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  • 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.

  • Minds of Mega Asset managers     Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 10:35 AM ET

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche has the details on discussions with asset managers attending the KBW Conference on whether they're willing to take risk again.

  • Will Google Start Buying Back Its Stock? Tuesday, 7 Jun 2011 | 4:06 PM ET
    Google

    A few words from Google executives last week have some investors wondering if the Mountain View, California-based Internet giant might start buying back some of its own stock.

  • Grassley Took SAC Capital Political Cash Tuesday, 7 Jun 2011 | 2:08 PM ET
    Stack of U.S. hundred-dollar bills

    As we explained a few weeks ago, Senator Charles Grassley is not investigating the hedge fund SAC Capital. He's investigating the government's investigation of SAC Capital.

  • Grassley's Investigation Into the SEC Tuesday, 7 Jun 2011 | 10:11 AM ET
    Senator Charles Grassley

    As we explained a few weeks ago, Senator Charles Grassley is not investigating the hedge fund SAC Capital. He's investigating the government's investigation of SAC Capital.

  • A Merciless May for Many Hedge Funds Monday, 6 Jun 2011 | 3:28 PM ET

    May was a painful month for many hedge funds, as the market struggled with the double whammy of a slowing economy and the final throes of the Fed’s current quantitative easing program.

  • A Trader, an F.B.I. Witness, and Then a Suicide Friday, 3 Jun 2011 | 10:10 AM ET

    the New York Times reports.

  • Hedge Fund Trade of the Week: Motorola Solutions Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 6:10 PM ET

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

  • Ex-Madoff Employee to Plead Guilty, Cooperate Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 5:33 PM ET

    Eric S. Lipkin, a former employee of convicted Ponzi schemer Bernard L. Madoff, is expected to plead guilty on Monday to criminal charges that he was involved in the massive scam, according to U.S. prosecutors.

  • SAC Capital Grows Fund as Legal Battles Mount Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 12:18 PM ET

    Shortly after the firm appeared to have dodged a federal criminal investigation into insider trading, news surfaced that a top Senate Republican had launched an inquiry into how the Securities and Exchange Commission handled past concerns about suspicious trading at the firm.

  • Well-Endowed Colleges & Universities     Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 12:24 PM ET

    A look at investment strategies and how universities are managing their endowments, with Scott Seidle, Purdue University CIO.

  • Activism Advocate Myners to Join Cevian Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 2:34 AM ET

    Paul Myners, the former City minister who urged institutional shareholders to engage more with corporate boards, is to become UK chairman of Cevian Capital, Europe’s largest activist fund manager, reports the FT.

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