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  • US Widens Stanford Probe to Brokers Tuesday, 14 Dec 2010 | 6:26 AM ET
    Allen Stanford

    US securities regulators have broadened their investigation into the alleged $8 billion Ponzi scheme run by Allen Stanford, the Texan billionaire, to include brokerage executives who invested their clients’ money in Stanford International Bank products, reports the Financial Times.

  • Speculators Are Eager to Bet on Madoff Claims Tuesday, 14 Dec 2010 | 5:26 AM ET
    Bernie Madoff

    The lawsuits filed by the trustee seeking money for Bernard L. Madoff’s fraud victims may be a blow for the defendants — but they are catnip for an obscure breed of Wall Street traders speculating on the outcome of the enormous Madoff bankruptcy case, the New York Times reports.

  • Stanford Incompetent to Stand Trial: Defense Attorney Monday, 13 Dec 2010 | 12:52 PM ET
    Allen Stanford

    The defense attorney for accused Ponzi schemer Allen Stanford says his client is not competent to stand trial next month, and he is asking for a court hearing to prove it.

  • Madoff Lawsuits Are Headed for Court Monday, 13 Dec 2010 | 5:31 AM ET

    With the final deadline for litigation having passed at midnight on Saturday, at least 1,000 individual civil lawsuits will now go forward to try to  recover more than $50 billion for the victims of the global Ponzi scheme orchestrated by Bernard L.Madoff. The New York Times reports.

  • Madoff’s Elder Son Found Dead in Suicide Saturday, 11 Dec 2010 | 4:12 PM ET
    Financier Bernard Madoff (R) with his sons Mark Madoff (L) and Andrew Madoff (C) during July 2001 in Montauk, NY.

    Mark Madoff, the older of Bernard L. Madoff’s two sons, was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on Saturday, the second anniversary of the day his father was arrested, the New York Times reports.

  • Yesterday Third Point founder Dan Loeb sent a mocking letter to a group of hedge fund managers who have supported Barack Obama, comparing them to battered wives.

  • Cash for Clues: Law Gives Money to Whistleblowers Friday, 10 Dec 2010 | 2:01 PM ET

    Tucked within the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, signed into law mid-summer, are new provisions, gone largely unnoticed by many, with monetary incentives that make it easier for employees to come forward with damaging information about there employer.

  • Insider Monkey Responds to Pershing Capital Dust-Up Thursday, 9 Dec 2010 | 4:11 PM ET

    Insider Monkey responds to Carney's piece Perishing Square's Amazing Returns Cause an Internet Dust-Up.

  • Hedge Fund Trade Of The Week: H&R Block Wednesday, 8 Dec 2010 | 6:09 PM ET

    Where’s the fast money finding opportunity? In this regular feature Anthony Scaramucci aka The Hedge reveals his latest greatest pick!

  • How The Government Is Targeting a SAC Capital Trader Wednesday, 8 Dec 2010 | 1:48 PM ET

    We got new information today about how the FBI attempted to pursue Steven Cohen at SAC Capital Advisors during its ongoing investigation of insider trading.

  • Stock Trader

    So-called marketing trips by senior executives, sponsored by the big investment banks certainly not small research firms like Broadband Research are very common, and are often great trading opportunities, writes John Kinnucan.

  • For Schwarzman, the Action Is Anywhere but Here Wednesday, 8 Dec 2010 | 10:41 AM ET
    Stephen A. Schwarzman

    Stephen A. Schwarzman has seen the future, and it’s not America. The New York Times reports.

  • Kaminsky's Call: Hedge Funds Do Worse Than Market? Wednesday, 8 Dec 2010 | 8:39 AM ET

    What do hedge fund managers and closet indexers have in common? More than you think, according to a new study by Emory and Harvard University.

  • In a month that was supposed to be one of the toughest for hedge funds, Pershing Square Capital Management reportedly saw a 12.2 percent net gain—and a 15 percent gain before fees.

  • Borders and Barnes & Noble Shares Up on Merger Talk Monday, 6 Dec 2010 | 3:50 PM ET
    Barnes and Nobles

    There seems little doubt that Borders Group and Barnes & Noble, were they to merge, would create significant cost savings.

  • Paul McCulley, a member of PIMCO’s committee of investment managers, will retire at the end of the year and will take up a role in a think tank, CNBC has learned.

  • Hedge Fund Trade Of The Week: Kirkland Thursday, 2 Dec 2010 | 6:00 PM ET

    Where’s the fast money finding opportunity? In this regular feature Anthony Scaramucci aka The Hedge reveals his latest greatest pick!

  • Price Matters in Emerging Markets: Schwarzman Thursday, 2 Dec 2010 | 4:19 PM ET
    Stephen A. Schwarzman

    Opportunities abound in emerging markets, but investors must remain price-conscious, Blackstone Group co-founder Steve Schwarzman told CNBC Thursday.

  • A Brash Bettor Stumbles Thursday, 2 Dec 2010 | 11:02 AM ET
    Writer Lisa Falcone and businessman Philip Falcone attend NY TIMES Party at the C5 Resturant at The Royal Ontario Museum.

    Federal authorities are examining whether wealthy hedge fund manager Philip Falcone used his giant hedge fund as a personal piggy bank to pay a personal income tax bill.  The New York Times reports.

  • Wiretaps Said to Widen Insider Trading Inquiry Tuesday, 30 Nov 2010 | 10:16 AM ET
    Wall Street sign

    Secret, court-approved wiretaps put in place more than two years ago are now being used by prosecutors in a widening inquiry of securities fraud and insider trading involving hedge funds and consultants that provide industry research, according to court documents and interviews with people close to the investigations. The New York Times reports.

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