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  • Friendly activist 'big believer' in WebMD's future: CEO

    Cliff Robbins, Blue Harbour Group CEO, explains why he believes there are a lot of ways to win with his investment in WebMD.

  • *Gemsstock had closed in June 2016 after raising $800 mln. LONDON, April 11- London- based Gemsstock is seeking to capitalise on strong demand for hedge funds focused on macroeconomic trends as it aims to raise $400 million in fresh capital, documents seen by Reuters showed. Gemsstock had closed to fresh investment in June 2016 after raising $800 million since...

  • 'Friendly' activism in the boardroom: CEO

    Cliff Robbins, Blue Harbour Group CEO, talks about his approach to corporate activism, and weighs in on trouble brewing at Whole Foods. Also Robbins shares his thoughts on Street expectations on President Trump's agenda. The market is expecting some level of tax reform, says Robbins.

  • LONDON, April 10- Hedge funds are more bullish about U.S. natural gas prices than at any time for almost three years, according to position records published by regulators and exchanges. Hedge fund long positions outnumbered short positions by a ratio of nearly 3.6: 1 on April 4, up from just 2.2 on Feb. 28, and nearing the recent high of 4.2 on Jan. 17.

  • BOSTON, April 10- Hedge fund Jana Partners has lined up a handful of people including former Gap Inc Chief Executive Glenn Murphy to serve as possible directors at organic grocery chain Whole Foods Market, a person familiar with the matter said on Monday. Murphy bought $44 million worth of Whole Foods stock, according to a regulatory filing made by Jana Partners.

  • An employee pours a glass of pale ale at Brewdog Plc's bar in Shoreditch, London, U.K.

    Independent Scottish craft beer brewer BrewDog has sold a 22.3 percent stake to U.S. private equity firm TSG Consumer Partners to fund its expansion plans.

  • LONDON, April 10- Hedge funds have turned bullish towards crude oil again as international marker prices have steadied above the psychologically important $50 threshold. Hedge funds and other money managers increased their net long position in the three main Brent and WTI futures and options contracts by 54 million barrels in the week to April 4.

  • LONDON, April 10- Hedge funds are more bullish about U.S. natural gas prices than at any time for almost three years, according to position records published by regulators and exchanges. Hedge fund long positions outnumbered short positions by a ratio of nearly 3.6: 1 on April 4, up from just 2.2 on Feb. 28, and nearing the recent high of 4.2 on Jan. 17.

  • *Elliott Advisors urges end to dual-corporate structure. SYDNEY, April 10- BHP Billiton came under fresh pressure to restructure on Monday as activist hedge fund Elliott Advisors urged the miner to scrap its dual-corporate system, split off its U.S. oil arm and revise its capital return policy. Elliott said it also held rights with affiliates to buy up to 0.4...

  • *Elliott Advisors calls for dual-corporate structure to go. SYDNEY, April 10- Hedge fund manager Elliott Advisors said on Monday it had sent a letter to BHP Billiton directors outlining a plan to unlock value by scrapping the mining giant's dual- corporate structure, demerging its oil business and rejigging its capital return policy. Elliott also said it holds...

  • *Elliott Advisors calls for LSE listing to go. SYDNEY, April 10- Hedge fund manager Elliott Advisors said on Monday it has sent a plan to BHP Billiton directors to unlock shareholder value by scrapping the miner's London Stock Exchange listing, demerging its U.S. oil arm and revising its capital return policy. Elliott also said it holds rights with its affiliates...

  • SYDNEY, April 10- Hedge fund manager Elliott Advisors said on Monday it had sent a letter to BHP Billiton directors outlining a plan to unlock value by scrapping the mining giant's London Stock Exchange listing, demerging its oil business and rejigging its capital return policy. "The goal is to provide details of the BHP shareholder value unlock plan to all of...

  • *Rokos, Stone Milliner, Gemsstock, EDL Capital assets climb. Some of the main beneficiaries of the macro revival are managers who cut their teeth at the big macro firms such as Moore Capital Management, Brevan Howard and Tudor Investment Corp, which made their names for outperformance in 2007-2009.. Eric Siegel, head of hedge funds at Citi Private Bank, said in...

  • Starting block race

    The industry's record gains show the sheer amount of free capital worldwide.

  • April 5- In the financial market race for information, hedge funds, it seems, are the winners. This of course raises the salient issue of who the losers are, but you probably already know the answer to that. My results show that certain investors acquire information before sell-side analysts, and that sell-side analysts assist early informed investors by making...

  • LONDON/ NEW YORK, April 4- British hedge fund manager Alan Howard has raised more than $700 million from outside investors for a new fund that he will solely manage, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The AH Fund seeks a minimum $50 million investment from each investor, documents filed with U.S. regulator the Securities and Exchange Commission...

  • LONDON, April 3- Hedge funds have continued liquidating their large bullish position in crude amid doubts about the pace and timing of any rebalancing in the oil market. Hedge funds net position in Brent and WTI has been cut to 642 million barrels, down from a record 951 million barrels on Feb. 21. The result is that the ratio of long to short positions in Brent and WTI...

  • DETROIT, April 3- General Motors Co on Monday outlined in a regulatory filing contacts with billionaire hedge fund manager David Einhorn who went public last week with a plan to boost GM's value and announced its slate of board nominees, all of whom currently serve on the board. Einhorn, who runs hedge fund Greenlight Capital, has proposed that GM create two...

  • Couple doing paperwork

    Home equity lines are becoming more and more popular among the nation's youngest homeowners.

  • LONDON, April 3- Hedge funds have continued liquidating their large bullish position in crude amid doubts about the pace and timing of any rebalancing in the oil market. Hedge funds net position in Brent and WTI has been cut to 642 million barrels, down from a record 951 million barrels on Feb. 21. The result is that the ratio of long to short positions in Brent and WTI...