NEW YORK, March 7- Famed oil bull Andy Hall's hedge fund rose nearly 8 percent in February in its biggest monthly gain in 2-1/ 2 years, boosted by a rally in crude oil that could help Occidental Petroleum's chances of selling its stake in the fund.» Read More
What do Nokia, Conocophillips and MacDonalds have in common? If you said they were leaders in their respective fields, you’d be right of course. But that is only half the story. All three are also considered by the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), as ethical and socially responsible companies, worthy of investing in.
Receivers Deloitte said an insolvency ruling made on Wednesday means there is no need for an immediate sale of assets in the structured investment vehicle (SIV) Cheyne Finance.
There's no end in sight for the rise in crude oil prices, according to BP Capital CEO Boone Pickens.
Britain's hedge funds plan to draw up the first voluntary code of conduct of the industry to increase transparency and improve risk controls, hoping to fending off calls for increased regulation, a senior hedge fund official told CNBC Europe.
A group of leading hedge fund executives on Wednesday published recommendations for voluntary standards on governance and disclosure to address criticisms regarding the opaqueness of the fast-growing industry.
Here's some food for thought -- has your marketing bill been on the rise of late? Is that loaf of bread or packet of pasta really that much more expensive and why so? Most important of all, do you know that you can make money from the rising cost of food? This week's A Fund Affair takes a look at a fund that invests in what you eat.
Two Sallie Mae shareholders have indicated they stand behind the company in its effort to block a cut in the takeover price agreed to in April, the New York Post reported on its Web site on Friday.
Goldman Sachs Group, which recently said it saw opportunities in the beaten-down mortgage industry, is in talks to buy the subprime servicing business of Credit-Based Asset Servicing and Securitization, people familiar with the situation said.
October's normally the month to fear on Wall Street, but it'll be hard to top the scary volatility of the summer. A hefty economic calendar, the start of corporate earnings season, news from the mired housing market, and the continuing unwinding of the credit crunch will keep market volatility high this coming month.
Smaller hedge fund firms hard hit by the current tighter credit conditions may be bought by larger, more traditional fund houses or may simply fold, law firm Eversheds told Reuters.
Australian hedge fund Basis Capital has proposed splitting its surviving fund in two to save the business, which has been hit by its exposure to risky credit derivatives, the Financial Times newspaper reported.
The British Treasury has given two U.S. hedge funds permission to start takeover talks with stricken British mortgage lender Northern Rock, the Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported.
Legendary investor Warren Buffett may be considering buying a minority stake in the nation's fifth-largest investment bank, according to a newspaper report.
Bear Stearns shares soared on Wednesday on a report that several investors, including Warren Buffett, may buy part of the Wall Street investment bank.
The SEC said Alexander James Trabulse sent statements to investors in his Fahey Fund that inflated the fund's returns by as much as 200 percent.
Tight oil supplies, red-hot global demand and a weakening dollar will boost average oil prices to a record level next year, a Reuters poll showed on Wednesday.
Three leading hedge funds are planning a break-up of beleaguered British bank Northern Rock, according to a newspaper report on Sunday.
Two private equity firms have backed out of their $8 billion buyout of upscale audio equipment maker Harman International Industries, making it the latest in a string of such deals to run into trouble amid tightening global credit conditions.
Like an orchestra tuning up, financial markets are trying to find the right pitch after the Fed's big rate move. The market moves have been dramatic, and for the time being, it's likely they'll continue that way.
Greater China investors have much to celebrate. Despite the recent turmoil in financial markets, stocks in China and Hong Kong are still booking double- and triple-digit gains year-to-date. This week's A Fund Affair takes a look at a hedge fund that invests in Chinese companies listed across the region.
Friday's nonfarm payrolls report easily beat Wall Street expectations but may not be quite what Wall Street wanted.
China has experienced its first debt default in years, and that might be the best thing that's happened to its market.
The SEC issued a warning about the rapidly growing segment of mutual funds, liquid alternatives.