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Sep 18, 2014

Hedge funds going strong despte Calpers’ choice

The flood of cash into hedge funds is still going strong despite the California Public Employees’ Retirement System’s announcement earlier this week that it was abandoning the category. Pension-fund giant.....

Sep 18, 2014

Why Peter Thiel Thinks Social Entrepreneurship Is Broken

And how to fix it. This is an interview with Peter Thiel, an outspoken entrepreneur who and cofounder of PayPal and Palantir, an early investor in Facebook, venture capitalist, and hedge fund manager. His book Zero To One was released this week. Read... #Peter Thiel #PayPal #Facebook

Sep 17, 2014

Nelson Peltz’s Hedge Fund Urges DuPont to Break Itself Up

Trian Partners publicly urged DuPont to split itself up despite efforts by the industrial conglomerate to shed some of its businesses... #Peter Thiel #PayPal #Facebook

Sep 16, 2014

'Red Flags' Surround CalPERS Costly Hedge Fund Gamble

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System yesterday announced plans to end its ill-conceived, twelve-year costly gamble on hedge funds. The pension will divest the entire $4 billion it had speculated in 24 hedge funds and six hedge fund-of-f... #Peter Thiel #PayPal #Facebook

Sep 15, 2014

Calpers to Exit Hedge Funds

The California Public Employees' Retirement System said Monday it would shed its entire $4 billion investment in hedge funds over the next year to simplify its assets and reduce costs... #Peter Thiel #PayPal #Facebook

Sep 16, 2014

Calpers to Pull $4B Hedge-Funds Stake Citing Costs

The largest U.S. pension fund will pull all $4 billion it has invested in hedge funds because it finds them too costly and complicated... #Peter Thiel #PayPal #Facebook

Sep 17, 2014

Atlanta mayor says he has spoken to six potential buyers of Hawks

Dominique Wilkins is one, but you know the hedge fund guys are in, too... #Peter Thiel #PayPal #Facebook

Sep 15, 2014

DealBook: Calpers, Nation’s Biggest Pension Fund, to End Hedge Fund Investments

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System said it would liquidate its hedge fund investments in the next year over concerns that they are too complicated and expensive... #Peter Thiel #PayPal #Facebook

Sep 16, 2014

Why Calpers Tired Of Vampire Hedge Funds

The decision by the biggest US pension fund will send welcome shock waves through the institutional investor community about the risks of ?vampire capitalism.... #Peter Thiel #PayPal #Facebook

Sep 17, 2014

I am an ‘ass grabber’ but not hers

A WEALTHY hedge-fund titan says he’s a connoisseur of the “ass grab” — but this waitress’ backside just wasn’t on his menu... #Peter Thiel #PayPal #Facebook