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

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

Special reports

Traders on the NYSE floor ©Bloomberg

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

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

29.10.07 Crispin Odey photographed in his Upper Gosvenor Street office. PHOTOGRAPH BY DANIEL JONES 2007 TELEPHONE: 07815 853503 www.danieljonesphotography.co.uk info@danieljonesphotoghraphy.co.uk

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

Greeks battle short-selling hedge funds

Groups fined after seeking to profit from banks’ falling shares

China hedge funds bloom as stocks boom

More than 4,000 private investment funds launched since March

Samsung deal takes twist with share sale

Division offloads treasury stock in effort to push through merger

Draghi denies ECB market leaks

Central bank chief says bond information was already public

Mixed response to City regulation plan

Senior managers regime to cover asset managers and hedge funds

Elliott steps up bid to thwart Samsung deal

Hedge fund takes legal action against Samsung C&T takeover

GAZIPUR, DHAKA, BANGLADESH - 2014/03/29: A man collects waste plastic for recycling from the untreated chemical waste of factories. The factories are discharging untreated chemicals into the water of tributaries of the river Turag, which are destroying fish and other aquatic life. (Photo by Probal Rashid/LightRocket via Getty Images)
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Hedge funds warm to responsible investment

Fiona Reynolds says investors care about ESG considerations

Hedge funds remain a popular choice

Institutional investors loyal despite fee and performance concern

US fund takes aim at Samsung merger plan

Elliott attempts to block Samsung C&T and Cheil tie-up

Crispin Odey
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Odey struggles for value amid ‘bubble’

Asset manager loses out on smaller UK companies and currency trade

Silver Lake in new bet on China internet

Qunar bond deal echoes $500m investment in Alibaba

Profits at a price in the world of hedge funds

Hedge funds vary in style and can offer generous returns, but high fees could short change investors

Activism not so good for shareholders

Research suggests only most disruptive activists deliver benefits

Why multi-boutiques are so on-trend

Funds of hedge funds are benefiting from the hunt for yield

China disappoints Winton and Oak Tree

Hedge funds failed to raise assets from Chinese investors

FPSO Cidade de São Paulo, Brazil Following the successful integration of topsides modules and hull, our second Floating Production, Storage and Offloading vessel (FPSO), the 120 000 bbls oil/day Cidade de São Paulo, left the BrasFELS shipyard in Angra dos Reis near Rio de Janeiro to begin its journey to the Sapinhoá field in the Santos Basin. The vessel will now travel to the South area of Sapinhoá field, some 300 km off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, to begin mooring and hook up operations.

Hedge funds loom large in oil price moves

Future prices rally even as those of physical cargoes flounder