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HomeStreet defeats activist Roaring Blue Lion in proxy contest

BOSTON (Reuters) – HomeStreet Inc defeated Roaring Blue Lion Capital Management’s campaign to unseat one director and install its own candidate, ending a two-year standoff between the financial services company and the activist investor, the company said on Thursday. Three of HomeStreet’s nine directors stood for re-election at Thursday’s annual meeting and each received at […]

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Investors piled into U.S. Treasuries, money-market funds amid trade tensions: Lipper

(Reuters) – Investors’ aversion to risk-taking intensified in the latest week, stemming from trade tensions between the United States and China as well as Mexico, with U.S.-based domestic equities funds posting $10 billion of cash withdrawals, according to Refinitiv’s Lipper research service on Thursday. It was the group’s second consecutive week of cash outflows, with […]

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Watchdog examines Guernsey listings of suspended Woodford fund

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s financial watchdog said it was examining a decision by a frozen Woodford fund to list investments in Guernsey, as wealth manager St James’s Place pulled 3.5 billion pounds ($4.45 billion) from the firm in a widening fall-out from the suspension. In a rare event, British fund manager Neil Woodford suspended trading […]

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Investors retreat from U.S. stock funds as trade war expands

FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., June 5, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid NEW YORK (Reuters) – Investors pulled approximately $4.7 billion out of mutual funds and exchange-traded funds that hold U.S. stocks last week as concerns about escalating trade wars weighed on equity markets […]

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Investors retreat from U.S. stock funds as trade war expands

FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., June 5, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid NEW YORK (Reuters) – Investors pulled approximately $4.7 billion out of mutual funds and exchange-traded funds that hold U.S. stocks last week as concerns about escalating trade wars weighed on equity markets […]

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British money manager Woodford’s star wanes over locked fund gate

LONDON (Reuters) – Famed for eschewing the tech bubble and sticking with tobacco and pharmaceuticals as others sold out, Neil Woodford’s cult status among British money managers is on the ropes after some of his investors were unable to recoup their money. When Woodford struck out on his own from Invesco and launched Woodford Investment […]

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British money manager Woodford’s star wanes over locked fund gate

LONDON (Reuters) – Famed for eschewing the tech bubble and sticking with tobacco and pharmaceuticals as others sold out, Neil Woodford’s cult status among British money managers is on the ropes after some of his investors were unable to recoup their money. When Woodford struck out on his own from Invesco and launched Woodford Investment […]

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Mounting climate change fears push U.S. investors to assess geographical risks

NEW YORK (Reuters) – With an above-average percentage of its power generated from renewable sources and one of the largest battery storage operations in the United States, utility Sempra Energy seemed to check all the boxes for portfolio manager Todd Ahlsten, who manages more than $18 billion for Parnassus Investments based on each company’s environmental, […]

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