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  • NEW YORK, Jan 25- U.S. securities regulators said on Monday they would not oppose making a rare settlement refund of $21.5 million to hedge fund Level Global Investors LP after a federal appeals court's ruling that made pursuing insider trading cases tougher. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's position was laid out in a letter filed in federal court...

  • Jan 25- David Einhorn's hedge fund Greenlight Capital said it has been in talks with SunEdison Inc regarding a board seat and that it is looking to sell the solar company's assets or even the company itself. SunEdison has been under pressure from investors and hedge funds, including Appaloosa Management LP, who are against the solar company's decision to buy...

  • Jan 25- David Einhorn's hedge fund Greenlight Capital said it has been in talks with SunEdison Inc for a board seat and seeks to make some changes at the company, including sales of assets or even the company. The hedge fund also said it had a 4 percent stake in SunEdison as of Jan. 15, according to a regulatory filing. The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday that...

  • BOSTON, Jan 25- Zafgen's stock tumbled as much as 11.5 percent on Monday after hedge fund Kerrisdale Capital said it has a short bet on the biopharmaceutical company's stock, arguing that U.S. regulators will not approve the sale of its obesity drug. "Zafgen's deadly obesity drug has no reasonable chance of FDA approval," the hedge fund wrote in an 11- page report...

  • BOSTON, Jan 25- Biopharmaceutical company Zafgen's stock tumbled as much as 11.5 percent in early trading on Monday after hedge fund Kerrisdale Capital said it has a short bet on the stock, arguing that U.S. regulators will not approve the sale of its obesity drug. "Zafgen's deadly obesity drug has no reasonable chance of FDA approval," the hedge fund wrote in an 11-...

  • LONDON, Jan 25- Hedge funds had covered only a small part of their record short position in crude oil by early last week, but it was still enough to send prices surging more than $6 higher over the course of Thursday and Friday. Hedge funds reduced their combined short positions in the main Brent and WTI futures and options contracts by 16 million barrels, just 4...

  • The companies' shares have more than halved in value from their highs last year since the "grand experiment of spinning off" NorthStar Asset from NorthStar Realty in 2014, Land and Buildings Investment Management LLC said. NSAM shares rose 8.1 percent to $11.55 in morning trading on Friday, while NRF shares increased 7 percent to $12.20. NSAM could sell its...

  • Jan 22- Hedge fund Land and Buildings Investment Management LLC on Friday urged NorthStar Asset Management Group Inc to recombine with NorthStar Realty Finance Corp and said NorthStar Asset was "substantially undervalued."

  • Capital conditions are getting tighter: Solomon Friday, 22 Jan 2016 | 4:40 AM ET
    Capital conditions are getting tighter: Solomon

    David Solomon, co-head of the investment banking division at Goldman Sachs, says more IPOs and company sales may occur, as businesses turn from private capital to the public market.

  • Do ETFs really provide better value? Thursday, 21 Jan 2016 | 10:43 PM ET
    Do ETFs really provide better value?

    Market volatility appears set to continue, so investors are turning to ETFs for diversification, explains Amanda Skelly, head of SPDR ETFs at State Street Global Advisors Australia.

  • Where is the yield in fixed income? Thursday, 21 Jan 2016 | 8:13 PM ET
    Where is the yield in fixed income?

    Aside from Treasurys, EM bonds are also looking attractive but only after risk markets settle down, says Hayden Briscoe, director of APAC fixed income at AllianceBernstein.

  • BMO Global: The opportunities are in US equities Thursday, 21 Jan 2016 | 6:15 PM ET
    BMO Global: The opportunities are in US equities

    Barry McInerney, co-CEO of BMO Global Asset Management, says the resilient U.S. economy is producing good picks in the U.S. equities.

  • Hedge fund billionaire opens shop in Miami Beach Thursday, 21 Jan 2016 | 1:44 PM ET

    Appaloosa recently opened a small office on Washington Avenue in the heart of South Beach, the Miami area's flagship vacation destination, according to public securities filings made this month and to people familiar with the situation. Tepper, 58, a former Goldman Sachs junk bond trader who is worth an estimated $11.6 billion according to Forbes magazine,...

  • BOSTON, Jan 20- For some of the hedge fund industry's titans, including Nelson Peltz and William Ackman, 2016 is starting with heavy losses as big bets on General Electric, Valeant, and Mondelez have been battered by the market's abrupt drop. Peltz's Trian Fund Management lost nearly 10 percent in the first two weeks of 2016 while Ackman's Pershing Square Holdings,...

  • Retiring hedge fund Nevsky: a canary in the coalmine? Wednesday, 20 Jan 2016 | 10:44 AM ET

    LONDON/ NEW YORK, Jan 20- For anyone looking to make money in financial markets over the next few years, the recent activity of some leading hedge funds does not bode well. A Reuters survey of 57 hedge fund managers, executives and asset allocators from across Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas showed nearly half thought more funds would exit the market in one form...

  • Funds who placed a broad array of bets produced some of the strongest gains, beating star managers like Bill Ackman, David Einhorn and Larry Robbins who invested more narrowly and ended 2015 with steep losses. Funds to produce double-digit returns in 2015 include Citadel, Millennium Management, Visium Asset Management, Tourbillon Capital Partners and...

  • 'Investors aren't focused on the long term' Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 5:09 PM ET
    'Investors aren't focused on the long term'

    George Young, portfolio manager at Villere Balanced Fund, says it's important for investors to remember "this isn't gambling, it's investing."

  • LONDON, Jan 14- The global gloom over China's yuan has deepened swiftly, with investment banks slashing forecasts and some analysts and money managers arguing it should fall by 15 percent or more to respond to Beijing's financial imbalances. "Maybe China goes to where the dollar- Hong Kong is. "Dollar- China had always been a very low volatility currency pair that...

  • '2015 was an interesting year' Wednesday, 13 Jan 2016 | 7:47 PM ET
    '2015 was an interesting year'

    Patrick Siewert, MD of the Carlyle Group and YPO member, says the company was more focused on exiting than investing in 2015 because of market frothiness.

  • Jan 13- David Tepper- led hedge fund Appaloosa Management LP sued to prevent SunEdison Inc's yieldco from taking over some of Vivint Solar Inc's assets after SunEdison acquires the rooftop panel installer. Appaloosa is seeking "immediate injunctive relief", given that SunEdison's acquisition of Vivint could close "at any time," the hedge fund said in a filing in a...