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How ETFs Passed Hedge Funds In Assets

By Neena Mishra, Zacks Equity Research At the end of the second quarter this year, assets in global exchange traded products surpassed those of hedge funds.  It was a major milestone for the ETF industry which is just about 25 years old while hedge funds have been around for more than 66 years. According to London based … Continue reading

BP, Total Writing Off Oil Assets In Libya Because Of The Continuous Conflict

Originally posted on Eyes on Europe & Middle East News:
Libya has become a major headache for European oil companies as a four-year conflict forced BP to join Total in writing off millions of dollars in investments in the North African country. BP on Tuesday the 28th of July said it had taken an impairment…

Hedge Funds Post Best Returns In Years

Originally posted on Financial Post:
Global hedge funds reached the halfway mark in 2015 with some of their best returns in years, but performance cooled off in June from growing losses in Asia Pacific and Europe, according to the latest statistics from Preqin, a research firm focused on the alternative assets industry. “The industry has…

U.S. Pension Fund Assets Shrink By $1.3 Trillion Due To Dollar Strength Boosted By Expectations Of Higher Interest Rates

“The surging dollar looks to have wiped out about $1 trillion in U.S. pension fund assets over a recent nine-month period, eroding much of the gains those funds earned investing in overseas stock markets. While there has been increased demand for hedging exposure in foreign markets, many U.S. pension funds remain vulnerable to foreign exchange translation … Continue reading

Belgium To Unblock Russian Diplomatic Assets

Foreign Minister Didier Reynders says Belgium will unblock Russian Embassy bank accounts that had been frozen over legal claims by shareholders of the former oil company Yukos. A ministry spokesman quoted Reynders as saying on June 20 that “a solution has been found to unblock…accounts for the running of the embassies and the rest will … Continue reading

European Central Banks Demand Slashing Greek Assets To Zero As Default Fears Mount

Several Central Banks in Europe have reportedly called on Greek bank subsidiaries that are operating in their jurisdiction to slash their exposure of Greek assets to zero and “quarantine” themselves in order to minimize the danger of contagion should the nation default on its debt. According to Greek newspaper Kathimerini, the central banks of Albania, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Romania, Serbia, Turkey, and … Continue reading

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