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Activist investor Bramson ramps up stake in UK fund Electra

LONDON - Activist investor Edward Bramson is ramping up his stake in UK private equity firm Electra, with his holding hitting 27.59 percent, according to a regulatory statement on Monday.

Alliance Trust rejects Elliott's move to appoint directors

LONDON - Alliance Trust rejected Elliott Advisors proposals for a management overhaul on Friday, prompting a sharp reaction from the activist investor and setting the stage for a battle with one of the world's best-known hedge funds.

20 Mar 2015

Ex Moore Capital trader jailed in UK's largest insider dealing probe

LONDON - A former trader at U.S. hedge fund Moore Capital was sentenced to 19 months in jail by a London court on Thursday after becoming the third man to plead guilty in Britain's largest insider dealing investigation.

20 Mar 2015

Hedge fund exit requests rise in March

LONDON - Investor requests to take out cash from hedge funds rose month on month in March, data from SS&C Technologies showed on Friday.

20 Mar 2015

Hedge funds hot "appraisal" strategy for deals may become a lot less appealing

- An increasingly popular legal strategy that allows hedge funds to make potentially lucrative bets on takeover deals, and get a return even if they lose, may be about to become much less attractive.

19 Mar 2015

Ex-Brevan Howard star Rokos hires top Goldman executive for hedge fund start-up

LONDON - Former Brevan Howard star trader Chris Rokos has hired former Goldman Sachs co-head of Asia Pacific macro trading, Stuart Riley, as he gears up for one of Europe's most high-profile 2015 hedge fund launches.

17 Mar 2015

Exclusive: BlueCrest to open $1 billion equity hedge fund to investors in April

LONDON - BlueCrest, the $14 billion hedge fund firm led by billionaire Michael Platt, is to open its high-performing equity fund to outside investors, marking a new attempt by one of Europe's biggest hedge funds to expand into the asset class

12 Mar 2015

Investors raise hedge fund allocations in March

LONDON - Investors raised their allocations to hedge funds marginally in March, with inflows and outflows largely unchanged from a month earlier, data showed on Wednesday.

12 Mar 2015

Long tail of small active European funds on borrowed time

LONDON - When British investment firm Hargreaves Lansdown compiled a list of the best funds for its clients more than a decade ago, it came up with 150 names. Now only 84 make the grade.

Cash-rich Europe companies in cross-hairs of activist funds

PARIS - Activist funds are running out of patience with European companies which carry on building warchests with no clear spending strategy in place.