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

Google’s Schmidt takes stake in DE Shaw

Investor proves admiration for hedge fund manager by buying 20%

Hedge funds bet on rise in sterling

Trades contradict Goldman view hung parliament would hit UK assets

Hedge and mutual funds befriend the trend

Managed funds gain $10bn of inflows during first quarter, writes Stephen Foley

Alliance Trust in fresh plea to investors

Fund manager sends letter in bid to fend off hedge fund Elliott

Raymond "Ray" Dalio, president and founder of Bridgewater Associates

Hedge funds’ rising dollar bets pay off

Exposure to US currency gives industry performance boost

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

illustration of a private bank by Øivind Hovland ©Øivind Hovland

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

City fears threat from ‘non-dom’ axe

Opposing views on risk of mass exodus from Labour’s tax plans

Vivendi reaches deal with rebel shareholder

Media group to increase dividend payments

Hedge fund launch delayed by FCA inquiry

Founder headed foreign exchange at Citigroup

City Insider: Salmond’s hedge fund lunch

Political opposites face off at London Edition Hotel

Alliance Trust-Elliott row intensifies

Investment trust rejects accusations of misstating its cost base

Shareholder value not short-term profit

The biggest rewards should go to managers who think long-term, write Dominic Barton and Mark Wiseman

Activist fund targets Kyocera and Canon

Oasis helped prod Nintendo out of consoles-only strategy

Omega Advisors probed over share trading

Cooperman defends research practices after DoJ and SEC subpoenas

Foreign Currency including Euros, Yen, Dollars

Low yields make patience best strategy

Investors sit on sidelines as carry trade risks outweigh rewards

‘Quiet professor’ seeks Vivendi shake-up

Investment veteran readies for fight against French media group

Seeking a market solution for inequality

Public polling to underpin new ‘Just Index’

China’s OTC board surges on tech optimism

New index shows over-the-counter market has gained 53% in 2015

Bolloré faces proxy fight at Vivendi

Activist investor to challenge chairman’s influence

Investors in battle for Alliance Trust

Elliott intent on shaking up conservative fund

Alliance Trust hits back at US activist

Elliott Advisors’ proposals ‘threaten existence’ of group

Steely Alliance chief braces for battle

Activist investor critical of rising costs and poor performance

Elliott steps up Alliance Trust push

Activist hedge fund seeks board seats for three City heavyweights

Predictability now trumps excitement

With their eye on lower volatility, institutional investors appear willing to target lower returns

Ackman ‘not worried’ by federal probe

Investor linked to inquiry into Herbalife stock

Activist investors carried by bull run

Why a bear market will hit activists again, as it did in 2008

Petroceltic challenged on investor vote

Worldview questions process over failed motion to remove chief

Man Group

Fund managers to reveal mixed fortunes

Man and Henderson expected to show positive turnround

Winton appoints City veteran as chairman

Hedge fund hopes to rebrand itself as a global investment manager

Getting to the bottom of hedge fund fees

Funds are beginning to react to pressure to charge less

Jonathan McHugh illustration
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Relic of empire that created a tax colony

Britain has proffered a fiscal invitation to citizens of the world, writes Richard Brooks

Man Group

Man Group to buy asset manager NewSmith

Acquisition bolsters capabilities in equity investment management

Japan’s Fanuc robots show new logic

Pressure from Daniel Loeb and a changing business climate is forcing secretive company to adapt

Lord Fink

Hedge fund ‘godfather’ drawn into fray

Lord Fink transformed Man Group into top hedge fund

Elliott challenges Bank of East Asia in court

Activist hedge fund seeks explanation for share sale to Japan’s SMFG

Hedge funds push GM for $8bn buyback

Adviser who worked on carmaker’s bailout seeks board seat

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31: (L-R) Dr Norraesch Mohamed, Chairman, WIEF Businesswoman Network, Malaysia, Azeemeh Zaheer, Head of institutional relationships & wealth Management, Gatehouse Bank, Helena Morrisey CBE, CEO Newton Investment Management UK and Philisiwe M Mthethwa CEO National Empowerment Fund, RSA present at the World Islamic Economic Forum at ExCel on October 31, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images for 9th World Islamic Economic Forum)

Is gender a factor in fund performance?

Studies indicate outperformance of female hedge fund managers

Hedge funds short London property companies

Investors seek to profit from downturn in capital

City divided on UK relationship with EU

An FT series considers what it would mean if Britain left the EU

Corporate raiders cosy up to tech groups

Shareholder activists a less controversial part of tech landscape

Labour attacks hedge funds tax relief

Party believes industry is unintended beneficiary of exemption