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  • Buffett May Consider Bear Stearns Stake Thursday, 27 Sep 2007 | 11:31 AM ET

    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 Jumps on Report of Buffett Talks Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007 | 5:41 PM ET

    Bear Stearns shares soared on Wednesday on a report that several investors, including Warren Buffett, may buy part of the Wall Street investment bank.

  • SEC Charges Hedge Fund Manager with Fraud Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007 | 3:11 PM ET

    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.

  • Average Oil Price Seen Hitting Record Next Year Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007 | 2:12 PM ET
    Oil Refinery

    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 Hedge Funds Plan Northern Rock Raid: Report Sunday, 23 Sep 2007 | 11:43 PM ET
    Customers line up to enter a Northern Rock branch in Bromley, in south-east London, 14 September 2007.

    Three leading hedge funds are planning a break-up of beleaguered British bank Northern Rock, according to a newspaper report on Sunday.

  • Harman's $8 Billion Buyout Is Latest Deal to Falter Friday, 21 Sep 2007 | 4:57 PM ET
    Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

    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.

  • Stocks, Housing And A 'Halo' Dominate Week Ahead Friday, 21 Sep 2007 | 4:42 PM ET

    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.

  • A Mantou Affair Friday, 21 Sep 2007 | 3:14 AM ET

    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.

  • Goldman's Global Alpha Hedge Fund Posts Worst Month Friday, 14 Sep 2007 | 6:35 AM ET

    Goldman Sachs' flagship Global Alpha hedge fund sank 22.7% in August, the worst month in its 12 years of operation, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday, citing a letter from the fund to investors.

  • South Korea to Ease Rules on Asset Managers, Funds Wednesday, 12 Sep 2007 | 11:36 PM ET

    South Korea will loosen regulations on foreign asset management firms and domestic private equity funds as early as this year, the finance ministry said on Thursday.

  • Hedge Fund Traders: What's On Their Minds Tuesday, 11 Sep 2007 | 8:59 AM ET

    I attended a meeting of about twenty-five hedge fund traders last night. These informal gatherings are fairly common on the Street; they're often sponsored by sell-side trading houses. Usually, it's a discussion on long and short positions of the various traders.

  • Bond Funds May Be Next to Feel Subprime Shockwaves Monday, 10 Sep 2007 | 3:39 PM ET
    For Sale Signs

    Could the housing market's woes spread to bonds held in mutual funds by millions of ordinary investors?

  • Hedge Funds Lose Money, Not as Much as Feared Monday, 10 Sep 2007 | 1:19 PM ET

    The average U.S. hedge fund lost money in August, the first time this year that these loosely regulated portfolios were in the red, according to data released Monday.

  • Ceridian Merger on Track; Ackman Drops Proxy Fight Sunday, 9 Sep 2007 | 1:06 PM ET

    Ceridian said Saturday it resolved a proxy battle with its largest shareholder, Pershing Square Capital Management, clearing the way for the payroll processing company to be acquired for about $5.2 billion.

  • An Institutional Affair Friday, 7 Sep 2007 | 6:02 AM ET

    Are you one of those very normal people who puts your money in say a pension fund that promises to grow your wealth so that you can retire comfortably? The fund in turn gives your money to another fund -- an institutional fund -- that invests it in stocks you’ve never heard of. Well, for this week’s A Fund Affair, I thought it would be ‘fun’ to take a look at a fund that services only institutional investors. 

  • Carlyle Closes $7.3 Billion European Buyout Fund Thursday, 6 Sep 2007 | 10:51 AM ET

    Private equity firm Carlyle Group has closed a 5.35 billion euro ($7.31 billion) fund for European buyouts, a sign that investors remain hot on the industry despite the current chill.

  • Blackstone to Buy Stake in China's BlueStar: Source Thursday, 6 Sep 2007 | 8:14 AM ET

    Blackstone Group plans to buy a 20 to 40% stake in chemicals company China National BlueStar (Group) for up to $500 million, marking its first major investment in the world's fastest-growing major economy.

  • Global Advisors Closes Two Hedge Funds Wednesday, 5 Sep 2007 | 1:22 PM ET

    Global Advisors, a commodity hedge fund manager, said Wednesday it would close two of its three funds due to "poor performance" that prompted investor redemptions, the latest commodity funds to belly up.

  • Renaissance Raising New Fund to Trade Futures Wednesday, 5 Sep 2007 | 1:02 PM ET

    Renaissance Technologies is raising its third quantitative hedge fund, this one specializing in trading futures and designed to handle up to $50 billion, a source familiar with the matter said.

  • Hedge Funds Circle $43-Billion Fire Sale Monday, 3 Sep 2007 | 8:02 AM ET

    Fire sales worth up to $43 billion could soon spark a flurry of opportunistic investment, according to a recent report from the Royal Bank of Scotland, as the ongoing squeeze in the commercial paper market forces investment banks to liquidate holdings.

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