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Mar 7, 2018

Reuters Money March 7, 2017.


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More funds spurn nuclear arms, financing still strong: report

GENEVA (Reuters) - The number of pension funds and asset managers that refuse to invest in nuclear armament makers appears to be growing, although financing is still abundant, an annual survey by anti-nuclear campaigners said on Wednesday.

Embattled Abraaj frees private equity investors from capital commitments

NEW YORK/DUBAI (Reuters) - Embattled private equity firm Abraaj has begun freeing large investors from millions of dollars in capital commitments after deciding to suspend its new fund, the Dubai-based asset manager said.

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U.S. options-based funds grow in number despite volatility lull: study

(Reuters) - The number of U.S. options-based funds grew steadily over the last three years and the assets under management at these funds hit a record high in 2017, even as equity market volatility plummeted, according to a study released on Tuesday.

Creative ways to spend your required IRA distributions

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Hedge fund Citadel cuts Aptigon unit headcount by 34 percent: sources

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Citadel, one of the world's largest hedge fund managers, has cut staff by more than 30 percent in one of its stock-picking units in what several people with direct knowledge of the layoffs described as a surprise move.

SEC can recoup ill-gotten gains from New Mexico businessman: U.S. appeals court

(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Monday ordered a New Mexico businessman to disgorge $5 million to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, nine months after the U.S. Supreme Court curbed the regulator's power to claw back ill-gotten gains.

U.S. Treasury to close 'carried interest' loophole in new tax law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury said on Thursday it will close an unintended loophole created by the Republican tax overhaul that let some Wall Street financial managers dodge new limits on "carried interest" by operating as businesses known as S-corporations.

Your Money: You can do better financially by doing good

NEW YORK (Reuters) - It stands to reason that getting involved in your community helps others. But what if it helped your own bottom line, as well?

U.S.-based junk bond funds post seventh straight week of outflows

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S.-based junk bond funds posted $703 million of outflows for the week ended Wednesday, their seventh straight week of cash withdrawals, Lipper data showed on Thursday.

Sovereign investors to cut U.S. exposure, eye trade wars: survey

LONDON (Reuters) - The number of sovereign investors planning to underweight U.S. assets in the next 12 months has jumped to 43 percent, a survey showed, with almost a third citing trade wars and increased protectionism as the biggest tail risk.

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