Hedge Funds


  • Hedge Fund Trade of the Week: Broadridge Financial Wednesday, 22 Dec 2010 | 6:00 PM ET

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

  • Smart Money Secrets: Hedges’ Top Trades For 2011 Friday, 17 Dec 2010 | 5:45 PM ET

    Where’s the smart money secretly finding opportunity in 2011? Anthony Scaramucci of SkyBridge spills the beans!

  • Three Hedge Funds Stand Out in 2010 Performance Friday, 17 Dec 2010 | 1:43 PM ET

    It's been an extremely choppy year for markets, and hedge funds have been no exception. Even though the S&P is on pace to be up about eleven percent, many hedge funds are lagging, with the industry average hovering closer to 4 percent, according to hedge fund research. Nonetheless, there were some standout performances.

  • The good news about yesterday's arrests is that federal authorities only arrested people who, if the allegations are correct, are truly bad guys.

  • AMD Says It Is the Victim of Insider Trading Thursday, 16 Dec 2010 | 5:09 PM ET

    No doubt more than a few eyebrows will be cocked when the eyes below them come across Advanced Micro Devices statement that it was the victim of insider trading.

  • Value Tax Likely for Off-Shore Hedge Funds Thursday, 16 Dec 2010 | 4:09 PM ET

    If you run a hedge fund domiciled in the Cayman Islands or Bermuda (as many are) you are not happy with the bankers who advised Novartis on its deal to acquire the 23 percent of Alcon it doesn‘t already own.

  • While hedge fund employees breathed a sign of relief today when they learned that none of their numbers had gone down in the big insider trading sweep today, a close read of one of the criminal complaints filed in federal court today reveals that New York hedge funds have a mole in their midst.

  • iPad

    One of the technology executives arrested Thursday in an insider trading sweep allegedly leaked advanced information about Apple’s iPad and revamped iPhone.

  • A sigh of relief went out as authorities announced new insider trading charges against five people Thursday.

  • Meet Walter Shimoon Thursday, 16 Dec 2010 | 12:53 PM ET

    Walter Shimoon is one of the suspects arrested on Thursday in connection with the government's latest insider trading crackdown.

  • Appeals Court Upholds Freeze on Stanford Employee Funds Thursday, 16 Dec 2010 | 2:20 AM ET
    Allen Stanford

    A federal appeals panel has upheld a freeze on the assets of more than 300 employees of Texas financier Allen Stanford, who is charged with running a $7 billion Ponzi scheme involving fraudulent certificates of deposit. 

  • Hedge Fund Trade of the Week: Enzon Pharma Wednesday, 15 Dec 2010 | 6:25 PM ET

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

  • US Widens Stanford Probe to Brokers Tuesday, 14 Dec 2010 | 6:26 AM ET
    Allen Stanford

    US securities regulators have broadened their investigation into the alleged $8 billion Ponzi scheme run by Allen Stanford, the Texan billionaire, to include brokerage executives who invested their clients’ money in Stanford International Bank products, reports the Financial Times.

  • Speculators Are Eager to Bet on Madoff Claims Tuesday, 14 Dec 2010 | 5:26 AM ET
    Bernie Madoff

    The lawsuits filed by the trustee seeking money for Bernard L. Madoff’s fraud victims may be a blow for the defendants — but they are catnip for an obscure breed of Wall Street traders speculating on the outcome of the enormous Madoff bankruptcy case, the New York Times reports.

  • Stanford Incompetent to Stand Trial: Defense Attorney Monday, 13 Dec 2010 | 12:52 PM ET
    Allen Stanford

    The defense attorney for accused Ponzi schemer Allen Stanford says his client is not competent to stand trial next month, and he is asking for a court hearing to prove it.

  • Madoff Lawsuits Are Headed for Court Monday, 13 Dec 2010 | 5:31 AM ET

    With the final deadline for litigation having passed at midnight on Saturday, at least 1,000 individual civil lawsuits will now go forward to try to  recover more than $50 billion for the victims of the global Ponzi scheme orchestrated by Bernard L.Madoff. The New York Times reports.

  • Madoff’s Elder Son Found Dead in Suicide Saturday, 11 Dec 2010 | 4:12 PM ET
    Financier Bernard Madoff (R) with his sons Mark Madoff (L) and Andrew Madoff (C) during July 2001 in Montauk, NY.

    Mark Madoff, the older of Bernard L. Madoff’s two sons, was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on Saturday, the second anniversary of the day his father was arrested, the New York Times reports.

  • Yesterday Third Point founder Dan Loeb sent a mocking letter to a group of hedge fund managers who have supported Barack Obama, comparing them to battered wives.

  • Cash for Clues: Law Gives Money to Whistleblowers Friday, 10 Dec 2010 | 2:01 PM ET

    Tucked within the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, signed into law mid-summer, are new provisions, gone largely unnoticed by many, with monetary incentives that make it easier for employees to come forward with damaging information about there employer.

  • Insider Monkey Responds to Pershing Capital Dust-Up Thursday, 9 Dec 2010 | 4:11 PM ET

    Insider Monkey responds to Carney's piece Perishing Square's Amazing Returns Cause an Internet Dust-Up.

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