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  • Hedge Fund Con: What You Didn't See Wednesday, 13 Jun 2007 | 10:55 AM ET
    Hakan Yalincak

    Twelve minutes seems like an eternity in television land, but when you report an in-depth piece, there is inevitably juicy tidbits that end up never seeing the light of day. That's what happened with my look at the psychology behind a hedge fund con. It's the story of a college undergrad, Hakan Yalincak, who engaged in credit card fraud, hedge fund fraud and check kiting, in a classic Wall Street swindle. And here's the kicker: the targets of the scam were hedge fund traders and managers who worked at some of the most successful...

  • Edward Lampert

    Eddie Lampert, the billionaire hedge fund manger and controlling shareholder of Sears Holdings, is embarking on an effort to raise billions in new money for his widely successful hedge fund, ESL,  people familiar with the situation told CNBC's David Faber.

  • A Straits Affair Friday, 8 Jun 2007 | 5:37 AM ET

    Think of investing in Asia and markets like China and India immediately spring to mind. China seems to be preoccupying everyone.  And why would it not with the Shanghai Composite Index more than doubling over the last 12 months, thanks largely to nearly 90 million retail investors. But things are not looking so rosy at the moment. Chinese shares have been on a volatile ride of late. After hitting another record high on May 29, the index has lost almost 7% as of June 8. For investors, who are less than thrilled to ride the Chinese stock market rollercoaster, the good news is, that you have options – very good ones at that.

  • Bear Stearns

    Hedge fund managers are accusing Bear Stearns of trying to manipulate the market in securities based on subprime mortgages, the Wall Street Journal reported in its online edition.

  • SAC & Jana Turn Up the Heat! Wednesday, 6 Jun 2007 | 12:14 PM ET

    Imagine you're a CEO or board member of a publicly traded company and you get this letter, signed by two very powerful, very successful hedge funds: Dearest Sir, We believe you should make a huge acquisition because the company as it stands won't deliver the returns we want (I.E. not BIG enough!). By the way, we own a huge stake in your company, and we WILL make it bigger. (Read between the lines: Do what we say, or else.) XOXO, SAC and Jana.

  • In an exclusive interview with CNBC, Joe Moglia, CEO of TD Ameritrade, said his company will consider merging with a competitor but won't rush into any agreement.“You should assume that we’ve been talking to people in the industry all along and we would continue to do that,” Moglia said.

  • TD Ameritrade Under Pressure From Hedge Funds to Merge Wednesday, 6 Jun 2007 | 7:36 AM ET

    Two hedge funds took an 8.4% stake in TD Ameritrade Holding and sent the online brokerage a letter urging  it to merge with either E*Trade Financial  or Charles Schwab. TD Ameritrade expressed willingness to consider such an offer.

  • G8 Summit to Call for Hedge Fund Vigilance Monday, 4 Jun 2007 | 8:31 AM ET

    Leaders of the G8 powers will call this week for greater vigilance on hedge funds in the hope that the industry will take it upon itself to prevent accidents like the collapse of LTCM in the late 1990s.

  • Bigger is not Necessarily Better Wednesday, 30 May 2007 | 11:03 AM ET

    Today, I focused on emerging private equity funds' outperformance versus larger, more established funds (see link to my CNBC TV report). But let's not forget about hedge funds. The same outperformance can also be found there.First a multiple-choice question: whom do you want running your hedge fund?A. A guy who's been running money for decades and has his wealth spread out across a big portfolio that may be worth more than yours may.B. A guy who's sunk almost all his net worth into the fund, so he's trading his own money, and stays up at night thinking about how he's got to make the fund work or he'll lose his house.

  • Warning Is Sounded Over Hedge Fund Surge in China Wednesday, 23 May 2007 | 10:37 PM ET

    Global hedge funds have invested as much as $50 billion into China's soaring stock markets, a development that regulators should monitor, according to a report by a mainland think-tank cited in Thursday's South China Morning Post.

  • Hedge Fund Registration: No Silver Bullet Wednesday, 23 May 2007 | 10:11 AM ET

    The effort to require hedge funds to register just doesn't die. After the court struck down the Securities and Exchange Commission's mandate to require registration, Sen. Charles Grassley picked up the torch. But Senator, consider the comments of the US Attorney for the State of Connecticut.

  • Merrill Takes a Stake in GSO Hedge Fund: WSJ Monday, 21 May 2007 | 1:26 AM ET

    Merrill Lynch is taking a minority stake in GSO Capital Partners, an $8 billion hedge fund, the Wall Street Journal reported on its Web site on Monday.

  • A Green Affair Friday, 18 May 2007 | 7:02 AM ET

    International opinion polls are showing a rapid rise in the public's awareness of ecological problems. It is hard not to be aware of the deteriorating environment when as in Hong Kong, you can literally see the air you breathe.  As awareness grows, a number of investment products have entered the market with a target demographic in mind: those that seek to reap returns, and help an ailing planet in the process.

  • Hedge Funds Take On SEC Over Disclosure Requirements Thursday, 17 May 2007 | 1:15 PM ET

    Two funds are leading a charge to overturn the rules that require them to file quarterly holdings information, maintaining that such disclosures are trade secrets.

  • New Century Loan Servicing Unit Sells for $188 Million Thursday, 17 May 2007 | 9:34 AM ET

    New Century Financial, the largest U.S. subprime lender in bankruptcy, said hedge fund Carrington Capital Management LLC won an auction to buy its loan servicing unit for $188 million.

  • Cramer’s New Dirty Dozen Friday, 11 May 2007 | 10:35 AM ET

    A number of big funds keep fighting over the same stocks, and there isn't enough supply to go around. You might want to get in these 12 names before it's too late.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • A Timely Affair: What’s the Best Month to Invest In? Thursday, 10 May 2007 | 11:41 PM ET

    When making the decision to put money into the market, investors are always looking for the extra something that gives them the “edge” over the odds. Be it thoroughly researching the company or sector to make that informed decision, or simply the hot stock tip, we are always on the lookout for a better way to invest.  In this week’s A Fund Affair, our guest writer, Mah Ching Cheng, Research Manager at Fundsupermart.com, gives us a unique commentary of whether there is a best time to invest.  Is it better to buy stocks in March or should you keep you money out of the market during August?  Mah shares her opinion with us.

  • Private Equity Seen as Blessing, Curse Thursday, 10 May 2007 | 2:53 PM ET

    Is private equity enriching an elite handful of investors, or is there a "trickle-down" benefit to others? On "Power Lunch," Stephen Lerner, director of the Private Equity Project at the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), and Michael Madden, co-founder and managing partner of BlackEagle Partners, squared off on the question.

  • EU finance ministers meet Tuesday for talks that where they are expected to agree to keep an eye on hedge funds but set no new rules at this stage for the high-risk, high-return investments.

  • A Betting Affair Friday, 4 May 2007 | 4:02 AM ET

    The allure of hitting the jackpot big time is translating into an increasing demand for gaming outlets and facilities across the world.  Casinos are mushrooming across Asia, with many countries racing to grant gaming licenses to the big casino operators like Vegas Sands and PBL Melco. Vietnam’s gaming landscape is rapidly rising; Singapore has granted two licenses to heavyweight gaming companies Genting International and Las Vegas Sands; and Japan is looking into legalizing its gaming industry.

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