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Slow economic growth in the US, soverign debt trouble in Europe and uncertainty about emerging markets, especially China, are affecting investors choices right now.
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.
The real work now, the real test for President Obama and Treasury Secretary Geithner, is to quickly bring the rest of the world along on the only reforms that will truly protect the global financial system from crisis in the future: common standards for the appropriate quantity and quality of capital, and acceptable levels of leverage and liquidity.
Former Presidential candidate Mitt Romney may be the most recognizable Mormon, but members of his faith, which account for only 2 percent of the US population, have lots of influence in big money—both on Wall Street and throughout the business world.
Senate negotiators are expected to offer changes today to the financial reform bill that would soften the Volcker rule. On Capitol Hill there is widespread speculation that the Senate negotiators will propose language that would allow banks to invest a small amount of their capital in their internal hedge funds or proprietary trading desks.
According to Healey, "the question for medium to long term markets is not whether or not the economies around the world are troubled; it's how much the market has discounted that bad news. So where does the CEO see the source of growth coming from, going forward?
Industry lobbyists — and sympathetic members of Congress — are pushing for provisions to undercut a central pillar of the financial reform legislation, known as the Volcker Rule, which would forbid banks from using their own money to make risky wagers on the market and would force them to sell off hedge funds and private equity units. The NYT reports.
Even with the best global economic conditions, a balanced equity portfolio that excludes banks is unlikely to yield much more than 6 percent in annualized gains, according to some market experts.
Amid the Gulf oil spill, a falling euro and pending financial regulatory reform, where was the big money going to work?
With up to 60,000 barrels of oil spewing into the Gulf on a daily basis, the $20 billion Gulf fund may be something worthwhile for investors.
Don’t get too excited by Thursday’s triple-digit Dow gains. They weren’t entirely the product of solid fundamentals.
The two reasons why the renown hedgie likes this financial institution.
The common wisdom is that the very rich are often immune from the ups and downs of the economy. If that's true, it's good news for real estate developer Richard Kurtz, who is selling is his mega-mansion, the priciest property in Alpine, N.J., in the nation’s wealthiest zip code. That code, by the way, is 07620, a half-hour drive from Manhattan.
Wall Street officials, who have invested heavily in lobbying against the Lincoln amendment, are hoping Tuesday's Arkansas run-off race will be its death sentence.
We learned something important at Wednesday's Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission: the power of the duopoly privilege enjoyed by Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s is what drew Warren Buffett to make his Berkshire Hathaway the biggest shareholder in Moody’s.
Lockheed Martin's General Counsel James Comey is leaving the company to join hedge fund Bridgewater Associates.
There’s something missing from today’s Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission hearing at The New School in New York.
As it investigates a suspected kickback scheme in New York’s pension system, the Securities and Exchange Commission has been pushing to bar Steven L. Rattner, a prominent financier and former adviser to the Obama administration on the auto industry, from working in the securities industry for up to three years, according to three people told of the discussions. The NYT explains.
A pair of homes, and their troubled mortages, are a window into the mysterious and risky world of mortgage backed securities. These loans provide insight into the underlying collateral of a 'toxic asset' recently purchased by CNBC.
Goldman Sachs may have found a way to compromise with the Securities and Exchange Commission that will allow both sides to declare victory.
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A lot more money might be required to invest in private funds given new rules under consideration at the SEC.
Forget the headlines and the charts: Despite the loopy market behavior recently, investors are downright apathetic.