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Falcone’s Harbinger selling 20 million Calpine shares

MarketWatch – Harbinger Capital, a big hedge-fund firm run by Philip Falcone, is selling 20 million shares of power company Calpine Corp. Harbinger Capital Partners Master Fund I Ltd. is selling the stock in a public secondary offering underwritten by […]

Playing Home Entertainment Like a Hedge Fund

CNBC – Cramer sees both of these as good companies in a great growth industry, but using a trick out of his old hedge fund playbook, he suggests the strategy of a paired trade: buying the best stock in the […]

VW drops as hedge funds move in

Reuters Blogs – Volkswagen ordinary shares are down today after yesterday’s report of increased short positions. Stock out on loan, a good indication of shorting, has doubled over the past month to 2 pct of total issuance, according to figures […]

Paulson Hedge Fund Buys Banks That Lost Value in Credit Crisis

Bloomberg – John Paulson, the hedge-fund manager whose wagers against the U.S. housing market helped him earn an estimated $2.5 billion last year, bought Bank of America Corp. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. stock in the second quarter, while adding […]

Shorting not good bet for hedge funds

Gulf News – Short-selling, one of the few tactics that made money for hedge funds in 2008, has become a risky bet as prospects for equities have improved, while getting hold of stock to sell is harder as lenders shun […]

Man Group Advances as Pace of Redemptions by Investors Declines

Bloomberg – Man Group Plc, the largest publicly traded hedge-fund manager, rose as much as 4.5 percent in London trading after redemptions by institutional investors slowed. Pension plans, endowments and money managers pulled $1.8 billion on July 1, half the […]

Investors eye safer funds, firms must adjust-survey

CNN Money – Money managers must offer new portfolios and keep cutting costs to survive in an era where frightened investors prefer safer fixed-income funds to stock and hedge funds, a report released Monday showed. Badly bruised by last year’s […]

Hedge Fund’s Bid for Sotheby’s Shares

Barron – Shares of auctioneer Sotheby’s have rebounded on hopes for a recovery in the art market, although the economic picture is still difficult to frame. However, although investors have bid up the shares in recent months, the stock still has […]

Hedge Fund Cantillon Closing: Converting to Long Only Fund

Seeking Alpha – William von Mueffling’s Cantillon Capital Management will be closing down the hedge fund portion of its business. The fund will wind down its positions except for $1 billion worth of long positions as it reverts to a […]

Could hedge funds be the Holy Grail for weary investors?

Herald Tribune – Investors are always searching for the "Holy Grail" of investing; that is, investments with high returns, low risk and little correlation to the returns of the broad stock and bond markets. Some investors believe that they have […]

SEC lawyers probed for insider trading

Reuters – Two U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement lawyers are under investigation by federal criminal authorities for allegedly using insider information to trade stocks, a report by the SEC’s internal watchdog said. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and U.S. […]

5 Top-Rated Stocks Hedge Funds Are Buying

Motley Fool – Hedge funds — private investment partnerships for wealthy individuals and institutions — are thought to be managed by well-informed, talented investors. Where are they placing their stock bets in this highly volatile market? And does the investing […]

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