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Hedge Fund Starts Property Vehicle With a Social Purpose

The Cheyne Social Property Impact Fund plans to buy property that it will then rent to organizations that deliver services like affordable housing, aid for the elderly or care through the National Health Insurance.

How The World's Most Leveraged Hedge Fund Got Away With Insider Trading

``Bloomberg detours into a quick summary of the Dell insider trading probe that snagged among others Galleon, Level Global and SAC. But not Citadel... There is much more on the nuances of the investigation, but the punchline was allShow More Summary

Ackman's Pershing Square Sees Big Payoff From Allergan Deal

By Svea Herbst-Bayliss BOSTON (Reuters) - Hedge fund mogul William Ackman told investors they could see a $6 billion payday when he closes the chapter on Allergan Inc., his firm's biggest bet of 2014. One week after Allergan agreed to...Show More Summary

10 Wednesday AM Reads

My pre-Thanksgiving Day reads for your traveling enjoyment: • Hedge Funds Lose Money for Everyone, Not Just the Rich (Bloomberg) • Black Friday Is No Sure Indicator of Holiday Retail Sales (WSJ) see also When It Comes to Holiday Shopping, Not All Plastic Is Equal (NYT) • New Mortgage Lending Drops to 13-Year Low (Real Time Economics)...Read More

Hedge Fund Manager Seeks Files Related To SEC Investigation Of Him

A Dallas hedge fund manager has sued the Securities & Exchange Commission in an attempt to get one-and-a-half boxes of files that securities regulators collected while investigating him and his hedge fund firm. Harlow Capital Management, a hedge fund that oversees $75 million and is run by Colby Harlow, filed the lawsuit recently against the […]

British Insurer Aviva To Shut $2 Billion Fund Of Hedge Funds Unit

LONDON (Reuters) - Aviva will shut its unit that invests in external hedge funds, the British insurer said on Wednesday, part of a global trend that's seeing so-called "fund of hedge funds" closing shop or merging with others as clients cut the middleman. Show More Summary

Glencore buy of Rio ‘inevitable’

Hedge funds, including GLG Partners, DE Shaw and Pentwater Capital Management were told this month by a prominent London mining banker to prepare for an all- but-inevitable takeover of Rio Tinto Group by Glencore, according to people familiar with the meeting. Show More Summary

Write-Offs: 11.25.14

$$$ Justice Department Investigating Possible HSBC Leak to Hedge Fund [WSJ] $$$ Apple Tops $700 Billion Valuation, Fueled by New Products [Bloomberg] $$$ Tech Bubble Won’t Burst In 2015. 2016? [BusinessWeek] $$$ British regulators are pressuring Bank of America Corp. Show More Summary

“Cliff Asness Or Teenage Twitter Rant?”

If you’re killing time at the office, working on Turkey Day, or are looking for a fun interactive game for the family to play Thursday night after dinner, test your knowledge of Asnessisms with this quiz brought to you by Hedge Fund Intelligence. Show More Summary

Shake-up at Harbinger as Falcone steps down

Philip Falcone is stepping down as chairman and chief executive of Harbinger Group Inc., the public holding company in which his hedge fund owns a stake, as Harbinger’s biggest shareholder... To view the full story, click the title link.

Hedge Funds Great At Picking Absolutely The Worst Stocks This Year

So how can hedge funds have more than half their money in stocks and still return, at best, about one-tenth the S&P500? It’s simple, really: They continued to favor companies that rely on discretionary consumer spending with a net 21...Show More Summary

Tuesday links: investing jargon

Quote of the day Ben Steverman, “Choosing a hedge fund requires expertise and a healthy appetite for investing jargon. Alternative funds are being marketed to […] The post Tuesday links: investing jargon appeared first on Abnormal Returns.

Falcone quits as head of Harbinger Group

Investor Philip Falcone is stepping down as chairman and chief executive of publicly traded Harbinger Group Inc. to focus on his hedge fund firm. Mr. Falcone will receive a one-time payment of $20.5... To view the full story, click the title link.

How The World's Most Leveraged Hedge Fund Got Away With Insider Trading

While everyone is aware by now that the biggest component of SAC's abnormal performance over the years was its recourse to "information arbitrage" and its reliance on "expert networks", both of which managed to send the SAC logo to Federal...Show More Summary

Falcone Steps Down From Top Roles at Harbinger Group

In leaving Harbinger, the hedge fund manager Philip A. Falcone will receive a lump sum payment of $20.5 million. In an email, he rejected speculation that the payment indicated he was in need of cash.

Phil Falcone Resigns From Harbinger Group, Collects $40.3 Million

Phil Falcone, the hedge fund manager who made and lost fortunes, reached a new stage in his roller coaster career on Tuesday, announcing that he would be resigning as CEO of publicly-traded on December 1. Falcone will be paid $40.3 million on his way out the door that includes a lump-sum payment, previously earned bonuses […]

Falcone Steps Down As CEO From Harbinger

By Svea Herbst-Bayliss BOSTON (Reuters) - Philip Falcone, once one of the world's most closely watched investors, is stepping down as chairman and chief executive of Harbinger Group Inc. next month to focus on his hedge fund and another publicly traded company. Show More Summary

Phil Falcone Resigns As CEO Of His Holding Company, Walks Away With $40 Million Check

Former hedge fund billionaire Philip Falcone has called it quits. Falcone has resigned as the CEO or Chairman of Harbinger Group–a publicly traded holding company. The company said in a news release that Falcone will receive a $20,500,000 one-time payment along with a $16,500,000 bonus for 2014. Show More Summary

Another Hedge Fund Legend Calls It Quits: Phil Falcone Leaves Harbinger Group, Gets $20.5 Million Severance

Another day, another (former) hedge fund legend calls it quits, this time embattled one-time hedge fund legend (until that whole Securities Fraud charge appeared) Phil Falcone, whose Harbinger hedge fund was a decade ago the dream venue...Show More Summary

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