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US hedge fund Elliott Advisors pays unnamed London executive £38m

Guardian – The US hedge fund that forced Argentina to default on its debts has paid one of its London-based bosses more than £38m – a sum 1,437 times greater than the average UK salary of £26,500. Elliott Advisors, the […]

Sahara eyes $1bn hedge fund debt deal for Roy’s release

Times Of India – The Sahara Group is believed to be working on an over $1-billion debt refinancing deal with two American hedge funds for raising money to secure release of its jailed chief Subrata Roy, a report said on […]

Worst stocks win awards in hedge fund ‘short’ contest

CNBC – Move over, Bill Ackman. It’s time to reveal some of the hedge fund community’s best short ideas from investors who normally stay out of the spotlight. The results are in for the FactSet Top Idea Tournament Best Short […]

Alternative sources of hedge fund financing could emerge

COO Connect – Alternative sources of hedge fund financing could emerge as prime brokers scale back their financing as banks seek to meet their Basel III capital requirements. Papers published by both Citi and J.P. Morgan in 2014 highlighted attempts […]

Perry Capital appeals dismissal of case over Fannie, Freddie profits

Reuters – Hedge fund Perry Capital on Thursday [Oct. 2] appealed a U.S. federal court’s decision to dismiss its suit challenging the government’s policy of confiscating the profits of mortgage finance firms Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Judge Royce Lamberth […]

Hedge Fund Billionaire John Paulson’s Comeback Crashes In September

Forbes – Hedge fund billionaire John Paulson staged an impressive comeback in 2013 following three very tough years for his Paulson & Co. hedge funds, but his rebound crashed badly in September, leaving some of his most important funds down […]

Hedge Funds Lansdowne, Lone Pine Bet Against U.K. Grocers

Bloomberg – Hedge-fund firms are betting against Britain’s struggling supermarkets amid speculation the worst isn’t over for the industry. Lansdowne Partners LP and Lone Pine Capital LLC are short Tesco Plc (TSCO), J Sainsbury Plc (SBRY) and WM Morrison Supermarkets […]

Griffin’s Citadel Rose in September as Hedge Funds Fell

Bloomberg – Ken Griffin’s $24 billion Citadel LLC posted gains in its main funds in September, bucking declines among peers with bets on stocks and bonds. The Chicago-based firm rose 4.4 percent last month in its main Kensington and Wellington […]

Dollar Firms, But Focus Is On Equity And Oil Meltdown

Nasdaq – The dollar retains a firm undertone, after yesterday’s recovery in the North American session from the week’s lows. For the first time in months, the dollar has lost ground against all the major currencies this week. The Japanese […]

Growing Pains for Hedge Funds in the Liquid Alts Space

Wealth Management – Some hedge fund managers have had a hard go of it in the liquid alternatives space, the fastest-growing segment of the mutual fund world. They haven’t raised as much money as they thought they would, and many […]

San Francisco Pension Officials Halt Proposal to Invest In Hedge Funds

IBT – San Francisco officials on Wednesday tabled a proposal to move up to 15 percent of the city’s $20 billion pension portfolio into hedge funds. The move came a day after International Business Times reported that the consultants advising the city […]

Paul Singer’s Hedge Fund Pushes Technology Giant EMC to Break Up

NYT – Elliott Management, the activist hedge fund that owns 2.2 percent of the technology giant EMC, is calling for the $57 billion company to break itself apart. In a letter addressed to EMC’s chief executive, Joe Tucci, and the […]

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