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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.

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

Hedge fund exit requests rise in March

LONDON - Investor requests to take out cash from hedge funds rose month on month in March, data from SS&C Technologies showed on Friday.

20 Mar 2015

Hedge funds hot "appraisal" strategy for deals may become a lot less appealing

- An increasingly popular legal strategy that allows hedge funds to make potentially lucrative bets on takeover deals, and get a return even if they lose, may be about to become much less attractive.

19 Mar 2015

Ex-Brevan Howard star Rokos hires top Goldman executive for hedge fund start-up

LONDON - Former Brevan Howard star trader Chris Rokos has hired former Goldman Sachs co-head of Asia Pacific macro trading, Stuart Riley, as he gears up for one of Europe's most high-profile 2015 hedge fund launches.

17 Mar 2015

Exclusive: BlueCrest to open $1 billion equity hedge fund to investors in April

LONDON - BlueCrest, the $14 billion hedge fund firm led by billionaire Michael Platt, is to open its high-performing equity fund to outside investors, marking a new attempt by one of Europe's biggest hedge funds to expand into the asset class

12 Mar 2015

Investors raise hedge fund allocations in March

LONDON - Investors raised their allocations to hedge funds marginally in March, with inflows and outflows largely unchanged from a month earlier, data showed on Wednesday.

12 Mar 2015

Long tail of small active European funds on borrowed time

LONDON - When British investment firm Hargreaves Lansdown compiled a list of the best funds for its clients more than a decade ago, it came up with 150 names. Now only 84 make the grade.

12 Mar 2015

Cash-rich Europe companies in cross-hairs of activist funds

PARIS - Activist funds are running out of patience with European companies which carry on building warchests with no clear spending strategy in place.

09 Mar 2015

Catholic Syrian Bank to file for $80 mln IPO in April - sources

MUMBAI - Catholic Syrian Bank Ltd will file a draft listing prospectus by the end of April, paving the way for an initial public offering to raise nearly $80 million, two sources involved in the process told Reuters.

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Nifty rises over 1 pct, on track to snap eight-session losing streak

MUMBAI - The Nifty rose more than 1 percent on Monday, on track to snap its eight-session losing streak, on value buying in blue chips such as Housing Development Finance Corporation, while strength in Asian shares also helped.

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