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Going hedge fund-free
By Chris Clair, HedgeWorld
09/16/2014 4:21:22 PM ET
Posted in : Video


Reuters Breakingviews Jeff Goldfarb and Richard Beales discuss the reasons why California's $300 billion pension fund, the California Public Employees' ...


Now is the time to pick an active manager
By Chris Clair, HedgeWorld
09/12/2014 7:05:29 PM ET
Posted in : Video


Diane Garnick, CEO at Clear Alternatives, says with volatility on the rise, now is a good time to seek out active management over passive index funds. ...


Dollar General takes off the gloves
By Chris Clair, HedgeWorld
09/10/2014 5:38:34 PM ET
Posted in : Video


Dollar General is taking its $9.1 billion bid for Family Dollar directly to Family Dollar shareholders after being rejected twice earlier by its smaller ...


Never confuse risk and volatility
By James Saft, Reuters
09/10/2014 4:52:01 PM ET
Posted in : Daily News


Of the many lazy and dangerous ways of thinking about investment these two rank near the top: that risk equates with volatility and that risk and rewards ...


Investing in the investor
By Diane Harrison, Panegyric Marketing
09/09/2014 5:16:42 PM ET
Posted in : Daily News


With the third quarter of 2014 coming to its close, and year end allocation decisions taking precedence in the minds of advisors and managers both, it ...


Golden age of activism enabling more with less
By Reuters Breakingviews
09/08/2014 5:36:32 PM ET
Posted in : Reuters Breakingviews


Success is begetting more support for activist investors. Barry Rosenstein's Jana Partners has parlayed just a 1 percent stake in Walgreen into up to three ...


ECB policy is carry-trade-tastic
By James Saft, Reuters
09/05/2014 1:00:13 PM ET
Posted in : Daily News


For all the uncertainty around the European Central Bank's extraordinary monetary policy, one thing is for sure: it'll be good for carry trades. If ...


U.S. judge finds inefficiency, complexity but no aluminum conspiracy
By Andy Home, Reuters
09/04/2014 1:20:54 PM ET
Posted in : Commodities


The dismissal by U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest of a barrage of lawsuits alleging foul play in the aluminum market does not mark the end of this ...


Dollar General may go hostile on Family Dollar bid
By Chris Clair
09/03/2014 1:06:47 PM ET
Posted in : Video


Dollar General says it may consider a hostile takeover bid in its attempt to acquire Family Dollar if a new offer that includes a higher $9.1 billion price ...


Burger King tax flip merger logic doesn't stack up
By Reuters Breakingviews
08/25/2014 3:05:38 PM ET
Posted in : Reuters Breakingviews


It will take more than a crossing of the Canadian border to justify investor ebullience for a potential Burger King-Tim Hortons combination. The $9.6 ...


Guru fund tracks 'smart money' investments
By Chris Clair
08/15/2014 1:26:07 PM ET
Posted in : Video


Bruno Del Ama's Global X Guru exchange-traded fund bases its holdings on the 13-F filings by hedge fund managers, which this quarter showed mixed sentiment ...


Bet with the house in Caesars showdown
By Reuters Breakingviews
08/12/2014 6:13:37 PM ET
Posted in : Reuters Breakingviews


Bet with the house in the Caesars showdown. Bondholders including Oaktree Capital and Elliott Management, led respectively by Howard Marks and Paul Singer, ...


Gaffen and Garnick: This is not your dad's M&A market
By Chris Clair
08/12/2014 1:43:30 PM ET
Posted in : Video


Reuters markets editor David Gaffen and Clear Alternatives' chief executive Diane Garnick talk about mergers and acquisitions. Unlike what's occurred in ...


Little fresh evidence in new Allergan suit
By Alison Frankel, Reuters
08/05/2014 12:06:20 PM ET
Posted in : Daily News


A few days after the Canadian pharmaceutical company Valeant announced that it had teamed up with the activist investor William Ackman to bid for Botox ...


CNBC didn't screw up their interview with Winton's David Harding
By Attain Capital
07/31/2014 2:17:29 PM ET
Posted in : Managed Futures


If you haven't noticed… Winton Capital's CEO David Harding is taking the press by storm this summer. We'd like to think that our interview with Harding ...


BP - An Opportunity Or A Value Trap As Sanctions Bite Russia?
By Thomson Reuters AlphaNow
07/30/2014 5:26:40 PM ET
Posted in : AlphaNow


The phrase "may you live in interesting times" is supposedly a Chinese curse, but it certainly seems to apply to BP plc. Still recovering from ...


Axler touts value of activst strategies; says they help bring fraud to light
By Chris Clair
07/24/2014 4:46:31 PM ET
Posted in : Video


Ben Axler, founder of Spruce Point Capital Management and co-founder of Prescience Point Research Group, tells Reuters' Jeanine Prezioso that short sellers ...


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 ...






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