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  • BEIJING, Aug 28- China's local pensions funds will start investing 2 trillion yuan as soon as possible in stocks and other assets, Vice Minister of Human Resources and Social Security You Jun said on Friday. China said last weekend that it would allow pension funds to invest in the stock market for the first time, a move that could potentially channel hundreds of...

  • Aug 21- Goldman Sachs Group Inc fund managers believe investors could pour $450 billion into money market funds that invest in U.S. government debt in response to new rules for the short-term funds, an executive told Reuters. Goldman Sachs joins other asset management firms in preparing for the rules, which are designed to protect investors from extreme market...

  • TORONTO, Aug 14- The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, one of the world's biggest dealmakers, reported a small quarterly investment loss as declines in equity and fixed income markets offset gains in other investments. The manager of Canada's public pension fund said net assets were C $268.6 billion as of June 30, that was up from C $264.6 billion as of March 31,...

  • MONTREAL, Aug 14- Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec, Canada's second-largest pension fund manager, said it will have to raise its "game" if it is to continue to deliver yields like the weighted average return of 5.9 percent it reported Friday for the first half of 2015.. The Caisse, which manages public pension plans in the predominantly French-speaking...

  • MONTREAL, Aug 14- Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec, Canada's second-largest pension fund manager, said it will have to "raise its game" if it is to continue to deliver yields like the weighted average return of 5.9 percent it reported Friday for the first six months of 2015.. The Caisse, which manages public pension plans in the predominantly French-speaking...

  • BOSTON, Aug 14- Ford Motor Co said it was dropping Contrafund as an investment option in its employee retirement accounts, pulling an estimated $900 million from Fidelity Investments' flagship mutual fund. Contrafund, managed by Will Danoff, is a behemoth in the mutual fund industry, with $113 billion in assets. Mainstay Capital Management LLC Chief Executive...

  • The manager of Canada's public pension fund said net assets fell to C $268.6 billion on June 30 from C $264.6 billion on March 31. Net contributions boosted the fund by C $4.2 billion during the first quarter ended on June 30, while the net investment loss was C $200 million. "The CPP Fund held steady through the first quarter of fiscal 2016 despite broad declines in...

  • LONDON, Aug 13- Hong Kong- based Guard Capital is set to join a tiny group of hedge funds managing $1 billion or more in Asia, sources familiar with the matter said, amid increased demand for funds betting on currencies and interest rates. The so-called macro hedge fund was launched by Leland Lim, the former co-head of macro trading for Asia Pacific ex- Japan at Goldman,...

  • *Firm also includes ex- Goldman Sachs trader Stuart Riley. LONDON/ BOSTON, Aug 12- A former top Brevan Howard trader is courting investors for a hedge fund launch which promises to be among the biggest in the sector this year and which sources say is already on course to attract its initial target of some $3 billion. Chris Rokos, 44, who made $4 billion for Brevan's fund...

  • Asia renewable bond market set for takeoff: ADB Monday, 22 Jun 2015 | 9:34 PM ET
    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.

  • 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.