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BlackRock: big in Japanese pensions

US investment giant benefited from decision to focus on equities

European investors shun hedge funds

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Hints of a hot and frothy biotech bubble

Asset managers are wary of a sudden correction after rapid rises

Dark side of ETFs undermine stock pickers

Huge growth in assets controlled by ETFs increases trading costs

Christopher Evain, chief executive, Intermediate Capital Group

ICG dismisses shadow-bank label

CEO defends private equity’s credit risk record against banks’

Fiduciary war over US pensions advice

Government plan to regulate advisers faces fierce opposition

Nonsense around Puerto Rico intensifies

John Dizard tries to figure out which of the island’s bonds will be toast in a default

An outburst of outrage about PE fees

Private equity should stop the victim blaming of pension funds, says Sophia Grene

Contrarian plunge into EM is problematic

John Plender warns against treating emerging markets as if they were a homogeneous asset class

European QE ‘no good’ for infrastructure

European Central Bank’s bond buying is crowding out pension funds in this debt market

Lombard Odier to launch catastrophe bond

Rock-bottom yields on conventional bonds fuel interest

Common sense to make Europe flourish

Dominic Johnson says the EU needs a financial free-trade zone

Movers & shakers: August 10

Intermediate Capital Group hires Adam Goodman as managing director for US private debt team

The week: August 10

India’s state pension fund will invest just Rs50bn in equities

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