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Goldman Vet May Get Blackstone Cash For New Hedge Fund

Aug 22 2014 | 7:05am ET

A former Goldman Sachs trader is in seed-investment talks with the Blackstone Group.

Jason Brown’s Arkkan Capital Management may win the backing of the alternative investments giant. It is unclear how much Blackstone might invest in the firm.

 

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SAC’s Cohen Planning Return

Aug 22 2014 | 7:03am ET

Forced by an insider-trading scandal to cool his heels managing his own fortune, SAC Capital Advisors founder Steven Cohen may be plotting his comeback.

Judge Says Argentine Debt-Swap Proposal ‘Illegal’

Aug 22 2014 | 7:02am ET

A federal judge said that Argentina’s plan to pay bondholders through a new debt exchange is illegal and barred the country from proceeding.

Judge Kicks Allergan-Valeant Battle To Delaware

Aug 22 2014 | 7:00am ET

A federal judge has refused to expedite Allergan Inc.’s insider-trading lawsuit against Pershing Square Capital Management and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, leaving open the possibility that its board could be ousted before the litigation is resolved.

Family Dollar Passes On Dollar General Bid

Aug 22 2014 | 6:58am ET

Family Dollar Stores has rejected an $8.9 billion offer from its biggest competitor, saying that a tie-up between the largest and second-largest dollar stores in the U.S. would run into antitrust trouble.

Manikay Readies London Office

Aug 22 2014 | 5:26am ET

New York-based hedge fund Manikay Partners is preparing to open its first European office.

LightSquared Losses Top $1.5B

Aug 22 2014 | 5:03am ET

Bankruptcy has proven an expensive proposition for Harbinger Capital Partners’ wireless internet venture.

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Q&A: Quad Advisors’ Borish Is Looking For Real Traders, Not Index Huggers

Aug 20 2014 | 1:43pm ET

Peter Borish, who served as founding partner and director of research at Tudor Investment Corp., has become the chief strategist and trading coach at Quad Advisors, a New York-based hedge fund incubator and accelerator. Borish spoke recently with FINalternatives' Mary Campbell about what attracted him to Quad Advisors, what being a trading coach involves and why nobody wants his 1999 cell phone.

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