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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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UBS looks to Sumitomo Mitsui tie-up to crack Japanese wealth

ZURICH/TOKYO (Reuters) – UBS signed a joint venture deal with Sumitomo Mitsui Trust on Friday, aiming to crack a Japanese wealth management market where it has struggled to grow over the last 15 years. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Swiss bank UBS at the company’s headquarters in Zurich February 10, 2015. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann The deal, […]

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UBS, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust to establish joint venture for wealth management

ZURICH/TOKYO (Reuters) – Swiss lender UBS will sign a deal with Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui Trust for a wealth management tie-up in Japan, with the two aiming to establish a new company by 2021, the Japanese bank said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Swiss bank UBS at the company’s headquarters in Zurich February 10, […]

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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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Investment bank environment still very fragile says UBS

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Swiss bank UBS at the company’s headquarters in Zurich February 10, 2015. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann//File Photo ZURICH (Reuters) – Investment banking conditions have improved over recent months but remains “very fragile,” UBS Chief Executive Sergio Ermotti said on Thursday, adding the Swiss lender’s own business was performing in line with the […]

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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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Column: Ex-heads of U.S. Social Security Administration offer plan to fix agency’s customer service

CHICAGO (Reuters) – A worsening customer service crisis at the Social Security Administration has prompted three of its former commissioners to urge the U.S. Congress to fix the annual budgeting process that has starved the agency of the resources it needs to do its job. FILE PHOTO: A sign is seen on the entrance to […]

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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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