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Hedge fund donations help Tories raise twice as much as Labour

Guardian – The Conservatives have received double the donations of Labour and 60 times more than Ukip over the past three months, including more than £1m from hedge funds and £150,000 from the wife of a former Russian government minister […]

Scuttled deals worth $580 billion put hedge funds on back foot

Reuters – Hedge funds specialising in bets on mergers and acquisitions are starting to see investors withdraw funds, prompting them to take a more cautious approach after being caught out by more than 500 corporate deals globally failing this year. […]

Hedge funds poised to pile into China via ‘connect’ channel

Reuters – When the landmark Hong Kong-Shanghai equity link debuts on Monday, a class of investors that China has kept at arm’s length until now – hedge funds – are expected to plunge into mainland shares. And rules for the […]

Hedge Fund Founder’s Marital Split May Alter U.K. Divorce Law

Bloomberg – Chris Hohn, one of the most successful U.K. hedge-fund managers, may recast the country’s divorce law if he wins more than half the family assets in his split from his wife. A judge may rule as soon as […]

Hedge Funds Burned in Shire Double Down on Covidien Deal

Bloomberg – Hedge funds bruised by wrong-way bets on AbbVie Inc.’s failed merger with Shire Plc are showing few signs the trauma was permanent. At least three firms that speculated on the doomed $52 billion drug industry takeover — Paulson […]

South Carolina Wants Smaller Hedge Fund Managers

ValueWalk – There has been an ongoing academic debate in the hedge fund industry as to what size fund generates the best performance, large or small hedge funds. Now South Carolina’s pension system is weighing in on the issue. The […]

Favorite Picks of Top Performing Hedge Funds

Barron’s – It was a record turnout of over 1,200 for Chicago’s Invest For Kids charity event, a testament, perhaps, to investors’ thirst for new ideas in today’s frothy stock market. The conference has had many market-beating picks and pans […]

Banks handed £2bn in penalties for market rigging

Guardian – The corruption of the world’s biggest currency dealers was laid bare on Wednesday when regulators imposed £2bn of fines on five major banks for rigging the £3.5tn-a-day foreign exchange markets. Regulators said they had found a “free for […]

Asia Macro Hedge Funds Beat Bridgewater, Tudor in October

Bloomberg – Asia-focused managers of macro hedge funds beat U.S. veterans such as Paul Tudor Jones and Ray Dalio in October, the worst month for the strategy in more than a year. Funds managed by Quantedge Capital Pte, Dymon Asia […]

Activist hedge fund calls for IHG merger

CNBC – Marcato Capital Management released on Tuesday a letter and presentation to InterContinental Hotels shareholders urging the firm to merge with a competitor. The strategies outlined could yield a premium of more than 100 percent above the current share […]

Hedge Fund Honcho Steve A. Cohen Is Buyer of $101 Million Giacometti

ArtNet – Giacometti’s Chariot, auctioned at Sotheby’s Impressionist and modern sale, had just one lone bidder. Anonymous at the time, the buyer turns out to be none other than hedge fund billionaire and mega-collector Steve A. Cohen, according to New […]

Hedge-Fund-Backed Detroit Bankruptcy Plan OKed

FIN Alternatives – The largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history is over, thanks in no small part to hedge funds. A federal judge on Friday approved Detroit’s plan to exit Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection. The sign-off came just weeks after […]

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