Investing Institutional Investors

  • ABUJA, Oct 7- Nigerian pension funds have been selling equities and shifting to local bonds despite cheap valuations as illiquid currency markets limit foreign participation in the stock market. Dave Uduanu, who manages 220 billion naira for Pension Alliance Limited, said his fund had cut its exposure to Nigerian stocks to 10 percent this year, from 20 percent...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 6- The Pimco Income Fund, overseen by group chief investment officer Dan Ivascyn, posted inflows of $1.2 billion in September, bringing total assets under management to $66 billion for the portfolio, according to Morningstar data on Thursday. The Pimco Income Fund, widely seen by investors and analysts as Pimco's new flagship fund, has brought in a...

  • Oct 6- Britain's SVG Capital accepted an offer from Goldman Sachs and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board on Thursday, saying it gave shareholders a better return than a hostile bid from U.S. private equity rival HarbourVest. Boston- based firm HarbourVest launched its SVG bid on Sept. 12 at 650 pence a share, saying it was taking advantage of a weaker pound,...

  • Juenger: The downside of big media

    Top analyst Todd Juenger predicts a downturn in the big broadcast media sector, even in light of game-changers like the alleged Viacom-CBS merger.

  • 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...