Hedge Funds

Follow funds as they adjust their positions amid some of the biggest gains on equities markets since the peak of the financial crisis

China turns up heat on market players

Whereabouts of top hedge fund manager unclear as probe escalates

China sceptics taste bittersweet victory

Hedge funds hope to profit from falling currencies and commodities

Dan Loeb, founder and chief executive officer of Third Point LLC, attends the Lincoln Center Fall Gala at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York, U.S., on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013. The event raised $3.2 million. Photographer: Amanda Gordon/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Dan Loeb

Loeb ruling raises hurdles for activists

Third Point settles charges that funds violated antitrust rules

When to ditch a losing hedge fund

Managers do not become stupid overnight so look beyond the numbers

Trump turns fire on hedge fund managers

They are ‘paper-pushers’ who do not pay fair tax share, he says

Special reports

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Since 2009 the industry has underperformed the market. But in 2012 a few winners have been found

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Switzerland, strategies, competition, crisis fallout, technology, emerging markets, recruitment, consolidation

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 10: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during the afternoon of August 10, 2015 in New York City. The Dow Jones surged over 230 points after five days of losses. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***

Investing: Whatever the weather?

The risk parity strategy pioneered by Ray Dalio and driving a $400bn industry faces a stiff test if the Fed raises rates

Carlyle considers closing $4bn hedge fund

Investors pull $2bn from Claren Road after investment losses

Legal fight looms over Fannie and Freddie

Investors prepare for court battle with US government over stock dividend changes

European investors shun hedge funds

Concerns over high fees and lacklustre performance intensifies

Activist investors, from left, Daniel Loeb, Jeff Ubben and Paul Singer
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Activist investors mind their manners

Investors are realising they can have more success outside the US by taking a different approach

Samsung C&T buybacks fail to derail deal

Amount well shy of total that would allow merger to be abandoned

Commodity hedge funds hit by outflows

Managers close doors after net outflows from the sector were $3.4bn last year

Elliott to sell shares in Samsung C&T

Move follows fund’s failure to block takeover of S Korean company

Bank of England chief economist Andy Haldane

Shortsighted complaints on short-termism

Shareholders’ incentives can make them more long-termist than company managers

Bessent quits Soros group to launch fund

Billionaire investor makes $2bn allocation to Key Square Group

Hedge funds make quick buck on RBS sale

Speculators bet on shares falling before government stake disposal

Suzuki hits record as Loeb reveals stake

US activist fund says Japanese carmaker appears ‘undervalued’

Rolls Royce engines

Rolls-Royce urged to accelerate cost cuts

Largest shareholder wants core aerospace business targeted

Europe freezes Cayman hedge funds out

Most large managers denied Europe-wide marketing ‘passport’

Gertjan Vlieghe of the BoE MPC
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MPC appointee to cut hedge fund ties

Economist acts to dispel ‘any impression’ of conflict of interest

US activist builds stake in Rolls-Royce

ValueAct investment likely to add to pressure on aerospace group

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 06: Canary Wharf horizon is illuminated by one of the most spectacular temporary art exhibitions to grace the capital this year on January 6, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images for Canary Wharf Group Plc)

London’s bright lights lure traders back

Financiers value lifestyle over Switzerland’s lower tax bill

Gertjan Vlieghe of the BoE MPC
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MPs to scrutinise new MPC member

Treasury denies conflict of interest over former hedge fund economist

Visitors look around Qualcomm’s display at the Korea IT Show 2007 in Seoul, South Korea, on Thursday, April 19, 2007. Photographer: Seokyong Lee/Bloomberg News

Qualcomm: high water mark for activists?

Hedge funds may need to switch focus from Silicon Valley to traditional roots

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Struggling hedge funds revealed

Odey and Fortress among worst performers this year

Samsung vote reveals threat to chaebols

US fund’s narrow defeat alarms South Korean conglomerates

Smaller hedge funds do better in a crisis

Pensions schemes should think twice about large hedge funds

Aerial view of Geneva (Geneve/Genf) from the north tower of St-Pierre Cathedral over the city's waterfronts on both sides of Rhone river as it flows out of Lake Geneva (Lake Leman). Most of the city's landmarks are visible, starting with the famous Jet D'Eau, a powerful water fountain on the lake, a symbol of Geneva. HDR image with a lot of details.

Brevan Howard return shows lure of London

Move ‘reverses trend’ of hedge funds exiting for Switzerland

BlackRock woos hedge funds for idle cash

Charm offensive after banks curbed by liquidity rule

Brevan Howard traders move back to London

Low tax rates fail to win staff over to Swiss merits

Los Angeles County fire fighters mop up hot spots as they fight the Station Fire August 30, 2009 in Acton, California
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Appetite for hedge funds remains strong

Pension schemes’ allocation increased 4% year on year

Crystal Amber ups the pressure on Grainger

Activist fund calls on landlord to refinance its debt

Deutsche Bank in Argentine bonds wrangle

Funds file New York subpoena over German bank’s role in auction

Trading Algorithms

Hedge fund worker jailed for copying code

Ke Xu admitted accessing computer program for algorithms

Court denies Elliott’s Samsung challenge

US activist fund fails in move to block Korean company’s plans

Fund managers fight against ‘unbundling’

Practitioners fight direct purchase of brokers’ research

Elliott builds stake in Alcatel-Lucent

US investor takes a position in advance of Nokia acquisition

Credit Karma is latest hedge fund darling

Financial services company joins $1bn-plus ‘unicorn’ club

GM activists go cold on Fiat tie-up

Hedge funds more interested in cutting costs