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New legislation on closing the tax loopholes, if passed, would substanially change the way fund managers are taxed.
With gold settling below $1200 an ounce on the Comex late this week, investors are starting to take a hard look at this so-called “safe haven” asset.
Dread of potential new financial regulations and late-week risk-trimming raised the anxiety among U.S. traders on Friday, said Wall Street traders and analysts.
Should people be able to bet on your death? How about your financial failure? The New York Times explains.
Private equity firms scored a big victory on Capitol Hill on Thursday as the financial reform bill passed by the Senate exempts private equity firms from registering with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
If there were an official buzzword of the Skybridge Alternatives Conference, it might be "liquidity."
A pair of well-known investor newsletters are advising followers to sell stocks and move into all-cash positions.
After contending with nearly 240 bank failures since the financial crisis struck, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation is finally getting some help from private investors. The NYT reports.
Many of the top hedge funds have had to readjust their investment strategies to reduce risk amid volatile global markets.
The hedge fund summit taking place in Las Vegas this week is an extensive and diverse mix of industry leaders, who are outlining new defensive action plans on how best to play the global markets.
The worry that financial regulation will eventually come to hedge funds has York Capital Management CEO James Dinan watching the current reform bill on the verge of passage in the Senate.
The two companies still have not worked out all the kinks in their relations, with many Merrill brokers still chafing under the new management.
It's not just regulators in Washington DC or protesters on the streets of New York who have it out for Goldman Sachs.
By most accounts, high-frequency trading (HFT) is behind half of all equities traded in the United States each and every day. Here are five things investors should know about HFT.
While Goldman Sachs has legions of satisfied customers and maintains that it puts its clients first, it also sometimes appears to work against the interests of those same clients when opportunities to make trading profits off their financial troubles arise. The NYT reports.
The latest push for greater regulatory scrutiny of hedge funds may be a boon to the biggest, most established hedge funds and a blow to smaller fund managers.
To the long list of new financial regulations that were once considered improbable but now seem possible, add this one: a tax rule that would treat the investment gains of partners in hedge funds and private equity firms as ordinary income rather than as capital gains.
The probe into the financial meltdown has turned to hedge funds and what role they played in the crisis.
The autopsy continues on what caused a 1000 point drop in the Dow last Thursday. But with a quick look at the chart, it is obvious to the naked eye that electronic trading was at least partially to blame for the tailspin.
John Paulson, who made $15 billion shorting the housing market, told investors in a conference call on Monday that he expects housing prices to rise between 3 percent and 5 percent this year and another 8 to 12 percent in 2011.
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