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  • Hedge-Fund Compensation to Decline: Barton Biggs Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 11:06 AM ET
    Barton Biggs

    Compensation levels for hedge funds and investment-management firms "are going to come down very significantly versus other parts of the economy," investor Barton Biggs told CNBC Friday.

  • Hedging Helps Smooth Cost Structure Friday, 30 Sep 2011 | 2:52 PM ET

    While derivatives themselves carry risks and financial scandals have tarnished their image, many companies still use futures contracts, swaps, collars, and other hedging instruments to minimize volatility in their cost of doing business.

  • CEO Resignation Only Adds to Shockwaves at UBS Saturday, 24 Sep 2011 | 4:35 PM ET
    CEO Oswald Gruebel of UBS

    No time wasted. Only an hour after Sergio Ermotti was appointed interim CEO of UBS following Oswald Gruebel's decision to resign, the Swiss Italian banker, alongside Chairman Kaspar Villiger, addressed the media in a hastily arranged conference call.

  • US Pushes Europe to Act With Force on Debt Crisis Saturday, 24 Sep 2011 | 10:07 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    The Obama administration, increasingly alarmed by the spillover effects of Europe’s financial crisis, has begun an intensive lobbying campaign to persuade Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany to ramp up efforts to stem any contagion from the debt crisis in Greece, the NYT reports.

  • Europe Needs a Third of Banks to Disappear: Analyst Friday, 26 Aug 2011 | 10:58 AM ET

    The way to solve the euro zone banking crisis for the long-term is for a third of the industry to disappear, according to Ralph Silva, the research director at financial management consultant SRN.

  • As Beijing clamps down on credit, investment capital is now migrating away from banks and their controlled lending rates toward non-traditional private lenders whose clients are willing to pay exorbitant-interest rates. Caixin Media reports.

  • New GLG Retail Fund to Steer Clear of Financials Wednesday, 13 Jul 2011 | 7:34 AM ET
    Traders work in the ten-year U.S. Treasury Note options pit at the Chicago Board of Trade in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

    Hedge fund firm GLG Partners’ recently-launched European Equity Alternative Fund will steer clear of financial services, Pierre Lagrange, partner and co-founder at GLG told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • Pace of US Layoffs Lowest Since 2000: Challenger Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 7:30 AM ET
    Unemployment line

    Planned job cuts rose to 41,432 jobs in June, an 11.6 percent increase on May, but the overall pace of downsizing is at the lowest level for 11 years, according to the monthly jobs report by Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

  • From Monaco: What Are Fund Managers Buying? Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 | 4:35 AM ET
    Mutual Funds

    When the going gets tough, the tough...err... head to Monaco. The world's largest fund managers headed to Monaco Tuesday to discuss the issues closest to their hearts.

  • Bigger Capital Requirements Could Slow Down Profits Sunday, 26 Jun 2011 | 4:51 PM ET

    Investors should prepare themselves for smaller profit margins as banks stash away more capital to avoid another global financial crisis, the world's major central bankers cautioned.

  • CEO Dads and Their Executive Kids Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 4:43 PM ET
    For many dads, the greatest Father's Day gift imaginable is the sight of a son or daughter working beside him in the family business. It offers the same satisfaction as helping a child get a leg up in life, bit it also offers the tempting possibility of the family business surviving after dad retires. This holds true whether the business is a feed store, a bait and tackle shop, or a multinational conglomerate.Click ahead and see the CEO dads whose kids hold executive positions in their companies

    For many dads, the greatest Father's Day gift imaginable is the sight of a son or daughter working beside him in the family business. Here are some CEO dads whose kids hold executive positions in their companies.

  • Pulse of the Retail Investor     Thursday, 9 Jun 2011 | 10:02 AM ET

    A view of the retail investor from the front lines of the financial services industry, with Fredric Tomczyk, TD Ameritrade president/CEO.

  • For individual investors, who have long favored bank stocks as a source of dividends and at least the promise of stability, their recent performance has been a big disappointment. And few experts expect a turnaround anytime soon. The New York Times reports.

  • Europe Warns US to Speed Up Bank Reform Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 4:41 AM ET

    The European Union’s top financial regulator has warned the Obama administration that it must speed up and toughen its new banking rules in order to prevent American banks from having unfair advantages over their European counterparts. The FT reports.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Tuesday's "Squawk on the Street."

  • Is the XLF Sending a Signal? Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011 | 3:10 PM ET

    The financial sector has failed to keep up with the broader market's rally off the mid-March lows, and that means something has to give, according to Carter Worth, Oppenheimer Asset Management's chief technician.

  • Probe Launched Into Prudential’s Failed AIA Bid Wednesday, 20 Apr 2011 | 11:22 PM ET

    An investigation is under way into the handling of Prudential’s $35 billion aborted bid for Asian life assurer AIA, according to people familiar with the matter. The FT reports.

  • A top Justice Department official says a sweeping guilty verdict in a Florida mortgage fraud case adds another face to the financial crisis.

  • Madoff Seeks to Spread Blame for Fraud Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 1:56 AM ET
    Bernie Madoff

    Bernard Madoff has sought to spread blame for his $65 billion Ponzi scheme to banks, regulators and some of his oldest business associates in a rambling jailhouse interview with the Financial Times.

  • Commerzbank Wants to Break Free From Government Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 3:35 AM ET
    Reichstag Parliment building, Berlin, Germany

    Commerzbank on Wednesday presented a plan to repay 14.3 billion euros ($20.3 billion) of the 16.2 billion euros of state aid by June.

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