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Icahn Leads 60-Plus Alts. Honchos On Forbes 400

Sep 29 2014 | 1:21pm ET

Times may be tough for hedge fund managers, but you wouldn’t know if from a glance at Forbes magazine’s annual ranking of the richest Americans.

More than one-sixth of the members of the Forbes 400 have ties to the alternative investments industry. And they are once again led by Carl Icahn, whose fortune grew by another 27% to $25.9 billion over the past year.
 

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Hedge Funds Outperform S&P 500

Sep 29 2014 | 11:32am ET

Hedge funds outperformed the S&P 500 during the week ending September 24, losing 0.1% to the broader market's 0.16% loss, according to the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Hedge Fund Monitor.

KKR Backs York Vet’s Planned Asia Hedge Fund

Sep 29 2014 | 11:28am ET

For its first-ever hedge-fund seeding deal in Asia, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts are partnering with a York Capital Management and Citadel Investment Group veteran.

Citi Can Make Argentine Bond Payment

Sep 29 2014 | 11:27am ET

A federal judge has given Citigroup a temporary reprieve in the Argentine default case—with the support of the hedge funds that helped push the country into its current debt crisis.

Starboard Seeks Yahoo!-AOL Marriage

Sep 29 2014 | 11:26am ET

Activist hedge fund Starboard Value, already embroiled in a battle to take control of Darden Restaurants, has identified its next target: Yahoo! Inc.

Treasury Ends P.E. Bidding War Without Deal

Sep 29 2014 | 11:24am ET

There will be no toasts to success at two top private-equity funds pursuing a major wine producer.

Allergan Investors Decry Possible Salix Deal

Sep 29 2014 | 11:24am ET

Hedge funds aren’t the only ones lining up to oppose Allergan Inc.’s plans to stave off a hostile takeover with an acquisition of its own.

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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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    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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