Hedge Funds


  • A specialist is surrounded by screens as he works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, June 5, 2007. Stocks dipped Tuesday after comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and a strong reading on the U.S. service sector suggested the central bank has little reason to lower interest rates.

    Private equity funds are structured to purchase and own companies; hedge funds, CLOs and banks are not. Yet, as many of today’s distressed companies binged on leverage loans from 2003 through the summer of 2007 and now need to restructure their balance sheets, hedge funds, CLOs and banks — who bought these loans as they were originated and syndicated – are, in fact, finding themselves owning reorganized companies as they emerge from the restructuring process.

  • Rein In Energy Speculation: Hedge Fund Manager Wednesday, 29 Jul 2009 | 11:48 AM ET

    The head of Masters Capital Management blew the whistle on oil speculators last year when he testified before Congress regarding the rapid run-up in oil prices as it reached its record high of $145 a barrel. Now he's testifying before the CFTC in favor of regulation.

  • Would you put your money in a hedge fund, if you didn’t have to cough up $1 million or more as an initial investment? There may be an alternative.

  • Don’t think stocks are resilient, the Mad Money host says. Another force is at work here.

  • Latecomers Will Continue to Fuel Rally: Strategist Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | 7:36 AM ET

    The stock market is likely to go higher because there are still many institutional investors who missed the current rally, Tobias Levkovich, chief equity strategist at Citigroup, told CNBC Friday.

  • Pros Vs. Joes Friday, 17 Jul 2009 | 7:45 PM ET

    You don’t have to work on Wall Street to play in the major leagues.

  • Cerberus Won't Let Investors Out of Hedge Fund: Report Thursday, 9 Jul 2009 | 12:54 PM ET

    Cerberus Capital Management is still declining to let investors out of its main hedge fund according to the Wall Street Journal.

  • Asset Manager Reveals His Comeback Playbook Thursday, 9 Jul 2009 | 10:35 AM ET
    Brian Signer

    Brian Singer could be one of the most powerful asset managers you've never heard of.

  • Prosecutors Want 150-Year Sentence for Madoff Friday, 26 Jun 2009 | 7:16 PM ET
    Bernie Madoff mugshot

    Disgraced investment manager Bernard Madoff will be seeking leniency at his sentencing on June 29, according to a letter his lawyer filed with US District Court in New York.

  • Negativity Does Not Equal Sincerity Thursday, 25 Jun 2009 | 7:28 PM ET

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

  • Hedge Fund Comeback Wednesday, 24 Jun 2009 | 5:49 PM ET

    Are hedge funds making a comeback? New reports suggest that after months of losses they may be turning a corner.

  • Hedge Funds Could Trigger the Next Crisis: UK Regulator Wednesday, 24 Jun 2009 | 7:05 AM ET
    Lord Adair Turner, chairman of the Financial Services Authority

    Hedge funds were not responsible for the current credit crisis, but could cause the next financial crisis if they are not under the right regulatory control, Lord Adair Turner, chairman of the Financial Services Authority, told CNBC.

  • Madoff Lawyer Seeks 12-Year Term for Swindler Tuesday, 23 Jun 2009 | 9:57 AM ET
    Bernie Madoff mugshot

    Disgraced investment manager Bernard Madoff will be seeking leniency at his sentencing on June 29, according to a letter his lawyer filed with US District Court in New York.

  • Financial Overhaul Likely to Fail: Hedge Fund Honcho Thursday, 18 Jun 2009 | 8:09 AM ET

    Market manipulators are bound to find a way around sweeping reforms proposed for the financial services system, hedge fund manager James Chanos told CNBC.

  • This Week’s Sell-Off Explained Wednesday, 17 Jun 2009 | 7:07 PM ET

    Wondering what happened to the rally? Cramer puts stocks’ sudden declines into perspective.

  • Swan Song: Why Nassim Taleb is Still Wrong Tuesday, 16 Jun 2009 | 11:42 AM ET
    The Black Swan by Nassim Taleb
  • 'Critical Time In The Price Of Gold,' Says Adami Thursday, 11 Jun 2009 | 5:54 PM ET

    It’s a critical time in the price of gold and I think we’re at the precipice of something big, says Guy Adami. Personally, I think the move is...

  • Gavel

    Exactly a year after swindler Samuel Israel III disappeared, the girlfriend who helped him has been sentenced to four months of home confinement.

  • May Was Good to Hedge Funds—But How's The Future? Sunday, 7 Jun 2009 | 4:28 PM ET

    Hedge funds posted their best monthly performance in a decade in May, taking advantage of rallying stock markets and distressed opportunities across the board, according to the latest numbers from the Absolute Return Composite of hedge fund indices.

  • Investing in Lawsuits, for a Share of the Awards Wednesday, 3 Jun 2009 | 10:12 AM ET

    A small but growing number of investors are using their money back parties in a lawsuit, helping companies avoid some of the risks and costs of litigation in exchange for part of any money paid out when the case is settled or resolved by a court.

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