Hedge Funds


  • For Sale: Alibis for Hedge Funds Monday, 9 Nov 2009 | 9:11 PM ET

    Money managers hire this company to keep their deals, and their consciences, clean.

  • Administration Rejects Plan to Buy Fannie Mae Credits Saturday, 7 Nov 2009 | 10:07 AM ET

    The Obama administration on Friday rejected a proposal by Goldman Sachs to buy as much as $1 billion in tax credits from Fannie Mae, saying the deal would have amounted to a net loss for taxpayers, the New York Times reports.

  • Cramer: The End of Hedge-Fund Consultants? Thursday, 5 Nov 2009 | 3:46 PM ET

    Plus, get calls on investment banks, "app phones" and more.

  • The new defendants include hedge fund traders and money managers, a mergers and acquisitions attorney, a corporate executive, and an associate analyst for the Moody's credit rating agency.

  • Former Citi President's Fund Up 84% This Year Wednesday, 4 Nov 2009 | 6:20 PM ET

    Tom Maheras, Citigroup's former president and the man at the heart of the firm's push into what eventually became tens of billions of dollars in toxic debt, is running a hedge fund that is up 84 percent so far this year thanks at least in part to some unusual investing.

  • Former Merrill CEO Thain to Speak at Hedge Fund Meeting Wednesday, 4 Nov 2009 | 2:37 PM ET

    Nearly a year after leaving Bank of America under a cloud of controversy involving massive losses, executive bonuses, and lavish office decorating, former Merrill Lynch CEO John Thain is set to emerge from his self-imposed seclusion Thursday at a hedge fund event in Greenwich, Conn.

  • Former Citi Trader Starts New Hedge Fund Wednesday, 4 Nov 2009 | 10:28 AM ET

    A trader blamed with crippling Citigroup is making a comeback by starting a hedge fund that has already attracted decent interest, people familiar with the situation told CNBC.

  • Oil Will Replace Dollar as Reserve Currency Wednesday, 4 Nov 2009 | 3:00 AM ET

    Crude oil has replaced the dollar as the new reserve currency, according to Kevin Kerr, president & chief trading officer for Kerr Trading International.

  • How To Protect Your Portfolio From A Deep Freeze Monday, 2 Nov 2009 | 3:24 PM ET
    Wall Street

    Investors accustomed to seeing strong stock market gains at the end of the year may be wondering what is in store this year after the multi-month rally, but suppose we are in for a double dip recession or an anemic recovery? Follow these tips.

  • Traders at the New York Stock Exchange.

    Investors are funneling more and more money into exchange-traded funds to brace against what is expected to be a difficult market in the coming months.

  • Hints of Missed Chance to Pursue Galleon Case Friday, 30 Oct 2009 | 10:33 AM ET

    The first tip from inside Intel reached Raj Rajaratnam more than a decade ago — from the same source who has now turned against him in the biggest insider-trading case in a generation, says the New York Times.

  • The Market’s From Mars… Tuesday, 27 Oct 2009 | 10:46 PM ET

    Which is why most investors had no clue about what was going on today. But Cramer knew.

  • Oil prices are expected to continue its upward trend, but trading will be volatile, CEO of Brazilian oil giant Petrobras, Jose Sergio Gabrielli de Azevedo, told CNBC.

  • The central witness in a federal insider trading case against Raj Rajaratnam, founder of the Galleon hedge fund, has a more than 10-year history of passing on privileged information to the fund, according to federal court documents.

  • Negativity Does Not Equal Sincerity Friday, 23 Oct 2009 | 10:23 PM ET

    Investors, take note: Bears have motives just as bulls do.

  • Hedge Fund Homes at a Discount Thursday, 22 Oct 2009 | 3:45 PM ET
    With housing at the forefront of the financial crisis, the high-end market is not immune. The national drop in home values and turmoil in the stock market have combined to put homes that were once highly attractive to the ultra-rich, such as hedge fund titans, in lower demand.However, in the face of multi-million dollar price reductions, these homes are beginning to offer potentially profitable (and in the mean time, prestigious) investments. With information from , these lavish homes in close p

    These lavish homes are typical of the Wall Street elite, and are also examples of some of the most significant price drops in the area over the past several months.

  • Cramer: Comp Committees Need to ‘Stand Up’ Thursday, 22 Oct 2009 | 3:43 PM ET

    Shareholders can only do so much, the Mad Money host says. Plus, get calls on today’s stock action, hedge-fund scandals and more.

  • Index vs. Managed Funds: Best Choice Now Could Be Both Thursday, 22 Oct 2009 | 1:23 PM ET

    Choosing between indexed and managed funds is really no choice at all: Investors who rely solely on one or the other these days are doomed to failure.

  • Financial Woes Plagued Galleon Informant Thursday, 22 Oct 2009 | 10:25 AM ET

    Roomy Khan, the central witness who brought down the Galleon hedge fund, is a former Galleon employee with a history of financial trouble who agreed to cooperate with prosecutors after she was caught making trades using inside information, the New York Times reports.

  • Cramer: No Sympathy for Execs Suffering Pay Cuts Wednesday, 21 Oct 2009 | 3:22 PM ET

    Plus, who will the government target next after Galleon Group? The Mad Money host says the investigation is just beginning.

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