NEW YORK, July 31- Famed oil trader Andy Hall's more than $3 billion hedge fund was up nearly 20 percent at the half-year mark, sharply outpacing its rivals in one of the best performances of its seven-year history, data obtained by Reuters showed on Thursday.» Read More
Many of the top hedge funds have had to readjust their investment strategies to reduce risk amid volatile global markets.
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.
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.
The two companies still have not worked out all the kinks in their relations, with many Merrill brokers still chafing under the new management.
It's not just regulators in Washington DC or protesters on the streets of New York who have it out for Goldman Sachs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The probe into the financial meltdown has turned to hedge funds and what role they played in the crisis.
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.
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.
Chatter suggests some hedge funds may have seen this plunge coming and got short last week. So what are they doing now?
We've had our hearts broken lately by some of the most known and trusted brands — Tiger Woods, Toyota, GM and Goldman Sachs. We're now so jaded that for some of us - even the truth is not enough.
While tougher regulations on consumer protections and derivatives are the highlights, it will be the lesser known aspects that will make or break many businesses.
Mr. Buffett understands risk and how markets work. He knows that in the world of buying and selling complex financial instruments, responsibility is a two way street. Caveat emptor.
As the titan of Wall Street continues to be bombarded by SEC civil fraud charges and now a criminal inquiry, can its franchise remain intact?
Efforts to close the tax-rate loophole that private equity and hedge funds pay on profits seems to be heating up. Are lawmakers taking a second look?
After three entire days, the Republicans finally relented Wednesday after reducing bailout language in the current Dodd bill, but the debate and amendment process is just beginning.
Hedge funds have been attracting inflows from yield-hungry investors eager for seemingly guaranteed superior returns. But there are a few things that investors should know before giving hedge funds a try, said Niall Gannon, director of wealth management at Gannon Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.
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When it comes to what investors think will spoil the 6-year-old bull market, most point directly to the Federal Reserve.
Argentina is almost certainly headed for a technical default of its bond-payment obligations at 12:01 Thursday morning.
Corporate America may have another tax-avoidance trick up its sleeve.