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  • Paulson, Bernanke: What's said in Vegas stays in Vegas Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 8:59 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS May 6- Would you like to know whether sage investor and mammoth hedge fund manager John Paulson is bullish on stocks? The SkyBridge Alternatives Conference, known as SALT, attracts 1,800 investors who pay thousands of dollars apiece to attend the annual Las Vegas event. As the head of $20 billion firm Paulson& Co., Paulson's thoughts on the markets and...

  • Citadel's Kenneth Griffin, who launched his trading career from his Harvard dormitory in the 1980 s, topped the list with $1.3 billion, according to Institutional Investors' Alpha's 14th annual rankings. Renaissance Technologies founder James Simons came in second with $1.2 billion, and Bridgewater Associates' Ray Dalio placed third with $1.1 billion.

  • Citadel's Kenneth Griffin, who launched his trading career from his Harvard dormitory in the 1980 s, topped the list with $1.3 billion, according to Institutional Investors' Alpha's 14th annual rankings. Renaissance Technologies founder James Simons came in second with $1.2 billion, and Bridgewater Associates' Ray Dalio placed third with $1.1 billion.

  • Hedge fund machines cash in—again Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 12:46 PM ET
    Systematica Investments' CEO Leda Braga in their offices, Geneva, Switzerland last February.

    Hedge funds that catch macroeconomic trends using algorithms made a killing in the first quarter, besting other investing styles.

  • John Paulson's big comeback Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 2:27 PM ET
    John Paulson's big comeback

    CNBC's Kate Kelly reports on hedge fund manager John Paulson¿s 2015 performance. Some big gainers include Mallinckrodt, Align Technology, and Shire PLC.

  • Make your next billion ... in Greece? Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 2:06 PM ET
    People walk past an Alpha Bank branch in Athens, Greece.

    Greece is once again a bet reserved for the bravest of investors, including hedge funds Third Point, York, Greylock and Alden.

  • Here are the best hedge funds for 2015: Experts Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 12:53 PM ET
    Dan Loeb, founder and chief executive officer of Third Point.

    Hedge fund investors like Goldman Sachs, SkyBridge and GAM predict the best hedge fund strategies for the new year.

  • Look who's investing in Alibaba now Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 6:32 PM ET
    A trader at the NYSE during the Alibaba Group IPO opening.

    Some of America's biggest and most influential hedge funds are investing heavily in Chinese tech giant Alibaba.

  • Loeb, Paulson, others cash in on Alibaba Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 2:23 PM ET
    Viking Global Investors CEO Andreas Halvorsen arrives for a morning session during the Allen & Co. Media and Technology Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho

    After salivating at the Alibaba IPO, hedge fund managers lucky enough to buy in early are indeed getting a nice kick to their returns.

  • Great week to be a billionaire Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 12:49 PM ET
    Great week to be a billionaire

    Hedge fund billionaire John Paulson netted $1.3 billion on an M&A deal, and Carl Icahn and Bill Ackman are "trading places" on Herbalife, reports CNBC's Kate Kelly.

  • Paulson: Buying a house still best investment Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Billionaire money manager John Paulson still thinks buying a home to live in is the best investment possible.

  • Paulson nets huge windfall from Kodiak deal Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 1:25 PM ET
    John Paulson

    John Paulson correctly anticipated merger activity in the energy sector, making him one of the big winners of Whiting's purchase of Kodiak.

  • Paulson's $360 million payday Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 5:45 PM ET
    Paulson's $360 million payday

    CNBC's Kate Kelly takes a look inside John Paulson's playbook and his stakes in Whiting Petroleum and Kodiak Oil & Gas.

  • Kodiak got bought. Who else may be a target? Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 1:01 PM ET
    A gas flare is seen at an oil well near Williston, North Dakota.

    The $6 billion buyout of Kodiak Oil & Gas is renewing attention on energy firms in North Dakota's Bakken formation.

  • Delivering Alpha preview Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 10:24 AM ET
    Delivering Alpha preview

    CNBC's Kate Kelly reports which hedge fund titans and institutional investors are expected at this year's Delivering Alpha conference. U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will deliver the opening keynote.

  • A year of winners (and losers) post-'Alpha' Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 6:34 AM ET
    Leon Cooperman, Chairman and CEO of Omega Advisors

    Some of 2014's biggest winners are slated to share their next big ideas at this year's Delivering Alpha Conference.

  • A look at 5 hedge fund stars of the future Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 11:29 AM ET
    Joshua Birnbaum

    While you might not know their names now, you will. They are five hedge fund stars of the future as identified by Institutional Investor.

  • Best and worst predictions of the past 25 years Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 7:05 AM ET
    Nassim Taleb, author of "Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable"

    There have been some great forecasts and some awful ones over the past 25 years. Here is a look at some that shook the market.

  • Ho-hum hedge returns no problem for some investors Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Hedge funds have gotten a lot of bad publicity over the past few years, but most institutional investors couldn't care less.

  • Top earnings hedge fund managers Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 1:28 PM ET
    Top earnings hedge fund managers

    According to Institutional Investors' annual "rich list," the 25 highest paid hedge fund managers took home $21 billion in 2013. CNBC's Dominic Chu has the details.