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Investing Institutional Investors

  • LONDON, Feb 9- Fund manager Henderson Group's total assets rose 10 percent to 101 billion pounds in 2016 after market gains more than offset the impact of retail customers withdrawing money, it said on Thursday. Henderson said its planned $6 billion purchase of rival U.S. asset manager Janus Capital was on track to complete by the end of May, and it planned to pay a...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 7- California Public Employees' Retirement System expects a 5.8 percent annual investment return under its new portfolio asset allocation, significantly lower than the fund's assumed rate of return of 7 percent by 2020.. CalPERS' caution mirrors outlooks from public pension funds across the United States as they try to grapple with...

  • MILAN, Feb 7- Italy's banking industry rescue fund Atlante expects the European Central Bank to approve a merger between ailing Popolare di Vicenza and Veneto Banca, likely requesting state support to ensure the plan's success. State-sponsored Atlante was hastily set up last year to take over the two banks when they failed to raise 2.5 billion euros in capital...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 6- California Public Employees' Retirement System should maintain its investments in the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline project in order to exert influence over the companies involved, staff for the largest U.S. public pension fund said on Monday. Legislation proposed in California would require CalPERS, a $300 billion fund, to...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 6- Investors pulled $1.6 billion from the Pimco Total Return Fund in January, leaving assets under management of $75 billion, Morningstar data showed on Monday. Pimco Income Fund, overseen by group chief investment officer Dan Ivascyn, posted $1.6 billion of inflows, resulting in assets under management of $73 billion, Morningstar said.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 6- U.S. public pension funds are cutting their expectations for investment returns over the next 30 years or more, but some do not expect to meet even the new targets over the coming decade. After a long period of low interest rates, forecasts by investment analysts show the next 10 years will probably bring slower market growth, leading to reduced...

  • Public pension funds across the country have been steadily revising downward their expectations for investment returns from a median discount rate of 8 percent in 2010 to 7.5 percent presently, according to the National Association of State Retirement Administrators. In response to Wednesday's decision, California Treasurer John Chiang said that "by...

  • College students in class, reading studying

    Investors from the elite world of foundations and endowments are now using exchange-traded funds to boost their market portfolios.

  • Juenger: The downside of big media

    Top analyst Todd Juenger predicts a downturn in the big broadcast media sector, even in light of game-changers like the alleged Viacom-CBS merger.

  • Financial news investing

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

  • 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.