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  • Citadel's Kenneth Griffin, who launched his trading career from his Harvard dormitory in the 1980 s, topped the list with $1.3 billion, according to Institutional Investors' Alpha's 14th annual rankings. Renaissance Technologies founder James Simons came in second with $1.2 billion, and Bridgewater Associates' Ray Dalio placed third with $1.1 billion.

  • Citadel's Kenneth Griffin, who launched his trading career from his Harvard dormitory in the 1980 s, topped the list with $1.3 billion, according to Institutional Investors' Alpha's 14th annual rankings. Renaissance Technologies founder James Simons came in second with $1.2 billion, and Bridgewater Associates' Ray Dalio placed third with $1.1 billion.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 14- Hedge fund Paulson& Co maintained its stake in the world's biggest gold-backed exchange-traded fund, SPDR Gold Trust, in the third quarter, bolstering the confidence of bullion investors at a time when an improving U.S. economic outlook pummeled gold prices. Legendary investor George Soros, however, has sharply cut his stake in Barrick Gold Corp...

  • Look who's investing in Alibaba now Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 6:32 PM ET
    A trader at the NYSE during the Alibaba Group IPO opening.

    Some of America's biggest and most influential hedge funds are investing heavily in Chinese tech giant Alibaba.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 14- Hedge fund Paulson& Co maintained its stake in the world's biggest gold-backed exchange-traded fund, SPDR Gold Trust, for a fourth consecutive quarter in the third quarter, when bullion prices fell on an improving U.S. economic outlook. New York- based Paulson& Co, led by longtime gold bull John Paulson, owned around 10.2 million shares of the ETF...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 14- Hedge funds scooped up shares of China's Alibaba Group Holding in the third quarter, making the e-commerce giant one of the most commonly bought stocks among some of the biggest U.S. investors, according to regulatory filings on Friday. Among the institutional investors that took new stakes in Alibaba were Soros Fund Management, the hedge fund...

  • PAULSON HOLDS ONTO GOLD ETF IN Q3 DESPITE PRICE DROPS-. NEW YORK, Nov 14- Hedge fund Paulson& Co maintained its stake in the world's biggest gold-backed exchange-traded fund, SPDR Gold Trust, for a fourth consecutive quarter in Q3, when bullion prices fell on an improving U.S. economic outlook. New York- based Paulson& Co, led by longtime gold bull John Paulson, owned...

  • But a series of failed deals, including the collapse of a $55 billion tie-up between UK drugmaker Shire and U.S. peer AbbVie, has led to losses for some of the world's biggest proponents of the strategy, with investors pulling out $3.3 billion in the last two months alone. "The AbbVie/ Shire break, in particular, has led to a far reaching de-risking exercise for many...

  • Loeb, Paulson, others cash in on Alibaba Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 2:23 PM ET
    Viking Global Investors CEO Andreas Halvorsen arrives for a morning session during the Allen & Co. Media and Technology Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho

    After salivating at the Alibaba IPO, hedge fund managers lucky enough to buy in early are indeed getting a nice kick to their returns.

  • Great week to be a billionaire   Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 12:49 PM ET
    Great week to be a billionaire

    Hedge fund billionaire John Paulson netted $1.3 billion on an M&A deal, and Carl Icahn and Bill Ackman are "trading places" on Herbalife, reports CNBC's Kate Kelly.

  • Paulson: Buying a house still best investment Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Billionaire money manager John Paulson still thinks buying a home to live in is the best investment possible.

  • Paulson nets huge windfall from Kodiak deal Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 1:25 PM ET
    John Paulson

    John Paulson correctly anticipated merger activity in the energy sector, making him one of the big winners of Whiting's purchase of Kodiak.

  • Paulson's $360 million payday   Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 5:45 PM ET
    Paulson's $360 million payday

    CNBC's Kate Kelly takes a look inside John Paulson's playbook and his stakes in Whiting Petroleum and Kodiak Oil & Gas.

  • Kodiak got bought. Who else may be a target? Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 1:01 PM ET
    A gas flare is seen at an oil well near Williston, North Dakota.

    The $6 billion buyout of Kodiak Oil & Gas is renewing attention on energy firms in North Dakota's Bakken formation.

  • Delivering Alpha preview   Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 10:24 AM ET
    Delivering Alpha preview

    CNBC's Kate Kelly reports which hedge fund titans and institutional investors are expected at this year's Delivering Alpha conference. U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will deliver the opening keynote.

  • A year of winners (and losers) post-'Alpha' Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 6:34 AM ET
    Leon Cooperman, Chairman and CEO of Omega Advisors

    Some of 2014's biggest winners are slated to share their next big ideas at this year's Delivering Alpha Conference.

  • A look at 5 hedge fund stars of the future Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 11:29 AM ET
    Joshua Birnbaum

    While you might not know their names now, you will. They are five hedge fund stars of the future as identified by Institutional Investor.

  • Best and worst predictions of the past 25 years Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 7:05 AM ET
    Nassim Taleb, author of "Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable"

    There have been some great forecasts and some awful ones over the past 25 years. Here is a look at some that shook the market.

  • Ho-hum hedge returns no problem for some investors Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Hedge funds have gotten a lot of bad publicity over the past few years, but most institutional investors couldn't care less.

  • Top earnings hedge fund managers   Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 1:28 PM ET
    Top earnings hedge fund managers

    According to Institutional Investors' annual "rich list," the 25 highest paid hedge fund managers took home $21 billion in 2013. CNBC's Dominic Chu has the details.