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      May 10, 2016

      Hedge fund quants earn more than famous stockpickers

      The mantra of Wall St hedge funds was once “only the strongest will survive”. It may now have to change to “the geeks...

    2. May 3, 2016

      AIG suffers third successive quarterly loss

      AIG, the insurer targeted by activist investors, has put in a third successive unprofitable quarter after hedge fund...

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    1. Fast FT

      May 2, 2016

      AIG swings to loss, shares dip

      American International Group shares slid in extended trading after the insurer said it swung to a loss in the first...

    2. April 24, 2016

      The week: April 25

      • Fore! The UK regulator has warned City fund managers that the golf course is out of bounds. The Financial Conduct...

    3. April 19, 2016

      Paulson’s funds plunge nearly $2bn after Allergan and Valeant bets

      John Paulson’s losing bets on Allergan and Valeant have contributed to a near $2bn fall in his funds’ assets in the...

    4. Fast FT

      March 30, 2016

      AIG chief receives pay rise

      American International Group’s chief executive has received a modest pay rise to $12.5m even though the insurer that...

    5. Fast FT

      March 29, 2016

      Premier Foods shares jump amid bid speculation

      Shares in Mr Kipling cakes maker Premier Foods have jumped another 9.1 per cent this morning amid further bid...

    6. Fast FT

      March 24, 2016

      John Paulson urges Premier Foods to engage

      Wall Street hedge fund manager John Paulson has attacked the management of Premier Foods for refusing to engage in...

    7. February 11, 2016

      Carl Icahn and John Paulson secure AIG board representation

      The activist investors who have called on AIG to break itself up have secured seats on the insurer’s board after...

    8. Fast FT

      February 11, 2016

      AIG strikes agreement with investor Carl Icahn

      Carl Icahn said late on Thursday he struck an agreement with American International Group which would grant the...

    9. Fast FT

      February 2, 2016

      AIG sets out case against split

      The pack of lawyers, consultants and publicists who advise American International Group have had a busy few days. After...

    10. January 27, 2016

      Richest US universities reel in donors

      The US’s richest universities are winning an increasingly large share of donors’ money and enjoying better investment...

    11. January 26, 2016

      AIG to return $25bn after activist siege

      American International Group’s chief executive has pledged to return $25bn to shareholders as he defies demands from...

    12. Fast FT

      January 26, 2016

      US insurer AIG to return $25bn amid activist pressure

      American International Group has pledged to return $25bn worth of capital to shareholders over the next two years as it...

    13. January 24, 2016

      AIG eyes ringfence amid break-up call

      American International Group is weighing up a plan to ringfence troubled assets from the rest of the insurer as...

    14. Fast FT

      January 21, 2016

      Piraeus Bank appoints interim CEO

      Piraeus Bank has appointed Stavros Lekkakos as interim chief executive while it looks for a full time replacement for...

    15. January 15, 2016

      Piraeus Bank chief quits under pressure from Athens

      Anthimos Thomopoulos, the chief executive of Greece’s Piraeus Bank, resigned on Friday, yielding to pressure from state...

    16. January 12, 2016

      AIG shareholder poll reveals desire for change

      Only a small minority of shareholders backs AIG’s present strategy, according to a poll by broker Bernstein that gives...

    17. Fast FT

      January 12, 2016

      AIG strategy finds feeble shareholder support

      Only about one in 20 shareholders fully backs American International Group’s present strategy, according to a poll by...

    18. November 10, 2015

      Valeant warns of ‘significant impact’ to business

      Valeant, the crisis-stricken Canadian drugmaker, tore up its financial guidance on Tuesday and warned of significant...

    19. November 5, 2015

      Valeant shares tumble to lowest level in three years

      Valeant’s share price touched a three-year low on Thursday, heightening fears over the embattled pharmaceuticals...

    20. November 3, 2015

      AIG chief dismisses Icahn break-up plan

      American International Group chief Peter Hancock has rounded on Carl Icahn, the activist investor, saying that a...

    21. November 1, 2015

      Corporate diary: November 2 – November 6

      Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters....

    22. October 26, 2015

      Valeant urges SEC to investigate Citron allegations

      Valeant Pharmaceuticals called on regulators to investigate “completely untrue” allegations made by a short seller and...

    23. October 21, 2015

      Valeant: smartest guys in the room

      One way the complicated nature of Valeant Pharmaceuticals could be simplified for those unwilling to dig deep into its...

    24. October 5, 2015

      Stock pickers fail to shine in downturn

      It is easy to look smart when the equity market is soaring. The time when stock pickers really shine is when markets...

    25. August 17, 2015

      Investors cut gold holdings by $2.3bn

      Investors cut their holdings in gold exchange-traded products by $2.3bn last month as prices fell to their lowest level...

    26. August 16, 2015

      Hedge funds add to pressure on Starwood Hotels & Resorts

      Hedge funds have increased their interest in Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, raising pressure on the owner of the...

    27. June 25, 2015

      Investing in Spain’s luxury property market could pay dividends

      Before Spain’s property bubble burst there was a time when it might have appeared it was impossible to lose money...

    28. June 7, 2015

      The week: June 8

      •Bill Gross has been reunited with a bond mandate he ran at Pimco before his move to Janus Capital last year. The...

    29. June 3, 2015

      Hedge fund manager John Paulson gives $400m to Harvard University

      John Paulson, the hedge fund manager famed for betting against US housing in 2007, has made the largest ever donation...

    30. March 12, 2015

      Valeant issues bonds to fund Salix bid

      Valeant was moving ahead with the sale of $9.6bn worth of bonds to fund the acquisition of Salix despite growing...

    31. March 11, 2015

      Endo looks to crash $14.5bn Valeant-Salix deal

      Endo is trying to gatecrash one of the biggest pharmaceutical takeovers of the year by offering $15.7bn to acquire...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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