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Accused of securities fraud in a 78-page complaint, the Wyly brothers say they were victims of bad advice, reports The New York Times.
John Paulson, who manages the $31 billion Paulson & Co. fund, has made a "stalking horse" bid of $42.4 million to acquire the assets of Engle Homes, which includes land and lots in Arizona targeted for more than 8,000 homes, and nine completed residences.
Paolo Pellegrini, an architect of the most lucrative bets on the housing bust, is dramatically paring back his hedge fund, according to someone familiar with the matter.
Hedge funds, commodity traders and other investors are using satellite photos of parking lots, farm fields and ports to analyize consumer behavior, crop growth and shipping trends. These images can provide a competitive edge when it comes to tracking retail sales, agricultural yields and international trade.
As part of a growing trend among hedge funds and Wall Street firms, Cold War-style satellite surveillance is being used to gather market-moving information.
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 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.
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.
Across Wall Street, firms have begun deeply restructuring in order to compy with new regulations. The NYT reports.
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.
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 plans to spin off FrontPoint Partners, the Greenwich, Conn. hedge fund it bought in 2006, according to people familiar with the situation.
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.
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.
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 & 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.
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.
This is certainly one of them, Cramer says.
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Investing with top performing managers is probably a bad idea, according to a study of long-term hedge fund performance.
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