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Jensen Fund's Rob McIver: Look for companies with an international presence

March 16, 2010

With a gloomy outlook for the pace of the economic recovery, the best strategy right now is long-term exposure to companies that have an international presence, according to Rob McIver, manager of the $2.4 billion Jensen Fund Ticker:(JENSX)....

John Hancock Funds the latest to launch interest rate hedge

February 22, 2010

John Hancock Funds LLC today launched an international fixed-income fund to enable investors to hedge against rising interest rates. The Strategic Income Opportunities Fund invests 80% of its assets in foreign currencies and is designed to be...

Investors pull back, fearing China on the verge of a stumble

February 7, 2010

China's economic engine powers on, but some consultants and managers are becoming more cautious about investing in the Asian giant — at least in the short term. The long-term prospects for China remain solid, they said. But in the next year,...

Top money managers see sun rising on Japan

February 7, 2010

Money managers and advisers have spent their careers avoiding Japanese stocks. But now, some prominent stock pickers, including BlackRock Inc., First Eagle Investment Management LLC, Thornburg Investment Management Inc. and Wasatch Advisors...

To keep riding the rally, follow the smart money

January 24, 2010

Catching a ride on the next leg of this historic 10-month stock market rally will mean following the smart money, mostly represented by institutional-class investors, toward a new concentration on quality and calculated risk. While last year...

Dollar's rally may spell trouble for foreign funds

January 10, 2010

With the U.S. dollar staging a surprising rally, investors who have piled into foreign stock and bond funds may get burned, some market watchers say. After all, if the dollar continues to move up against other currencies, returns on foreign...

WisdomTree international ETF offers forex hedge

January 10, 2010

WisdomTree Investments Inc. last week launched an exchange-traded fund for investors who want to maintain exposure to international stocks without losing out to a rising U.S. dollar that could eat into returns. The greenback has moved mostly...

Equity kicker? Shaolin monks plan IPO

December 17, 2009

The famed fighting monks of China's Shaolin Temple plan a foray into modern finance. The local government entity in charge of managing the 1,500-year-old Buddhist temple's tourism-related assets plan to join with China Travel Service in a venture...

Plenty of growth in China — and plenty of initial public offerings

December 15, 2009

China has outstripped the U.S. in the amount of money raised from stock listings, underscoring the region's stronger economy and a resurgence in investment. Companies have raised nearly $52 billion from initial public offerings on exchanges...

AlphaShares fund offers China play — without the fireworks

December 14, 2009

The major pros and cons of investing in China could be summed up as growth and volatility. But Jonathan Masse, senior portfolio manager with AlphaShares LLC, believes the growth is worth the ride. “We're big fans of the China story because...

China shares rebound

December 14, 2009

Chinese shares rebounded Monday, along with other regional markets, after Dubai said it had received $10 billion from Abu Dhabi to repay debts owed by its Dubai World investment conglomerate. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index jumped 55.59...

China sees great leap in exports, factory output

December 11, 2009

China's exports are making a comeback after a jarring slump threw millions out of work, a sign of improving global demand that along with a torrent of stimulus money is accelerating recovery in the world's No. 3 economy. The trade figures for...

Extended stimulus package boosts China shares

December 10, 2009

Chinese shares rebounded Thursday after the government extended tax cuts and subsidies for purchases of small vehicles and appliances to support the economic recovery. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index edged up 14.7 points, or 0.5 percent,...

Fidelity unveils online international stock trading

October 25, 2009

Fidelity Investments, jumping on growing demand from investors for higher returns and diversification through international stock trading, is making it easier for independent advisers, brokers and direct retail investors to access overseas markets...

Allianz to delist from NYSE, other exchanges

September 22, 2009

German insurer Allianz SE said Tuesday it will abandon its listing on the New York Stock Exchange, and others, to reduce complexity. The Munich-based company said it has already filed a written notice to the NYSE and that it would inform exchanges...

FSA outlines proposal to ban commissions

June 26, 2009

The United Kingdom’s Financial Services Authority, in an effort to restore “trust and confidence in the retail-investment market,” has outlined a proposal to ban commission payments by investment management firms. The FSA, which is comparable...

Reports: German adviser kidnapped, beaten by unhappy elderly clients

June 24, 2009

Lousy investment performance apparently drove four clients of a financial adviser in Speyer, Germany, to kidnap the adviser and torture him for four days last week, according to published reports. James Amburn, 56, told the London Telegraph...

SIFMA to shed European operation

May 5, 2009

The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association of New York and Washington said today that its London-based European operation will be spun off and merged with the London Investment Banking Association. The new lobbying group, which...

Emerging markets attracting interest

April 19, 2009

A little more than one-third of private-equity investors without exposure to emerging-markets funds plan to invest in such funds within the next two years, according to a new survey conducted by Coller Capital and the Emerging Markets Private...

Iceland at the brink of failure

February 17, 2009

Iceland’s economic meltdown, fueled by its exposure to foreign debt, could bring the country to the brink of failure, according to research from Hennessee Group LLC. “Iceland had one of the highest standards of living in the world just a few...

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