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SEC charges two with insider trading on Ackman's bet on Herbalife
By Reuters
09/30/2014 4:48:50 PM ET

WASHINGTON (Reuters)--U.S. regulators on Tuesday [Sept. 30] charged two men with insider trading after they learned that hedge fund manager William Ackman was planning to announce a $1 billion bet against Herbalife Ltd.
eBay follows Icahn's advice, plans PayPal spinoff in 2015
By Reuters
09/30/2014 12:37:38 PM ET

SAN JOSE (Reuters)--eBay Inc. plans next year to spin off PayPal, its fast-growing payments business, giving in to activist investor Carl Icahn's argument for a leaner company better equipped to compete in the competitive mobile payments market.
U.S. says ex-Foundry exec spun company secrets into 'unearned gold'
By Reuters
09/30/2014 11:33:35 AM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters)--Federal prosecutors on Monday [Sept. 29] urged a jury to convict a former executive of data equipment maker Foundry Networks Inc. of insider trading, saying illegal tips he provided helped a hedge fund make millions of dollars.

Harvard picks insider Blyth to lead $36 billion endowment
By Reuters
09/25/2014 10:45:37 AM ET

BOSTON (Reuters)—Harvard University on Wednesday [Sept. 24] named an insider, Stephen Blyth, to run its $36.4 billion endowment, the world's largest. Blyth, who heads public markets at Harvard Management Co.
CalPERS names Ted Eliopoulos chief investment officer
By Reuters
09/18/2014 11:47:46 AM ET

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters)—The California Public Employees' Retirement System said Ted Eliopoulos would assume the role of chief investment officer at America's largest public pension fund.

Nasdaq, Tradeworx to launch test facility for algorithms
By Reuters
10/09/2013 2:02:53 PM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters) Exchange operator Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. said on Wednesday [Oct. 9] it is partnering with a unit of high-frequency trading firm Tradeworx on an algorithm testing site for firms to examine automated trading strategies and reduce operational risk.
Buy Side Steps Up, and Streamlines: TABB Group Study
By Rich Blake, HedgeWorld
05/04/2010 10:02:17 AM ET

NEW YORK (HedgeWorld.com)—As money managers engage in increasingly sophisticated trading methods while encountering more compliance pressures, the push to invest in technologically advanced Order Management Systems (OMS), and separate Execution Management Systems (EMS), has never been greater, according to a soon to be released TABB Group study which surveyed 118 buy-side trading desks.

World investors diverge on the outlook for stocks
By Reuters
09/30/2014 6:09:03 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters)--Global investor sentiment is diverging, with Europeans, including the UK, remaining bullish on stocks and keeping allocations in place while the United States and Japan fret over rising risks, a Reuters poll showed on Tuesday [Sept. 30].
Hedge funds hold fire on Tesco, eye rebound potential
By Reuters
09/30/2014 5:58:56 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters)--Some hedge funds are holding fire on Tesco in the wake of its accounting scandal and share price slide, with at least one fund cutting its short position as investors assess the potential for a rebound. Although bearish bets on the world's third-biggest retailer have ticked up over the past week, short interest is down from its March highs.

U.S. regulators probe bank maneuver to cut hedge funds' taxes: report
By Reuters
09/29/2014 12:10:42 PM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters)—A trading strategy employed by large banks to help hedge funds and other clients cut taxes has drawn criticism from U.S. authorities, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Some U.S. hedge fund advisers run afoul of advertising rules: SEC
By Reuters
09/22/2014 4:26:32 PM ET

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters)--Some newly registered U.S. hedge fund advisers are "cherry-picking" investments to showcase their performance and improperly changing how they value securities, an agency official said on Monday [Sept.

Lipper hedge fund performance - August 2014 - Multi-Strategy (U.S. funds)
By HedgeWorld
09/30/2014 5:30:43 PM ET

CHICAGO (HedgeWorld.com)—The chart below contains hedge fund performance data from the Lipper Hedge Fund Database for all funds open to investment. Performance listed is absolute performance.
Lipper hedge fund performance - August 2014 - Multi-Strategy (all funds)
By HedgeWorld
09/30/2014 5:28:36 PM ET

CHICAGO (HedgeWorld.com)—The chart below contains hedge fund performance data from the Lipper Hedge Fund Database for all funds open to investment. Performance listed is absolute performance.

What's in Your Trading Documents? End-users beware
By Thomas D'Ambrosio, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
05/01/2014 11:25:16 AM ET

When parties effect financial transactions, be it a swap, option, forward, future, repo, reverse repo, securities loan, or other derivative transaction, they expect to receive the intended economics of the transaction within the approved risk parameters of the trade. In order to satisfy that expectation, parties generally seek to document their trading relationships in a usual and customary manner, relying often on widely accepted industry documentation.
Opinion: Past, Present and Future of Alternative Funds Market
By Brian Macallister, Ledgex Systems
02/28/2014 6:04:50 PM ET

It's been less than 50 years since the fund of funds model came on the investment scene, and that short history has been anything but dull. Born in the 1970s, American fund of funds took off in the '80s and '90s, and then hit a major stumbling block in 2008, when the widespread financial crisis unearthed deep challenges around liquidity.
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