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  • Daniel Fournier, chief executive of Ivanhoe Cambridge, the real estate arm of Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec, said on Monday he won't have to take bigger risks as yields weaken, a strategy he saw many investors take before the global financial crash. Ivanhoe Cambridge, which owns C $48 billion in assets, generated an average 13 percent return a year over the...

  • BEIJING, Sept 21- China will expand Britain's Renminbi Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor quota based on market demand, the two countries said in a statement distributed at a briefing in Beijing on Monday. Britain said it welcomed the simplification of the RQFII and Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor scheme, according to a joint UK- China...

  • BEIJING, Sept 18- China will increase France's Renminbi Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor quota "when appropriate," the two countries said in a document distributed at a briefing in Beijing on Friday. France said it welcomed the recent completion of a new quota process and "looks forward" to the prompt finalization of pending processes, according to the...

  • BOSTON, Sept 17- There will be no champagne corks popping in the $2.7 trillion U.S. money-market fund industry. An interest rate increase would have boosted money fund yields while allowing money fund providers such as Fidelity Investments, JPMorgan Chase& Co Inc, BlackRock Inc and Federated Investors Inc to boost fees. Prime institutional funds had $986...

  • BOSTON/ NEW YORK, Sept 17- Just as China shows that its domestic stock market can be something of a one-way street-- investors can put money in, but not take money out- the biggest mutual fund company, Vanguard Group, is moving ahead with plans to expose more mom-and-pop investors to the country's heavily restricted exchanges. With the Shanghai stock exchange down by...

  • TOKYO, Sept 17- Japan Post Holdings Co and its two financial units have begun dispatching 10 teams on an overseas road show to drum up interest among institutional investors for their $11.6 billion initial public offering, sources with knowledge of the matter said. Japan Post Holdings will eventually send four teams, including one headed by President Taizo...

  • NEW DELHI, Sept 16- India is considering allowing state retirement funds to invest more in equities and opening them up to private-sector management to improve returns, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeks to expand the country's tiny pensions net. Hemant Contractor, head of the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority, told Reuters he was pushing...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 14- This fall, Boston- based fund giant Fidelity plans to celebrate the 25- year tenure of William Danoff, head of the biggest fund run by a single manager in the U.S. and arguably the best-performing large cap manager of his time. "There is a key man risk with Contrafund," said Katie Rushkewicz Reichart, an analyst at Morningstar who covers the fund.

  • Quebecor Media buys part of Caisse stake for C$500 mln Wednesday, 9 Sep 2015 | 9:11 AM ET

    Sept 9- Telecommunications provider and publisher Quebecor Media Inc, a unit of Quebecor Inc, said it had bought 28.6 percent of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec's stake in the company for C $500 million. The Caisse, Canada's second-largest pension fund manager, continues to hold about 18.2 million shares, or 18.9 percent, of Quebecor Media.

  • LONDON, Sept 7- The combined assets of the world's largest 300 pension funds grew more than 3 percent in 2014 to a new high of more than $15 trillion, driven by retirement saving in North America and Europe, a study showed on Monday. North America had the highest five-year combined compound growth rate of around 8 percent, according to the study, compiled by...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 3- An $80 billion portfolio managed by hedge fund titan Ray Dalio's Bridgewater Associates and widely held by many pension funds slumped in August and some investors blame the strategy of such funds for the eruption in volatility that slammed stocks and commodities. Bridgewater's "All Weather Fund" fell 4.2 percent in August and is down 3.76...

  • AMSTERDAM, Sept 1- The Netherlands' Central Bank on Tuesday gave Dutch pension funds, which include some of the largest in the world, 12 years to rectify low funding ratios. In the past, funds had been required to repair their funding ratios- their current estimated assets compared with their estimated future obligations- within three years by cutting pension...

  • DUTCH CENTRAL BANK GIVES PENSION FUNDS 12 YEARS TO RECOVER@. AMSTERDAM, Sept 1- The Netherlands' Central Bank on Tuesday gave Dutch pension funds, which including some of the largest in the world, 12 years to rectify low funding ratios. In the past, funds had been required to repair their funding ratios- their current estimated assets compared with their estimated...

  • DUTCH CENTRAL BANK: PENSION FUNDS NOT PLANNING TO CUT PENSIONS, RAISE PREMIUMS.

  • DUTCH CENTRAL BANK: PENSION FUNDS WILL RESTORE RATIOS "ALMOST COMPLETELY" WITH INVESTMENT RETURNS.

  • DUTCH CENTRAL BANK: PENSION FUNDS GIVEN 12 YEARS TO RESTORE LOW FUNDING RATIOS.

  • Sept 1- Two of America's biggest public pension funds have come together to oppose an amendment of bylaws at Bank of America Corp that would allow Brian Moynihan to continue as both chief executive and chairman of the No. 2 U.S. bank by assets. Calstrs and Calpers together hold less than 1 percent of the total shares outstanding in Bank of America.

  • Sept 1- Two of America's biggest public pension funds have come together to oppose an amendment of bylaws at Bank of America Corp that would allow Brian Moynihan to continue as both chief executive and chairman of the No. 2 U.S. bank by assets. Calstrs and Calpers together hold less than 1 percent of the total shares outstanding in Bank of America.

  • BEIJING, Aug 31- The outstanding amount of China's dollar-denominated Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor programme inched up to $76.7 billion as of August 28, from $76.6 billion at the end of July, the country's currency regulator said on Monday.

  • AMSTERDAM, Aug 29- The Dutch public employees' pension fund, the world's third largest, has sold all its shares in pharmaceuticals maker Mylan after it emerged that one of the company's products is in stock at a U.S. prison where death sentences are carried out. The move by ABP, which had $416 billion in assets in 2014 according to consultancy Towers Watson, is thought...