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  • Cycle of greed and fear alive in markets: Expert

    The private equity sector does better in times of volatility in the public markets, says Jean Salata at Baring Private Equity Asia.

  • Turning point for Japanese private equity

    Megumi Kiyozuka, CLSA Capital Partners Japan, says that PM Shinzo Abe's pro-business policies have given a boost to the PE sector.

  • Demonetization brings about level playing field: Expert

    Padmanabh Sinha, managing partner at Tata Capital, explains why he thinks demonetization will be beneficial for investors in India.

  • India's private equity market

    Demonetization is creating more opportunities for PE firms to invest in, says Jayanta Banerjee, managing partner at ASK Pravi Capital Advisors.

  • LONDON, Jan 16- Hedge fund bullishness towards the price of crude oil appears to have peaked for the time being, with fund managers booking some profits after the strong rally in the final seven weeks of 2016.. Hedge funds and other money managers cut their net long position in Brent and WTI futures and options by the equivalent of 15 million barrels in the week to...

  • LONDON, Jan 16- Hedge fund bullishness towards the price of crude oil appears to have peaked for the time being, with fund managers booking some profits after the strong rally in the final seven weeks of 2016.. Hedge funds and other money managers cut their net long position in Brent and WTI futures and options by the equivalent of 15 million barrels in the week to...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 11- An ex-portfolio manager at Visium Asset Management LP corruptly sought to boost the value of one of its hedge fund's holdings, defrauding investors while enabling the investment firm to earn millions of dollars, a U.S. prosecutor told jurors on Wednesday. Stefan Lumiere, the former brother-in-law of Visium founder Jacob Gottlieb, violated the...

  • LONDON, Jan 9- Hedge funds amassed a record bullish position in crude oil futures and options by the end of last year, which helped drive crude prices sharply higher in the final six weeks of 2016.. The first position reports of the new year show hedge funds actually cut their combined position in the three main contracts by 6 million barrels in the week to Jan. 3.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 9- A former portfolio manager at Visium Asset Management LP is scheduled to face trial on U.S. charges stemming from an investigation that led to the New York- based hedge fund's closure last year. Jury selection is set to begin on Wednesday in Manhattan federal court in the case of Stefan Lumiere, Visium founder Jacob Gottlieb's former...

  • Goldman sees 'January effect' fading

    The firm's analysis of returns shows the effect has faded compared to a longer history.

  • Chris Merry, chief executive at Ipes, discusses how the private equity environment could develop in 2017.

  • 2017 another  good year for private equity: Pro

    Scott Sperling, THL Partners, shares his outlook on dealmaking in the new year.

  • LONDON/ NEW YORK, Dec 23- For some equity funds and those betting on macroeconomic trends, which together make up a large chunk of the $3 trillion global hedge fund industry's assets, 2016 has been another year to forget. Those coming off worse included London- based Crispin Odey, whose Odey European fund was down around 50 percent by early December, and U.S.-based...

  • BOSTON, Dec 21- Team-based hedge funds lost billions in cash and some of their cachet this year, creating an uncertain future for a strategy that had long been an industry darling. On Tuesday, Blackstone Group LP said it would shut its $1.8 billion Senfina Advisors after losing 24 percent this year. Earlier this year Deimos Asset Management, once associated with...

  • CITADEL PROMOTES SHAWN FAGAN TO GENERAL COUNSEL FOR HEDGE FUND BUSINESS, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY.

  • BOSTON, Dec 20- Prominent technology investor Chris Connor is shutting down his hedge fund less than one year after launching it and will be joining Citadel, one of the industry's biggest players, two sources familiar with the move said on Tuesday. Connor launched Ardmore Global Investors, which concentrated on picking global technology, media and...

  • *CQS, Man Group and Brevan Howard see headcount falls. LONDON, Dec 20- The number of senior people registered as working at the 15 largest discretionary hedge funds in Britain fell by 3.5 percent in 2016, one of the toughest for the industry in recent years. These 15 funds together account for roughly $247 billion of a $478 billion industry in Britain and $3.24...

  • BOSTON, Dec 20- Prominent technology investor Chris Connor is shutting down his hedge fund less than one year after launching it and will be joining Citadel, one of the industry's biggest players, two sources familiar with the move said on Tuesday. Connor launched Ardmore Global Investors, which concentrated on picking global technology, media and...

  • LONDON, Dec 19- Hedge funds have amassed a record bullish position in crude oil in anticipation OPEC and non- OPEC oil producers will succeed in rebalancing the market and reducing excess stocks next year. Promised production cuts totalling almost 1.2 million barrels per day by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and 560,000 bpd by non- OPEC...

  • LONDON, Dec 12- Hedge funds were badly caught out by the production cuts announced by OPEC at the end of last month, triggering a furious rally as managers raced to buy back loss-making short positions. When OPEC announced a deal had been reached on Nov. 30, a substantial number of short positions were still uncovered, providing the opportunity for a classic squeeze.