Hedge Funds


  • Executives Kept Wealth as Firms Failed, Study Says Monday, 23 Nov 2009 | 11:18 AM ET
    Wall Street

    Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers paid their executives largely in stock, and that stock lost most or all of its value when those companies collapsed. But three professors at Harvard - citing a study - dispute that executives at Bear and Lehman were wiped out along with their companies. The New York Times reports.

  • Gold Prices to See Correction in 2010: Analyst Monday, 23 Nov 2009 | 5:35 AM ET

    Gold prices continue to make fresh highs but there could be a possible correction come 2010, warned Bill McQuaker, head of equities & director of multi-manager funds at Henderson Global Investors.

  • Soros Hedge Fund Takes Stake in Ford Motor Wednesday, 18 Nov 2009 | 4:21 AM ET

    Soros Fund Management, the hedge fund run by billionaire investor George Soros, increased its holdings in U.S. stocks to $6.2 billion from $4.2 billion and bought a stake in Ford Motor.

  • Paulson Funds Report Q3 Performance Monday, 16 Nov 2009 | 1:39 PM ET

    John Paulson’s hedge fund group, the Paulson Funds, had another strong, if not spectacular quarter, according to an investment letter obtained by CNBC.

  • Inside the Mind of T. Boone Pickens Thursday, 12 Nov 2009 | 2:30 PM ET
    Boone Pickens

    Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens has made headlines with his clean energy plan for America. But what you haven't heard is the 81-year-old's plan to stay mentally and physically fit.  Neuroscientists who have studied his brain say it appears to function like someone half his age. 

  • For Sale: Alibis for Hedge Funds Monday, 9 Nov 2009 | 9:11 PM ET

    Money managers hire this company to keep their deals, and their consciences, clean.

  • Administration Rejects Plan to Buy Fannie Mae Credits Saturday, 7 Nov 2009 | 10:07 AM ET

    The Obama administration on Friday rejected a proposal by Goldman Sachs to buy as much as $1 billion in tax credits from Fannie Mae, saying the deal would have amounted to a net loss for taxpayers, the New York Times reports.

  • Cramer: The End of Hedge-Fund Consultants? Thursday, 5 Nov 2009 | 3:46 PM ET

    Plus, get calls on investment banks, "app phones" and more.

  • The new defendants include hedge fund traders and money managers, a mergers and acquisitions attorney, a corporate executive, and an associate analyst for the Moody's credit rating agency.

  • Former Citi President's Fund Up 84% This Year Wednesday, 4 Nov 2009 | 6:20 PM ET

    Tom Maheras, Citigroup's former president and the man at the heart of the firm's push into what eventually became tens of billions of dollars in toxic debt, is running a hedge fund that is up 84 percent so far this year thanks at least in part to some unusual investing.

  • Former Merrill CEO Thain to Speak at Hedge Fund Meeting Wednesday, 4 Nov 2009 | 2:37 PM ET

    Nearly a year after leaving Bank of America under a cloud of controversy involving massive losses, executive bonuses, and lavish office decorating, former Merrill Lynch CEO John Thain is set to emerge from his self-imposed seclusion Thursday at a hedge fund event in Greenwich, Conn.

  • Former Citi Trader Starts New Hedge Fund Wednesday, 4 Nov 2009 | 10:28 AM ET

    A trader blamed with crippling Citigroup is making a comeback by starting a hedge fund that has already attracted decent interest, people familiar with the situation told CNBC.

  • Oil Will Replace Dollar as Reserve Currency Wednesday, 4 Nov 2009 | 3:00 AM ET

    Crude oil has replaced the dollar as the new reserve currency, according to Kevin Kerr, president & chief trading officer for Kerr Trading International.

  • How To Protect Your Portfolio From A Deep Freeze Monday, 2 Nov 2009 | 3:24 PM ET
    Wall Street

    Investors accustomed to seeing strong stock market gains at the end of the year may be wondering what is in store this year after the multi-month rally, but suppose we are in for a double dip recession or an anemic recovery? Follow these tips.

  • Traders at the New York Stock Exchange.

    Investors are funneling more and more money into exchange-traded funds to brace against what is expected to be a difficult market in the coming months.

  • Hints of Missed Chance to Pursue Galleon Case Friday, 30 Oct 2009 | 10:33 AM ET

    The first tip from inside Intel reached Raj Rajaratnam more than a decade ago — from the same source who has now turned against him in the biggest insider-trading case in a generation, says the New York Times.

  • The Market’s From Mars… Tuesday, 27 Oct 2009 | 10:46 PM ET

    Which is why most investors had no clue about what was going on today. But Cramer knew.

  • Oil prices are expected to continue its upward trend, but trading will be volatile, CEO of Brazilian oil giant Petrobras, Jose Sergio Gabrielli de Azevedo, told CNBC.

  • The central witness in a federal insider trading case against Raj Rajaratnam, founder of the Galleon hedge fund, has a more than 10-year history of passing on privileged information to the fund, according to federal court documents.

  • Negativity Does Not Equal Sincerity Friday, 23 Oct 2009 | 10:23 PM ET

    Investors, take note: Bears have motives just as bulls do.

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