Dear Valued Visitor,

We have noticed that you are using an ad blocker software.

Although advertisements on the web pages may degrade your experience, our business certainly depends on them and we can only keep providing you high-quality research based articles as long as we can display ads on our pages.

To view this article, you can disable your ad blocker and refresh this page or simply login.

We only allow registered users to use ad blockers. You can sign up for free by clicking here or you can login if you are already a member.

Hedge Fund News: Bill Ackman, FedEx Corporation (FDX), Citigroup Inc (C)

Editor’s Note: Related tickers: FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX), Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C), McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD), The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG), Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL), Fortress Investment Group LLC (NYSE:FIG), Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE:CS), American International Group, Inc. (NYSE:AIG), Prudential Financial Inc (NYSE:PRU)

Bill Ackman PERSHING SQUAREFedEx Delivers Value, With or Without Ackman (TheStreet)
Shares of FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX) closed Tuesday at $103.15, up 4.4% after rising more than 7% at one point on speculation Bill Ackman, hedge fund manager of Pershing Square, was looking to make a sizable investment in the shipping giant. It has not been confirmed that Ackman is interested in FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX), but a Reuters report detailed an investment worth as much as $1 billion that may be going somewhere. With past successes including McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) and The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG), Ackman has an excellent record of picking winners. In the case of FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX), investors are looking to skate to where they think the puck may be going next.

Ex-Citigroup Trader Raises Less Than $100 Million for Hedge Fund (BusinessWeek)
Portman Square Capital LLP, founded by ex-Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C) proprietary-trading unit head Sutesh Sharma, opened with less than a fifth of the amount the hedge fund originally sought, said two people with knowledge of the matter. …Sharma co-founded hedge-fund firm Old Lane Partners LP with Vikram Pandit. When Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C) bought Old Lane in 2007, Sharma became head of a team of proprietary traders and Pandit later was named chief executive officer. At New York-based Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C), Sharma oversaw about $2 billion before resigning in late 2011. Pandit left Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C) in October.

How to profit from Twitter trading (CNN)
It seems everyone in the investment industry is jumping on the Twitter bandwagon these days in the hope that they’ll spot some market-moving data before the rest of the world catches on. But have you heard of anyone making a success out of this? Probably not. Enter a new hedge fund that may have found a way to filter out noise created by millions of tweets and trade profitably. Paul Hawtin, CEO of investment management firm Cayman Atlantic, is launching a fund this month that bases its entire trading strategy on social media posts from Twitter and Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB).

SkyBridge Capital and Woori Financial form partnership (eFinancialNews)
The agreement allows SkyBridge, which has approximately $8.2bn in assets under management and advisory, to distribute its hedge fund products in South Korea, home to the world’s fourth-largest pension fund. Woori Investment & Securities Co, a unit of South Korea’s largest financial group, will allocate capital to one of SkyBridge’s funds as part of the pact, the US fund said in a statement Tuesday without disclosing financial details. …In addition to pension funds, SkyBridge chief investment officer Ray Nolte said the firm also sees opportunities in South Korea’s corporate sector, as large Korean companies are cash rich.

Global Prime Partners extends its presence in Asia (HedgeWeek)
Global Prime Partners (GPP), a prime brokerage boutique which specialises in supporting emerging managers, has expanded its client service capabilities in the Asian markets with the hire of investment industry veteran Rupert Street who joins the firm with immediate effect. Street will lead GPP’s growing business and client support services throughout the Asian markets region based out of Hong Kong. …Street says: “Asia is under represented in prime brokerage servicing in the small to mid cap private wealth and hedge fund sector and the opportunities for GPP to expand in the region are highly attractive.”

Judge Rules for Hedge Fund to Take $33 Million in Art from Swindler (ArtfixDaily)
On July 2, 2013, Federal Judge Jed Rakoff upheld a decision to allow a hedge fund to take possession of 15 artworks from accused Ponzi schemer Marc Dreier. A Harvard and Yale-educated lawyer (now disbarred), Dreier, dubbed the “Mini-Madoff,” is serving 20 years in federal prison for a 2009 investment fraud conviction. His eight-count indictment included five counts of wire fraud in a scheme to sell $700 million in fictitious promissory notes. The current court decision involved his pledge of 15 artworks worth about $33 million to a hedge fund as security to make a deal go through.

Dell, Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL) shares trading low (NYSEPost)
Carl Icahn, the second largest shareholder of Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL) reiterated recently that the company should capitalize on the huge opportunities presented through an active involvement in cost savings. He further ascertained that the stock should remain publicly-traded and that Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL) should move towards a buyback of its shares of an aggregate value of $16 billion, so as to provide decent returns to its shareholders. The shares of Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL) have recently been declining owing to the reports which conveyed that the Silver Lake Partners and the founder of the company, Michael Dell, are not planning to raise their buyout offer which is worth $24.4 billion or $13.65 per share for the Round Rock-based computer maker.

How To Invest Like Jim Rogers (Nasdaq)
Making millions and retiring in your 30s is every investor’s dream. But for legendary commodities trader Jim Rogers, it was just the beginning of a career on Wall Street that has spanned six decades and produced a net worth in the hundreds of millions. Rogers showed a penchant for business at an early age. His career as an entrepreneur began at age 5 with selling peanuts and picking up empty bottles left behind at baseball games in Alabama. After graduating from Yale University in 1964 with a bachelor’s degree in history, Rogers headed to Wall Street and worked as an investment banker, meeting future business partner and billionaire George Soros.

DOWNLOAD FREE REPORT: Warren Buffett's Best Stock Picks

Let Warren Buffett, George Soros, Steve Cohen, and Daniel Loeb WORK FOR YOU.

If you want to beat the low cost index funds by 19 percentage points per year, look no further than our monthly newsletter.In this free report you can find an in-depth analysis of the performance of Warren Buffett's entire historical stock picks. We uncovered Warren Buffett's Best Stock Picks and a way to for Buffett to improve his returns by more than 4 percentage points per year.

Bonus Biotech Stock Pick: You can also find a detailed bonus biotech stock pick that we expect to return more than 50% within 12 months.
Subscribe me to Insider Monkey's Free Daily Newsletter
This is a FREE report from Insider Monkey. Credit Card is NOT required.