Pension funds

Steve Forbes

Top deals of the Day - Bids, Mergers & Acquisitions

The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported on Monday including Forbes, Axel Springer, MidCap Financial LLC, Goldman Sachs and others.

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Connecticut State Treasurer Denise Nappier

Connecticut considers making USD125 million investment in Apollo VIII

Denise Nappier, Connecticut's state treasurer, is considering to make a USD125 million investment in Apollo Global Management's Fund VIII. Fund VIII has already raised more than its USD12 billion target.

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Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan buys Burton's Biscuit Co.

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, Canada's largest single-profession pension plan, said it would be buying British Burton's Biscuit Co. for an unspecified amount from the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and affiliates of Apollo Global Management.

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Municipal bankruptcy

Hedge funds find their way to invest in municipal debt market

Hedge funds are now entering the municipal debt market, finding a veritable gold mine in value but may provide more problems in the long run as to the temporary nature of the investments.

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Telefonica's building in central Madrid

Top deals of the day - mergers & acquisitions

The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported on Monday.

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Naas Credit Union

Naas Credit rejects merger proposal with Newbridge Credit

The Central Bank of Ireland assured the public that it had been pursuing an alternate solution to bail out Newbridge Credit Union after talks of a merger with Naas Credit Union had failed.

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Madam Tussaud's Wax Museum

Merlin's unique business attracts investors in oversubscribed IPO - CEO

Merlin Entertainments's successful initial public offering had put the company's valuation at GBP3.5 billion or USD5.6 billion.

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TPG welcomes new investor relations executive

TPG will be the new home of funds commitment professional Jennifer Morais.

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Guy Carpenter

Pension funds invest in traditional reinsurance companies- report

Guy Carpenter said the global pension fund industry has invested USD 10 billion worth of funds in insurance.

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Investors bet on financial assets

Higher yields is the reason why pension funds choose alternative investments

With a return of just 6.4% per year in traditional investment vehicles, a shortfall of 1.6%, many pension funds opt to invest in alternative options which promise higher returns.

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Previ to utilize fund managers to diversify asset base

According to Previ CIO, the goal of the investments is not diversification and not returns.

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Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners

Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners raises USD1.65 billion for its infrastructure fund

Former Blackstone Group unit Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners raised an oversubscribed fund totalling USD1.65 billion.

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Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley and others in faulty securities sale lawsuit by US regulator

The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) had filed complaints against Morgan Stanley and eight other financial institutions for selling faulty mortgage-backed securities.

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Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

Ontario Teachers, Hastings Funds Management refinance USD 1.54 billion loan

Ontario Teachers Pension Plan and Hastings Funds Management refinanced their existing loan worth AUD 1.646 billion or USD 1.54 billion.

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Islam Minaret

Islamic pension funds can provide more capital to industries and markets

The experience of some Muslim dominated countries as to tapping Islamic pension funds for capitalization had reaped benefits.

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