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BlueCrest, Marshall Wace Short Oil Companies

Dec 19 2014 | 9:51am ET

London hedge funds stepped up bets this month against European companies with the highest sensitivity to lower oil prices, speculating that share prices have further to fall.

Firms including BlueCrest Capital Management and Marshall Wace increased their short positions this month in exploration and oil-services stocks including Petrofac Ltd., SBM Offshore NV and Lundin Petroleum AB, according to data compiled by Bloomberg and European regulators.


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Highland Wins $40 Million In Lawsuit Against Credit Suisse

Dec 19 2014 | 11:46am ET

Christmas has come early for Highland Capital Management. The Dallas-based hedge fund firm today won its court case against Credit Suisse AG, which was convicted of defrauding Highland in a real estate refinancing deal.

Third Point Re Shutters Catastrophe Fund

Dec 19 2014 | 7:35am ET

Third Point Reinsurance has announced that it is winding down its catastrophe fund and reallocating the investment to an insurance-linked securities vehicle.

Hedge Fund Redemptions At 12 Month High

Dec 19 2014 | 6:34am ET

It may not be a very merry Christmas for some hedge funds this year, as investors redeeming their money from funds is at its highest point this year.

Survey: Wall Street Remains Bullish, Yellen Named 'Person Of The Year'

Dec 19 2014 | 5:28am ET

With less than one year in office, U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has been named Wall Street’s Person of the Year for 2014, according to a poll taken by Convergex, an agency-focused global brokerage and trading related services provider.

Fed: Banks Can Hold On To P.E., Hedge Fund Investments For Two More Years

Dec 19 2014 | 4:30am ET

Banks added to their wins in Washington this month by getting a reprieve from the Volcker Rule that will let them hold onto billions of dollars in private-equity and hedge- fund investments for at least two more years.

Big Name Funds Blacklisted In $800 Billion U.S. Loan Market

Dec 19 2014 | 4:25am ET

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Q&A: Executive Recruiter Talks Hedge Fund Closures, Hiring Trends

Dec 19 2014 | 6:58am ET

This year, hedge funds have been closing at a rate not seen since the financial crisis. Adam L’Esperance, a partner at executive recruiting firm Long Ridge Partners, has noted this trend—his firm specializes in the hedge fund and asset management sectors. FINalternatives senior reporter Mary Campbell spoke to him recently about the effect the closures are having on the industry.

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