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Hedge Fund News: Warren Buffett, T Boone Pickens & George Soros

Passive funds an active threat for Europe’s fund managers (Reuters) Warren Buffett built a fortune of nearly $60 billion from astute stock picking, but when the 83-year-old dies, the vast majority of the money he leaves his wife will be parked in a fund that simply moves in step with an index. The afterlife plans […]

A Rare Glimpse Inside The NY Fed's Favorite 'Quote-Stuffing' Hedge Fund: Citadel

As regular readers are well aware, when it comes to "more than arms length" equity market intervention in New Normal markets, the New York Fed's preferred "intermediary" of choice to, how should one say, boost investor sentiment aka "protect from a plunge", is none other than Chicago HFT powerhouse, Citadel. Show More Summary

Energy Quote of the Day: "You're Handing a Bat to Your Opponents...'

Tom Steyer the billionaire hedge fund manager turned enviro-political activist is spending big bucks to sway voters toward pro-climate-action democrats in the midterm elections this fall, but some are questioning the factual integrity of ads sponsored by Steyer’s super PAC NextGen. read more

This $25 Billion Hedge Fund Sold Facebook Inc. Should You?

See if you find the reasons to buy Facebook more compelling than the reasons to sell.

Tom Steyer to Put $1 Million into State Races, Including Races Between Democrats

Tom Steyer, the former hedge fund honcho who is now a billionaire focusing his energies on environmental activism, acknowledged on Thursday that he will spend $1 million to support Democrats in California in 2014 who fight for environmental causes as well as voter registration. Show More Summary

Meet The 16-Year-Old US Open Tennis Phenom Backed By Bill Ackman

Hedge fund titan Bill Ackman, the CEO of $14 billion Pershing Square Capital, is sponsoring sixteen-year-old tennis phenom Francis Tiafoe. Tiafoe, a top ranked junior, won his first Grand Slam main draw match in doubles this week at the U.S. Show More Summary

Hedge Fund News: Warren Buffett, Phil Falcone & Baupost Group

Warren Buffett betrays America (SLTrib) It must have been a bitter moment for President Barack Obama when he got the news that his favorite economic guru not only doesn’t like paying taxes but hates America. Warren Buffett, whose eponymous rule was a staple of Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, is underwriting Burger King Worldwide Inc (NYSE:BKW)’s […]

Allergan Inc. (AGN), Apple Inc. (AAPL) Are Among Hedge Funds’ Favorite Picks

Pavle Sabic, financial risk manager at S&P Capital IQ, in an interview on CNBC discussed the stocks that hedge funds have been most bulish on. The top company is Allergan Inc. (NYSE:AGN), with total value of shares purchased by hedge funds amounting to $1.4 billion, followed closely by Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), which shows no ambivalence, […]

Carl Icahn Needs To Pump The Brakes: Herbalife Worth $34-$43 Per Share

By Shock Exchange: Picture: Carl Icahn. Source: Herbalife, Inc (NYSE:HLF) has been the subject of dueling masters of the universe - legendary investor Carl Icahn on the long side and hedge fund manager Bill Ackman on the short side. Show More Summary

SEC Sanctions Donald Brownstein’s Hedge Fund Over Conflicts Of Interest

Structured Portfolio Management has agreed to pay a $300,000 penalty to resolve the SEC's allegations of a compliance failure at that the Stamford, Ct., hedge fund firm that could have led to improper trade allocations.

JustFab Fitted With $1 Billion Valuation For Fashion E-Commerce

It's the latest startup to attract hedge funds, mutual funds and other public-market investors moving into private deals.

Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ICPT), Bristol-Myers Squibb Co (BMY), Biogen Idec Inc (BIIB): Orbimed Advisors Top Stocks in Q2

Orbimed Advisors, led by Samuel Isaly, recently published its 13F filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. For the second quarter of 2014, the hedge fund revealed 132 equity positions, worth $8.5 billion. Orbimed Advisors is a large health care fund investing in companies at various stages from venture capital to the public markets. […]

Hedge Fund News: Crispin Odey, Peter Kolchinsky & T Boone Pickens

Manchester United Divides Hedge Funds’ Loyalties (WSJ) Some of Europe’s most powerful hedge fund managers are sharply divided on the outlook for English soccer club Manchester United PLC (NYSE:MANU) -0.17%, whose share price has declined recently along with its on-field performance. One of the most prominent to hold a negative bet is U.K.-based Odey Asset Management, […]

Kyle Bass Not Entirely Thrilled With Paul Singer At The Moment

Would he go so far as to describe his fellow hedge fund manager’s business tactics as hostage situation-esque? Yes, yes he would. “Singer is holding poor countries as hostages,” Bass told the Buenos Aires Herald, referring to the recent...Show More Summary

Herbalife's Convertible Bonds Signal Pain Ahead

By Shock Exchange: Picture: Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman. Source: Herbalife, Ltd (NYSE:HLF) and hedge fund manager, Bill Ackman, have been engaged in 2014's most bitter feud, with Ackman calling the company a massive fraud. Show More Summary

Why Is Ann Being Pressed To Sell The Company?

By Options Calling: Ann Inc. (NYSE:ANN) released its second quarter earnings report recently. Shortly after the report was released, activist investor Engine Capital and its hedge fund partner Red Alder pressured Ann Inc. to sell Ann...Show More Summary

Hedge Funds Contribute To Volatility In Junk Bond ETFs

By Tom Lydon: The notoriously illiquid junk bond market has experienced wide short-term swings as hedge funds execute broad bets with high-yield bond exchange traded funds. According to J.P. Morgan, hedge funds account for 30% of holdings...Show More Summary

Sometimes 0% Is Better Than -82%

The Best Investment Article Ever Written: The Winners of the World February 29, 2000... You want winners? You want me to put my Cramer Berkowitz hedge fund hat on and just discuss what my fund is buying today to try to make money tomorrow...Show More Summary

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