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  • WASHINGTON, Feb 10- The Obama administration on Tuesday set a goal of raising $2 billion in philanthropic investments to fight climate change, including technologies to slash carbon emissions. The Clean Energy Investment Initiative is seeking investments to try to bridge the "valley of death"- the gap in funding between research and development and...

  • By Hideyuki Sano and Hirotoshi Sugiyama TOKYO, Feb 9- Japanese investors bought a record amount of foreign shares in January in a sign that public institutional investors, including Japan's $1.1 trillion mammoth pension fund, are heeding Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's call to chase higher-yielding assets. Japanese institutional investors purchased 1.619...

  • Cash withdrawals totaled $150 billion from Pimco's U.S. open-end mutual funds in 2014. In January, investors pulled $11.6 billion from the Pimco Total Return Fund. 'said Mendel Melzer, chief investment officer for The Newport Group, a Heathrow, Florida- based consultant to institutional investors, including 400 retirement plans, with $21 billion in assets...

  • Big money looking for smart plays on energy Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 1:42 PM ET
    Oil gas Russia

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

  • SAO PAULO, Feb 4- Any revival in initial public offerings in Brazil seems to hinge on whether new Finance Minister Joaquim Levy can clean up public finances and get the country's economy back on track. Strengthening the market for new listings depends increasingly on how much leeway President Dilma Rousseff will give the University of Chicago-trained...

  • Schools ride high stock, VC returns to 15% gain Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 6:04 AM ET
    Beaumont Tower, Michigan State University

    Investments by academic institutions did well in 2014, boosting long-term performance records hit during the financial crisis.

  • Here are the best hedge funds for 2015: Experts Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 12:53 PM ET
    Dan Loeb, founder and chief executive officer of Third Point.

    Hedge fund investors like Goldman Sachs, SkyBridge and GAM predict the best hedge fund strategies for the new year.

  • At Davos, it's not all about the money...seriously Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 1:00 AM ET
    Steve Schwarzman, co-founder and CEO of Blackstone Group LP at the 2015 WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

    Davos is teeming with elite investors this week--and it's not just to talk their own book.

  • Hedge fund robots are crushing their human rivals Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 10:43 AM ET
    David Winton Harding, founder and president of Winton Capital Management

    Computer algorithm-led hedge funds produced stellar returns last year, beating most gut-driven human money managers.

  • The best hedge funds for 2015 are... Friday, 2 Jan 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Ray Dalio, Bridgewater Associates

    Critics love to hate hedge fund fees and performance, but the industry is poised to grow even more in 2015.

  • Here's a look inside Ray Dalio's new strategy Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 10:33 AM ET
    Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates.

    Hedge fund behemoth Bridgewater Associates is poised to grow even larger.

  • Activist to public pensions: Thank you! Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 12:34 PM ET
    Greg Taxin

    The surging power of activist investors is bolstered by a growing ally: public pensions and other big institutions.

  • Best hedge fund bet of 2014 is...India? Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 11:58 AM ET
    Narendra Modi, prime minister of India.

    Hedge fund managers who focus on emerging markets have produced returns that are all over the map in 2014.

  • Paul Singer: Big pension 'off base' to ax hedgies Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 10:31 AM ET
    Elliott Management founder and CEO Paul Singer speaks during the SkyBridge Alternatives conference in Las Vegas, May 9, 2012.

    Billionaire investor Paul Singer has a message for California Public Employees' Retirement System: Dumping your hedge funds makes no sense.

  • These elite schools have best endowment returns Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 12:54 PM ET
    The Alma Mater statue in front of the library on the campus of Columbia University in New York.

    Columbia, Yale and MIT are at the top of a new ranking of long-term university endowment investment performance.

  • Russell Investments, Ft. Lauderdale fund ax Pimco Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 8:49 AM ET
    Bill Gross

    Russell Investments and the Fort Lauderdale Police & Fire Retirement System dropped PIMCO as their bond portfolios manager following the exit of Bill Gross.

  • Bill Gross says happy to get back to investment roots Saturday, 4 Oct 2014 | 6:45 PM ET
    Bill Gross

    "Managing money is in my blood," Bill Gross, who is the co-founder of Pacific Investment Management Co., told Barron's this weekend.

  • Japan overhauls its massive public pension fund Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 11:36 AM ET
    Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe.

    Japan overhauled the world's biggest public pension fund in a push toward Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's goal of a more aggressive investment strategy.

  • Dealing with large trading volumes Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | 7:42 PM ET
    Dealing with large trading volumes

    Seth Merrin, CEO, Liquidnet talks about the company's trading platform, which helps institutional investors execute large trading volumes.

  • Institutional investors returning to market: analyst Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 4:20 AM ET
    Institutional investors returning to market: analyst

    Rebecca Healey, senior analyst at Tabb Group, explains why institutional market share have risen for the first time since 2006 and where institutional investors are putting their money.