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Activist hedge funds' assets swell six-fold in ten years

LONDON - Assets managed by activist hedge funds have surged six-fold in the last 10 years to $120 billion, according to a study released on Tuesday, showing the rise in popularity of some of the most vocal investors.

Man Group to buy NewSmith's investment management business

LONDON - The world's biggest listed hedge fund company, Man Group, said on Friday it had agreed to buy the investment management business of NewSmith.

20 Feb 2015

Hedge fund short squeeze pushes Brent oil bets to 7-month high

LONDON - Hedge fund and other large speculators' bets on rising Brent crude oil prices jumped last week to the highest since July, exchange data showed on Monday, as a price rally squeezed out short positions.

17 Feb 2015

European hedge funds close at record pace as higher costs, poor returns bite

LONDON - Hedge funds in Europe are shutting down at the fastest-ever pace as rising costs, weak performance and a slowdown in the pace of new investment leads some embattled founders to bail out.

16 Feb 2015

Investors raise hedge fund bets in February

LONDON - Investors raised their allocations to hedge funds in February after pulling out money a month earlier, data showed on Wednesday.

12 Feb 2015

Man GLG macro hedge fund lost 9 percent in January, to shut

LONDON - A macro hedge fund managed by the GLG unit of Man Group lost 9 percent in January and is closing, sources said.

11 Feb 2015

Strong start for ex-BlueCrest's Braga as hedge fund gains 9.5 percent

LONDON - Leda Braga, one of Europe's best-known hedge fund managers, achieved a 9.5 percent return for her BlueTrend hedge fund in January, a strong start for her business that spun out of BlueCrest Capital Management last month.

06 Feb 2015

Hedge fund Harness lost 8.8 percent in January

LONDON - Harness Macro Currency Strategy, a hedge fund started by former Fortress Investment Group portfolio manager Philippe Peress, lost 8.8 percent in January, according to a letter from the fund to investors seen by Reuters.

05 Feb 2015

Hedge fund Pershing Square wins board seat at Zoetis

BOSTON - Hedge fund Pershing Square Capital Management won one seat on the board of directors of animal health company Zoetis Inc and agreed with management to select a second "mutually agreeable" director, Zoetis said on Wednesday.

05 Feb 2015

UK's West Midlands pension manager to pull out of hedge funds

LONDON - The UK's West Midlands Pension Fund is in the process of withdrawing its hedge fund allocations of just over 200 million pounds ($300 million), becoming the latest institution to end the use of these relatively expensive and complex products.

04 Feb 2015

TPG to buy stake in Manipal Health for $146 mln

MUMBAI - U.S. private equity fund TPG Capital Management will buy a "significant minority stake" in Indian private hospital operator Manipal Health Enterprises Ltd for 9 billion rupees ($145.86 million), the companies said in a joint statement on Thursday.


Banks hint at lower lending rates after RBI's second prod

MUMBAI - Banks hinted they could cut lending rates as early as next month, after a second interest rate cut in two months heaped pressure on lenders that have largely kept rates unchanged, citing weak credit demand and a lack of liquidity.

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