I already know about the fact that sometimes you don't have any pursuers or contracts, so I'll only reiterate that by saying I'm in the same boat as you guys. Usually I'll just let my character get killed so that they will re-spawn me with a contract.
Unfortunately I found a different glitch completely foreign to me. Right after killing my latest victim the windows showing me what place I'm in, how many pursuers are after me, and my current target all vanished. The compass still pointed to my contract, but I didn't have a clue what they looked like. In hopes that it would fix itself I let myself be noticed, died, and re-spawned with the same problem. After playing like that the last three minutes of the game I re-matched hoping that the next game wouldn't have an issue. After spawning it still had the same problem.
The only way I could play effectively is with templar vision (but that's very inconvenient). I play on a xbox 360.
Anyone showing similar problems?