Soros is founder of the Quantum Fund, long one of the world's largest hedge funds. In mid-2011, Soros said he would return money to his outside investors and turn Soros Fund Management into a family office to manage his personal fortune. It also handles the multibillion-dollar endowments of his philanthropic organizations and those of his relatives.
Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Jo White rebuffed calls by House Republicans to forswear a rule that would force public companies to disclose political spending, saying she won’t “prejudge the issue.”
Gold futures fell, capping the longest slump in 16 months, as U.S. filings showed that George Soros and BlackRock Inc. cut stakes in exchange-traded products backed by the metal, signaling waning investment demand.
U.S. stocks fell, pulling benchmark indexes down from records, and the Dollar Index reversed losses as Federal Reserve officials discussed scaling back stimulus efforts. Gold futures extended the longest slump since 2011.
Billionaire investor George Soros joined Northern Trust Corp. and BlackRock Inc. in cutting holdings of exchange-traded products backed by gold before a bear market in prices last month, while John Paulson maintained a stake that lost about $165 million in the first quarter.
Rand Refinery (Pty) Ltd., the world’s biggest gold processor, said it intends to sell bullion bars in the U.S. market as part of a plan to expand processing metals mined outside South Africa and boost silver operations.