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

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

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

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

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