Maneet Ahuja is CNBC’s Hedge Fund Specialist and a producer on “Squawk Box.” In 2011, she co-created and developed the network's "Delivering Alpha" hedge-fund summit in conjunction with Institutional Investor and was awarded CNBC’s prestigious Enterprise Award in 2009 for her groundbreaking coverage of the industry. Noteworthy work includes hedge-fund titan David Tepper's first-ever TV appearance, sparking a 2-week "Tepper Rally" in the markets, David Einhorn's warning call on Lehman Brothers as well as his bid to purchase the Mets, and John Paulson's letter to investors in response to the SEC investigation into the Goldman Abacus deal. Prior to joining CNBC in 2008, she was a part of the Wall Street Journal’s Money and Investing team. She began her career on Wall Street in 2002 at age 17 in Citigroup’s Corporate and Investment Banking division as a credit risk analyst.
She is one of Forbes magazine’s 30 Under 30 (January 2012), has been featured in Elle magazine's annual Genius issue (April 2011) and in 2010, was nominated for Crain’s NY Business Forty Under 40 Rising Stars. She is also author of the book, "The Alpha Masters" (Wiley 2012).
William Ackman's firm Pershing Square Capital Management has acquired a 9.8 percent position in $22 billion industrial gas company Air Products & Chemicals.
Jim Chanos tells CNBC he's betting against Hewlett-Packard—again. "We're still short," he says from the 2013 Delivering Alpha Conference, hosted by CNBC and Institutional Investor.