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Elliott adds voice to calls for Whitbread break-up

Hedge fund Elliott Advisors has become the second activist investor to call for Whitbread to split its hotel and coffee shop businesses after emerging as the largest shareholder in the British company.

British hedge fund Man Group lifted by net inflows

Man Group , the world's largest listed hedge fund, reported a 3 percent rise in total assets in the first-quarter after net inflows of $4.8 billion (£3.3 billion) more than offset performance losses.

Hedge funds expect counter bid for Sky after Comcast offer

Two hedge funds that have criticised Twenty-First Century Fox's takeover of Britain's Sky have said Comcast Corp's rival $31 billion offer for the broadcaster is likely to trigger a higher counter-bid for the company. Comcast on Tuesday offered 12.50 pounds-a-share for the pay-television operator, seeking to disrupt a deal struck in December 2016 by Rupert Murdoch's Fox to acquire the 61 percent of Sky that it does n

Man Group assets rise 35 percent in 2017

British hedge fund company Man Group said on Wednesday funds under management rose 35 percent to $109.1 billion (78.5 billion pounds) in 2017, buoyed by net inflows of client money as well as market and currency gains.

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Comey says in memos that Trump showed concern about leaks, loyalty, dossier

WASHINGTON Former FBI Director James Comey in memos recounting conversations with U.S. President Donald Trump last year said Trump repeatedly raised concern over salacious allegations in an intelligence dossier, the need for loyalty and ferreting out leakers. | Video