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  • Sept 11- Billionaire investor Carl Icahn's son, Brett Icahn, has scrapped plans to start his own hedge fund firm and will continue staying with his father's firm, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters on Thursday.

  • Third Point raises $2.5 billion in two weeks Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 2:58 PM ET
    Daniel Loeb

    Investors want more of activist hedge fund manager Dan Loeb, and they're putting up lots of cash to prove it.

  • Boston, Sept 11- EMC Corp plans to keep its majority stake in software maker VMware Inc despite pressure from activist hedge fund Elliott Management, a person familiar with EMC's thinking told Reuters on Thursday.

  • Alibaba gets interest from Tepper, Loeb, Cooperman Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 12:31 PM ET
    Jack Ma, chairman of Alibaba Group, left, exits the Waldorf Astoria hotel after a meeting in New York.

    The hedge fund community appears to be salivating over Alibaba, with interest from Leon Cooperman, Dan Loeb and other major players.

  • JDS Uniphase pushed to split by activist hedge fund Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 9:37 AM ET
    A JDS Uniphase Corp. employee prepares semiconductor laser bars at the company's manufacturing facility in San Jose, California.

    JDS Uniphase, a network gear maker, will split its company into two following pressure from hedge fund Sandell Asset Management.

  • Sept 11- Data storage products maker EMC Corp has decided to explore selling its stake in its software unit, VMware Inc, giving into pressure from Paul Singer- run activist hedge fund Elliott Management Corp, the New York Post reported, citing sources familiar with the matter.

  • Hedge funds included in trading probe: Report Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 7:23 PM ET
    The Securities and Exchange Commission building is shown in Washington.

    A federal insider trading investigation is broadening to include several hedge funds in light of new evidence, the WSJ reported.

  • Icahn’s firm makes fat-finger error in SEC filing Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 7:47 AM ET
    Carl Icahn

    Billionaire Carl Icahn's firm made a typo in a regulatory filing that erroneously said it had upped its stake in Gannett.

  • Stony Brook University receives $25M gift Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 5:33 AM ET

    STONY BROOK, N.Y.— Stony Brook University has received a $25 million donation from the founder of a hedge fund. The Long Island- based school says the gift from James Simons and his wife, Marilyn, will boost research by physicists and mathematicians.

  • Big money disagrees on investing in Russia Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 1:28 PM ET
    A Ukrainian serviceman rides in an armored vehicle near Kramatorsk September 8, 2014.

    Large investors can't decide if Russian stocks are cheap because of the Ukraine crisis or if the region is still too risky to bet on.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 9- A former executive at Foundry Networks Inc gave an "inside edge" to a hedge fund analyst in 2008 by telling him that the data equipment maker was about to be taken over, a U.S. prosecutor said on Tuesday at the start of an insider trading trial.

  • Mathew Martoma sentenced to 9 years, will appeal Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 6:39 PM ET
    Mathew Martoma, a former SAC Capital Advisors LP fund manager, arrives at federal court for a sentencing hearing in New York, U.S., on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014.

    In one of the longest prison sentences for insider trading, SAC's Martoma was also ordered to forfeit $9.38 million by a federal judge in New York.

  • BOSTON, Sept 8- Hedge funds had their best month since February when they reported a 1.56 percent rise in August, according to data released on Monday, on a mix of corporate deals and strong company earnings that helped push the stock market higher.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 8- Mathew Martoma, a former portfolio manager at billionaire Steven A. Cohen's SAC Capital Advisors LP hedge fund, was sentenced on Monday to nine years in prison for engaging in what authorities called the most lucrative insider trading scheme in U.S. history. District Judge Paul Gardephe in New York also ordered Martoma, 40, to forfeit $9.3 million.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 8- Mathew Martoma, a former portfolio manager at billionaire Steven A. Cohen's SAC Capital Advisors LP hedge fund, was sentenced on Monday to nine years in prison for engaging in what authorities called the most lucrative insider trading scheme in U.S. history. District Judge Paul Gardephe in New York also ordered Martoma, 40, to forfeit $9.3 million.

  • Chief of $1 billion Juilliard endowment is leaving Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 3:43 PM ET
    Karina Canellakis leading the Juilliard Orchestra at Alice Tully Hall on Thursday night, May 22, 2014.

    David Marcus, who has led Juilliard's endowment out of financial crisis losses with the help of Wall Street execs, is set to depart.

  • Sept 8- Hundreds of hedge funds, mutual funds and other institutional investors lined up on Monday to hear Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's management pitch the company's shares, as the Chinese e-commerce giant kicked off a two-week IPO marketing blitz.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 1 p.m. EDT Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 1:01 PM ET

    British pound sinks, independence opponents scramble after Scottish separatists surge in polls Electrolux to buy appliance division of General Electric in $3.3 billion deal Harvard survey finds falling wages, more part-time jobs and firms favoring robots over people Lew: Treasury will act in' very near future' to make corporate overseas shifts less profitable US stocks decline as lower oil price drags down energy companies; Yahoo gains on Alibaba IPO S. Truett Cathy, devout billionaire who rose from poverty building Chick-fil-A, dies at 93 Hertz Chairman and CEO Frissora steps down from posts for personal reasons Panera asks customers to leave guns at home, unless are an authorized law enforcement officer Campbell Soup 4 Q adjusted profit meets Wall Street's view, revenue falls short; shares drop Walgreen names activist hedge fund founder Barry Rosenstein to board of directors

  • Electrolux to buy appliance division of General Electric in $3.3 billion deal Harvard survey finds falling wages, more part-time jobs and firms favoring robots over people Lew: Treasury will act in' very near future' to make corporate overseas shifts less profitable US stocks decline as lower oil price drags down energy companies; Yahoo gains on Alibaba IPO S. Truett Cathy, devout billionaire who rose from poverty building Chick-fil-A, dies at 93 Hertz Chairman and CEO Frissora steps down from posts for personal reasons Panera asks customers to leave guns at home, unless are an authorized law enforcement officer Campbell Soup 4 Q adjusted profit meets Wall Street's view, revenue falls short; shares drop Walgreen names activist hedge fund founder Barry Rosenstein to board of directors Now middle-aged, Southwest Airlines will change the paint job on it airplanes

  • Electrolux to buy appliance division of General Electric in $3.3 billion deal Harvard survey finds falling wages, more part-time jobs and firms favoring robots over people Lew: Treasury will act in' very near future' to make corporate overseas shifts less profitable US stocks decline as lower oil price drags down energy companies; Yahoo gains on Alibaba IPO S. Truett Cathy, devout billionaire who rose from poverty building Chick-fil-A, dies at 93 Hertz Chairman and CEO Frissora steps down from posts for personal reasons Campbell Soup 4 Q adjusted profit meets Wall Street's view, revenue falls short; shares drop Walgreen names activist hedge fund founder Barry Rosenstein to board of directors Now middle-aged, Southwest Airlines will change the paint job on it airplanes Chiquita postpones special shareholders meeting to vote on proposed Fyffes merger to October

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