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  • 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...

  • BEIJING, Dec 28- The outstanding amount of China's dollar-denominated Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor program rose to $81.07 billion as of Dec. 25, from $79.10 billion at the end of November, the country's foreign exchange regulator said on Monday.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 24- This year, betting on corporate takeovers and restructurings should have been a sure thing for investors as the value of deals soared to record levels. "It turned out to be a very challenging year," said Tristan Thomas, who helps clients select hedge funds at Northern Trust's 50 South Capital. Since January 2010, event driven hedge funds gained an...

  • WATERLOO, Iowa, Dec 23- Matt Happel and Pam Egli are first cousins, part of a sprawling family so big it rents a church hall for Christmas parties. Happel, now a 40- year-old divorced father of three, was laid off in April from Deere& Co.' s transmission factory in Waterloo, where he earned $21 an hour on the assembly line. The Iowa cousins' Wall Street connection is a single,...

  • LONDON, Dec 22- Commodity indices have proved disastrous investments for pension funds and other institutions in the last decade and disappointed again in 2015.. Back in 2005, Gary Gorton and Geert Rouwenhorst published a paper on "Facts and Fantasies about Commodity Futures" which helped popularize commodities as a new "asset class" for institutional...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 18- A new policy aimed at cutting risk from the California Public Employees Retirement System investment portfolio will take years to implement, leaving the largest U.S. public pension still fund vulnerable to a sharp fall in asset performance in the short-term, Moody's said on Friday. Moody's said it approves of Calpers risk-reducing...

  • Private equity seeks to soothe $163 billion headache Friday, 18 Dec 2015 | 6:24 AM ET

    *Large European funds seeking $30 bln in 2016. LONDON, Dec 18- How to spend it? In Europe alone in 2016, major outfits including Apax, BC Partners, Charterhouse, Cinven and Permira will all be raising funds.

  • BOSTON, Dec 17- Third Avenue's Focused Credit Fund built up a $200 million cash position in the days before its collapse, but that was not enough to meet redemptions because it could not sell even its most liquid assets. New York- based Third Avenue, which shocked Wall Street with its move to shut down the junk bond fund on Dec. 9, described the final days of its...

  • BOSTON, Dec 16- African-Americans have become a shrinking presence in the boardrooms of the biggest U.S. companies in recent years, setting back a push by pension funds for greater diversity. African-Americans, who make up about 13 percent of the U.S. population, account for 8.6 percent of the directors on the boards of the largest 200 companies by revenue in the...

  • *Two major European pension funds pull some money from Japan. "Macro drivers such as hopes of additional easing by the Bank of Japan and further depreciation of the yen, have become much weaker," said Yasuo Sakuma, portfolio manager at Bayview Asset Management in Tokyo. "Foreign investors could become net sellers of Japan stocks on an annual basis for the first time...

  • VANCOUVER/ TORONTO Dec 14- Private equity and pension funds may provide the next wave of funding to the slumping mining sector through metal streaming deals as dedicated funding sources struggle to raise their own cash, industry sources said. But the bumper deal-making year has reduced the coffers of dedicated stream funders like Silver Wheaton Corp, which...

  • LONDON, Dec 14- Embattled Brazilian bank Grupo BTG Pactual SA is evaluating options for its flagship global emerging markets and macro fund following the arrest of the bank's founder, a person familiar with the matter said on Monday. Sao Paulo- based BTG Pactual is considering selling assets after its billionaire founder André Esteves was arrested last month...

  • TORONTO, Dec 10- Weak crude oil prices are creating opportunities for long-term investors in the oil and gas sector, the chief executive of one of Canada's ten biggest pension funds said on Thursday. HOOPP is Canada's seventh-biggest public pension fund, managing assets worth C $61 billion. Research from Boston Consulting Group recently showed Canada's ten...

  • *Top 10 funds now manage assets worth over C $1.1 billion. TORONTO, Dec 10- Canada's biggest 10 public pension funds now manage assets worth more than C $1.1 trillion, having tripled in size since 2003, according to a study published by the Boston Consulting Group on Thursday. "Their investments also have a broader positive impact on Canada's prosperity," he added.

  • *OP Trust CEO says danger investors may be overpaying. TORONTO, Dec 9- Canadian pension funds risk overpaying for infrastructure assets in an "overheated" global market if they fail to maintain financial discipline, the head of one of the country's 10 biggest public pension funds said. "If you look at infrastructure as an asset class, it's overcrowded and...

  • PARIS, Dec 4- The California Public Employees Retirement System, the largest public pension fund in the United States, will begin engaging more companies in its portfolio on climate change, its head of governance said on Friday. "This study means that we can be laser-focused on where we take our engagement," CalPERS' Investment Director of Global Governance Anne...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 4- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio urged the city's pension funds on Friday to divest their holdings in stocks of gun makers after this week's mass shooting in San Bernardino, California. Two of the funds in the city's $155 billion pension system ditched their holdings in gun manufacturers such as Smith& Wesson Holding Corp and Sturm Ruger& Co Inc...