Low interest rates have spurred a desperate search for yield. This has encouraged investors to buy investment grade, high-yield and emerging market bonds to supplement treasuries and gilts

A growing number of professional investors are warning that bonds are overvalued as fears grow that a fixed income bubble will collapse in a disord(...)

Allianz had struggled for years to bring underwriting losses under control at Fireman’s Fund.

German insurer Allianz said it had agreed to sell its Fireman’s Fund personal insurance business to insurer ACE for $365 million, freeing Allianz to f(...)

94 St Stephen’s Green: surprising that the OPW did not attempt to buy it when values were on the floor and Bank of Scotland (Ireland) could not wait to offload it

The London-based Sw3 Capital has acquired the headquarters of the Department of Justice and Equality, one of the most notable period buildings on Dub(...)

94 St Stephen’s Green: surprising that the OPW did not attempt to buy it when values were on the floor and Bank of Scotland (Ireland) could not wait to offload it

The London-based Sw3 Capital has acquired the headquarters of the Department of Justice and Equality, one of the most notable period buildings on Dub(...)

The Jacob’s Inn hostel, which is on Talbot Place near the Busáras bus station

Investment group Brehon Capital has added to its investment portfolio in Ireland by acquiring the 420-bed Jacobs Inn hostel in central Dublin for abo(...)

The ECB did not say how much the contracts were worth.

The European Central Bank hired four major asset managers to carry out from November its purchases of securitised private debt, one of the stimulus me(...)

Total revenue rose 12 per cent to $8.91 billion

Morgan Stanley reported an 87 per cent rise in third-quarter earnings on Friday as the Wall Street bank’s trading, investment banking and wealth manag(...)

Will the latest market pullback be another minor “buy the dip” affair? Or is a correction, or even a bear market, on the cards? S&P 500 pullbacks (...)

Bill Gross, former co-founder and co-chief investment officer of Pimco, who abruptly left the company. Photograph: Reuters

Upheaval at the top of Pimco rattled US bond and derivatives markets yesterday as pension funds and other big investors braced for large outflows from(...)

Bill Gross, former co-founder and co-chief investment officer of Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO), speaks in Chicago earlier this year. Gross’ abrupt departure from Pimco, the giant bond firm that he co-founded more than four decades ago, was preceded by months of clashes between the star investor and the firm’s executive committee that got progressively worse, according to sources familiar with the situation. Photograph: Jim Young/REUTERS

Pacific Investment Management Co (PIMCO), seeking to calm investors after the surprise departure of co-founder and former chief investment officer Bil(...)