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  • LONDON, May 27- Australian Symon Drake-Brockman is on the front line of a revolution in European finance. The former head of global debt markets at Royal Bank of Scotland now runs Pemberton Asset Management in London's genteel Belgravia, several miles from the "Square Mile" City of London financial district where bankers work. "We operate more like a lender... we are...

  • TORONTO, May 26- Air Canada said on Tuesday it plans to redeploy capital toward share buybacks, debt repayment and increased investment in new aircraft, as its once huge pension fund deficit has now been wiped out much earlier than expected. Its pension fund deficit stood at C $4.2 billion in 2012, and Air Canada struck a deal with the government in 2013 that gave it...

  • TOKYO, May 26- Japanese government bond prices stood little changed on Tuesday after paring earlier losses on decent results from a 20- year debt auction. Japan's public pension funds have been moving away from government bonds and into stocks and foreign assets in search of higher returns. Yet heavy buying of JGBs by the Bank of Japan conducting its...

  • May 25- A labor-affiliated pension fund adviser is seeking an inquest into the auditor of Wal Mart Stores Inc, Ernst& Young LLP, accusing the auditing firm of knowing about possible bribery in Mexico long before the retailer disclosed it to U.S. authorities. CtW Investment Group, an adviser to union pension funds holding about 0.15 percent of Wal-Mart's shares,...

  • TORONTO, May 21- The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, one of the world's biggest dealmakers, is looking at deals in the energy sector as a selloff in the price of oil makes valuations more appealing, its top executive said on Thursday. The fund, which delivered gross investment returns of 18.7 percent for its fiscal 2015, is evaluating a number of...

  • CPPIB records 18.7 percent return in fiscal 2015 Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 2:21 PM ET

    TORONTO, May 21- The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, one of the world's biggest dealmakers, said on Thursday it delivered gross investment returns of 18.7 percent for its fiscal 2015, driven by growth across across several key segments. The manager of Canada's public pension fund ended its fiscal year with net assets of C $264.6 billion, compared with C...

  • An SEC statement said Gray Financial Group steered public pension fund clients into an investment fund that did not comply with state law and collected more than $1.7 million as a result. The SEC said the investments violated Georgia law because they did not have at least four other investors and did not have a minimum of $100 million in assets.

  • Atlanta firm charged by SEC over public pension funds Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 11:35 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, May 21- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday announced fraud charges against an Atlanta- based investment advisory firm and two of its executives for their handling of the city's pension funds for police, firefighters, transit workers and other employees.

  • BOSTON/ LOS ANGELES, May 20- Four U.S. public pension fund officials on Wednesday warned that McDonald's Corp and other companies may be jeopardizing their own futures by returning excessive amounts of cash to investors via share buybacks. The statement by the fund officials marks the first time in which some of the nation's biggest institutional investors...

  • BOSTON/ LOS ANGELES, May 20- Four U.S. public pension fund officials on Wednesday warned that McDonald's Corp and other companies may be jeopardizing their own futures by returning excessive amounts of cash to investors via share buybacks. The statement by the fund officials marks the first time in which some of the nation's biggest institutional investors...

  • NEW YORK, May 11- The Janus Global Unconstrained Bond Fund, overseen by widely followed investor Bill Gross, attracted just $58.6 million in net new cash in April, and posted below-average returns, according to Morningstar data on Monday. "Bill Gross obviously has a brand that resonates with investors but to gather major assets, investors want more- more of a longer...

  • NEW YORK, May 11- The Janus Global Unconstrained Bond Fund, overseen by widely followed investor Bill Gross, attracted just $58.6 million in net new cash in April and posted below-average returns, according to Morningstar data on Monday. "Bill Gross obviously has a brand that resonates with investors but to gather major assets, investors want more- more of a longer...

  • NEW YORK, May 11- The Janus Global Unconstrained Bond Fund, overseen by widely followed investor Bill Gross, attracted $58.6 million of net new cash in April, according to Morningstar data on Monday.

  • *Pension fund managers expect ECB purchases to support market. LONDON, May 8- Following a recent sell-off in German bunds, pension fund managers are resisting making any major changes to their exposure to European government debt, confident that demand from the European Central Bank will stabilize markets. But portfolio managers expect continued European...

  • Citadel's Kenneth Griffin, who launched his trading career from his Harvard dormitory in the 1980 s, topped the list with $1.3 billion, according to Institutional Investors' Alpha's 14th annual rankings. Renaissance Technologies founder James Simons came in second with $1.2 billion, and Bridgewater Associates' Ray Dalio placed third with $1.1 billion.

  • Big money managers clash on climate change Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 10:35 AM ET
    Dry cracked earth is visible near an almond orchard on April 24, 2015 in Firebaugh, California.

    Managers of institutional funds from California, Texas and North Carolina have very different views on global warming.

  • Citadel's Kenneth Griffin, who launched his trading career from his Harvard dormitory in the 1980 s, topped the list with $1.3 billion, according to Institutional Investors' Alpha's 14th annual rankings. Renaissance Technologies founder James Simons came in second with $1.2 billion, and Bridgewater Associates' Ray Dalio placed third with $1.1 billion.

  • WASHINGTON, May 4- The World Bank indirectly invests part of its $18.8 billion staff pension fund in companies in industries such as coal and tobacco, holdings that clash with the development institution's own calls for ethical and low-carbon investing. In an internal post to staff seen by Reuters, the World Bank's treasurer said around 40 percent of the fund's...

  • WASHINGTON, May 4- The World Bank indirectly invests part of its $18.8 billion staff pension fund in companies in industries such as coal and tobacco, holdings that clash with the development institution's own calls for ethical and low-carbon investing. In an internal post to staff seen by Reuters, the World Bank's treasurer said around 40 percent of the fund's...

  • China's QFII quota rises to $73.6 bln in April Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 2:48 AM ET

    BEIJING, April 29- The outstanding amount of China's dollar-denominated Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor programme rose to $73.6 billion as of April 28, slightly higher than $72.1 billion in March, China's currency regulator said on Wednesday.