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Schemes increasing allocations to non-traditional assets

Professional Pensions – European schemes are increasing their allocation to non-traditional asset classes in a bid to manage their risks more effectively, Mercer says. The consultant’s European Asset Allocation Survey – which polled around 1000 schemes from 11 countries – […]

Hedge fund pushes Yahoo to sell search unit

San Francisco Chronicle – A major investor called on Yahoo Inc. to sell its search business to Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday, adding to the pressure on the Sunnyvale Web portal to restart talks with its rival. Meanwhile, Yahoo agreed to […]

8th Circuit Rejects Hedge Fund’s Debt Collection Practice

Law.com – The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has become the first circuit in the country to rebuff efforts by a hedge fund to call in a debt based on an alleged technical violation of bond terms in a […]

Merrill’s Thain seeking 2008 bonus of $10 million

Reuters – Merrill Lynch & Co Chief Executive John Thain has suggested to directors that he get a 2008 bonus of as much as $10 million, but the battered company’s compensation committee is resisting his request, the Wall Street Journal […]

Get Over The Hedge

Forbes – Hedge funds are to the modern stock market as sun spots were to electronics in the 1960s: a convenient scapegoat when things go wrong without an evident cause. But they probably aren’t to blame for last week’s poor […]

Meltdown sets back hedge fund master

Globe and Mail – Math whiz Ravi Sood has ridden the highs and lows of the wild world of hedge funds. The president of Lawrence Asset Management Inc. made a name for himself running the firm’s flagship hedge fund with […]

Hedge funds: will it be a renaissance Man?

Times Online – Hedge funds are supposed to like risk and to love leverage. However, in the current markets, it has all got too much for Man Group. The world’s biggest quoted hedge fund manager – and historically one of […]

Hedge fund lowers takeover bid for Epicor Software

CNNMoney.com – New York hedge fund Elliott Associates LP lowered its offer price Tuesday for Epicor Software Corp., saying in a letter it was "extremely disappointed" Epicor’s board had recommended shareholders reject a takeover. Elliott, a large shareholder in the […]

Polygon Concedes to British Energy, Winds Down Flagship Hedge Fund

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – Alternative investor, Polygon Investment Partners LLP has agreed not to further oppose the restructuring of the company by British Energy and other shareholders, in exchange the shareholders and British Energy have agreed to stop all […]

Activists take Aim on property funds

Investors Chronicle – Activist investor Laxey has sunk its claws into yet another Aim-traded overseas property fund. Having built up a 9 per cent stake in Indian township developer Hirco, it wrote to management this week demanding they take action […]

Shareholder Sues CSX, Hedge Funds Over Short-Swing

CNNMoney.com – A shareholder has sued CSX Corp. (CSX) and two hedge funds over sales of CSX shares before the funds publicly disclosed plans to shake up the railroad operator’s board in a proxy fight earlier this year. The lawsuit, […]

RAB Capital Halts Redemptions on Second Fund This Year

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – One month after RAB was forced to revamp their flagship fund, the British hedge fund is halting redemptions on their Energy Fund. After losing more than 50% of its value this year, RAB has informed investors […]

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