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  • LONDON, March 3- Hedge funds, whose speculating contributed to the pound's devaluation in 1992, have yet to make major bets on Britain leaving the European Union because few expect it to happen and most doubt a big payout from market moves around the June vote. "It's not a high-quality exposure to have on," said GAM portfolio manager Anthony Lawler in London, who...

  • Samir Barai, the founder of Barai Capital Management, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Deborah Batts in Manhattan to two years of supervised release and ordered to forfeit $216,603. Barai pleaded guilty in 2011 to securities fraud and other charges over a scheme that also involved Noah Freeman and Donald Longueuil, two former portfolio managers at...

  • BOSTON, Feb 29- Billionaire investors Barry Rosenstein and Daniel Loeb's hedge funds lost more money in February as both managers were hit by volatile markets shaped by fears about slower growth and uncertainty over how the Federal Reserve will react. David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital was one of the first funds to report good news to investors, telling...

  • BOSTON, Feb 29- Hedge fund Luxor Capital Group, which suffered double-digit losses last year, has been placed on a so-called watch list by influential industry consultant Cliffwater, according to a memo seen by Reuters. Cliffwater, which advises on roughly $55 billion in alternative assets invested in hedge funds, private equity and real estate funds, told the...

  • LONDON, Feb 29- Hedge funds are turning more positive about the outlook for crude oil prices, according to the latest positioning data from regulators and exchanges. Hedge funds and other money managers held a combined net long position in the three main crude oil futures and options contracts amounting to 383 million barrels on Feb. 23. The net long position in...

  • Warren Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

    Buffett acknowledged that while he and 3G "follow different paths" in running businesses, 3G has been "extraordinarily successful."

  • BOSTON, Feb 26- The Collins Alternative Solutions Fund, a mutual fund that offered hedge fund strategies to retail investors, has been shut down after suffering a double-digit decline in 2015 and falling more this year. "The board concluded that it would be in the best interests of the fund and its shareholders that the fund be closed and liquidated," Collins...

  • BOSTON, Feb 26- The Collins Alternative Solutions Fund, a mutual fund that offered hedge fund strategies to retail investors, was shut down after suffering double-digit losses in 2015 and falling more this year. "The board concluded that it would be in the best interests of the fund and its shareholders that the fund be closed and liquidated," Collins Capital said...

  • COLLINS CAPITAL SHUTTERS ITS COLLINS ALTERNATIVE SOLUTIONS FUND HEDGE FUND FOR RETAIL INVESTORS- U.S.

  • EU not exposed to commodities as in US

    Ed Eyerman, managing director & head of European leveraged finance at Fitch Ratings, outlines the differences between the U.S. and European leveraged loan market.

  • BOGOTA, Feb 23- Colombia will soon allow pension funds to invest up to 20 percent of their assets in real estate, commodities, private equity, hedge funds and other so-called alternative investments, sources said on Tuesday. The change, made in consultation with pension administrators, will allow for about $10 billion in fund resources to go toward alternative...

  • The changing face of private equity

    Has the private equity environment changed because the bull market has lasted twice as long as expected? Clayton Dubilier & Rice chairman & CEO, Donald Gogel discusses.

  • 2016: Good year for private equity investors?

    Private equity investment usually thrives during periods of extraordinary volatility, and it’s likely we will see this trend continue throughout 2016, says Donald Gogel, Clayton Dubilier & Rice chairman & CEO.

  • LONDON, Feb 23- Equity funds that can profit from both rising and falling markets and rivals betting on macroeconomic trends are expected to outperform in 2016, a Deutsche Bank survey of investors managing $2.1 trillion in assets showed. On a regional basis, 57 percent of investors felt western Europe would be in their three best-performing regions, followed...

  • Vivina Berla: Frontier markets tend to be more volatile

    Vivina Berla, co-managing partner at Sarona, says the lack of liquidity in frontier markets leads to volatility.

  • LONDON, Feb 22- Hedge funds have taken an increasingly nuanced position on oil prices since the start of the year, becoming more bearish towards U.S. crude but bullish towards Brent. The latest data from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and exchanges show hedge funds and other money managers running near record long and short positions in oil...

  • Feb 22- Alternative asset manager Carlyle Group LP said on Monday it would shut its hedge fund-of-funds manager Diversified Global Asset Management Corp, two years after it added the unit to its investment platform. Toronto- based DGAM, which manages funds that invest in other hedge funds, had more than $6 billion in managed and advised assets as of April 30, 2015.

  • Feb 19- FelCor Lodging Trust Inc said it had agreed with activist hedge fund Land and Buildings Investment Management LLC to appoint two independent directors to the real estate investment trust's board. Land and Buildings, run by former Citigroup REIT analyst Jonathan Litt, owned a 2.12 percent stake in FelCor as of Dec. 31 and was its tenth biggest shareholder,...

  • Citadel, run by Kenneth Griffin, cut analysts, associates and portfolio managers at its Surveyor Capital arm in the last weeks, the sources said. In January Citadel promoted Todd Barker, who had co-headed Citadel's equity business in San Francisco, to head Surveyor, replacing Jon Venetos, the unit's long-time chief. The layoffs came as $24 billion Citadel's main...

  • Feb 17- North Dakota's energy regulator said on Wednesday he is worried about hedge funds and other investment groups buying oil assets in the state and conducts background checks on potential acquirers. Lynn Helms, head of North Dakota's Department of Mineral Resources, said he is worried some buyers might have a lack of experience running oil or natural gas...