News views

20.07.2018

'Medical check-ups': Japan firms tap banks for advice as activists circle

Japanese companies are increasingly turning to investment banks and public relations firms for advice on dealing with potential approaches by activist investors who are targeting low valuations and...
More
20.07.2018

U.S. equity ETFs break six-week streak of outflows: Lipper

Fund investors piled into U.S.-based equity exchange-traded funds in the week ended Wednesday, following six straight weeks of withdrawals, Lipper data showed on Thursday, as investors geared up for...
More
19.07.2018

U.S. municipal bond funds post $1.3 billion in inflows: Lipper

U.S. municipal bond funds reported $1.3 billion of net inflows in the week ended July 18, compared with $651 million in inflows in the previous week, according to data released by Lipper on Thursday.
More
19.07.2018

BlackRock replaces Americas corporate governance leader

Top asset manager BlackRock Inc has hired Ray Cameron as head of the Americas within its investment stewardship arm, according to a memo seen by Reuters on Thursday, turning to an outsider to fill...
More
19.07.2018

U.S. Medigap plans fall short on protections for pre-existing conditions

(The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters.)
More
19.07.2018

Queen B: Life lessons take flight with Angela Bassett

(The writer is a Reuters contributor. The opinions expressed are his own.)
More
19.07.2018

Detour Gold and Paulson trade barbs over hedge fund's campaign

Canadian miner Detour Gold and activist investor Paulson & Co entered into an increasingly heated public exchange on Wednesday over the hedge fund's campaign to seek change at the company and a...
More
19.07.2018

Trade-war concerns cloud New York City investment conference

A prolonged U.S. trade war with China and Europe would dent global economic growth and force investors to reassess the profitability of U.S. companies, some of the biggest hedge funds and private...
More
18.07.2018

Ex-Point72 portfolio manager to launch macro hedge fund Entheos: sources

Erik Cetrulo, a former portfolio manager at Steven Cohen's Point72 Asset Management, is raising funds for a global macro discretionary hedge fund and is targeting a launch in the first quarter of...
More
18.07.2018

Oaktree's Marks bullish on emerging market stocks, real estate debt

Emerging market equities and real-estate debt remain attractive at a time when most of the year's gains in the S&P 500 have already been realized, billionaire investor Howard Marks said on Wednesday...
More
18.07.2018

Morgan Stanley caps strong earnings season for big U.S. banks

Morgan Stanley's better-than-expected results on Wednesday capped a strong second-quarter earnings season for large U.S. banks.
More
18.07.2018

U.S. mutual fund investors ditch equities despite S&P 500 gains: ICI

U.S. mutual fund investors fled from stocks for the 14th straight week as ongoing trade war fears divided markets, Investment Company Institute data showed on Wednesday.
More
18.07.2018

Citadel's Griffin warns on dangers of prolonged trade war

Billionaire investor Kenneth Griffin on Wednesday praised President Donald Trump's policies but warned that prolonged trade wars could harm consumers and companies alike.
More
18.07.2018

Working in retirement is not a sure thing

(The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters.)
More
17.07.2018

Hedge fund firm PAAMCO Prisma co-CEOs Buchan and Reddy to leave

Investment firm PAAMCO Prisma, one of the world's biggest investors in hedge funds, said on Tuesday that a six-person executive committee will replace the firm's two co-chief executives who are...
More
17.07.2018

Goldman Sachs pressed on strategy as new CEO confirmed

Goldman Sachs Group Inc was pressed for details on new businesses after an uneven second-quarter performance, a likely preview of challenges incoming Chief Executive David Solomon will face as he...
More
17.07.2018

Trading up: Life lessons with philanthropist John Arnold

(The writer is a Reuters contributor. The opinions expressed are his own.)
More
17.07.2018

U.S. banks depositors shifting money, asking for higher rates

Slowly but surely, depositors are starting to shift money from basic U.S. bank accounts to products that pay more than a sliver of a percent in interest.
More
16.07.2018

Bank of America profit beats on consumer loan growth, lower expenses

Bank of America Corp reported quarterly profit above analyst expectations on Monday as the second-largest U.S. lender cut expenses and benefited from growth in loans and deposits on the back of a...
More
16.07.2018

SWFs face tougher dealmaking environment as protectionism grows

Sovereign investors are facing a tougher environment for dealmaking as rising protectionism threatens to curb inward investment and stunt trade, suggesting private market activity may have plateaued,...
More