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Perry's Retreat Piles Pressure on Hedge Funds Chasing Deals

Event-driven hedge funds speculating on corporate deals and restructurings are falling out of fashion, with investors withdrawing $31 billion from managers this year.

Hedge Funds Miss Alibaba Rally, Forgoing Millions in Gains

The ill-timed Alibaba trades add to the hedge fund industry’s woes as some of its biggest and best-known firms lose assets amid souring investor sentiment.

Funds Dump Gold at Fastest Pace Since May as Fed View Shifts

Speculation is mounting that Fed officials, in a statement scheduled for release on Sept. 21, will signal that higher U.S. interest rates are on the way.

Goldman Says Investors Forget That Many Stocks Love Higher Rates

"A sooner-than-expected hike could result in these stocks trading up sharply, but the options market is largely discounting / overlooking this possibility," strategists wrote in a client note.

BlackRock's McKenna Said to Start Merger-Arbitrage Hedge Fund

BlackRock is joining firms including Paulson, Manikay Partners and Arrowgrass Capital Partners that have recently raised dedicated merger funds.

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