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  • LONDON/ BOSTON, June 29- Greece's worsening debt crisis threatens to derail the best start to the year for global hedge funds since 2009, as a bitter standoff between Athens and its creditors rattles financial markets. Greek lawmakers on Sunday authorized a July 5 referendum that will let the people of Greece vote yes or no on creditor demands for economic...

  • CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 3- Harvard University, which has educated many of the world's wealthiest investors, is now getting its biggest single gift from one them- a $400 million donation from Wall Street hedge fund investor John Paulson. The 59- year old financier said the gift was his way of thanking the Ivy League school for providing him and others with a top flight...

  • BOSTON, June 3- Harvard University, which has educated many of the world's wealthiest investors, is now getting its biggest single gift from one them: a $400 million donation from Wall Street hedge fund mogul John Paulson. The 59- year old investor, who credits his Harvard Business School education for success at his $19 billion firm Paulson& Co, said he hoped the...

  • NEW YORK, May 15- Top U.S. hedge fund managers made contrasting bets on energy companies in the first quarter, with Greenlight Capital's David Einhorn sticking with names pummeled by falling oil prices, while Hayman Capital's Kyle Bass bet on frackers, regulatory filings showed on Friday. Einhorn's $11 billion Greenlight Capital increased its stake in Consol...

  • NEW YORK, May 15- Top U.S. hedge fund managers increased their stakes in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd at the end of the first quarter, positioning themselves to take advantage of any upswing after the Chinese e-commerce company's stock took a beating after a surprise revenue miss in January. Soros Fund Management LLC, Tiger Global Management LLC, Viking Global...

  • NEW YORK, May 15- Hedge fund Paulson& Co kept its stakes unchanged in most of its gold investments in the first quarter, when the precious metal's price pared its gains, a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission showed on Friday. The New York- based fund, led by longtime gold bull John Paulson, kept his shares in SPDR Gold Trust, the world's largest...

  • NEW YORK, May 15- Hedge fund Paulson& Co kept its stake unchanged in the gold-backed exchange-traded fund SPDR Gold Trust for a sixth consecutive quarter in the first quarter of 2015, a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission showed on Friday.

  • Daniel Loeb's Third Point dissolves stake in Alibaba Friday, 15 May 2015 | 1:19 PM ET

    NEW YORK, May 15- Hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb's Third Point LLC exited its position in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd at the end of the first quarter, the same period during which the Chinese e-commerce company posted a surprise revenue miss that sent its shares plunging. Third Point's decision to slash its 10 million-share stake in Alibaba comes after the hedge...

  • All hail Ken Griffin, the new hedge fund king Friday, 15 May 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    Ken Griffin, CEO of Citadel.

    Seven years removed from a near-death experience during the financial crisis, Ken Griffin's Citadel is more powerful than ever.

  • May 7- New York's top state court on Thursday revived a bond insurer's $120 million lawsuit claiming Goldman Sachs Group Inc lied about a pool of securities backed by subprime mortgages during the period leading up the financial crisis. The New York Court of Appeals in a 5-2 decision said the suit by ACA Financial Guaranty Corp should move forward because the...

  • Paulson, Bernanke: What's said in Vegas stays in Vegas Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 8:59 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS May 6- Would you like to know whether sage investor and mammoth hedge fund manager John Paulson is bullish on stocks? The SkyBridge Alternatives Conference, known as SALT, attracts 1,800 investors who pay thousands of dollars apiece to attend the annual Las Vegas event. As the head of $20 billion firm Paulson& Co., Paulson's thoughts on the markets and...

  • 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.

  • Hedge fund machines cash in—again Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 12:46 PM ET
    Systematica Investments' CEO Leda Braga in their offices, Geneva, Switzerland last February.

    Hedge funds that catch macroeconomic trends using algorithms made a killing in the first quarter, besting other investing styles.

  • John Paulson's big comeback Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 2:27 PM ET
    John Paulson's big comeback

    CNBC's Kate Kelly reports on hedge fund manager John Paulson¿s 2015 performance. Some big gainers include Mallinckrodt, Align Technology, and Shire PLC.

  • Make your next billion ... in Greece? Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 2:06 PM ET
    People walk past an Alpha Bank branch in Athens, Greece.

    Greece is once again a bet reserved for the bravest of investors, including hedge funds Third Point, York, Greylock and Alden.

  • Here are the best hedge funds for 2015: Experts Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 12:53 PM ET
    Dan Loeb, founder and chief executive officer of Third Point.

    Hedge fund investors like Goldman Sachs, SkyBridge and GAM predict the best hedge fund strategies for the new year.

  • 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.

  • 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.