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Oct 8, 2015

Bill Gross sues Pimco for $200 million over forced ouster

By Jennifer Ablan and Jonathan Stempel

(Reuters) – Famed bond investor Bill Gross has sued his
former employer Pacific Investment Management Co and its parent
Allianz SE for $200 million, claiming he was
wrongfully ousted by a “cabal” of executives who wanted his
share of the bonus pool.

In a complaint filed on Thursday in the California Superior
Court in Orange County, Gross said Pimco managing directors were
“driven by a lust for power, greed, and a desire to improve
their own financial position and reputation” in an ultimately
successful plot to drive him out.

Oct 6, 2015

Bain Capital latest to shutter macro hedge fund

NEW YORK, Oct 6 (Reuters) – The ripple effects from this
summer’s global financial market turmoil have claimed two more
victims this week, most recently Bain Capital’s Absolute Return
Capital hedge fund.

Bain Capital told investors in a letter Tuesday that its
$2.2 billion Absolute Return Capital (ARC), which manages assets
in fixed income, equity, commodity and currency markets, is
“winding down” and returning capital to investors.

Oct 6, 2015

Pimco: If Fed hikes in Dec, will probably be ‘most dovish rate hike ever’

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Even if the Federal Reserve lifts off from zero interest rates in December, “it will probably be the most dovish rate hike ever”, Pimco’s global economic adviser Joachim Fels said in a client note on Tuesday.

“By contrast, the other big players – the ECB, the BOJ and the PBOC – look set to ease policy further,” said Fels, referring to the European Central Bank, the Bank of Japan and the People’s Bank of China.

Oct 2, 2015

DoubleLine’s Gundlach says risk assets globally face ‘another wave down’

NEW YORK (Reuters) – DoubleLine Capital co-founder Jeffrey Gundlach, widely followed for his investment calls, warned after a weak non-farm payrolls report on Friday that the U.S. equity market as well as other risk markets including high-yield “junk” bonds face another round of selling pressure.

“The reason the markets aren’t going lower is people are holding and hoping,” Gundlach said in a telephone interview with Reuters. “The market bottoms out when people are selling and sold out – not when they are holding and hoping. I don’t think you’ve seen real selling in risk assets broadly. Markets need buying to go up and they need volume to go up. They can fall just on gravity.”

Oct 1, 2015

Gundlach’s DoubleLine Capital posts 20th month of inflows in Sept

NEW YORK, Oct 1 (Reuters) – DoubleLine Capital, whose
co-founder Jeffrey Gundlach is widely followed for his
investment calls, on Thursday reported $1.1 billion in net
additional investments in September, the 20th consecutive month
it has attracted new money.

The Los Angeles-based firm said the DoubleLine Total Return
Bond Fund, its largest portfolio by assets, had $790
million of inflows in September, for a year-to-date net inflow
of $8.1 billion, DoubleLine said.

Sep 30, 2015

Returns-starved investors brace for leanest year since 2008

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Global investors limp into the fourth quarter of a volatile 2015 nursing the worst financial market returns since the credit bust and banking collapse of 2008 and with few hopes of making up ground before the end of the year.

Of 21 major financial benchmarks tracked by Reuters, only two are up so far this year as slowing growth – most worryingly in China – an emerging market crisis and prolonged uncertainty on when U.S. interest rates might rise have slammed markets around the world.

Sep 29, 2015

Icahn urges Fed to get off zero, says ‘treacherous path’ undertaken

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Billionaire investor activist Carl Icahn ramped up criticism of the U.S. Federal Reserve, warning about the unintended consequences of ultra low interest rates on the economy and financial markets.

“They don’t understand the treacherous path they are going down,” Icahn said in an interview with Reuters, in which he also declared his support for Donald trump as a candidate to be the next U.S. president.

Sep 29, 2015
via Tales from the Trail

Donald Trump is the only man to save the world, says Carl Icahn


Billionaire investor Carl Icahn is backing Donald Trump’s presidential bid.

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a news conference to reveal his tax policy at Trump Tower in New York, September 28, 2015. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

The Wall Street veteran said the property mogul’s strong sense of self was a positive for high office because he wouldn’t be threatened by having smart people, such as Icahn, giving him advice.

Sep 25, 2015

Ivascyn: Pimco has had a ‘challenging’ year since Gross exit

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Dan Ivascyn, who succeeded Bill Gross as Pimco’s chief investment officer a year ago, said while he is pleased fund performance has improved, it has been “challenging” stabilizing one of the world’s largest asset managers over the last 12 months.

“Pimco has had a more challenging year than most,” Ivascyn said in a telephone interview. The Pimco Total Return Fund, which lost its title in April as the world’s biggest bond mutual fund following two years of withdrawals, dipped below $100 billion in assets under management in August for the first time in more than eight years. Pimco’s profit fell this year, raising the possibility that the firm may have to reduce costs.

Sep 23, 2015

Bill Gross urges Fed to ‘get off zero and get off quick’ on rates

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bond guru Bill Gross, who has long called for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates, urged the U.S. central bank on Wednesday to “get off zero and get off quick” as zero-bound levels are harming the real economy and destroying insurance company balance sheets and pension funds.

In his October Investment Outlook report, Gross wrote that the Fed, which did not raise its benchmark interest rates at last week’s high-profile policy meeting, should acknowledge the destructive nature of zero percent interest rates over the intermediate and longer term.