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Icahn Leads 60-Plus Alts. Honchos On Forbes 400

Sep 29 2014 | 1:21pm ET

Times may be tough for hedge fund managers, but you wouldn’t know if from a glance at Forbes magazine’s annual ranking of the richest Americans.

More than one-sixth of the members of the Forbes 400 have ties to the alternative investments industry. And they are once again led by Carl Icahn, whose fortune grew by another 27% to $25.9 billion over the past year.
 

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Patwari Joins TA Associates

Sep 30 2014 | 7:50am ET

Naresh Patwari has joined Boston and Mumbai-based private equity firm TA Associates.

High Time For A Cannabis Hedge Fund?

Sep 30 2014 | 7:07am ET

Launching a hedge fund is always a gamble, but Leslie Bocskor's decision to launch one focused on the legal cannabis space actually began with a trip to the casino.

Hedge Funds Outperform S&P 500

Sep 29 2014 | 11:32am ET

Hedge funds outperformed the S&P 500 during the week ending September 24, losing 0.1% to the broader market's 0.16% loss, according to the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Hedge Fund Monitor.

KKR Backs York Vet’s Planned Asia Hedge Fund

Sep 29 2014 | 11:28am ET

For its first-ever hedge-fund seeding deal in Asia, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts are partnering with a York Capital Management and Citadel Investment Group veteran.

Citi Can Make Argentine Bond Payment

Sep 29 2014 | 11:27am ET

A federal judge has given Citigroup a temporary reprieve in the Argentine default case—with the support of the hedge funds that helped push the country into its current debt crisis.

Starboard Seeks Yahoo!-AOL Marriage

Sep 29 2014 | 11:26am ET

Activist hedge fund Starboard Value, already embroiled in a battle to take control of Darden Restaurants, has identified its next target: Yahoo! Inc.

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Q&A: Brevan Howard’s Charlotte Valeur Talks Strategy

Sep 18 2014 | 11:18am ET

Charlotte Valeur chairs the board of Brevan Howard Credit Catalysts, an LSE listed company investing in the $4.9 billion Brevan Howard Credit Catalysts Master Fund. Valeur has 30 years' experience in the financial services industry, ranging from floor-trading on the Danish Stock exchange to investment banking in London to running her own alternative investment funds start-up consultancy. Valeur recently spoke with FINalternatives' Mary Campbell about the BHCC.

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Editor's Note

    Must Attend Hedge Fund Charity Events For October

    Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET

    The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…

 

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