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  • Crowdfunding in the oil patch Friday, 15 May 2015 | 6:40 AM ET
    Crowdfunding in the oil patch

    Phil Racusin, EnergyFunders CEO, discusses why his company is financing drilling opportunities in small oil.

  • May 14- Hedge fund Magnetar Capital said Blackstone Group LP has bought a minority interest in it for an undisclosed sum. Magnetar, co-founded in 2005 by Alec Litowitz and Ross Laser, focuses on investing in corporate events, fixed income and energy. New-York based Blackstone has invested roughly $55 billion in hedge funds and has raised more than $2 billion for...

  • "I don't think the market is ready to see $80 to $90 oil in the short term," the manager of the $450 million London- based Andurand Capital told Reuters ahead of his speech at an industry conference in New York on the direction of oil. The decline, which started in June, was largely due to lower-than-expected demand growth, fewer supply disruptions with the recovery of...

  • Greenspan: Get ready for another taper tantrum Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 10:29 AM ET
    Alan Greenspan, former Federal Reserve Chairman

    Another market disruption from higher interest rates is virtually certain, according to former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan.

  • Carlyle's Rubenstein: Brazil best despite problems Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 5:24 PM ET
    A woman walks in a shopping district in Rio de Janeiro.

    Brazil is hardly a consensus target for international cash, but some are willing to be brave in spite of recent problems.

  • WASHINGTON, May 12- President Barack Obama addressed U.S. struggles with class and race in personal terms on Tuesday and renewed his call to close tax loopholes enjoyed by wealthy hedge fund managers as a way to reduce poverty among Americans. With police shootings of unarmed black men in the news and roughly a year and a half left in the White House to shape his...

  • LONDON, May 12- Investors raised their bets on hedge funds at the fastest pace in a year in May, data showed on Tuesday. The SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index, which calculates monthly hedge fund subscriptions minus redemptions, rose 0.92 percent in May, the fastest rate since May 2014. In fact, outflows were the lowest recorded since the index's inception in 2006, "...

  • China outlook even worse than imagined: Analyst Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 11:46 AM ET

    The worst of the Chinese slowdown is likely still ahead because of the nation's debt, according to a senior Morgan Stanley investment strategist.

  • LONDON, May 11- Oil's sharp rally since the middle of March has been driven by a race among bearish hedge funds to cover loss-making short positions rather than any great bullishness about the outlook. Hedge fund short covering coincides almost precisely with the rise in front-month WTI prices, from a recent low of $42 per barrel on March 18 to a high of more than...

  • BUENOS AIRES, May 7- Hedge funds suing Argentina over its defaulted debt have had some funds in the country's Belgian diplomatic bank accounts frozen in a bid to pressure a settlement in the dispute, a move Buenos Aires described as "attempted extortion" and illegitimate. Argentina restructured most of that debt in 2005 and 2010, giving holders around 30 cents on...

  • BUENOS AIRES, May 7- Hedge funds suing Argentina over its defaulted debt have had two government bank accounts frozen in a bid to pressure the country to improve the terms offered in its previous bond restructurings, a source familiar with the situation said on Thursday. Argentina restructured most of that debt in 2005 and 2010, giving holders around 30 cents on...

  • Meet the new 'banks' for small business Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 11:44 AM ET
    Leon Black

    Hedge and private equity funds are filling the void left by more cautious banks in lending to small and medium-size business.

  • LAS VEGAS, May 6- Hedge fund mogul Daniel Loeb on Wednesday took aim at the " Oracle of Omaha," calling beloved billionaire Warren Buffett a hypocrite. He criticizes activists but he was the first activist, "Loeb, who runs $17.5 billion hedge fund Third Point, said about Buffett who has been running conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway for 50 years. Loeb, known in investment...

  • May 6- A former managing partner at the failed Connecticut hedge fund firm New Stream Capital LLC was sentenced on Wednesday to 2 -1/ 2 years in prison after he admitted to being part of a scheme that prosecutors say defrauded investors out of $46 million. The sentence was announced by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Connecticut. Prosecutors said that in 2007, New...

  • *Taylor Woods, BBL Commodities among funds caught on wrong side. Those hurt by the abrupt turn included Connecticut- based Taylor Woods Capital Management and BBL Commodities in New York. Shale oil skeptic and market bull Andy Hall, however, saw his $3 billion Connecticut- based Astenbeck Capital Management rise about 10 percent through April, according to media...

  • CORRECTED-April's oil bounce trips up some hedge funds Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 1:31 PM ET

    *Taylor Woods, BBL Commodities among funds caught on wrong side. Those hurt by the abrupt turn included Connecticut- based Taylor Woods Capital Management and BBL Commodities in New York. They contrasted with shale oil skeptic and market bull Andy Hall, who saw his $3 billion Connecticut- based Astenbeck Capital Management rise about 10 percent through April,...

  • Where Wall Street money may be headed Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 10:42 AM ET
    Downtown Miami along the Miami River

    Miami and Palm Beach have aggressively courted hedge funds and others to ditch the Northeast for warmer climes, but is it working?

  • NEW YORK, May 6- A group of hedge funds that hold Puerto Rico's government debt plans to hire a litigation law firm as a financing deal that could help save the U.S. territory from a potential default looks increasingly remote. The Ad Hoc group of hedge funds, which holds $4.5 billion of Puerto Rico's debt, is planning to hire Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck,...

  • May 5- A former top executive of the failed Connecticut hedge fund firm New Stream Capital LLC was sentenced on Tuesday to 2-3/ 4 years in prison, after pleading guilty to conspiring to defraud clients as the 2008 financial crisis approached. Former managing partner David Bryson had pleaded guilty last May to a charge of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

  • Citadel's Kenneth Griffin, who launched his trading career from his Harvard dormitory in the 1980 s, topped the list with $1.3 billion, according to Institutional Investors' Alpha's 14th annual rankings. Renaissance Technologies founder James Simons came in second with $1.2 billion, and Bridgewater Associates' Ray Dalio placed third with $1.1 billion.