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Investors still loving hedge funds even as CalPERS exits: data
By Reuters
09/17/2014 6:00:44 PM ET

BOSTON (Reuters)—Despite the recent rebuke of hedge funds by the influential California Public Employees' Retirement System, other investors are pumping billions into these portfolios, boosting industry assets to a record $3.1 trillion, data released on Wednesday show.
SEC imposes record $16 million penalty on Latour high frequency firm
By Reuters
09/17/2014 5:14:14 PM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters)—High frequency trading firm Latour Trading LLC agreed to pay a record $16 million penalty to settle U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charges that it consistently held too little capital to support its trading activity.
Europe

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.
Asia/Australia

Tiger Global leads $60 million investment in India's Quikr
By Reuters
09/17/2014 4:22:24 PM ET

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Indian online classifieds portal Quikr has secured $60 million from backers led by U.S. investor Tiger Global Management LLC to boost product development and expand its mobile business, the company said on Wednesday [Sept.
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].
International

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.






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