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A lot more money might be required to invest in private funds given new rules under consideration at the SEC.
ISDA's 15-member determinations committee voted unanimously Tuesday to postpone the auction until at least after Sept. 2.
BOSTON, Aug 14- Billionaire investor William Ackman, who often says he is flattered when others follow him into a stock he likes, was joined by several prominent hedge funds that made new bets on takeover target Allergan Inc during the second quarter.
Aug 14- Top U.S. hedge fund managers did some shopping for shares of discount retailer Dollar General Corp and drug store operator Walgreen Co in the second quarter.
Daniel Loeb's Third Point added 1 million shares of Dollar General, raising his stake by 33 percent, while Blue Ridge Capital, founded by Tiger Cub John Griffin, nearly doubled its stake in Walgreen when it bought 2.8 million shares.
BUENOS AIRES, Aug 14- The hedge funds suing Argentina over its 2002 debt default are an "international mafia" out to wreck the country's finances, the government said on Thursday, pumping up the rhetoric in a battle that is squeezing the struggling Argentine economy.
NEW YORK, Aug 13- A billionaire hedge fund manager who has sued to stop Canadian fashion designer Peter Nygård from expanding his Bahamas estate has asked a U.S. court to help him obtain crucial evidence from a whistleblower to help with the litigation.
Christian Dresler, global head of revenue analytics research at Dealogic, says private equity firms are really focused on the "exit activity" and that ECM is outperforming M&A.
Two investment firms said they would buy half of the portfolio companies held by JPMorgan Chase & Co's private equity business, One Equity Partners.
NEW YORK, Aug 7- Former hedge fund manager Samuel Israel, who faked his own suicide to avoid prison after running a $450 million fraud, on Thursday failed to persuade a judge to shorten his 22- year sentence or set him free because prison officials are unable to treat his worsening health.
HOUSTON/ NEW YORK, Aug 5- Mexico has begun structuring its oil hedging program for next year, market sources said on Tuesday, citing one of the world's biggest sovereign hedging programs as weighing on crude prices. Some traders said a pick-up in options volatility was likely tied to anticipated hedging activity from Mexico.
LONDON, Aug 4- As Europe's big investment banks and brokerages scale back their research efforts, particularly towards small and mid-sized companies, some hedge funds and other specialist players spy an opportunity.
NEW YORK- ARGENTINA'S KICILLOF SAYS HEDGE FUNDS REJECTED ARGENTINA'S OFFER.
NEW YORK- ARGENTINA'S KICILLOF SAYS DOES NOT MAKE SENSE TO HAVE DEAL WITH HEDGE FUNDS AND NOT OTHER HOLDOUTS.
NEW YORK- ARGENTINA'S ECONOMY MINISTER KICILLOF SAYS HEDGE FUNDS DO NOT WANT TO ASK STAY ON DEBT RULING.
CLEVELAND, July 29- Casablanca Capital triumphed on Tuesday in its proxy battle with miner Cliffs Natural Resources Inc, preliminary estimates show, putting the hedge fund in a position to replace Cliffs' chief executive and sell off underperforming assets.
BOSTON, July 29- Hedge fund Elliott Management told investors that it added to its stake in Juniper Networks last quarter and sees opportunities in real estate securities in Europe, but it said little about two positions making headlines-- Argentina and EMC Corp..
Among those worth $5 million or more, 15 percent own private equity now, according to Spectrem Group, which is way up from 2007, with CNBC's Robert Frank.
JPMorgan found the perfect suitor for a big book of loans it had made around the world but wanted to get rid of: Bain Capital.
The rich are increasingly enamored with private equity investing after a decade of strong returns.