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Allergan Hopes To Eat To Prevent Being Eaten

Aug 20 2014 | 8:14am ET

Allergan Inc. is still seeking an acquisition target to avoid becoming one itself.

The pharmaceutical company, the object of a $53 billion Pershing Square Capital Management-backed hostile takeover bid, has approached Salix Pharmaceuticals and at least one other company about a tie-up.

 

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Summer Road Backs Moore Capital Vet's Maiden Hedge Fund

Aug 20 2014 | 3:03pm ET

Moore Capital vet Jonathan Cheng has launched his own hedge fund with the backing of a family office.

JMI Equity Raises $1B For Latest P.E. Fund

Aug 20 2014 | 12:10pm ET

Private equity firm JMI Equity has closed its largest fund to date—the $1 billion JMI VIII growth equity fund.

Institutional Investors To Beef Up Alternatives Teams

Aug 20 2014 | 11:08am ET

Over a quarter (28%) of the institutional investors polled by data provider Preqin plan to increase the size of their alternative asset teams over the next two years.

Argentina To Try To Pay Creditors At Home—In Defiance Of U.S. Court

Aug 20 2014 | 8:10am ET

Argentina plans to pay holders of its defaulted restructured debt at home to skirt U.S. court rulings barring it from making those payments.

Asia’s Quantedge Hits US$1B

Aug 20 2014 | 8:09am ET

One of Asia’s best-performing hedge funds has become one of its biggest.

DSAM Partners Profit Nearly Quintuples

Aug 20 2014 | 6:12am ET

A hedge fund founded three years ago by a former top Goldman Sachs trader has begun to hit its stride.

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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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