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Sovereign wealth funds throw funding lifeline to tech ventures

A succession of funding deals by deep-pocketed sovereign wealth funds have thrown a life preserver to some of the world’s biggest private tech firms whose high valuations have come under scrutiny in the past year.


Apple shares are one reason hedge funds lag mutual funds in 2016

Shares of Apple Inc are one of the biggest bets among hedge funds, with 47 of them listing Apple among their ten largest holdings as of the end of 2015.


Carl Icahn says underweight Apple bets will hurt funds' performance

Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn said that mutual funds will increasingly realise that being underweight shares of Apple will hurt their performance as the technology giant continues to innovate.


Mutual funds chase head start on hit IPOs with pre-public investing

US mutual funds are placing bigger bets on privately held companies to get a head start finding the next IPO superstar, a strategy that has yielded some dramatic payoffs and flameouts.


Bitcoin finds room in small funds; large institutions still on sidelines

Digital currency bitcoin has found favour among smaller investors, thanks to the availability of funds designed to invest in it, but remains a niche among the larger investing community.


Man vs machine – computer-driven hedge funds win on Brexit night

Some of the biggest hedge funds' computer-run strategies – also known as systematic or quantitative – made huge gains in the aftermath of the vote for Brexit.


Growth funds dumping Apple stock as iPhone sales seen sagging; value-managers moving in

Major US growth mutual funds have been among the largest sellers of Apple Inc shares over the past six months, fuelling speculation that the company’s days of supercharged growth have come to an end.


Snapdeal searches for funds, takeover speculation grows

Indian online retailer Snapdeal is seeking investment to shore up its finances after unsuccessful talks with Chinese funds and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd as it battles to remain competitive.


Brazil court blocks Facebook funds over WhatsApp dispute: report

A court in Brazil blocked 19.5mil reais (RM24.17mil) in Facebook Inc funds after the US-based social networking company's WhatsApp messaging service failed to turn over messages sought in a drugs case, the G1 news service said.


Facebook’s new dating feature is questioned at Nordea Funds

The Nordea funds that blacklisted Facebook Inc for privacy risks are now questioning the social media giant’s decision to expand into a dating service that will rely on highly sensitive personal information being shared.