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  • TPG Capital's James Coulter: Buyout is just a tool, I'm an investor

    James Coulter, TPG Capital co-founder, speaks with CNBC's David Faber at Delivering Alpha about the state of private equity.

  • Cars drive by the Nasdaq headquarters in New York City.

    Ancestry says it expects $1 billion in revenue this year, a growth rate of about 30 percent.

  • LONDON, Sept 11- Hedge funds are betting crude oil stocks will adjust quickly to the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma but gasoline and distillate inventories may take more time to normalise. Hedge funds and other money managers increased their combined net long position in the five major petroleum contracts linked to crude, gasoline and heating oil by...

  • LONDON, Sept 11- Only twice before since the launch of the euro has the tide of fast money lifting the single currency and submerging the dollar been this strong. Figures from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission show that hedge funds and other speculators now hold the biggest net long euro position since May 2011. Just over a decade ago euro long...

  • LONDON, Sept 11- Hedge funds are betting crude oil stocks will adjust quickly to the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma but gasoline and distillate inventories may take more time to normalise. Hedge funds and other money managers increased their combined net long position in the five major petroleum contracts linked to crude, gasoline and heating oil by...

  • Signage outside the offices of the California Public Employees' Retirement System (Calpers) in Sacramento, California, U.S., on Sept. 13, 2010.

    The California Public Employees' Retirement System is reportedly in talks to outsource its private equity business to BlackRock, a source said.

  • BOSTON, Sept 7- Billionaire investor William Ackman told board members of Automatic Data Processing on Thursday that large shareholders want the company and Ackman's activist hedge fund to work together and that he too wants to end a current proxy fight. Ackman's hedge fund Pershing Square Capital Management owns 8.3 percent of the company, making it a top 10...

  • BOSTON/ LONDON, Sept 6- Billionaire investor William Ackman has decided to exit his large stake in Nomad Foods, selling out of one of his handful of investments at a time he is waging a proxy fight to push for change at another portfolio company. Shares of Nomad, which makes Birds Eye fish fingers and Iglo vegetables, fell more than 4 percent on Wednesday after the...

  • LONDON, Sept 4- Hedge funds turned bearish towards U.S. crude while boosting bullish positions in gasoline and heating oil in the final week of August, anticipating major disruption to U.S. refineries as a result of Hurricane Harvey. Almost all the reduction in positions came from WTI rather than Brent reflecting the specific disruption in the United States.

  • LONDON, Sept 4- Hedge funds turned bearish towards U.S. crude while boosting bullish positions in gasoline and heating oil in the final week of August, anticipating major disruption to U.S. refineries as a result of Hurricane Harvey. Almost all the reduction in positions came from WTI rather than Brent reflecting the specific disruption in the United States.

  • Computer chip semiconductor

    Trump will decide soon whether to block a Chinese-backed private equity firm from buying a U.S. chip maker.

  • Economic environment ‘still very robust’, says investor

    There is ample liquidity in the market for investing in equities for now, Ritu Vohora, investment director at M&G Investments, said.

  • Bill Ackman, Pershing Square

    The billionaire investor made a settlement proposal to ADP two weeks ago by suggesting that the board add his three nominees to avoid fighting an expensive and disruptive proxy battle, a new filing shows.

  • BOSTON, Aug 24- Hedge fund managers have a dim view of the second half of 2017 after a solid start to the year, an industry survey released on Thursday showed. "Fund managers do not feel optimistic about the months ahead," Preqin researchers bluntly wrote in a survey titled " Hedge Fund Manager Outlook." Months of outflows ended when $25 billion in new money came into the...

  • Aug 23- It isnt just your imagination: activist hedge funds do go after companies led by woman CEOs more often. They lose more in total compensation and are more likely to be replaced than their male peers, found Bill Francis and Qiang Wu of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Yinjie Shen of Cleveland State University. Activist hedge funds, which take stakes in...

  • BOSTON, Aug 21- Billionaire investor Ray Dalio, who has been expressing concerns about President Donald Trump in recent months, said on Monday he was cutting some of his exposure during a time of growing political and economic divisions. "I'm watching how conflict is being handled as a guide, and I'm not encouraged," Dalio wrote in a LinkedIn post published on Monday.

  • Eric Schmidt, chairman of Alphabet Inc. and Larry Page, CEO and Co-founder of Alphabet enter Trump Tower ahead of a meeting of technology leaders with President-elect Donald Trump in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., December 14, 2016.

    "Business leaders are being asked to step forward and try and set policy for our country," said Jeff Richards, managing partner at GGV Capital.

  • WILMINGTON, Del., Aug 7- Puerto Rico's bankruptcy, aimed at restructuring $72 billion of debt, violates the U.S. Puerto Rico is barred from traditional municipal bankruptcy protection under Chapter 9 of the U.S. code. The fund, known for its years-long battle with Argentina over its defaulted debt, seeks to bar the oversight board from operating until it has been...

  • *Ken MacKenzie becomes chairman on Sept. 1. MELBOURNE/ LONDON, Aug 16- Hedge fund Elliott Management has upped the stakes at BHP, gaining powers to push for change by raising its holding in the miner's London- listed arm to 5 percent. At first Elliott held a 4.1 percent "economic interest" in BHP's London- listed shares, but in a statement on Wednesday it said it now held 5...

  • *Ken MacKenzie becomes chairman on Sept. 1. New York- based Elliott launched its effort in April, at which point it held a 4.1 percent "economic interest" in BHP's UK- listed shares, calling for the company to quit all or part of its petroleum business, boost returns and ditch its dual listing. The activist investor said it now holds 5 percent of BHP's UK- listed shares, and...