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  • Why I'm not waiting for the oil bottom: Rubenstein Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 10:25 AM ET
    David Rubenstein, The Carlyle Group co-founder and managing director

    Carlyle Group's David Rubenstein told CNBC he is not waiting for oil to hit a bottom before investing in beaten-up energy companies.

  • "We believe that Webster is now trading at an over $1 billion discount to fair value," the New York- based fund wrote in a letter sent to Webster Chief Executive Officer James Smith and seen by Reuters. Kerrisdale began accumulating its 2 million shares, or roughly 2 percent stake, in Webster in January, founder Sahm Adrangi told Reuters. Connecticut- based Webster...

  • Buffett: These investments are a 'fool's game' Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 1:18 PM ET
    Warren Buffett.

    Warren Buffett has a message for institutional investors: stop pouring money into those expensive high-end money managers.

  • Investors tell hedge funds they want lower fees -survey Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 5:12 PM ET

    BOSTON, Feb 26- Institutional investors are sending a strong message to hedge funds after last year's largely lackluster returns: charge us less and perform better. Nearly one quarter of 134 investors polled by Preqin Ltd said fees would be a key issue in 2015, the research group wrote in its first-half outlook, released on Thursday. Ever since the $300 billion...

  • The oil selloff created this buying opportunity Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 1:22 PM ET
    Installation of solar panels on a home in Park Ridge, Illinois.

    Some energy-linked stocks have sold off unfairly, presenting an excellent buying opportunity, according to a renewable investing expert.

  • *Porsche still faces other damage claims in Germany. Two dozen hedge funds, including Viking Global Investors, Glenhill Capital and Greenlight Capital, a year ago accused investment company Porsche SE of camouflaging a plan to acquire Volkswagen and secretly piling up a holding in Europe's largest automaker during 2008.. The case combining 1.36 billion...

  • "On balance it's our view that we consider the lawsuit, or the appeal, to be unpromising for several reasons," Gerhard Ruf, judge at the higher regional court in Stuttgart, said on Thursday ahead of a hearing of the case. Two dozen hedge funds, including Viking Global Investors, Glenhill Capital and Greenlight Capital, a year ago accused investment company Porsche SE...

  • European funds to prosper: Pro Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 4:30 AM ET
    European funds to prosper: Pro

    James Moore, global co-head of the private funds group at UBS, tells CNBC where private equity firms are putting their cash.

  • WILMINGTON, Del., Feb 25- RadioShack Corp got approval on Wednesday from a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge to auction about 2,000 stores with an initial $200 million bid from the Standard General hedge fund. Wednesday's hearing was the first time the bankrupt company has put an estimated value on the sale agreement with Standard General, which will keep about half of...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 25- A former hedge fund manager who provided evidence for dozens of insider trading convictions, including that of Galleon Group hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam, avoided prison on Wednesday at his sentencing in Manhattan federal court. Thomas Hardin, who previously ran Lanexa Management LLC, pleaded guilty in 2010 to conspiracy and securities...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 24- A former analyst for hedge fund Two Sigma Investments pleaded guilty in New York state court on Tuesday to stealing proprietary trading models from his employer. "Computer source codes and proprietary trading methods are often the lifeblood of a company's business model, and stealing them is a crime," Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance...

  • LONDON, Feb 24- Assets managed by activist hedge funds have surged six-fold in the last 10 years to $120 billion, according to a study released on Tuesday, showing the rise in popularity of some of the most vocal investors. The study by the Alternative Investment Management Association found activist hedge funds on average hold a stock for about two years,...

  • Watch out for this Turkish company, Jeff Bezos! Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 11:28 AM ET
    Turkish e-commerce website Hepsiburada.com

    The Abraaj Group has taken a 25 percent stake in Turkish online retailer Hepsiburada.com in a bid to help it grow.

  • Under pressure, European private equity specializes Sunday, 22 Feb 2015 | 4:25 AM ET

    Outgunned by Chinese and Middle Eastern funds and lacking U.S. rivals' breadth, European private equity is narrowing its view to specific industries.

  • HLSS Servicer Advance Receivables Trust, a key funding source for Ocwen and a unit of Home Loan Servicing Solutions Ltd, was served a notice last month. Ocwen and Home Loan Servicing Solutions said on Wednesday that no other noteholders agree with BlueMountain's allegations. Ocwen shares were down about 2 percent at 9.83 in afternoon trade on the New York Stock...

  • Epic battle underway in the private equity world Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 12:23 PM ET
    Steve Schwarzman, co-founder and CEO of Blackstone Group LP at the 2015 WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

    An all-time high of 2,209 private equity funds are currently seeking $811 billion from investors, according to new data.

  • *About 40 pct of hedge funds closures globally in Europe. *Europe funds lag U.S. peer performance for eighth year. LONDON, Feb 16- Hedge funds in Europe are shutting down at the fastest-ever pace as rising costs, weak performance and a slowdown in the pace of new investment leads some embattled founders to bail out.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 13- Third Point, one of the hedge fund industry's most closely watched funds, increased its stake in Chinese e-commerce site Alibaba during the fourth quarter, according to a regulatory filing late on Friday. Third Point, run by Daniel Loeb, increased its stake in Alibaba by 38.9 percent to 10 million shares. Alibaba's record $25 billion initial public...

  • Hedge fund Third Point increases stake in Alibaba Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 5:39 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Feb 13- Hedge fund Third Point increased its stake in Chinese e-commerce site Alibaba during the fourth quarter, according to a regulatory filing late on Friday. Third Point, run by Daniel Loeb, increased its stake in Alibaba by 38.9 percent to 10 million shares. Alibaba's record $25 billion initial public offering was met with great fanfare last year,...

  • The Drexel collapse, 25 years later Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 10:15 AM ET
    Michael Milken 1989

    Drexel Burnham Lambert, the investment bank famous for the high-yield or "junk" bonds it pioneered, filed for bankruptcy on Feb. 13, 1990.