Private Equity


  • *J.C. Penney, FedEx gain on hedge fund stakes. Federal Reserve Chair nominee Janet Yellen told a Senate Committee that the central bank's economic stimulus would continue and several key important investors disclosed stakes in companies like J.C. Penney and Exxon Mobil.

  • Mark Megalli, an investment professional with the hedge fund Level Global Investors LP, obtained inside information that helped his firm avoid about $2.4 million in losses and make $853,655 in ill-gotten profits, the SEC said in a statement.

  • *Japan one of industry's best bets in 2013. LONDON/ HONG KONG, Nov 15- Japan, a frustration for the world's sharpest hedge fund minds for more than a decade, is proving one of the industry's biggest winners this year.

  • Hedge funds Highfields Capital, Jana Partners and Farallon Capital Management Group took positions in the ailing department store operator, and Glenview Capital, already a big owner, added to its holdings.

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, Nov 14- Top U.S. hedge fund managers in the third quarter bought and sold shares of such hotly debated companies as Herbalife Ltd, J.C. Penney Co and Sotheby's. Ellington Management Group LLC, a $5.5 billion investment firm founded by Michael Vranos, took a new position in auction house Sotheby's, as did Eric Mindich's Eton Park Capital Management.

  • Hedge funds drawn to Sotheby's in third quarter Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 4:33 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Nov 14- Hedge funds including Eton Park Capital Management and Ellington Management Group took new positions in Sotheby's during the third quarter, joining activist investor Daniel Loeb as he pushes for change at the 269- year-old auction house.

  • BOSTON/ NEW YORK, Nov 14- Top U.S. hedge fund managers in the third quarter bought and sold shares of such hotly debated companies as Herbalife Ltd, J.C. Penney Co and Sotheby's.

  • SAFT ON WEALTH-Zen and the hell of low returns Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 4:14 PM ET

    That's the upshot from hedge fund guru Ray Dalio, who thinks investing alpha, or outperformance, will be in short supply in coming years. Dalio, the founder of $120 billion hedge fund firm Bridgewater Associates, thinks the Fed is getting diminishing returns from its bond buying.

  • The SEC on Tuesday said it entered a deferred prosecution agreement with Scott Herckis, a certified public accountant from Stamford, Connecticut, for his "voluntary and significant cooperation" that helped halt a fraud by Berton Hochfeld, founder of the hedge fund Heppelwhite Fund LP.

  • New study shows private equity funds barely worth it Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 | 1:32 PM ET

    Investing in private equity funds may not be so great after all, according to new research.

  • Michael Abraham, co-head financial sponsors at UBS, says the private equity market is "very active" and benefitting from the "buoyant IPO market".

  • The billionaire play coming to your 401(k) Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 4:11 PM ET

    Private equity has been generating big returns for big pension funds, but 401(k) investors have been left out of the game—until now.

  • LONDON, Nov 11- Hedge fund start-up Rhodium Capital, run by former Bank of America star trader Iftikhar Ali, has begun life betting on a strong performance from corporate bonds over coming months. Bond prices were hit over the summer by fears the U.S.

  • Nov 8- Affiliates of activist hedge fund Elliott Management Corp disclosed a stake of about 9 percent in Riverbed Technology Inc and said the network equipment maker was "significantly undervalued". "This is a spark that could light a fire in Riverbed's shares," FBR Capital Markets analyst Daniel Ives said.

  • Nov 8- An affiliate of activist hedge fund Elliott Management Corp disclosed a 5.8 percent stake in Riverbed Technology Inc, a network equipment maker it said was "significantly undervalued".

  • BOSTON, Nov 5- Hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb told investors that his Third Point Offshore Fund had returned 19.4 percent this year, ranking it among the industry's best performers.

  • LONDON, Nov 4- U.S. hedge fund Aurelius Capital Management, which will take a stake in Co-op Bank under a rescue plan for the British mutual lender, is also protagonist in a lengthy and bitter court battle over Argentina's debt default.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 4- Billionaire investor Steven A. Cohen's days as a hedge fund manager may be over with his SAC Capital Advisors agreeing to plead guilty to insider trading charges and pay a record $1.8 billion in fines and forfeitures.

  • Why private equity is 'glacial'     Monday, 4 Nov 2013 | 4:40 AM ET

    Simon Hamilton, global head at Investec Fund Finance, describes private equity as a "glacial industry" that really needs to innovate to attract capital.

  • Private equity needs to act 'maturely': Report Monday, 4 Nov 2013 | 4:00 AM ET

    The private equity industry is still struggling with its post-financial crisis image problem, a new study has found.

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