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eBay Bows To Icahn, Will Spin-Off PayPal

Sep 30 2014 | 3:45pm ET

Carl Icahn has notched another impressive victory, this time over eBay Inc.

After months of bitterly battling Icahn’s push to spin-off its PayPal unit, the online auctions company said it would do exactly that next year. And, while downplaying Icahn’s role in the decision, eBay’s arguments for separating PayPal sound an awful lot like those Icahn has made since first announcing his stake in eBay in January.

 

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Lansdowne Plans Energy Hedge Fund

Sep 30 2014 | 3:42pm ET

Lansdowne Partners is set to launch an energy hedge fund, hiring a manager from the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund to run it.

Judge Holds Argentina In Contempt

Sep 30 2014 | 3:41pm ET

After months of refusing to take the step, a federal judge in New York has held Argentina in contempt of court, saying the country’s new law authorizing a debt swap to sidestep his orders is a step too far.

Hedge Fund Tax Savings In Fed’s Crosshairs

Sep 30 2014 | 1:58pm ET

A hedge-fund tax-reduction strategy is getting some unwanted attention from the Federal Reserve.

Blackstone, PAAMCO Seed New Hedge Fund Raveneur

Sep 30 2014 | 1:56pm ET

A new hedge fund helmed by a Tricadia Capital Management and Eton Park Capital Management veteran has won some big backers.

Paulson, Warburg Pincus Feel ‘Pressure’ On Fees

Sep 30 2014 | 1:54pm ET

A pair of alternative investments titans say they’re feeling the heat on fees.

Same Strategy, New Venture For Millennium Partners Vet Aksman

Sep 30 2014 | 1:23pm ET

Michael Aksman's New York-based Equities Global Analytics employs a short-term statistical arbitrage strategy he's run for 13 years, but the firm is now running a $5 million pilot trading project designed to reach a new group of quantitative investors.

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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.

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    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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