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  • *34 new commodity funds through May, lowest since H1 2006. *Only two new "discretionary" funds, both by same trader. NEW YORK, June 24- Commodity fund launches have slowed dramatically, heading for an eight-year low, data from industry tracker Preqin showed, after years of weak returns and some high-profile fund failures in the commodities sector.

  • 'Nobility' in managing funds: Morningstar exec Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 10:25 AM ET
    Don Phillips

    Managing a mutual fund is nothing short of a noble calling to alleviate wealth inequality, according to a Morningstar senior executive.

  • Joaquim Levy, CEO of Bradesco Asset Management, says the Brazilian private sector has turned around in recent years as the population turns to the private sector for its services.

  • BOSTON, June 17- Massachusetts' pension fund is pushing to move some of the $5.6 billion it invests with hedge funds into separately managed accounts and may even invest, at a lower cost, in strategies designed to mimic hedge fund returns. But few big investors have been as public about their plans as Massachusetts.

  • But the judge, who has been presiding for more than a decade over litigation between Argentina and hedge funds that refused to exchange defaulted bonds, seemed more interested in a fiery speech on Monday night by Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, in which she said the country would not submit to "extortion" by the hedge funds; and by a second speech Tuesday by the Argentine economy minister, who disclosed plans to restructure bonds to avoid "attachments."

  • NEW YORK, June 18- Lawyers for Argentina and for hedge funds that did not take part in its debt restructuring are scheduled to appear in federal court in New York on Wednesday in what could be a last-ditch attempt by the country to avoid default.

  • NEW YORK, June 18- Lawyers for Argentina and for hedge funds that refused to take part in its debt restructuring after its catastrophic 2001-02 default are scheduled to appear in federal court in New York on Wednesday afternoon, two days after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the country's appeal, a court official said.

  • 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.