Hedge Funds


  • 25 Hedge Managers Earn as Much as 441,400 Americans Friday, 1 Apr 2011 | 2:37 AM ET

    Ten years ago, when the hedge fund industry was much smaller than it is today, it took 25 hedge fund managers to earn a combined annual payday of $5 billion.  Last year, it took only one, the New York Times reports.

  • Federal Reserve Rejects AIG Offer to Buy Mortgage Assets Wednesday, 30 Mar 2011 | 4:52 PM ET

    The Federal Reserve announced Wednesday that it was declining an offer from American International Group to buy the mortgage-related assets it holds in its Maiden Lane II portfolio.

  • Raj Rajaratnam

    In the witness stand yesterday, former Galleon portfolio manager Adam Smith told jurors about the world inside Raj Rajaratnam's hedge fund.

  • Crisis In Japan Costs Man Group $2 Billion Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 10:09 AM ET
    Rescue workers carry a body from the rubble in Rikuzentakata, Japan.

    Londons Man Group performed an nifty feat of media management today.

  • Cities in Asia Play Key Roles in Hedge Fund Club Sunday, 27 Mar 2011 | 10:58 PM ET

    Hong Kong and Singapore have doubled in size as centres for the world’s biggest hedge funds over the past 12 months — at the expense of London and New York. The Financial Times reports.

  • Hedge Funds Crave Bonds That Almost Killed AIG Friday, 25 Mar 2011 | 11:40 AM ET

    Top hedge fund managers are eager to bid on subprime-mortgage bonds held by the Federal Reserve.

  • Spanish Cajas in Talks With Hedge Funds Friday, 25 Mar 2011 | 3:17 AM ET

    Some of the world’s largest hedge funds and private equity groups have held talks with Spain’s troubled savings banks as they rush to secure €15 billion ($21.3 billion) in new capital to avoid a state bail-out, Financial Times reports.

  • Hedge Funds Under the Gun to Meet New SEC Deadline Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 2:12 PM ET
    Sandy Kaul

    Deadlines are quickly approaching for the majority of private hedge funds to register with the securities and exchange commission, which mandates more disclosure requirements over the $1.3 trillion hedge fund industry, as a result of the implementation of the Dodd-Frank financial overhaul law.

  • Goldman Clients Wonder About Their Rank Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 11:59 AM ET
    The Goldman Sachs booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

    Goldman Sachs chief Lloyd Blankfein admitted that not all Goldman Sachs clients are created equal in the eyes of the firm.

  • McKinsey Should Investigate Gupta Friday, 18 Mar 2011 | 12:30 PM ET
    Rajat Gupta

    I'm not sure if prosecutors are doing an effective job of proving the case against Raj Rajaratnam. But they certainly have proved that Rajat Gupta was a bad seed.

  • Hedge Fund Trade of the Week: CVS Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 6:19 PM ET

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

  • Did Raj Rajaratnam Cross the Line to Get an Edge? Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 4:23 PM ET
    Raj Rajaratnam

    After one week of testimony in the insider trading trial of Galleon Group co-founder Raj Rajaratnam, one thing is clearer than ever: In the brutally competitive world of hedge funds, information is everything. A jury will ultimately decide whether the information Rajaratnam got—and made millions trading with—was illegal inside information. But there is no disputing that he went to great lengths to get it.

  • Did The Galleon Tapes Just Clear Rajat Gupta? Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 8:50 AM ET
    Rajat Gupta

    A wiretapped telephone conversation played earlier this week during the trial of Galleon founder Raj Rajaratnam reveals then-Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta disclosing confidential board information to Rajaratnam in 2008.

  • Hedge Fund Intelligence from the Ground Wednesday, 16 Mar 2011 | 6:17 PM ET

    Anthony Scaramucci says prominent hedge funds located in Japan are putting on this trade.

  • Goldman Mulled Buying Wachovia, AIG: Audio Tape Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 | 9:38 PM ET
    Rajat Gupta

    A taped conversation played for jurors in the criminal insider trading trial of hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam Tuesday indicated the Goldman Sachs board had a "divided" discussion in the summer of 2008 about trying to buy a commercial bank such as Wachovia.

  • Five Things We're Watching: March 16, 2011 Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 | 8:59 PM ET

    Here's what you should be watching Wednesday, March 16.

  • Will Japan Crisis Spark Global Markets Correction? Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 | 2:42 PM ET
    Koriyama fire department staff check radiation levels of rescue personnel in Koriyama city in Fukushima prefecture on March 13, 2011.

    There is another problem building, and some fear it could lead to a much more widespread crisis in financial assets.

  • Figure in Insider Case Sought to Quit Goldman Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 7:34 AM ET
    Rajat Gupta

    Rajat K. Gupta, the former Goldman Sachs director accused by the government of passing insider information about the Wall Street firm, had tried to resign from the Goldman board in the middle of the 2008 financial crisis, only weeks before he is said to have provided the tips to the hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam, the New York Times reports.

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  • Third Point

    Fairfax Financial's lawsuit against hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb has just gotten uglier.

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