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New risk management tools for a post-financial crisis era
Institutional investors are reaching out for new risk management tools to address shortcomings in estimating risks that left them more exposed to losses in the financial market crisis than they expected.
Will giant TXU LBO become a distressed debt deal?
Energy Future Holdings Corp., the company formerly known as TXU Corp., is morphing from the largest LBO ever to what could be an enormous distressed debt buying opportunity.
Stars are aligning for resurgence of buyout boom
Cheap debt and easy loan terms like those available now typically set the stage for the return of the megaleveraged buyouts, but market participants are divided over what kinds of opportunities are likely to arise.
Retirement calculators evolve into sophisticated tools
Interactive financial calculators, long a staple of defined contribution plans, have evolved from a collection of numbers that yield a lump-sum accumulation to a detailed analysis of retirement spending that counts more than a participant's DC plan balance.
Accounting changes are pushing Japanese companies to DC plans
New accounting rules effective this year are prompting a growing number of companies in Japan to add defined contribution plans to their retirement programs or to expand existing ones.
Buzz on advertising rising as regs near
An 80-year-old tradition of silence among issuers of private offerings is coming to an end, as SEC officials finish rules lifting a ban against solicitation and general advertising during periods of fundraising.
EMEA is a driving force in BlackRock's growth
BlackRock Inc. is revving its overseas growth engine, powered to a large extent by the company's institutional business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Money managers looking good to PE firms
Private equity firms' interest in money manager investments is rising in tandem with the managers' increases in assets under management and revenue.
ING U.S. IPO priced at $19.50, below preliminary estimates
ING U.S. said Wednesday evening that its initial public offering of stock would begin trading Thursday at $19.50 a share, below the proposed $21 to $24 per share it had forecast last month.
Neuberger Berman creates first emerging markets debt team
Neuberger Berman announced the formation of its first dedicated emerging markets debt team, consisting of 22 investment professionals from ING Investment Management.
ING seeing endgame in its plan to unload all Asian subsidiaries
ING Group NV's a la carte divestment of its investment management operations in Asia could be entering the final phase of a process marked by the seller's lack of leverage with potential buyers.
ING U.S. to become Voya Financial after IPO
ING U.S. will be changing its name to Voya Financial, as the U.S. financial and retirement services firm prepares to be spun off as an independent company by its Dutch parent ING Group NV, confirmed Emily Dawe, a spokeswoman for ING U.S.
Montana picks small-cap, real estate managers
Montana Board of Investments, Helena, hired ING Investment Management and Metropolitan West Capital Management to run $20 million to $25 million each in active domestic small-cap equities.
A global perspective on tectonic shifts in energy and the current bull market
The equity market has been surprising forecasters since it hit bottom in March 2009, as market seers have repeatedly shortchanged this relentless bull market by underestimating the resilience of business and consumer fundamentals and overestimating the global risks.
TASC 401(k) changes target-date fund provider
TASC Inc. Savings Plan is switching its target-date fund lineup for its 401(k) plan to ING Solution Portfolios, managed by ING U.S Retirement Solutions, from BlackRock LifePath funds.