Hedge Funds


  • Venezuela's staggering inflation rate     Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 1:15 PM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera breaks down Venezuela's massive inflation problem. Caruso-Cabrera says the country has become a hedge fund play after offering 15 percent on its money.

  • Faber Report: Hedge fund pain     Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 9:38 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber discusses reasons for the decline in hedge fund stocks.

  • Wall Street backs GOP horses—with loads of cash Sunday, 12 Oct 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    Elliott Management founder and CEO Paul Singer speaks during the SkyBridge Alternatives conference in Las Vegas, May 9, 2012.

    Wall Street is spending more on the midterms than ever before—particularly in support of the GOP—but it's not from whom you might think.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 12- Roger Dean Gillispie, a former General Motors security guard, spent 20 years in an Ohio prison for rape until a federal court ordered him released in 2011. Now he wants to sue GM for allegedly helping to frame him, and he's getting support from an unlikely source: hedge funds. Gillispie, who is waiting to see if he will face a new criminal trial, has...

  • Oct 10- Renowned oil trader Andy Hall said his $3 billion commodities hedge fund lost less than 1 percent in September, despite a tumble in global crude markets, which he said will continue to struggle from huge supplies, a letter he wrote to his investors showed. Hall's Westport, Connecticut- based Astenbeck Capital Management, which manages approximately $3.2...

  • Einhorn takes 9.99% stake in Civeo, wants CEO out Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 5:25 PM ET
    David Einhorn

    Greenlight Capital's David Einhorn reported a 9.99 percent stake in Civeo and said that its CEO should be replaced on Thursday.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 9- World oil prices are set to fall further, extending a months-long rout as Saudi Arabia is unlikely to make deep enough production cuts to erase a growing surplus of supply, according to Gary Ross, chief executive of PIRA Energy Group. Although there are faint signs of improving fundamentals in some physical crude oil markets, any uptick in prices...

  • Oct 9- Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn said Apple Inc's shares could double in value and urged the company's board to buy back more shares using its $133 billion cash pile. "We believe Apple is dramatically undervalued in today's market, and the more shares repurchased now, the more each remaining shareholder will benefit," Icahn said in a letter to...

  • Oct 9- Riverbed Technology Inc said it would review strategic options and started a restructuring program to cut costs, three days after activist investor Elliott Management reaffirmed its offer to buy the network equipment maker. The hedge fund, headed by billionaire Paul Singer, has been making repeated offers to buy Riverbed since January and its latest...

  • SEC wonders what to do with Cohen firm's cash pot Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 10:09 AM ET
    Steven A. Cohen

    The SEC has to figure out what to do with the money it got from SAC's record insider trading fines.

  • Leon Cooperman: Apple stock 20% undervalued Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 8:48 AM ET
    Leon Cooperman, Chairman and CEO of Omega Advisors

    Leon Cooperman, founder of hedge fund firm Omega Advisors, also tells CNBC that the stock market is fully valued and that it's not surprising to see volatility.

  • 'Perfect storm' benefits these hedge funders Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 1:09 PM ET
    Paul Tudor Jones, chief executive officer of Tudor Investment Corp.

    Macro hedge fund bets finally paid off in September, helping reverse an otherwise miserable year.

  • Elliott Management presses EMC to spin off VMware Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 9:37 AM ET
    Joseph 'Joe' Tucci, chairman and chief executive officer of EMC Corp., speaks during the Oracle OpenWorld 2013 conference in San Francisco, California.

    Paul Singer's Elliott Management fired off a letter to EMC to push again for a spinoff of VMware, saying "the benefits ... are enormous."

  • BOSTON, Oct 6- Sahm Adrangi, who runs small hedge fund Kerrisdale Capital, told Wall Street on Monday he believes satellite communications company Globalstar Inc's business is worthless, sending its stock tumbling roughly 25 percent. Renting out the same mid-town Manhattan auditorium where prominent activist investor William Ackman has unveiled some of...

  • Ken Griffin's Citadel sees huge surge in assets Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 12:56 PM ET
    Ken Griffin, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Citadel

    Ken Griffin may be making news for a nasty divorce, but his hedge fund firm has quietly been sucking up assets.

  • Globalstar in crosshairs of one short seller Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 11:58 AM ET
    A technician works on the assembly line of second-generation Globalstar satellites.

    Could Globalstar be the next Herbalife-like hedge fund battleground stock?

  • LONDON, Oct 6- The International Monetary Fund on Monday urged a rethink of how sovereign bonds should be structured to avoid future debt restructurings turning into a repeat of Argentina's disruptive court battle with a few disgruntled creditors. This follows a ruling by a U.S. court that two hedge funds not party to Argentina's debt restructuring were...

  • UPDATE 1-Retailer Conn's says could sell itself Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 8:43 AM ET

    Oct 6- Electronics and home appliance retailer Conn's Inc said it would consider selling itself as part of a review of strategic options. Shares of the company, which has a market capitalization of about $1.20 billion, were up 8 percent at $35.60 in premarket trading on Monday. Activist shareholder David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital Inc and hedge fund Luxor...

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The big money isn't rushing to buy insurance against a crash, despite a range of products that promise to help.

  • CHICAGO, Oct 5- Sears Holdings Corp.' s deepening financial troubles have forced insurers and banks to raise the cost of guaranteeing payment to vendors, rattling the retailer's supply chain as the company heads into the key holiday season. In the past three weeks, the retailer twice has turned to its billionaire CEO Eddie Lampert's hedge fund for a cash infusion--...

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