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  • BOSTON, Oct 7- BOSTON, Oct 7- Hedge funds are down 1.35 percent this year after a fourth straight month of losses in September, which marks the longest consecutive period of declines since the financial crisis, data released Wednesday shows. Hedge funds on average dropped 1.07 percent last month, following a 2.27 percent decline in August, according to data from...

  • That easy VC money is drying up: Report Wednesday, 7 Oct 2015 | 1:31 PM ET
    Seedling and money

    U.S. venture capital firms saw a steep decline of funds raised in the third quarter, according to a report released Wednesday.

  • Mrs Watanabe needs guidance ahead of Japan IPO rush Tuesday, 6 Oct 2015 | 10:44 PM ET

    Japan faces the challenge of refreshing its domestic equity appetite amid market volatility caused by China, the FT reports.


  • Bain Capital latest to shutter macro hedge fund Tuesday, 6 Oct 2015 | 3:48 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 6- The ripple effects from this summer's global financial market turmoil have claimed two more victims this week, most recently Bain Capital's Absolute Return Capital hedge fund. Bain Capital told investors in a letter Tuesday that its $2.2 billion Absolute Return Capital, which manages assets in fixed income, equity, commodity and currency...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 6- Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley are winning back the trading business of hedge fund clients that they lost to European rivals during the financial crisis, as new capital rules spur banks like Deutsche Bank to scale down their businesses. The market share gains are fueling stock trading profits at JPMorgan Chase& Co. as well as at Goldman and...

  • *Move follows closed-door discussion on money-printing plans. FRANKFURT, Oct 6- The European Central Bank has agreed a new code of conduct to stop top officials giving select groups sensitive information, months after a rate-setter was criticised for discussing money printing plans with hedge funds. Nonetheless, some investors cried foul and the EU's top...

  • China not as rich as we think: Barry Sternlicht Tuesday, 6 Oct 2015 | 8:58 AM ET
    China not as rich as we think: Barry Sternlicht

    Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital CEO, weighs in on China's wealth and economy.

  • Fed's 'two-for-one' play: Pro Tuesday, 6 Oct 2015 | 8:33 AM ET
    Fed's 'two-for-one' play: Pro

    Stephen Wood, Russell Investments, says investors can expect a rate hike in 2015 and then the Fed will become data dependent. And Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital CEO, looks at the impact of low rates on real estate.

  • Barry Sternlicht: US lacks political leadership Tuesday, 6 Oct 2015 | 7:10 AM ET
    Barry Sternlicht: US lacks political leadership

    Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital CEO, weighs in on how political uncertainty is triggering geopolitical precariousness. Also Sternlicht explains why "we don't need these (low) rates."

  • Barry Sternlicht: Housing's biggest problem? Jobs Tuesday, 6 Oct 2015 | 7:07 AM ET
    Barry Sternlicht:  Housing's biggest problem? Jobs

    Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital CEO, weighs in on the health of the real estate sector and why some feel the "party is over."

  • BOSTON, Oct 2- U.S. hedge funds are bracing for their worst year since the 2008 financial crisis after a dramatic sell-off in healthcare and biotechnology stocks triggered double-digit losses for some prominent players last month. Since then, hedge funds have had only one down year, when they lost 5.25 percent in 2011, data from Hedge Fund Research show.

  • The September loss means the oil-focused fund managed by Hall's Astenbeck Capital Management in Southport, Connecticut has been down in six months out of this year's nine, based on earlier data circulated by the firm to investors in August and seen by Reuters. The average energy-focused commodity hedge fund tracked by Chicago- based Hedge Fund Research was up...

  • BOSTON, Sept 30- Hedge fund managers Barry Rosenstein and Daniel Loeb told investors their portfolios lost money in September, with Rosenstein's Jana Partners down 3.8 percent and Loeb's Third Point down 4.8 percent, according to a person familiar with the numbers.

  • Look who's buying troubled home mortgages now Tuesday, 29 Sep 2015 | 12:15 PM ET

    Private equity and hedge fund firms are buying home mortgages at a discount from banks. The New York Times reports.

  • The data also showed Coatue Management had five of the same top 10 picks as Whale Rock Capital Management, and four listings in the top 10 list of Stephen Mandel's Lone Pine were also on Chase Coleman's Tiger Global chart. Both Coatue, which is run by Philippe Laffont and specializes in media and technology, and Whale Rock have Apple Inc, Facebook Inc, Chinese...

  • Patent and Trademark Office on Friday denied a request by Celgene Corp to sanction Bass and his Coalition for Affordable Drugs by throwing out their challenges to its patents. Celgene in July accused Bass of abusing the patent review process by short-selling pharmaceutical shares that drop when a patent review is filed. A spokeswoman for Bass' $2 billion...

  • Wheels up and flying high Monday, 28 Sep 2015 | 8:43 AM ET
    Wheels up and flying high

    Kenny Dichter, Wheels Up co-founder & CEO, discusses his company's big $115 million capital raise and the perks of flying private.

  • BOSTON, Sept 23- Hao Capital, a small hedge fund specializing in Chinese stocks, has done something nearly unheard of in this year's up-and-down market: doubling investors' money. The MSCI China index was down 11.5 percent for the first eight months of 2015 after an 11.7 percent drop in August more than wiped out gains from earlier in the year, according to a Hao...