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  • LONDON, July 31- New Bank of England policymaker Gertjan Vlieghe said on Friday that he would sever all links with his previous employer, one of the world's biggest hedge funds, to avoid "any mistaken impression" of a conflict of interest. Vlieghe had wanted to stay part of a long-term incentive plan at Brevan Howard, where he was a partner, after he joins the BoE's...

  • LONDON, July 31- New Bank of England policymaker Gertjan Vlieghe said on Friday that he would sever all financial links with his previous employer, hedge fund Brevan Howard, to avoid any accusations of a conflict of interest. Britain's finance ministry said this did not pose a conflict of interest. "As of August 31st I will have severed all financial and other ties...

  • BOSTON/ NEW YORK, July 30- Paul Singer's $27 billion hedge fund Elliott Associates is worried about Europe's prospects and is bracing for fresh market turbulence. In a letter to investors dated July 23 and seen by Reuters on Thursday, the New York- based firm told clients that it has returned 2.8 percent in its Elliott Associates, L.P. and 2.2 percent in its Elliott...

  • NEW YORK, July 30- Protestors carrying a vulture puppet and chanting in Spanish marched outside the Park Avenue offices of a major holder of Puerto Rico's debt on Thursday to protest proposed austerity measures. The approximately 45 protestors from Hispanic community organizations slammed BlueMountain Capital Management, which holds Puerto Rico...

  • LONDON, July 30- New Bank of England rate-setter Gertjan Vlieghe should reassure parliament that his ongoing financial link to one of the world's biggest hedge funds does not pose a conflict of interest, a senior legislator said on Thursday. Vlieghe will give up his partnership at Brevan Howard Asset Management, whose traders bet on interest rate moves, before...

  • The gift to Success Academy marks the 59- year old hedge fund manager's second multi-million dollar pledge to a school in two months, following a record $400 million donation to Harvard University in early June. Some of the money will be used in part to open two new middle schools next month, raising the total of schools run by the network to 34, Success Academy...

  • HEDGE FUND MANAGER JOHN PAULSON DONATES $8.5 MILLION TO NEW YORK CITY CHARTER SCHOOL NETWORK.

  • LONDON, July 30- Hedge funds from Guernsey, Jersey and Switzerland should be allowed to serve investors across the 28 country European Union, the bloc's securities watchdog said on Thursday. The European Securities and Markets Authority also said it has not yet reached a view on whether hedge funds and other alternative investment funds from the United States...

  • NEW YORK, July 29- Celgene Corp, one of the world's largest biotechnology companies, has accused U.S. hedge fund manager Kyle Bass of attempting to profit from his attempts to wipe out several major drug patents through his Coalition for Affordable Drugs. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday to sanction Bass and others behind the group by throwing out its...

  • *Vlieghe to retain interest in Brevan Howard hedge fund. LONDON, July 29- New Bank of England policymaker Gertjan Vlieghe will retain a financial interest in one of the world's biggest hedge fund firms while he sets interest rates, an arrangement that Britain's finance ministry said posed no conflict of interest. Some economists privately expressed surprise...

  • *Vlieghe to retain interest in Brevan Howard hedge fund. LONDON, July 29- New Bank of England policymaker Gertjan Vlieghe will retain a financial interest in one of the world's biggest hedge fund firms while he sets interest rates, an arrangement which Britain's finance ministry said posed no conflict of interest. Some economists privately expressed surprise...

  • LONDON, July 27- Hedge funds are more bearish about the outlook for U.S. oil prices than at any time for almost five years, according to data from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Hedge funds and other money managers had a net long position in WTI-linked futures and options equivalent to just 118 million barrels of oil on July 21, down from a recent high...

  • NEW YORK, July 22- A federal judge on Wednesday rejected hedge fund manager Doug Whitman's effort to throw out his insider trading conviction, and faulted the Whitman Capital LLC founder's "chutzpah" in suggesting that his conduct was not a crime. District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan turned down Whitman's argument that his August 2012 conviction and two-year...

  • NEW YORK, July 22- John McCormick has been on a mission for the past five years: to bring hedge funds to the masses. Traditional hedge funds, those lightly regulated investment pools open exclusively to large institutions and rich individuals, have been duds lately, trailing the U.S. stock market's performance every year since 2009 by an average of 10 percentage...

  • LONDON, July 20- Hedge funds and other money managers have rarely been so bearish about the outlook for oil prices, according to the latest positioning data from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Hedge funds boosted short positions in futures and options linked to the price of U.S. crude to 138 million barrels by July 14, from 84 million four weeks...

  • July 16- Blackstone Group LP, the world's largest alternative asset manager, reported a 62 percent slump in second-quarter earnings on Thursday, yet performance fee revenue generated from selling assets surpassed many analysts' expectations. But investors cheered as the New York- based firm declared its third highest quarterly dividend of 74 cents per share,...

  • *Paulson expected to put pressure on Syngenta board. July 15- Hedge fund Paulson& Co has taken a stake in Syngenta AG and could push for the Swiss pesticide maker's board to accept a takeover offer from U.S. seed company Monsanto Co, people familiar with the matter said. Monsanto, the world's largest seed company, has made a $45 billion bid for Syngenta that the Swiss...

  • *China and Greece have imposed trading restrictions. Both China and Greece have taken steps in the last month to curb sell-offs in their stock markets by imposing trading restrictions. The APS fund is exposed to China and Horizon Growth is exposed to Greece.

  • Paulson's hedge fund takes stake in Syngenta -sources Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | 6:15 PM ET

    July 14- Hedge fund Paulson& Co has taken a stake in Syngenta AG,, and could push for the board of directors of the Swiss pesticide maker to accept a takeover offer from U.S. seed company Monsanto Co, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Monsanto, the world's largest seed company, made a $45 billion bid for Syngenta that the Swiss company rejected.

  • Merger mania in the second half? Friday, 10 Jul 2015 | 8:58 AM ET
    Merger mania in the second half?

    Scott Sperling, THL Partners co-president, explains what will likely drive M&A action for the remainder of the year.