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Hedge fund exit requests rise in November

LONDON Investors flagged their intention to shift more money out of hedge funds in November as they adjusted positions before the year-end, data showed on Friday.

Activist investor ValueAct raises Rolls-Royce stake to over 10 percent

LONDON Activist investor ValueAct has raised its stake in Britain's Rolls-Royce to more than 10 percent, a move which could ramp up pressure on the company to sell its marine engine unit.

19 Nov 2015

CQS strategy chief says 2016 EM credit bounce unlikely

LONDON Emerging market credit turbulence has further to run in 2016 and investors are better off looking to profit from mispriced U.S. assets, the head of research at hedge fund CQS said on Tuesday.

18 Nov 2015

Martin Currie buys $167 million RIT PK Japan hedge fund

LONDON Equity manager Martin Currie, part of U.S.-based Legg Mason, said on Tuesday it had agreed to buy long-short hedge fund RIT PK Japan Fund, which has $167 million in assets, for an undisclosed amount.

18 Nov 2015

Man's president says 2016 macro playbook similar to this year

LONDON While 2016 may end up looking a lot like this year, there remain an array of opportunities for stock and bond pickers, particularly in China and the emerging markets, Man Group President Luke Ellis told Reuters on Monday.

17 Nov 2015

Global regulators rein in risks from 'shadow banking'

LONDON Global regulators published rules on Thursday to rein in risks in so-called shadow banking by increasing the amount of collateral required to back core transactions in a $137 trillion sector that continues to grow as mainstream banks shrink.

13 Nov 2015

Hedge fund Palmerston Capital AUM tops $250 million

LONDON Alternative asset manager Palmerston Capital, set up by former JPMorgan European credit trading head Stuart Wain, said on Friday it closed its founder share class as assets under management reached $264 million.

13 Nov 2015

Hedge fund investors take out less money in November

LONDON Investors took out less money from hedge funds month-on-month in November, data showed on Wednesday, as allocations steadied in the face of recent market volatility.

12 Nov 2015

Fund of hedge funds battle to convince clients they are worth it

LONDON/BOSTON Funds which charge investors to pick out successful hedge fund bets are struggling to reinvent themselves and convince their clients they are worth the fees.

10 Nov 2015

Hedge fund Brevan Howard lays off 50 support staff - source

LONDON Leading European hedge fund firm Brevan Howard has cut around 50 support staff across its global operations, a source familiar with the matter on Friday said, as part of a plan to focus on its flagship macro-economic funds business.

09 Nov 2015

Ball offers EU to sell 11 plants for Rexam deal approval - sources

BRUSSELS/NEW YORK U.S. drinks can maker Ball Corp is ready to sell 11 European plants to get EU antitrust regulators to approve its 4.43 billion pound ($6.69 billion) acquisition of Britain's Rexam Plc , people familiar with the matter said.


Asian shares edge up, euro under pressure as ECB looms

SINGAPORE/TOKYO Asian shares advanced on Thursday, while the euro remained under pressure on growing bets that the European Central Bank will roll out more stimulus soon even as the U.S. Federal Reserve looks set to raise interest rates.

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