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  • Will Asia disrupt energy financing? Sunday, 19 Jul 2015 | 7:27 PM ET
    A man boats in the Jiaxing, Zhejiang province of China, which built its first solar power station above a 160,000-square-meter fishpond.

    Faced with a yawning energy deficit and a need to protect against climate change, Asia is looking at fresh ways to finance a shift toward renewables.

  • 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.

  • Has the sun set on Africa’s growth story? Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | 1:51 AM ET
    Employees of a cocoa export company pile up sacks in a packaging factory in the Ivory Coast.

    Sub-Saharan Africa has been the darling of frontier market investors for several years. However, a combination of factors could see its appeal for investors wane.

  • 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.

  • Wild market swings... get used to it: Scott Sperling Friday, 10 Jul 2015 | 8:05 AM ET
    Wild market swings... get used to it: Scott Sperling

    We are living in a time when geopolitical events are impacting the markets, says Scott Sperling, THL Partners co-president, sharing his thoughts on the latest market swings and why it's important to keep the ups and downs in perspective.

  • *Hit by rising political tension around Greece debt deal. BOSTON/ LONDON, July 9- Hedge funds that make big bets on currencies, interest rates and commodities were hit hard in June as a worsening Greek debt crisis, concerns about China growth and U.S. rate rise uncertainty unsettled markets. During June, leading markets fell as the political tussle between Greece...

  • July 9- The U.S. Internal Revenue Service is cracking down on hedge funds, challenging a tax strategy called "basket options" that is used to claim billions of dollars in tax savings, the New York Times reported. Today's guidance from the Administration is a win for taxpayers and brings us one step closer to a more fair and equitable tax code, "Senator Ron Wyden, the top...

  • July 9- The U.S. Internal Revenue Service is cracking down on hedge funds, challenging a tax strategy called "basket options" that is used to claim billions of dollars in tax savings, the New York Times reported. The head of a powerful U.S. Senate panel presented the findings of a year-long probe into basket options last July, accusing Deutsche Bank AG and Barclays Plc...

  • BOSTON/ LONDON, July 2- Hedge funds will likely attract billions of dollars in new money in the next six months after posting solid returns in the first half even as Wall Street's sell-off, sparked by Greece's debt drama, took a bite out of some managers' June returns. June's late month sell-off did hurt monthly returns at Barry Rosenstein's Jana Partners, which fell...

  • No downturn coming to US: CohnReznick Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 5:20 AM ET
    No downturn coming to US: CohnReznick

    Alex Castelli, partner at CohnReznick, explains how private funding is stopping some companies from pursuing an IPO.

  • They also agreed to wind down their AlphaBridge Fixed Income Master Fund and two similarly named "feeder funds," which were all launched in 2001, and Carino accepted a three-year ban from the securities industry, the SEC said. Instead, the SEC said the defendants by 2010 were generating those valuations themselves, and encouraging broker-dealers to pass them...

  • Europe is now a buying opportunity: CIO Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 5:10 AM ET
    Europe is now a buying opportunity: CIO

    Lucy Macdonald, CIO global equities at Allianz Global Investors, discusses how fund managers may be affected by Greece and whether European equities are still worth buying.

  • LONDON/ BOSTON, June 29- Greece's worsening debt crisis threatens to derail the best start to the year for global hedge funds since 2009, as a bitter standoff between Athens and its creditors rattles financial markets. Greek lawmakers on Sunday authorized a July 5 referendum that will let the people of Greece vote yes or no on creditor demands for economic...

  • BOSTON, June 26- Hedge fund manager William Ackman, who has made a $1 billion bet against Herbalife Ltd, on Friday asked the company's chief executive officer to release a video and say why he told an audience years ago that participating in Herbalife was a "lottery ticket." A lawyer for Ackman sent the letter to Herbalife CEO Michael Johnson after the New York Post...

  • Hedge funds say au revoir to glitzy Monaco bash Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 1:32 PM ET

    *Top industry conference heads to Amsterdam. MONACO, June 25- Ferraris, super-yachts and free-flowing champagne- for a decade, Monaco and hedge funds have gone hand-in-hand. As the warm Mediterranean sun set over Le Méridien Beach Plaza hotel in the small principality, attendees could look forward to next year's event in Amsterdam.

  • Impact investing isn't much drag on returns: Study Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 1:05 PM ET
    New skyscrapers being built in the business district of Luanda, Angola

    There's now more data to support the idea that doing well and doing good are not mutually exclusive.

  • Hedge fund Citadel plans new stock picking business Monday, 22 Jun 2015 | 2:59 PM ET

    BOSTON, June 22- Citadel LLC, one of the world's largest hedge funds, is planning to launch a new equities business based on the West Coast that will be run by a former top executive who is returning to the firm after a few years away, a person familiar with the plan said. Jeff Runnfeldt is scheduled to start in July and eventually head a group of 10 trading teams based in...