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Argentina teeters on brink with hedge fund creditors

IT – In Rebel Without a Cause, the anti-hero played by James Dean is challenged to a lethal game of chicken in which two cars must race towards a cliff. The loser is the driver who jumps out first. Investors […]

U.S. SEC targets 10 firms in high frequency trading probe: SEC document

HedgeWorld – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has been seeking information on 10 registered broker dealers as part of an ongoing investigation into high-frequency trading strategies, according to an internal SEC document reviewed by Reuters. The firms listed are […]

Credit Suisse: Institutions to ramp up hedge fund investments in second half of 2014

P&I – Institutions intend to be more active hedge fund investors in the second half of 2014 than they were in the first. Fully 97% of the 284 institutional asset owners surveyed in June by Credit Suisse Capital Services said […]

Federal Reserve’s current policy will “end badly”, says hedge fund manager Stanley Druckenmiller

Economic Times – Iconic hedge fund manager Stanley Druckenmiller, the founder of Duquesne Capital Management, skewered the Federal Reserve at the CNBC Delivering Alpha conference. He says today’s Federal Reserve policy is as “baffling” as he’s ever seen. Druckenmiller said […]

U.S. hedge fund charts recovery plan for American Apparel

Reuters – Standard General, a little-known hedge fund that has taken the reins of American Apparel Inc, has mapped out a recovery plan for the retailer with or without its ousted Chief Executive Officer Dov Charney. The fund invests in […]

Hong Kong Hedge Fund Azentus Returned 2.3% in Second Quarter

WSJ – Hong Kong hedge-fund firm Azentus Capital Management Ltd., run by former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. proprietary trader Morgan Sze, bounced back in the second quarter after a “difficult” start to the year, according to an investor letter seen […]

Hedge fund manager Cooperman says market gains will slow

Reuters – Hedge fund manager Leon Cooperman, who has forecast that the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index will hit 2000 this year, cautioned on Wednesday [July 16] that gains will be slower as the market is more fairly valued […]

Hostile hedge fund Starboard boosts stake in Darden to 7.1%

Orlando Sentinel – Starboard Value, a hedge fund with a hostile plan to replace Darden Restaurant’s board and management, has been buying more Darden stock. Starboard’s ownership surge – now 7.1 percent, up from 6.2 in May – comes as […]

Paulson Hedge Fund Backs Potential Sprint, T-Mobile Merger

WSJ – Sprint Corp. S +0.37% and T-Mobile TMUS +0.44% US Inc. haven’t yet announced their plans to merge but they already have an influential shareholder on board: billionaire hedge fund manager John Paulson. Paulson & Co. played a prominent […]

Live video: Christie to appear at hedge-fund conference in New York at 1:15 p.m.

Long-only hedge funds hold key to emerging markets

Risk.net – Addressing common institutional approaches to long-only emerging markets allocations, hedge funds are less volatile and produce higher returns than mutual funds or ETFs Since the 2008 financial crisis, investors have flocked to emerging markets (EMs) for return generation […]

Madoff sons took millions for real estate, trustee alleges

Reuters – Bernard Madoff’s sons created accounts out of thin air and engineered sham loans to buy pricey Manhattan real estate as they diverted tens of millions of dollars of money from their father’s firm, a court-appointed trustee said on […]

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