Asset Managers Highlights
Waiting for the property wobble after vintage year   
(Tuesday - January 13, 2015) Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
- Financial News - However, there are mounting questions over the îsustainabilityî of the performance of the asset class, particularly in the most favoured markets. Since the financial crisis, real estate landlords have...
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Breakingviews: Water woes could open taps on corporate risk   
(Monday - January 12, 2015)
Source: Reuters - Water is set to become a more serious risk for companies and investors. It’s already recognized. World Economic Forum attendees named H2O a top-three risk two years running. And two-thirds of the world’s largest companies worry...
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More investors putting their money where their morals are    
(Monday - January 12, 2015)
Source: Dallas Morning News - Many of the cunning speculators and investing rogues who populate Wall Street — money managers, mutual funds and investment bankers — would buy stock in a bomb factory next to a schoolyard if they thought it would be profitable
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Ruble Drops on Oil as Russia Credit Risk Climbs After Fitch Cut   
(Monday - January 12, 2015)
Source: BusinessWeek - The ruble weakened for a second day and the cost of insuring Russian debt against default increased after Fitch Ratings lowered the country’s credit score to one step above junk and crude oil slid below $50 a barrel.
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At least one major oil company will turn its back on fossil fuels, says scientist    
(Monday - January 12, 2015)
Source: The Guardian - The oil price crash coupled with growing concerns about global warming will encourage at least one of the major oil companies to turn its back on fossil fuels in the near future, predicts an award-winning scientist and former...
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European Stocks Gain With S&P 500 Futures While Oil Drops    
(Monday - January 12, 2015)
Source: Bloomberg - European stocks rallied with Standard & Poor’s 500 Index futures after a two-week slide in benchmark gauges, while Treasuries declined. Oil extended losses and Norway’s krone weakened.
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European Central Bank Policy Makers Remain Divided on Bond Purchases   
(Monday - January 12, 2015)
Source: NY Times - Top officials of the European Central Bank offered dueling views over the weekend on how to deal with the risk of a downward price spiral in the eurozone, a sign that internal debate continues ahead of a crucial meeting next week.
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U.S. gas prices hit lowest levels since April 2009 -Lundberg survey   
(Monday - January 12, 2015)
Source: Reuters - The average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States fell 27 cents in the past three weeks, falling to its lowest level since April 2009, according to the Lundberg survey released Sunday. Prices for regular grade...
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Euro Tumbles to Nine-Year Low -- 6th Update   
(Monday - January 12, 2015) Associated Profiles : Amundi
- english.capital.gr - We are therefore holding a net long dollar position," said James Kwok, head of currency management at îAmundiî, which oversees more than $1 trillion of assets. The International Monetary Fund's...
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Why Carlyle Group (CG) Reported Decline In Energy Investments   
(Monday - January 12, 2015) Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
- bidnessetc.com - Washington-based hedge fund îThe Carlyle Groupî LP (NASDAD:CG) has suffered due to declining energy prices during the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014 (FY14). Since June last year, crude oil price...
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