Investing Institutional Investors

  • NEW YORK, Oct 5- Assets of U.S. prime money market funds for institutional investors dropped more than $100 billion in the latest week, ahead of new regulations scheduled to go into effect next week, the Money Fund Report said on Wednesday. A number of institutional prime money funds have been converting to funds that own only U.S. government securities in an effort...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 5- Assets of U.S. prime money market funds for institutional investors posted a drop of over $100 billion in assets in the latest week as new regulations are scheduled to go into effect next week, the Money Fund Report said on Wednesday. A number of institutional prime money funds have been converting to funds that own only U.S. government securities in...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 4- Jeffrey Gundlach's DoubleLine posted a net inflow of $444.4 million into its open-end mutual funds in September, marking the Los Angeles- based firm's 32nd consecutive month of inflows. The $61.8 billion DoubleLine Total Return Bond Fund, the largest fund by total assets of the DoubleLine Funds, had a net inflow of $190.9 million in September, for a...

  • LONDON, Oct 3- An Australian port and a stake in the Empire State Building's operator were among assets acquired by sovereign investors such as wealth funds and state pension funds in the third quarter of 2016, with deals totalling $21.2 billion. The single biggest deal in the third quarter was the $7.3 billion acquisition of Australia's busiest port,...

  • The China Securities Regulatory Commission will let investors in the Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor programme and the yuan-denominated variant RQFII scheme decide themselves how to allocate their assets in China. The commission has notified custodian banks of the rule changes recently, it said on its official Weibo account, a popular...

  • SHANGHAI, Sept 30- China's securities regulator will scrap limits on asset allocations under the Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor programme, and its yuan-denominated variant RQFII scheme, in a bid for more long-term capital inflows, the official Shanghai Securities News said on its website on Friday. The China Securities Regulatory Commission...

  • BEIJING, Sept 30- The outstanding amount of China's dollar-denominated Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor programme rose to $81.74 billion at end-September, from $81.48 billion in August, the foreign exchange regulator said on Friday.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 29- The Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan's actions last week have given a second wind to an alternative investment strategy that relies on cheap money and low market volatility to produce outsized returns. The funds had a rough 2015 when volatility spiked because of concerns about China's economy and tumbling oil prices, prompting investors to...

  • SYDNEY, Sept 23- Australia's top two pension funds have made a joint indicative offer to buy a majority stake in the country's biggest electricity network, a month after bids from Chinese and Hong Kong interests were rejected on security grounds. IFM Investors, which invests on behalf of about 30 Australian superannuation funds, and AustralianSuper made an...

  • Sept 22- The neutral interest rate to keep the economy in balance, R-star, is in hot debate among economists and central bankers as secular stagnation seems to have driven it lower. This comes at a time when pension funds are under tremendous pressure, "Saker Nusseibeh and Eoin Murray of Hermes Investment Management wrote in a note to clients.

  • BERLIN, Sept 21- Volkswagen faces 8.2 billion euros in damages claims from investors over its emissions scandal in the legal district where the carmaker is based, a German court said on Wednesday. The biggest claim at the Braunschweig court, totalling 3.3 billion euros, was filed by lawyer Andreas Tulip on behalf of institutional investors around half a year ago.

  • *Malaysia's KWAP invests $30 million in Uber- sources. KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21- Malaysia's $30- billion pension fund, Kumpulan Wang Persaraan, is looking to pump in more money into technology firms, following its recent foray into the sector with an investment in what sources have identified as ride-sharing service Uber. KWAP, Malaysia's second biggest pension...

  • Sept 19- The following timeline charts the schedule for Quebec's pension fund, the Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec, to finance and oversee the construction of a new 67 kilometer public transit system in Montreal, the third largest automated transportation system in the world behind those in Dubai and Vancouver. JUNE 2015- Quebec's parliament authorizes...

  • Sept 19- The following timeline charts the schedule for Quebec's pension fund, the Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec, to finance and oversee the construction of a new 67 kilometer public transit system in Montreal, the third largest automated transportation system in the world behind those in Dubai and Vancouver. JUNE 2015- Quebec's parliament authorizes...

  • FLORIANOPOLIS, Brazil, Sept 13- Petros Fundação Petrobras de Seguridade Social, Brazil's No. 2 pension fund, expects to approve a deficit-cutting plan before the end of the year and revamp corporate governance practices following years of failed investments, Chief Executive Officer Walter Mendes said on Tuesday. Petros, which has more than 159,000 members,...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 13- U.S. "It's bad behavior they were correct to take action against," Lew said at the CNBC Institutional Investor Delivering Alpha Conference in New York. Last week, the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and two other regulators fined Wells Fargo $185 million for creating more than two million fake accounts for products such as credit and...

  • Sept 12- Solar panel installer SolarCity Corp, which is being bought by Tesla Motors Inc for $2.6 billion, said on Monday it had raised $305 million to fund its projects. A private investment fund affiliated with Quantum Strategic Partners Ltd provided the equity investment, the company said. The fund was advised by Soros Fund Management LLC.

  • AMSTERDAM, Sept 8- Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem wants bonuses for all managers in The Netherlands to be capped at 20 percent of base pay. While a European Union- wide cap of 100 percent was enacted in the financial sector to limit risk taking in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, the Dutch government went further, capping bankers' bonuses at 20...

  • SAO PAULO, Sept 6- Brazil's Petroleo Brasileiro SA agreed to sell 90 percent of its natural gas pipeline unit to a group of investors led by Canada's Brookfield Asset Management Inc for $5.2 billion, a source with direct knowledge of the deal said on Tuesday. The investor group includes British Columbia's pension fund and Chinese and Singaporean sovereign...

  • China's northeastern region of Liaoning has implemented a 6.75 percent rise in pension payments, which is estimated to cost the fund around 11 billion yuan. Liaoning's pension fund deficit was 10.5 billion yuan in 2015, Xinhua said, citing an annual report published by China's Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security. Xinhua said the coastal province...