Economy

Taking on a market distortion

Taking on a market distortion

Asset owners and other institutional investors face new risk-mitigating regulations directed at strengthening the stability of the financial system to avoid a crisis like the collapse of 2008, the...

April 04, 2016
Managers, consultants address the loss of confidence

Managers, consultants address the loss of confidence

The perceived loss of faith and confidence in central banks' ability to deliver long-term stimuli to the markets means money managers and investment consultants are addressing these concerns with...

April 04, 2016
BlackRock's dollar optimism jars with Russell saying rally over

BlackRock's dollar optimism jars with Russell saying rally over

Two of the world's largest money managers are divided about where the dollar goes from here after the greenback's worst quarter in more than five years.

April 01, 2016 | 08:05 am

BATS Global Markets to acquire ETF.com

BATS Global Markets agreed to acquire ETF.com, a data and analysis website and publisher focusing on exchange-traded funds, said a news release on BATS’ website.

March 31, 2016 | 12:07 pm
Investment managers need access to better pricing in Treasury market

Investment managers need access to better pricing in Treasury market

Lack of liquidity in a key sector of the government bond market is now costing institutional investors billions of dollars annually in sharply widening bid/offer spreads. This post-financial crisis...

March 30, 2016 | 12:01 am
Chicago Fed's Evans sees very shallow rate-hike path

Chicago Fed's Evans sees very shallow rate-hike path

The U.S. economy will probably be strong enough to justify two interest-rate increases in 2016 as it advances despite headwinds from weaker growth abroad, said Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago...

March 30, 2016 | 02:29 pm
Fed's Williams sees gradual hikes as U.S. economy on track

Fed's Williams sees gradual hikes as U.S. economy on track

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams said the U.S. economy appears to be weathering cooler global growth and he repeated that the central bank will raise interest rates at a...

March 29, 2016 | 10:14 am
BlackRock joins PIMCO warning investors to seek inflation hedge

BlackRock joins PIMCO warning investors to seek inflation hedge

BlackRock Inc. joined Pacific Investment Management Co. in recommending inflation-linked bonds and warning costs are poised to pick up.

March 29, 2016 | 09:56 am
Hedge fund invasion of U.S. Treasuries puts bond traders at risk

Hedge fund invasion of U.S. Treasuries puts bond traders at risk

Hedge funds are crowding into U.S. Treasuries, and that has bond traders bracing for more turbulence.

March 28, 2016 | 09:45 am
PIMCO sees limit to Fed trade amid best dollar rally this year

PIMCO sees limit to Fed trade amid best dollar rally this year

Pacific Investment Management Co. will take on less currency risk, predicting a limit to how far policy divergence can drive the dollar even as the greenback heads for its best weekly advance this...

March 24, 2016 | 09:32 am
Institutions could get hit with higher costs because of LSE battle

Institutions could get hit with higher costs because of LSE battle

The acquisition of London Stock Exchange Group PLC by Deutsche Bourse AG — and the expected bidding war for LSE Group that's expected to include Intercontinental Exchange Inc. and CME Group...

March 21, 2016
U.K. pension conference highlights a variety of certainties

U.K. pension conference highlights a variety of certainties

A number of certainties were clear at this year's Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association investment conference: that climate change is a very real risk; that growth is and will remain hard to come ...

March 21, 2016
Fed gets the message, changes course

Fed gets the message, changes course

At a news conference March 16, Janet Yellen, chairwoman of the board of governors of the Federal Reserve, had, in effect, two words for the financial markets: Message received.

March 21, 2016
India has the brightest economic forecast of the world's major economies

India has the brightest economic forecast of the world's major economies

India is predicted to grow more than 7% in 2016, with modestly accelerating growth rates in 2017 and 2018.

March 17, 2016 | 03:32 pm