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  • TORONTO/ NEW YORK, April 29- Hedge fund Mangrove Partners is urging Atlantic Power Corp to return cash to shareholders and could push for a possible sale or break-up of the company, according to two sources with knowledge of the situation. One of the sources said the New York- based hedge fund wants Atlantic to pay a special dividend of $300 million, or about $2.50 per...

  • EXCLUSIVE-HEDGE FUND MANGROVE PARTNERS IS PUSHING ATLANTIC POWER TO RETURN CASH TO SHAREHOLDERS- SOURCES.

  • FRANKFURT, April 28- Hedge fund Elliott, which holds a 15 percent stake in German machine-tool maker DMG Mori Seiki AG, is not seeking a seat on the supervisory board, DMG said on Tuesday, contrasting with the activist fund's strategy for some of its other investments. Japan's DMG Mori Seiki Co Ltd has recently acquired a 52.5 percent stake in DMG Mori Seiki AG, and...

  • April 27- A former controller of Contrarian Capital Management LLC has been sentenced to four years in prison after he embezzled $9.2 million from the Greenwich, Connecticut hedge fund, federal prosecutors said on Monday. Lawrence Herzing, 45, of Greenwich, was sentenced on Friday by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Alker Meyer in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

  • April 27- A former controller of Contrarian Capital Management LLC has been sentenced to four years in prison after he embezzled $9.2 million from the Greenwich, Connecticut hedge fund, federal prosecutors said on Monday. Lawrence Herzing, 45, of Greenwich, was sentenced on Friday by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Alker Meyer in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

  • LONDON, April 27- Hedge funds and other money managers raised their bets on rising Brent crude oil prices for a fifth week in a row to a new record, exchange data showed on Monday. Speculators increased net long positions in Brent futures and options by 8,351 contracts to 271,929 in the week to April 21, InterContinental Exchange data showed, the highest level since...

  • Wall Street jets west for 'Davos with palm trees' Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 11:54 AM ET
    Ken Griffin speaks at the 2013 Milken Institute Global Conference.

    The financial community—including Steve Schwarzman, Ken Griffin and Steve Cohen—will once again figure prominently at Milken.

  • The private equity firm that grew too fast Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 9:52 AM ET
    Providence Equity Partners founder and CEO Jonathan Nelson attends the annual Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, Calif., April 29, 2014.

    Jonathan M. Nelson, founder of Providence Equity Partners, reflects on the past mistakes of its firm, The New York Times reports.

  • BOSTON, April 23- Liquid alternative products, the look-alike hedge funds wooing customers with promises of getting their money back more easily and paying lower fees to have it managed, now have something else to brag about: superior returns. Among so-called liquid alts funds, Daman Investments' Daman Fifth Fund was last year's best performer boasting a 232...

  • LONDON/ BOSTON, April 23- London- based Denjoy Capital Partners, backed by powerful investor Blackstone Group, is shutting down its European long-short equity hedge fund following a slump in returns, a letter to investors seen by Reuters showed. The Denjoy Integral Fund- which bets on both rising and falling shares- recorded overall returns of 13.9 percent since...

  • April 16- Engaged Capital LLC has written to Rovi Corp, which sells television guide programs to cable providers, seeking changes to the company's board. Engaged Capital, which owns a 0.49 percent stake in Rovi, is seeking to replace three of Rovi's long-term directors, Andrew Ludwick, James Meyer and James O'Shaughnessy. "Rovi has recommended its stockholders...

  • For big money backers, 2016 race still a jump ball Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 12:35 PM ET
    David and Charles Koch

    Wall Street and big business's election kingmakers are reaching for their wallets again in the race for President.

  • Ex-Fed chair Bernanke joins hedge fund Citadel as advisor Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 10:59 AM ET

    BOSTON, April 16- Ben Bernanke, the former Federal Reserve chairman and one of the world's most closely watched economic thinkers, is joining one of the most successful hedge funds as an advisor, Citadel LLC said in a statement on Thursday. Last month former Federal Reserve Board governor Jeremy Stein joined BlueMountain as an advisor and Bernanke's...

  • UPDATE 1-Bernanke to advise hedge fund Citadel - NYT Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 3:38 AM ET

    Federal Reserve, has agreed to become a senior adviser to Citadel Investment Group, a $25 billion hedge fund founded by billionaire investor Kenneth Griffin, the New York Times reported on Thursday. Bernanke's predecessor, Alan Greenspan, joined hedge fund Paulson& Co as adviser in 2008. Jeremy Stein, a Federal Reserve Board governor for two years, joined hedge...

  • Bernanke to join hedge fund Citadel as adviser - NYT Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 1:20 AM ET

    Federal Reserve, will become a senior adviser to hedge fund Citadel Investment Group, the New York Times reported. Bernanke told the New York Times that he was sensitive to the public's anxieties about the "revolving door" between Wall Street and Washington and chose to go to Citadel, in part, because it "is not regulated by the Federal Reserve and I won't be doing...

  • The words of criticism and support came from Ed Garden, who joined BNY Mellon's board in December. Garden is a senior executive at Trian Fund Management LP, the activist hedge fund run by billionaire Nelson Peltz that owns about 2.6 percent of BNY Mellon's stock. Earlier this month, activist hedge fund Marcato Capital Management said BNY Mellon's employee base...

  • Shouting "Burger King, Mickey Ds" and holding signs saying "Dignity at Darden, No poverty wages," the protesters trooped through the ballroom at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Manhattan, interrupting the 13 D Monitor's Active-Passive Investor Summit at 1 p.m.. An unidentified person with the group, which represents the Restaurant Opportunity Center, said they came to...

  • Blackstone's real estate play, by the numbers Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 12:03 PM ET

    Blackstone Group's planned $2 billion purchase of GE's Excel Trust shows the firm's reliance on real estate investments.

  • Divestment a key trend for PE this year: Pro   Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 3:30 AM ET
    Divestment a key trend for PE this year: Pro

    Robert Coke, head of absolute return and buyouts at the Wellcome Trust, says divestments and exits will continue to be strong trends in private equity this year.

  • Marcato, which owns about 1.6 percent of BNY Mellon's stock, previously has called for the ouster of Chief Executive Gerald Hassell, saying he has missed profit targets and has failed to streamline the bank's expense base. Marcato, a $3 billion fund led by Richard McGuire, said BNY Mellon rivals, including State Street Corp, Vanguard Group and BlackRock Inc, have...