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  • LONDON, May 20- The European Central Bank said on Wednesday it would stop providing journalists embargoed copies of its speeches, as a storm grew over one of its top policymakers giving hedge funds a head start on market-sensitive information. On Monday, ECB Executive Board member Benoit Coeure gave a speech to an invitation-only dinner of fund managers,...

  • BOSTON/ LOS ANGELES, May 20- Four U.S. public pension fund officials on Wednesday warned that McDonald's Corp and other companies may be jeopardizing their own futures by returning excessive amounts of cash to investors via share buybacks. The statement by the fund officials marks the first time in which some of the nation's biggest institutional investors...

  • HONG KONG, May 21- China's investors are fuelling their own version of a dotcom bubble going by the meteoric rise in the shares of a newly-listed Internet video company. "The forces are much too strong to make any bubble burst or any stock market to go down right now," said Josef Schuster, founder of IPO research and investment firm Ipox Schuster LLC.

  • LONDON, May 20- The European Central Bank said on Wednesday it would stop providing journalists embargoed copies of its speeches, as a storm grew over one of its top policymakers giving hedge funds a head start on market sensitive information. ECB Executive Board member Benoit Coeure gave a speech to an invitation-only dinner of fund managers, bankers and...

  • WASHINGTON, May 20- U.S. securities regulators proposed new rules on Wednesday designed to beef up their visibility into mutual funds, exchange-traded funds and the activities of asset managers. The plan calls for mutual funds to file monthly reports with more details on their holdings, as well as their securities lending activities and repurchase...

  • Chaired by Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, its membership is comprised of the top U.S. regulators including Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White. The FSOC's report comes just one day before the SEC is slated to propose rules that would require mutual funds and other asset managers to report more details...

  • Big bond funds see opportunities amid global rout Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 9:21 AM ET

    Much of that selling has come from players with shorter-term horizons such as hedge funds and momentum funds, however, and bond market giants PIMCO, Blackrock, Amundi and Aberdeen Asset Management told Reuters they have seen almost no outflows. But clients are cutting exposure to index-linked paper in favor of peripheral euro zone bonds or even subordinated...

  • Ashford reports 1Q loss Monday, 18 May 2015 | 6:51 PM ET

    DALLAS _ Ashford Inc. on Monday reported a loss of $9.1 million in its first quarter. The Dallas- based company said it had a loss of $4.57 per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • MASON CITY, Iowa, May 18- In the spotlight for her own high income, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton took a swipe at hedge fund managers again on Monday for earning much more than ordinary Americans and paying lower tax rates. Speaking to about 60 supporters at a house party in Iowa, Clinton said "the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top"...

  • May 18- TPG Capital LP may have helped its own campaign to go public after pulling Par Pharmaceutical Holdings Inc's IPO. TPG was preparing to begin an IPO investor roadshow for Par Pharmaceutical Holdings before it agreed to sell the generics drugmaker to Endo International Plc for around $8 billion. Founded in 1992 by David Bonderman and James Coulter, San...

  • Brookfield plans to buy GrafTech in a tender offer Monday, 18 May 2015 | 9:10 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Brookfield Asset Management Inc. plans to buy graphite manufacturer GrafTech International Ltd. for about $691.8 million in a tender offer. The Toronto- based asset manager is paying $5.05 per share for GrafTech, which is based in Parma, Ohio. Earlier this month, Brookfield entered a deal with GrafTech to buy $150 million worth of 7 percent convertible...

  • NEW YORK, May 15- Top U.S. hedge fund managers made contrasting bets on energy companies in the first quarter, with Greenlight Capital's David Einhorn sticking with names pummeled by falling oil prices, while Hayman Capital's Kyle Bass bet on frackers, regulatory filings showed on Friday. Einhorn's $11 billion Greenlight Capital increased its stake in Consol...

  • May 15- Some of the top U.S. hedge fund investors and activists, including Jana Partners LLC took new positions or raised their equity stakes in fast food chain McDonald's Corp during the first quarter, according to regulatory filings on Friday. Highfields Capital Management LP raised its stake more than 1,000 percent to 9.8 million shares, valued at about...

  • NEW YORK, May 15- Top U.S. hedge fund management firms, including Dan Loeb's Third Point LLC and Farallon Capital Management, trimmed some of their equity exposure in eBay Inc, but kept high positions in the e-commerce company's shares during the first quarter, according to regulatory filings. MD Sass Investors Services Inc liquidated its position in eBay,...

  • NEW YORK, May 15- Top U.S. hedge fund management firms, including Leon Cooperman's Omega Advisors and Philippe Laffont's Coatue Management, continued to reduce or slash stakes altogether in Apple Inc during the first quarter, as shares of the iPhone maker rallied. David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital also cut its exposure in Apple during the first quarter,...

  • NEW YORK, May 15- Top U.S. hedge fund managers increased their stakes in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd at the end of the first quarter, positioning themselves to take advantage of any upswing after the Chinese e-commerce company's stock took a beating after a surprise revenue miss in January. Soros Fund Management LLC, Tiger Global Management LLC, Viking Global...

  • NEW YORK, May 15- Top U.S. hedge fund management firms, including Leon Cooperman's Omega Advisors and Philippe Laffont's Coatue Management, continued to reduce or slash stakes altogether in Apple Inc during the first quarter, as shares of the iPhone maker rallied. Omega Advisors sold all of its 383,790 shares in Apple during the first quarter, while Rothschild...

  • Daniel Loeb's Third Point dissolves stake in Alibaba Friday, 15 May 2015 | 1:19 PM ET

    NEW YORK, May 15- Hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb's Third Point LLC exited its position in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd at the end of the first quarter, the same period during which the Chinese e-commerce company posted a surprise revenue miss that sent its shares plunging. Third Point's decision to slash its 10 million-share stake in Alibaba comes after the hedge...

  • NEW YORK, May 15- Top U.S. hedge fund management firms, including Leon Cooperman's Omega Advisors and Philippe Laffont's Coatue Management, continued to reduce or slash stakes altogether in Apple Inc during the first quarter, according to regulatory filings. Omega Advisors sold all of its 383,790 shares of the iPhone maker during the first quarter.

  • The data weren't all that great, but the story is people still see the Federal Reserve raising interest rates later this year, "said Kathy Lien, managing director at BK Asset Management in New York. The euro was up 0.2 percent to $1.1431, a tad below a three-month high of $1.1445 on Thursday and about 9 percent higher than a 12- year low of $1.0457 reached on March 16.