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  • Aug 11- Hedge fund ValueAct Capital LLC said it had taken a $1 billion stake in Rupert Murdoch- controlled film and TV company Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.. Fox withdrew its $80 billion bid to buy Time Warner Inc last week after being rebuffed by the owner of CNN, HBO and Warner Bros studios.

  • Nelson Peltz has Pepsi wrong: Cramer Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 11:43 AM ET
    Nelson Peltz and Jim Cramer.

    Pepsi's strong stock performance suggests hedge funder Nelson Peltz is wrong to criticize its management, says CNBC's Jim Cramer.

  • Rupert Murdoch triggered M&A shockwave Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 10:52 AM ET
    Rupert Murdoch

    When Rupert Murdoch and Masayoshi Son walked away from their deals last week, the moguls created a shock wave on Wall Street.

  • ValueAct takes $1 bln stake in 21st Century Fox-CNBC Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 10:51 AM ET

    Aug 11- Hedge fund ValueAct Capital LLC has taken a $1 billion stake in Rupert Murdoch- controlled film and TV company Twenty-First Century Fox Inc, CNBC reported. ValueAct built its position when Fox was seeking to buy Time Warner Inc, CNBC's David Faber said.

  • Wall Street: Whose bull market is it? Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 10:26 AM ET

    One of Wall Street's longest booms in 85 years may be nearing its end. The Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 7- Former hedge fund manager Samuel Israel, who faked his own suicide to avoid prison after running a $450 million fraud, on Thursday failed to persuade a judge to shorten his 22- year sentence or set him free because prison officials are unable to treat his worsening health.

  • BlackRock sounds alarm over lousy European IPOs Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 10:03 AM ET
    BlackRock Inc. headquarters in New York City.

    BlackRock tracked 104 Europe IPOs in the first six months of the year, finding 38 deals are trading below their issue price, the FT reports.

  • Mexico said to begin 2015 oil hedge -traders Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 6:15 PM ET

    HOUSTON/ NEW YORK, Aug 5- Mexico has begun structuring its oil hedging program for next year, market sources said on Tuesday, citing one of the world's biggest sovereign hedging programs as weighing on crude prices. Some traders said a pick-up in options volatility was likely tied to anticipated hedging activity from Mexico.

  • BOSTON, Aug 5- Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC, one of a handful of publicly listed hedge fund firms, reported higher quarterly earnings on Tuesday as assets rose to a record amid fresh demand for portfolios investing in real estate, stocks and credit.

  • BOSTON, Aug 5- Hedge fund company Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC reported higher quarterly earnings on Tuesday as assets rose to record levels amid fresh demand for portfolios that invest in real estate, stocks and credit.

  • Bill Ackman

    A lawsuit by Allergan says the unusual arrangement by Valeant Pharmaceuticals and activist investor Bill Ackman amounts to insider trading.

  • Ackman's Pershing Square Holdings fund up 27% Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 4:15 PM ET
    Bill Ackman

    Ackman's Pershing Square Holdings fund has risen 27.2 percent after extending its gains modestly while many hedge fund managers suffered losses.

  • BOSTON, Aug 4- Activist hedge fund Marcato Capital Management said on Monday that it has hired Houlihan Lokey as a financial advisor as it seeks to persuade InterContinental Hotels Group to consider selling itself.

  • BOSTON, Aug 4- Billionaire investor William Ackman's Pershing Square Holdings has risen 27.2 percent this year, according to an investor in the fund, after extending its gains modestly last month when many hedge fund managers suffered losses.

  • LONDON, Aug 4- As Europe's big investment banks and brokerages scale back their research efforts, particularly towards small and mid-sized companies, some hedge funds and other specialist players spy an opportunity.

  • Allergan takes Ackman, Valeant battle to court Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 11:35 AM ET
    Bill Ackman and Michael Pearson

    Allergan sued Valeant Pharmaceuticals and Pershing Square Capital, alleging both acted inappropriately in their hostile $53 billion bid.

  • BOSTON, Aug 1- Hedge fund managers Barry Rosenstein and David Einhorn, like many other investors, were hurt by last month's late but sharp stock market selloff and are reporting losses for July, investors who saw their performance numbers said. Meanwhile, David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital fell 2.9 percent last month.

  • NEW YORK, July 31- Famed oil trader Andy Hall's more than $3 billion hedge fund was up nearly 20 percent at the half-year mark, sharply outpacing its rivals in one of the best performances of its seven-year history, data obtained by Reuters showed on Thursday.

  • NEW YORK, July 31- Famed oil trader Andy Hall's more than $3 billion hedge fund was up nearly 20 percent at the half-year mark, sharply outpacing its rivals in one of the best performances of its seven-year history, data obtained by Reuters showed on Thursday.

  • Argentina disputing debt default     Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 10:09 AM ET

    Argentina has defaulted on its debt. CNBC's Kate Kelly reports the ISDA has received a request to make a ruling on whether a credit event has occurred in Argentine Republic.

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