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  • Dalio's Bridgewater: We're not in a bubble Friday, 15 May 2015 | 8:50 AM ET
    Ray Dalio, Bridgewater Associates

    The largest hedge fund manager in the world is convinced the market is not a bubble about to burst.

  • May 14- Hedge fund Magnetar Capital said Blackstone Group LP has bought a minority interest in it for an undisclosed sum. Magnetar, co-founded in 2005 by Alec Litowitz and Ross Laser, focuses on investing in corporate events, fixed income and energy. New-York based Blackstone has invested roughly $55 billion in hedge funds and has raised more than $2 billion for...

  • "I don't think the market is ready to see $80 to $90 oil in the short term," the manager of the $450 million London- based Andurand Capital told Reuters ahead of his speech at an industry conference in New York on the direction of oil. The decline, which started in June, was largely due to lower-than-expected demand growth, fewer supply disruptions with the recovery of...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 13- The auction for bankrupt electronic retailer RadioShack's brand and customer data has closed with the Standard General hedge fund posting a winning bid of $26.2 million after objections piled up to their sale. Standard General affiliate General Wireless, which had already bought more than 1,700 RadioShack stores, on Tuesday won the...

  • Nelson Peltz, who runs the $11 billion Trian Management hedge fund, was dealt a rare setback when investors, including pension fund Calpers, sided with DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman to rebuff his attempt to win four board seats and press the company into breaking itself up. For example, Peltz's partner Ed Garden joined the Bank of New York Mellon board last year, and...

  • NEW YORK, May 13- Oil prices fell after initially rallying on Wednesday as worries about huge supplies weighed on the market despite a second straight week of draws in U.S. crude. "It looks like a buy the rumor, sell the news event," said John Kilduff, partner at New York energy hedge fund Again Capital. U.S. crude futures settled down 25 cents at $60.50 a barrel, after...

  • NEW YORK, May 13- Oil prices fell after initially rallying on Wednesday as worries about huge supplies weighed on the market despite a second straight week of draws in U.S. crude. "It looks like a buy the rumor, sell the news event," said John Kilduff, partner at New York energy hedge fund Again Capital. U.S. crude futures settled down 25 cents at $60.50 a barrel, after...

  • Greenspan: Get ready for another taper tantrum Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 10:29 AM ET
    Alan Greenspan, former Federal Reserve Chairman

    Another market disruption from higher interest rates is virtually certain, according to former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan.

  • Obama targets hedge funds on poverty, race Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 7:27 AM ET
    President Barack Obama.

    President Obama has addressed U.S. struggles with class and race in personal terms and renewed his call to close tax loopholes.

  • Carlyle's Rubenstein: Brazil best despite problems Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 5:24 PM ET
    A woman walks in a shopping district in Rio de Janeiro.

    Brazil is hardly a consensus target for international cash, but some are willing to be brave in spite of recent problems.

  • WASHINGTON, May 12- President Barack Obama addressed U.S. struggles with class and race in personal terms on Tuesday and renewed his call to close tax loopholes enjoyed by wealthy hedge fund managers as a way to reduce poverty among Americans. With police shootings of unarmed black men in the news and roughly a year and a half left in the White House to shape his...

  • LONDON, May 12- Investors raised their bets on hedge funds at the fastest pace in a year in May, data showed on Tuesday. The SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index, which calculates monthly hedge fund subscriptions minus redemptions, rose 0.92 percent in May, the fastest rate since May 2014. In fact, outflows were the lowest recorded since the index's inception in 2006, "...

  • May 12- TPG Capital LP partner John Marren has a reputation for savvy technology investments and for leading the private equity firm's technology buyouts team. Several companies in TPG's portfolio, including telecommunications equipment company Avaya Inc, chipmaker Freescale Semiconductor Ltd and financial software group SunGard Data Systems Inc, on...

  • In auction for RadioShack name, bid stands at $15M Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 1:57 PM ET
    Radio Shack

    The auction for bankrupt electronic retailer RadioShack's name and customer data will resume, despite objections.

  • China outlook even worse than imagined: Analyst Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 11:46 AM ET

    The worst of the Chinese slowdown is likely still ahead because of the nation's debt, according to a senior Morgan Stanley investment strategist.

  • Judge: Banks misled Fannie, Freddie in 2008 Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 10:04 AM ET
    A Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) sign is pictured outside a branch in central London.

    Nomura Holdings, Royal Bank of Scotland mortgage bonds contained misrepresentations in 2008, says judge. New York Times reports.

  • TOKYO, May 12- U.S. private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management LP is effectively pulling back from Japan after failing to win control of railway firm Seibu Holdings and due to a lack of investment targets, sources with direct knowledge of the matter said. Having turned the businesses around and sold them for a profit in initial public offerings, most have...

  • NEW YORK, May 11- Nelson Peltz, activist investor and principal of hedge fund Trian Fund Management, on Monday told CNBC that the prospects for a last-minute settlement with DuPont in a proxy battle were "dim." The California State Teachers' Retirement System on Monday announced it had voted its 3.6 million DuPont shares in support of a slate of board candidates...

  • May 11- Comcast Corp named Michael Cavanagh chief financial officer to replace Michael Angelakis, who moves on to head the cable operator's new investment arm. Cavanagh will join Comcast early this summer from private equity firm Carlyle Group LP, where he served as co-chief operating officer, Comcast said in a statement. Cavanagh, who has spent six years at...

  • LONDON, May 11- Oil's sharp rally since the middle of March has been driven by a race among bearish hedge funds to cover loss-making short positions rather than any great bullishness about the outlook. Hedge fund short covering coincides almost precisely with the rise in front-month WTI prices, from a recent low of $42 per barrel on March 18 to a high of more than...