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  • Disney Exec's Assistant Arrested for Insider Trading Wednesday, 26 May 2010 | 7:23 PM ET
    Bonnie Jean Hoxie

    FBI agents arrested two individuals, including one Disney employee, in Los Angeles Wednesday morning on charges related to insider trading, CNBC has learned.

  • The Goldman Sachs booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

    Goldman Sachs is preparing to file a full-blown, point-by-point defense against the fraud allegations filed by the SEC, people familiar with the matter told CNBC.com.

  • FBI Releases Transcript of Letter in Disney Case Wednesday, 26 May 2010 | 3:33 PM ET

    This is the text of a letter the FBI says was sent to hedge funds and other investment companies in the United States and Europe. It is included in the complaint against Bonnie J. Hoxie and Yonni Sebbag, who have been charged with trying to take advantage of inside information about Disney's finances.

  • SEC Investigating Leaks in Galleon Insider Trading Case Tuesday, 25 May 2010 | 12:20 PM ET
    Raj Rajaratnam

    The government’s case against accused insider trader Raj Rajaratnam has taken an unexpected twist. The government is now investigating leaks to journalists alleged to have come from the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • Fund Managers Bracing for Higher Taxes Monday, 24 May 2010 | 3:34 PM ET

    It was a midday “throw-down,” or shouting match, between two lawyers at opposite ends of the carried-interest debate, as they gave their views on CNBC Monday.

  • 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.

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