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  1. September 19, 2014

    Hedge funds: California calls time

    Few of the local workers who pay into the London borough of Camden pension scheme each month would have heard of Alan...

  2. September 12, 2014

    The billionaires bending American politics to their will

    The billionaire Koch family members, outspoken on a host of Republican causes, have lately begun discussing something...

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  1. FT year in finance 2011

    - There is little consensus on how to fix the banking system - Behind the scenes with...
  2. The Connected Europe

    While eastern and western Europe are in many ways more interconnected than ever, there...
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  1. September 3, 2014

    Global giants head for court in Argentine assets wrangle

    The so-called “sovereign debt trial of the century” between Argentina and its holdout creditors came to an end earlier this...

  2. July 20, 2014

    J Christopher Flowers: after the storm, the deals

    J Christopher Flowers grimaces as he remembers what a “lonely place” it was to be a private equity investor specialising in...

  3. July 9, 2014

    Bharti Airtel to sell 3,100 telecom towers in infrastructure deal

    Bharti Airtel, the Indian telecoms group, will sell its towers network in four countries in Africa to Helios Towers, the...

  4. June 3, 2014

    Should business people go to university?

    Afriend and her 17-year-old daughter asked me for advice recently. The daughter wants to run a business, and isn’t sure if...

  5. May 21, 2014

    Helios Towers Africa seeks $500m for Bharti infrastructure sale

    Helios Towers Africa, the infrastructure company backed by funds of George Soros, Madeleine Albright and Jacob Rothschild,...

  6. May 5, 2014

    A futile war on drugs that wastes money and wrecks lives

    The war on drugs has been a $1tn failure. For more than four decades, governments around the world have pumped huge sums of...

  7. March 25, 2014

    Get your finances in order and stop blaming Germany

    It is perhaps surprising to hear people such as George Soros demand that “Germany should lead” in saving Europe’s monetary...

  8. March 21, 2014

    Business school profile: Central European University

    Small is beautiful, or so believe those at the Central European University business school in Budapest. But although the...

  9. March 14, 2014

    ‘The Tragedy of the European Union’

    The Tragedy of the European Union: Disintegration or Revival?, by George Soros with Gregor Peter Schmitz, Public Affairs...

  10. March 14, 2014

    US wades into Herbalife dust-up

    For more than a year, the question of the fundamental corporate legitimacy of Herbalife has been overshadowed by rival...

  11. March 12, 2014

    George Soros says euro most viable option for Scotland

    Billionaire investor George Soros has suggested that an independent Scotland would be better off joining the eurozone,...

  12. March 10, 2014

    Beny Steinmetz tests UK data laws in Global Witness dispute

    Should a campaign group that publishes information about alleged corruption have the same legal rights as journalists? That...

  13. February 28, 2014

    Soros and Paulson each take €92m bet on Spanish real estate

    George Soros and John Paulson are taking major stakes in the flotation of a Spanish property group, reflecting an increasing...

  14. FT Alphaville

    February 10, 2014

    The world's most successful hedge fund is not a hedge fund

    Well done George Soros, who ended last year $5.5bn richer than he began it thanks to the performance of his Quantum...

  15. February 9, 2014

    George Soros picks up $5.5bn as Quantum Endowment fund soars

    George Soros’s Quantum Endowment fund had its second-best year ever in dollar terms in 2013, adding $5.5bn to the...

  16. The World

    January 23, 2014

    Davos guest post: Syria finally on the agenda

    By Jasmine Whitbread, chief executive Save the Children The world has a habit of kicking off while Davis convenes and in...

  17. January 5, 2014

    New York state to allow medical use of marijuana

    New York is set to become the 21st US state to allow medical marijuana use amid expanding liberalisation of cannabis laws...

  18. January 3, 2014

    Spanish infrastructure: risk on

    These are trying times for the risk-hungry. Piling into dodgy assets, from low-graded bonds to biotech start-ups, has been a...

  19. FT Alphaville

    January 3, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: The global retreat in equity markets continued on Friday, with bourses weakening across Asia-Pacific. Hong Kong’s...

  20. January 2, 2014

    George Soros buys stake in Spanish construction group FCC

    George Soros has bought a stake in Spain’s FCC, becoming the second prominent international investor after Microsoft...

  21. December 16, 2013

    Transition delayed

    Eastern and western Europe are in many ways more interconnected than ever. Raw materials, components and finished goods,...

  22. November 29, 2013

    Alpha Condé, president of Guinea, embodies hopes for reform

    Foreign powers have a lot riding on the 75-year-old former Sorbonne law professor who runs Guinea. For the west, Alpha Condé...

  23. FT Alphaville

    November 21, 2013

    China, Bitcoin and the EM transfer problem

    A common criticism of the secular stagnation and post-scarcity theory is that it is contradicted by the fact that...

  24. FT Alphaville

    November 8, 2013

    The Herbalife buy case

    This could be a four word post – Bill Ackman is wrong – but for reasons that we’ll explain here and in the next post, the...

  25. October 30, 2013

    Entrepreneurs given a business plan

    When asked about their career ambitions, one in four UK secondary school pupils say they want to run their own company....

  26. October 20, 2013

    Caxton chief warns on brinkmanship damage to US

    One of the hedge fund industry’s most successful money managers has warned that dysfunction in Washington has damaged the US...

  27. FT Alphaville

    October 17, 2013

    The greatest pound for pound investor you ever saw

    Where then should Neil Woodford lie in the pantheon of great investors? The UK’s superstar investor has run the Invesco...

  28. FT Alphaville

    September 25, 2013

    Herbalife and the FTC

    Which was your favourite Herbalife moment this year? The billionaire playground spat, an inside trading auditor, the dubious...

  29. August 29, 2013

    Hedge funds should invest in smoother handovers

    This summer Glenn Dubin, the co-founder of the hedge fund Highbridge Capital Management, has been kicking back – a bit. The...

  30. August 16, 2013

    Activist investing – big beasts

    While the rest of us sit in our mega-yachts off Formentera or party in the Hamptons, the world’s most famous investors are...

  31. August 4, 2013

    Hedge funds copy Soros’s regulatory sidestep

    New York and London-based hedge fund managers are returning external money to investors and restructuring as family offices...

  32. August 1, 2013

    Caxton reopens hedge fund to new investors

    Caxton Associates, one of the world’s most profitable hedge fund managers, has reopened its main fund to new investors in...

  33. July 31, 2013

    Herbalife boosted by reports of Soros stake

    Herbalife shares jumped to a fresh 12-month high on Wednesday following reports that billionaire investor George Soros had...

  34. FT Alphaville

    July 31, 2013

    'erbalite

    Much excitement on Wednesday on alleged news (via CNBC) that George Soros has taken a big stake in the much discussed food...

  35. July 21, 2013

    Helios to buy Vodacom telecoms towers

    An African infrastructure company backed by funds managed by George Soros, Madeleine Albright and Jacob Rothschild will buy...

  36. July 18, 2013

    UK directors’ deals: International Greetings, Kerry Group, Hardide, N Brown

    John Charlton made his third trade in International Greetings last Friday. The share price has fallen over the 15 months...

  37. beyondbrics

    June 27, 2013

    Myanmar awards telecoms licences

    Companies from Norway and Qatar have won the race for telecommunications licences in Myanmar, which foreign investors view...

  38. June 10, 2013

    Steinmetz and Malloch-Brown settle Guinea damages claim

    Legal action that pitted an Israeli diamond tycoon against a former UK government minister – and involved the billionaire...

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