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  • LONDON, April 16- United Nations economists who previously called for government intervention to tame volatile swings in commodity prices say banks and hedge funds have since reduced their influence to the lowest level since 2008..

  • Data from industry tracker Eurekahedge showed hedge funds in Europe managed a record $476.2 billion by the end of March, surpassing the previous high of $473 billion hit in October 2007, as investors look to tap into the region's gradual recovery.

  • Loeb's $14.5 billion hedge fund Third Point currently owns a 9.6 percent stake in Sotheby's and started a proxy contest earlier this year, putting Loeb and two other people forward as directors.

  • Big hedge funds bought Puerto Rico's junk bonds - WSJ Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 12:57 AM ET

    April 10- Several large hedge funds doubled down on Puerto Rico in last month's giant bond sale despite the U.S. territory's financial struggles, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing confidential documents reviewed by the newspaper.

  • Sternlicht: I'm a big fan of Jeb Bush     Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 8:05 AM ET

    Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital chairman & CEO, explains why the thinks Jeb Bush should throw his hat in the ring and run as the Republican candidate for president.

  • Sternlicht's pockets of opportunities     Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 7:09 AM ET

    I've owned Las Vegas Sands forever, says Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital chairman & CEO, sharing his thoughts on where he sees investment opportunities.

  • Sternlicht: Bond market purveyor of truth     Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 7:04 AM ET

    Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital chairman & CEO, shares his thoughts on the outlook on bonds and the economy. The weather really changed things, says Sternlicht.

  • BOSTON, April 8- Hedge fund Coatue Management plans to return as much as 35 percent of its assets to investors this summer after its $7 billion flagship ballooned in size.

  • Private equity, hedge funds come under SEC scrutiny Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 7:16 AM ET

    The SEC has put together a group to examine private equity and hedge funds, after the 2010 Dodd-Frank law required the funds to be regulated.

  • Hedge funds' secret weapon is ex-Obama advisor Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 1:03 PM ET
    Austan Goolsbee

    Hedge funds and other Wall Street firms have used an unlikely counselor for the past year: a former top economist for President Obama.

  • *NYSE stock positions using leverage hit record high. LONDON/ PARIS, April 4- Hedge funds are borrowing record amounts of money to fund bets that stock markets will continue rising, creating conditions that could accelerate price falls if those leveraged positions are hurriedly closed.

  • Hellman & Friedman set to launch huge new fund Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 3:08 PM ET
    Hellman & Friedman web page

    Large private equity firm Hellman & Friedman hopes to raise around $8.9 billion for a new investment fund starting in May, according to Bloomberg.

  • Another way investors can play the US shale boom Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 11:51 AM ET

    U.S. energy independence's next phase has arrived—in the form of infrastructure development fueled by billions in private capital.

  • KKR seeks $2 billion for infrastructure fund: Report Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 3:47 PM ET
    Henry Kravis

    Prominent private equity firm KKR is seeking $2 billion for a fund to make global infrastructure investments, according to Bloomberg.

  • Fink vs Icahn: Who's right on corporate cash? Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 1:29 PM ET
    Larry Fink and Carl Icahn.

    BlackRock chief Larry Fink thinks companies should focus more on long-term results while Carl Icahn is more "short-termist." Who's right?

  • Rich candidate's dilemma: Romney slip-ups Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 8:21 AM ET
    Bruce Rauner talks with reporters after voting in the Illinois primary on March 18, 2014 in Winnetka.

    Former private equity exec Bruce Rauner is trying to win the blue-state governorship of Illinois by avoiding Romney's mistakes in 2012.

  • Private equity pro: 'There may be some bubbles' Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 9:39 AM ET
    David Rubenstein, The Carlyle Group Co-Founder & Managing Director.

    Valuations may not make sense, but Silicon Valley's boom powers an industry unique to the US, Carlyle Group's CEO tells CNBC.

  • Cramer slams PE firms, while Carlyle boss counters Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 9:31 AM ET
    David Rubenstein and Jim Cramer

    Sarcastically calling private equity firms "everything other than Mother Teresa," CNBC's Jim Cramer took PE firms to task on Friday.

  • Rubenstein: Tax everyone the same     Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 8:07 AM ET

    David Rubenstein, The Carlyle Group, shares his thoughts on proposed changes in the carried interest tax.

  • So, what does private equity do?     Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 7:32 AM ET

    The Carlyle Group's Mary Petrovich, Tom Rabaut, and David Rubenstein, provide an inside look at the world of private equity. We take orphan businesses, starved of capital and management talent and provide them with the "adrenaline" to grow.

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