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AIG Gains From Hedge Fund Rebound After $2 Billion of Losses

Bloomberg – American International Group Inc., the insurer bailed out by the U.S., benefited from hedge funds for the first time in a year as the company returned to profitability in the second quarter. AIG earned $121 million from hedge […]

Meiji Yasuda, With $244 Billion, to Cut Hedge Funds Holdings

Bloomberg – Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Co., with 23 trillion yen ($244 billion) in assets, said it will cut its investments in hedge funds this year as it switches to investments with steadier returns. Japan’s third-largest life insurer will reduce […]

Meiji Yasuda to cut unhedged foreign bonds

Interactive Investor – Japan’s Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Co said on Monday it planned to cut its unhedged foreign bond holdings while increasing its hedged foreign bond holdings this business year to offset currency risks. The nation’s third-largest life insurer […]

MetLife Net Falls 12% on Losses From Hedge Funds, Real Estate

Bloomberg – MetLife Inc., the largest U.S. life insurer, said fourth-quarter profit declined 12 percent on losses from hedge funds and real estate ventures. Shares gained in extended trading as the company beat analysts’ estimates. Net income slipped to $985 […]

Russell to boost Asia property fund exposure

Reuters Singapore – U.S.-based Russell Investments, which manages over $211 billion (110 billion pounds) in assets, wants to boost its exposure to Asian real estate as it sees growing markets in China and India withstanding a global downturn. The company, […]

Dai-ichi Mutual Aims to Lift Hedge Fund Investments

Bloomberg – Dai-ichi Mutual Life Insurance Co., with more than 30 trillion yen ($274 billion) in assets, will invest more money with hedge funds to safeguard returns as financial markets falter. Tokyo-based Dai-ichi Mutual, Japan’s second-largest life insurer, currently invests […]

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