Hedge Funds


  • At Goldman, Pressure on Staff to Keep a Low Profile Friday, 8 Jul 2011 | 11:35 AM ET

    When Matt Levine, a vice president at Goldman Sachs, announced in May that he was leaving his job to become a full-time writer for Dealbreaker, a satirical blog that covers the finance industry, a few colleagues gave him a wary send-off, the New York Times reports.

  • US State Pension Funds Could Learn From the North Friday, 8 Jul 2011 | 1:36 AM ET

    America’s public sector has not produced many pleasant financial surprises this year. This week, however, one emerged: John Liu, New York City Comptroller, announced that in the year to June 30, the City’s pension fund produced returns of more than 20 percent, raising total assets to $119 billion, according to the FT.

  • NYSE Trader

    A whipsawing equities market and a reversal in commodities made June a tough month for some of the world’s biggest hedge funds .

  • Facebook Insiders & Behind the Hedges     Thursday, 7 Jul 2011 | 12:00 PM ET

    Making a case for Facebook valuations, with Lou Kerner, Wedbush Securities, and CNBC's Kate Kelly has the backstory on which hedge funds have had the roughest run lately.

  • Hedge Funds and Other People's Money Thursday, 7 Jul 2011 | 11:57 AM ET
    Stack of U.S. hundred-dollar bills

    Whenever I argue that carried interest is not really so different from other types of capital gains, someone inevitably objects that the critical difference is between investing your own money and investing other people’s money.

  • The Hedge Funder and the Log Cabin Thursday, 7 Jul 2011 | 10:03 AM ET

    Yesterday I explained that difference between what gets taxed as capital gains and what gets ordinary income is not the bright line many imagine.

  • The Biggest Mistake in the Hedge Fund Tax Debate Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 3:49 PM ET

    The debate over how to tax the profits interests of hedge funds is carried out on a deceptively simplistic level that misleads lots of people.

  • Did Markets Know Obama Was Going to Tap Oil Reserve? Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 3:07 PM ET

    Tapping the Strategic Petroleum Reserve was supposed to lower oil prices but instead has only raised questions about market manipulation.

  • John Kinnucan Says SEC Is Targeting Maverick Capital Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 2:40 PM ET

    Yesterday at 11:46 PM, Lee Ainslie of Maverick Capital got an email with the Subject line, "Yo Lee homey, Sorry to break it to you, but looks to me likely that Maverick will soon be charged with insiderr trading. Just thought I'd let you know..."

  • Hedge Fund Tax Advocates Are Fooling Themselves Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 12:05 PM ET

    The debate over how to tax the share of gains earned by the managers of private investment companies—such as hedge funds and private equity funds—has been going on for several years. But it appears that the terms of the debate are just getting, well, stupider.

  • More M&A in Second Half?     Tuesday, 5 Jul 2011 | 5:30 PM ET

    What top hedge fund managers are watching in the second half, with Anthony Scaramucci, Skybridge Capital.

  • Ron Baron: I Don't Have an ATM Card Tuesday, 5 Jul 2011 | 3:42 PM ET

    The $100 million ATM Receipt sure is getting a lot of mileage of the question: "Who could it be?"

  • Spotted Near Wall Street Tuesday, 5 Jul 2011 | 2:33 PM ET

    NetNet friend Vince Veneziani. author of the forthcoming book "The Greatest Trades of All Time," snapped this photo today of a car parked on William Street near Exchange Place. The license place reads: HDGFND.

  • Dennis Gartman: Greece Will Eventually Default Tuesday, 5 Jul 2011 | 1:47 PM ET

    Greece recently passed austerity measures and appears to be on the road to a bailout, but strategic investor Dennis Gartman still believes the country will eventually default.

  • Hedge Fund Tax Proposal     Tuesday, 5 Jul 2011 | 12:55 PM ET

    Are hedge funds paying their fair share of taxes? One powerful senator doesn't believe they are giving Uncle Sam his fair share. John Carney, CNBC.com frames the debate.

  • Populists Should Support the Hedge Fund Tax Break Tuesday, 5 Jul 2011 | 10:08 AM ET

    Last Thursday, Senator Carl Levin called the tax treatment of carried interest “the unconscionable tax break given to hedge-fund managers.” But the notion that taxation of carried interest is an “unconscionable tax break” is the moral equivalent of a vampire going down in flames the moment it is exposed to the light of thought.

  • Distressed corporate debt represents an excellent opportunity for investors as political and economic uncertainty rattles global bond markets and small and medium sized businesses struggle to raise capital, Jon Macintosh, manager at closed-ended investment company Acencia Debt Strategies told CNBC.

  • Paulson Enjoys $550 Million Lehman Boost Monday, 4 Jul 2011 | 9:07 PM ET

    Paulson & Co, the hedge fund that made billions from betting on a collapse in mortgage-backed securities during the financial crisis, has made more than $550m from a recovery in the value of bonds it bought in failed investment bank Lehman Brothers. The FT reports.

  • China Bears Have It Wrong: Jim Rogers Monday, 4 Jul 2011 | 7:44 PM ET
    Jim Rogers during a visit to Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province of China. Rogers says he's long Chinese stocks and the currency even though he thinks the property sector may be in a bubble.

    Commodity bull Jim Rogers says hedge fund managers such as Jim Chanos of Kynikos Associates and Hugh Hendry of Eclectica, who have been shorting Chinese related stocks and credits, have got it wrong.

  • $99 Million ATM Receipt     Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 12:27 PM ET

    Weighing in on a $99 million ATM receipt, and whether it's a good idea to tax hedge funds, with Leon Cooperman, Omega Advisors chairman/CEO.

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