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  • Still hedging: Pensions won't follow CalPERS lead Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 10:52 AM ET
    The California Public Employees' Retirement System building in Sacramento, Calif.

    Pension funds are keeping their hedge fund managers despite the recent decision by CalPERS to dump them.

  • Aging tech giants look to deals to help sales Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    Aging technology giants are having a hard time staying relevant in today's post-PC world, and some are looking for deals to push growth. NYT reports.

  • Fortress: Brazil 'most amazing' trading opp Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 3:08 PM ET
    Aerial view of Christ the Redeemer statue, in Rio de Janeiro, June 26, 2014.

    Fortress Investment Group executive Gareth Henry thinks Brazil is the best place to invest in over the next year.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 22- A federal judge rejected Westgate Capital Management LLC founder James Nicholson's request to shorten his 40- year prison term for running a $140 million Ponzi scheme at his hedge fund firm, likening it to the much larger fraud run by Bernard Madoff.

  • Forget Icahn, this big hedge funder loves boards Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 2:08 PM ET
    John Burbank, founder and chief investment officer of Passport Capital, speaks at a panel discussion at the SALT conference in Las Vegas, May 15, 2014.

    John Burbank, head of $4 billion Passport Capital, is bullish on innovative American companies.

  • Julian Robertson sees TWO bubbles brewing Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 10:36 AM ET

    The Tiger Management founder believes that even though "the economy is getting better," there are dangers stirring beneath the surface.

  • Will more pensions dump hedge funds? Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 | 12:00 AM ET
    The California Public Employees' Retirement System building in Sacramento, Calif.

    More pension funds consider divesting from hedge funds, due to poor performance and high costs. NYT reports.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 19- Merrill Lynch fired two veteran brokers from its Private Banking and Investment Group two weeks ago for guiding clients to invest in a hedge fund outside of the brokerage firm.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 19- Merrill Lynch summarily fired two veteran brokers from its elite Private Banking and Investment Group two weeks ago for guiding clients to invest in a hedge fund outside of the brokerage firm.

  • TORONTO, Sept 18- Shareholder activism is likely to gather momentum in the Canadian energy industry in the coming months, sparked by some poor stock performance, the success of past campaigns and growing support from large institutional investors.

  • Manhattan's income gap is widest in US: Census Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 8:20 AM ET
    Manhattan apartment buildings

    The mean income of the top 5 percent of households in Manhattan has soared, giving it the biggest income gap of any U.S. county. The NYT reports.

  • Apparel and private equity don't mix: Analyst Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 2:25 PM ET
    Window display of an Ann Taylor store on Fifth Avenue in New York.

    A Wells Fargo analyst says sales volatility, lease obligations and the competitive landscape make specialty apparel stores less than ideal candidates.

  • CalPERS hedge exit may be the first of many Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 2:12 PM ET

    CalPERS' move to divest itself of $4 billion in hedge fund holdings is galvanizing a debate among many other pension managers.

  • BOSTON, Sept 17- Despite the recent rebuke of hedge funds by the influential California Public Employees' Retirement System, other investors are pumping billions into these portfolios, boosting industry assets to a record $3.1 trillion, data released on Wednesday show.

  • Activist investor Peltz seeks DuPont breakup: Report Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 6:15 AM ET

    Activist investor Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund Management has called for a break up of DuPont, The Wall Street Journal reported.

  • Indian equities propel Asia hedge funds in 2014: Report Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 3:09 AM ET

    Asia ex-Japan hedge funds have posted the strongest performance worldwide this year, data from research house Eurekahedge shows.

  • Sacramento- based Calpers said on Monday it was pulling about $4 billion from a total of 30 hedge funds it was invested in under its Absolute Return Strategies portfolio, citing costs and difficulty in maintaining the program. BlueTrend, owned by U.K.- based BlueCrest Capital Management, could not immediately be reached for comment.

  • Calpers exit could heap pressure on hedge fund fees Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 5:07 PM ET

    BOSTON, Sept 16- The California Public Employees Retirement System handed fellow U.S. pension funds a hefty club to beat down hedge fund fees and demand better returns this week when it voted to pull out of hedge funds entirely, investors said.

  • To reduce costs and complexity in its portfolio, CalPERS says it will no longer invest in hedge funds. Alexandra Stevenson of The New York Times, and Tim Spangler, Sidley Austin, discuss their strategy and if others will follow.

  • CalPERS says no to hedge funds     Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 12:16 PM ET

    CNBC's Kate Kelly has the latest details on the nation's largest public pension plan pulling out of all hedge funds.

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