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  • Ares Management prepares to file for IPO -sources Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 5:40 PM ET

    March 27- Ares Management LLC, the credit investment and private equity firm that has been pitched on the idea of an initial public offering for more than a year, is finally close to registering to go public, according to two people familiar with the matter. JPMorgan Chase& Co and Bank of America Corp will be among the underwriters, they added.

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ BOSTON, March 27- As increasing numbers of technology companies defer their initial public offerings, one influential hedge-fund investor has stepped up to the plate in Silicon Valley.

  • Fink vs Icahn: Who's right on corporate cash? Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 1:29 PM ET
    Larry Fink and Carl Icahn.

    BlackRock chief Larry Fink thinks companies should focus more on long-term results while Carl Icahn is more "short-termist." Who's right?

  • JPM, AQR win as hedge funds suck in assets Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 12:12 PM ET
    Mary Callahan Erdoes

    The largest hedge funds now control more cash than ever.

  • Barington Capital asks Darden to find new CEO Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 8:49 AM ET

    March 26- Darden Restaurants Inc shareholder Barington Capital asked the company to find a new chief executive and appoint an independent chairman. The hedge fund and Starboard Value LLP have opposed Darden's plan to spin off its Red Lobster restaurant chain and have asked that the plan be put to a shareholder vote.

  • Icahn, BlackRock's Fink trade words on spending Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 6:30 AM ET
    Larry Fink, Chairman & CEO of BlackRock

    BlackRock's CEO warned top U.S. companies not to emphasize dividends or share buybacks if they come at the expense of future growth.

  • NEW YORK, March 26- Carlyle Group LP is considering buying a traditional money manager to broaden its own investment platform, as the private equity firm tries to attract more retail investors and achieve the higher stock market valuation commanded by such managers, according to sources familiar with the situation.

  • NEW YORK, March 26- For decades, Trafigura's co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Claude Dauphin has been the epitome of the successful commodity trader, a demanding workaholic who traveled to harsh frontiers in search of raw materials to sell at a profit.

  • The lawsuit, pending in Los Angeles federal district court, was filed by NML Capital, a unit of billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Singer's Elliott Management Corp, as part of a long-running series of court battles over Argentina's $100 billion default.

  • The buyout firm is in the final stages of negotiations with Gates' private equity owners, Onex Corp and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, and the two sides are aiming to finalize an agreement by early next week, the people said on Tuesday.

  • John Paulson is back in the mortgage business Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 4:43 PM ET
    John Paulson

    Hedge fund manager John Paulson already made billions off the sub-prime mortgage market. Now he's hoping for more.

  • *Carlyle picks up finance veteran as its profit rises. NEW YORK, March 25- Private equity firm Carlyle Group LP poached one of Jamie Dimon's closest aides, Michael Cavanagh, from JPMorgan Chase& Co on Tuesday, in a surprise hire that reflects both the increasing prominence of so-called shadow banking and the regulatory challenges faced by banks.

  • SAC's Cohen considering settling civil case with SEC Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 2:14 PM ET
    Steven A. Cohen

    Steve Cohen is mulling an out-of-court resolution to a parallel SEC case in which he himself is the defendant, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • March 25- Private equity firm Carlyle Group LP on Tuesday named as co-president and co-chief operating officer JPMorgan Chase& Co's Michael Cavanagh, who had been considered a leading contender to succeed the bank's CEO Jamie Dimon. Cavanagh is currently co-head of JPMorgan's corporate and investment bank.

  • Hedge funds reverse course on dollar, 10 year Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 11:36 AM ET

    A strategy shift by macro funds during a losing year.

  • March 25- Private equity firm Carlyle Group LP on Tuesday named as co-president and co-chief operating officer JPMorgan Chase& Co's Michael Cavanagh, who had been considered a leading contender to succeed the bank's CEO Jamie Dimon. Cavanagh is currently co-head of JPMorgan's corporate and investment bank.

  • March 25- Private equity firm Carlyle Group LP said it appointed Mike Cavanagh, co-head of JPMorgan Chase& Co's corporate and investment bank, as co-president and co-chief operating officer. Cavanagh, 48, was a member of JPMorgan's operating committee and was seen as a possible successor to Chief Executive Jamie Dimon.

  • NEW YORK, March 24- Greenlight Capital Inc, the hedge fund overseen by David Einhorn, said on Monday it has unmasked the identity of an anonymous blogger who disclosed Greenlight's stake in a semiconductor company, and dropped a lawsuit to force website Seeking Alpha to reveal the blogger's name.

  • Banks continue to bet against rising gold prices Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 10:27 AM ET

    Goldman Sachs and Societe Generale aren't backing down on their recommendations against investing in gold.

  • UK hedge funds manage more cash than ever Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 6:20 AM ET

    The total amount of hedge fund money managed in the U.K. has doubled in the last decade, leading the U.K.'s financial services regulator to call on the sector to act with "integrity".