Hedge Funds - Americas Headlines

Tue, Jul 29 2014

Investors dump higher oil bets as prices fall

LONDON - Hedge funds and other large speculators cut their bets on higher Brent crude oil and gasoil sharply in the week to July 22, IntercontinentalExchange Inc. said on Monday, following a big fall in prices.

29 Jul 2014

Ex-Citi FX trading head Prasad readies macro hedge fund - sources

LONDON - Former global head of foreign exchange at Citigroup, Anil Prasad, is preparing to launch his own hedge fund in the first quarter of 2015, three sources familiar with the matter said.

29 Jul 2014

Mon, Jul 28 2014

Ireland to give green light for hedge funds to lend

DUBLIN - Ireland, one of the biggest hubs for funds in Europe, will allow hedge funds based in the country to lend to companies under new rules drawn up by the central bank, the bank said.

28 Jul 2014

Wed, Jul 23 2014

Argentine default in balance as government refuses to capitulate

BUENOS AIRES - Argentine President Cristina Fernandez's unflinching poker face in the battle against "holdout" investors suing the country is increasing the odds that her government will default for a second time in 12 years at the end of this month.

23 Jul 2014

Tue, Jul 22 2014

U.S. panel says Barclays, Deutsche Bank helped funds avoid taxes

WASHINGTON - The head of a powerful U.S. Senate panel has accused Deutsche Bank and Barclays of helping hedge funds avoid taxes, calling for tougher action from the authorities.

22 Jul 2014

Mon, Jul 21 2014

Investors swap grains for metals as flows trickle to commodities


LONDON - Investors are slowly being drawn back into commodities, attracted by stronger global economic growth and more volatility within sub-sectors, typified by current investment flows out of grains into industrial metals.

21 Jul 2014

Foreign hedge funds could lose as Europe tightens rules

LONDON - Europe's move to tighten regulation of the hedge fund industry could give home-grown funds an edge over foreign rivals, many of which are still trying to absorb the new rules on attracting investor cash.

21 Jul 2014

Hedge funds slash higher Brent oil bets 25 percent in price rout

LONDON - Hedge funds and other large speculators slashed their bets on higher Brent crude oil prices by almost 25 percent in the week to July 15, ICE said on Monday, as prices collapsed to their lowest in three months.

21 Jul 2014

Fri, Jul 11 2014

Rajaratnam acquittal shows indirect insider trading case challenge


NEW YORK - The acquittal on Tuesday of the younger brother of convicted hedge fund titan Raj Rajaratnam suggests prosecutors will have a tougher time pursuing people accused of trading on inside information they received indirectly.

11 Jul 2014

Wed, Jul 2 2014

UK hedge fund Oceanwood wins $50 million from Ohio pension fund

LONDON - Europe-focused hedge fund Oceanwood Capital Management has won a $50 million investment from School Employees Retirement System of Ohio (SERS), a nearly 3 percent boost to its $1.85 billion assets under management.

02 Jul 2014

Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.