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  • Quant-loving Canadian pension fund backs new hedge fund Wednesday, 28 Oct 2015 | 12:19 PM ET

    New York- based Engineers Gate was formed in early 2014 by Glenn Dubin, who co-founded Highbridge Capital Management, a hedge fund and private equity manager that was sold to JPMorgan Chase& Co. Dubin holds a majority stake in Engineers Gate and is chairman, according to filings with U.S. regulators. The firm's investments are run by a team of portfolio managers,...

  • European private equity has been’ fantastic’: CIO Tuesday, 27 Oct 2015 | 3:20 AM ET
    European private equity has been’ fantastic’: CIO

    Erik Hirsch, CIO of Hamilton Lane, says private equity has been a fantastic performer in Europe over the last 12-18 months.

  • Valeant slump poses big threat to small hedge funds Thursday, 22 Oct 2015 | 7:46 PM ET

    BOSTON/ NEW YORK, Oct 22- Valeant Pharmaceuticals' market slide has hurt the returns of several large U.S. hedge funds, but for smaller players with outsized bets on the drug company the fallout could be far more painful, according to industry watchers. They include Tiger Ratan Capital Management, Marble Arch Investments, and Brave Warrior Advisors, according to...

  • Delaware judge rules against hedge funds in BMC buyout Wednesday, 21 Oct 2015 | 6:51 PM ET

    WILMINGTON, Del, Oct 21- A Delaware judge on Wednesday rejected hedge fund Merion Capital's attempt to wring an extra $150 million from the 2013 sale of BMC Software Inc by going to court and arguing that a fair deal price should have been much higher. The case stemmed from the sale of BMC to a consortium including Bain Capital and Golden Gate Capital for $46.25 per...

  • Private equity goes after the global consumer Wednesday, 21 Oct 2015 | 6:27 PM ET
    A customer receives her change in Turkish lira after purchasing goods in a spice market in Istanbul, Turkey.

    When it comes to restructuring across the globe, there's one common theme: It's the age of the consumer.

  • This rally won't last, warns JPMorgan Wednesday, 21 Oct 2015 | 12:08 AM ET
    This rally won't last, wars JPMorgan

    Guillaume Chatain, executive director and head of equity solutions at JPMorgan Private Bank, says the global market rally fueled by a delayed Fed rate hike is not sustainable.

  • Technician sees upside in Yum stocks Tuesday, 20 Oct 2015 | 11:43 PM ET
    Technician sees upside in Yum stocks

    Yum Brands stocks will see a bounce "irrespective of any fundamental news," says Daryl Guppy, CEO of Guppytraders.com,

  • Why does the PBOC go back and forth? Tuesday, 20 Oct 2015 | 9:16 PM ET
    Why does the PBOC go back and forth?

    The People's Bank of China aims its policy measures at stabilization but pulls back the moment there is volatility, explains Lorraine Tan, director of equity research in Asia at Morningstar.

  • Is dollar strength the default investment case? Tuesday, 20 Oct 2015 | 8:13 PM ET
    Is dollar strength the default investment case?

    Frank Troise, senior VP at Infinity Partners, says that given the dollar outlook and market environment, investors are mostly interested in dollar-dominated assets.

  • BOSTON, Oct 20- Hedge funds suffered their biggest quarterly loss in assets since the financial crisis during the three months that ended in September, data released on Tuesday showed, putting the industry on track for its worst year since 2008.. The secretive industry that caters to wealthy investors, including pension funds and endowments, saw assets shrink...

  • The secretive industry that caters to wealthy investors, including pension funds and endowments, saw assets shrink by $95 billion, or 3.9 percent, to 2.87 trillion in the third quarter, research and tracking firm Hedge Fund Research reported. Meanwhile, net inflows amounted to $5.6 billion, compared with the $21.5 billion added during the second quarter and the...

  • LONDON, Oct 19- Hedge funds have unwound most of the record short position they established in U.S. crude futures and options between June and August amid signs that the oil market is rebalancing. Reported shorts had been reduced from 108 million barrels the previous week and a peak of 163 million barrels in early August, according to the U.S. Commodity Futures...

  • What should investors be buying? Monday, 19 Oct 2015 | 3:20 AM ET
    What should investors be buying?

    Barnaby Martin, managing director of European credit strategy at BofA Merrill Lynch, says money is rotating out of corporate bonds and into equities.

  • *Assets slid from $1.4 bln to less than $500 mln. LONDON, Oct 16- U.S. asset manager Principal Global Investors is to shut London- based hedge fund investment firm Liongate Capital Management after fee-conscious investors withdrew too much money from its funds. Liongate, which ran $1.4 billion at the time Principal took a majority stake in 2013, had less than $500...

  • Here’s where Asia’s rich are putting their money Friday, 16 Oct 2015 | 4:05 AM ET
    An Indonesian worker walking next to a screen featuring market trading information at the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) in Jakarta.

    Most managers of wealthy families' assets have gone risk-on, but Asia's dynasties are on a more conservative path, a strategy that may hit returns.

  • Chinese funds have high risk-returns: INSEAD Monday, 12 Oct 2015 | 11:41 PM ET
    Chinese funds have high risk-returns: INSEAD

    Claudia Zeisberger, academic director of global private equity initiative at INSEAD, discusses findings which revealed that China's private equity funds outperformed its global peers.

  • Tracking the direction of Asian markets Wednesday, 14 Oct 2015 | 11:23 PM ET
    Tracking the direction of Asian markets

    A technical rebound in Asian markets was expected after the August's China-led correction, says Lena Teoh, head of asset allocation for Asia Pacific at Credit Suisse Private Banking and Wealth Management.

  • BOSTON, Oct 13- Renaissance Technologies LLC, one of the world's most prominent hedge funds, with roughly $27 billion in assets, told investors on Tuesday that it is closing its Renaissance Institutional Futures Fund, because it has not been a hit with investors. "Due to a lack of investor interest we have decided to wind down the Renaissance Institutional Futures...

  • Symphony raises $100M Monday, 12 Oct 2015 | 10:52 AM ET
    Symphony raises $100M

    Messenger service Symphony just raised another $100 million round of funding, including investments from Google and UBS. CEO David Gurle discusses high demand in this round.

  • Credit Suisse expected to raise capital with new equity sale

    Dirk Becker, deputy head of German research at Kepler Cheuvreux, explains why he has a reduce recommendation for Credit Suisse, which is preparing a a substantial capital raising.