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  • How to trade the German Bund Friday, 5 Jun 2015 | 11:45 AM ET
    How to trade the German Bund

    Yacine Kanoun, portfolio manager at PivotHunters, explains what happened to the Bund in the past week and what impact it will have on other bonds and equities.

  • Eric Cantor: Warren, Dems 'dogmatic' on Dodd-Frank Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 1:51 PM ET
    Eric Cantor

    Eric Cantor may have left Washington for Wall Street, but he's still angry about laws passed after the financial crisis.

  • 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...

  • BOSTON, June 2- Billionaire investor William Ackman's hedge fund has taken a position in Nomad Foods Limited, a young company created to make acquisitions in the food industry, according to a release made by the London Stock Exchange on Tuesday. Pershing Square crossed the 20 percent threshold on the Nomad stake on May 26, according to the filing.

  • This time it's different, big tech investors say Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 3:36 PM ET
    Robert Smith, chairman and chief executive officer of Vista Equity Partners last April.

    Big investors are dismissing talk of a technology market peak given what they call unprecedented advances in the sector.

  • Hudson's Bay Co, the parent of Lord and Taylor and Saks Inc, said in February it would form two real estate joint ventures, paving the way for it to sell some of its property assets. Shares of Hudson's Bay have risen almost 50 percent over the last 12 months. Sears Holdings Corp also said in April it plans to spin off 254 stores into a real estate investment trust next...

  • EXCLUSIVE-SEVERAL HEDGE FUNDS HAVE ASKED MACY'S INC IN RECENT MONTHS TO CONSIDER OPTIONS FOR ITS REAL ESTATE ASSETS-SOURCES.

  • High-yield junk bonds still 'frothy': Blackstone Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 10:54 AM ET
    Joseph Baratta, in an image from a Blackstone video

    The leading private markets investor in the world still thinks that some bonds and loans are dangerously priced.

  • Private equity driving M&A activity Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 4:45 AM ET
    Private equity driving M&A activity

    Private equity firms have helped drive M&A activity this year. Christopher Elvin, head of private equity products at Preqin, discusses what's behind this push.

  • Time to look at alternative investments? Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 12:13 AM ET
    Time to look at alternative investments?

    Jeremy O'Friel, managing director at Belmont Investments, says private equity provides a more liquid alternative for investors and explains why Chinese stocks are not displaying a "mature behavior."

  • BOSTON, May 22- Barington Capital Group won its proxy contest by scoring two board seats at Eastern Co this week as shareholders widely backed the activist hedge fund's call to add new blood at the industrial hardware maker. Shareholders elected Barington Chief Executive Officer James Mitarotonda and Michael McManus, CEO of medical device manufacturer...

  • Unicorn bubble trouble brewing? Friday, 22 May 2015 | 6:52 AM ET
    Unicorn bubble trouble brewing?

    Kevin Kinsella, Avalon Ventures founder, provides insight into venture capital firms betting big on startups and whether the play is getting too crowded.

  • LONDON, May 20- The European Central Bank said on Wednesday it would stop providing journalists embargoed copies of its speeches, as a storm grew over one of its top policymakers giving hedge funds a head start on market-sensitive information. On Monday, ECB Executive Board member Benoit Coeure gave a speech to an invitation-only dinner of fund managers,...

  • LONDON, May 20- The European Central Bank said on Wednesday it would stop providing journalists embargoed copies of its speeches, as a storm grew over one of its top policymakers giving hedge funds a head start on market sensitive information. ECB Executive Board member Benoit Coeure gave a speech to an invitation-only dinner of fund managers, bankers and...

  • Black: Icahn 'the brilliant investor of our age' Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 12:47 PM ET
    Leon Black, chairman and chief executive officer of Apollo Global Management

    Carl Icahn was feted by friend and fellow billionaire Leon Black at a charity event for skin cancer.

  • Reading merger mania signals Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 7:39 AM ET
    Reading merger mania signals

    Scott Sperling, THL Partners co-president, weighs in on what's driving Wall Street mergers and provides his thoughts on the best investment opportunities.

  • MASON CITY, Iowa, May 18- In the spotlight for her own high income, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton took a swipe at hedge fund managers again on Monday for earning much more than ordinary Americans and paying lower tax rates. Speaking to about 60 supporters at a house party in Iowa, Clinton said "the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top"...

  • 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...

  • May 15- Some of the top U.S. hedge fund investors and activists, including Jana Partners LLC took new positions or raised their equity stakes in fast food chain McDonald's Corp during the first quarter, according to regulatory filings on Friday. Highfields Capital Management LP raised its stake more than 1,000 percent to 9.8 million shares, valued at about...