Investing Private Equity

  • LONDON, July 15- As hedge fund manager Buford Scott sat at home, watching the TV in shock as it emerged Britain had voted to leave the European Union, his computer-based trading models were quietly boosting his business by 1.5 percent. Hedge funds on average were down 0.18 percent on the day of June 24, while trend-following machine-based strategies gained 0.71...

  • LONDON, July 15- As hedge fund manager Buford Scott sat at home, watching the TV in shock as it emerged Britain had voted to leave the European Union, his computer-based trading models were quietly boosting his business by 1.5 percent. Hedge funds on average were down 0.18 percent on the day of June 24, while trend-following machine-based strategies gained 0.71...

  • LONDON, July 15- As hedge fund manager Buford Scott sat at home, watching the TV in shock as it emerged Britain had voted to leave the European Union, his computer-based trading models were quietly boosting his business by 1.5 percent. Hedge funds on average were down 0.18 percent on the day of June 24, while trend-following machine-based strategies gained 0.71...

  • July 15- Activist hedge fund Barington Capital Group L.P. said on Friday it was withdrawing its nominees to the board of women's apparel retailer Chico's FAS Inc, days after two major proxy advisers backed the company's nominees. The hedge fund had nominated its founder, James Mitarotonda, and Janet Grove, a former Macy's Inc executive, for Chico's board, urging...

  • Impala, a $2 billion stock-focused hedge fund manager based in New Canaan, Connecticut, plans to launch the Impala Resource Fund on August 1 with no more than $125 million, according to the note, which was sent out to clients on Wednesday. The average hedge fund with an energy-biased strategy rose by just 0.4 percent in the five months through May, after losing 1...

  • NEW YORK, July 14- Billionaire investor Bill Ackman said on Thursday that he was still betting against Herbalife Ltd shares and that the company needed to make "material changes to its incentive structure." Ackman has waged a four-year campaign against Herbalife, making a $1 billion short bet against it in 2012 and accusing it of running a pyramid scheme which...

  • $20B+ in venture funds goes to tech startups

    CNBC’s Josh Lipton reports on the tech IPO pipeline.

  • NEW YORK, July 14- Billionaire investor Bill Ackman said on Thursday that he was still betting against Herbalife Ltd shares and that the company needed to make "material changes to its incentive structure." Ackman has waged a four-year campaign against Herbalife, making a $1 billion short bet against it in 2012 and accusing it of running a pyramid scheme which...

  • Keeping people in their homes

    CNBC's Diana Olick and Sarah Edelman discuss whether private equity companies are doing right by homeowners when they buy troubled loans.

  • LONDON, July 11- Continued hedge fund liquidation of former bullish bets on oil and the establishment of new short positions have kept crude prices on the defensive over the last month. Hedge funds and other money managers cut their bullish bets on crude oil by another 22 million barrels over the seven days ending on July 5. Hedge fund long positions have been cut...

  • NEW YORK, July 7- U.S. hedge fund Moore Capital Management has fired a portfolio manager a day after a media report of a raucous party he threw at a rented mansion in the Hamptons, New York's summer playground for the rich and famous. Brett Barna had been employed for 6-1/ 2 years at Moore Capital, the $15 billion hedge fund run by billionaire Louis Bacon.

  • Tiger 21 founder on investing, Brexit & private equity

    Michael Sonnenfeldt, Tiger 21 Founder & Chairman, discusses his investment community and where he's looking for opportunity.

  • Activist hedge funds dial it back in first half of 2016.

  • Activist hedge funds dial it back in first half of 2016.

  • BOSTON, July 5- Activist hedge funds were choosier in throwing their weight around corporate boardrooms during the first half of the year as they managed a smaller cash pile and struggled to beat benchmark returns. Activist investors, including billionaires like Pershing Square's William Ackman and Trian Fund Management's Nelson Peltz, mounted 75 activist...

  • LONDON, July 4- Hedge funds and other money managers are betting diesel and heating oil will take over from gasoline as the main driver of U.S. refinery profitability in the second half of the year. The most recent data published by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission shows some profit-taking on these positions in the week to June 28.

  • LONDON, July 4- Hedge funds and other money managers are betting diesel and heating oil will take over from gasoline as the main driver of U.S. refinery profitability in the second half of the year. The most recent data published by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission shows some profit-taking on these positions in the week to June 28.

  • BOSTON, June 30- Hedge fund BlueMountain, which oversees $21.5 billion in assets, has reordered senior management by promoting Amy Wierenga to chief risk officer as Bryce Markus, who held that position and served as co-president, cuts back on his roles at the firm. "Amy Wierenga's promotion to Chief Risk Officer reflects BlueMountain's deep bench of...

  • BOSTON, June 30- Chesapeake Partners, a $1.4 billion hedge fund that bet on special situations including mergers, bankruptcies and spin-offs, is shutting down after an 18- month stretch of losses, as it blamed government regulation for making investing tougher. Founders Traci Shanbrun Lerner and Mark Lerner, in a June 27 letter to investors, which was seen by...

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    Credit opportunities top equities now, KKR's McVey says, with banks restricted from making loans to private equity.