Hedge Funds


  • A Conversation About Put-Backs Wednesday, 17 Nov 2010 | 12:47 PM ET

    The vast windows of the room had a terrific view of Central Park at night. It hardly seemed like the time or place to discuss the mortgage repurchase exposure of Citigroup, Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase.

  • Hedge Fund Trade of the Week: Coach Tuesday, 16 Nov 2010 | 5:41 PM ET

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

  • But he told us he was selling financials, so the scandal-mongers have it all wrong.

  • Kyle Bass Goes Along on Banks That Are Too Big to Fail Tuesday, 16 Nov 2010 | 10:11 AM ET

    Kyle Bass at Hayman Advisors is just not an equities guy .That much has been known for a while.

  • Large banks, hedge funds and private investors hungry for new and lucrative opportunities are pumping hundreds of millions of dollars into medical malpractice claims, divorce battles and class actions against corporations — all in the hope of sharing in the potential winnings.

  • Bonderman Warns Over Emerging Markets Friday, 12 Nov 2010 | 10:27 AM ET

    David Bonderman, co-founder of private equity firm TPG Capital and long regarded by other buy-out experts as one of the savviest investors in the sector, has warned of an emerging markets “crisis of expectation”.

  • Have Cash, Wait for Stocks to Fall: Jeremy Grantham Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 | 1:25 PM ET

    Investors should be overweight in cash, which gives them security as well as the option to take advantage of other investments if prices fall, fund manager Jeremy Grantham told CNBC Thursday.

  • Warning for Investors: Natural Gas is Risky Trade Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 | 12:56 PM ET

    Natural gas has historically been one of the toughest trades in the commodities group and, once again, funds are losing big betting the wrong way.

  • Why Did Goldman Sachs Turn Against Phil Falcone? Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 | 12:26 PM ET
    Writer Lisa Falcone and businessman Philip Falcone attend NY TIMES Party at the C5 Resturant at The Royal Ontario Museum.

    Goldman Sachs submitted a withdrawal notice to Philip Falcone's Harbinger Capital Partners, a high-flying hedge fund that once managed $26 billion. Why did Goldman decide to pull all of its $120 million from Falcone's fund?

  • Talks With Banks Begin for Troubled Assets Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 | 10:33 AM ET

    Two years after Washington rescued Wall Street, hundreds of billions of dollars of bad investments — in many cases, the same ones that poisoned banks and then the economy — are going up for sale. The New York Times reports.

  • Where are top hedge fund managers investing their money? Find out with Anthony Scaramucci's "Hedge Fund Trade of the Week."

  • Two Deals Show Increase in E-Commerce M&A Tuesday, 9 Nov 2010 | 11:12 AM ET
    Woman on her laptop in a cafe.

    Private equity firm Huntman Gay is buying iCongo, an e-commerce software company, following Oracel's recent purchase of  Arts Technology Group.

  • As Mergers Revive, Risk Arbs Make a Comeback Tuesday, 9 Nov 2010 | 8:04 AM ET

    The most telling sign that mergers are poised for a revival? Risk arbitrage has come back from the dead. Hedge funds are now pouring money into the strategy of betting on the outcomes of deals, the New York Times reports.

  • Wall Street Gets Its Groove Back Thursday, 4 Nov 2010 | 10:20 AM ET
    NYSE traders

    These are not boom times for financial firms. Trading is down and new regulations threaten to take a bite out of future profits. Some firms have been handing out pink slips. Morgan Stanley even posted a loss in its last quarter. Yet Wall Street pay seems to defy gravity. The New York Times reports.

  • Hedge Fund Trade Of the Week: Reflation Wednesday, 3 Nov 2010 | 5:40 PM ET

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

  • SEC Probing Deal Between JPMorgan and Hedge Fund Monday, 1 Nov 2010 | 4:08 PM ET

    Sources tell ProPublica that the Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating whether JPMorgan Chase allowed a hedge fund to improperly select assets for a $1.1 billion deal backed by subprime mortgages.

  • If you had any lingering hope that the Volcker Rule would keep taxpayer protected banks from acquiring hedge funds, it will be quashed by todays announcement that JP Morgan Chase has signed a deal to acquire a controlling stake in the Brazilian hedge fund Gavea Investimentos.

  • How Bank CEO and Hedge Fund Campaign Donations Differ Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010 | 10:35 AM ET

    CEOs of big Wall Street firms tend to distribute their political contributions equally between Democrats and Republicans, but hedge fund chiefs sink money along partisan lines.

  • Delphi

    The New York Posts Josh Kosman does a run down this morning on how Paul Singers Elliot Management and Silver Point Capital turned a $435 million investment in the distressed debt of the autoparts maker Delphi into an equity stake worth $1.54 billion today.

  • Kristin Davis

    Kristin Davis, the madam who ran the prostitution ring patronized by disgraced former governor Eliot Spitzer, is running for governor of New York State.

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