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  • April 27- U.S. proxy advisory firm ISS has recommended DuPont shareholders vote in favor of activist investor Nelson Peltz and another nominee joining the chemical conglomerate's board, the Wall Street Journal reported. Peltz's hedge fund Trian Fund Management, DuPont's fifth-largest shareholder with a 2.7 percent stake, has for months criticized...

  • Qualcomm stock falls as Jana's Rosenstein hovers Saturday, 25 Apr 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Attendees mingle in the Qualcomm Inc. booth at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Jan. 12, 2012.

    Qualcomm's stock has fallen since Jana Partners's Barry Rosenstein suggested a chip unit spin-off to boost sagging shares.

  • April 24- SunTrust Banks Inc, Apollo Global Management and Ares Management LP are considering offers for buying General Electric Co's unit that lends to private-equity firms in the United States, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter. GE is working with Citigroup Inc to sell the business, which is expected to be worth $10 billion, the...

  • Wall Street jets west for 'Davos with palm trees' Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 11:54 AM ET
    Ken Griffin speaks at the 2013 Milken Institute Global Conference.

    The financial community—including Steve Schwarzman, Ken Griffin and Steve Cohen—will once again figure prominently at Milken.

  • MONTREAL, April 24- When Scott O'Malia, chief executive officer of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, took the stage at the trade group's 30th annual general meeting this week, he explained the strength of ISDA as "in a word, relevance." ISDA has been central to the growth of privately traded derivatives, fighting off regulation in the 1990 s,...

  • BOSTON, April 23- Liquid alternative products, the look-alike hedge funds wooing customers with promises of getting their money back more easily and paying lower fees to have it managed, now have something else to brag about: superior returns. Among so-called liquid alts funds, Daman Investments' Daman Fifth Fund was last year's best performer boasting a 232...

  • Richard Venn, who joined the Toronto- based company last month after a $500 million buyout by private equity giants Carlyle and Warburg Pincus, hopes to capitalise on its links with the European Central Bank and its new owners' contacts to strengthen its foothold in Europe. DBRS has a market share of just over 1 percent in Europe, where authorities have long been...

  • LONDON/ BOSTON, April 23- London- based Denjoy Capital Partners, backed by powerful investor Blackstone Group, is shutting down its European long-short equity hedge fund following a slump in returns, a letter to investors seen by Reuters showed. The Denjoy Integral Fund- which bets on both rising and falling shares- recorded overall returns of 13.9 percent since...

  • Judge Thomas Griesa came in response to a request by holdout investor NML Ltd, an affiliate of hedge fund Elliott Management, that Deutsche Bank turn over details of the U.S. dollar-denominated debt offering held this week.

  • Dalio: This IS ‘secular stagnation’ Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 11:38 AM ET
    Ray Dalio, Bridgewater Associates

    Billionaire hedge fund manager Ray Dalio would like to discuss "secular stagnation" over a beer with Ben Bernanke and Larry Summers.

  • April 22- BNY Mellon Corp said Wednesday first-quarter earnings rose 16 percent, beating Wall Street estimates, as the bank lowered expenses and saw revenue from trading foreign currencies surge from year-ago levels. BNY Mellon Chief Executive Gerald Hassell has been under pressure from hedge fund activists unhappy with expense controls and profit growth...

  • April 21- DuPont's weak quarterly sales and lowered annual profit forecast provided fresh ammunition to Nelson Peltz in his campaign to win board seats and split up the chemical maker. Peltz's hedge fund Trian Fund Management, DuPont's fifth-largest shareholder with a 2.7 percent stake, has for months criticized DuPont's underperformance.

  • April 21- DuPont's weak quarterly sales and lowered annual profit forecast is expected to provide fresh ammunition to Nelson Peltz in his campaign to split up the chemical maker. Peltz's hedge fund Trian Fund Management has for months criticized DuPont's underperformance, alleging that the company has repeatedly failed to meet financial targets.

  • The IPO filing follows the successful listing of hamburger chain Shake Shack Inc in January and Habit Restaurants Inc in November. Fogo de Chao, back by private equity firm Thomas H. Lee Partners LP, has 26 restaurants in the United States and nine in Brazil, according to a regulatory filing on Monday. Fogo de Chao started as a restaurant in Porto Alegre, Brazil, in...

  • April 20- Hedge fund manager David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital has taken a new stake in General Motors Co, nearly a year after selling off it position in the automaker, the firm said in a letter to clients on Monday seen by Reuters. The $11 billion fund believes General Motors has put behind it the impact of recalling more than 2.5 million vehicles in 2014 because...

  • Einhorn's Greenlight Capital buys into GM again Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 6:57 PM ET

    April 20- Hedge fund manager David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital has taken a fresh stake in General Motors Co, nearly a year after exiting its position in the automaker, the firm said in a letter to clients on Monday. The fund believes General Motors has put the impact of recalling more than 2.5 million vehicles in 2014 because of ignition switch issues behind it,...

  • The IPO filing follows the successful listing of hamburger chain Shake Shack Inc in January and Habit Restaurants Inc in November. Fogo de Chao, back by private equity firm Thomas H. Lee Partners LP, has 26 restaurants in the United States and nine in Brazil, according to a regulatory filing on Monday. Fogo de Chao started as a restaurant in Porto Alegre, Brazil, in...

  • Corzine hedge fund? He's 'radioactive': Author Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 6:03 PM ET
    Jon Corzine

    Former MF Global CEO Jon Corzine is reportedly thinking about launching a hedge fund. The experts disagree on whether he'll succeed.

  • CALGARY, Alberta, April 20- Intermediate producer Legacy Oil+ Gas Inc formed a special committee on Monday to deal with hedge fund FrontFour Capital's move to gain seats on its board, the first major case of shareholder activism in Canada's oil patch since last year's sharp drop in crude prices. Calgary- based Legacy, which has assets in southern Alberta and light...

  • Greenlight's David Einhorn: We're adding shorts Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 4:41 PM ET
    David Einhorn, president of Greenlight Capital Inc.

    If company earnings are cooked, so is the market, according to Greenlight Capital.