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  • BOSTON, April 24- A prominent investor shareholder advisory firm recommended that Sotheby's investors should vote for two of the three board candidates suggested by activist investor Daniel Loeb. Loeb's $14.5 billion hedge fund, Third Point, is the biggest investor in Sotheby's, with a 9.6 percent stake.

  • NEW YORK, April 23- Ever since they were badly burned in the 2008-2009 stock and bond debacle, investors have been pouring money into so-called "alternative" mutual funds, often at the behest of financial advisers who say those funds will protect them from the fire next time.

  • Carl Icahn defends Ackman, slams Lipton Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 12:02 PM ET
    Carl Icahn

    Maybe it was the martini that helped Carl Icahn publicly support longtime nemesis Bill Ackman, but he still calls Marty Lipton "dead wrong."

  • Einhorned: Stocks jump on new Greenlight stake Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 11:08 AM ET
    David Einhorn

    Stocks of SunEdison and Conn's jumped Tuesday on news that David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital had opened new positions in them.

  • April 22- David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital Inc closed the firm's money-losing short position in Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc, the $10 billion hedge fund said in a letter to clients on Tuesday, and the firm has started shorting a group of momentum stocks that he did not identify.

  • David Einhorn takes stake in HFT-antidote IEX Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 3:31 PM ET
    David Einhorn

    Greenlight Capital supports IEX and holds a stake in it.

  • After a rough year Bill Ackman is the comeback kid Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 2:50 PM ET
    Bill Ackman

    Virtually every Pershing Square Capital investment appears to have made money this year.

  • Energy stocks hit 52-week highs as boom rolls on Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 1:32 PM ET
    Pump jacks and wells are seen in an oil field on the Monterey Shale formation where gas and oil extraction using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is on the verge of a boom, March 23, 2014 near McKittrick, California.

    The U.S. energy renaissance has coincided with a boom in energy-related stocks, one that investors are starting to notice.

  • Hedge funds still loving Japan despite losses Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 11:19 AM ET
    Eric Mindich, founder and chief executive officer of Eton Park Capital Management Ltd.

    Hedge fund managers like Eton Park and Eclectica are still bullish on Japan despite a painful start to the year.

  • April 22- Credit investment and private equity firm Ares Management LP said its initial public offering is expected to raise up to $419 million. The offering of 18.2 million common units is expected to be priced between $21 and $23 per unit, the company said in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday.

  • PE firm Ares' IPO likely to raise up to $419 mln Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 6:40 AM ET

    April 22- Credit investment and private equity firm Ares Management LP's initial public offering is expected to raise up to $419 million, the company said in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday.

  • April 21- Italy's two largest banks, UniCredit and Intesa Sanpaolo, are teaming up with U.S. private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts to pool some of their bad loans into a vehicle that will provide fresh capital for the struggling companies, the Financial Times reported.

  • April 21- Italy's two largest banks, UniCredit and Intesa Sanpaolo, are teaming up with U.S. private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts to pool some of their bad loans into a vehicle that will provide fresh capital for the struggling companies, the Financial Times reported.

  • Loeb to Sotheby's: My directors are better Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 2:53 PM ET
    Dan Loeb to nominate three for Sotheby's board.

    Dan Loeb continued his battle with Sotheby's on Monday with a new letter promoting Third Point's board nominees over the art house's slate.

  • But when it comes to China, the world's second-largest economy, the probability of a full-blown crisis is apparently so remote that hardly anyone will buy an insurance policy against it, no matter how cheap.

  • NEW YORK, April 18- Rengan Rajaratnam, the younger brother of imprisoned hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam, on Friday lost a bid to dismiss some of the insider trading charges leveled against him last year. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in Manhattan ruled that the indictment adequately alleged the essential elements of the crimes charged.

  • NEW YORK, April 18- Rengan Rajaratnam, the younger brother of imprisoned hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam, on Friday lost a bid to dismiss some of the insider trading charges leveled against him last year. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in Manhattan ruled that the indictment adequately alleged the essential elements of the crimes charged.

  • Big hedge fund feasts on Lehman, Greek bonds Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 3:54 PM ET
    September 15, 2008, the day the 150-year-old Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy.

    Davidson Kempner continues to make money by focusing on beat up loans—despite the general perception that bonds have little to offer investors.

  • NEW YORK, April 17- Blackstone Group LP, the world's largest alternative asset manager, reported a 30 percent rise in first-quarter earnings, driven by strong gains in its private equity arm that more than offset small declines in its real estate unit.

  • Hedge funds avoid 'widespread liquidation': Pro Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 2:18 PM ET

    There are surprisingly few signs that equity hedge funds have made big changes to their portfolios following losses.