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Merrill Lynch fires brokers for promoting outside hedge fund: source (Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:30:47 GMT)

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Merrill Lynch fired two veteran brokers from its Private Banking and Investment Group two weeks ago for guiding clients to invest in a hedge fund outside of the brokerage...

Wall Street regulator unveils proposals for dark pools, bond markets (Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:21:51 GMT)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wall Street's self-funded regulator unveiled a list of proposals on Friday to bolster rules governing alternative trading platforms like "dark pools," computerized high-speed...

Bond funds worldwide post biggest weekly outflows of 2014: BofA (Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:24:15 GMT)

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors worldwide pulled a net $3.8 billion out of bond funds in the week ended Sept. 17 on rising fears of an early rate hike from the Federal Reserve, data from a Bank of...

Swiss begin bankruptcy proceedings against Espirito Santo private bank (Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:35:42 GMT)

ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland's financial regulator, FINMA, said on Friday it had initiated bankruptcy proceedings against Banque Privee Espirito Santo SA (BPES), part of the Portuguese Espirito...

Gluskin Sheff profit rises more than 150 percent (Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:44:25 GMT)

Canadian asset manager Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc said its quarterly profit more than doubled as assets under management rose 21.5 percent and performance fees increased.

ETFs outpacing retail stock funds by wide margin: Lipper (Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:12:03 GMT)

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors in U.S.-based funds added a net $6.7 billion into stock funds in the week ended Sept. 17, data from Thomson Reuters' Lipper service showed on Thursday.

As women earn more, fund managers buy shares of U.S. daycare company (Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:04:32 GMT)

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. fund managers are finding a lot to like about finger-painting and naptime.

Schwab expands commission-free ETF platform, putting focus on cost (Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:01:44 GMT)

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Charles Schwab Corp said on Thursday it added 65 exchange-traded funds to its commission-free trading platform, including a handful of alternative funds, citing demand from...

The low-vol anomaly, or doing well out of others’ mistakes (Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:54:44 GMT)

(Reuters) - Sometimes in life you really can get more for less, but usually only when someone else is a) acting foolishly, or b) taking advantage of a client.

Extreme retirement abroad: How one footloose couple sees the world (Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:22:54 GMT)

CHICAGO (Reuters) - For Americans looking to retire abroad, deciding where to live can be a challenge. But Lynne and Tim Martin took that question off the table by deciding to retire everywhere and...

Britain's City Financial to double HK staff with new fund: CEO (Thu, 18 Sep 2014 04:10:47 GMT)

HONG KONG (Reuters) - British asset manager City Financial Investment Co Ltd aims to double its Hong Kong staff and launch a second hedge fund to take advantage of increased investment in the region,...

Calpers names Ted Eliopoulos chief investment officer (Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:30:15 GMT)

(Reuters) - The California Public Employees' Retirement System said Ted Eliopoulos would assume the role of chief investment officer at America's largest public pension fund.

DoubleLine files with SEC to register Long Duration Bond Fund (Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:30:24 GMT)

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jeffrey Gundlach's DoubleLine Funds filed on Wednesday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to register shares of its Long Duration Total Return Bond Fund.

Wall St. watchdog signals shift in bonus disclosure plan (Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:33:39 GMT)

(Reuters) - A controversial plan that would have required job-switching securities brokers to disclose signing bonuses to their clients is making a comeback, but the new version may be weaker and...

Small ETFs stand to gain in first days after Alibaba IPO (Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:30:43 GMT)

CHICAGO (Reuters) - For a handful of U.S. exchange traded funds, Alibaba's initial public offering has the potential to be a bonanza: they can make the Chinese e-commerce company available to...

U.S.-based stock funds attract $1.2 billion after weeks of outflow: ICI (Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:27:12 GMT)

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors in U.S.-based mutual funds committed $1.2 billion to stock funds in the week ended Sept. 10 amid new stimulus measures from the European Central Bank, data from the...

Fed dot chart illusions: James Saft (Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:27:12 GMT)

(Reuters) - Like one of those old Op-Art posters beloved of hippies, staring too long into the Fed’s dot chart of interest rate expectations can make you see things which aren’t there.

Pimco's head of emerging market equities Masha Gordon departs (Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:15:20 GMT)

LONDON (Reuters) - Pimco's London-based emerging market equities head Masha Gordon has left the giant U.S. asset management firm "to pursue other interests", the company confirmed on Wednesday.

BlackRock, Goldman unconstrained bond funds double in assets (Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:00:57 GMT)

(Reuters) - Goldman Sachs and BlackRock Inc have seen their unconstrained bond funds double in size over the past 12 months as investors continue to search for yield in this low interest rate...

Watchdog says U.S. risk council lacks tools to spot market threats (Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:59:34 GMT)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. government watchdog on Wednesday slammed a post-crisis regulatory council created to spot emerging financial market risks, saying the group operates with little...

Activist investor Peltz pushes DuPont to split itself (Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:16:10 GMT)

(Reuters) - Activist investor Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund Management LP urged DuPont to break itself up, saying that efforts already underway at the industrial conglomerate to shed some of its...

Pimco cuts eurozone, China growth expectations; keeps U.S. at 2.5-3 percent (Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:52:10 GMT)

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. bond firm Pimco cut its growth expectations on Wednesday for the eurozone, China and so-called BRIM countries (Brazil, Russia, India and Mexico) for the next 12 months.

How to whittle down that wireless bill (Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:34:55 GMT)

(Reuters) - If you're unhappy with your cell phone service - and really, who isn't? - now might be a unique time to either renegotiate your contract or move to a new carrier.

Even funds sour on Russia stay sweet on Magnit (Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:10:13 GMT)

BOSTON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Would you believe one of the West's favorite Russian stocks is a provincial grocery chain?

Calpers sticks with commodities after dropping hedge funds (Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:59:50 GMT)

(Reuters) - Top U.S. pension fund Calpers is sticking with commodities, an asset class known for volatile markets and returns, despite finding hedge funds too costly to work with, a spokesman said on...

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