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    1. July 22, 2015

      Low bond liquidity presents little risk

      It is not surprising that the subject of bond market liquidity has come under increasing focus among regulators,...

    2. July 14, 2015

      Fund managers to escape ‘systemic’ label

      The world’s biggest fund managers have escaped tough new rules that threatened to hit their profits and freedom, as...

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    1. June 7, 2015

      BlackRock takes another swipe at Pimco

      BlackRock, the world’s largest fund company, has taken a potshot at rival investment house Pimco as part of its plea to...

    2. May 17, 2015

      Pimco ditched equities over Bill Gross outflows

      The huge pressure exerted on Pimco following the departure of its founder Bill Gross has led to the closure of the bond...

    3. May 14, 2015

      Pimco abandons effort to become a big equities player

      Pimco, one of the world’s biggest bond houses, is abandoning its attempt to become a major player in equities, in...

    4. May 5, 2015

      Passive index investing triumphs in bonds

      The news that the passive Vanguard Total Bond Market Index has overtaken the total assets of Pimco’s Total Return Fund,...

    5. May 5, 2015

      Pimco vs Vanguard: numbers tell the story

      The changing of the guard among bond funds, as Vanguard surpasses Pimco as the manager of the world’s largest fund, has...

    6. May 4, 2015

      Pimco fund loses crown to Vanguard

      Turmoil sparked by the sudden exit of Bill Gross last September has cost the Pimco Total Return Fund its title as the...

    7. May 1, 2015

      Ex-Fed chief to help steer Pimco through policy maze

      Until very recently Ben Bernanke, academic and central banker, was not someone talked about for his role in America’s...

    8. April 29, 2015

      Bernanke adds role as Pimco senior adviser to his jobs portfolio

      Ben Bernanke is taking a role as senior adviser to Pimco, adding a second asset management firm to his portfolio of...

    9. April 8, 2015

      IMF seeks stress tests for asset managers

      The International Monetary Fund has called for a regulatory crackdown on asset managers, including the introduction of...

    10. April 3, 2015

      Pimco’s losses are Carlyle’s gain

      Carlyle, the private equity firm, has emerged as one of the big winners from management turmoil at Pimco, as bond...

    11. March 26, 2015

      Bill Gross Pimco departure a possible ‘stress test’ for industry

      The shock departure of Pimco founder Bill Gross from the world’s largest bond fund was a real life “stress test”, which...

    12. February 11, 2015

      Future of Pimco chief economist in doubt

      The future of Paul McCulley as chief economist at Pimco was left in doubt after the bond fund management company...

    13. February 8, 2015

      Bill Gross: I’m not trying to build Pimco part II

      Narrowing down a list of questions for Bill Gross, one of the most talked and written about inhabitants of the...

    14. January 22, 2015

      Gross’s $700m boosts Janus flows to $2bn

      Janus Capital, the mutual fund company that was a darling during the dotcom era, recorded its first inflows in five...

    15. January 17, 2015

      Pimco takes $200bn hit in outflows

      Pimco’s assets under management fell 16 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2014, as the company dealt with the fallout...

    16. January 2, 2015

      Investors pull $19.4bn from Pimco fund

      Flows from Pimco’s flagship Total Return Bond fund accelerated again in the final weeks of the year, leaving the...

    17. December 5, 2014

      Fixed income nursery rhymes with Bill Gross

    18. December 3, 2014

      Vanguard’s November inflows top $21bn

      An annus horribilis for US active fund managers drove a further $21.3bn into Vanguard, the leading provider of low-cost...

    19. November 30, 2014

      Pimco suffers $100bn in redemptions from top funds

      Pimco has accounted for half of the 10 funds with the biggest outflows so far this year – bleeding more than $100bn –...

    20. November 20, 2014

      Bill Gross to manage $500m for George Soros

      If Bill Gross’s departure from Pimco marked the end of the era of the star fund manager, nobody told another star,...

    21. November 11, 2014

      Bill Gross: Manning or Balotelli?

      Do star players do well when they switch teams? Mario Balotelli has been awful since he moved from AC Milan to...

    22. November 9, 2014

      Pimco’s troubles create record inflows for fixed income ETFs

      Fixed income ETFs are on course for a record-breaking year of inflows, with funds boosted by investors switching money...

    23. November 7, 2014

      Allianz: distraction therapy

      The medics call it distraction therapy – coping with pain by focusing the mind elsewhere. Allianz, the German insurer,...

    24. FT Alphaville

      November 6, 2014

      Pimco cuts fees

      A good catch from FundFire, on an offer of reduced fees for 12 months to a client thinking about leaving Pimco. The fee...

    25. October 29, 2014

      Fund manager hangs up his apron and returns to Pimco

      Nothing crystallised the controversy over Bill Gross’s management style at Pimco so much as the suggestion that one...

    26. October 14, 2014

      Wall St sheds light on Bill Gross reign after Pimco departure

      During the multi-decade bull market for bonds, Pimco established itself as an investor powerhouse in fixed income and...

    27. October 12, 2014

      US mortgage rates fall after Bill Gross’s departure from Pimco

      Bill Gross’s abrupt departure from Pimco, the world’s biggest bond manager, may be rippling across the financial system...

    28. October 10, 2014

      US data point to hit from Gross exit

      Asset managers extended their massive liquidation of interest rate futures holdings for the seven days up to Tuesday,...

    29. October 9, 2014

      Gross looks to show his star is undimmed

      When Bill Gross left Pimco two weeks ago, one thing seemed clear: the era of the star manager, running a giant fund,...

    30. FT Alphaville

      October 9, 2014

      Bill jumps the segue

      It begins ominously: Dancing, or better yet as the beginning of my Investment Outlook suggests, being asked to dance,...

    31. October 9, 2014

      Bill Gross exit from Pimco unleashes funds ads war for clients

      The departure of Bill Gross from Pimco has unleashed an advertising war, as rival bond fund managers try to lure retail...

    32. October 9, 2014

      Gross promises investors smoother sailing

      Bill Gross promised “smooth sailing” under a new flag at Janus Capital, as the famed bond investor made his first...

    33. October 8, 2014

      Pimco shows that star investors are not really solo artists

      Star fund managers are very valuable people, but not as valuable as they think they are. In a world of precise...

    34. October 7, 2014

      Pension fund slashes Pimco investment

      One of the largest pension funds in the US has decided to pull most of its $2.9bn investment with Pimco in the wake of...

    35. October 5, 2014

      Banks to report strong fixed income trade

      Wall Street banks are set to report an unusually strong third quarter for fixed income trading according to industry...

    36. October 5, 2014

      Bill Gross makes first trades at Janus Capital

      Bill Gross has already made his first investments for Janus Capital, days before he formally takes control of his new...

    37. October 5, 2014

      Gross triggers sell-off in interest rate derivative positions

      Investors have liquidated hundreds of billions of dollars of positions in interest rate derivatives contracts, an asset...

    38. October 5, 2014

      Can we do without the idea of Bill Gross?

      Can we do without Bill Gross? Not the living, breathing Bill Gross, erstwhile chief investment officer at Pimco,...

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