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  • *Tyson Foods falls after profit forecast cut. Aug 3- Wall Street ended lower on Monday as tumbling oil prices dragged energy shares to a three-year low and factory data from China raised concerns about the world's second-biggest economy. Oil prices fell on fresh evidence of growing oversupply and data highlighting slowing demand in China.

  • *Tyson Foods falls after profit forecast cut. Aug 3- U.S. stocks fell on Monday as oil prices touched a six-month low and factory data from China raised concerns about the world's second-biggest economy. Oil prices fell on fresh evidence of growing oversupply and data highlighting slowing demand in China.

  • UK starts RBS sell-off with sale of 2 bln stg stake Monday, 3 Aug 2015 | 11:56 AM ET

    LONDON, Aug 3- Britain said it has started the sale of its stake in Royal Bank of Scotland seven years after it bailed out the bank, taking a loss on the sale of 2 billion pounds of shares to institutional investors. UK Financial Investments, the body that holds the government's RBS shares, said on Monday it would sell about 600 million shares, representing 5.2 percent...

  • BOSTON, July 31- Hedge fund mogul David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital slumped 6.1 percent in July and is now down 9 percent for the year after gold, one of the fund's top holdings, tumbled to five-year lows last week. A 23 percent drop in Micron Technology Inc, another one of Greenlight's top long positions, also hurt as did a 4 percent drop in Apple Inc's stock price,...

  • "We are going to be swimming in even more oil with the way OPEC is pumping," he added. OPEC, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, groups Saudi Arabia and some of the biggest oil producers within and outside the Middle East. U.S. government data early this month showed OPEC production at a surplus of 1.77 million bpd, and forecast it to grow to 2.1...

  • Paulson, in his first public comments since the recent price crash, said his firm, Paulson& Co. Inc., has retained a 10 million share stake, now worth about $1 billion, in SPDR Gold Trust, which tracks the price of gold. While Paulson's hedge fund was the single largest investor in the SPDR Gold Trust at the end of the first quarter, the position, now worth about $1.05...

  • What's more, these investments aren't winners; this bias towards in-state politically connected firms costs the typical state pension fund about $225 million in annual decline in fund performance, according to estimates in the study, which is slated to be published in an upcoming Journal of Financial Economics. "We find that state pension funds overweight...

  • July 31- The founders of Vermillion Asset Management have left the firm after an exodus of investor cash left just $50 million in assets at its flagship fund, a person familiar with the matter said, in the latest upheaval at a big commodities fund amid a price rout. Andrew Gilbert and Chris Nygaard, who set up commodities hedge fund manager Vermillion 10 years ago,...

  • NEW YORK, July 31- A New York judge has narrowed the scope of a $100 million defamation lawsuit filed by billionaire hedge fund manager Louis Bacon against Canadian fashion designer Peter Nygård, part of a bitter dispute over neighboring properties they own in the Bahamas. In a decision made public on Friday, Justice Cynthia Kern in State Supreme Court in...

  • LONDON, July 31- New Bank of England policymaker Gertjan Vlieghe said on Friday that he would sever all links with his previous employer, one of the world's biggest hedge funds, to avoid "any mistaken impression" of a conflict of interest. Vlieghe had wanted to stay part of a long-term incentive plan at Brevan Howard, where he was a partner, after he joins the BoE's...

  • LONDON, July 31- New Bank of England policymaker Gertjan Vlieghe said on Friday that he would sever all financial links with his previous employer, hedge fund Brevan Howard, to avoid any accusations of a conflict of interest. Britain's finance ministry said this did not pose a conflict of interest. "As of August 31st I will have severed all financial and other ties...

  • Virtus beats 2Q profit forecasts Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 7:45 AM ET

    HARTFORD, Conn. _ Virtus Investment Partners Inc. on Friday reported second-quarter profit of $9.8 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.11 per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • WisdomTree beats Street 2Q forecasts Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 7:12 AM ET

    NEW YORK _ WisdomTree Investments Inc. on Friday reported second-quarter earnings of $24.2 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 17 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $81.2 million.

  • LONDON, July 31- A surge of takeover activity involving healthcare, financial and retail companies lifted the value of deals in July over $430 billion, making it the seventh-busiest mergers and acquisition month on record, Thomson Reuters data showed. JPMorgan- in second place- advised on 30 deals with a value of $116.1 billion, and third-ranked Morgan Stanley...

  • European shares edge higher, positive earnings help Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 4:10 AM ET

    *UCB, BNP Paribas, Natixis up after results. *Engie falls on HSBC downgrade to "hold". Natixis rose 3.3 percent after reporting a 5 percent rise in net income for the second quarter, driven by a strong increase in asset management, insurance sales and private banking, as well as continued efforts to reduce its balance sheet and risky assets.

  • Hedge fund Elliott eyes fresh market turbulence Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 8:15 PM ET

    BOSTON/ NEW YORK, July 30- Paul Singer's $27 billion hedge fund Elliott Associates is worried about Europe's prospects and is bracing for fresh market turbulence. In a letter to investors dated July 23 and seen by Reuters on Thursday, the New York- based firm told clients that it has returned 2.8 percent in its Elliott Associates, L.P. and 2.2 percent in its Elliott...

  • Protestors target hedge fund holding Puerto Rico debt Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 4:54 PM ET

    NEW YORK, July 30- Protestors carrying a vulture puppet and chanting in Spanish marched outside the Park Avenue offices of a major holder of Puerto Rico's debt on Thursday to protest proposed austerity measures. The approximately 45 protestors from Hispanic community organizations slammed BlueMountain Capital Management, which holds Puerto Rico...

  • LONDON, July 30- Global work by regulators on whether big asset managers should face tougher rules because of their size has been put on hold to focus on their ability to cope in volatile markets, a task force set up for the Group of 20 leading economies said on Thursday. The Financial Stability Board had proposed a method for identifying large asset managers that...

  • LONDON, July 30- New Bank of England rate-setter Gertjan Vlieghe should reassure parliament that his ongoing financial link to one of the world's biggest hedge funds does not pose a conflict of interest, a senior legislator said on Thursday. Vlieghe will give up his partnership at Brevan Howard Asset Management, whose traders bet on interest rate moves, before...

  • HEDGE FUND MANAGER JOHN PAULSON DONATES $8.5 MILLION TO NEW YORK CITY CHARTER SCHOOL NETWORK.