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Playboy Interview: Dick Cheney

Playboy – Dick Cheney likes lattes. Seated in his favorite brown-leather chair in the sunlit study of his home in McLean, Virginia, the former vice president of the United States can toss back two of the warm java blasts in […]

World’s largest hedge fund fears Fed hike may roil markets

MarketWatch – The Federal Reserve appears on track to deliver a rate hike this year, but hedge-fund billionaire Ray Dalio is worried the central bank has little ammunition available to combat an economic downturn if tighter policy should “knock over […]

Aaron Schock, Republican star, quits under onslaught of money questions

MSNBC – Lynn Sweet, Chicago Sun-Times Washington bureau chief, talks with Rachel Maddow about the relentless series of ethics and spending questions that dogged Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock, until his resignation today, including new questions about the number of travel […]

Ex-Brevan Howard star Rokos hires top Goldman executive for hedge fund start-up

Reuters – Former Brevan Howard star trader Chris Rokos has hired former Goldman Sachs co-head of Asia Pacific macro trading, Stuart Riley, as he gears up for one of Europe’s most high-profile 2015 hedge fund launches. Rokos, who made $4 […]

Hedge Funds Win as Euro Falls

WSJ – The euro’s plunge has given a much-needed lift to hedge funds that have been repeatedly frustrated by the world’s central banks. A bevy of multibillion-dollar funds have gained as much as 9% this year as their managers bet […]

The Walmart family is teaching hedge funds how to profit from publicly funded schools

BusinessInsider – Charter Schools are drawing promoters from a place you might not think of: Walmart. The Walton Family Foundation — the philanthropic group run by the Walmart family — sponsored a symposium at the Harvard Club for investors interested […]

Hedge Fund Investor Urges MGM Resorts to Spin Off Lodging REIT

CoStar – In a sign that Wall Street investors may once again be ready to place their bets on Las Vegas real estate, activist shareholder Land and Buildings is calling on Paradise, NV-based MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) to split […]

SkyBridge Is Peddling Itself in West Palm Beach

WSJ – Anthony Scaramucci, the founder of the New York-based SkyBridge Capital, has never been shy about publicity. So it should come as no surprise that he and his firm are among the first to test the lifting of the […]

Hedge fund buys Phones 4U debt for possible attack on private equity owner

Telegraph – A New York hedge fund has bought up a large chunk of the £430m in senior bonds in Phones 4U that were rendered almost worthless by the controversial collapse of the retailer last year. It is understood that […]

Hedge fund Everest Capital falls off a Swiss cliff

CNBC – A single bad currency bet has caused one of the largest and longest-standing private investors in emerging markets to collapse. Everest Capital—a 25-year-old hedge fund firm that counted George Soros and Nelson Peltz as early backers and has […]

Ex-Brevan Howard star Rokos hires top Goldman executive for hedge fund start-up

Reuters – Former Brevan Howard star trader Chris Rokos has hired former Goldman Sachs co-head of Asia Pacific macro trading, Stuart Riley, as he gears up for one of Europe’s most high-profile 2015 hedge fund launches. Rokos, who made $4 […]

Hedge funds benefit as euro falls

MarketWatch – The euro’s plunge has given a much-needed lift to hedge funds that have been repeatedly frustrated by the world’s central banks. A bevy of multibillion-dollar funds has gained as much as 9% this year as their managers bet […]

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