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  • NEW YORK/ SEOUL, March 11- Proxy advisory firm International Shareholder Services on Monday recommended that Hyundai Motor Group investors elect some directors nominated by Elliott Management as the activist hedge fund braces for a showdown with the South Korean conglomerate. Elliott, the $35 billion New York- based hedge fund, hopes to obtain seats on the...

  • Ophelia Brown, founder and general partner at Blossom Capital.

    Female venture partners make up just 9 percent of the industry, while most of the VC dollars go into male-founded start-ups.

  • The U.S. e-commerce firm will add Jesse Cohn, who runs U.S. hedge fund Elliott Management's U.S. equity activism practice, and Matt Murphy, the CEO of Marvell Technology and a nominee of U.S. hedge fund Starboard Value, to its board. The company signed cooperation agreements with Elliott and Starboard Value LP, under which the two investors have agreed to certain...

  • The slate includes former California Treasurer Phil Angelides who chaired the U.S. Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission to uncover the causes of the financial crisis and lawyer Kenneth Feinberg, known for administering compensation to victims including those of the Sept. 11 attacks. Christopher Hart, a former chairman of the National Transportation...

  • The slate includes former California Treasurer Phil Angelides who chaired the U.S. Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission to uncover the causes of the financial crisis and lawyer Kenneth Feinberg, known for administering compensation to victims including those of the Sept. 11 attacks. Christopher Hart, a former chairman of the National Transportation...

  • Heinz ketchup bottles on display at the 2018 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholder's Meeting.

    When Warren Buffett teamed up with private-equity firm 3G Capital in 2013 to acquire Kraft Heinz, he faced questions about doing a deal with a PE firm, a sector Buffett had long criticized. He insisted it was different. It doesn't look that way now.

  • LONDON, Feb 20- A growing number of hedge funds are moving into shipping debt, an asset class few have invested in before, looking to buy up loans and bonds as banks cut their exposure to the troubled sector. The European Central Bank's banking supervisor has flagged troubled non-performing loans in 2019 as "a concern for a significant number of euro area...

  • LONDON, Feb 20- A growing number of hedge funds are moving into shipping debt, an asset class few have invested in before, looking to buy up loans and bonds as banks cut their exposure to the troubled sector. In one of the first deals to have been concluded in recent weeks, finance sources said hedge and private equity firm Avenue Capital together with asset manager...

  • Feb 19- Billionaire hedge fund manager David Tepper stepped up pressure on Allergan Plc, saying on Tuesday the drugmaker should consider selling itself if management is unable to turn around recent lagging performance. Tepper's hedge fund Appaloosa LP wrote to Allergan's board, just hours after the Botox maker announced it had added a former industry...

  • Feb 19- Billionaire hedge fund manager David Tepper stepped up pressure on Allergan Plc, saying on Tuesday the drugmaker should consider selling itself if management is unable to turn around recent lagging performance. Tepper's hedge fund Appaloosa LP wrote to Allergan's board, just hours after the Botox maker announced it added a former industry executive...

  • Feb 19- Billionaire hedge fund manager David Tepper stepped up pressure on Allergan Plc and said on Tuesday the drugmaker should consider selling itself if management is unable to turn around recent lagging performance. Tepper's hedge fund Appaloosa LP wrote to Allergan's board on Tuesday, just hours after the Botox maker announced it added a former...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 18- Papa John's International Inc founder John Schnatter welcomes hedge fund Starboard Value LP's investment in the pizza restaurant chain, his lawyer said, even as he filed an updated lawsuit on Monday against the company. Papa John's this month unveiled Starboard's investment of up to $250 million and named the fund's chief executive, Jeff Smith,...

  • Thomas Barrack, Executive Chairman, Colony Northstar, speaks at the Milken Institute's 21st Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, May 1, 2018.

    Speaking to an audience while at the Milken Institute Summit in Abu Dhabi this week, the Colony Capital founder refuted criticism of the kingdom over the murder of the Saudi journalist.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 14- Prominent hedge fund managers sold out of Chinese technology stocks and dumped Silicon Valley majors such as Apple Inc and Facebook Inc while global stock markets cratered during the fourth quarter, according to securities filings released on Thursday. Activist hedge fund Jana Partners sold out of its position in major Chinese e-commerce...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 14- Prominent hedge fund managers sold out of Chinese technology stocks and dumped Silicon Valley majors such as Apple Inc and Facebook Inc while global stock markets cratered during the fourth quarter, according to securities filings released on Thursday. Activist hedge fund Jana Partners sold out of its position in major Chinese e-commerce...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 14- Prominent hedge fund managers sold out of Chinese technology stocks and dumped Silicon Valley giants like Apple Inc and Facebook Inc while global stock markets cratered during the fourth quarter, according to securities filings released on Thursday. Activist hedge fund Jana Partners sold out of its position in Chinese e-commerce giant...

  • TORONTO/ SASKATOON, Feb 14- A court in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan on Thursday reserved its decision on whether claims by a hedge fund against insurer Manulife Financial Corp should be dismissed following a change of rules in the province. Manulife has been fighting the case, brought by Mosten Investment LP two years ago, in which the hedge fund claimed...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 14- Prominent hedge fund managers sold out of Chinese technology stocks and dumped Silicon Valley giants like Apple Inc and Facebook Inc while global stock markets cratered during the fourth quarter, according to securities filings released on Thursday. Activist hedge fund Jana Partners sold out of its position in Chinese e-commerce giant...