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  • LONDON/ BOSTON, Jan 20- COMAC Capital is returning money to outside investors after suffering heavy losses on a currency trade last week, becoming the second hedge fund in less than a week to take dramatic steps after being battered by the Swiss franc's unexpected surge. The London- based firm's $1.2 billion COMAC Global Macro fund lost 8.0 percent when the Swiss...

  • Should investors stay cautious with China?   Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 5:15 AM ET
    Should investors stay cautious with China?

    Chinese stocks have recovered after 2014's GDP result. Charlie Awdry, Chinese equity fund manager at Henderson Global Investors, says that investing is not about the rate of GDP growth and this shouldn't impact equities dramatically.

  • BOSTON, Jan 16- Eric Mindich's $8.5 billion hedge fund, Eton Park Capital Management, is now ready to pick through the debt of beaten-up energy companies, an area it avoided last year as the price of oil tumbled. Eton Park dropped mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with a big profit before a U.S. judge threw out a lawsuit filed by shareholders to prevent the...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 16- Jim Chanos, founder of hedge fund firm Kynikos Associates, said on Friday he is betting against the shares of chipmaker Intel Corp.. "We're short Intel," Chanos told cable television network CNBC. Chanos, who has been critical of the personal computer sector and has bet against companies such as International Business Machines Corp and...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Jan 15- Currency speculators, especially large global macro hedge funds with big short positions in the Swiss franc, are staring massive losses in the face after the Swiss National Bank shocked markets on Thursday by removing a three-year-old cap on the currency. "You have these massive policies which forced all investors to invest with the...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Jan 15- Currency speculators, particularly large global macro hedge funds with big short positions in the Swiss franc, are staring massive losses in the face after the Swiss National Bank shocked markets on Thursday by removing a three-year-old cap on the currency. "You have these massive policies which forced all investors to invest with the...

  • Jan 14- A former top executive of Steven Cohen's SAC Capital Advisors LP is close to launching a roughly $1 billion hedge fund in March, the Wall Street Journal reported. Solomon "Sol" Kumin, who was SAC's chief operating officer until January last year, has raised about $1 billion for his Folger Hill Asset Management LLC, the Journal said, citing a person familiar...

  • Energy prices 'will benefit US economy'   Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 5:00 AM ET
    Energy prices 'will benefit US economy'

    Simon Laing, head of U.S. equities at Invesco Perpetual, says that when low oil prices start to feed into consumer spending it will be positive for the U.S. economy.

  • Investors: Get used to oil at $45   Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 5:30 AM ET
    Investors: Get used to oil at $45

    Discussing oil and volatility in U.S. equity markets, Chad Morganlander, portfolio manager at Stifel, discusses strategy and says investors should get used to oil at $45 per barrel.

  • Jan 12- A group of hedge fund creditors of Caesars Entertainment Corp sought on Monday to force its main operating unit into bankruptcy and to appoint an independent examiner to investigate what they allege was the plundering of the company. The involuntary bankruptcy petition was filed by affiliates of Appaloosa Management, Oaktree Capital Management and...

  • Private equity kings ready for another big year Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 11:19 AM ET
    Private Equity Growth Capital Council President and CEO Steve Judge speaks during an interview in New York.

    CNBC.com asked private equity experts for key themes to watch in the new year.

  • LONDON, Jan 12- Hedge funds have raised the number of their bets on a rise in the price of Brent crude to the highest since July, data showed on Monday, as speculators position for a possible rebound in oil prices following a near 60 percent collapse. Funds and other large speculators have been adding to positions betting on higher prices since October, even as prices...

  • LONDON, Jan 12- Hedge funds have raised their bets on a rise in the price of Brent crude to the highest since July, data from ICE showed on Monday, as speculators position for a possible rebound in oil prices following the near 60 percent collapse in the last seven months. That is the biggest net long, or the difference between bets on rising and falling prices, since...

  • Roughly two years after promising to donate his personal winnings from his controversial $1 billion bet against nutritional and weight-loss company Herbalife Ltd., the hedge fund titan is making good on the pledge with a $10 million donation to a scholarship charity, his foundation said. Herbalife stock closed 2015' s first week of trading down 12 percent at...

  • RENOWNED OIL TRADER ANDY HALL'S ASTENBECK HEDGE FUND GAINS 10 PCT IN 2014 FOR BEST YEAR SINCE 2010- INVESTOR LETTER.

  • Jan 8- New York's financial regulator sent a subpoena to the Medley Opportunity Fund II last week as he investigates the hedge fund's ties to payday lending, Bloomberg reported, citing a person familiar with the matter. Benjamin Lawsky, superintendent of Department of Financial Services, is seeking records from the fund on its investments in payday lenders,...

  • Jan 8- New York's financial regulator sent a subpoena to the Medley Opportunity Fund II last week as he investigates the hedge fund's ties to payday lending, Bloomberg reported, citing a person familiar with the matter. Benjamin Lawsky, superintendent of Department of Financial Services, is seeking records from the fund on its investments in payday lenders,...

  • U.S. hedge fund plans to take on big pharma over patents Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 12:59 PM ET

    OSLO, Jan 7- U.S. hedge fund manager Kyle Bass, who won fame for predicting the subprime mortgage crisis in 2008, plans to take on some of the world's biggest drug producers by challenging the patents of their top brands, he said on Wednesday. Bass, the founder of Dallas- based Hayman Capital Management, L.P., said some drug firms were hanging onto patents in...

  • LONDON, Jan 6- Energy hedge fund Andurand Capital returned 38 percent in 2014 betting on the collapse in oil prices, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday, emerging as one of the biggest winners from the near halving in crude since June. French fund manager Pierre Andurand, who made his name in 2008 by calling the sharp rise and subsequent collapse in oil...

  • 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...