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  • LONDON, Jan 6- Oil hedge fund Andurand Capital returned 37.9 percent in 2014 betting on lower crude prices, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday, emerging as one of the biggest winners from the near halving in prices since June. French fund manager Pierre Andurand, who made his name in 2008 by calling the sharp rise and subsequent collapse in oil prices...

  • How global problems aid US equities   Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 5:30 AM ET
    How global problems aid US equities

    Dan Greenhaus, chief global strategist at BTIG, discusses the impact of global disturbances on U.S. equities.

  • Jan 4- A U.S. hedge fund founder was found shot to death in his Manhattan apartment on Sunday, and New York police are seeking his son for questioning, authorities said. Thomas Gilbert, 70, founder of the Wainscott Capital Partners Fund, was shot once in the head around 3:30 p.m. EST inside his apartment bedroom, police said in a statement. Gilbert, a graduate of...

  • U.S. equities are still 'king'   Friday, 2 Jan 2015 | 5:45 AM ET
    U.S. equities are still 'king'

    Is the U.S. equity market due for a small correction anytime soon? Ben Lichtenstein, president of TradersAudio.com weighs in on the debate.

  • Will geopolitics be a big risk for 2015?   Friday, 2 Jan 2015 | 5:35 AM ET
    Will geopolitics be a big risk for 2015?

    The markets will always react to geopolitical issues due to its uncertainty, yet Hilary Kramer, president and chief investment officer at A&G Capital remains bullish, as the markets keep thriving through any big issue like Ebola or ISIS.

  • Is the oil price drop good U.S. equity markets?   Friday, 2 Jan 2015 | 5:25 AM ET
    Is the oil price drop good U.S. equity markets?

    US equity markets are relative to the oil price drop, and can be really good for U.S. equity markets in the long run, according to Anthony Chan, chief economist at J.P. Morgan Chase.

  • A lacklustre FTSE 100   Friday, 2 Jan 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    A lacklustre FTSE 100

    The U.K.'s FTSE 100 was disappointing in terms of performance in the equity market. Andy Brough, fund manager at Schroders explains why.

  • BOSTON, Dec 30- Wealthy investors are poised to put at least $90 billion into hedge funds next year, even after returns have largely been lackluster this year, research firm eVestment said on Tuesday. The short answer is yes, "they wrote, adding" We expect asset flows into hedge funds of at least between $90 billion and $110 billion in 2015. "Hedge funds manage roughly...

  • Dec 19- The biggest investor in Meredith Whitney's hedge fund has demanded his money back and two executives have left in the past month, Bloomberg reported, citing a person with knowledge of the firm. Chief Financial Officer Andrew Turchin has also exited, Bloomberg said, quoting the source. Whitney's fund started trading in November 2013 with about $50 million...

  • Howard Marks: Oil prices expose 'debt's weaknesses' Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 11:36 AM ET
    Oaktree Capital Management co-founder and Chairman Howard Marks speaks during an interview in New York, Sept. 5, 2014.

    Howard Marks thinks that the drop in oil prices could finally expose low lending standards and provide better value in the markets.

  • BOSTON, Dec 16- A former top portfolio manager for Steven A. Cohen's now-defunct SAC Capital Advisors hedge fund is joining Scoria Capital, a hedge fund founded by another SAC alumnus. Ted Orenstein will become a senior partner and head the industrials sector at Scoria when he joins early in January, the firm's founder, Larry Sapanski, wrote to investors in a letter...

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

    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
    2015: A good year for equities?

    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
    Will cheap oil remain a headwind for stocks?

    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
    Why stocks could get slammed soon

    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.