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A Fund Manager Wins, and Moves On

New York Times – William A. Ackman makes a lot of noise for someone in the hush-hush business of hedge funds. He harangues executives, goads boards, talks this stock up and that one down — all in search of profit. […]

Hedge fund makes £13m short-selling Aviva

Independent – Lansdowne Partners, the hedge fund, has made almost £13m from a short position in Aviva – and stands to make more if the beleaguered insurer announces a rights issue. The London-based investor has had a net short position […]

Ackmans Pershing Square Target Fund Fell 33.3% in February

Bloomberg – William Ackman’s hedge fund that invests solely in Target Corp. fell 33.3 percent in February, bringing the loss since inception to 93 percent, according to an e-mail sent to investors. The decline in Pershing Square IV fund was […]

Facebook’s Thiel Explains Failed Twitter Takeover

INDYchannel.com – Facebook remains on the lookout for acquisitions after its failed attempt to buy microblogging site Twitter, one of the company’s directors and largest investors says. "We’re still focusing on growing as much as possible," says Peter Thiel in […]

Hedge fund in talks with Target on board seats

Associated Press – Activist hedge fund manager William Ackman is in talks with Target Corp. about naming potential directors to the discount retailer’s board, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing on Thursday. Target shares gained 61 cents, or […]

Curb on hedge funds likely as EU leaders back reforms

Independent – European leaders backed major reform of hedge funds yesterday as part of structural changes to help the world’s financial institutions emerge stronger from the global economic crisis. Short-selling by the secretive hedge fund industry — selling borrowed stock […]

Goldman says partners hit by margin calls

Reuters – Goldman Sachs Group Inc said several partners must cover margin calls triggered by the depressed value of Goldman stock and many of the firm’s hedge funds, but the bank denied it is lending money to its executives. "Partners […]

HK’s Bank of East Asia posts first loss in four decades

Forbes – Bank of East Asia, Hong Kong’s fifth-largest lender, posted a bigger-than-expected second-half loss and slashed its dividend, after selling a debt portfolio at a steep loss. The bank (BEA), which reported its first half-year loss since the 1960s, […]

Invest In The New York Times?

Forbes – Billionaire Carlos Slim Helu believes enough in The New York Times that he loaned it $250 million for an eventual 17% stake. The Forbes.com Investor Team says don’t copy him. Last summer in the Turnaround Newsletter, George Putnam […]

Hedge Fund Lets Investors Withdraw What Is Left

New York Times – In a move that could force similar changes at other money-losing hedge funds, the well-known fund manager William A. Ackman is cutting his fees and allowing investors to take what is left of their money from […]

U.S. accuses three in insider trading scheme

Reuters – A hedge fund manager, a brokerage trader and a financial adviser were charged on Thursday with insider trading in the stock of supermarket chain Albertsons Inc, reaping total profits of about $7.5 million, according to court documents. The […]

Assets For Hedge-Fund Launches Fell In ’08

Absolute Return – Assets for new hedge-fund launches fell "significantly" in the U.S. last year as hedge funds had their worst-ever year of performance, according to hedge-fund magazine Absolute Return. "With these results, it’s no surprise that 2008 is being […]

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