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  1. FT Alphaville

    September 19, 2014

    Anti-Abacus, anti-BISTRO and anti-balance sheet synthetic securitisation

      Close your eyes, lay back and imagine yourself as a regulator at the US Securities and Exchange Commission (do we have...

  2. September 15, 2014

    AngloGold Ashanti abandons plans to break up

    AngloGold Ashanti has abandoned a proposed corporate break-up and rights issue because of an investor backlash only days...

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  1. September 11, 2014

    John Paulson attacks AngloGold spin-off plan

    John Paulson, the hedge fund billionaire behind one of the largest investments in AngloGold Ashanti, has sharply criticised...

  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. June 3, 2014

    Icahn buys $50m of Fannie-Freddie stock

    Carl Icahn has emerged as the latest billionaire investor to bet on potential reforms of the government-run mortgage giants...

  4. April 16, 2014

    Hedge funds suffer worst start to year since crisis began

    Hedge funds have had their worst start to the year since the start of the financial crisis as political uncertainly in...

  5. 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...

  6. February 14, 2014

    TWC shareholders hope for benefits beyond Comcast’s bid

    Hedge fund manager John Paulson says he plans to keep his stake in Comcast if its $42.5bn all-share bid for Time Warner...

  7. October 10, 2013

    Hedge funds profit in land of Greek opportunity

    From Andrew Liveris of Dow Chemical to ambassador John Negroponte, the great and the good of the Greek diaspora gathered...

  8. October 6, 2013

    Paulson leads charge into Greek banks

    John Paulson and a clutch of bullish US hedge funds are leading a charge into Greek banks, confident that Greece, long seen...

  9. September 30, 2013

    Hedge funds move out of shorts with eyes on bull run in markets

    Hedge funds’ bets on falling share prices have dropped to their lowest level in years as traders predict an extended bull...

  10. September 26, 2013

    China: Culture crash

    The Cooper Chengshan Tire factory in eastern China has the feel of a place that is slowly coming back to life after a long...

  11. beyondbrics

    September 25, 2013

    New York headlines

    * Alibaba abandons $60bn Hong Kong listing * Kenyan president says Nairobi mall terrorists ‘defeated’ * Obama and Rouhani...

  12. beyondbrics

    September 25, 2013

    London headlines

    * Kenyan president says Nairobi mall terrorists ‘defeated’ * Obama and Rouhani revive nuclear diplomacy * Dilma Rousseff...

  13. September 23, 2013

    John Paulson goes long on Puerto Rico

    John Paulson, the hedge fund manager who came to prominence betting against the US housing market before its crash, has...

  14. September 22, 2013

    ETF ‘treasure map’ revealed

    Bank of America Merrill Lynch has emerged as the largest institutional user of exchange traded funds, with holdings of more...

  15. August 16, 2013

    Week in Review, August 17

    A round-up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Corporate person in the news: Tim...

  16. August 15, 2013

    John Paulson’s faith in gold unshaken despite ETF sale

    The hedge fund run by John Paulson, one of the world’s highest-profile gold bulls, has sold more than half its shares in the...

  17. August 14, 2013

    Paulson increases Steinway bid to $512m

    The battle to take Steinway Musical Instruments private took a new turn after it emerged US hedge fund manager, John...

  18. August 13, 2013

    Steinway: a solo performance

    Two classes of shareholders sitting at the piano keys do not make the sweetest music. That is the lesson from the auction...

  19. August 13, 2013

    Kohlberg & Co drops Steinway bid after Paulson makes rival offer

    Private equity group Kohlberg & Co has dropped out of the bidding process for Steinway Musical Instruments, after it emerged...

  20. August 12, 2013

    Paulson makes rival offer for Steinway

    US hedge fund manager John Paulson has entered into a bidding war for grand piano maker Steinway Musical Instruments,...

  21. August 2, 2013

    Hedge funds reap rewards in US bull run

    John Paulson, the widely followed US hedge fund manager, may have been spectacularly wrong on the gold market this year, but...

  22. July 15, 2013

    The Tourre case

    Pride has certainly come before a fall for Fabrice Tourre. The former Goldman Sachs derivatives salesman, who once quipped...

  23. July 14, 2013

    Finance: Upsetting the narrative

    When Fabrice Tourre steps into a lower Manhattan courtroom on Monday, all of Goldman Sachs’s finely crafted public relations...

  24. July 14, 2013

    Tourre set for his day in court in high-stakes case for SEC

    Fabrice Tourre, the former Goldman Sachs banker who became a symbol of the financial crisis, will have his day in court when...

  25. June 2, 2013

    Hedge funds: Fighting the Fed

    Paul Singer does not like the US Federal Reserve. Nor is he shy about sharing his opinions on the Fed, its policies or its...

  26. May 18, 2013

    Gold comes under pressure as institutional investors flee

    Gold came under pressure this week, hitting a one-month low as financial investors turned to equities and continued to...

  27. April 19, 2013

    Gold: Losing its charm?

    When David Gornall started trading precious metals as a 21-year-old in 1981, weekends were a thing to be feared. Only a few...

  28. April 19, 2013

    Don’t write gold’s obituary just yet

    Both inspired tribal loyalties, both tended to be feted by those who support sound money and fiscal conservatism, and both...

  29. FT Alphaville

    April 16, 2013

    The Closer

    ROUND-UP FT markets round-up: “Gold, equities and industrial metals attempted a fightback following the previous session’s...

  30. April 16, 2013

    Gold’s fall costs Paulson $1.5bn this year

    The tumbling gold price has personally cost billionaire hedge fund manager John Paulson at least $1.5bn so far this year, as...

  31. April 15, 2013

    Rout pitches gold into bear embrace

    If a market ain’t going up, according to an old traders’ maxim, it must be going down. Gold stopped going up in September...

  32. April 15, 2013

    Thermo bid wins Life Technologies auction

    Thermo Fisher Scientific beat out a private equity consortium to win the auction for Life Technologies and will pay $13.6bn...

  33. April 4, 2013

    John Paulson see gains for all but one fund

    John Paulson has seen a modest return to form, with gains for all but the smallest hedge fund run by his $19bn firm as...

  34. March 18, 2013

    Hedge funds: Analytical tools offer solace in unsure world

    At its root, the job of hedge fund managers is to take risks by investing their client’s money. So risk management is the...

  35. March 15, 2013

    Paulson dismisses move to Puerto Rico

    The billionaire John Paulson has announced that he has no plans to move to Puerto Rico, the Caribbean island attempting to...

  36. March 13, 2013

    Heavy lift needed to close US tax loophole

    The post-mortems on the 2012 election have almost without exception pinpointed when the poll turned in Barack Obama’s favour...

  37. March 11, 2013

    Paulson eyes Puerto Rico tax haven move

    Billionaire John Paulson has explored abandoning his native New York for the tropics of Puerto Rico as he tries to shield...

  38. March 8, 2013

    Letter from Lex: all-time highs and lows

    Break out the champagne…the Dow Jones is at an all-time high! But hold on a minute. Just take a quick sip and get back to...

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