Finance Hedge Funds


  • Avoiding the Funds 'Dogs' Tuesday, 29 Jan 2008 | 10:17 AM ET

    Schroders, Scottish Widow and Fidelity are among the funds that haven’t been keeping up with the pack in terms of returns, while Invesco Perpetual Income and High Income were among the best, a report from independent financial advisors bestinvest showed on Tuesday.

  • Markets: Why There's Some Weakness Today Friday, 25 Jan 2008 | 11:35 AM ET

    If you're wondering why we are experiencing some mid-morning weakness, it shouldn't come as a big surprise. First, the Dow has rallied almost 900 points in 3 days--time for a rest, already. Two, China has now become the new lead story of "Sunday night selloffs" so lightening up a bit into the weekend is not shocking anyone.

  • Being Seen and Heard in Davos The Digital Way Tuesday, 22 Jan 2008 | 11:48 AM ET

    Without a doubt, CNBC's coverage will be comprehensive. We'll be interviewing -- among many others -- attendees such as Henry Kissinger, Cerberus Chairman John Snow, Merrill Lynch CEO John Thain, BT CEO Ben Verwaayen, Barclays President Bob Diamond and US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. But if time runs short and one of our anchors follows up with a question when the cameras have stoped rolling, or a reporter gets the inside word on a big deal, they'll be blogging about it here.

  • Hedge Funds Use Loophole to Get a Foot in the Door Tuesday, 15 Jan 2008 | 7:59 AM ET

    Hedge funds and other investors are exploiting a rule and entering into complex "swap" agreements in order to secretly amass large stakes in companies.

  • Greenspan Joins Hedge Fund as Advisor Tuesday, 15 Jan 2008 | 3:00 AM ET

    The U.S. economy is probably in a recession or about to slide into it, former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal.

  • Man Group Posts 4.5% Rise in Funds Thursday, 10 Jan 2008 | 6:32 AM ET

    Man Group, one of the world's largest hedge fund managers, said Thursday assets under management in the three months ended Dec. 31 rose 4.5 percent to $71.7 billion held back by a declining growth in sales.

  • Bear Stearns Eyes Stake in China Fund Firm Thursday, 10 Jan 2008 | 12:13 AM ET

    Wall Street investment bank Bear Stearns is in talks to buy about a 10 percent stake of China's biggest fund house in a move aimed at tapping the country's red-hot mutual fund market, two sources with knowledge of the situation told Reuters on Thursday.

  • China Asks for Fair Treatment of Wealth Funds Monday, 7 Jan 2008 | 12:05 AM ET

    Rich nations should not discriminate against sovereign wealth funds from the developing world and must guard against protectionist sentiment, a senior Chinese official said in remarks published on Monday.

  • A Thematic Affair Friday, 28 Dec 2007 | 2:55 AM ET

    As a wrap for the year 2007 and a look ahead into 2008, A Fund Affair takes a look at the outlook for thematic funds.  Our guest writer, Mah Ching Cheng, Research Manager at examines what drives five themes in particular: Agribusiness, Global Climate Change, Luxury, Infrastructure, and Islamic Investments. Mah explains whether these investment themes are sustainable in the longer term, and how they can fit in an investor’s portfolio.

  • Pacificor CEO, Daughter Die in Crash; Survivor Stable Wednesday, 26 Dec 2007 | 4:16 PM ET
    Francesca Lewis is carried on a stretcher after being rescued from the jungle in the town of David, west of Panama City.

    The bodies of a California businessman, his teenage daughter and the Panamanian pilot of a plane that crashed over the weekend were found Tuesday in Panama's mountains, officials said.

  • Hedge Fund Increases Stake in Target Monday, 24 Dec 2007 | 12:44 PM ET

    Activist hedge fund Pershing Square Capital raised its stake in Target to nearly 10 percent, a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing said.

  • Deal Struck on Cheyne Finance Refinancing Monday, 24 Dec 2007 | 5:43 AM ET

    An agreement has been reached on the sale of Cheyne Finance, a structured investment vehicle now known as SIV Portfolio, to bidders including Goldman Sachs, the fund's receivers Deloitte & Touche said on Monday.

  • Sell Block: Time to Release Goldman Sachs Thursday, 20 Dec 2007 | 7:46 PM ET

    Here are Cramer's top two reasons the brokerage will outshine the competition.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.

  • Barclays Sues Bear Stearns Over Hedge Funds Thursday, 20 Dec 2007 | 3:23 AM ET

    Barclays Bank accused Bear Stearns on Wednesday of loading one of its hedge funds with about $500 million in troubled assets just weeks before it collapsed with another fund.

  • U.S. Stocks: Lackluster Year From Overseas Investing Tuesday, 18 Dec 2007 | 2:05 PM ET

    As we near the end of the year, the S&P is up a measly 2 percent. If it ends here, it will be the worst year since 2002. One reason for a lackluster year in stocks has been the complete and utter indifference of the Ameican investor to U.S. stocks. To be blunt, U.S. investors are sticking all their cash in overseas funds.

  • Goldman Set to Launch New Hedge Funds Tuesday, 18 Dec 2007 | 3:53 AM ET
    Hundred Dollar

    A new Goldman Sachs  stock hedge fund could be launched with more than $6 billion, with some investors expecting the fund to attract as much $10 billion, people familiar with the fund said.

  • Hedge Funds Are Biggest Donors on Wall Street Tuesday, 18 Dec 2007 | 4:35 PM ET

    When it comes to charitable giving, who gives more--hedge funds or private equity? Turns out the private equity folks are the cheapskates.

  • SEC Sues Two Former Morgan Stanley Advisors Friday, 14 Dec 2007 | 4:34 PM ET

    U.S. securities regulators sued two former financial advisers at Morgan Stanley Friday for defrauding at least 50 mutual fund companies and their shareholders.

  • A Basic Affair Friday, 7 Dec 2007 | 2:27 AM ET

    The global economic boom has seen a surge in demand for raw materials, especially in countries like China and Indian. This demand has driven prices of commodities to unprecedented levels with the price of basic metals like lead and copper hitting the roof.  This week's A Fund Affair looks at a fund that invests in the just the basics.

  • Why are financials weak again? Because the Street has come to realize that estimates for 2008 are too high. They have already attacked earnings for the fourth quarter (S&P Financial Sector estimates for Q4 are down 20% compared to the same period last year); now they are attacking 2008.

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