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Barclays Q1 net profit down 5 pct

Shares in Barclays PLC were were down nearly 5 percent on Wednesday after the bank reported a 5 percent drop in first quarter net profit and it sought to wind down a loss-making investment fund in the Cayman Islands. Full story

BB Biotech backs Actelion in battle with Elliott

Biotech investment fund BB Biotech has come out in support of Actelion Ltd, giving the Swiss biotech group crucial backing in its spat with its largest shareholder Elliott Advisors. Full story

Ex-BP boss eyes trio for new investment fund: report

LONDON (Reuters) - Petrofac <PFC.L> chairman Rodney Chase, ex-Corus chairman Jim Leng and former Enterprise Oil chairman Graham Hearne are expected to be asked to join the board of a new energy investment fund being set-up by Tony Hayward, the Sunday Times said. Full story

Israeli-Palestinian duo opens West Bank VC fund

A Harvard-educated Israeli businessman is teaming with some of the world's leading business technology companies in what they say is the first investment fund for Palestinian high-tech startups. Full story

Investing in MLPs

   A spotlight on Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs), tax-advantaged investment vehicles commonly used in the energy industry, with Bernard Colson, of Oppenheimer & CO., and Darren Horowitz, of Raymond James.

Low Inflation Trade

   Investors are rediscovering an investment vehicle created in the 1980s to maximize return in a low yield environment, with CNBC's Rick Santelli.

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  Epic Tax Fight

An epic tax debate is being waged between Congress and investment fund managers, with Gerry Langeler, OVP Venture Partners.

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