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  • Merrill Takes a Stake in GSO Hedge Fund: WSJ Monday, 21 May 2007 | 1:26 AM ET

    Merrill Lynch is taking a minority stake in GSO Capital Partners, an $8 billion hedge fund, the Wall Street Journal reported on its Web site on Monday.

  • A Green Affair Friday, 18 May 2007 | 7:02 AM ET

    International opinion polls are showing a rapid rise in the public's awareness of ecological problems. It is hard not to be aware of the deteriorating environment when as in Hong Kong, you can literally see the air you breathe.  As awareness grows, a number of investment products have entered the market with a target demographic in mind: those that seek to reap returns, and help an ailing planet in the process.

  • Hedge Funds Take On SEC Over Disclosure Requirements Thursday, 17 May 2007 | 1:15 PM ET

    Two funds are leading a charge to overturn the rules that require them to file quarterly holdings information, maintaining that such disclosures are trade secrets.

  • New Century Loan Servicing Unit Sells for $188 Million Thursday, 17 May 2007 | 9:34 AM ET

    New Century Financial, the largest U.S. subprime lender in bankruptcy, said hedge fund Carrington Capital Management LLC won an auction to buy its loan servicing unit for $188 million.

  • A Timely Affair: What’s the Best Month to Invest In? Thursday, 10 May 2007 | 11:41 PM ET

    When making the decision to put money into the market, investors are always looking for the extra something that gives them the “edge” over the odds. Be it thoroughly researching the company or sector to make that informed decision, or simply the hot stock tip, we are always on the lookout for a better way to invest.  In this week’s A Fund Affair, our guest writer, Mah Ching Cheng, Research Manager at Fundsupermart.com, gives us a unique commentary of whether there is a best time to invest.  Is it better to buy stocks in March or should you keep you money out of the market during August?  Mah shares her opinion with us.

  • Cramer’s New Dirty Dozen Friday, 11 May 2007 | 10:35 AM ET

    A number of big funds keep fighting over the same stocks, and there isn't enough supply to go around. You might want to get in these 12 names before it's too late.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Private Equity Seen as Blessing, Curse Thursday, 10 May 2007 | 2:53 PM ET

    Is private equity enriching an elite handful of investors, or is there a "trickle-down" benefit to others? On "Power Lunch," Stephen Lerner, director of the Private Equity Project at the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), and Michael Madden, co-founder and managing partner of BlackEagle Partners, squared off on the question.

  • EU finance ministers meet Tuesday for talks that where they are expected to agree to keep an eye on hedge funds but set no new rules at this stage for the high-risk, high-return investments.

  • Squawk Box

    In a CNBC Exclusive, New Jersey's Governor Jon Corzine talks about hedge funds in an interview with NBC's Matt Lauer on CNBC's "Squawk Box."

  • A Betting Affair Friday, 4 May 2007 | 4:02 AM ET

    The allure of hitting the jackpot big time is translating into an increasing demand for gaming outlets and facilities across the world.  Casinos are mushrooming across Asia, with many countries racing to grant gaming licenses to the big casino operators like Vegas Sands and PBL Melco. Vietnam’s gaming landscape is rapidly rising; Singapore has granted two licenses to heavyweight gaming companies Genting International and Las Vegas Sands; and Japan is looking into legalizing its gaming industry.

  • Oak Tree Capital Management is the latest hedge fund to be preparing to sell a stake to investors, CNBC has learned.

  • Hundred Dollar

    Hedge funds may now pose the biggest risk of a crisis since 1998, when the implosion of Long-Term Capital Management threatened the global financial system, the New York Federal Reserve said.

  • Hedge funds may now pose the biggest risk of a crisis since 1998, when the implosion of Long-Term Capital Management threatened the global financial system, the New York Federal Reserve said.

  • Rich & Richer: Top-Earning Hedge Fund Managers Wednesday, 2 May 2007 | 4:23 PM ET

    Three hedge fund managers earned more than $1 billion dollars in 2006.

  • Japan Regulator to Monitor Hedge Funds Tuesday, 1 May 2007 | 1:56 AM ET

    Japan's Financial Services Agency said on Tuesday it will begin monitoring hedge funds operating in Japan, seeking to ward off potential turmoil in financial markets.

  • Citi

    Dennis Block, co-chair of the corporate M&A practice at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, told CNBC’s “Closing Bell” that activist shareholders are unlikely to break up Citigroup. “It’s a wakeup call,” Block said Friday. “(Citigroup) has a very competent CEO who understands the need to get out there and explain why the business makes sense and how he’s going to grow it and how share price is going to be reflected by his activities.”

  • A Spirited Affair Friday, 27 Apr 2007 | 4:15 AM ET

    In this day and age, investors and fund managers alike are constantly on the lookout for new and innovative investment opportunities.  But what about something that’s been around for a quite some time, just never in the limelight?  This week’s “A Fund Affair” takes the spiritual path that leads to Islamic Funds.

  • Top Hedge Fund Managers Salaries Ballooned in 2006 Tuesday, 24 Apr 2007 | 7:26 AM ET

    The latest survey on hedge fund salaries shows that, for the first time, founding executives at three major hedge funds took home well over $1 billion last year. And the average pay for the top 25 hedge fund managers rose a staggering 57% to $570 million in 2006 from 2005, according to industry publication Alpha Magazine.

  • An Emerging Affair Friday, 20 Apr 2007 | 6:32 AM ET

    Global emerging markets, or GEMS, entice would-be investors with the potential of big returns.  The growth of these markets over the past few years has been impressive. In 2006 alone, the MSCI Emerging Markets index rose 29%, led by an extraordinary 53% gain in its four biggest countries — Brazil, Russia, India and China.

  • Power Lunch At The Four Seasons Wednesday, 18 Apr 2007 | 2:26 PM ET

    Bill Griffeth and Sue Herera sits down with big name investors, executives to talk about private equity, hedge funds, the stock market and keeping America great.

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