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....These startups are running out of money because VCs are being more discerning about where they place their money, making fewer, bigger bets. “The number of investments [in the private market] has fallen by about a third, but the amount of capital is around the same,” said Tomasz Tunguz, a venture capitalist at Redpoint, adding that some of the “fast money” from hedge funds and mutual funds had shifted away from the sector. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The company, which is in the process of building a new office in London, would not comment on whether that would result in a net reduction of workers in the UK. In February, Goldman confirmed it was closing a London hedge fund office and moving staff to the US, but denied it had anything to do with Brexit. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....In a highly unusual move, investment group Jupiter this week revealed the stocks that it is “shorting”, which means placing a bet that a company’s share price will fall. Normally, shorting is the preserve of secretive hedge funds, or the “absolute return” funds currently popular among small investors – and rarely are we told which stocks they are betting are about to tank. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Goldman Sachs to expand EU presence ahead of Brexit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 03:00:44 PM
....The company, which is in the process of building a new office in London, would not comment on whether that would result in a net reduction of workers in the UK. In February, Goldman confirmed it was closing a London hedge fund office and moving staff to the US, but denied it had anything to do with Brexit. ...
Netflix and Tesla overrated? Yes, in this mad, mad world image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 07:01:32 AM
....In a highly unusual move, investment group Jupiter this week revealed the stocks that it is “shorting”, which means placing a bet that a company’s share price will fall. Normally, shorting is the preserve of secretive hedge funds, or the “absolute return” funds currently popular among small investors – and rarely are we told which stocks they are betting are about to tank. ...
Has the tech bubble peaked? Signs that the startup boom may be fizzling image
....These startups are running out of money because VCs are being more discerning about where they place their money, making fewer, bigger bets. “The number of investments [in the private market] has fallen by about a third, but the amount of capital is around the same,” said Tomasz Tunguz, a venture capitalist at Redpoint, adding that some of the “fast money” from hedge funds and mutual funds had shifted away from the sector. ...
Striver? Tory architect of austerity George Osborne banks £1m fortune image
....On the international speech-making circuit Osborne can command more than £50,000-an-hour for some events, as well as free first-class or private jet travel and luxury accommodation. In just one week in November he earned £187,474 giving speeches to banks and hedge funds in London and New York, including £34,109 for a speech at BlackRock’s HQ in Midtown Manhattan. ...
Co-op Bank warns of more branch closures as it reports £477m loss image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 11:25:19 AM
....He said the bank had only been able to put itself up for sale because the “bank is stronger in many areas than in 2013 and these options would simply not have been feasible before”. The Co-operative Group of supermarkets and funeral homes now owns just 20% of the bank after ceding control to hedge funds during the 2013 rescue, which Holt reiterated had taken place without recourse to the taxpayer. ...
Co-op Bank reports loss as suitors circle image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 08:37:46 AM
....The loss is not as deep as the £610m recorded in 2015, but it is the fifth year in a row the bank has lost money. The bank, in which the Co-operative Group still has a small stake, was rescued from the brink of collapse by a group of hedge funds in 2013. ...
Gina Miller urges FCA investigation into fund management 'price fixing' image
.... It has called for more transparency and an end to hidden fund charges and mis-selling in the City of London’s asset management industry. Miller, who runs SCM Capital with her hedge fund manager husband Alan, said the vast majority of funds sold to small investors charge an annual management fee of 0. ...
Warren Buffett upbeat on US business growth image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 11:22:32 AM
....Mr Buffett said investors "will almost certainly do well" by staying with a "collection of large, conservatively financed American businesses". The gifted stock-picker, who is on course to win a 2008 bet that an investment in the S&P 500 would beat five hedge funds over 10 years, also took a fresh swipe at highly paid "active" investment managers. ...
Warren Buffett, 'Oracle of Omaha', criticises Wall Street and praises immigrants image
.... In 2014, Buffett said he planned to put 90% of the money he leaves his wife when he dies into an S&P 500 index fund and 10% in government bonds. During the financial crisis, Buffett bet a founder of the asset management company Protege Partners $1m that a Vanguard S&P 500 stock index fund would outperform several groups of hedge funds of over the 10 years through 2017. ...
Co-op Bank faces struggle to find owner with ethics – and deep pockets image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of February 2017 04:00:05 PM
....5bn hole in the bank’s finances was uncovered. Until then, wholly owned by the Co-operative Group, the UK’s biggest mutual which runs grocery chains and funeral parlours, it was forced to ced control to hedge funds, and hand over 80% of the bank, to survive. ...
The Co-op Bank is the new Bradford & Bingley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of February 2017 02:34:40 PM
.... The Co-op Bank as an independent, ethically based challenger to the major banks is dead. The co-operative title, in any case a misnomer under hedge fund ownership, must surely die once Co-operative Group abandons its remaining 20% parcel of shares. ...
Sports Direct's French Connection flutter looks like a fashion faux pas | Nils Pratley image
.... Thus excellent entertainment could be in prospect now that Sports Direct has bought control of an 11% stake in the struggling fashion chain. Marks, who owns 42% of French Connection, is already sparring with a hedge fund that thinks he shouldn’t be both chairman and chief executive of a company that has made losses for five years in a row. ...
Sports Direct buys French Connection stake as battle looms image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of February 2017 12:13:28 PM
....Marks is currently fighting off pressure from an activist shareholder to surrender his dual role as chair and chief executive as the business continues to nurse heavy losses. Gatemore Capital Management, a US hedge fund that has built an 8% stake, has joined forces with other investors OTK and Zoar Invest to control 15% of French Connection shares. ...
Booker Tesco deal has hedge funds in a funk image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 29th of January 2017 07:00:17 AM
....From this week, we might start to see if shareholders and regulators agree, as documents are made available and the process of addressing possible competition concerns begins. There may be another process gathering some pace this week, too – that of a few hedge fund managers desperately trying to justify why they thought it was clever to bet on a fall in Tesco’s shares, just as news of the deal prompted a 10% increase. ...
After the Italian job, BT boss must make sure success doesn’t blow up in his face image
....Co-op Bank almost collapsed in 2013 amid a drugs scandal surrounding its former chairman, Paul Flowers, and a black hole in its accounts that kept getting bigger following an ill-fated tie-up with Britannia building society four years earlier. It nearly dragged down its parent, the Co-op Group, which had to cede control of the bank to a group of hedge funds. ...
Hurrah for the industrial strategy. At last Britain has a plan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of January 2017 06:59:23 AM
.... The SFO was rightly praised last week for securing the settlement, but its work is not finished. George Soros, hedge fund speculator extraordinaire, has not become a star turn in Davos by being dull. ...
Can credit unions finally provide a truly ethical current account? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 21st of January 2017 06:59:28 AM
....However, the website of the Move Your Money campaign, which wants a banking system “that helps to build and support a just and sustainable society rather than undermining it”, only gives the Co-op a score of 51 out of 100. It says: “The bank’s majority ownership by hedge funds has placed question marks over the sustainability of its ethical lending approach, as have a number of serious difficulties that the bank has experienced over the past couple of years. ...
Savers warned about risks of absolute return funds  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of January 2017 10:05:00 AM
....”. Mike Gordon, technical director at wealth managers Rutherford Wilkinson, says choppy performance shows that funds are failing to keep their promise of delivering returns regardless of what happens to the stock market: “The clear disparity in performance highlights the range of strategies used, some of which are complicated and traditionally found only in the hedge fund industry. ...
Top Trump adviser says post-Brexit trade deal feasible within a year image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of January 2017 05:16:19 PM
....Anthony Scaramucci, a Wall Street financier and member of Trump’s transition team, said at the World Economic Forum in Davos that Barack Obama’s successor would seek a swift and mutually beneficial agreement. Interviewed by ITV News, Scaramucci – who has sold his hedge fund so that he can take up a job in the White House – said the US would be hoping to finalise talks within the “first six months or the first year of the administration”. ...
Samsung boss faces arrest as South Korea corruption scandal grows image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 06:18:48 AM
....Choi, who is facing charges of fraud and abuse of power, repeated her denials of any wrongdoing during an appearance at the constitutional court on Monday. “Even if I knew, I could not have passed on any information because I have no knowledge about mergers or hedge funds, anything like that, in the first place,” she told the court. ...
Robotics, Trump and Brexit turn up the heat amid the snow of Davos image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 14th of January 2017 03:59:30 PM
.... WEF’s global risks report, released last week, argues that a “growing mood of anti-establishment populism” means market capitalism must now be reformed, and several panels will examine how this could happen. One panel will consider the plight of the “squeezed and angry” middle classes, with contributions from International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde and hedge fund billionaire Ray Dalio. ...
Xi Jinping to become the first Chinese president to attend WEF in Davos image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of January 2017 05:05:51 PM
.... Trump will not attend Davos, which starts just three days before his inauguration. The president-elect will be represented at Davos by Anthony Scaramucci, a multi-millionaire hedge fund manager and member of Trump’s presidential transition team. ...
Corbyn’s wage cap plan labelled unworkable but keeps pay on agenda image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 08:05:41 PM
....“Pay ratios are sector discriminatory. A 20:1 ratio would have much less of an effect at a hedge fund than it would on a regular company, which is doubtful the intended consequence. ...
Mike Ashley criticises shareholders of Sports Direct over Keith Hellawell image
....Mike Ashley has criticised Sports Direct shareholders who refused to back the re-election of Keith Hellawell as chairman and publicly questioned the company’s corporate governance. The founder and chief executive of Sports Direct said supportive comments about the retailer and Hellawell from the hedge fund manager Crispin Odey were “highly significant at a time when others have been less forthcoming”. ...
Business in 2016 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 24th of December 2016 02:43:56 AM
World’s largest hedge fund to replace managers with artificial intelligence image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of December 2016 09:44:36 PM
. The world’s largest hedge fund is building a piece of software to automate the day-to-day management of the firm, including hiring, firing and other strategic decision-making. ...
What the US economy doesn't need from Donald Trump | Joseph Stiglitz image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 11:19:56 AM
.... It is an open invitation for a shakedown of the government by corporate executives seeking handouts. Similarly, the increase in infrastructure spending is likely to be accomplished through tax credits, which will help hedge funds, but not America’s balance sheet: such programmes’ long track record shows that they deliver little value for money. ...
Will it be a happy new year for your investment funds? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of December 2016 07:00:15 AM
.... While the post-Brexit plunge in sterling will make holidays more expensive for everyone in 2017, it has turbo-charged returns for pension and Isa holders with investments in big US companies. Billionaire Brexiter and hedge fund manager Crispin Odey reportedly made millions around the referendum, but investors who put money into his Odey Absolute Return fund won’t be smiling. ...
Sky investors should think in the long term and reject Murdoch's deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 07:45:24 PM
....In truth, the revolution has been happening in stages since activist investor corporation Elliott climbed onboard in 2010. The New York hedge fund argued the incumbent directors were enjoying a comfortable and well-paid existence while not obviously doing a terrific job for investors. ...
Eurozone ministers won't budge an inch on Greek finance measures image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 08:12:30 PM
....Roll up, roll up, there’s a fresh brawl at Punch Taverns. This time the squabble is not between junior bondholders, senior bondholders, shareholders and various hedge funds. ...
US bank quit Sports Direct role over share deal concerns, court filing claims image
....If the employee trust had not purchased the shares then Sports Direct could have been required to offer them to the wider market, potentially suppressing the company’s share price as it would have increased the number of shares for sale. This would have benefited hedge funds who were betting that the share price would fall as a result of employees looking to cash in their bonuses. ...
Steve who? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of November 2016 01:23:09 PM
.... "When I was running the fixed-income division, he was a high-flyer," Mr Blankfein said recently. Mr Mnuchin left Goldman in 2002 and two years later founded the hedge fund Dune Capital Management. ...
Samsung Electronics may split amid pressure over governance and dividends image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of November 2016 04:03:26 AM
....Samsung Electronics has said it is considering splitting in two, to allow heir-apparent Lee Jae-yong to take over the firm from his father, Lee Kun-hee, and address governance concerns. Samsung has also come under pressure from foreign investors, including the US hedge fund Elliott Management, to improve its corporate governance through the establishment of a holding company and to increase dividends for shareholders. ...
Samsung Electronics considers splitting firm in two image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of November 2016 12:46:33 AM
.... . The company's statement comes after US activist hedge fund Elliott Management called for the firm to split into a holding unit for ownership purposes and a separate operating company. ...
The Big Short: is the next financial crisis on its way? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of November 2016 07:00:01 AM
.... But in 2010 FrontPoint ran into trouble after one of its manager pleaded guilty to insider trading and was given a five-year prison sentence. Eisman later set up a hedge fund, Emrys Partners, gathering nearly $200m from investors, but its returns were relatively humdrum compared to the drama of the great crash, making 3. ...
Volkswagen to axe 30,000 jobs worldwide image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of November 2016 11:32:17 AM
....”. TCI, the British hedge fund that has criticised the management of VW and pushed for change, said the company now needed to actually make the cuts. ...
Co-op Bank to cut 200 jobs in Manchester and Stockport image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 05:50:32 PM
....5bn hole was discovered in its finances. The group had to go to outside investors to support the Co-op Bank, which is now 80% owned by US hedge funds, with the remainder held by the Co-op Group. ...
Co-operative Bank to cut 200 jobs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 05:17:16 PM
....In 2013 the bank needed a £1. 5bn capital injection to keep it afloat, forcing hedge funds to step in. ...
American Apparel files for second bankruptcy protection image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 14th of November 2016 09:26:05 AM
.... . The retailer emerged from bankruptcy this year under the ownership of a group of former bondholders led by hedge fund Monarch Alternative Capital. ...
American Apparel founder eyes European factory as company files for bankruptcy in US image
.... The board accused him of misusing company funds. He accuses a group of hedge funds of taking the company from him and mismanaging it. ...
Who will be on Trump's economic team? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of November 2016 03:07:42 PM
.... But he likes to boast that he knows the movers and shakers who matter. His advisory team is packed to bursting with hedge fund managers, real estate investors, and bankers. ...
Tesla boss Musk 'optimistic' on SolarCity takeover image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of November 2016 01:16:21 AM
....Tesla also sought to address concerns about SolarCity's financial standing by revealing that the solar panel installer had raised about $1bn in funds in the last four months. Mr Musk said there had been "quite a few naysayers", including big hedge funds, about Tesla's expansion into the energy business. ...
'Flash crash' trader loses US extradition battle image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 14th of October 2016 12:25:57 PM
....Mr Sarao's barrister James Lewis has previously attacked those claims, arguing that he could not, as the FBI allege, have "materially contributed" to the flash crash of 2010. Instead he alleges that the flash crash happened because of a giant sell order placed by a US hedge fund called Waddell & Read, a conclusion previously reached by the US regulator, the Commodities & Futures Trading Commission. ...
William Hill shares rise as investor rejects merger plan image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 14th of October 2016 07:57:02 AM
....Also on the FTSE 250, shares in Man Group jumped 13. 7% after the world's biggest listed hedge fund said it was buying investment manager Aalto, which manages property assets worth $1. ...
Oil price lifted by Russia backing Opec production freeze image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of October 2016 04:25:56 PM
....". However, John Kilduff, partner at New York energy hedge fund Again Capital, told the Reuters News Agency: "Putin coming out to say Russia will be part of the initiative has added another layer of credence to the speculation there will be a coordinated cut. ...
Samsung shares jump on shake-up proposal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of October 2016 07:20:25 AM
....Shares in Samsung Electronics have hit a record high after activist investor Elliott Management proposed a radical corporate shake-up. The US hedge fund is urging the tech giant to streamline its business, which makes consumer electronics including smartphones and televisions. ...
Wanna be a Bond? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of October 2016 11:19:59 PM
...."The standard programme includes unarmed combat, weapons, surveillance, kidnap and hostage negotiation, and drinks and poisons," says Secret Me co-founder Sara Fazlali. But costing £10,000 for a weekend, and a whopping £250,000 for a week, is Secret Me merely offering expensive mini-breaks for oligarchs and hedge fund managers with egos to sate and unlimited piles of money to spend? Ms Fazlali bristles at the suggestion. ...
Deutsche Bank chief Cryan tries to reassure on bank's strength image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 30th of September 2016 07:30:36 AM
....At the start of trading on Friday, Deutsche's share fell 9%. That followed a big fall overnight in the bank's Wall Street-listed shares, a drop sparked by reports that some hedge funds had withdrawn money from the bank. ...
US stocks dragged by Deutsche Bank fall image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of September 2016 07:10:19 PM
....US stocks finished lower on Thursday after Deutsche Bank shares tumbled in New York following a report that some funds had withdrawn money. The German lender fell nearly 7% after Bloomberg reported some hedge funds had taken out cash and withdrawn positions held with Deutsche's investment bank. ...
Leak reveals Amber Rudd's links to offshore investment funds image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of September 2016 06:41:48 PM
....The fund was licensed by the Bahamas Securities Commission and the registered agent was Citco Fund Services (Bahamas) Limited. Citco is an international company that runs services for hedge funds, private equity, real estate and fund investments. ...
Credit worthy?  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 18th of September 2016 06:59:26 AM
....The other defendants in the US class action lawsuit are Citibank, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, BNP Paribas, Royal Bank of Scotland, UBS, Royal Bank of Canada, Credit Suisse, ICAP and Tullett Prebon. The plaintiffs are hedge funds Sonterra Capital Master Fund, Frontpoint Financial Services (which helped inspire the film The Big Short) and an American derivatives trader dubbed the "Prince of the Pit". ...
American Airlines boss switches seats to rival United image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of August 2016 01:46:25 AM
....Last summer, United chief executive Jeff Smisek stepped down amid a corruption investigation. A few months later, United's board faced a leadership challenge from two activist hedge funds. ...
Co-operative Bank warns of Brexit impact image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of August 2016 06:35:49 AM
....1bn of which were from the bank. The group had to go to outside investors to support the Co-op Bank, which is now 80% owned by US hedge funds, with the remainder held by the Co-op Group. ...
Kids or Krone: Norway traders fight 7am data release image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of August 2016 09:50:00 AM
....But Erica Blomgren, chief strategist at SEB in Oslo investor interest in Norway's currency had been falling off recently and this move could serve to make trading even thinner. She said the new time for the data would make it more likely to be overlooked by traders outside the region, making them even less inclined to trade in the currency and bond markets: "The Scandinavian banks will keep trading but certain speculative accounts [such as hedge funds] from other countries may be deterred. ...
Poundland agrees higher takeover offer from Steinhoff image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of August 2016 06:49:40 AM
....The new bid values Poundland at about £610m, compared with a £597m offer that had been agreed between the two firms last month. There had been speculation that Steinhoff would have to up its offer after US hedge fund Elliot increased its stake in Poundland. ...

Britain could be up to £70billion worse off if it leaves the Single Market after Brexit, IFS warns 
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....Craig Oliver told Politico: “Genuinely, I don’t think we would’ve run a different campaign. Even right up to the last minute, most people, most pollsters, most people who’d modeled it — hedge funds, businesses — thought the Remain camp was going to win. ...

Donald Trump belatedly endorses Paul Ryan in attempt to reunite Republicans behind him after crisis week
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....Trump on Friday announced he was setting up an advisory team to help guide him on economic policy. The group relies heavily on hedge fund managers and investment bankers, a group Trump has railed against in the past, and includes no women. ...
AIG to buy back $3bn in shares as pressure mounts for break-up image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 10:13:07 PM
....AIG has been under pressure to break up to improve profitability. However in February, in response to pressure from activist investor Carl Icahn, AIG agreed to put hedge fund manager John Paulson and a member nominated by Mr Ichan on its board. ...

Conservative party donor Ian Taylor rules himself out for knighthood - but David Cameron's controversial resignation honours list is still set to be the longest for over 50 years 
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....In comparison sources in Westminster confirmed that Mr Cameron had submitted the names of more than 40 supporters for peerages. The list is set to court more controversy as Tory donors are rumoured to be on the list, including hedge fund millionaire Sir Michael Hintze and mobile phone entrepreneur Sir Charles Dunstone. ...

How Carole Middleton was 'mastermind' behind daughter Pippa's engagement to James Matthews
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....”. Mr Matthews, 40, a hedge fund manager, reportedly proposed after arranging a meeting with Mrs Middleton, undoubtedly seeking permission for her daughter’s hand. ...

Arrested HSBC exec was once head of compliance at his own hedge fund
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 23rd of July 2016 07:00:00 PM
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Pimco hires Man's Manny Roman as new chief executive image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of July 2016 02:03:33 PM
. When one of the pillars of the American money markets goes looking for a chief executive to rescue it from a tight spot, you might think a French-born and educated fixture of the racy Mayfair hedge fund scene would be last on its list. ...
Brexit could cut London house prices by more than 30%, says bank image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 18th of July 2016 10:58:39 AM
....Prices are already falling on properties previously valued at £1m or more, and may have further to go, particularly in the priciest parts of town. London’s highly paid investment bankers and hedge fund managers congregate in boroughs such as Hammersmith and Fulham as well as Kensington and Westminster. ...

Troubled hedge fund Solo Capital shuts its doors
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 16th of July 2016 06:00:27 PM
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Activist hedge fund Elliott builds stake in SABMiller
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of July 2016 05:00:14 PM
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For heaven's sake man, go! Ten ways to resign when it's time image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of July 2016 09:55:42 AM
.... Smith is not the only banker to resign via broadsheet comment pages. I refer you to this incredible example in the FT, which includes the line: “What I have learned about the hedge fund business is that I hate it. ...
EU referendum makes gold miners and property oligarchs richer image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of June 2016 12:36:21 PM
....The FTSE and sterling may be falling but there are some winners emerging in the fallout from the UK’s decision to leave the EU. Gold investors, hedge funds, multinational corporations and property-buying oligarchs all stand to gain. ...
Stock market rebel image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of June 2016 11:00:19 PM
....Using information generated at speeds many times faster than the blink of an eye, super-fast computers installed with HFT software can estimate the rising value of a stock before the increase takes place. Utilising HFT since 1999 has enabled some large investment banks, hedge funds, and other institutional investors to buy stocks microseconds before everyone else. ...
How will Brexit affect Britain's trade with Europe? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of June 2016 04:29:01 PM
.... That will, in turn, require accepting freedom of movement. Or the City can go it alone and operate in a much looser regulatory environment, which will please hedge funds and bankers keen to avoid an EU-imposed cap on bonus payments. ...
Market turmoil fears likely to force Mark Carney to abandon ECB meeting image
....Across the British financial services industry, up to 100,000 financial jobs could be on the line, according to a report for the lobby group CityUK by PricewaterhouseCoopers ahead of the referendum. Banks are known to be making plans to move some jobs to EU areas if the City loses the “passporting” arrangement that allows its banks, hedge funds and law firms to operate across Europe. ...
Warren would give a middle finger to Wall Street as Clinton's vice-president image
....On the other hand …. Clinton’s campaign platform includes a complex regulatory agenda for Wall Street, including finding ways to fill in the regulatory gaps that still exist, attempting to gain oversight of the “shadow banking” system, probing the risks of high frequency trading, and banning banks from investing in hedge funds. ...
Banks on high alert as City sets up war rooms and fills cash machines image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of June 2016 02:50:04 PM
....”. Some hedge funds are said to have commissioned their own private polls to enable them to take bets on the market. ...
They charge huge fees, but are fund managers really working for you? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of June 2016 06:00:03 AM
.... It came out that the true cost in fees was £290m,” says Pitt-Watson. Much of the cash was going to multi-millionaire hedge fund managers who typically siphon off 2% of the fund in fees every year, plus take a large cut of any gains that it makes. ...
Six business leaders knighted in Queen's birthday honours list image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of June 2016 11:11:42 PM
....”. Paul Marshall, founder of Marshall Wace – one of Europe’s largest hedge funds – was knighted for services to education and philanthropy as chair of Ark, one of the UK’s leading providers of academy schools. ...

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