Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010 | 5:21 PM ET

If Proxy Advisors Don't Really Matter, Why Do They Exist?

Posted By: John Carney
Earlier, I explained that the business of proxy advisors is rooted in regulations that make proxy voting complex and costly. It’s far better—from the point of an institutional investor—to pay an advisory firm to make recommendations. »Read more
  Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010 | 5:14 PM ET

The Buffett / Combs Trade

Posted By: Lori Spechler
What was the first thing that came to mind when you heard the name "Todd Combs"? »Read more
  Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010 | 5:06 PM ET

Bud Fox Trashes Plaza Hotel

Posted By: Ash Bennington
A roundup of the day's headlines. »Read more
  Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010 | 2:22 PM ET

'Shock and Awe' From the Fed Next Week?

Posted By: John Carney
If inflationary easing is already priced into market, what can the Fed do to prevent a 'sell on the news' reaction next week? »Read more
  Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010 | 11:36 AM ET

Watch Out for a Housing Head-Fake Later This Year

Posted By: John Carney
The recent moratoriums on foreclosures may produce some unexpected volatilityand unreliabilityin home price numbers. »Read more
  Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010 | 11:03 AM ET

Sheila Bair Says the Foreclosure Fiasco Requires a Global Solution

Posted By: John Carney
Right from the start we’ve been saying that the foreclosure fiasco is going to prompt government intervention to remedy the flaws and perhaps forgive certain types of fraudulent behavior by banks. Now it seems that Sheila Bair agrees. »Read more
  Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010 | 9:42 AM ET

Elliot Management and Silver Point's Awesome Delphi Play

Posted By: John Carney
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. »Read more
  Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010 | 9:17 AM ET

Donald Marron — Signs of Inflation are Already Here

Posted By: Lori Ann LaRocco
The markets face two pivotal events next week: the midterm Congressional elections and the two day Fed meeting. »Read more
  Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010 | 8:53 AM ET

Why You Should Be Worried About Proxy Advisory Firms

Posted By: John Carney
The market for proxy advisors has grown significantly in the past decade, enriching those who run proxy advisory firms. »Read more
  Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010 | 8:48 AM ET

5 Reasons Why Warren Buffet Is Wrong About Hedge Funds

Posted By: Ash Bennington
A roundup of the morning headlines. »Read more

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