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State money went to two additional hedge funds

Newark Star-Ledger – Managers of New Jersey’s embattled pension fund, criticized by lawmakers for bailing out a struggling BlackRock hedge fund in October, secretly gave two other hedge funds the same deal, records from the state investment council show. The […]

Soros fund ups Petrobras stake

Petroleumworld.com – The hedge fund of billionaire investor George Soros increased its stake in Brazilian state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro ( Petrobras) to 21.1 million American Depositary Receipts as of Sept. 30 from 11.5 million at June 30. Soros Fund […]

Clare takes out unprecedented loan to invest in stock market

Cambridge Varsity Online – Clare College has borrowed £15 million to invest in the stock market. The unprecedented inflation-linked loan is due to be repaid in 2048 and the College expects to make a profit of around £36 million. Clare […]

Official defends $144M decision

Newark Star-Ledger – Prompted by criticism from a prominent state lawmaker, the head of the state’s Division of Investment yesterday defended his decision to invest $144 million in pension funds in a BlackRock Inc.-managed hedge fund in the past two […]

Hong Kong Says Hedge Funds Provided Inaccurate Data

Bloomberg – Some hedge fund managers provided inaccurate information to investors in newsletters and monthly fact sheets, Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission said. In one instance, the hedge fund manager excluded the fund’s largest stock holding from its top […]

Suits Fly at the Plaza

New York Post – The developers of the famed landmark are fighting back following two multimillion-dollar lawsuits filed against them by separate penthouse buyers within the past two weeks. Developer El-Ad Properties, which renovated the 101-year-old building to include pricey […]

Hedge funds suffer further pain

Reuters UK – The bankruptcy filing of Lehman Brothers is another blow for the hedge fund industry, but at least the damage is limited from here for funds exposed the U.S. investment bank. Even legendary fund manager George Soros, who […]

Soros boosts Lehman stake

Reuters – Billionaire investor George Soros hiked his stake in Wall Street firm Lehman Brothers to 9.5 million shares as of June 30 from 10,000 shares, according to a U.S. regulatory filing on Thursday. Soros disclosed the quarter-over-quarter increase in […]

BlackRock tops retail fund sales

Reuters UK – Fund firm BlackRock held onto the top spot for net sales of British funds to retail investors in the second quarter, according to industry data, helped by sales of its hedge fund-style UK Absolute Alpha fund. BlackRock […]

Hedge Fund Business Lifts Profit for Blackstone

New York Times – The Blackstone Group may be best known as an immense private equity firm, but the firm’s earnings report on Wednesday made it clear that Blackstone has been buoyed by its hedge fund operations. Blackstone reported $165.6 […]

Short sellers hack into Fortescue

News.com.au- Iron ore tycoon Andrew Forrest is under attack from international hedge funds in a co-ordinated short-selling blitz against his Fortescue Metals Group — a campaign that has caused the company’s stock, and the executive’s paper fortune, to slump by […]

British hedge fund buys 5% stake in Sovereign

Milwaukee Business Journal – An activist British hedge fund has taken a 5 percent stake in Sovereign Bankcorp Inc.,  according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. London-based Toscafund Asset Management said its passive stake amounts to 33.5 […]

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