Hedge Funds


  • Three Scenarios: Doomsday, Limbo or Revival Monday, 21 Jun 2010 | 3:42 AM ET

    Even with the best global economic conditions, a balanced equity portfolio that excludes banks is unlikely to yield much more than 6 percent in annualized gains, according to some market experts.

  • Hedgie Hot Stock: High-Yielding, Defensive Play Wednesday, 16 Jun 2010 | 6:20 PM ET

    Amid the Gulf oil spill, a falling euro and pending financial regulatory reform, where was the big money going to work?

  • $20 Billion Gulf Fund, Good for Investors? Wednesday, 16 Jun 2010 | 3:29 PM ET
    A sign warns the public away from the beach on Grand Isle, Louisiana. With oil covering many of the beaches, officials closed them to the public indefinitely on Saturday. Officials now say that it may be impossible to clean the coastal wetlands affected by the massive oil spill that continues gushing in the Gulf of Mexico.

    With up to 60,000 barrels of oil spewing into the Gulf on a daily basis, the $20 billion Gulf fund may be something worthwhile for investors.

  • The Markets Are Hostage to Hedge Funds Thursday, 10 Jun 2010 | 7:10 PM ET

    Don’t get too excited by Thursday’s triple-digit Dow gains. They weren’t entirely the product of solid fundamentals.

  • Bill Ackman Reveals Bullish Position In This Stock Wednesday, 9 Jun 2010 | 6:07 PM ET

    The two reasons why the renown hedgie likes this financial institution.

  • For Sale: Priciest Property in Wealthiest Zip Code Monday, 7 Jun 2010 | 3:29 PM ET
    The Stone Mansion in Alpine, NJ

    The common wisdom is that the very rich are often immune from the ups and downs of the economy.  If that's  true, it's good news for real estate developer Richard Kurtz, who is selling is his mega-mansion, the priciest property in Alpine, N.J., in the nation’s wealthiest zip code. That code, by the way, is 07620, a half-hour drive from Manhattan.

  • Blanche Lincoln

    Wall Street officials, who have invested heavily in lobbying against the Lincoln amendment, are hoping Tuesday's Arkansas run-off race will be its death sentence.

  • Warren Buffett’s Anti-Competitive Profits Thursday, 3 Jun 2010 | 2:57 PM ET
    Warren Buffett

    We learned something important at Wednesday's Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission: the power of the duopoly privilege enjoyed by Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s is what drew Warren Buffett to make his Berkshire Hathaway the biggest shareholder in Moody’s.

  • Lockheed Exec, Former US Attorney to Join Hedge Fund Wednesday, 2 Jun 2010 | 5:57 PM ET
    Lockheed Martin

    Lockheed Martin's General Counsel James Comey is leaving the company to join hedge fund Bridgewater Associates.

  • The Culprit Missing From the Credit Ratings Hearings Wednesday, 2 Jun 2010 | 1:12 PM ET
    Eric Kolchinsky, Former Team Managing Director, U.S. Derivatives, Moody's Investors Service

    There’s something missing from today’s Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission hearing at The New School in New York.

  • SEC Is Said to Seek to Bar Wall St. Financier Wednesday, 2 Jun 2010 | 10:51 AM ET
    Steven Rattner

    As it investigates a suspected kickback scheme in New York’s pension system, the Securities and Exchange Commission has been pushing to bar Steven L. Rattner, a prominent financier and former adviser to the Obama administration on the auto industry, from working in the securities industry for up to three years, according to three people told of the discussions. The NYT explains.

  • Two Homes Provide Clues into 'Toxic Asset' Tuesday, 1 Jun 2010 | 2:22 PM ET

    A pair of homes, and their troubled mortages, are a window into the mysterious and risky world of  mortgage backed securities. These loans provide insight into the underlying collateral of a 'toxic asset' recently purchased by CNBC.

  • Goldman Sachs Spies A Way Out Of Fraud Claims Tuesday, 1 Jun 2010 | 11:53 AM ET
    The Goldman Sachs booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

    Goldman Sachs may have found a way to compromise with the Securities and Exchange Commission that will allow both sides to declare victory.

  • Einhorn Shorting Moody’s, Buying Gold Thursday, 27 May 2010 | 6:11 AM ET

    Hedge Fund manager David Einhorn said he remains very bearish on the prospects for ratings agency Moody’s.

  • Einhorn, Ackman Take Aim at Ratings Agencies Thursday, 27 May 2010 | 5:17 AM ET
    David Einhorn

    Hedge fund manager David Einhorn reiterated his short stance on Moody's  that he specifically zeroed in on last year.

  • Disney Exec's Assistant Arrested for Insider Trading Wednesday, 26 May 2010 | 7:23 PM ET
    Bonnie Jean Hoxie

    FBI agents arrested two individuals, including one Disney employee, in Los Angeles Wednesday morning on charges related to insider trading, CNBC has learned.

  • The Goldman Sachs booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

    Goldman Sachs is preparing to file a full-blown, point-by-point defense against the fraud allegations filed by the SEC, people familiar with the matter told CNBC.com.

  • FBI Releases Transcript of Letter in Disney Case Wednesday, 26 May 2010 | 3:33 PM ET

    This is the text of a letter the FBI says was sent to hedge funds and other investment companies in the United States and Europe. It is included in the complaint against Bonnie J. Hoxie and Yonni Sebbag, who have been charged with trying to take advantage of inside information about Disney's finances.

  • SEC Investigating Leaks in Galleon Insider Trading Case Tuesday, 25 May 2010 | 12:20 PM ET
    Raj Rajaratnam

    The government’s case against accused insider trader Raj Rajaratnam has taken an unexpected twist. The government is now investigating leaks to journalists alleged to have come from the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • Fund Managers Bracing for Higher Taxes Monday, 24 May 2010 | 3:34 PM ET

    It was a midday “throw-down,” or shouting match, between two lawyers at opposite ends of the carried-interest debate, as they gave their views on CNBC Monday.

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