Net groups stir China’s finance sector

Alibaba and Tencent lead charge into mobile payments

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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 31: A woman looks at damage in the Rockaway neighborhood where the historic boardwalk was washed away during Hurricane Sandy on October 31, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. With the death toll currently at 55 and millions of homes and businesses without power, the US east coast is attempting to recover from the affects of floods, fires and power outages brought on by Hurricane Sandy. JFK airport in New York and Newark airport in New Jersey expect to resume flights on Wednesday morning and the New York Stock Exchange commenced trading after being closed for two days. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) ©Getty Images
John Dizard wonders if the lack of storm losses has turned reinsurers into ‘climate refugees’
A logo sits on a glass window above the main atrium of the London Stock Exchange Group Plc's (LSE) headquarters in London, U.K., on Monday, March 11, 2013. European stocks fell from a 4 1/2-year high as Fitch Ratings downgraded Italy and China's retail sales and industrial output missed forecasts. Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg ©Bloomberg
Doubt cast on the argument that ‘closet trackers’ drag truly active managers down

Capital outflows behind renminbi fall

Financial flows, not trade, now drive China’s exchange rate

Factor investing is flavour of the month

But four-decade run of outperformance may not last

Long-term investors eye project finance pot

Infrastructure funding gap presents opportunities for institutional investors

Medtronic: the tax deal that got away

Medical tech group says $49.9bn takeover is not just about tax

Small can be beautiful but quality is key

Avoid the urge to punt the riskiest small-cap stocks

BT leads fight for responsible investing

Sixteen large UK schemes publish ESG guide for fund houses

Illustration for 'Automated algorithms offer greater choice, but risks remain'

Human investment managers risk obsolescence

Computerised hedge funds will ‘dominate’, says Braga

Anne Stausboll, Chief Executive Officer, CalPERS...Anne Stausboll, Chief Executive Officer, CalPERS, talks about her roll in leading the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS), which manages the health and retirement benefits for 1.6 million California public employees and retirees, at her office in Sacramento, California, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015. Thor Swift for the Financial Times
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Anne Stausboll, Calpers: the $300bn woman

The mighty US pension fund boss squeezing fund managers’ fees

M&G’s Recovery fund turns ‘hefty’

More than a third of its portfolio in ‘hefty’ positions

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