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  • NEW YORK, Nov 24- Bridgewater Associates' Pure Alpha II Fund, managed by hedge fund titan Ray Dalio Robert Prince, and Greg Jensen, is up 1.97 percent so far in November for a year-to-date total return of 9.5 percent, two people familiar with the fund's performance said on Tuesday. The $70 billion Bridgewater All Weather Fund, managed by Dalio, is down 1.10 percent so...

  • LONDON, Nov 24- U.S. oil prices have cycled between $40 and $60 per barrel since the start of 2015 and the rise and fall has corresponded with the accumulation and liquidation of hedge fund short positions. Front-month WTI prices fell from $48 to a low of $43 in the middle of March before rebounding to around $60 in mid-May. WTI prices swooned from nearly $60 to a low of...

  • LONDON, Nov 23- Hedge funds and other money managers had amassed short positions in U.S. crude oil amounting to 154 million barrels by last Tuesday according to data from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. The number of hedge funds with reported short positions of at least 350,000 barrels in the main WTI contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange...

  • Shkreli named CEO of KaloBios following takeover Friday, 20 Nov 2015 | 8:14 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Former hedge fund manager Martin Shkreli was named CEO and chairman of KaloBios Pharmaceuticals after he led a group of investors to take a majority stake in the cancer drug developer. Shkreli is a former hedge fund manager and the head of privately-held Turing Pharmaceuticals, which was criticized in September for buying the rights to a parasitic...

  • Hedge fund exit requests rise in November Friday, 20 Nov 2015 | 2:44 AM ET

    LONDON, Nov 20- Investors flagged their intention to shift more money out of hedge funds in November as they adjusted positions before the year-end, data showed on Friday. The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator- withdrawal requests expressed as a percentage of assets under administration- rose to 4.9 percent from October's 3 percent, data from fund...

  • A few hedge funds ride shorts to big profits Wednesday, 18 Nov 2015 | 10:58 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Nov 18- A small group of hedge fund managers have beat their struggling peers and the anemic stock market by betting against stocks. John Burbank's Passport Capital, Lee Ainslie's Maverick Capital, Paul Hudson's Glade Brook Capital Partners and Adam Bernstein's Pagoda Asset Management have made bets that individual stocks would fall, known as short...

  • BlackRock closing global macro hedge fund Wednesday, 18 Nov 2015 | 10:12 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Nov 18- BlackRock Inc is shutting down its Global Ascent Fund, a hedge fund, following a trying year for other similar investment strategies, the company said on Wednesday. News emerged in October, for instance, that the Fortress Investment Group would shutter its global macro hedge fund. "We believe that redeeming the Global Ascent Fund was the right thing...

  • A filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission released on Monday showed that Adage Capital Partners held 8.5 million Apple shares on Sept. 30, down 4 percent from June 30. Other filings showed that Appaloosa Management held 1.3 million Apple shares as of Sept. 30, down from 2.5 million shares on June 30; that Bridgewater Associates held 274,852 Apple...

  • Private equity still an attractive place: Pro Friday, 13 Nov 2015 | 6:41 AM ET
    Private equity still an attractive place: Pro

    Craig Bondy, GTCR managing director, discusses his strategy to sell into the rally, and weighs in on the evolving private equity landscape. Also Bondy shares his thoughts on "shakiness" in the high-yield bond market.

  • HSBC: We're cautious on India Tuesday, 10 Nov 2015 | 7:24 PM ET
    HSBC: We're cautious on India

    Herald van der Linde, head of equity strategy for Asia Pacific at HSBC, says Chinese markets are a better bet, as reforms in India have hit a snag.

  • *More shutdowns likely after Liongate Capital closure. The downturn in the fund of hedge funds industry started in the 2008, at the height of the crisis, with outflows of $40.9 billion, increasing to $118.4 billion the year after, Hedge Fund Research data showed. Since then, the high-profile collapse of London- based Liongate Capital, which shut this quarter...

  • Which sectors should investors look at in China? Monday, 9 Nov 2015 | 12:08 AM ET
    Which sectors should investors look at in China?

    Jason Low, equity strategist at DBS Private Bank, thinks investors should look the banks, which are are trading at five times P/E multiples and offering 6-7% dividend yields.

  • LONDON/ NEW YORK, Nov 6- Leading European hedge fund firm Brevan Howard has cut around 50 support staff across its global operations, a source familiar with the matter on Friday said, as part of a plan to focus on its flagship macro-economic funds business. In a statement issued by the company, Brevan, which has offices in several global financial centres including...

  • Market sentiment in China is improving: Pro Friday, 6 Nov 2015 | 12:18 AM ET
    Market sentiment in China is improving: Pro

    Azra Lau, director and head of ETF at GF International Investment Management, outlines the factors that have been buoying market sentiment in China.

  • Don't cheer the stock rally in Asia just yet Thursday, 5 Nov 2015 | 8:13 PM ET
    Don't cheer the stock rally in Asia just yet

    Willie Chan, Asia Regional strategist at Kim Eng Securities, says Asian stock markets such as China are seeing a technical rebound after steep losses earlier this year.

  • This is where Bain Capital is laying its Asia chips Wednesday, 4 Nov 2015 | 7:20 PM ET

    Private equity giant Bain Capital has turned its sights on Asia, leveraging its experience in consumer and payment businesses.

  • Low, stable oil prices are a tailwind: Bain Capital Tuesday, 3 Nov 2015 | 10:44 PM ET
    Low, stable oil prices are a tailwind: Bain Capital

    From a global macro perspective, low energy prices are good for growth in businesses, says Steve Pagliuca, managing director at Bain Capital.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 3- Just before Bill Ackman gave a presentation on Friday to defend one of his biggest investments, Valeant Pharmaceuticals, from allegations of accounting and insurance fraud, he was taunted by John Hempton, who runs a small hedge fund from Australia. For Ackman's Pershing Square Capital Management hedge fund that is a scary thought.

  • BOSTON, Nov 2- Daniel Loeb's Third Point hedge fund now holds more bets on stock price declines than gains, the billionaire told investors in a letter seen by Reuters on Monday, making him one of the first hedge fund managers to outline a new strategy following a turbulent third quarter. The biggest losers during the quarter include SunEdison, Dow Chemical Co.,...

  • Are hedge funds still in demand? Thursday, 29 Oct 2015 | 8:31 PM ET
    Are hedge funds still in demand?

    Losses due to crowded trade in long/short equities and investor activism hasn't put investors off, says Bill Ferri, global head of hedge fund solutions at UBS Asset Management.