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  • NEW YORK, Jan 29- Samantha Greenberg, a partner at $16.2 billion Paulson& Co., is leaving to launch her own hedge fund firm, according to people familiar with the situation. Greenberg and a spokesman for Paulson, led by billionaire John Paulson, declined to comment. She was named to the Hedge Fund Journal and Ernst& Young's 50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds for 2013.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 24- This year, betting on corporate takeovers and restructurings should have been a sure thing for investors as the value of deals soared to record levels. "It turned out to be a very challenging year," said Tristan Thomas, who helps clients select hedge funds at Northern Trust's 50 South Capital. Since January 2010, event driven hedge funds gained an...

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, Dec 11- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc investors are turning up the pressure on the drugmaker to produce a detailed plan on how it will deliver profit growth in 2016.. Investors said Wall Street wanted three things from Wednesday's meeting: a 2016 forecast for earnings around $14 per share versus the $11 projected for 2015, no more...

  • Nov 23- Activist investor Carl Icahn said he may propose adding a new director to American International Group's board, saying Peter Hancock, AIG's chief executive, was unlikely to "sincerely consider" his suggestion to split the company into three. Icahn disclosed on Monday that he owned 42 million shares in AIG as of Oct. 28, which would make him the insurer's...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 16- Soros Fund Management LLC sold its stakes in two gold miners while hedge fund Paulson& Co cut its stake in another as bullion prices fell to 5-1/ 2- year lows, filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission showed on Monday. Paulson& Co reduced its stake in AngloGold Ashanti Ltd by 1 million shares during the quarter while CI Investments Inc,...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 16- Hedge fund Paulson& Co held its stake in the gold-backed exchange-traded fund SPDR Gold Trust in the third quarter of 2015, a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission showed on Monday.

  • Nov 2- American International Group Inc's quarterly operating profit plunged as income at all but one of its underwriting businesses declined and tumultuous markets hurt its investments. AIG, the largest commercial insurer in the United States and Canada, also incurred a hefty $274 million pretax restructuring charge that also hurt results in the quarter.

  • Oct 29- American International Group Inc directors are discussing a spinoff or sale of the company's small mortgage-insurance business as it faces new pressure from shareholders to break itself apart, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Billionaire investor Carl Icahn published a letter on Wednesday advising CEO...

  • UPDATE 3-Icahn takes stake in AIG, calls for breakup Wednesday, 28 Oct 2015 | 1:43 PM ET

    Oct 28- Activist investor Carl Icahn said he owns a "large stake" in American International Group Inc and urged the insurer to spin off its life and mortgage units into public companies to avoid being tagged as a systemically important financial institution. AIG's shares shot up as much as 4 percent in heavy trading on Wednesday after Icahn released his proposal,...

  • Oct 28- Activist investor Carl Icahn disclosed a "large stake" in American International Group Inc and urged the company to spin off its life and mortgage insurance units into public companies to shed the U.S. government's "too-big-to-fail" tag. AIG, the largest commercial insurer in the United States and Canada, was labeled systemically important by a top U.S....

  • Sept 28- Democratic lawmakers on Monday attacked "massive" price increases of two heart drugs from Canada's Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc, fueling a rout in drugmaker shares on worries of a government and insurer clampdown on U.S. drug prices. Ackman's fund, Pershing Square Capital Management, owns nearly 5.76 percent of Valeant, which partnered...

  • The data also showed Coatue Management had five of the same top 10 picks as Whale Rock Capital Management, and four listings in the top 10 list of Stephen Mandel's Lone Pine were also on Chase Coleman's Tiger Global chart. Both Coatue, which is run by Philippe Laffont and specializes in media and technology, and Whale Rock have Apple Inc, Facebook Inc, Chinese...

  • The move came just before spot gold prices tumbled 6.6 percent in July, their weakest monthly performance in more than two years after a steep selloff in Shanghai and New York, and on expectations for the U.S. "It appears Paulson was astute to lighten up some before the July plunge," said Mike McGlone, director of research for ETF Securities in New York.

  • New York- based Paulson& Co, led by longtime gold bull John Paulson, cut its stake in SPDR Gold Trust by 1 million shares to 9.2 million shares worth $1.04 billion in the quarter ending June 30, according to the 13 F-HR filing. Paulson& Co also cut its stake in AngloGold Ashanti Ltd, and left stakes unchanged in IAMGOLD Corp and NovaGold Resources Inc..

  • NEW YORK, Aug 14- Hedge fund Paulson& Co cut its stake in the gold-backed exchange-traded fund SPDR Gold Trust in the second quarter of 2015, after holding it unchanged for six straight quarters, a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission showed on Friday. New York- based Paulson& Co, led by longtime gold bull John Paulson, owned 9.2 million shares worth...

  • Monsanto, Syngenta said to be close on deal price Tuesday, 4 Aug 2015 | 4:55 PM ET

    Agricultural giant Monsanto reportedly made a $45 billion bid for Syngenta in May but was rebuffed.

  • Paulson family gives $8.5M to charter schools Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 10:30 AM ET
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    Billionaire John Paulson has pledged to donate $8.5 million to Success Academy Charter Schools for schools in NYC.

  • Paulson & Co. preps European stock fund Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 10:47 AM ET
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    Billionaire hedge fund manager John Paulson is setting up to bet more on Europe with a new "event" fund.

  • John Paulson riding health-care wave with new fund Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 11:51 AM ET
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    Billionaire investor John Paulson is looking to make more money on health care.

  • Harvard receives largest ever gift Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 10:15 AM ET
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    The donation comes from John Paulson, the billionaire money manager behind Paulson & Co., who graduated from Harvard Business School.