillion yen losses from its investments last fiscal year, its first full-year loss in five years. The loss for the year through March was due to sharp falls in Japan's stock market amid broader global market turmoil sparked by volatility in Chinese...

  • BEIJING, July 28- The outstanding amount of China's dollar-denominated Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor program rose to $81.38 billion at the end of July, from $81.18 billion at the end of June, the foreign exchange regulator said on Thursday.

  • BOSTON, July 27- Stephen Blyth, who was appointed to oversee Harvard University's endowment only 18 months ago, has resigned, the Ivy League school said on Wednesday, creating further uncertainty about the management of its $37.6 billion pool of funds. Blyth, 48, was tapped as investment chief in late 2014 as it become more apparent that the Harvard's investment...

  • ROME/ MILAN, July 26- Specialist Italian pension funds have agreed to a government call to invest in bad bank loans, as Rome works to build a safety-net around Italy's No. 3 lender Monte dei Paschi ahead of European bank stress test. The Tuscan bank, which has one of the heaviest bad loan burdens in Italy, is likely to be found short of capital under an adverse scenario...

  • ROME/ MILAN, July 25- Specialist Italian pension funds will consider a request to invest 500 million euros in bad bank loans as Rome works to build a safety-net around Italy's No. 3 lender Monte dei Paschi ahead of European bank stress tests. The Tuscan bank, which has one of the heaviest bad loan burdens in Italy, is likely to be found short of capital under an adverse...

  • ROME/ MILAN, July 25- Specialist Italian pension funds will consider a government request to pour money into a bank bailout fund at a meeting on Monday, days before European stress tests are expected to show the country's third-largest lender is in need of urgent capital. Monte dei Paschi, Italy's third-biggest bank by assets, is likely to be found short of capital...

  • BEIJING, July 22- China's sovereign wealth fund China Investment Corp reported a 17 percent decline in net profit last year, its lowest profit since 2011, hit by negative returns on overseas investments and huge foreign exchange losses, it said on Friday. Net profit was $73.9 billion in 2015, down from $89.1 billion a year earlier, the fund said in the annual...

  • KUALA LUMPUR/ NEW YORK, July 20- U.S. federal prosecutors have filed civil lawsuits seeking to seize assets worth more than $1 billion, allegedly stolen from Malaysian state fund 1 MDB, which was overseen by Prime Minister Najib Razak. They include allegations that $681 million from a 2013 bond sale by 1 MDB was transferred to the account of "Malaysian Official 1,"...