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Seeking an edge, short-sellers turn to behavioural analysis


SINGAPORE - When Muddy Waters unveiled a short position on Noble Group last week, it didn't just scrutinise the commodity trader's accounts. It also hired a behavioural analysis firm run by former CIA staff to analyse how Noble's executives talked on a recent earnings call.

All or nothing gives way to new deal for fund 'star' wantaways

LONDON - After watching billions of dollars of investor cash follow "star" managers exiting rivals, some Britain-based fund firms have taken a novel step to help cushion the blow: let the manager take their fund's assets with them.

15 Apr 2015

Investors trim hedge fund bets in April - data

LONDON - Investors reduced their allocation to hedge funds in April, pulling out more cash than they invested, data showed on Monday.

14 Apr 2015

Exclusive: Ex-Taconic fund manager Hampaul readies own hedge fund

LONDON - Former Taconic Capital Advisors portfolio manager Kelly Hampaul is preparing to launch his own hedge fund in the second half of the year, sources said, joining a string of other high profile European start-ups expected in coming months.

10 Apr 2015

Exclusive: Ex-Lansdowne partner Kirk to start own hedge fund in mid-2015

LONDON - Stephen Kirk, a former partner at hedge fund manager Lansdowne Partners, is preparing to start his own fund this summer, four sources familiar with the matter said.

01 Apr 2015

Ex-Millennium trader Dale raises $200 million for hedge fund launch - sources

LONDON - One of the year's most high-profile European hedge fund start-ups, ex-Millennium star trader Chris Dale's Kintbury, is due to launch in May after raising at least $200 million in start-up capital, sources said.

01 Apr 2015

Pension funds move hedging products mainstream as markets overheat

LONDON - Pension schemes are changing their attitudes to hedge funds, bringing some into their mainstream equity portfolios in order to access products that offer protection in overheated markets.

30 Mar 2015

Activist investor Bramson ramps up stake in UK fund Electra

LONDON - Activist investor Edward Bramson is ramping up his stake in UK private equity firm Electra, with his holding hitting 27.59 percent, according to a regulatory statement on Monday.

23 Mar 2015

Alliance Trust rejects Elliott's move to appoint directors

LONDON - Alliance Trust rejected Elliott Advisors proposals for a management overhaul on Friday, prompting a sharp reaction from the activist investor and setting the stage for a battle with one of the world's best-known hedge funds.

20 Mar 2015

Ex Moore Capital trader jailed in UK's largest insider dealing probe

LONDON - A former trader at U.S. hedge fund Moore Capital was sentenced to 19 months in jail by a London court on Thursday after becoming the third man to plead guilty in Britain's largest insider dealing investigation.

20 Mar 2015

GE to sell bulk of finance unit, return up to $90 billion to investors

- General Electric Co will shed most of its finance unit and return as much as $90 billion to shareholders as it becomes a “simpler” industrial business instead of an unwieldy hybrid of banking and manufacturing. | Video


IMF nations point to exchange rate, geopolitical risks

WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund's member nations on Saturday warned of risks to the global economy from exchange rate shifts and geopolitical tensions as they took note of "moderate" global growth and "uneven prospects."

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