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  • Paulson Meeting Preview: Bullish on M&A   Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 11:09 AM ET
    Paulson Meeting Preview: Bullish on M&A

    CNBC's Kate Kelly reports hedge fund manager John Paulson wants to recast the firm as a mergers and acquisitions strategist, and is still positive on gold over the medium to long term.

  • Kyrgyzstan Fights Over Gold at Top of the World Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 4:19 AM ET

    Nationalists in Kyrgyzstan are threatening to return to the streets to topple another government unless it expropriates the Kumtor goldmine, a treasure they say was sold off too cheaply to foreigners.

  • Picasso. Hamptons. Now That's a Buying Spree! Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 9:02 AM ET
    An oceanfront house in East Hampton owned by Steven A. Cohen, founder of SAC Capital Advisors.

    Steven A. Cohen is known for his rapid-fire trading style at his hedge fund SAC Capital Advisors. He seems to be taking a similar approach with recent purchases. The NY Times reports.

  • Paulson Seeking Tax Refuge?   Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 4:50 PM ET
    Paulson Seeking Tax Refuge?

    Hedge fund heavyweight and lifelong New Yorker John Paulson is reportedly ditching Park Avenue for Palm Trees, reports CNBC's Robert Frank.

  • Paulson's Bullish Bets   Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 12:30 PM ET
    Paulson's Bullish Bets

    CNBC's Kate Kelly reports hedge fund manager John Paulson revealed some of his latest holdings last night and told investors why he's bullish on gold and housing.

  • Why Paulson Is Bullish on US Economy   Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 10:15 AM ET
    Why Paulson Is Bullish on US Economy

    CNBC's Kate Kelly reports John Paulson is calling for a bottom in housing and he's bullish on the U.S. economy and energy. Paulson's recent slump has some questioning his call.

  • *Some big-name Romney backers will be watching from Boston. Now, some heavyweights of the $2 trillion industry plan to break out the champagne and party in style Tuesday night as they cheer on their man at events in Boston, New York and even Las Vegas, according to people familiar with the Romney campaign and some of the big contributors.

  • FACTBOX-The wealthy behind U.S. presidential race Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 9:48 PM ET

    Oct 26- Individual donors to U.S. presidential candidates can contribute up to $2,500 for the state-by-state party nominating contests and another $2,500 for the general election.

  • John Paulson

    Fed up with lagging returns at the hedge fund, investors large and small are opting to either reduce their capital at risk or yank it entirely by year’s end.

  • Paulson's Funds Get Bruised Again   Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 12:41 PM ET
    Paulson's Funds Get Bruised Again

    A wrong bet on Europe burned Paulson badly last year, so he shored up his risk controls and hedges. But this year, a combination of hedging costs and battered gold-mining stocks have given his funds another bruising, reports CNBC's Kate Kelly.

  • The Rise & Fall of John Paulson   Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 8:18 AM ET
    The Rise & Fall of John Paulson

    CNBC's Kate Kelly reports investors in the billionaire's hedge fund are losing patience with the fund's performance.

  • Hedge Funds Bet on Big Bunds Sell-Off Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 9:52 PM ET
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    Leading hedge fund managers are betting on a significant sell-off in German government bonds in the coming months after a sharp fall in yields on the debt paper driven by a flight to safety in the eurozone, the Financial Times reports.

  • Chairs: Paulson Buys $49 Million Aspen Palace   Tuesday, 5 Jun 2012 | 6:50 AM ET
    Chairs: Paulson Buys $49 Million Aspen Palace

    The "Squawk Box" news team weighs in with their perspective on the markets ahead of the opening bell, including a look at billionaire hedge fund manager, John Paulson spending some of his fortune on a palace in the mountains, with CNBC'S Robert Frank.

  • Whale Watch: Why Copying Big Investors Is 'Dangerous' Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 1:44 PM ET
    NYSE Traders

    "It's dangerous for investors merely to mimic what large investors are doing, because you're always going to be late," says one market pro. "That includes not just buying but, importantly, selling."

  • Paulson Goes Short On German Bunds Wednesday, 18 Apr 2012 | 5:52 AM ET
    John Alfred Paulson, president of Paulson & Co., Inc, listens during the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee November 13, 2008 in Washington, DC.

    John Paulson, the billionaire hedge fund manager who foresaw the collapse of the US housing market, is shorting German government bonds in a wager that the euro zone debt crisis will significantly deepen in the coming months, the Financial Times reports.

  • Last Call: The Future Looks Bright For JPM Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 10:15 PM ET
    Jamie Dimon

    Sharpen your pencils, it's Last Call quiz time.

  • Wall Street's Highest Paid Hedge Fund Managers Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 6:35 AM ET
    Earned: $585 Million Firm: SAC Capital Advisors AUM: $14 Billion Although last year’s 8 percent net return by SAC’s flagship multi-strategy fund was among Cohen’s worst annual results (apart from its 19 percent loss in 2008), the fund’s gross return of 16 percent was easily among the best hedge fund performances of 2011. The fund, which charges a whopping 50 percent performance fee, did especially well in discretionary long-short equity, earning most of its gains from energy, retail, and technol

    The managers at the very top of this year’s Rich List bucked the trend of the industry’s lackluster performance.

  • John Paulson Lowers the Bar to Pay Employees Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012 | 3:48 PM ET
    John Alfred Paulson, president of Paulson & Co., Inc.

    Still suffering the repercussions of a huge downswing, hedge-fund manager John Paulson has told employees he’ll pay bonuses for this year out of his own pocket, according to someone familiar with the matter.

  • Breaking News: Paulson & Co. Slashes Key Incentive Level

    CNBC's Kate Kelly reports that Paulson & Company is slashing the key incentive level for employee bonuses.

  • John Paulson Urges Hartford Financial Spin-Off Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 | 6:57 PM ET

    On Valentine’s Day, John Paulson looked for a breakup — of Hartford Financial.