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U.S. court tosses Argentina, Citigroup appeal in bond case
By Reuters
09/19/2014 2:09:07 PM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters)—A U.S. appeals court on Friday [Sept. 19] dismissed an appeal by Citigroup Inc. and Argentina of a judge's order blocking the bank from processing payments on $8.
Investors still loving hedge funds even as CalPERS exits: data
By Reuters
09/17/2014 6:00:44 PM ET

BOSTON (Reuters)—Despite the recent rebuke of hedge funds by the influential California Public Employees' Retirement System, other investors are pumping billions into these portfolios, boosting industry assets to a record $3.1 trillion, data released on Wednesday show.
SEC imposes record $16 million penalty on Latour high frequency firm
By Reuters
09/17/2014 5:14:14 PM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters)—High frequency trading firm Latour Trading LLC agreed to pay a record $16 million penalty to settle U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charges that it consistently held too little capital to support its trading activity.
Adidas shares jump on report of hedge fund activism
By Reuters
09/17/2014 4:42:36 PM ET

MUNICH (Reuters) - The share price of sportswear maker Adidas jumped on Wednesday [Sept. 17] on a report that a group of hedge funds is seeking to buy a stake to pressure management to make sweeping changes, although one of the funds dismissed this.
Activist investor Peltz pushes DuPont to split itself
By Reuters
09/17/2014 4:13:53 PM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Activist investor Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund Management LP urged DuPont to break itself up, saying that efforts already underway at the industrial conglomerate to shed some of its businesses were not enough to fix what it called the company's "underperformance." The share price of DuPont - a sprawling 212-year-old company that makes food enzymes, nylon and detergents, among thousands of other products - rose 4.
CalPERS sticks with commodities after dropping hedge funds
By Reuters
09/17/2014 3:22:53 PM ET

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters)—Top U.S. pension fund CalPERS is sticking with commodities, an asset class known for volatile markets and returns, despite finding hedge funds too costly to work with, a spokesman said on Tuesday [Sept.
N.Y. says Barclays' move to toss fraud case should be denied
By Reuters
09/17/2014 2:58:19 PM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters)—The New York attorney general on Tuesday [Sept. 16] rebutted Barclays Plc's motion to dismiss the state's lawsuit alleging fraud in how it ran a private trading platform, calling the arguments in the petition "misguided" and "disingenuous.
U.S. CFTC revokes SAC Capital's registration as commodity hedge fund
By Reuters
09/17/2014 1:05:17 PM ET

WASHINGTON (Reuters)—U.S. derivatives regulators formally revoked the registration of Steven A. Cohen's SAC Capital commodity fund units on Tuesday [Sept.
U.S. court mostly upholds CFTC's cross-border rules on swaps
By Reuters
09/16/2014 4:02:24 PM ET

Editor's note: This version of the story has been updated to add detail on banks, background on position limits and a quote. WASHINGTON (Reuters)—A U.
Allergan reaches truce with suitors on special shareholder meeting
By Reutes
09/16/2014 5:17:13 PM ET

LAVAL, Quebec (Reuters)—Allergan Inc. has agreed not to throw up any roadblocks to a special shareholder meeting on Dec. 18, giving Pershing Square Capital Management a chance to attempt its threatened replacement of Allergan board members.
European banking job numbers drop a further 21,000 in first half
By Reuters
09/16/2014 3:39:42 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters)—The banking sector's long and painful restructuring accounted for a further 1.2 percent fall in staff numbers at Europe's biggest lenders in the first half of the year, data compiled by Reuters shows, with little prospect of an upturn any time soon.
Darden counters in battle over salted water, pasta and breadsticks
By Reuters
09/16/2014 2:47:22 PM ET

ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters)—Darden Restaurants Inc. shot back with a presentation of its own after a large shareholder offered up pasta recipes to help it revive a slump in sales and blamed unlimited salad and breadsticks at its restaurants for high food wastage.
CalPERS dumps hedge funds citing cost, to pull $4 billion stake
By Reuters
09/16/2014 2:16:33 PM ET

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters)—The California Public Employees' Retirement System, the largest U.S. pension fund, said on Monday [Sept. 15] that it will pull all $4 billion it has invested in hedge funds because it finds them too costly and complicated.
Ex-Amaranth trader to pay $750,000 to settle U.S. agency's manipulation claims
By Reuters
09/16/2014 12:42:29 PM ET

Editor's note: This version of the story corrects the third paragraph to make clear the trading ban is for the settlement period of the expiration day, and that the ban also includes natural gas futures and options contracts. It also adds court approval in the fifth paragraph.
Growing foreign fund influence a risk for emerging markets: BIS
By Reuters
09/15/2014 12:29:59 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters)—The global fund management industry is a potential source of risk for emerging markets because of its vast size and herd-like investor behavior that can exacerbate asset price fluctuations, a BIS report said on Sunday [Sept. 14].
Investigators turn bankers into informants in forex probe: report
By Reuters
09/15/2014 12:24:36 PM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters)—U.S. investigators have turned several bank employees into informants to gather evidence against some of their colleagues in the probe of possible manipulation of currency markets, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
Good corporate governance leads to higher stock gains: study
By Reuters
09/15/2014 12:18:09 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters)—Good corporate governance and a focus on environmental and social issues by companies lead to higher share price performance, according to a new study released on Monday [Sept. 15].
Hedge funds say Ann Inc. could be worth $65 per share in potential sale
By Reuters
09/15/2014 12:04:41 PM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters)—Hedge funds Red Alder LLC and Engine Capital again urged Ann Inc. to consider a sale to a private equity firm or another apparel company, stepping up pressure on the women's retailer to improve its performance.
Ackman's Pershing Square plans $2 billion Amsterdam fund listing
By Reuters
09/15/2014 11:12:00 AM ET

AMSTERDAM/LONDON (Reuters)—Pershing Square Holdings, a fund managed by activist investor William Ackman, hopes to raise $2 billion from a listing on the Euronext Amsterdam stock exchange, the company said in a statement on Monday [Sept. 15].
Labor pension adviser CtW seeks details from Walgreen
By Reuters
09/12/2014 8:03:59 PM ET

BOSTON (Reuters) - CtW Investment Group, an adviser to union pension funds, called on Walgreen Co. to provide more details about a change in projected earnings and questioned the U.






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