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  • The words of criticism and support came from Ed Garden, who joined BNY Mellon's board in December. Garden is a senior executive at Trian Fund Management LP, the activist hedge fund run by billionaire Nelson Peltz that owns about 2.6 percent of BNY Mellon's stock. Earlier this month, activist hedge fund Marcato Capital Management said BNY Mellon's employee base...

  • Shouting "Burger King, Mickey Ds" and holding signs saying "Dignity at Darden, No poverty wages," the protesters trooped through the ballroom at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Manhattan, interrupting the 13 D Monitor's Active-Passive Investor Summit at 1 p.m.. An unidentified person with the group, which represents the Restaurant Opportunity Center, said they came to...

  • Blackstone's real estate play, by the numbers Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 12:03 PM ET

    Blackstone Group's planned $2 billion purchase of GE's Excel Trust shows the firm's reliance on real estate investments.

  • Divestment a key trend for PE this year: Pro Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 3:30 AM ET
    Divestment a key trend for PE this year: Pro

    Robert Coke, head of absolute return and buyouts at the Wellcome Trust, says divestments and exits will continue to be strong trends in private equity this year.

  • Marcato, which owns about 1.6 percent of BNY Mellon's stock, previously has called for the ouster of Chief Executive Gerald Hassell, saying he has missed profit targets and has failed to streamline the bank's expense base. Marcato, a $3 billion fund led by Richard McGuire, said BNY Mellon rivals, including State Street Corp, Vanguard Group and BlackRock Inc, have...

  • These two investors called Duke's big win Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 4:43 PM ET
    Steve Pagliuca and family cheer on Duke at the NCAA Men's Basketball National Championship game in Indianapolis on April 7, 2015.

    Hedge and private equity fund managers predicted the Final Four this year. See who got it right.

  • BOSTON, April 7- Wealthy investors protested the hedge fund industry's recent lackluster returns and high fees by pulling a net $4 billion out of the $2.5 trillion industry during the first two months of 2015, data released on Tuesday show. The number contrasts with the heady days of 2014 when investors added $31.6 billion of new money in January and February,...

  • Marcato, which owns about 1.6 percent of BNY Mellon's stock, previously has called for the ouster of Chief Executive Gerald Hassell, saying he has missed profit targets and has failed to streamline the bank's expense base. Marcato, a $3 billion fund led by Richard McGuire, said BNY Mellon rivals, including State Street Corp, Vanguard Group and BlackRock Inc, have...

  • Baird's Spencer on US equities Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 5:10 AM ET
    Baird's Spencer on US equities

    Patrick Spencer, managing director of US institutional equity sales at Baird, talks about U.S. equities, nonfarm payrolls and when the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates.

  • Fitch's Eyerman on PE valuations Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 4:30 AM ET
    Fitch's Eyerman on PE valuations

    Pitchbook's latest data shows that private equity deal volume has hit its lowest point since 2011's Q3. Ed Eyerman, head of European leveraged finance at Fitch, weighs in with his thoughts.

  • These young financiers trying to change the world Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 1:39 PM ET
    Sean Klimczak, senior managing director for private equity firm Blackstone Group, is shown on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange where the 2015 class of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders rang the opening bell, March 27th, 2015.

    The World Economic Forum has named its "Young Global Leaders"--including many financial types--and expect them to be forces for global good.

  • EXCLUSIVE-SOME TOP IBM INVESTORS ARE PRESSING ACTIVIST HEDGE FUNDS TO TAKE INTEREST IN STOCK-SOURCES.

  • Peltz to Sonnenfeld: Get your facts straight Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 1:42 PM ET
    Nelson Peltz

    Trian Fund's Nelson Peltz tells CNBC that Yale professor Jeffrey Sonnefeld's "work was just a bit faulty."

  • Let's not make a deal? Private equity cools Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 10:29 AM ET
    Kraft and Heinz products are shown in Chicago, March 25, 2015.

    PE funds are changing the way they invest as valuations rise to keep the cash flowing.

  • BOSTON, March 31- Billionaire Steven A. Cohen's investments gained 7.5 percent in the first three months of 2015, according to a person familiar with the numbers, helping the former hedge fund manager extend his string of market-beating returns. The average hedge fund has gained 2.18 percent this year, research firm Hedge Fund Research reported.

  • Byron Wien: Four market myths to rethink Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 2:10 PM ET
    Byron Wien

    Top Blackstone strategist Byron Wien explores four key macroeconomic issues and why many investors are getting them wrong.

  • Markets outlook: Good news could be good Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 1:35 PM ET
    Markets outlook: Good news could be good

    Mike Ryan, UBS,and David Bailin, Citi Private Bank, give an outlook on upcoming payrolls and what trends to watch in the markets this week.

  • Market opportunities in Europe, energy, and financial services: Pro

    Joan Solotar of Blackstone joins the FMHR team to discuss opportunity in private markets and investing themes.

  • PARIS, March 30- U.S. hedge fund P. Schoenfeld Asset Management has accused French media group Vivendi of giving too much leeway to chairman and largest shareholder Vincent Bollore to boost his stake at "undervalued prices". PSAM, which says it owns 0.8 percent of Vivendi, is trying to rally other shareholders to vote for two resolutions at an upcoming annual...

  • CORRECTED- ARGENTINA'S SECURITIES REGULATOR SAYS ACTION AGAINST CITIBANK ARGENTINA IS DUE TO AGREEMENT WITH LITIGATING U.S.