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Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square Builds 12.2% Stake in CP Rail

Bill Ackman PERSHING SQUARE
Pershing Square, the activist hedge fund founded and managed by Bill Ackman “has built up a 12.2 per cent stake in Canadian Pacific Railway, one......(read more)

Green Mountain Coffee Slips Lower After T2′s Tilson Comments on SEC Probe

T2 PARTNERS
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR) has had a rough October. The coffee giant popular for its Keurig K-Cups has fallen almost 30% since October 1, 2011......(read more)

Monkeys are Better at Picking Hedge Funds Than Fund of Hedge Funds

Hedge funds are a mystery to many people. They can be confusing and investors are wise to seek the advice before investing. MarketWatch posed the question......(read more)

The Realities of Prosecuting Rajat Gupta – No Proof, No Profit

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Rajat Gupta surrendered to the FBI over insider trading charges Wednesday morning. A grand jury charged Gupta with five counts of securities fraud and......(read more)

Hedge Fund Profit on Defaults, UBS Denies Report, Hedge Fund M&A

Kyle Bass
Hedge Funds Profit on Defaults (TheAustralian) WHILE I was at work on a book about the 2008 financial disaster I became interested in a tiny handful of......(read more)

Hedge Funds Asia, SEC Finra, Goldman Sachs Sued, Fund Exposure

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Hedge Funds Shift Focus to Asia (Economist) ERIC WONG, who helps run his Hong Kong family’s money through an investment office, TCG Capital, looks like......(read more)

Hedge Funds Could Face Double Exposure

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Hedge funds could face double exposure reports Bloomberg. “When hedge funds and private-equity funds begin to reveal their inner workings to U.S......(read more)

Pivovarov Launches Altera Fund, Visium Hires Stockton, MF Global

Altera Capital to Launch Maiden Hedge Fund by Year End (FINAlternatives) A former Old Lane Partners manager has returned home to launch a high-concentrated......(read more)

Jim Simons’ Renaissance Fund Shifts to Right

RENAISSANCE TECHNOLOGIES
Hedge fund management can make all the difference in a fund’s performance but it can also have an effect in the political arena, as in the case......(read more)

David Baran’s Hedge Fund Symphony Financial is the Top Fund in August

David Baran’s hedge fund, Symphony Financial has been outperforming its peers. His fund “rose by more than 14.8% while most hedge funds scrambled......(read more)

Donald Yacktman’s Fund Outperforming 96% of Peers

Donald Yacktman
Donald Yacktman is one of the most successful fund managers in the industry reports Businessweek....(read more)

Hedge Fund News – Bridgewater’s Jensen 3rd in Forbes 40 Under 40

BRIDGEWATER ASSOCIATES
Bridgewater Associates’ Greg Jensen and Centaurus Capital’s John Arnold Listed in Top 5 of Forbes’ ’40 Under 40′ List (FINAlternatives......(read more)

Jana Partners Is the Best Activist Hedge Fund To Imitate

Barry Rosenstein JANA PARTNERS
Jana Partners is an activist hedge fund. This means that it take positions in its investments that are large enough to afford the firm a voice in the......(read more)

Sprint Moves to Stop AT&T’s Acquisition of T-Mobile

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AT&T (T) is being blocked from purchasing T-Mobile from Deutsche Telekom AG reports the Wall Street Journal....(read more)

Hedge Fund News – Fortress Hires David Dredge

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Fortress Investment Hires Ex-Artradis Manager David Dredge (Reuters) Fortress Investment Group LLC (FIG) has hired David Dredge as co-chief investment......(read more)

Perry Capital Cuts Alp Ercil, George Brokaw and Andy Isikoff

Richard Perry‘s Perry Capital announced that it is cutting three partners and roughly 30 managers and analysts, as well as closing its Hong King......(read more)

Bo K. Brownstein Expected to Plead Guilty Today to Insider Trading

Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA)
Bo K. Brownstein, the head of Big 5 Asset Management, is expected to plead guilty on insider trading charges today. Brownstein will enter his plea today......(read more)

Andreas Halvorsen’s Viking Global and Others Up Big At Midday on Seagate Technologies $STX Increase

Andreas Halvorsen
Several hedge funds made big Friday on Seagate Technologies (STX) after the stock swelled from $12.06 at close yesterday to trade at $14.74 midday. The......(read more)

Raj Rajaratnam, Convicted Insider Trader, to Get Kidney Transplant Paid for by Taxpayers

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According to CNN Money, Raj Rajaratnam, the man recently sentenced to 11 years for insider trading, may be receiving a kidney transplant, at the taxpayers......(read more)

Joel Greenblatt Talks About Hedge Fund Resiliency

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Joel Greenblatt, Gotham Capital talked to the Wall Street Journal’s Steve Eder yesterday about the resiliency of hedge funds. The video is embedded......(read more)

Phil Falcone’s Harbinger Top Holding $BHP Rumored to Be in Talks With Ferrous

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According to Bloomberg, BHP Billiton Ltd (BHP) is in talks to buy Ferrous Resources Ltd, a Brazilian iron-ore producer. The deal is rumored to be worth......(read more)

Apollo Group $APOL Soars in Early Trading on Earnings Report, Hedge Funds Make Big

MAVERICK CAPITAL
Several hedge funds made big after Apollo Group (APOL), the company behind University of Phoenix, reported profits and sales above analyst estimates,......(read more)

Bernanke Says Fed Needs to Halt Asset Bubbles

Ben Bernanke
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Tuesday that the Fed may need to use monetary policy tools to prevent asset bubbles from forming reports CNBC......(read more)

Hedge Funds Recovered Some of their $BAC Losses Today

FAIRHOLME (FAIRX) Bruce Berkowitz
Bank of America Corp (BAC) rose over 40 cents a share on news Tuesday that it “posted a profit of $6.2 billion, or 56 cents a share, compared to......(read more)

6 Must Own Energy Stocks from T. Boone Pickens’ Portfolio

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Although oil prices have taken a hit and natural gas prices have been in a downward trend this year, which has made a negative impact on energy stocks......(read more)
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