Tuesday, 21 October 2014
Last updated 54 min ago
May 20 2008 | 11:40am ET
The Children’s Investment Fund has taken stakes in both CME Group and NYMEX Holdings as the two exchange operators push forward with their plans to merge.
TCI revealed a 0.95% stake in CME, which runs the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, in a regulatory filing. The British-based activist hedge fund also owns a smaller piece of NYMEX Holdings, which runs the New York Mercantile Exchange. The two bourses are pushing a $9 billion merger, which is opposed by many NYMEX members and shareholders.
TCI did not indicate what it plans to do with its stake, but the hedge fund has a history of opposing exchange mergers. Last year, the firm failed in its bid to block the merger of the New York Stock Exchange and Euronext, but it also has one spectacular success to its name. The hedge fund helped block Deutsche Börse’s bid for the London Stock Exchange three years ago, leading to much grumbling about alternative investment firms as “locusts” in Germany.
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitish of Peddie School's endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
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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