Tag Archives: share prices


Hedge funds punt on LPT takeovers

The Australian – The recent surge in share prices can also be attributed to the return of hedge funds. In the past few months, hedge funds have been loading up to the gills on LPTs they have tagged as prime […]

Japan retail fund value rises to $650 bln in August

Reuters – The value of Japanese retail- targeted mutual funds rose for the seventh consecutive month to $650 billion in August due to strong inflows into stock and bond funds, an industry body said on Friday. Gains in share prices, […]

Stock rally is “dash for trash”: hedge manager Bullman

Reuters – Nick Bullman, who told Reuters he has this week placed bets on falling share prices, is concerned that government stimulus packages have not revived bank lending as much as hoped and that conditions remain as tough for companies […]

Japan July retail trust funds value hits 10-mth high

Reuters – The value of Japanese retail-targeted mutual funds rose to a 10-month high of 58.8 trillion yen ($613 billion) in July, lifted by inflows into international equities funds and strength in share prices, an industry body said on Thursday. […]

Hedge Fund Head Nominates Himself, Four Others to Target Board

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Pershing Square Capital head William Ackman is planning to nominate himself, along with four others to the Target Corp. board of directors, in which the hedge fund holds a near 10 percent stake. Ackman has confirmed […]

Hedge Fund Manager Looking to Shake Up Target Board

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Hedge fund manager William Ackman of Pershing Square Capital Management is in talks with discount retailer Target to nominate some potential members to their board of directors, according to a recent Securities and Exchange Commission filing. […]

Hedge funds target insurers

The Australian – Some of the City of London’s shrewdest hedge fund investors, who made millions of pounds betting that UK bank shares would fall, have turned their guns on insurers amid heightened worry about the financial strength of the […]

Big Bank Short Seller Changes Call to ”Buy’

CNBC – High-profile hedge fund manager Crispin Odey, who made money last year betting on falling bank share prices, has been buying into UK banks recently because he thinks they are now so cheap. Odey, who is founding partner of […]

$4bn Withdrawn from Nigeria Stock Market

Daily Guide – Foreign investors in the Nigerian capital market withdrew some $4 billion from the Nigeria Stock Exchange and precipitated its steep decline, the Exchange’s Director General, Professor Ndidi Okereke-Onyiuke has said. Appearing  before the joint Senate Committees on […]

Ackman Paves Way for New Hedge Fund Management Moves

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – William Ackman, who runs hedge fund Pershing Square Capital Management, is letting clients withdraw as much of their investment as they please.  A vast change from the dozens of hedge funds who rushed to halt redemptions, […]

Och-Ziff Rallies in January, Posts Returns in all Hedge Funds

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – After a year when most hedge funds grudgingly reported month after month of losses, Och-Ziff Capital Management was happy to showcase their gains for January in a recent regulatory filing. The New York-based hedge fund reported […]

Treasury Select Committee MPs accuse funds of cashing in on misery

Times Online – Hedge funds were accused by MPs yesterday of gambling against the taxpayer when they bet that the share prices of British banks would fall. Appearing before the Treasury Select Committee, four leading hedge fund managers were told […]

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