News Highlights: Top Financial Services News of the Day

03/05/18 12:15 AM EST
Why Some Pension Funds Aren't Giving Up Their Guns 

U.S. public pension funds have been largely silent in the face of growing pressure to divest holdings in gun manufacturers, illustrating how complicated the issue has become for overseers of retirement assets as their liabilities rise and funding problems mount.

Crypto Investing Comes With a Big Risk: The Exchanges 

Investors have lost around $1.4 billion since 2014 in hacks of cryptocurrency exchanges, showing the vulnerability investors can face when buying unproven, speculative tokens on startup venues that aren't regulated.

Expedia Picks AIG to Sell Travel Insurance on its Websites 

American International Group said it has been selected to sell travel insurance to customers of Expedia's websites, part of AIG's larger effort to earn more revenue from consumers.

BlackRock Goes Public With Questions to Gun Industry 

BlackRock went public with the questions that it is asking gun makers and sellers in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., an unusual step by the world's largest asset manager.

Why Private Equity Stocks Are Laggards of Finance 

Private equity giants like Blackstone and KKR have been hugely successful at taking a bigger bite of the investing world. But much to their founders' consternation, their publicly listed shares fail to fully reflect this.

Volatility Is Back but Volatility Funds Are Duller 

Volatility is back in the stock market, but the investments that imploded spectacularly in February are gone except for one survivor. That fund is now a much tamer version of its former self.

Is Warren Buffett Too Big to Beat the Market? 

It's gotten harder even for Warren Buffett to outperform the market. Why should it be easy for other investors?

Kuroda Jolts Markets With First Reference to Exit Timing 

The Bank of Japan will likely start considering an exit from its aggressive monetary easing beginning as early as next year, Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda said.

Bank of Korea Chief Appointed to Second Term 

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has reappointed Bank of Korea Governor Lee Ju-yeol to the post, indicating there will likely be no dramatic shift in monetary policy in the near term.

Check Your Withholding Math or Risk a Painful Tax Shock 

The tax overhaul has probably given your paycheck a welcome bump. Now it's important to check your withholding-or risk a bad tax surprise in a year.


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March 05, 2018 00:15 ET (05:15 GMT)

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