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  • 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...

  • BOSTON, June 19- Wealthy investors can now choose from a record 10,149 global hedge funds according to industry data released on Friday that show hundreds of new launches but nearly as many liquidations. During the first three months of 2015, 264 new funds were launched, according to Hedge Fund Research data. "The surprising number of hedge funds that have...

  • BOSTON, June 19- The hedge fund industry set a new record during the first quarter when an industry research group said 10,149 funds are operating around the world even after hundreds of existing funds shut their doors during the same time. During the first three months of 2015, 264 new funds were launched, bringing the number of global hedge funds to 10,149,...

  • GLOBAL HEDGE FUND LAUNCHES TOTALED 264 IN Q1, RAISING NUMBER OF TOTAL HEDGE FUNDS AROUND THE WORLD TO 10,149- HFR.

  • HEDGE FUND RESEARCH SAYS 217 HEDGE FUNDS WENT OUT OF BUSINESS IN Q1, HIGHEST NUMBER SINCE EARLY 2014.

  • NEW YORK, June 18- Richard Zabel, the top deputy to Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, is leaving the Justice Department to become general counsel at the hedge fund Elliott Management, according to an internal Elliott memo seen by Reuters on Thursday. Attorney in Manhattan since 2011, helping to oversee a broad-based crackdown on insider trading,...

  • NEW YORK, June 18- Richard Zabel, the top deputy for Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, is leaving the Justice Department to become general counsel at the hedge fund Elliott Management, according to an internal Elliott memo reviewed by Reuters on Thursday. A graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School, Zabel previously spent eight years as a...

  • Gun maker Colt up for auction. Opening bid: $0 Monday, 15 Jun 2015 | 8:03 PM ET

    Gun maker Colt filed for bankruptcy protection and has put itself up for auction with an unusual opening bid: Zero dollars.

  • Wall Street casts its vote early—for Jeb Bush Monday, 15 Jun 2015 | 5:12 PM ET
    Jeb Bush

    Jeb Bush formally launched his presidential bid in Miami Monday, but his campaign has already attracted a deep roster of Wall Street donors.

  • *Hedge funds closing at rapid pace in Europe. In 2014, after 12 years building his business, Powe, 52, moved with his Powe Capital Management fund to join Man Group, the world's biggest listed hedge fund firm. While some will have retired, returned to banking or left the industry, others are following Powe and seeking an easier and less costly path to companies such as...

  • Why are European shares selling off? Friday, 12 Jun 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Why are European shares selling off?

    Karen Olney, equity strategist at UBS, discusses equities in Europe and what is driving the market.

  • Blackstone hire part of big Nigeria push Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 3:26 PM ET
    Lamido Sanusi, former governor of Nigeria's central bank.

    Blackstone Group has strengthened its ties to Nigeria, the West African country where it could put big money to work.

  • Google wants stake in massive energy project: Sources Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 2:07 PM ET
    Construction site for the Lake Turkana Wind Power project in Kenya, 2015.

    Google is in discussions to back the largest wind power project in Africa, according to people familiar with the situation.

  • FRANKFURT, June 11- The head of the European Central Bank has defended a private discussion about money printing plans with a group of hedge funds, saying closed-door meetings with special audiences helped the ECB do its job. A top ECB official, Benoit Coeure, had said at a dinner in London attended by hedge funds, academics and bankers that the central bank would...

  • China A-shares heading to an index near you Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 11:35 AM ET
    China A-shares heading to an index near you

    Mark Makepeace, chief executive of FTSE Group, discusses bringing China A-shares into global indices.

  • Asia is quickly becoming a "sweet spot" for U.S. investors eager to boost portfolio returns at a time the bull market in U.S. stocks is expected to lose some steam, a top hedge fund investor said. Hedge fund managers in Singapore and Hong Kong can pick from a huge number of companies that are often followed less closely by analysts than are U.S. companies, leaving plenty...

  • How to trade the German Bund Friday, 5 Jun 2015 | 11:45 AM ET
    How to trade the German Bund

    Yacine Kanoun, portfolio manager at PivotHunters, explains what happened to the Bund in the past week and what impact it will have on other bonds and equities.

  • Eric Cantor: Warren, Dems 'dogmatic' on Dodd-Frank Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 1:51 PM ET
    Eric Cantor

    Eric Cantor may have left Washington for Wall Street, but he's still angry about laws passed after the financial crisis.

  • CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 3- Harvard University, which has educated many of the world's wealthiest investors, is now getting its biggest single gift from one them- a $400 million donation from Wall Street hedge fund investor John Paulson. The 59- year old financier said the gift was his way of thanking the Ivy League school for providing him and others with a top flight...

  • BOSTON, June 3- Harvard University, which has educated many of the world's wealthiest investors, is now getting its biggest single gift from one them: a $400 million donation from Wall Street hedge fund mogul John Paulson. The 59- year old investor, who credits his Harvard Business School education for success at his $19 billion firm Paulson& Co, said he hoped the...