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  • President Barack Obama

    Last night Obama headed to the Upper East Side to wine and dine Wall Street.

  • The Madness of the Venture Capital Exemption Thursday, 23 Jun 2011 | 10:29 AM ET
    Confused man

    When Congress granted the Securities and Exchange Commission new powers to require private investment funds to register and make disclosures, it ordered the agency to create an exemption for venture capital funds. But the carve-out is so complex, many venture capital funds might just decide it isn't worth the hassle.

  • The SEC's New Hedge Fund Rules Thursday, 23 Jun 2011 | 10:12 AM ET
    Government Regulation

    The new rules adopted by the Securities and Exchange yesterday requiring hedge funds, private equity funds and venture capital funds register and make periodic disclosures to the agency fail at most basic level: They simply lack a cognizable purpose.

  • Trash Talk From Trichet, Sunny Skies in Switzerland Thursday, 23 Jun 2011 | 10:01 AM ET

    The European Central Bank's Trichet sees red, and hedge funds see problems in Mexico. It's your Thursday FX Fix.

  • Hedge Fund Trade of the Week: Best Buy Wednesday, 22 Jun 2011 | 6:36 PM ET

    Where’s the fast money finding opportunity? In this regular feature Anthony Scaramucci aka The Hedge reveals his latest greatest pick!

  • Tobey Maguire

    Tobey Maguire and other celebs are being sued by a group of hedge fund investors, who say Maguire and others won cash in an illegal poker ring, which belongs to them.

  • Bolton's China Hedge Fund Performance Disappoints Wednesday, 22 Jun 2011 | 2:23 AM ET
    Investors watch a display at a stock exchange in Huaian, Jiangsu Province, China.

    Anthony Bolton, one of the UK's best known and most successful fund managers, said the recent performance at his Fidelity China Special Situations fund <FCSS.L>. had been "disappointing."

  • Big Name Hedge Funds Brace for a Rough Ride Tuesday, 21 Jun 2011 | 9:22 PM ET

    Hedge fund managers are preparing to enter the second half of the year with plenty to be bearish about – and not much, it seems, to make money from. The FT reports.

  • Upsets Hit Merger Arbitrage Investors Monday, 20 Jun 2011 | 1:31 AM ET

    Merger arbitrage investors are braced for a second consecutive month of losses with a string of unexpected upsets leading to a difficult period for the hedge fund strategy, the FT reports.

  • Hedge Fund Star Strategy     Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | 11:23 AM ET

    One of the rising stars in the hedge fund industry shares some investment advice, with Patrick Wolff, Grandmaster Capital.

  • Wall Street Braces for New Layoffs as Profits Wane Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | 12:17 AM ET

    Faced with weak markets and uncertainty over regulations, many of the biggest Wall Street firms are preparing for deep cuts in jobs and other costs, the NYT reports.

  • Public pension funds managing the retirement and health care benefits of teachers and firemen are pouring money into hedge funds, as much as doubling the money they allocate to the industry, in a desperate attempt to bridge the funding gap in their plans.

  • Hedge Funds: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 9:39 AM ET

    Hedge funds are a type of investment fund that operates with different regulatory constraints than other funds, such as mutual funds, pension funds and banks. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy describes how these funds are structured, how they operate, and the incentive fees managers earn from them.

  • Victor Neiderhoffer’s Amazing Atlas Statue Wednesday, 15 Jun 2011 | 1:41 PM ET
    Victor Neiderhoffer

    Hedge fund manager Victor Neiderhoffer commissioned this statue of Atlas holding the world aloft. It presumably stands on property near his mansion in Weston, Connecticut.

  • Suspicious Pre-Deal Trades Fall Sharply Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 1:11 AM ET

    The level of suspicious trading ahead of UK mergers and acquisitions fell sharply last year to 21 percent, the lowest level since 2003, as regulators around the world intensified efforts to combat insider trading, the FT reported.

  • Obama And the Shadow Ideology of Hedge Funds Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 2:09 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    The notion that hedge fund managers turned against President Barack Obama because he called them "fat cats" a year and half ago is prompting derision.

  • Five Things Obama Can Do to Win Hedge Funds Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 10:12 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama is trying to win back Wall Street executives and hedge fund managers.

  • Too Big to Fail, or Too Trifling for Oversight? Sunday, 12 Jun 2011 | 10:05 AM ET

    Financial companies have paraded into the Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve  to say they are not large or risky enough to threaten the financial system, the New York Times reports.

  • Hedge Fund Trade of the Week: Hewlett-Packard Thursday, 9 Jun 2011 | 6:40 PM ET

    Where’s the fast money finding opportunity? In this regular feature Anthony Scaramucci aka The Hedge reveals his latest greatest pick!

  • An Absurd Result in the Goldman Huddle Case Thursday, 9 Jun 2011 | 3:31 PM ET
    The Goldman Sachs booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

    The most absurd legal case against Goldman Sachs has now come to an even more absurd conclusion.

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