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Activist Hedge Fund’s Plan For Cliffs Natural Resources Destined For The Scrap Heap

Forbes – Hedge fund activism is all the rage these days. But sometimes the turnaround artists get it wrong. Take the case of activist hedge fund Casablanca Capital and its successful ouster of the board of Cliffs Natural Resources CLF […]

Hedge funds: Rock stars or one-hit wonders?

The Tennessean – Hedge funds have been around since the 1920s but they didn’t get a lot of attention until the 1980s. The textbook definition of hedging is an investment made to limit the risk of another investment, and that’s […]

BlueBay’s $1.4 billion hedge fund closure exposes ‘key man’ risk

Reuters – BlueBay, one of Europe’s biggest asset managers, will shut a $1.4 billion (1 billion pound) hedge fund in an unexpected move as fund manager Neil Phillips is leaving. The decision by the $66 billion money manager, a unit […]

Ex-Credit Suisse Trader’s Hedge Fund Sees Crowded Yen Shorts

Bloomberg – Charlie Chan, a former Credit Suisse Group AG proprietary trader who now runs his own hedge fund, is looking to get out of his position selling the yen. Japan’s currency, which slumped to a seven-year low of almost […]

Interview: Sir Michael Hintze, CQS Hedge Fund

Evening Standard – After dark in the National Gallery. The day’s visitors have long gone, and I’m walking round looking at the pictures with Sir Michael Hintze. It feels very special. Without the crowds, it’s possible to see the paintings […]

Man Group’s Ellis sees computers trumping humans again in 2015

Reuters – Computers stole a march on their human trading rivals this year and should continue to do so in 2015 as a much-heralded return to sustained volatility is unlikely to happen, an executive of Man Group, the world’s biggest […]

Hedge fund manager Chanos says art market frothy, shorting Sotheby’s

Reuters – Hedge fund Kynikos Associates founder James Chanos said the art market is frothy and he is currently shorting Sotheby’s, a global auctioneer of art and jewelery. “I am not here to bury the art market, I am an […]

Credit Suisse Poaches Nomura Hedge Fund Exec

WSJ – Credit Suisse said Thursday it has hired long-time Nomura Holdings Inc. hedge-fund executive Aditi Velakacharla to run a Hong Kong-based group at the bank that introduces its Asian hedge fund clients to potential investors. The Swiss bank is […]

Hedge fund Livermore calls for board change at Volt Information

Reuters – Hedge fund Livermore Partners is pushing for change at U.S. staffing services provider Volt Information Sciences Inc , setting the stage for a potential proxy battle if the company does not act on its demands. The fund called […]

Hedge fund pays 12 people £141m after stellar year

EFC – If you were looking for an opportune time to join a hedge fund and receive a large pay day, it would have been wise to apply to Egerton Capital at the beginning of 2013. It was a great […]

SunEdison Turnaround A Big Score For Small Activist Hedge Fund

Forbes – Altai Capital Management is making waves on Wall Street after its first-ever activist investment, SunEdison, has increased nearly tenfold since the firm made its presence known in a June 2012 filing and gained a seat on the company’s […]

Hedge funds ditch Apple for AbbVie and Alibaba

CNBC – Hedge funds flocked to Apple in the run-up to the launch of the iPhone 6, but new data shows the company is now the most sold position among some of world’s largest funds. Three of the top 10 […]

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