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Hedge fund Cheyne Capital launches fund to boost British social housing

LONDON - Cheyne Capital has joined forces with investors to launch a fund that will invest in British property for disadvantaged groups, the $6 billion London-based hedge fund firm said on Thursday.

British insurer Aviva to shut $2 billion fund of hedge funds

LONDON - Aviva will shut its unit that invests in external hedge funds, the British insurer said on Wednesday, joining a growing number of so-called fund of hedge funds to have closed shop or merged with rivals as clients cut out the middleman.

26 Nov 2014

BlueBay's $1.4 billion hedge fund closure exposes 'key man' risk

LONDON - BlueBay, one of Europe's biggest asset managers, will shut a $1.4 billion hedge fund in an unexpected move as fund manager Neil Phillips is leaving.

21 Nov 2014

Hedge fund manager Chanos says art market frothy, shorting Sotheby's

LONDON - Hedge fund Kynikos Associates founder James Chanos said the art market is frothy and he is currently shorting Sotheby's, a global auctioneer of art and jewellery.

20 Nov 2014

Man Group's Ellis sees computers trumping humans again in 2015

LONDON - Computers stole a march on their human trading rivals this year and should continue to do so in 2015 as a much-heralded return to sustained volatility is unlikely to happen, an executive of Man Group, the world's biggest listed hedge fund, said.

19 Nov 2014

Calpers' exit from hedge funds hasn't sparked copycats

NEW YORK - Pension funds across America are not expected to follow in the footsteps of the California Public Employees Retirement System, which sent shock waves through the industry with its decision to abandon hedge funds, a prominent investor said on Tuesday.

19 Nov 2014

Fund manager sees risk in exploration stocks

NEW YORK - Energy exploration and production stocks are poised to tumble in 2015, especially if the price of oil continues to fall, hedge fund manager Michael Corcelli said on Monday.

18 Nov 2014

Hedge fund Oceanwood raises $2 billion, to close to new investors - source

LONDON - Europe-focused hedge fund Oceanwood Capital Management is closing its fund to new investors after its assets under management hit $2 billion recently, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said.

18 Nov 2014

Omega's Einhorn sees stock market rallying into 2015

NEW YORK - Hedge fund Omega Advisors expects to see the U.S. stock market's bull run continue into next year, fueled by steady economic growth and a corporate takeover boom.

18 Nov 2014

Hedge fund star Hintze tips long U.S. high yield credit, short Europe

LONDON - Hedge fund CQS is betting on U.S. high-yield corporate bonds following the return of widening credit spreads and volatility in the second half of the year, the firm's founder Michael Hintze, one of Europe's most influential investors, said on Monday.

18 Nov 2014

Twitter in talks to buy Bieber-backed selfie app Shots - CNBC

REUTERS - Twitter Inc is in talks to buy Shots, a selfie photo-sharing app, CNBC reported, citing a source close to the Justin Bieber-backed company.


GDP growth set to weaken, business wants reforms more than rate cut

MUMBAI - Anticipating data out on Friday will show weakening economic growth, the finance ministry will argue for an interest rate cut, but bankers and company executives say the key to recovery lies in how fast Prime Minister Narendra Modi acts on reforms.

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