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  • Icahn Boosts Energy Investments, Sells BlockBuster Monday, 16 Aug 2010 | 1:40 PM ET
    Carl Icahn

    Billionaire investor Carl Icahn invested in the energy sector in the second quarter even while pursuing more high-profile targets like Motorola and Lions Gate Entertainment, according to a regulatory filing Monday.

  • US Buy-Out Groups Eye Morgan Stanley Fund Wednesday, 11 Aug 2010 | 8:54 AM ET

    US private equity firms have approached Morgan Stanley about buying a stake in its troubled real estate funds management business, according to people familiar with the matter. The FT reports.

  • Hedge Fund Hiring Picks Up as Banks Shed Traders Friday, 6 Aug 2010 | 12:49 PM ET

    While jobs at investment banks might be feeling the impact of the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill, the hedge fund industry is continuing to hire and many proprietary traders are crossing over, according to Illana Weinstein, CEO of IDW group.

  • Wall St. Faces Specter of Lost Trading Units Friday, 6 Aug 2010 | 9:56 AM ET

    Across Wall Street, firms have begun deeply restructuring in order to compy with new regulations. The NYT reports.

  • End of the John Mack Era at Morgan Stanley Tuesday, 3 Aug 2010 | 4:51 PM ET
    Morgan Stanley

    Morgan Stanley’s decision to spin-off the hedge fund FrontPoint Partners may have come after the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill was enacted but the process was kick-started by management changes at the top ranks of the bank, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • Hedge Fund Merger to Reunite Star Traders Tuesday, 3 Aug 2010 | 1:23 PM ET

    Two hedge funds that were both started by former star traders at Goldman Sachs are to merge in a deal that marks one of the biggest steps over the past year in the long-anticipated consolidation of the industry.

  • Morgan Stanley To Spin Off FrontPoint Partners Monday, 2 Aug 2010 | 4:28 PM ET

    Morgan Stanley plans to spin off FrontPoint Partners, the Greenwich, Conn. hedge fund it bought in 2006, according to people familiar with the situation.

  • March of the Profitless IPOs Friday, 30 Jul 2010 | 4:01 PM ET

    Expect to see highly leveraged, profitless deals as private equity looks to exit into a market that appears interested mostly in the trade, not the company.

  • Chinese Economy Strong? Depends Who You Ask Thursday, 29 Jul 2010 | 6:39 PM ET
    China Trade

    It’s a week of dueling predictions for the Chinese economy—in a debate that pits the International Monetary Fund against one of the most successful investors in the hedge fund sector.

  • New Wave of Whistleblowers Could Become Millionaires Monday, 26 Jul 2010 | 2:43 PM ET

    Under little-noticed new provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law, whistleblowers who alert the SEC to potential fraud will for the first time be entitled to collect between 10- and- 30 percent of the money recovered by the government.

  • Paulson Joins Trend With Launch of Retail Fund Thursday, 22 Jul 2010 | 10:41 AM ET
    John Alfred Paulson, president of Paulson & Co., Inc.

    Paulson & Co, the hedge fund group famed for making billions from the collapse of the US subprime mortgage market, is to launch a new fund open to retail investors that will track its existing investment strategies. The FT reports.

  • Hedge Fund Inflows Help Big Get Even Bigger Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | 12:29 PM ET

    Investors continued to add new capital to hedge funds in the second quarter of 2010, with net inflows totaling $9.5 billion, according to new data from Hedge Fund Research (HFR), a provider of hedge fund industry data. The data, however, shows nearly all of the new capital went to the largest firms, those with more than $5 billion under management.

  • This could be a "raining decade" with the market in an "extended sideways up and down period." Take the big downturn in the early 70's, the period between 1972 to 1982 "started and finished in the same place," Tanya Beder said.

  • The Biggest Market Myth There Is? Tuesday, 6 Jul 2010 | 6:12 PM ET

    This is certainly one of them, Cramer says.

  • Beating the Pros Friday, 2 Jul 2010 | 7:33 PM ET

    Something incredibly simple can give you the edge on Wall Street vets.

  • When the Fundamentals Just Don’t Matter Thursday, 1 Jul 2010 | 6:12 PM ET

    Cramer lists the forces that can drive stocks in this ever more complicated market.

  • SkyBridge Completes Acquisition of Citi Hedge Fund Unit Wednesday, 30 Jun 2010 | 1:23 PM ET

    The managing partner of Skybridge Capital wants to 'mutualize' the hedge fund industry because of the lukewarm performance of in the industry.

  • SEC Settles With a Former Lawyer Wednesday, 30 Jun 2010 | 12:00 PM ET
    gavel and money

    The Securities and Exchange Commission has agreed to pay $755,000 to settle a wrongful termination suit filed by a former staff lawyer at the agency who was abruptly fired in 2005 during an investigation into possible insider trading by Pequot Capital Management, a giant hedge fund, and its co-founder, Arthur J. Samberg.

  • Slow economic growth in the US, soverign debt trouble in Europe and uncertainty about emerging markets, especially China, are affecting investors choices right now.

  • Wall Street sign

    The new limits on proprietary trading and hedge fund investments may actually benefit big banks more than harm them—especially in the hedge funds they market to clients.

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