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    1. November 10, 2014

      Bets gone awry push John Paulson event-driven fund to loss

      John Paulson’s $3bn event-driven hedge fund swung to a 14 per cent loss last month as the investor known for making billions...

    2. October 15, 2014

      Shire deal threat flays hedge funds

      Some of the world’s largest hedge funds were left nursing heavy losses on Wednesday as US pharmaceuticals group AbbVie left...

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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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. beyondbrics

      September 25, 2013

      New York headlines

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

    14. beyondbrics

      September 25, 2013

      London headlines

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

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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,...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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