Hedge Funds


  • Can billionaires save the American newspaper? Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 9:36 AM ET
    Jeff Bezos

    Billionaires Buffett, Bezos and Henry are hoping to save the newspaper industry through a mix of civic pride and digital innovation.

  • Who's who in the HLF insider trading charges Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 4:45 PM ET
    People enter the Herbalife Ltd. Los Angeles distribution center in Carson, California, U.S.

    The former Pershing Square analyst who told his roommate about Bill Ackman's big Herbalife short early is not who you think.

  • SEC charges 2 with insider trading of Herbalife Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 4:18 PM ET

    The SEC said Filip Szymik, 28, was told by his roommate, then an analyst at Ackman's hedge fund, Pershing Square Capital Management, that Ackman was going to announce a negative view of Herbalife Ltd. The roommate was not named by the SEC because he is not accused of wrongdoing.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 30- U.S. regulators on Tuesday charged two men with insider trading after they learned that hedge fund manager Bill Ackman was planning to announce a $1 billion bet against Herbalife Ltd based on a view the company was merely a "pyramid scheme."

  • How Hong Kong protests affect the big money Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 2:16 PM ET
    Student protesters chant pro-democracy slogans on the streets on September 30, 2014 in Hong Kong.

    Hedge funds and other big money managers in Hong Kong aren't panicking about the democracy protests sweeping the city.

  • Third Point has 'significant' position in eBay Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 1:02 PM ET
    Daniel Loeb

    Third Point has taken a "significant" position in eBay, a source told CNBC.

  • BOSTON, Sept 30- Third Point LLC, the hedge fund run by Daniel Loeb that is known for pushing companies to perform better, has taken a "significant" stake in eBay Inc and has had discussions with its chief executive officer, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

  • BOSTON, Sept 30- Hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb's Third Point LLC has taken a "significant" stake in online marketplace EBay Inc and had discussions with its chief executive officer, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. The company announced earlier on Tuesday that it agreed to spin off its PayPal unit.

  • US judge holds Argentina in contempt in debt case Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 4:46 PM ET
    A man passes by grafitti that reads "Vultures, get out" in Buenos Aires, September 24, 2014.

    US judge held Argentina in contempt of court for trying to find ways to circumvent a prior order requiring it pay holdout bond holders.

  • Judge holds Argentina in contempt over bond orders Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 4:03 PM ET

    District Judge Thomas P. Griesa made the announcement after a lawyer for U.S. hedge funds led by billionaire hedge fund investor Paul Singer's NML Capital Ltd. argued that Argentina has openly defied Griesa's court orders for more than a year.

  • American Apparel hires turnaround expert as CEO Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 10:27 AM ET
    An American Apparel store is seen in New York.

    American Apparel said it hired Scott Brubaker of turnaround firm Alvarez & Marsal as interim chief executive months after ousting founder Dov Charney.

  • Feds eye bank maneuver to cut hedge fund taxes Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 6:58 AM ET

    A strategy employed by large banks to help hedge funds cut taxes has drawn criticism from U.S. authorities, the Wall Street Journal reported.

  • Bank of America Corp was recently questioned by U.S. regulators about the potential legal and reputational risks from the maneuver, the newspaper said, citing a spokesman for the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

  • Rich get richer: Largest hedge funds suck in cash Sunday, 28 Sep 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates

    A new investigation of industry assets by Absolute Return reveals that, once again, the largest funds are controlling more assets than ever.

  • Wynn, 72, and his company Wynn Resorts Ltd filed suit against Chanos, founder of New York- based hedge fund Kynikos Associates LP, in federal court in San Francisco.

  • NYT's Stewart: Hedge funds watershed moment     Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 10:47 AM ET

    James Stewart of The New York Times, discusses his column on state pensions and CalPERS' move to dump its hedge fund investments.

  • Sick of huge fees? Here's some good news Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 9:46 AM ET
    The offices of the California Public Employees' Retirement System (Calpers) are shown in Sacramento, Calif.

    A recent move by CalPERS was seen as a victory for critics of hedge funds' high fees and low transparency and liquidity.

  • Sept 25- Hedge fund ValueAct Capital said on Thursday it would return to the board of directors of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc, which is pursuing a hostile takeover offer for Allergan Inc, and that it planned to increase its stake in the company.

  • Why CalPERS left hedge funds     Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 7:37 AM ET

    Donald Lindsey, George Washington University, shares insight into the reasons California's enormous state pension plan eliminated its hedge fund investing program.

  • Brace for China markets' biggest opening in years Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 11:50 PM ET
    A trader is seen at the stock exchange in Hong Kong.

    China plans to open its markets to foreign investors who have been largely shut out. The New York Times reports.

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