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Carl Icahn picks better oil loser than Jana
By Reuters Breakingviews
07/23/2014 6:29:16 PM ET
Posted in : Reuters Breakingviews

Carl Icahn has picked a better oil industry loser to invest in than Jana Partners. The septuagenarian activist could extract a 40 percent return from his ...

Flat Coke gives Pepsi a breather in activist fight
By Reuters Breakingviews
07/23/2014 6:11:10 PM ET
Posted in : Reuters Breakingviews

Coke's flat performance is giving PepsiCo boss Indra Nooyi a breather. Growth in snacks helped salvage the second quarter for her. Weak North American ...

Ackman attacks Herbalife, becomes emotional
By Chris Clair
07/23/2014 5:06:54 PM ET
Posted in : Video

Pershing Square Capital Management's William Ackman gave a presentation on Tuesday [July 22] to lay out his case that nutrition and weight loss company ...

High-yield extremely overvalued: Fridson
By Chris Clair
07/18/2014 4:46:43 PM ET
Posted in : Video

Junk bond expert Marty Fridson tells Rhonda Schaffler that high-yield debt should be trading at much higher spreads than it is, but he is finding some ...

Alternative investments: why do we care?
By Attain Capital
07/18/2014 12:00:36 PM ET
Posted in : Managed Futures

Have you ever gotten into an argument and thought of the perfect "come back" line a days later, or wish you had said something a little different ...

Utilizing European volatility during the current market conditions
By Mark Shore, Shore Capital Management
07/16/2014 9:55:03 AM ET
Posted in : Managed Futures

The political uncertainty in some Eastern Europe countries caused volatility and stress in the European equity markets. This article examines the recent ...

Weak trading bites into profits at JPMorgan and Goldman
By Chris Clair
07/15/2014 6:31:14 PM ET
Posted in : Video

Lackluster fixed income trading gouged the profits at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Goldman Sachs, but not by as much as had been feared. Reuters' Fred ...

It's been a difficult year for hedge funds: Steinbrugge
By Chris Clair
07/10/2014 6:24:46 PM ET
Posted in : Video

Don Steinbrugge, managing partner at Agecroft Partners, says it has been a difficult year for hedge funds performance-wise, but good for asset flows – ...

Financials could post worst Q2 earnings among S&P sectors
By Chris Clair
07/10/2014 1:58:22 PM ET
Posted in : Video

Thomson Reuters' Sri Raman says financials are expected to see earnings decline by 3% in Q2 as mortgage revenues remain week and low market volatility ...

United Capital CEO Duran: We could see another LTCM
By Chris Clair
07/09/2014 6:04:36 PM ET
Posted in : Video

United Capital's Joe Duran says that, while bank balance sheets look better than they did during the financial crisis, nothing has been done to regulate ...

Wall Street to Congress: Don't ban HFT, make markets rig-proof
By Chris Clair
07/09/2014 5:46:54 PM ET
Posted in : Video

Intercontinental Exchange CEO Jeffrey Sprecher and other exchange leaders testify before the Senate Banking Committee that targeted reforms could help ...

U.S. insider trading cops pick a bad time to lose
By Reuters Breakingviews
07/09/2014 5:39:52 PM ET
Posted in : Reuters Breakingviews

Wall Street watchdogs have picked a bad time to lose a case. )—Rengan Rajaratnam, brother of convicted Galleon Group founder Raj Rajaratnam, was acquitted ...

Jack Bogle says HFT should not worry investors
By Chris Clair
07/08/2014 12:31:19 PM ET
Posted in : Video

Speaking at the 2014 Reuters Wealth Management Summit, Vanguard's Jack Bogle says the average investor isn't affected by high-frequency trading. "High-frequency ...

Gaffen and Garnick: Look for consumer spending to ramp up
By Chris Clair
07/03/2014 5:00:31 PM ET
Posted in : Daily News

Reuters markets editor David Gaffen talks with Clear Alternatives' chief executive Diane Garnick about the markets. Garnick says we should expect spending ...

Political risk is evident everywhere except the markets
By John Kemp, Reuters
07/02/2014 2:35:21 PM ET
Posted in : Commodities

"Geopolitical risk" turns out to have surprisingly little impact on the valuation of oil and most financial assets. Since the beginning of ...

Judge in Argentina bond gives praise to lawyers
By Alison Frankel, Reuters
07/01/2014 1:51:24 PM ET
Posted in : Credit

Argentina continues to search for a tenable position in its war with the hedge funds it's due to pay about $1.65 billion by July 30, under rulings affirmed ...

A Far-Sighted View: Fund Alignment Rights are the Wave of the Future
By Rick Ehrhart, Optcapital
06/30/2014 3:25:11 PM ET
Posted in : Daily News

A long-standing drawback of hedge fund incentive compensation has finally reached a breakthrough. The traditional incentive compensation model short-changes ...

Drawing a line between pricey markets and globalization
By James Saft, Reuters
06/26/2014 7:42:27 PM ET
Posted in : Daily News

If global policy makers are wrong about globalization, and they could be, we may be in for more low growth, low rates and the high asset prices they support. ...

When $8.25M just isn't enough, leveraged CLOs, Hollywood bankers and more
By Chris Clair
06/20/2014 4:05:43 PM ET
Posted in : News Roundup

Stuff from around the hedge fund industry for Friday, June 20, 2014: Hedge funds face Main Street governance. (TabbFORUM) Hedge fund hackers ...

Now Argentina wants to negotiate with hedge funds. Too late?
By Alison Frankel, Reuters
06/19/2014 3:26:22 PM ET
Posted in : Credit

If Argentina truly wants to resolve its debt crisis without defaulting on tens of billions of dollars in restructured bonds, its politicians had better ...

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