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Argentina says U.S. contempt sanctions over debt would be illegal
By Reuters
09/29/2014 4:25:41 PM ET

NEW YORK/BUENOS AIRES—Argentina said on Monday [Sept. 29] that any sanctions for contempt of court, leveled against it for refusing to pay U.S. hedge funds suing over defaulted debt, would be illegal under international law.
Argentine holdout bond creditors to support Citi's stay request
By Reuters
09/26/2014 3:00:09 PM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters)—Creditors suing Argentina over defaulted debt will not object to Citigroup Inc.'s request to put on hold a U.S. court order preventing it from processing an imminent payment issued under Argentina's local laws, a source said Friday [Sept.
BlueCrest to spin off computer-driven hedge funds
By Reuters
09/26/2014 1:32:17 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters)—BlueCrest Capital Management will spin off its computer-driven hedge funds into a separate company to focus on its flagship products, just as the funds are recovering from a rough 2013. The spin-off, Systematica Investments, will be led by BlueCrest's current head of so-called systematic trading, Leda Braga, starting with assets under management of $8.
Brevan Howard vs Rokos trial postponed to March 2015
By Reuters
09/25/2014 1:19:14 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters)—A Jersey court has postponed the trial date for a case involving leading hedge fund Brevan Howard and its co-founder Christopher Rokos to March 2015, to determine whether the former star trader can launch a new rival firm. Rokos, who made about $4 billion for Brevan's main fund between 2004 and 2012, filed a lawsuit in May seeking to overturn an agreement with the firm preventing him from starting his own fund and raising money from investors until 2018.
Argentina says Germany 'hostile' toward its debt revamp efforts
By Reuters
09/24/2014 3:53:19 PM ET

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters)--Germany has a "hostile attitude" toward Argentina's debt restructuring effort, cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said on Wednesday [Sept. 24] after local newspapers ran an advertisement quoting a German official criticizing Argentine policymaking.
Argentina's Fernandez meets with Soros
By Reuters
09/23/2014 12:31:46 PM ET

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters)—Argentine President Cristina Fernandez met on Monday [Sept. 22] with Argentina bondholder and billionaire financier George Soros, who is suing a U.
Argentina's Fernandez to meet billionaire investor Soros in New York
By Reuters
09/22/2014 1:31:27 PM ET

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters)--Argentine President Cristina Fernandez on Monday [Sept. 22] will meet bondholder and billionaire financier George Soros, who is suing a U.
Trader Mercuria gets on UK regulator list ahead of key purchase
By Reuters
09/22/2014 10:47:47 AM ET

LONDON (Reuters)--Mercuria has become a rare trading house to be registered with the British financial regulator, weeks before it is expected to close a deal to buy Wall Street bank JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s commodities trading business.
Hedge fund exit requests decline in September
By Reuters
09/19/2014 5:37:52 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters)—Investor requests to take out money from hedge funds fell in September, data from SS&C showed on Friday [Sept. 19]. The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator, a snapshot of hedge fund clients giving notice to withdraw cash expressed as a percentage of assets under administration, fell to 3.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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].
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].
Investors boost hedge fund holdings in August: data
By Reuters
09/12/2014 12:02:23 AM ET

LONDON (Reuters) - Hedge fund investors added more cash than they redeemed from the asset class in September, following performance gains during August, new data showed on Thursday [Sept. 11].
Argentina's Congress passes debt restructuring law with eye on next payment
By Reuters
09/11/2014 12:59:42 PM ET

Editor's note: This version of the story has been updated throughout. BUENOS AIRES (Reuters)—Argentina's Congress on Thursday [Sept. 11] passed a new bill designed to enable the government to resume debt payments to bondholders in defiance of a U.
U.S. judge holds off on Citi subpoena in Argentine bond case
By Reuters
09/10/2014 5:26:07 PM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters)—A U.S. judge said on Wednesday [Sept. 10] he would wait for a decision on a pending appeal before ordering Citigroup Inc. to comply with a subpoena seeking details of any threats from Argentina to process payments the court had blocked.






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