Hedge Funds


  • Private Equity Braces for Life Without Tax Advantage Friday, 21 May 2010 | 2:48 PM ET

    New legislation on closing the tax loopholes, if passed, would substanially change the way fund managers are taxed.

  • Should Investors Buy on Gold's Dip? Friday, 21 May 2010 | 2:24 PM ET

    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.

  • Traders Anxious Over Euro and Financial Reform Friday, 21 May 2010 | 1:11 PM ET

    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.

  • Naked Truth on Default Swaps Friday, 21 May 2010 | 11:09 AM ET

    Should people be able to bet on your death? How about your financial failure? The New York Times explains.

  • Private Equity Firms Escape Financial Reforms Friday, 21 May 2010 | 12:43 AM ET

    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.

  • Hedge Fund Managers: Drowning in 'Liquidity' Thursday, 20 May 2010 | 6:35 PM ET

    If there were an official buzzword of the Skybridge Alternatives Conference, it might be "liquidity."

  • Should Investors Move Out of Stocks into Cash? Thursday, 20 May 2010 | 3:48 PM ET

    A pair of well-known investor newsletters are advising followers to sell stocks and move into all-cash positions.

  • Investors Ease Strain on FDIC Thursday, 20 May 2010 | 10:48 AM ET

    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.

  • Hedge Funds Unsure When To Put Risk On Again Wednesday, 19 May 2010 | 7:01 PM ET

    Many of the top hedge funds have had to readjust their investment strategies to reduce risk amid volatile global markets.

  • Hedge Fund Chiefs: De-Risking for Survival Wednesday, 19 May 2010 | 5:44 PM ET

    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.

  • Hedge Fund CEO: We're Safe from Regulation...For Now Wednesday, 19 May 2010 | 3:55 PM ET

    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.

  • Merrill Brokers Chafe At BofA Over 'Principles' Wednesday, 19 May 2010 | 3:02 PM ET

    The two companies still have not worked out all the kinks in their relations, with many Merrill brokers still chafing under the new management.

  • Goldman's New Critics: Hedge Funds Wednesday, 19 May 2010 | 2:33 PM ET

    It's not just regulators in Washington DC or protesters on the streets of New York who have it out for Goldman Sachs.

  • Five Things You Should Know About High-Speed Trading Wednesday, 19 May 2010 | 11:19 AM ET

    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.

  • Clients Worried About Goldman’s Dueling Goals Wednesday, 19 May 2010 | 10:30 AM ET
    Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein

    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.

  • Hedge Fund Inquiry Will Slam Small Funds Tuesday, 18 May 2010 | 11:39 AM ET

    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.

  • Bobbing as the Taxman Weaves Tuesday, 18 May 2010 | 10:31 AM ET
    Sheet of US one hundred dollar bills

    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.

  • FCIC Probes Hedge Funds Monday, 17 May 2010 | 11:30 AM ET

    The probe into the financial meltdown has turned to hedge funds and what role they played in the crisis.

  • Yoshikami: Protecting Against High-Frequency Traders Tuesday, 11 May 2010 | 11:26 AM ET

    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.

  • Housing Prices to Rise 3-5% This Year: John Paulson Monday, 10 May 2010 | 12:17 PM ET
    John Alfred Paulson, president of Paulson & Co., Inc.

    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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