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Hedge fund exit requests drop to nine-month low

LONDON - Investor requests to pull money out from hedge funds dropped to a nine-month low in October, new data released on Monday showed.

Man Group's shares surge as inflows surprise, assets rise

LONDON - Hedge fund manager Man Group reported on Thursday a sharp jump in funds under management (FuM) and a surprise fifth successive quarter of net inflows in the last three months, sending its share price up in a generally weaker market.

16 Oct 2014

Hall Commodities to shut oil and metals hedge fund - source

LONDON - Hall Commodities LLP, a $100 million oil and metals hedge fund managed by former top Credit Suisse energy trader Tony Hall, is closing due to poor performance amid a 25 percent slide in the Brent crude price since June, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said.

16 Oct 2014

Hedge funds bleed as AbbVie reconsiders Shire bid

LONDON - Some of the world's best known hedge funds lost hundreds of millions of dollars in the value of the stock they hold as Shire plunged after AbbVie's decision to reconsider its $55 billion bid for the British healthcare group.

16 Oct 2014

Weavering founder pleads not guilty in London fraud trial

LONDON - Magnus Peterson, the founder of the $600 million Weavering hedge fund that collapsed in the wake of the credit crisis in 2009, pleaded not guilty to 16 fraud-related charges at his London trial on Tuesday.

15 Oct 2014

Ex-Goldman, Noble trader's new hedge fund gains 11 percent in September

LONDON - Guard Capital, a macro hedge fund firm launched by two former top traders at Goldman Sachs and Noble Group in August, gained 11.2 percent in value last month as its currency and interest rate bets paid off, a letter to investors obtained by Reuters showed.

14 Oct 2014

G20 watchdog toughens up new rule for securities financing

LONDON - Global regulators are making it more expensive for hedge funds and insurance companies to raise money from loaning shares in a bid to curb hitherto unregulated risks in "shadow banking".

14 Oct 2014

Hedge funds slip in September but stock funds fall more

BOSTON - Hedge funds finally have a little something to brag about, losing less money in September than the average mutual stock fund manager, according to data released on Tuesday.

08 Oct 2014

Hedge fund divorce couple get personal over charity

LONDON - One of the most high profile divorces in British legal history took a fresh twist on Friday after top hedge fund boss Chris Hohn accused his wife of unspecified criminal and fiduciary wrongdoing in the handling of a charity they founded.

13 Oct 2014

Investors cut hedge fund bets in October

LONDON - Hedge fund investors pulled out more cash than they invested in October, part of their quarter-end portfolio adjustments, data showed on Friday.

13 Oct 2014
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U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm hopes for knock-out blow with $2.5 billion CSR bid

LONDON/FRANKFURT - U.S. Qualcomm Inc agreed to buy CSR Plc for $2.5 billion, offering what it hopes is a knock-out blow to win the British Bluetooth specialist which is growing in areas like automotive and wearable devices.

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Three major nations absent as China launches W.Bank rival in Asia

SHANGHAI - Australia, Indonesia and South Korea skipped the launch of a China-backed Asian infrastructure bank on Friday as the United States said it had concerns about the new rival to Western-dominated multilateral lenders.

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