Investing Institutional Investors

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK, Aug 4- For the second straight year, U.S. public pension funds have fallen well short of their investment targets, swelling their vast unfunded liabilities and placing a greater burden on municipalities to offset the underperformance through increased contributions, estimates show. The funds, which guarantee retirement benefits for...

  • FRANKFURT, Aug 2- Volkswagen AG and its former chief executive have asked a U.S. federal judge in California to dismiss lawsuits filed by American investors accusing the German automaker of deception involving its cheating on diesel emissions tests. District Judge Charles Breyer in San Francisco to throw out a class action securities complaint led by the...

  • Financial news investing

    Nothing appeals more to investors than being able to invest like big endowment funds, investment banks and hedge funds dominating markets.

  • TOKYO, July 29- Japan's public pension fund racked up losses of 5.3 trillion yen from its investments last fiscal year, its first full-year loss in five years, as the world's largest pension fund continued its efforts to diversify into riskier assets. The Government Pension Investment Fund's loss for the year through March was due to sharp falls in Japan's stock...

  • TOKYO, July 29- Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund, the world's largest pension fund, reported 5.3 trillion yen losses from its investments last fiscal year, its first full-year loss in five years. The loss for the year through March was due to sharp falls in Japan's stock market amid broader global market turmoil sparked by volatility in Chinese...

  • BEIJING, July 28- The outstanding amount of China's dollar-denominated Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor program rose to $81.38 billion at the end of July, from $81.18 billion at the end of June, the foreign exchange regulator said on Thursday.

  • BOSTON, July 27- Stephen Blyth, who was appointed to oversee Harvard University's endowment only 18 months ago, has resigned, the Ivy League school said on Wednesday, creating further uncertainty about the management of its $37.6 billion pool of funds. Blyth, 48, was tapped as investment chief in late 2014 as it become more apparent that the Harvard's investment...

  • Britain's government has scrapped plans to sell stakes in Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group this year in the wake of the Brexit vote, sources told Reuters.

  • MSCI H-shares delay

    Sebastien Lieblich, MSCI's MD and global head of index management research, says only one of four issues preventing the inclusion of A-shares in its EM index has been resolved.

  • Cliff Robbins, founder Blue Harbor Group

    When you invest in a company for two years or more, you're really investing in a management team, an activist investor told CNBC.

  • Volkswagen hit with $3.6B lawsuit

    Reuters reporting institutional investors in Germany have filed a $3.6 billion lawsuit against automaker Volkswagen due to the emissions scandal. CNBC's Phil LeBeau explains.

  • China's foreign reserves fell for a third straight month in January, as the central bank dumped dollars to defend the yuan and prevent an increase in capital outflows.

  • An investor stands in front of an electronic board showing stock information in Fuyang, China.

    Net outflows from emerging markets weren't just bigger than expected in 2015, there's more pain to come, the Institute of International Finance said.

  • Yahoo Mail

    An activist investor renewed its push for Yahoo to abandon plans to spin off its stake in Alibaba and instead sell its core business.

  • Santa Claus rally on the way?

    Steve Sachs of Goldman Sachs Asset Management gives his take on the reliability of ETFs, expectations for lower market volatility and steadier returns.

  • Cows graze in front of wind turbines at the Bharat Light & Power Amberi wind farms in Rewalkawadi, Maharashtra, India.

    Renewable energy bond issuance is set to take off in Asia as new regulations push banks to step back from extending loans to projects, the ADB said.

  • 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.

  • Jeffrey Gundlach

    Big money managers have a warning for investors using unconstrained bond funds, liquid alternatives and other innovative products.

  • A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Despite muted performance in 2014, investors have more hedge funds than ever to choose from, according to new data.

  • Paul Germain

    Fast-growing Stone Ridge Asset Management has poached execs from Credit Suisse, BNP Paribas and Morgan Stanley in recent weeks.