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Investing Securities

  • NEW YORK, Nov 15- Deutsche Bank AG's U.S. securities division has hired a veteran of the exchange-traded fund business to manage sales in the growing sector, according to a person familiar with the matter on Wednesday. The bank's Deutsche Bank Securities unit hired Chris Hempstead, who built up the ETF business at KCG Holdings Inc, as U.S. head of ETF sales, according...

  • U.S. SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE DROPS PROVISION FROM TAX REFORM PLAN THAT WOULD TAXED STARTUP STOCK OPTIONS AS THEY VEST- NATIONAL VENTURE CAPITAL ASSOCIATION.

  • *Germany sells 10- year debt. LONDON, Nov 15- Borrowing costs in the euro area fell on Wednesday as the single currency rallied to its highest levels in over three weeks and equities tumbled, allowing regional debt markets to recover some ground after a heavy sell-off in the past week. "Core bond markets are on a stronger footing and the euro is certainly helping," said...

  • PETERS CALLS MORTGAGE BONDS "SUPER-EXPENSIVE," SAYS WOULD BUY MORE IF A DOWNTURN PROMPTS INVESTORS TO SELL INVESTMENT-GRADE CORPORATE BONDS TO BUY THEM.

  • PETERS SEES ONE FED RATE HIKE IN DECEMBER AND TWO IN 2018, WITH 10- YEAR TREASURY NOTE YIELD STAYING BELOW 3 PCT.

  • PETERS SAYS HAS PARED EXPOSURE TO JUNK BONDS THOUGH ASSET CLASS REMAINS ATTRACTIVE.

  • *Greece seeks to re-bundle 20 bonds into five new ones. ATHENS, Nov 15- Greece on Wednesday invited holders of about 30 billion euros in its debt to swap 20 outstanding bonds for five new benchmark ones, a move designed to help wean it off reliance on rescue funds and regain full access to financial markets. DZ Bank rates strategist Sebastian Fellechner said Greek...

  • ATHENS, Nov 15- Greece on Wednesday invited holders of about 30 billion euros in its debt to swap 20 small outstanding bonds for five new benchmark ones. The plan is to boost market liquidity before Greece emerges from bailouts in August 2018. "This is very significant news for Greek government bonds because it means more liquidity for the market," said DZ Bank rates...

  • *Germany sells 10- year debt. LONDON, Nov 15- Borrowing costs in the euro area fell on Wednesday as the single currency rallied to its highest levels in over three weeks and equities tumbled, allowing regional debt markets to recover some ground after a heavy sell-off in the past week. "Core bond markets are on a stronger footing and the euro is certainly helping," said...

  • *Deal includes $2.7 billion in assets. LONDON, Nov 15- Legal& General, the owner of Britain's biggest fund manager, has staked its claim for a slice of the growing market for exchange-traded funds with a deal to buy Europe- focused platform Canvas. Legal and General Investment Management, which runs a third of its $1.2 trillion in assets in index funds, but none in ETFs,...

  • Germany to sell 3 billion euros of 10- year debt. LONDON, Nov 15- Borrowing costs in the euro area fell on Wednesday as the single currency rallied to its highest levels in almost three weeks, allowing regional debt markets to recover some ground from a heavy sell off in the past week. Boosted by strong German economic growth data on Tuesday, the euro rose to 1.1830-- its...

  • TOKYO, Nov 15- Japanese government bonds firmed on Wednesday, bolstered by rising risk aversion as equities slumped and also taking their cue from a flattening U.S. The benchmark 10- year cash JGB yield shed half a basis point to 0.040 percent. The JGB market largely shrugged off data released early in the session that showed Japan's economy posted its longest...

  • Douglas Feagin, senior vice president and head of global business at Ant Financial

    Douglas Feagin, SVP and head of global business at Ant Financial, addressed concerns about the company's asset-backed securities.

  • LONDON, Nov 14- Crude oil prices and calendar spreads have started to soften in recent trading sessions, in what is likely to be profit-taking after hedge funds amassed a record bullish position in the petroleum complex. Hedge funds and other money managers had accumulated a record net long position in the five largest futures and options contracts linked to...

  • Top Economic Events Polling Unit Diary Today in Washington Political and General News. 15- Nov Germany Auction of 10- year Federal bonds 15- Nov Japan 1- year discount bill auction 15- Nov Sweden Auction of government bonds 16- Nov United Kingdom Auction of 1 1/ 4% Treasury Gilt 2027 16- Nov Japan 3- month discount bill auction 16- Nov Japan Auction of 20- year...

  • Jackie Lawson, a former senior director of finance at Fidelity who resigned in 2007, sued the mutual funds company in Boston federal court in 2008 claiming it had violated laws intended to protect whistleblowers by retaliating against her. At trial, Boston- based Fidelity said Lawson's complaints were baseless, came only after she was passed over for a job she...

  • *For other news from Reuters Global Investment 2018 Outlook Summit, see: http://www.reuters.com/summit/Investment18. NEW YORK, Nov 14- The yield gap between shorter-dated and longer-dated bonds is shrinking in the United States, raising concerns among traders over when the second-longest U.S. economic expansion in modern history will come to an end.

  • Jackie Lawson, a former senior director of finance at Fidelity who resigned in 2007, sued the mutual funds company in Boston federal court in 2008 claiming it had violated laws intended to protect whistleblowers by retaliating against her. At trial, Boston- based Fidelity said Lawson's complaints were baseless, came only after she was passed over for a job she...

  • *U.S. yield curve flattens for second straight day. *Fed's Bostic says flat, inverted curve does not mean recession. NEW YORK, Nov 14- U.S.

  • CARACAS/ NEW YORK, Nov 14- Venezuela's cash-strapped government insisted it had successfully begun efforts to refinance some $60 billion in bonds, though creditors disagreed following fruitless talks and a ratings firm declared the nation in selective default. Venezuelan bonds slid on Tuesday after S&P Global Ratings announced that Venezuela was in...