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Icahn Pens New Letter to AIG Board; Renews Push for Breakup

January 19, 2016 Comments (0)

Carl Icahn has taken another swipe at insurance giant American International Group, reiterating his belief that the "only sensible path" for the company is to split itself into three parts. read more

Bertarelli's Northill Capital Acquires Majority Stake in Capital Four Holdings

January 19, 2016 Comments (0)

British asset manager Northill Capital has inked a deal to acquire a majority interest in Copenhagen-based high-yield specialist Capital Four Holdings. read more

Partners Capital Names Streeter To Senior PE Post

January 19, 2016 Comments (0)

Outsourced investment office Partners Capital has appointed former Babson Capital Management executive Suzanne Streeter to the role of senior investment principal to lead the firm’s private equity asset class in North America.  read more

Omega's Cooperman: This Too Shall Pass

January 15, 2016 Comments (0)

Billionaire hedge fund manager Leon Cooperman of Omega Advisors recommends investors “hang tough” as markets grapple with fears of slowing growth and are off to their worst annual start in memory. read more

BlackRock Sees Inflows of $54B in Q4/15; Profits Miss Expectations

January 15, 2016 Comments (0)

Investors drove $54 billion into BlackRock funds - $464 million of which went into alternative investments - during a weak and turbulent fourth quarter for financial markets. Profits rose, but nonetheless missed analysts' forecasts. read more

Aon Hewitt Investment Consulting Names Jones Head of Emerging Manager Research

January 15, 2016 Comments (0)

Well-known pension and investment consulting firm Aon Hewitt Investment Consulting has named former Rothstein Kass Institute head Meredith Jones as partner and head of emerging manager research. read more

JPMAM Hires Former Goldman Exec Malangone for Multi-Asset Solutions Slot

January 15, 2016 Comments (0)

J.P. Morgan Asset Management has named Nick Malangone as executive director and insurance portfolio manager on its $170-billion multi-asset solutions team. read more

Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index -0.85% in December, 0.71% for the Year

January 15, 2016 Comments (0)

The Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index lost 0.85% for the month of December following a 0.20% gain in November. The result brought the measure’s full-year performance back into the red, losing -0.71%. read more

Large Investors See Weak U.S. Markets Ahead, But No 2008-Style Collapse

January 15, 2016 Comments (0)

With signs of a bear market in U.S. stocks emerging, some of the world's biggest investors say the buying opportunity is not here yet, but they do not envision a repeat of a 2008-style crash - even if stocks are in for more pain in coming months. read more

Saudi Arabia Planning New Sovereign Wealth Fund

January 14, 2016 Comments (0)

Saudi Arabia is reportedly prepping a new sovereign fund to manage part of its oil wealth and diversify its investments, as plunging energy prices put a severe strain on the kingdom's finances.  read more