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  1. May 25, 2014

    Toscafund takes £30m stake in Swedish debt purchaser

    The London-based hedge fund Toscafund has taken a £30m stake in a Swedish company that recovers distressed consumer loans as...

  2. September 27, 2013

    Hedge fund bets millions in cheap property swoop up north

    New York, Monaco, Geneva and now, perhaps, Rotherham. One of the UK’s leading hedge funds has begun snapping up cheap...

  1. August 5, 2013

    Hub International to be sold in $4.4bn private equity deal

    Hellman & Friedman has agreed to the biggest ever takeover in the insurance broking industry with a $4.4bn deal to buy Hub...

  2. December 18, 2012

    Hedge fund trades that made top grade

    Hedge funds have struggled through another bracing year. The average manager has made just 4.9 per cent in the past 11...

  3. FT Alphaville

    February 14, 2012

    Hedge funds ride European bank rally

    Leading hedge funds have profited heavily from a rally in European banking stocks in recent weeks and are wagering that...

  4. February 13, 2012

    Rally eases ‘pain trade’ for fund managers

    Greece be damned: For hedge fund managers, the pain of 2011 – the industry’s second worst year of the past twenty – is fast...

  5. February 13, 2012

    Hedge funds ride European bank rally

    Leading hedge funds have profited heavily from a rally in European banking stocks in recent weeks and are wagering that...

  6. September 7, 2011

    Healthcare Locums battles dissenters

    Healthcare Locums, the medical recruitment company, has entered into a war of words with two minority investors as it seeks...

  7. October 16, 2010

    Savoy baptised

    Only three days old, Prince Alwaleed’s renovation of the Savoy Hotel was baptised by the City crowd at the October Club this...

  8. July 24, 2010

    Sailing away

    Hedge fund manager Paul Compton, who became famous for crashing his yacht several years ago, has sailed away from Tosca, to...

  9. April 26, 2010

    Toscafund has eye on £500m of mortgages

    Toscafund, the London-based hedge fund founded by ex-Credit Lyonnais star analyst Martin Hughes, is raising capital to...

  10. April 25, 2010

    Toscafund has eye on £500m of mortgages

    Toscafund, the London-based hedge fund founded by ex-Credit Lyonnais star analyst Martin Hughes, is raising capital to...

  11. February 11, 2010

    Wood buys out Lloyds’ stake in Esure

    Peter Wood, the insurance entrepreneur who founded DirectLine, has struck a deal to buy back Esure, the online motor insurer...

  12. FT Alphaville

    January 14, 2010

    Letter from Mayfair, 2009

    Sam Jones, the FT’s hedge fund correspondent and former AV’er, has been looking at the performance of Mayfair’s finest in ...

  13. January 12, 2010

    Broker backing fires Dragon

    Dragon Oil moved 3.7 per cent higher to 430p after Merrill Lynch resumed coverage after the recent failed bid for the...

  14. September 17, 2009

    Hedge funds forced to rethink customer base

    In September 2008 wealthy customers at a UK private bank were offered the alternative investment opportunity of the year: a...

  15. August 20, 2009

    Spinvox static

    Hedge fund boss Martin Hughes will be keeping a close eye on the inquiry conducted by Spinvox accountants Deloitte and...

  16. August 14, 2009

    Toscafund back from the brink

    For much of 2008, London-based fund management group Toscafund was a bellwether for the hedge fund industry. It mistimed its...

  17. May 14, 2009

    Toscafund bounces back from bad debts

    Profits at Toscafund’s main fund fell more than 80 per cent last year as redemptions from investors and bad bets on...

  18. March 14, 2009

    Tosca hires team for securitised mortgage fund

    Toscafund, the London hedge fund, has hired a team for a new fund to buy securitised mortgages and other assets, as it tries...

  19. December 24, 2008

    Fees helped Old Oak flourish

    The London manager of Tosca Fund, one of the hedge funds hardest hit by the financial crisis this year, quadrupled its...

  20. FT Alphaville

    November 12, 2008

    Tosca chief urges clients to keep faith

    Toscafund Asset Management issued an unusually impassioned plea to its investors to stick with its core hedge fund after a...

  21. November 11, 2008

    Tosca chief pleads for investors to keep faith

    Toscafund Asset Management issued an unusually impassioned plea to its investors to stick with its core hedge fund after a...

  22. October 13, 2008

    Tosca sells Taylor Wimpey stake

    Toscafund Asset Management, the London hedge fund planning a restructuring after big losses this year, has sold its 10 per...

  23. FT Alphaville

    October 9, 2008

    Tosca, the broken deal-maker

    So which US bank was Martin Hughes going to get taken over by Spain’s Santander, which would then have stepped up with a...

  24. October 7, 2008

    Tosca seeks to restructure largest fund

    Toscafund Asset Management is asking investors if it should restructure its largest hedge fund, after the $3.5bn (£2bn)...

  25. October 6, 2008

    Tosca seeks to restructure largest fund

    Toscafund Asset Management is asking investors if it should restructure its largest hedge fund, after the $3.5bn (£2bn)...

  26. August 1, 2008

    Diamond dispute lifts African

    African Diamonds bounced from a three-year low, up 18.5 per cent to 61p, on a theory that its dispute with De Beers may...

  27. August 1, 2008

    WaMu boost as Toscafund reveals a 6% stake

    Toscafund, the largest London hedge fund specialising in financial services, disclosed yesterday that it had a 6 per cent...

  28. August 1, 2008

    Toscafund reveals 6% WaMu stake

    Toscafund, the largest London hedge fund specialising in financial services, disclosed yesterday that it had a 6 per cent...

  29. July 25, 2008

    Toscafund attracts $800m of new money

    Toscafund, London’s biggest hedge fund specialising in financial services, has attracted $800m (£402m) of new money from...

  30. FT Alphaville

    June 12, 2008

    Tosca rubbishes crisis rumours

    One of London’s biggest hedge funds said it may have come under speculative attack from competitors on Wednesday after...

  31. June 12, 2008

    Toscafund hits out at rumours of trouble

    One of London's biggest hedge funds said it may have come under speculative attack from competitors yesterday after several...

  32. June 12, 2008

    Banks, builders and retailers fall on talk of brutal slowdown

    Banks, builders and retailers were savaged as confidence drained from the London market, pulling the FTSE 100 to its lowest...

  33. June 11, 2008

    Tosca hits at talk of trouble

    One of London’s biggest hedge funds said it may have come under speculative attack from competitors on Wednesday after...

  34. June 11, 2008

    London banks, builders and retailers savaged

    Banks, builders and retailers were savaged as confidence drained from the London market, pulling the FTSE 100 to its lowest...

  35. May 25, 2008

    SpinVox shouts loud in message market

    SpinVox, a fast-growing voice-to-text messaging service, expects to have more than 6m subscribers as it concludes a...

  36. May 2, 2008

    Online fashion group shines

    EBTM , the online seller of music-inspired fashion, jumped 31.6 per cent to 3.1p after the company said it expected to...

  37. April 18, 2008

    Taylor Wimpey expects fall in housing volumes

    There was further evidence of a deteriorating UK housing market as Taylor Wimpey, the country’s largest housebuilder by...

  38. April 18, 2008

    Taylor Wimpey expects fall in housing volumes

    There was further evidence of a deteriorating UK housing market as Taylor Wimpey, the country's largest housebuilder by...

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