Economy

Managers could face new woes in EU because of ESMA 'opinions' regulator burden

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ESMA's principles covering non-EU money managers could add hurdles for those firms in working on the Continent.
Manager split on risk extends to own investments

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Money managers are not only split when it comes to their views on investors' risk-taking, but also when it comes to their own portfolios.
Interest rate hikes could be boon for transition managers

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A quick jump in interest rates could lead some pension plans in LDI programs to use transition managers when moving assets to derisk.
Tax reform is No. 1 priority

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President Trump must put tax reform and infrastructure spending at the top of his agenda and move health-care reform to the back burner.
Senate confirms CFTC chairman, 2 commissioners

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J. Christopher Giancarlo on Thursday was unanimously confirmed as chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
Bank of England leaves rates at 0.25%

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The Bank of England left interest rates unchanged at 0.25%, with money managers expecting rates to be held for the rest of the year.
S&P 500 index at $23 trillion

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The stocks in the S&P 500 index have collectively added $2.2 trillion in 2017 through Tuesday's close.
Getting the PEPP right: the stakes are high for Europe's future pensioners

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Much is riding on the European Union's proposed regulation on a pan-European personal pension product.
Singapore's stock exchange gives dual-class shares a secondary listing toehold

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The bourse says companies with dual-class shares with primary listings on developed market exchanges can seek a secondary listing.
Go west, young man!

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Home prices in Seattle, Portland, Ore., and Denver record the largest appreciation over both one- and three-year periods ended May 31, data show.
The 60/40 paradigm – the end of an era?

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Passive investors have enjoyed a long bull run but modeling suggests a scenario exists in which both stocks and bonds could suffer.
Risk management and the U.S. economy

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Much of the U.S. economy's tepid growth can be traced to policies that hinder stakeholders from engaging in economic risk-taking or accepting uncertainty.
Uncertain times for private equity investors

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These are scary times for private equity investors, Pension Bridge conference speakers warn.
Institutional equity commissions down 40% from 2009, Greenwich finds

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Total U.S. institutional equity commissions have fallen 40% from the first quarter of 2009 to March 31 of this year.
FTSE Russell sets minimum voting rights hurdle that excludes Snap Inc.

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FTSE Russell set a new minimum voting rights thresholds for inclusion in the firm's indexes that will exclude Snap Inc.