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

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

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

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

Asset managers can fend off regulators

Hedge funds and private equity firms need to be smarter than the banks were in the crisis

Peltz fails to win board seats at DuPont

Activist loses high-profile battle at group’s shareholder meeting

US warns hedge funds pose cyber risk

Managers are weak link in financial system’s defences

Hedge funds dig deep for greater returns

Managers are looking at more esoteric investments for yield

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

Top hedge fund managers bank $11.6bn

Industry faces criticism over mediocre investment performance

Einhorn targets US ‘frack addicts’

Short seller says oil exploration groups are wasting money

Warren Buffett versus the hedge funds

Investors locked in to lower expectations and declining returns

Alliance criticised for Elliott truce

Trust spent £3m fighting hedge fund’s proposals

Alliance Trust agrees truce with Elliott

Two directors to join board after activist investor deal

Hedge funds short UK asset managers

Growing worries over groups’ exposure to emerging markets

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 funds bet big on oil price rally

Move comes as energy companies expect ‘lower for longer’ oil

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

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