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  • June 16- Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden has asked the Obama administration why the United States failed to stop a tax-avoidance strategy used by hedge funds, including John Paulson's Paulson& Co, Bloomberg reported.

  • The Securities and Exchange Commission's case against Albany, New York- based Paradigm Capital Management and owner Candace King Weir marks the first time the agency has ever brought charges over whistleblower retaliation- a new authority Congress bestowed on the agency in 2010..

  • The Securities and Exchange Commission's case against Albany, New York- based Paradigm Capital Management and owner Candace King Weir marks the first time the agency has ever brought charges over whistleblower retaliation- a new authority Congress bestowed on the agency in 2010..

  • *Gaim Monaco conference to be held next week. *Meeting is biggest hedge fund get-together in Europe. Boston- based Highfields Capital for instance, which manages billions for big universities and exclusive endowments, gently asks journalists not to call it a hedge fund, preferring asset management firm.

  • Close look at M&A cycle     Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | 7:18 AM ET

    Discussing the health of U.S. business amid a slow recovery, with Scott Sperling, THL Partners co-President.

  • BOSTON, June 10- The allure of hedge funds grew in April when investors added $18.6 billion in new money to these portfolios, according to a survey, even as their performance again lagged behind stock and bond markets' returns.

  • Chico’s explores sale to private equity Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 8:25 AM ET

    Chico's is exploring a sale to private equity and has discussed a deal with potential suitors, the Financial Times reports.

  • LONDON, June 9- British hedge fund manager Man Group said on Monday it is buying credit-focused privately held fund of hedge fund firm Pine Grove Asset Management, stepping up a push into the United States.

  • NEW YORK, June 4- Famed cocoa trader Anthony Ward's niche commodities fund is up 28 percent through April, after riding the bull run in arabica coffee as a drought in Brazil, the world's No. 1 producer, raised concerns about tightening supplies.

  • BOSTON, June 3- William Ackman's Pershing Square Capital Management flagship hedge fund rose 2.9 percent in May, bringing it to a 22.1 percent gain so far this year and putting it ahead of most rivals, according to two investors in the fund.

  • Sebastian Lamy, Partner at Bain & Co, says private equity activity in Asia saw a sharp rise in the first months of the year.

  • *Majority of money held in funds worth more than $1 billion. LONDON, June 1- The world's biggest hedge funds are managing more money than ever before- even while the returns they provide look less attractive compared to those achieved by younger, smaller firms.

  • NEW YORK, May 30- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission suffered a loss on Friday in a long-running case against a New York hedge fund manager and two others accused of engaging in a $1.3 million insider trading scheme.

  • NEW YORK, May 29- A New Jersey hedge fund manager pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges he traded on inside information about the children's clothing company Carter's Inc, according to court papers. Steven Slawson, the co-founder of Titan Capital Management, is the latest defendant to be charged in a probe centered on the Atlanta- based retailer.

  • GSK invites private equity bid for drugs: Sources Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 12:34 PM ET
    A GlaxoSmithKline Plc logo sits on a sign outside the company's headquarters in London, U.K.

    GSK has invited private equity firms to consider making offers for a range of its older drugs, three people with direct knowledge of the matter said.

  • Hedge funds spending big bucks on midterm elections Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 12:19 PM ET
    From left: Paul Singer and Tom Steyer

    Hedge funders like Tom Steyer and Paul Singer are continuing their spending on midterm elections—and some politicians are fighting back.

  • NEW YORK, May 28- Former hedge fund analyst Matthew Teeple pleaded guilty on Wednesday to a criminal conspiracy charge in connection with the 2008 takeover of a technology company.

  • Finding opportunities in the oilfield     Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 8:42 AM ET

    Charles Cherington, Intervale Capital co-founder, discusses how his private equity firm is able to capitalize on the booming energy revolution in the U.S.

  • LAS VEGAS, May 26- As a $14.8 billion hedge fund with a reputation for savvy mortgage trades and a record of double-digit returns, Pine River Capital Management has long signed up multi-billion-dollar pension and sovereign wealth funds as investors.

  • May 22- Three former executives of New Stream Capital LLC, a failed Connecticut hedge fund, have pleaded guilty to conspiring to mislead their clients to keep their largest investor, federal prosecutors said on Thursday.