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Hedge Fund Citadel Prepares To Launch New Stock Picking Unit

(Wall Street Journal) Hedge-fund Citadel LLC is preparing to roll out a new stand-alone stock-picking division, the latest sign of the Chicago firm’s postcrisis resurgence. To Read this Article: www.wallstreetjournal.com

Korea Fund Has $18 Billion At Stake Backing Samsung On C & T

(Bloomberg) In the fight between a foreign hedge fund and the biggest conglomerate in South Korea, the state-run pension may have the swing vote. It will probably side with Samsung Group for reasons that go beyond nationalism. Korea’s National Pension […]

Former SAC Manager’s Hedge Fund Bets Against Euro On Greek Woes

(Bloomberg) Yip Ka-hay, a former SAC Capital Advisors manager now running his own macro hedge fund, is shorting the euro against the Japanese currency. The euro may slide below $1.08 in the next few months — from above $1.13 now […]

20 Tech Stocks Hedge Fund Billionaires Are Buying & Selling

(Forbes) The Nasdaq has gained 20% in the past year, but which tech stock should you invest? The world’s richest hedge fund billionaires can perhaps give you a hint. To compile this list, we looked at the trades of billionaire […]

Asia Hedge Funds Hit Record On China Rally That’s Buckling

(Bloomberg) Asia’s hedge funds boosted their assets to a record $177 billion in May by riding a Chinese stocks rally that’s now starting to falter. Investments by funds with an Asia mandate exceeded the $176 billion in December 2007, before […]

Record Number Of Hedge Funds Operating Around the World

(Reuters) The hedge fund industry set a new record during the first quarter when an industry research group said 10,149 funds are operating around the world even after hundreds of existing funds shut their doors during the same time. During […]

Activist Hedge Fund Win In Private As Japan Tobacco Says No

(Bloomberg) For four years a hedge fund urged one of Japan’s oldest companies to raise its dividend, and each time the answer in public was no. Behind the scenes, something else was happening. Though it lost every proxy fight, the […]

Greece: Funds Were Smarter Than European Leaders

(CNBC) Ever since the Greek financial crisis broke out in October 2010, hedge funds have played it as a formidable money spinner. They were able to do that because they understood what most analysts could not fathom in an ill-tempered, […]

Robo-Investing Craze Now Putting Vanguard Against Fidelity

(Bloomberg) Barraged by investment firms eager to manage their life savings, many Americans are making their choice—for nobody….So fund giants Vanguard Group and Fidelity Investments are trying to win them over—with robots. The rivals, which have a combined $5.4 trillion […]

Hedge Fund Giant Crispin Odey is About To Lose Battle For Plus 500

(Financial Insider) It looks like Playtech’s £459.6 million ($702.05 million) acquisition of troubled trading firm Plus500 is going to go ahead — despite Plus500’s biggest shareholder opposing the deal. Playtech just announced that it has bought 10.75 million shares in […]

Hedge Funds Are Beating The S & P 500; Here’s How

(CNBC) Stock-picking hedge funds are finally beating low-cost equity index funds this year thanks to bets like Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Microsoft and Yum Brands.The S&P 500 index (INDEX: .SPX) gained 1.29 percent from January through April this year, while the Absolute […]

US Hedge Fund Steps Up Campaign To Block $8-Billion Samsung Asset Shake-Up

(Reuters) U.S. hedge fund Elliott ramped up a campaign to block a proposed $8 billion merger of two Samsung Group firms on Thursday, laying out its case online a day before a court hearing on a deal seen key to […]

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