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  • *Calgary bars filled with bankers eyeing up deals. CALGARY, Alberta, March 2- Executives at some of Canada's biggest pension funds say they are looking more closely at the oil and gas sector, attracted by low valuations, but will take a scrupulous approach to deals given the uncertain oil price outlook. So we see excellent opportunities for long-term investors, "...

  • *Zero rates squeeze insurers, pension funds. FRANKFURT/ LONDON, March 2- Traditionally conservative European insurers and pension funds are turning increasingly to risky property bets on everything from new homes in provincial Britain to car parks at Brussels airport, as they feel the pinch from rock-bottom interest rates. "The banks have taken a couple of...

  • NEW YORK, March 1- DoubleLine Capital, overseen by widely followed investor Jeffrey Gundlach, said on Tuesday it posted a net inflow of $2.24 billion in February, marking the firm's 25th consecutive month of inflows. The DoubleLine Total Return Bond Fund, the firm's largest fund by total assets, had a net inflow of $2.01 billion in February. The DoubleLine Core...

  • Feb 25- Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan proposed a $2.6 billion fiscal 2017 budget on Thursday that he said could be the city's ticket to removing state oversight of its finances. A financial review commission was created under Michigan law to oversee a post-bankruptcy Detroit until it reaches certain benchmarks. Detroit Chief Financial Officer John Hill said the...

  • *Net assets increased to C $248 billion by end of year. MONTREAL, Feb 24- Canada's second-largest pension fund, Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec, said it was open to further investment in Bombardier Inc after reporting strong returns in 2015.. Quebec's public pension fund manager agreed to buy a 30 percent stake in Bombardier's rail business for $1.5 billion...

  • BEIJING, Feb 24- The outstanding amount of China's dollar-denominated Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor program stood at $80.8 billion as of Feb. 23, unchanged from the end of January, the foreign exchange regulator said on Wednesday.

  • BOGOTA, Feb 23- Colombia will soon allow pension funds to invest up to 20 percent of their assets in real estate, commodities, private equity, hedge funds and other so-called alternative investments, sources said on Tuesday. The change, made in consultation with pension administrators, will allow for about $10 billion in fund resources to go toward alternative...

  • TORONTO, Feb 18- Canadian pension funds achieved a return of 5.4 percent on their investments in 2015 as their strategy of diversifying internationally helped mitigate volatile market conditions, research by RBC Investor& Treasury Services showed. "Canadian pension plans clearly benefited from global diversification portfolio strategies," David Heisz,...

  • *Government sought advice on setting up Infrastructure Bank. OTTAWA/ TORONTO, Feb 10- The Canadian government is talking to the country's largest pension funds about investing in billions of dollars worth of infrastructure projects to help stimulate the economy, the Infrastructure Ministry told Reuters on Wednesday. Executives at Canada's pension funds,...

  • EXCLUSIVE- CANADA IN TALKS WITH MAJOR CANADIAN PENSION FUNDS OVER INVESTMENT IN INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS- MINISTRY.

  • 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.

  • BEIJING, Feb 7- 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. China's foreign reserves fell $99.5 billion to $3.23 trillion in January, the lowest level since May 2012, central bank data showed, but higher than the median forecast of $3.20...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 5- A judge on Friday delayed payouts to investors from Bank of America Corp's $8.5 billion mortgage securities settlement after the trustee overseeing the securities asked for instructions on how to split the proceeds among investors. Justice Saliann Scarpulla of New York state court in Manhattan signed an order that the money be held in escrow...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 5- Bank of America Corp's $8.5 billion mortgage securities settlement payout faces a delay, according to a court filing on Friday, with the trustee overseeing the securities asking for court instructions on how to split the proceeds among investors. In the filing in New York state Supreme Court in Manhattan, Bank of New York Mellon, the trustee...

  • *Canadian pension funds worried market overheating. *Funds concerned valuations overlook illiquidity. TORONTO, Feb 5- Canada's biggest pension funds say they are walking away from more and more global infrastructure deals, citing concerns that intense competition for assets has driven valuations too far.

  • TORONTO, Feb 4- Amid fears of a bubble in condominium prices in Canada's largest cities, developers say they are shifting from building condos to high-rise rental apartments, as institutional investors look for assets with steady cash flow. The result is, not only more rental units on offer in cities like Vancouver and Toronto, but a slowdown in the supply of new...

  • *Could help Beijing's case for A share inclusion in MSCI. SHANGHAI, Feb 4- China unveiled new rules on Thursday that would let foreign institutional investors buy more stocks and bonds, and make it easier for them to move money out of the country. The new policies toward the Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor scheme are aimed at "gradually promoting...

  • SHANGHAI, Feb 4- China's foreign exchange regulator on Thursday relaxed foreign currency management rules under the Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor scheme, in an effort to further open the domestic capital market. The upward investment limit for QFIIs would be raised, while the quota approval procedures would be simplified, the State...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 3- DoubleLine Capital, overseen by widely followed investor Jeffrey Gundlach, said on Wednesday it posted a net inflow of $1.95 billion in January, marking the firm's 24th consecutive month of inflows. The DoubleLine Total Return Bond Fund, the firm's largest fund by total assets, had a net inflow of $1.67 billion in January. The DoubleLine Core Fixed...

  • BEIJING, Feb 1- China's foreign exchange regulator said it has not asked institutions to defer the launch of new products under the Qualified Domestic Institutional Investor program, according to a post on its official microblog on Monday. The statement follows a report by financial magazine Caixin on Saturday that quoted unidentified sources from fund...