Hedge Funds


  • June 27- Steven A. Cohen's SAC Capital reached an agreement with U.S. securities regulators on Friday for the once-powerful hedge fund to no longer be an investment adviser, following the firm's guilty plea to insider trading charges last year.

  • WASHINGTON, June 27- Steven A. Cohen's hedge fund SAC Capital and several affiliates reached a deal with U.S. securities regulators on Friday to wind down their operations and transition into a smaller, family-based business, according to a regulatory filing.

  • One person who has thought interestingly about these issues is Stephen Jen, a hedge fund manager at SLJ Macro Partners. Jen argues, picking up on points made by economist Paul Samuelson a decade ago, that lagged effects of globalization may be behind some of the peculiarities in both markets and economics we now observe.

  • New York, June 25- Hedge fund Paulson& Co has amassed a large stake in Allergan Inc of more than 6 million shares and is supportive of a deal between the Botox maker and Valeant Pharmaceuticals Inc, people familiar with the matter on Wednesday.

  • NEW YORK, June 25- A former driver for Raj Rajaratnam has sued the one-time billionaire, claiming he was fired for complaining about secret wire transfers the founder of the Galleon Group hedge fund made to fellow prisoners following his conviction for insider trading.

  • Diversifying portfolio key for hedge funds: Pro     Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 2:30 AM ET

    Christian Hyldahl, CIO of Nordea Investment Management, says that with markets "buoyant", investors need to diversify their portfolios to increase returns.

  • Investors 'scared' to take risk: Pro     Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 1:30 AM ET

    Michael Browne, fund manager at Martin Currie, says investors are "scared" to take risks, even in the current strong equity environment.

  • Argentina's war with Wall Street     Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 3:16 PM ET

    Argentina took its first step in U.S. court toward negotiating with creditors in an effort to end a dispute over unpaid debt and avoid a default. Teresa Barger, Cartica Capital, explains the three big problems facing the republic and why U.S. investors should care.

  • Shorts ramping up bets on several sectors Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 2:09 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    After retreating from highs in early March, shorts sellers in the S&P 500 have returned over the last eight weeks.

  • *34 new commodity funds through May, lowest since H1 2006. *Only two new "discretionary" funds, both by same trader. NEW YORK, June 24- Commodity fund launches have slowed dramatically, heading for an eight-year low, data from industry tracker Preqin showed, after years of weak returns and some high-profile fund failures in the commodities sector.

  • Wall St. pros weigh in on costs of climate change Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 12:40 PM ET
    Henry Paulson

    An elite group of former financial pros are behind a major new study on the economic ramifications of climate change.

  • More positive sentiment among hedge funds: Pro     Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 3:30 AM ET

    Peter De Proft, director general of the European Fund and Asset Management Association, says there is a more positive sentiment among fund managers in 2014 with increasing inflows.

  • Does bottom up investing help beat the index?     Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 2:15 AM ET

    Kevin Gibson, CIO of Eastspring Investments, discusses the benefits of bottom up investing and the opportunities in the Japanese stock market.

  • Gavin Rankin, EMEA head of managed investments at Citi Private Bank, says the risk aversion shown by investors is a response to a "traumatic" financial crisis.

  • Could Facebook handle your future investments?     Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 1:30 AM ET

    Tom Brown, global head of investment funds at KPMG, says technology giants like Facebook and Amazon will start to move into financial services and investment management in the future.

  • Asness: I tell my family to talk to Bogle Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 3:04 PM ET
    Clifford Asness, president and managing principal of AQR Capital Management LLC.

    Cliff Asness may actively invest $100 billion, but he tells his family to talk to the grandfather of passive investing, Jack Bogle.

  • *Oil eases away from $115. NEW YORK, June 20- Wall Street equities hit new highs on Friday, boosted by money managers convinced that U.S. policymakers will keep a lid on interest rates through 2016, while oil prices backed away from nine-month peaks triggered by worries about the turmoil in Iraq.

  • 'Nobility' in managing funds: Morningstar exec Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 10:25 AM ET
    Don Phillips

    Managing a mutual fund is nothing short of a noble calling to alleviate wealth inequality, according to a Morningstar senior executive.

  • LONDON, June 20- Investors are seeking new defenses against possible falls in European stocks as indexes plateau near multi-year highs and traditional hedges prove ineffective in a market anesthetized by near-zero interest rates.

  • MONACO, June 20- Hedge fund managers who seek out quick returns from company turnarounds and short-term bets on specific assets are in fashion as investors ponder their next move after long rallies in stocks and bonds.

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