Hedge Funds


  • Ackman goes to Amsterdam     Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 12:48 PM ET

    Pershing Square Holdings will begin trading on the Amsterdam-based Euronext exchange at a price of $25 per share, reports CNBC's Kate Kelly.

  • Olive Garden defends unlimited breadstick policy Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 12:08 PM ET

    Olive Garden defended its breadstick policy in response to activist investor Starboard Value's criticisms.

  • Olive Garden defends breadstick policy Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 11:34 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Olive Garden is defending its practice of giving customers as many breadsticks as they want, saying the policy conveys "Italian generosity." The remark is part of a response by the chain's parent company, Darden Restaurants Inc., to a nearly 300- page criticism released by hedge fund Starboard Value last week.

  • Hedge fund offers $1 million to cure...aging? Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 11:19 AM ET

    A hedge fund manager is the latest to embark on one of the most ancient of human quests: immortality.

  • Hedge funds to Ann Taylor parent: Sell yourself Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 8:28 AM ET
    An Ann Taylor store on Fifth Avenue in New York.

    Hedge funds urged Ann Inc. to consider a sale to a private equity firm or another apparel company after poor performance.

  • RadioShack mulls financing from banks: Report Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 6:40 PM ET

    RadioShack is evaluating a $585 million financing package led by UBS AG and hedge fund Standard General LP it tries to avert bankruptcy.

  • Sept 12- RadioShack Corp is evaluating a $585 million financing package led by UBS AG and hedge fund Standard General LP as the U.S. electronics retailer tries to avert bankruptcy, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • Hedge funds buy $4.5 billion in Puerto Rican bonds Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 1:54 PM ET
    Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

    Hedge funds and investment firms are advising and lending money to the Puerto Rican government, reports the New York Times.

  • Olive Garden investor: Back off on the breadsticks Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 11:11 AM ET
    People enter an Olive Garden Restaurant in Short Pump, Va.

    In a nearly 300-page critique, investors said Olive Garden restaurants lack training and servers bring too many breadsticks at a time.

  • 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.

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