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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Mormons Wield Influence in Business Wednesday, 23 Jun 2010 | 5:47 PM ET
    The Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, Utah.

    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.

  • Senators Prepare A Citigroup-Sized Hole In Volcker Rule Wednesday, 23 Jun 2010 | 4:40 PM ET

    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.

  • Long-Term 'Growth' for Equities, Hedge Funds: Analyst Wednesday, 23 Jun 2010 | 1:27 PM ET

    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?

  • Banking Lobbyists Make a Run at Reform Measures Monday, 21 Jun 2010 | 10:34 AM ET
    Former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker

    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.

  • Three Scenarios: Doomsday, Limbo or Revival Monday, 21 Jun 2010 | 3:42 AM ET

    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.

  • Hedgie Hot Stock: High-Yielding, Defensive Play Wednesday, 16 Jun 2010 | 6:20 PM ET

    Amid the Gulf oil spill, a falling euro and pending financial regulatory reform, where was the big money going to work?

  • $20 Billion Gulf Fund, Good for Investors? Wednesday, 16 Jun 2010 | 3:29 PM ET
    A sign warns the public away from the beach on Grand Isle, Louisiana. With oil covering many of the beaches, officials closed them to the public indefinitely on Saturday. Officials now say that it may be impossible to clean the coastal wetlands affected by the massive oil spill that continues gushing in the Gulf of Mexico.

    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.

  • The Markets Are Hostage to Hedge Funds Thursday, 10 Jun 2010 | 7:10 PM ET

    Don’t get too excited by Thursday’s triple-digit Dow gains. They weren’t entirely the product of solid fundamentals.

  • Bill Ackman Reveals Bullish Position In This Stock Wednesday, 9 Jun 2010 | 6:07 PM ET

    The two reasons why the renown hedgie likes this financial institution.

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