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Robert Grady, overseer of NJ's $80B pension fund, resigns

David Sirota at International Business Times and Chief Investment Officer magazine are reporting that Robert Grady resigned today at a meeting of the New Jersey State Investment Council. CIO Magazine reports "several sources" citing a serious illness in his family as the reason. Show More Summary

10 Tuesday PM Reads

My afternoon train reads: • Flash Boys Raise Volatility in Wild New Treasury Market (Bloomberg) • Is the Pursuit of Alpha Sabotaging Investment Success? (Chief Investment Officer) • Bubble Behavior? (Alhambra Investment Partners) • Richest...Show More Summary

Masters in Business: Jack Rivkin

In this week’s “Masters in Business” podcast, I speak with Jack Rivkin, former head of research at Lehman Brothers, former chief investment officer at Neuberger Berman and now CIO at Altegris. Rivkin tells the story of joining Lehman Brothers when its equity research department was ranked dead-last in the institutional investor rankings. Within three years, he took...Read More

Citibank's Deborah Hopkins talks to Bloomberg about Apple Pay partnership

Citibank's chief innovation officer Deborah Hopkins recently sat down with Bloomberg TV's Emily Chang to discuss Citi's investment in mobile payment options like Square and Apple Pay. The Apple Pay portion of the interview begins at 1:54 seconds in...

AT&T to halt investment in fiber optic lines because of net neutrality

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

AT&T Inc will stop investing in new high-speed Internet connections in 100 U.S. cities until regulators decide whether to enact tough “net neutrality” rules proposed by President Obama, Chief Executive Officer Randall Stephenson said on Wednesday. The investment pause is the most...

PIMCO Employees Are Getting 'Special Performance' Bonuses Now That Bill Gross Is Gone

PIMCO just created a 225 million euro ($279 mn) bonus to compensate top talent and reassure employees after co-founder and chief investment officer Bill Gross unexpectedly quit in September. The "Special Performance Award," outlinedShow More Summary

10 Friday AM Reads

Where ever did this week go? It went by fast — unless you own a lot of gold — than it was a painfully slow week! Oh, and morning train reads: • Endowments Turn Skeptical Eye on Private Equity (Chief Investment Officer) • The Advantage of Owning Gold Over U.S. Stocks Since 2008 Has Vanished...Read More

Deutsche Bank To Replace CFO Krause With Goldman's Schenck: Report

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank will name Marcus Schenck, former finance chief at energy firm E.ON and now investment banker at Goldman Sachs, as chief financial officer, replacing Stefan Krause, according to a report in the online edition of Manager Magazin. Show More Summary

Rethinking Core Fixed Income In A Rising-Rate Environment

By Franklin Templeton Investments: Michael Hasenstab, Ph.D. Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer, Global Bonds Portfolio Manager, Templeton Global Total Return Fund Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group® Interest ratesShow More Summary

Bill Gross’s Farewell Letter to PIMCO

Bill Gross, founder of Pimco, and its chief investment officer for the past 40 or so years, resigned last week. Rumor has it that he was but two steps ahead of a mutinous gang, swords out, planning to make him walk the plank. Gross was too quick and before the mutineers could force him, he...Read More

More volatility expected as Fed rate rise looms – Cumberland Advisors’ David Kotok

“We are in a new period of volatility and it's been developing for the last two or three months,” David Kotok, chairman and chief investment officer of investment advisory firm Cumberland Advisors told the Global Markets Forum on Wednesday. Show More Summary

Samsung Heavy Venturing Overseas

SHI is ready to invest around $950 million in the overseas shipbuilding facility by 2017, according to SHI’s Chief Financial Officer Chun Tae Heung. Tankers, bulk

Pimco CEO Says Firm To Expand Equities Business: CNBC

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Pimco intends to expand its equities business and there will be no difference in the firm's portfolio management following the departure of former Chief Investment Officer Bill Gross, two top Pimco executives said on Tuesday. Show More Summary

PIMCO Is Already Bleeding Billions

It's already begun. Investors are yanking cash out of PIMCO after the shock departure of Chief Investment Officer Bill Gross, who left on Friday to go to Janus. Gregory Zuckerman at WSJ reports: Pacific Investment Management Co. suffered...Show More Summary

We Almost Had A Universe In Which Bill Gross Uttered The Words “Yes, Mr. Gundlach, Anything Else Mr. Gundlach?” Monday-Friday

In a move that stunned Wall Street, bond guru Bill Gross is joining Janus Capital Group, effective Sept. 29, the company announced Friday. Gross is leaving as chief investment officer of Pimco, the company he founded, after a remarkable 43-year tenure. Show More Summary

Ivascyn To Be New Pimco Chief Investment Officer: Source

(Reuters) - Pimco's Deputy Chief Investment Officer Daniel Ivascyn is expected to succeed Bill Gross as the new chief investment officer of the giant bond fund, after Gross' departure, a source familiar with the situation said. An announcement is expected later on Friday. (Reporting By Paritosh Bansal; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama) Join the conversation about this story »

Meet "Dan" Ivascyn: PIMCO's Gross Likely Successor

Having held positions at PIMCO since 1998, Deputy Chief Investment Officer Daniel "Dan" Ivascyn is said to be the likley successor to Bill Gross, according to Bloomberg. Ivascyn's Career: His current managed funds... and his $13mm holdings...

REPORT: Bill Gross Was Going To Be Fired Tomorrow For 'Increasingly Erratic Behavior'

CNBC's David Faber is reporting that PIMCO was going to fire Chief Investment Officer Bill Gross tomorrow due to "increasing erratic behavior." According to Faber's sources, Gross made his move first. Gross announced this morning that he's leaving the firm he founded effective immediately. Show More Summary

Whiteout in Finance

Of the many profession that seems to be disproportionately white, I cannot help but note that Finance is amongst the whitest:     More after the jump Source: Chief Investment Officer

Funds Roundup: New(ish) CalPERS CIO; India ETFs Overbought?

Your evening reading: India has rewarded investors handsomely this year, but the subcontinent’s ETFs may be overbought. Olly Ludwig, CalPERS appointed interim Chief Investment Officer Ted Eliopoulos to the position full time. Show More Summary

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