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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. November 1, 2015

      Corporate diary: November 2 – November 6

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

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. beyondbrics

      September 25, 2013

      New York headlines

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

    37. beyondbrics

      September 25, 2013

      London headlines

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

    38. 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...

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