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  • Ackman gives $17M to Harvard to study behavior Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 3:34 PM ET
    Bill Ackman

    Bill Ackman wants the world to have a better understanding of why people act the way they do.

  • Data from industry tracker Eurekahedge showed hedge funds in Europe managed a record $476.2 billion by the end of March, surpassing the previous high of $473 billion hit in October 2007, as investors look to tap into the region's gradual recovery.

  • Outlook for pensions is pretty awful: Bridgewater Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 1:17 PM ET
    People, mostly union and retired city workers, protest in front of the U.S. Courthouse, October 23, 2013, Detroit, Michigan.

    An estimated 85 percent of public pensions could fail in 30 years, according to controversial new research by Bridgewater Associates.

  • April 15- Hedge fund Elliott Management reaffirmed its $3.36 billion offer for network gear maker Riverbed Technology Inc after being rebuffed twice, saying it remained "extremely interested" in acquiring the company. The stock had touched a high of $22.76 in February after Elliot raised its initial bid by $2 to $21 per share.

  • April 15- Hedge fund Elliott Management reaffirmed its $3.36 billion offer for network gear maker Riverbed Technology Inc, saying it remained "extremely interested" in acquiring the company. Riverbed rejected Elliott Management's raised bid in February, saying the offer undervalued the company.

  • Hedge fund deleveraging hits tech stocks: Pro     Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 3:35 AM ET

    Aoifinn Devitt, founder and principal at Clontarf Capital, says hedge funds have "flexed their muscles" over the past nine months.

  • Hedge fund Balestra to lose two of three key execs Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 10:38 PM ET
    James Melcher, Balestra Capital

    Balestra Capital, the hedge fund firm founded by James Melcher in 1979, is set to lose two senior leaders.

  • Loeb's $14.5 billion hedge fund Third Point currently owns a 9.6 percent stake in Sotheby's and started a proxy contest earlier this year, putting Loeb and two other people forward as directors.

  • Hedge fund manager dodges subway fare—for 5 years! Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 7:25 AM ET

    A high-flying executive managed to dodge paying the full fare on his daily commute for five years and paid back £43,000 ($72,000) he owed.

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, April 11- The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is probing Herbalife Ltd, the nutrition and weight loss company that hedge fund manager William Ackman has called a pyramid scheme, sources familiar with the investigation said on Friday.

  • Herbalife shares drop after news of criminal probe Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 3:45 PM ET
    Herbalife Los Angeles distribution center in Carson, California.

    The Justice Department and the FBI are investigating Herbalife, which hedge fund manager Bill Ackman has long alleged is a pyramid scheme, FT reports.

  • Hedge fund net exposure way down     Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 12:38 PM ET

    Jon Kinderlerer, Credit Suisse, provides insight on trimmed net exposure at hedge funds which suggests a "clear move to the defensive."

  • Big shorts in Twitter, Priceline & Amazon     Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 12:38 PM ET

    A big broker report shows hedge funds are putting on big shorts in Twitter, Priceline and Amazon, with the FMHR traders.

  • SAC judge makes historic insider trading statement Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 5:02 PM ET
    Signage for SAC Capital Advisors at its offices in Stamford, Conn.

    Five months after its initial terms were set, a historic criminal settlement between SAC Capital and prosecutors was approved Thursday.

  • CNBC's Kate Kelly reports a federal judge has approved a criminal insider trading settlement between the Southern District of Manhattan and SAC Capital.

  • The sentencing marks the end of an era for SAC Capital, a hedge fund that last year managed $15 billion but found itself in federal investigators' cross-hairs. An indictment unveiled in July alleged systemic insider trading took place at SAC Capital involving the stocks of more than 20 publicly-traded companies from 1999 through 2010..

  • Risk? What risk? Big funds go all-out for yield Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 10:53 AM ET
    Public water utility workers fix a pipe in Old San Juan. The island-territory of the United States is on the brink of a debt crisis as lending has skyrocketed in the last decade with the government issuing municipal bonds mostly to finance pensions.

    Recent strong demand for relatively risky bonds from Puerto Rico, Greece and Spain adds to the case that investors are reaching for yield.

  • US judge sentences SAC Capital in $1.8B fraud deal Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 3:03 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The once high-flying hedge fund SAC Capital was sentenced on criminal fraud charges Thursday under a $1.8 billion deal that prosecutors say included the largest criminal fine ever imposed in an insider trading case.

  • Big hedge funds bought Puerto Rico's junk bonds - WSJ Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 12:57 AM ET

    April 10- Several large hedge funds doubled down on Puerto Rico in last month's giant bond sale despite the U.S. territory's financial struggles, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing confidential documents reviewed by the newspaper.

  • Surprise: These funds are back as big winners Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 2:27 PM ET
    Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates.

    Risk parity funds are up this year after losing money in 2013, but investors are getting out of the strategy.

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