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  • Big hedge funds win again on PetSmart, Riverbed Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 3:36 PM ET

    Elliott and JANA are set to gain on the buyouts of Riverbed and PetSmart that they pushed for.

  • 2015: A good year for equities?  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 5:40 AM ET

    Global equities have strong momentum behind them as they enter 2015, with the first five months looking "especially good for the markets", according to Tim Hayes, chief investment strategist at Ned Davis Research.

  • Will cheap oil remain a headwind for stocks?  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 12:22 AM ET

    Aadil Ebrahim, Vice President & Portfolio Manager at AllianceBernstein, explains why the drop in oil prices is prompting a flight to safety in global markets and discusses how long the selloff may last.

  • LONDON, Dec 15- Investors are optimistic about private equity, but reconsidering their allocations to hedge funds, a survey showed on Monday. The Global Private Equity Barometer by Coller Capital showed that almost two-fifths of investors, or Limited Partners as they are known, are planning to increase allocations targets to private equity over the next year.

  • Why stocks could get slammed soon  Sunday, 14 Dec 2014 | 5:13 PM ET

    Michael Gayed, Chief Investment Strategist at Pension Partners, says the ongoing oil price drop and widening credit spreads are problematic as they usually precede substantial market declines.

  • BC Partners lands PetSmart in $8.7 bln buyout Sunday, 14 Dec 2014 | 5:03 PM ET

    PetSmart agreed to sell itself to a private equity consortium for $8.7 billion, in the largest leveraged buyout of the year.

  • LONDON, Dec 12- The acrimonious divorce of Britain's most generous philanthropists, hedge fund billionaire Christopher Hohn and his estranged wife Jamie Cooper-Hohn, could lead to a split of one of the largest private charities in the world. "I am aware... that there have been discussions about the possibility of diverting funds from the UK Foundation into the U.S....

  • BOSTON, Dec 11- Fewer hedge funds opened in the third quarter of 2014 than in any other quarter in a year, according to data released on Thursday by industry research firm Hedge Fund Research. Assets managed by the industry reached a record $2.82 trillion at the end of third quarter, HFR said. Earlier this year, Herb Wagner launched Finepoint Capital after leaving...

  • Schwarzman: Energy a 'wonderful' opportunity Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 3:56 PM ET
    Stephen Schwarzman

    The head of private equity giant Blackstone spoke at the DealBook Conference in New York Thursday.

  • BlackRock Inc, the world's largest asset manager, and Manning& Napier are among the managers that use strategies such as shorting stocks and trading derivatives in their target-date funds. J.P. Morgan Asset Management and Voya Investment Management are considering adding similar strategies, executives told Reuters. About 41 percent of 401 plan...

  • Blackstone's Wien: 'Favorable trends' in 2015 Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 10:38 AM ET
    Byron Wien

    Blackstone Group economic prognosticator Byron Wien thinks there's plenty of reason for optimism in 2015.

  • BlackRock Inc, the world's largest asset manager, and Manning& Napier are among the managers that use strategies such as shorting stocks and trading derivatives in some 401 retirement plans, including target date funds. J.P. Morgan Asset Management and Voya Investment Management are considering adding similar strategies, executives told Reuters.

  • Uber investors see IPO that would top $100 billion Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 2:23 PM ET
    The Uber car service app is displayed on an HTC smartphone in Berlin, Nov. 24, 2014.

    A small group of elite investors are behind Uber's latest fundraising effort and believe the company is set for a massive IPO.

  • BOSTON, Dec 4- Most hedge fund investors polled by Goldman Sachs plan to pull some cash from their current managers in the coming months, with the majority citing poor performance as the reason, according to results of a survey seen by Reuters. The vast majority of that cash, which could amount to more than $100 billion, would likely go to another hedge fund manager...

  • So far, so good for China: SocGen  Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 8:14 PM ET

    Xavier Denis, Economist and Strategist at Societe Generale, says recent decisions by policymakers have allayed fears of a hard landing.

  • No irrational exuberance in US markets: Pro  Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 5:20 PM ET

    Erik Davidson, Global Strategist & Managing Director of Investments at Wells Fargo Private Bank, says there's no reason to be concerned on the U.S. market rally.

  • SAO PAULO, Dec 3- Credit Suisse Group AG plans to open a hedge fund in Brazil called Gauss next year to offer new investment alternatives for clients, such as volatility arbitrage, executives said on Wednesday. The hedge fund, named after "the prince of mathematicians" Carl Gauss, will be managed by Fabio Okumura, former head of proprietary trading at Itaú Unibanco...

  • SAO PAULO, Dec 3- Credit Suisse Group AG plans to open a hedge fund in Brazil called Gauss next year to offer new investment alternatives for clients, such as volatility arbitrage, executives said on Wednesday. The hedge fund, named after "the prince of mathematicians" Carl Gauss, will be managed by Fabio Okumura, the former head of proprietary trading at Itaú...

  • Did Carl Icahn cause a new private equity bubble? Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 1:14 PM ET
    Carl Icahn

    Carl Icahn has been everywhere recently, taking up stakes—and pushing for changes—in big companies including Netflix, Hertz, eBay, and Apple.

  • Dealmaking is only in the 5th inning: Schwarzman Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 8:29 AM ET
    Steve Schwarzman, co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Blackstone Group LP.

    Blackstone Group's Steve Schwarzman also tells CNBC: "I don't think the Fed will throw us into a next recession."