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Pimco turns to Man Group's Roman to lead revival


LONDON Pacific Investment Management Co (Pimco) has poached Emmanuel 'Manny' Roman from Man Group , the world's biggest listed hedge fund, as it tries to reverse a slump in fortunes since co-founder Bill Gross left the fund manager in 2014.

London-based Mako Global Investors to shut European equities hedge fund

LONDON/NEW YORK Mako Global Investors (MGI) is shutting a European equities hedge fund it launched just 19 months ago after lacklustre returns and plunging investor interest, a source close to the firm told Reuters.

20 Jul 2016

Hedge fund assets grew in first half despite performance losses

LONDON Hedge fund assets grew by $19.9 billion in the first six months of 2016 despite performance losses of $5.2 billion, industry tracker Eurekahedge said on Tuesday.

20 Jul 2016

SoftBank bid for ARM catches some hedge funds off guard

LONDON A Dallas hedge fund was among investors betting on a fall in the price of ARM Holdings when SoftBank Group's surprise $32 billion bid sent shares in the British chip designer surging nearly 50 percent.

20 Jul 2016

EU watchdog backs 'passport' for U.S. hedge funds in Europe

LONDON Hedge funds from the United States, Singapore and Hong Kong should be allowed to market themselves in the European Union, the bloc's financial watchdog said on Tuesday.

20 Jul 2016

Man vs machine: computer-driven hedge funds win on Brexit night

LONDON As hedge fund manager Buford Scott sat at home, watching the TV in shock as it emerged Britain had voted to leave the European Union, his computer-based trading models were quietly boosting his business by 1.5 percent.

18 Jul 2016

Hedge funds post worst H1 performance since 2008-Preqin

LONDON Hedge funds globally posted gains of 1.36 percent in the first six months of 2016 in the worst performance since 2008 when they lost 0.53 percent, industry tracker Preqin said on Friday.

15 Jul 2016

UK funds bleed assets post-Brexit - SocGen/EPFR

LONDON UK equity funds suffered nearly $5 billion in outflows in the two weeks after the country voted to leave the European Union, according Societe Generale and EPFR.

Pensions 15 Jul 2016

"All the stages of grief": private equity ponders dismal Brexit outlook

LONDON Britain's vote to leave the European Union has put private equity firms on the back foot, forcing them to stall some planned deals, reconsider fundraising strategies and possibly move staff to centres that will remain in the bloc.

Oil funds hold down risk, eye volatility after weak first half

Oil's big rebound in the first half of the year was a squandered opportunity for most hedge funds with positions in crude, and a surge in volatility is likely to make it harder for them to call the market in the second half.

11 Jul 2016