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  • Hedge fund manager Cooperman says market gains will slow Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 12:19 PM ET

    NEW YORK, July 16- Hedge fund manager Leon Cooperman, who has forecast that the Standard& Poor's 500 stock index will hit 2000 this year, cautioned on Wednesday that gains will be slower as the market is more fairly valued now.

  • Druckenmiller: Fed policy 'fraught with...risk' Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 11:50 AM ET
    Stanley Druckenmiller, Founder, Duquesne Capital & Chief Executive Officer, Duquesne Family Office

    Stan Druckenmiller believes the Federal Reserve is putting the economy at risk by continue its aggressive market intervention.

  • Cooperman: Market 'in a zone of OK' Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 10:10 AM ET
    Leon Cooperman, Chairman and CEO of Omega Advisors

    Leon Cooperman, the founder of $10.7 billion hedge fund firm Omega Advisors, doesn't believe stocks are overvalued.

  • JPM's Erdoes: Bond inflows 'gives me great pause' Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 10:04 AM ET
    Mary Callahan Erdoes

    Mary Callahan Erdoes of JPMorgan Asset Management, is concerned about retail investors continuing to invest in bonds despite the growing risks.

  • BOSTON, July 16- The head of Harvard University's endowment said on Wednesday she does not regret the Ivy League school's relatively low 11 percent allocation to publicly traded U.S. stocks during the stock market's long bull run. Harvard has long pioneered investments in alternative assets, including private equity and other less liquid instruments.

  • *Sanofi mulls fate of 200 older drugs including Plavix. *Sanofi also held talks with TPG and Warburg Pincus. PARIS, July 16- Sanofi has held talks with Abbott Laboratories, Mylan and private equity firms over the possible sale of a 6.3 billion euro portfolio of mature drugs, according to an internal document seen by Reuters.

  • PARIS, July 16- Sanofi has held talks with Abbott Laboratories, Mylan and private equity firms over the possible sale of a 6.3 billion euro portfolio of mature drugs, according to an internal document seen by Reuters.

  • HONG KONG/ BEIJING, July 16- When a fast-growing private equity firm co-founded by Jack Ma sought funding from institutional investors for the first time in early 2013, almost all had one major concern, its chairman said: was the firm independent from Ma, the influential executive chairman of Alibaba Group Holding, China's e-commerce giant.

  • NEW YORK, July 16- KKR& Co LP's co-founders Henry Kravis and George Roberts have indicated they intend to stay at the buyout firm for at least five more years, but two men- Scott Nuttall and Joseph Bae- are emerging as front-runners to eventually succeed them.

  • Viking preps $2 billion illiquid investments fund Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 4:47 PM ET
    Andreas Halvorsen, chief executive officer of Viking Global Investors LP.

    Viking Global Investors, the $28.8 billion firm led by Andreas Halvorsen, is preparing the launch of a new fund to focus on illiquid investments.

  • *Brent crude down 2 pct to April low as Libya supply rises. "This fits in well with our theory that commodity markets peaked out in 2011, and they are all unraveling- crude is following what has happened in gold, copper and more recently the grains," said Anuraag Shah, portfolio manager at Tusker Capital, a hedge fund in Marina Del Rey, California.

  • Paulson nets huge windfall from Kodiak deal Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 1:25 PM ET
    John Paulson

    John Paulson correctly anticipated merger activity in the energy sector, making him one of the big winners of Whiting's purchase of Kodiak.

  • July 15- Hewlett-Packard Co said interim Chairman Ralph Whitworth resigned from its board of directors, effective Wednesday, to focus on his health. Relational Investors said co-founder Whitworth was taking a leave of absence from the hedge fund and it wished "his family all the best at this difficult time."

  • July 15- Hewlett-Packard Co said its interim Chairman Ralph Whitworth resigned from the board of directors, effective July 16, to focus on his health. Whitworth, who runs activist hedge fund Relational Investors LLC, joined HP's board in 2011. He was appointed HP's interim chairman last year.

  • July 14- Carbon black producer Orion Engineered Carbons S.A., backed by private equity firms Triton Capital and Rhone Group, filed for a U.S. Triton Capital and Rhone Group each own 41.83 percent of the company through Kinove Holdings, the filing said.

  • Carbon black producer Orion files for U.S. IPO Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 5:57 PM ET

    July 14- Carbon black producer Orion Engineered Carbons S.A. filed for a U.S. Private equity investors Triton Capital and Rhone Group each own 41.83 percent of the company through Kinove Holdings, the filing said.

  • KKR buys into money-minting energy hedge fund Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 11:46 AM ET
    Henry Kravis, co-founder of KKR

    Private equity firm KKR continues to expand its offerings, this time buying a stake in hedge fund firm BlackGold.

  • Chinese firm buys UK's Pizza Express chain Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 | 10:53 AM ET

    LONDON— Pizza Express, one of Britain's best-known chain restaurants, has been sold to a Chinese private equity firm for about 900 million pounds. Gondola Group, which also owns other British restaurant chains, said it agreed to the sale with Hony Capital on Saturday in the latest example of Chinese investment in European companies.

  • July 11- Big Pharma companies are trying to offload low-growth, mature drug portfolios to firms such as Blackstone Group LP and TPG Capital LP which need to figure out how to carve them out, in one of private equity's greatest dealmaking challenges.

  • Stocks have room to run, hedge funds bet Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 12:50 PM ET

    Stocks reaching record highs haven't caused hedge funds to decrease their market exposure. In fact, many are adding to their bullish bets.