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  • Pedestrians in front of the New York Stock Exchange.

    One private equity veteran says he can do deals and make loans the big banks cannot.

  • LONDON, May 27- The world's biggest hedge funds lost market share to smaller rivals over the last year as a result of underperformance, data tracker Preqin said on Friday. Total assets held by hedge funds with more than $1 billion dropped to 88 percent in the year to end-March 2016 from 92 percent in the year-earlier period, it said in an annual report.

  • Is private equity back to normal?

    Gareth McCartney, head of EMEA equity syndicate at UBS, discusses IPOs and says private equity activity has normalized after some years of restocking.

  • NEW YORK, May 25- A Connecticut commission has scheduled a vote on Friday on a proposed $22 million grant to Bridgewater Associates, one of the world's largest hedge funds, to help it expand its operations in the state. The plan has support from some Connecticut officials but has also drawn fire after the state slashed spending, laid off workers and froze pay.

  • Restoring global growth & productivity

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses if monetary policy will affect productivity with Modern Networks IR President Tim Quast.

  • LONDON, May 24- Hedge funds appear to have spotted an opportunity in the European Central Bank's bond-buying scheme and are snapping up long-dated debt in anticipation of profits from selling it back to the central bank later. Data from Bank of America Merrill Lynch shows hedge funds have almost doubled their take-up of euro zone bonds sold with maturities...

  • LONDON, May 23- Activist hedge fund TCI, which has called for rapid reforms at Volkswagen, said the German carmaker and its Porsche unit were the biggest drags on the fund's flat first quarter performance, according to an investor letter. Billionaire Chris Hohn's London- based hedge fund wrote to the VW board on May 6 demanding that the carmaker- which is still...

  • May 19- Federal prosecutors in Chicago unveiled a criminal fraud charge against an Illinois man who authorities say masqueraded as a successful hedge fund manager, using his status as a former Marine to entice military veterans to invest with him. In its civil case, the SEC said Cohn lured investors through his Veterans Financial Education Network, which...

  • LONDON, May 19- Are some of Britain's largest hedge fund managers putting their money where their mouth is on Brexit? That question is causing some disquiet following the intervention of several top hedge fund figures in the debate over whether Britain should vote to leave the European Union. Appeals from the likes of David Harding of Winton Capital, John...

  • Hedge funds falling out of favor: Report

    Scott Sperling, THL Partners co-president, discusses findings from a new report that shows investors are looking to exit hedge funds and opting instead for private equity opportunities.

  • NEW YORK, May 18- William Strong has left Mason Hill Advisors, the hedge fund firm he founded in 1986, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Mason Hill is best known for its Equinox Partners hedge funds, which invest in securities from around the world. Mason Hill managed $968.3 million in assets as of Dec. 31, according to the SEC...

  • Sometimes called side-by-side management, the practice of having the same managers running mutual funds as well as hedge funds has attracted concern over potential conflicts of interest, as well as increased scrutiny and regulation from the Securities and Exchange Commission. As part of an effort to address this and other concerns, the SEC in 2005 put in...

  • BOSTON, May 18- Boaz Weinstein's hedge fund Saba Capital has been pulling in new money this year even as many rival investors are being asked to return cash to their clients. An anchor investor wrote a $70 million check in February while other clients have put in $20 million, the person said. To be sure Saba's assets are still far below its roughly $6 billion peak,...

  • NEW YORK, May 16- Former SAC executive Gabe Plotkin's Melvin Capital took a new position in streaming video service Netflix Inc, buying 950,000 shares and a call option for 1.45 million shares, according to regulatory filings on Monday. Melvin Capital also took a new position in Home Depot Inc, buying 475,000 shares. And Passport Capital added 3.3 million Yahoo...

  • NEW YORK, May 16- Former SAC executive Gabe Plotkin's Melvin Capital took a new position in streaming video service Netflix Inc, buying 950,000 shares and a call option for 1.45 million shares, according to regulatory filings on Monday. Melvin Capital also took a new position in Home Depot Inc, buying 475,000 shares. And Passport Capital added 3.3 million Yahoo...

  • LONDON, May 16- "The oil market has gone from nearing storage saturation to being in deficit much earlier than we expected," Goldman Sachs analysts said in a research note published on Sunday. Goldman raised its near-term forecasts for WTI by around $10 per barrel in both the second and third quarters of 2016. In many ways the bank is playing catch up, because WTI has...

  • SHANGHAI, May 16- Bridgewater Associates, the world's largest hedge fund with around $150 billion in assets under management, has set up an investment management unit in Shanghai, according to a Chinese government website filing, signalling that the firm is looking to expand its bets on China. Bridgewater's China unit was set up in Shanghai's Free Trade Zone on...

  • The shift was evident at the annual SkyBridge Alternatives Conference in Las Vegas this week, where a group of money managers humbled by losses or meager returns acknowledged that they needed to do more to satisfy investors. "Expectations about a hedge fund manager's way of conducting business has become more demanding- and perhaps rightfully so," Kenneth...

  • All sectors attractive for private equity currently: UBS

    Simona Maellare, UBS co-head of financial sponsors, talks about where companies should put money to work, whether that’s in the private or the public market.

  • Lykouretzos was one of a handful of prominent managers speaking at the annual SkyBridge Alternatives Conference in Las Vegas, four months into a difficult year where the average hedge fund has lost money and some big-name investors are rethinking their commitment to them. Fears about a possible recession in the United States and slower growth in China have...