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  • Private equity's new target play: Sex toys Friday, 21 Feb 2014 | 1:48 PM ET
    A Jimmyjane Indulgences kit

    A recent acquisition shows how bedroom novelties have aroused the interest of private equity firm Brookstone Partners.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 21- Small investors who have longed to benefit from the brains of top hedge fund managers can now purchase those same stock picks without paying hefty fees or tying up a large amount of money.

  • Is the IPO frenzy for real?     Friday, 21 Feb 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Gareth McCartney of UBS says the uptick in public listings in Europe will continue, boosted by the quality of assets coming to market, and the breadth of sectors and regions.

  • Private equity's latest play: The Wild West Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 12:52 PM ET
    Mountains Development: View from the stretch of highway between Park City and Freestone River Ranch

    Private equity funds are seeing an opportunity in refurbishing sporting ranches near the Rockies, attracting investors like T. Boone Pickens.

  • Hedge fund manager Griffin gives $150 million to Harvard Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 8:14 PM ET

    BOSTON, Feb 19- Billionaire investor Kenneth Griffin, who started his hedge fund in his dormitory room at Harvard University, is donating $150 million to his alma mater in what will be the largest single gift ever made to the Ivy League school.

  • Wall Street gears up to spend big on 2014 election Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 3:19 PM ET
    From left: Paul Singer and Tom Steyer

    Some of the biggest names on Wall Street are quietly preparing to do battle over elections this year.

  • BOSTON, Feb 18- Hedge fund industry assets are expected to reach a record $3 trillion by year's end as investors plan to add fresh money, saying they were generally happy with last year's returns and don't expect bigger gains this year, a new survey shows.

  • Inside hedge fund pay: $10M for a 10% return Sunday, 16 Feb 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    The CEO of a $5 billion hedge fund can expect to make between $7 million and $10 million if the fund returns just 10 percent.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 14- E-commerce auction house eBay Inc became a darling among top U.S. hedge funds in the fourth quarter just before billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn urged the company to spin off its PayPal payments business, regulatory filings showed on Friday.

  • Bubble watch: Blackstone exec on housing health Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 1:46 PM ET
    Jonathan D. Gray

    Blackstone, which has made big bets on hotels, rental homes and other real estate in recent years, continues to be bullish on the sector.

  • Feb 12- The activist investor squaring off with Cliffs Natural Resources Inc named its preferred candidate for chief executive officer on Wednesday and said it plans to nominate enough new directors to form a majority of the iron ore miner's board.

  • LONDON, Feb 11- Brevan Howard, one of the world's biggest hedge fund managers, is to shut its $2.3 billion emerging markets portfolio after a bout of poor performance, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.

  • KKR to acquire National Vision for $1 billion Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 10:36 AM ET
    A file picture of eyeglasses on display.

    Private equity firm KKR & Co said it would acquire National Vision from buyout firm Berkshire Partners in a deal worth nearly $1 billion.

  • Former hedge honcho Phil Falcone gets a babysitter Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 1:30 PM ET
    Philip Falcone, chairman and chief executive officer of Harbinger Group Inc.

    Legally troubled hedge fund manager Phil Falcone officially has help to salvage his once-$23 billion Harbinger Capital Partners.

  • BOSTON, Feb 6- Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC on Thursday reported a sharply higher quarterly profit that beat Wall Street analysts' forecasts after stronger returns at its hedge fund portfolios boosted the company's incentive fee income.

  • BOSTON, Jan 31- Billionaire hedge fund investor Daniel Loeb will be losing Rhode Island as a client after the state's pension fund found his Third Point LLC too risky for its taste and decided to pull out all of its money.

  • BOSTON, Jan 31- Billionaire hedge fund investor Daniel Loeb will be losing Rhode Island as a client after the state's pension fund found his Third Point LLC too risky for its taste and decided to pull all of its money out.

  • HONG KONG, Jan 30- Segantii Capital Management, one of Asia's fastest growing hedge funds, has been hit by five resignations in the last few weeks, people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters, after the firm saw its first annual loss.

  • HONG KONG, Jan 30- Segantii Capital Management, one of Asia's fastest growing hedge funds, has been hit by five recent resignations, people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters, after the firm saw its first annual loss.

  • Hedge fund betting on a $200 billion Alibaba Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014 | 12:48 PM ET

    A rising hedge fund star has made a big bet on Chinese e-commerce site Alibaba, believing the company will be worth at least $200 billion.