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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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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.

Meredith Whitney’s Hedge Fund Hits The Rocks

Dec 22 2014 | 5:08am ET

Meredith Whitney, who started a hedge fund after becoming one of Wall Street’s most famous analysts, has found it harder to bet on stocks than scrutinize them.

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.

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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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