×

Investing Private Equity

  • ISS recommended Taubman shareholders vote for hedge fund Land and Buildings Investment Management LLC's founder Jonathan Litt, and fellow dissident board candidate, Charles Elson, a University of Delaware finance professor and corporate governance expert. ISS also recommended shareholders vote for company nominee Buckley Marakovits, whose seat was...

  • LONDON, May 22- Hedge funds have started to rebuild bullish long positions in crude oil as OPEC prepares to extend its production cuts for an additional nine months. Combined Brent and WTI short positions increased by just 22 million barrels in the week to May 16 compared with 71 million in the week to May 9 and 65 million in the week to May 2. By May 16, combined short...

  • BOSTON, May 22- A Massachusetts hedge fund manager has been arrested and accused of misappropriating millions of dollars from investors and engaging in a Ponzi-like scheme, U.S. authorities said. Yasuna Murakami, who managed Cambridge, Massachusetts- based MC2 Capital Management LLC, was arrested in Vermont on Saturday and charged in a criminal complaint with...

  • LONDON, May 22- Hedge funds have started to rebuild bullish long positions in crude oil as OPEC prepares to extend its production cuts for an additional nine months. Combined Brent and WTI short positions increased by just 22 million barrels in the week to May 16 compared with 71 million in the week to May 9 and 65 million in the week to May 2. By May 16, combined short...

  • *OPEC overcomes suspicions to talk to funds and traders. *OPEC and non- OPEC oil ministers meet on Thursday. Barkindo, elected to OPEC's top job in June 2016 to deal with an oil price slump, told Morse that OPEC wanted to better understand the way financial players worked in the oil markets.

  • Pedestrians are reflected on glass in front of Blackstone Group LP headquarters in New York, U.S., on Friday, April 14, 2017.

    Blackstone and a Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth fund said Saturday they planned a $40 billion vehicle to invest in infrastructure projects.

  • It’s very dangerous to underestimate the ingenuity and strength of the US private sector: Expert

    Ed Keon, portfolio manager at QMA and Jim McCaughen, Principal Global Investors’ CEO, weigh in and help map future risks as the President begins his first foreign trip.

  • LAS VEGAS, May 18- Bill Ackman said on Thursday he is poised to go on a great investment run after a humiliating bet forced his hedge fund firm to return to basics. I've got something to prove, "the billionaire told a room full of hedge fund managers and investors at the annual SkyBridge Capital industry conference in Las Vegas, known as SALT. For Ackman, that setback was...

  • LAS VEGAS, May 18- Billionaire investor Daniel Loeb said on Thursday that he is still making money even as the hedge fund industry struggles. Loeb, who oversees the $16 billion hedge fund firm Third Point LLC, said there are ways to earn money on mergers and acquisitions and by nudging company management to perform better. Loeb was speaking at the annual SkyBridge...

  • LAS VEGAS, May 18- Hedge fund Hoplite Capital Management's John Lykouretzos on Thursday pitched Nike Inc as a favorite long position, saying that its stock price could double within three years amid strong international growth. Speaking at the SkyBridge Capital's annual SALT hedge fund conference, the fund manager called Nike a marketing and innovation...

  • LAS VEGAS, May 18- Hedge fund managers said they are looking beyond the United States for investment ideas as the so-called Trump bump stock market rally shows signs it may be fizzling. Credit specialists Marc Lasry of Avenue Capital and Bruce Richards of Marathon Asset Management noted the relatively calm political climate there compared to the United...

  • Shares of Athenahealth, a $4.1- billion company based in Watertown, Mass., jumped 15.7 percent to $123 in premarket trading. Elliott is a $33- billion multi-strategy hedge fund and an aggressive activist investor, launching more activist campaigns than any other hedge fund in the last few years. The New York- based fund has broadened out its activism, from the...

  • Fairfax has 'best of both worlds'

    Fairfax's divestment plans puts pressure on the private equity businesses to step up their game, says Peter Esho, Esho Ventures.

  • OTPP CEO on Fairfax Media: 'It's early days'

    Ron Mock, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan CEO, addresses the OTPP's involvement in a consortium looking to buy Australia's Fairfax Media.

  • LONDON, May 15- Hedge funds had become increasingly bearish towards crude oil by the middle of last week, leaving them vulnerable to a short squeeze with OPEC's next meeting coming up on May 25. In fact, hedge fund positioning in crude is nearly identical to before the last OPEC meeting held on Nov. 29, which was followed by a fierce short-covering rally.

  • NEW YORK, May 15- Several big-name hedge fund investors trimmed their stakes in financial companies in the first quarter as hopes for immediate tax cuts and loosening of regulations after President Donald Trumps victory in November began to fade. Boston- based Adage Capital Management cut its position in Wells Fargo& Co, which has come under fire for its sales...

  • LONDON, May 15- Hedge funds had become increasingly bearish towards crude oil by the middle of last week, leaving them vulnerable to a short squeeze with OPEC's next meeting coming up on May 25. In fact, hedge fund positioning in crude is nearly identical to before the last OPEC meeting held on Nov. 29, which was followed by a fierce short-covering rally.

  • BOSTON, May 12- Hedge fund Passport Capital, which once grabbed headlines with triple digit returns, has been hit with fresh losses and its assets continue to shrink, the firm's founder told investors in a letter seen by Reuters on Friday. Assets at the San Francisco- based firm contracted to $2 billion at the end of April, half of what it had managed only a few years...

  • Henry Kravis, co-founder of KKR

    Private equity companies are raising money and looking for takeovers before repatriated cash from overseas increases the competition.

  • NEW YORK, May 11- The board overhaul announced by Whole Foods Markets Inc on Wednesday has failed to satisfy Jana Partners, according to a person familiar with the matter, signaling that the month-long battle between the organic grocer and activist hedge fund is no nearer to a conclusion. While the hedge fund appreciates the board overhaul and the operating...