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  • Carlyle's fourth-quarter earnings more than triple Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 7:56 AM ET

    Feb 19- Private equity firm Carlyle Group LP reported a higher-than-expected 216 percent rise in fourth-quarter earnings as the value of its funds jumped and the profits generated from the sales of assets soared.

  • 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.

  • TPG to take its BDC public amid shadow banking bonanza Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 11:39 AM ET

    Feb 18- Private equity firm TPG Capital LP registered its business development company for an initial public offering on Tuesday, seeking to capitalize on the growth of such credit investment vehicles and the rise of the shadow banking sector.

  • Feb 18- Institutional investors are buying up U.S. farmland at a rapid rate, and their influence is starting to shift the types of crops grown and the way the land is managed, according to a report issued Tuesday.

  • *BlackRock, Vanguard, Deutsche Bank, Lyxor lead the way. LONDON, Feb 17- Sharp withdrawals from equity, currency and commodity tracking funds as emerging markets sold off in early 2014 looks no more than a bump in the road for such vehicles as they expand their share of assets under management.

  • Top hedge funds cling to eBay, Apple in fourth quarter Saturday, 15 Feb 2014 | 7:15 AM ET
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    E-commerce auction house eBay 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.

  • Einhorn's Greenlight seeks identity of Micron leaker Friday, 14 Feb 2014 | 9:56 PM ET

    Feb 14- Hedge fund manager David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital has asked a court to order the website Seeking Alpha to disclose the identity of a commenter who disclosed Greenlight's stake in Micron before it was officially announced, according to a court filing.

  • 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.

  • TORONTO, Feb 14- The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, one of the world's biggest pension funds, notched another quarter of strong returns but its chief executive officer said he wishes the fund had been more aggressive when prices were cheap.

  • TORONTO, Feb 13- The profits of Canadian life insurers grew in the fourth quarter, as higher returns from growing wealth management units offset uneven insurance sales, highlighting a shift in business as the companies cut risk in the wake of the financial crisis.

  • TORONTO, Feb 13- Manulife Financial Corp reported a 20 percent rise in fourth-quarter profit as stronger mutual fund sales and a C $350 million gain on the sale of its Taiwan insurance business offset weaker insurance sales, but results still fell short of estimates.

  • BOSTON, Feb 12- Fidelity Investments, the No. 2 U.S. mutual fund company, said on Wednesday that operating profit rose 13 percent to $2.6 billion last year as clients pulled less money from its funds.

  • BOSTON, Feb 12- Fidelity Investments, the No. 2 U.S. mutual fund company, said on Wednesday that operating profit rose 13 percent to $2.6 billion last year as clients pulled less money from its funds.

  • BOSTON, Feb 12- Fidelity Investments, the No. 2 U.S. mutual fund company, said on Wednesday that operating profit rose 13 percent to $2.6 billion last year as clients pulled less money from its funds.

  • 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.

  • Robust bank results help European stocks keep rally alive Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 10:19 AM ET

    *FTSEurofirst 300 and Euro STOXX 50 up 1 pct. PARIS, Feb 12- European stocks climbed on Wednesday, extending their brisk week-long rally, with banking stocks leading the gainers after robust results and on hopes of rising dividends in the sector. The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index was up 1 percent at 3,108.24 points.

  • Fleming, the head of Morgan Stanley's wealth and asset management businesses, is on the bank board's list of candidates who could potentially succeed Chief Executive James Gorman, according to sources with direct knowledge of the situation. But colleagues and recruiters say he is also a flight risk for Morgan Stanley.

  • 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.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 7- Rengan Rajaratnam, the younger brother of imprisoned hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam, urged a U.S. judge on Friday to dismiss insider trading charges leveled against him last year. A grand jury subsequently indicted Rengan Rajaratnam, a former portfolio manager at Galleon, in March 2013 on seven counts of conspiracy and securities fraud.

  • *Apple leads market higher on buyback boost. *Online travel agencies' shares jump after Expedia results. NEW YORK, Feb 7- U.S. stocks climbed on Friday, setting the S&P 500 on track for its first weekly gain in four as a weak reading on the labor market was partly blamed on the weather and traders focused on expectations of further economic strength.

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