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‘Panic’ Brexit withdrawals freeze US$23bil property funds

LONDON: UK property funds with about £18bil (US$23.4bil) of assets froze withdrawals as investors sought to dump real estate holdings in the aftermath of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.

Number of UK property funds suspended since Brexit vote doubles

LONDON: The number of British property funds suspended after the country's vote to leave the EU more than doubled on Wednesday, leaving over 18 billion pounds frozen in the biggest seizing up of investment funds since the 2008 financial crisis.

Hedge funds eye Japan stocks again

LONDON: Japan-focused hedge funds may be ready to start nibbling at Tokyo shares again after suffering losses earlier this year by betting on a weaker yen.

Foreign funds may return to Malaysian market by Q3

PETALING JAYA: Foreign funds will possibly make their way back to Malaysia by the third quarter of this year to take advantage of the current reasonable valuation and cheap ringgit, says online equity broker Rakuten Trade.

Invasion by hedge funds

NEW TORK: Hedge funds are crowding into US treasuries, and that has bond traders bracing for more turbulence.

Ex-KKR Asia veterans raise US$2.5b for first China-focused funds

HONG KONG: DCP Capital, co-founded by former KKR & Co Greater China head David Liu, said it has raised about $2.5 billion in its debut U.S. dollar and yuan funds, giving the private equity firm adequate firepower to invest in Greater China.

At Facebook, public funds join push to remove Zuckerberg as chairman

NEW YORK: Four major U.S. public funds that hold shares in Facebook Inc on Wednesday proposed removing Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg as chairman following several high-profile scandals and said they hoped to gain backing from larger asset managers.

Lehman's carcass has handed huge profits to distressed funds

NEW YORK: It was a bold move: buy at Lehman Brothers’s darkest hour. But a decade after Lehman’s collapse, a handful of hedge funds that bought up the bank’s debt for pennies on the dollar have made even more money than seemed possible.

Shake-up in government funds

PETALING JAYA: The government is likely to reorganise the various funds that were set up to venture into businesses related to the new economy, following their below par performance. This came about after it was discovered that some of the funds were not able to pay back the amounts due to the government, even after many years of restructuring efforts.

US pension funds sue six of the world's largest banks over stock lending market

NEW YORK: Three U.S. pension funds sued six of the world's largest banks on Thursday, including Goldman Sachs Group Inc and JP Morgan Chase & Co N>, accusing them of conspiring to stifle competition in the more than US$1 trillion stock lending market.