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  • 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...

  • BOSTON, June 2- Billionaire investor William Ackman's hedge fund has taken a position in Nomad Foods Limited, a young company created to make acquisitions in the food industry, according to a release made by the London Stock Exchange on Tuesday. Pershing Square crossed the 20 percent threshold on the Nomad stake on May 26, according to the filing.

  • This time it's different, big tech investors say Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 3:36 PM ET
    Robert Smith, chairman and chief executive officer of Vista Equity Partners last April.

    Big investors are dismissing talk of a technology market peak given what they call unprecedented advances in the sector.

  • Hudson's Bay Co, the parent of Lord and Taylor and Saks Inc, said in February it would form two real estate joint ventures, paving the way for it to sell some of its property assets. Shares of Hudson's Bay have risen almost 50 percent over the last 12 months. Sears Holdings Corp also said in April it plans to spin off 254 stores into a real estate investment trust next...

  • EXCLUSIVE-SEVERAL HEDGE FUNDS HAVE ASKED MACY'S INC IN RECENT MONTHS TO CONSIDER OPTIONS FOR ITS REAL ESTATE ASSETS-SOURCES.

  • High-yield junk bonds still 'frothy': Blackstone Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 10:54 AM ET
    Joseph Baratta, in an image from a Blackstone video

    The leading private markets investor in the world still thinks that some bonds and loans are dangerously priced.