NEW YORK, April 18- Rengan Rajaratnam, the younger brother of imprisoned hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam, on Friday lost a bid to dismiss some of the insider trading charges leveled against him last year. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in Manhattan ruled that the indictment adequately alleged the essential elements of the crimes charged.» Read More
In this day and age, investors and fund managers alike are constantly on the lookout for new and innovative investment opportunities. But what about something that’s been around for a quite some time, just never in the limelight? This week’s “A Fund Affair” takes the spiritual path that leads to Islamic Funds.
The latest survey on hedge fund salaries shows that, for the first time, founding executives at three major hedge funds took home well over $1 billion last year. And the average pay for the top 25 hedge fund managers rose a staggering 57% to $570 million in 2006 from 2005, according to industry publication Alpha Magazine.
Global emerging markets, or GEMS, entice would-be investors with the potential of big returns. The growth of these markets over the past few years has been impressive. In 2006 alone, the MSCI Emerging Markets index rose 29%, led by an extraordinary 53% gain in its four biggest countries — Brazil, Russia, India and China.
Bill Griffeth and Sue Herera sits down with big name investors, executives to talk about private equity, hedge funds, the stock market and keeping America great.
ABN Amro's announcement yesterday that it will extend the exclusivity period of takeover talks with Barclays makes shareholder TCI's proposed agenda items for the bank's upcoming AGM on April 26 "even more relevant," the activist hedge fund said.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Wednesday said it would be in China's best interest to move toward a more flexible currency.
Frank from Atlanta asks about platinum and wonders if this precious metal is going higher? Then, Otis from Indiana asks about buying stock in the hedge fund industry. Specifically, he wonders if Fortress Investment Group (FIG) is a buy...
Hey folks, here are today's trivia questions for those extra investing bucks. the video is worth $2,000 Bonus Bucks: The Bank of Japan left interest rates unchanged today. What is the current rate? And the news is worth $1,000 Bonus Bucks: Citigroup is purchasing hedge fund Old Lane Capital for how much?
Trader Monthly has issued its annual list of the top-earning traders of 2006. Just how much are the biggest earners taking in? Rich Blake, senior editor at Trader Monthly, joined CNBC’s Bill Griffeth on Power Lunch with the first look at the jaw-dropping numbers. In this elite club of traders, each of the top 100 made $50 million or more last year -- and every one of the top five made at least $1 billion in annual compensation.
What could a Chinese dumpling maker named Li Wei and Bill Gates possibly have in common? They're among a record number of wealthy people who held the title of billionaire in 2006. And, according to Forbes magazine’s annual tally, the billionaire club is growing.
A question that eventually arises when financial planners talk about getting fiscally fit is: how much money do I need so I can retire comfortably. To be frank, I hate that question.Not because the intention is incorrect but because it approaches life in a technical way. Most people I know - and I'm betting plenty you know as well - do not want to think about ageing, much less think about what they want to do when they retire.
We add another guest blogger to our site--James Altucher, who is a regular on the contest program "How To Win." James joins Jeff Mishlove who also appears on "How To Win," and both will write about their picks and sometimes their pans (we hope not to often on that last part). Here's what James sent us today..
Man Group, the world's largest publicly traded hedge fund company, said Friday it plans to split off its brokerage business, making it an independent company through an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange.
The global selloff throughout world stock markets triggered by the brief but sharp fall in the Shanghai Composite Index at the end of February has stirred up even more interest in already hot Chinese markets. This week, "A Fund Affair" features AMP Capital's China Growth Fund, which gives the investor rare access to China 'A' shares.
"A Fund Affair" is a brand new column that focuses on mutual funds available in Asia. Each week, we will highlight one fund we think is interesting -- whether because it's invested in a hot market, has a niche appeal or simply has been in the news of late.Our inaugural column features the Aberdeen Asset Management's India Opportunities Fund. Why this fund? A hot topic of debate of late has been the outsourcing of business processes to India. India's benefited from these many contracts. So we decided to explore what India and its economy has to offer the investor and how well Indian companies have performed of late.
If you can believe it, we're just almost done with the first quarter of 2007 and that means two things: the cherry blossoms are coming out and it's time to hunker down for some spring cleaning. As you tackle the clutter in your home, why not clean up your finances as well? This is a great opportunity to start planning for a solid financial future. You've just paid off your taxes (or are about to) and you're well entrenched in your job plans for the year. Don't let that momentum slip. Here are my financial rules for 2007 to help you tackle your finances and start the rest of the year on the right foot.
Equity-focused hedge fund assets rose 30%, or $173 billion, in 2006 to $743 billion. Nearly 70% of this increase came from new assets, Institutional Investor News and HedgeFund.net said in the "Hedge Fund Asset Flows & Trends Report 2006-2007" report.
Wall Street money managers told a House committee that hedge funds should disclose more to their bankers and improve their risk management but not be subject to mandatory registration, CNBC’s Melissa Lee reported from Capitol Hill.
In an exclusive interview on CNBC, SEC Commissioner Paul Atkins said that the SEC should focus on mutual funds and insider trading--not hedge funds.
SEC Commissioner Paul Atkins told CNBC's Melissa Lee that the federal regulatory agency should focus on mutual funds and insider trading--not hedge funds.In a taped interview aired on "Squawk Box," Atkins called efforts to regulate hedge funds “not the wisest effort” A Congressional hearing on the issue is scheduled to begin Tuesday in Washington.
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Carlyle has raised $698 million for its dedicated Africa fund, nearly $200 million above its initial target.
Happy Wednesday. We now return to our regularly scheduled program of spring.
Major market averages may not have much further to fall before indicating that something considerably worse is in store.