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Trian Seeks DuPont Split

Sep 18 2014 | 1:33pm ET

Trian Fund Management wants one of the oldest companies in the U.S. to become multiple companies.

The activist hedge fund says that splitting DuPont Co. was the only way to remedy its “underperformance.” Instead, the firm was the 212-year-old company to split its high-growth business from its more cyclical businesses.

 

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Saba Losses Grow In August

Sep 18 2014 | 1:30pm ET

Saba Capital Management suffered its seventh-straight monthly loss in August, leaving the hedge fund in danger of its third-straight losing year.

Everest Capital Climbs On Middle East Bets

Sep 18 2014 | 1:29pm ET

The Middle East may seem a black hole to most people, but to Everest Capital, it’s a cash machine.

BarclayHedge: Hedge Funds Up 1.28% In Aug.

Sep 18 2014 | 1:28pm ET

Hedge funds made it three positive months in four in August, bouncing back from a July loss with a 1.28% gain.

Argentina Raps U.S. Rep. For Saying ‘Default’

Sep 18 2014 | 1:28pm ET

The top U.S diplomat in Argentina has said the country is in default, sparking an international incident.

DB: HFs Up 0.96% In Aug, US Family Offices Mull Direct Investment

Sep 18 2014 | 10:07am ET

The median hedge fund gained 0.96% in August with almost all strategies posting positive returns for the month, according to new research from Deutsche Bank Global Prime Finance.

Sorin Taps SAC Vet Rae

Sep 18 2014 | 9:53am ET

Stamford, Conn.-based Sorin Capital Management has hired SAC Capital vet Chris Rae as managing director and head of business development.

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Q&A: Brevan Howard’s Charlotte Valeur Talks Strategy

Sep 18 2014 | 11:18am ET

Charlotte Valeur chairs the board of Brevan Howard Credit Catalysts, an LSE listed company investing in the $4.9 billion Brevan Howard Credit Catalysts Master Fund. Valeur has 30 years' experience in the financial services industry, ranging from floor-trading on the Danish Stock exchange to investment banking in London to running her own alternative investment funds start-up consultancy. Valeur recently spoke with FINalternatives' Mary Campbell about the BHCC.

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Editor's Note

    Get A Sneak Peak Of The Alpha Pages

    Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET

    As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…

 

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The London Whale: Rogue risk management

Credit default swaps brought down the London Whale and cost JPMorgan $6.2 billion. Here is how it happened.

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The Alpha Pages Interview: Senator Rand Paul

Senator Paul sat down in the debut series of the Alpha Pages Interview to discuss the broken tax code, regulation surrounding Bitcoin, and his plans for the 2016 Presidential election.