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  • June 8- The California Public Employees' Retirement System intends to cut ties with roughly half of the firms handling its money to reduce fees paid to investment managers, the Wall Street Journal reported. Calpers, the largest pension fund in the United States, will tell its investment board on June 15 that it plans to cut the number of direct relationships it has...

  • NEW YORK, June 7- General Electric Co is nearing an agreement to sell its private equity lending unit to Canada's biggest pension fund, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. Terms are still being negotiated for a takeover that would include more than $10 billion of assets, but less than the unit's full book of $16 billion, the WSJ added. The private equity...

  • NEW YORK, June 7- General Electric Co is nearing an agreement to sell its private-equity lending unit to Canada's biggest pension fund, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. GE and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board are aiming to sign the deal Monday, the WSJ said, citing people familiar with the matter. Terms are still being negotiated for a takeover...

  • LONDON, June 5- The newly-formed Global Infrastructure Investor Association said on Friday it had appointed Matthew Farnum-Schneider, a managing director at insurer Prudential, as its first chairman. Henk Huizing, investment director of Dutch pension fund PGGM, and Andrew Claerhout, head of infrastructure for Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, were appointed...

  • TOKYO, June 5- Japan's trillion dollar pension fund expects the yen to remain weak against the dollar, meaning there is no immediate need for it to hedge against the risk of it turning stronger, the fund's head said on Friday. Takahiro Mitani, president of the Government Pension Investment Fund, said that since the United States is expected to raise interest rates...

  • TOKYO, June 5- Japan's trillion dollar pension fund sees no imminent need to consider hedging against the risk of a stronger yen because diverging U.S. and Japanese monetary policies will keep the yen weak against the dollar, the head of the fund said on Friday. Takahiro Mitani, president of the Government Pension Investment Fund, also said the world's biggest...

  • LONDON/ AMSTERDAM, June 4- The European Commission will give banks in the EU another six-month exemption until December from having to hold extra capital to cover transactions at clearing houses that don't meet the bloc's standards. "The decision will give the market the legal certainty it needs for the next six months," EU financial services commissioner,...

  • By Hideyuki Sano TOKYO, June 2- Institutional investors including hedge funds are scrutinising the past performance of Japanese government bonds for clues on where French sovereign debt is headed following one of its biggest routs in years. The swings in French bonds are so similar that some hedge funds have created charts plotting European yields over...

  • 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.

  • Gundlach vs. Gross? The 'unconstrained' debate Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 2:52 PM ET
    Jeffrey Gundlach

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

  • There are now more hedge funds than ever Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 1:07 PM ET
    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.

  • Upstart investor raids three from big banks Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 1:11 PM ET
    Paul Germain

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

  • Huge pension finally turning to hedge funds Friday, 10 Apr 2015 | 2:06 PM ET
    United Nations headquarters building in New York

    The United Nations' $52 billion pension fund is getting close to investing in hedge funds for the first time.

  • Here are the billionaire hedge fund babies of 2014 Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 10:36 AM ET
    David Siegel, co-founder of Two Sigma.

    Investors put more money into new hedge funds in 2014 than any year since 2004.

  • Hedge fund Everest falls off a Swiss cliff Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 11:19 AM ET
    Marko Dimitrijevic, Everest Capital

    A single bad currency bet has caused Everest Capital, one of the largest private investors in emerging markets, to collapse.

  • A tough pill for pensioners to swallow Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 2:01 PM ET
    Senior couple working in cafe

    Both corporate and public pensions remain short of having enough money to pay out what they've promised, despite recent asset increases.

  • Buffett: These investments are a 'fool's game' Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 1:18 PM ET
    Warren Buffett.

    Warren Buffett has a message for institutional investors: stop pouring money into those expensive high-end money managers.

  • These hedge funds are in the doghouse Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 1:17 PM ET
    Kenneth Griffin

    Find out who gets an "A" or an "F" from investors in the hedge fund world.

  • Two billionaires, opposite approaches to investing Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 2:25 PM ET
    Ray Dalio, left, and Bill Ackman

    It was man versus machine when Bill Ackman interviewed Ray Dalio in New York.

  • Big money looking for smart plays on energy Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 1:42 PM ET
    A worker adjusts the valve of an oil pipe at an oil reception and delivery point owned by Bashneft, near Ufa, in Russia's Republic of Bashkortostan.

    Hedge and private equity funds are worked up about the energy opportunity—and investors are starting to listen.