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Hedge Funds Shed 0.8% In Week To Dec.17

Dec 22 2014 | 9:52am ET

Hedge funds were down 0.8% for the week ending December 17th, according to the Bank of America Merrill Lynch diversified composite index.

Merger arbitrage funds were the best performers, adding 0.1%, while convertible arbitrage funds shed 1.6%

 

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F-Squared Admits Wrongdoing, Fined $35 Million

Dec 22 2014 | 12:11pm ET

Quantitative hedge fund firm F-Squared Investments has agreed to pay $35 million and admit wrongdoing to settle charges that it defrauded investors through false performance advertising about its flagship product.

Carlyle, Warburg Pincus Buy Canadian Ratings Agency

Dec 22 2014 | 10:14am ET

U.S. private equity firms Carlyle Group and Warburg Pincus are set to acquire Canadian ratings agency DBRS.

U.S. PE Firm Waves White Flag In London Property Dispute

Dec 22 2014 | 9:31am ET

An American private equity firm has surrendered in a battle with London tenants.

Ex-TPG Japan Head Launches Own Firm

Dec 22 2014 | 8:14am ET

Jun Tsusaka, TPG Capital’s former Japan head, is flying solo.

MBTA Pension Admits To Hedge Fund Problems

Dec 22 2014 | 8:09am ET

The Boston transit workers' pension fund delayed reporting problems with a $10 million investment in a now-defunct hedge fund.

BlackRock Alumnus To Launch Asia Quant Fund

Dec 22 2014 | 5:22am ET

BlackRock Inc., Macquarie Group Ltd. and Millennium Capital Management former employees are planning a Hong Kong-based hedge fund which will use computer models to spot trading opportunities in 13 Asian stock markets.

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Why Ponzi Schemes Work: An In-Depth Look At The Allen Stanford Fraud

Dec 21 2014 | 10:30am ET

Texan Allen Stanford first appeared on the radars of financial regulators in 1997. Julie Preuitt, then a branch chief in the SEC’s Fort Worth Broker-Dealer Examination group, was becoming “very concerned” about the “extraordinary revenue” Stanford claimed to me making in his investment fund. It took authorities more than 12 years until Stanford was charged with a crime. H. David Kotz, who served as the inspector general of the Securities and Exchange Commission for over four years, takes us inside the investigation—or lackthereof—and explains why Stanford got away with it for so long.

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