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  • Liquidnet's Trading Platform Gains Popularity     Wednesday, 19 Oct 2011 | 9:30 PM ET

    Seth Merrin, CEO of Liquidnet, says his firm is the world's biggest operator of institutional "dark" trading platforms.

  • Volatility Sparks Biggest Fund Exodus Since 2002 Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 2:40 PM ET

    Last week’s unprecedented market volatility caused investors to pull more money out of mutual funds than they did in the aftermath of the 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers as confusing gyrations trumped the outright fear seen during the financial crisis.

  • Risk Management Key in Financial Innovation: Report Monday, 27 Jun 2011 | 5:20 AM ET

    Investors have been disappointed by popular financial innovations, including portable alpha and structured products, and current innovations, including Exchange Traded Funds, could be storing up risks for the future, according to a new report by Principal Global Investors and Citi.

  • Helios Closes $900 Million Africa Fund Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 2:03 AM ET
    An Angolan woman shops in a market in Cabinda.

    Private equity firm Helios Investment Partners closed its second Africa-focused fund at $900 million on Monday, as fundraising for the world's most under-invested continent rebounds after the financial crisis.

  • Energy: Second Chance For Big Gains Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 1:59 PM ET

    The volatility switch has flipped in the energy sector, creating opportunities for investors ready to buy at increasingly attractive entry points in what may be a repeat of the 2008 mega-rally.

  • Assessing Asia’s A-List Markets Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 1:53 PM ET
    Traders sit at their desks at the Stock Exchange in Hong Kong.

    Investment flows turned against Asia-Pacific in the first quarter of this year, but the most promising markets look  poised for another wave of hot money in the second half of 2011.

  • Employment Picture Makes Things Cloudy for Investors Friday, 4 Mar 2011 | 11:50 AM ET
    NYSE Trader

    Maybe today’s nonfarm payrolls number will convince investors not to get their hopes up too high.

  • Goldman's Bungled Facebook Deal Irked Clients Thursday, 17 Feb 2011 | 10:46 AM ET
    Goldman Sachs

    The original private placement deal Goldman Sachs attempted for Facebook angered or annoyed many of the firm's wealth management clients.

  • US Equity Funds Finally Break 33-Week Hex Thursday, 30 Dec 2010 | 11:12 AM ET

    The long losing streak for US equity mutual funds is finally over, and it ended pretty much right on cue.

  • More IPOs Coming to Market: Deutsche Bank Exec Friday, 17 Sep 2010 | 1:54 PM ET

    "There is definitely a slow-down between the mid-part of August into labor day. But in the post labor day time frame there will be an acceleration of [IPO's] pricing—with two to three transactions priced next week," Brad Miller, global co-head equity syndicate desk, Deutsche Bank.

  • AIG Solicits Big Investors to Buy Stakes in Asian Unit Wednesday, 11 Aug 2010 | 6:50 PM ET
    Aig Headquarters

    AIG has approached some of the world’s biggest investors with a view to them taking stakes in AIA, the US insurer’s Asian operation, with strong interest from China, people familiar with the matter told the FT.

  • Five Things You Should Know About High-Speed Trading Wednesday, 19 May 2010 | 11:19 AM ET

    By most accounts, high-frequency trading (HFT) is behind half of all equities traded in the United States each and every day.  Here are five things investors should know about HFT.

  • 'Psychotic' Dow Swings Leave Europe Gun Shy Wednesday, 12 May 2010 | 5:44 AM ET
    New York Stock Exchange

    Last Thursday’s intraday volatility, which saw the Dow plummeting nearly 1000 points, has left European investors tentative about Wall Street, according to market participants.

  • Paulson Holds Second Conference Call with Investors Wednesday, 21 Apr 2010 | 5:26 PM ET
    John Alfred Paulson, president of Paulson & Co., Inc.

    For the second time this week, hedge fund manager John Paulson has held a conference calls with investors over his involvement in the Goldman Sachs case, CNBC has learned.

  • Forbes 'World's Richest' List Reveals Billionaire Rebound Wednesday, 10 Mar 2010 | 1:22 PM ET
    Forbes magazine

    The annual Forbes billionaire face-off is back. And this year the billionaires are back, too.  In 2009, a financial bloodbath slashed the assets of the world's wealthiest in half.  In 2010? A revival.

  • An Unwelcome Spotlight Falls on SAC Capital Wednesday, 16 Dec 2009 | 11:30 AM ET

    In the last two months, SAC Capital Advisors has turned into a $13 billion piñata.

  • Maxis to Raise $2 Billion in Malaysian IPO: Reports Tuesday, 6 Oct 2009 | 11:43 PM ET

    Maxis, Malaysia's biggest telecom firm plans to list on the stock market by mid-November, media reports said.

  • Bank of America Sued over Mutual Funds Friday, 18 Sep 2009 | 10:42 AM ET
    Bank of America

    It’s been four decades since the go-go years of the late 1960s, when hot mutual funds captured the imagination of investors by reporting performance that was too good to be true. It’s been so long that Bank of America seems to have forgotten what happened.

  • When Is an Index Fund Not an Index Fund? Friday, 19 Jun 2009 | 1:07 PM ET

    The coming transformation of ETFs into mutual funds.

  • Art Cashin: Be Wary of Rally's New 52-Week Lows Thursday, 4 Jun 2009 | 11:52 AM ET

    New U.S. jobless claims fell for a third straight week last week; productivity rose 1.6 percent. What does this herald for the stock markets? Art Cashin, UBS Financial Services director of floor operations, offered his insights to CNBC.