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Our favorite stories making the news – 22 Dec

This year, investors who pride themselves on being able to spot hidden value in unloved companies have struggled, while those that only care about price have excelled  …Year of man v machine for hedge funds

CLO formation hit a record high in 2014 – volume has topped US$115bn  …CLO market sees future in consolidation

The European asset management industry contributes an average of 0.35% per year to European GDP ...The equity held by asset managers amounts to nearly 40% of the free float of European firms

Regulators handed Wall Street banks a temporary reprieve from a rule that forces them to pull out of certain risky investments …Fed Gives Banks More Time to Sell Private-Equity, Hedge-Fund Stakes

The hedge fund industry experienced net outflows of $1.5 billion according to mid fourth quarter data from Hedge Fund Research (HFR) …Hedge funds shrug off volatility with $30bn in gains