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Public Pension Capital (PPC) and FiveW Capital today announced they, together with Viteos management, have acquired Viteos Fund Services, a leading provider of middle- and back‐office technology and services for the investment management industry.
U.S. funds recommended trimming equity allocations in January as they wait for President Donald Trump to announce the infrastructure spending and tax cuts he promised during his election campaign. Following Trump's shock victory in the race for the White House in November, U.S. stock markets have hit record highs on expectations he would cut taxes and regulation.
The Federal Reserve should wait for more evidence that U.S. inflation is progressing back toward 2% before raising interest rates again, Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker said on Tuesday.
U.S. fund managers have cut recommendations for equity and bond holdings and increased allocations in alternative investments to near a four-year high as they look for better returns, a Reuters poll found on Thursday.

Investors pulled $1.57 million in February from the Janus Global Unconstrained Bond Fund run by closely followed investor Bill Gross, down from cash withdrawals of $14 million in January, Morningst

Only three more trading days until the USDA releases its latest report.
The bull market in equities has been going on for so long that pension fund managers are letting their guard down.
Many pension plans assume they will earn 7% to 8% annual returns, which is far too high. How does gold come into play?
Money managers increased net-long positions for benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude by 11% in the week ended Feb. 11
Hedge funds raised bullish gold wagers by the most since July and sold copper holdings as emerging-market turmoil boosted concern the global economy will slow and increased demand for precious metals as a haven.