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  Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 9:16 AM ET

Will Hedge Fund Registration Overwhelm the SEC?

Posted By: Lori Ann LaRocco
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Looks like another deadline of the Dodd-Frank Bill will come and go. This one is the much talked about July 21 hedge fund registration deadline.

SEC Associate Director Robert Plaze recently sent a letter to the President of the North American Securities Administrators Association Inc., saying "we expect the Commission will consider extending the date ... until the first quarter of 2012."

The letter said advisers with assets between $25 million and $100 million are likely to get a six-month grace period. So is the SEC playing nice with the hedge fund sector? Or are they simply unable to handle the workload? I decided to ask Tom Westle, Partner at Blank Rome LLP, who represents hedge funds, about this latest development.

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  Monday, 11 Apr 2011 | 4:25 PM ET

Wells Fargo, Warren Buffett, and the Secret to Running a Bar in NYC

Posted By: John Carney
  Monday, 11 Apr 2011 | 4:15 PM ET

Will New Private Capital Rules Hurt Venture Capital?

Posted By: John Carney
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Many venture capital investors I've spoken with are pleased with the news that the Securities and Exchange Commission may be loosening rules on capital raising by private companies.

But they should be careful. This change might wind up threatening the business model of venture capital firms.

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  Monday, 11 Apr 2011 | 2:05 PM ET

Everyone on Wall Street Agrees with Bill Gross: Short Treasuries

Posted By: John Carney
Bill Gross of PIMCO participates in a conference on the future of housing finance at the Treasury Department in Washington, DC.
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Bill Gross of PIMCO participates in a conference on the future of housing finance at the Treasury Department in Washington, DC.

It was hardly surprising to learn this morning that Pimco’s $235.9 billion flagship bond fund had gone net short Treasury bonds.

But I was surprised to learn in conversations how many people were convinced that this was exactly the right move—although some wonder if Pimco might be a bit early.

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  Monday, 11 Apr 2011 | 1:42 PM ET

Lynn Tilton: The Wildest Woman in American Business

Posted By: John Carney
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Lynn Tilton once sued Merrill Lynch for sexual harassment. Whatever Merrill paid—and it sure seems like they paid a hefty price—this has to be making their eyes pop out of their heads.

From New York Magazine :

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  Monday, 11 Apr 2011 | 1:40 PM ET

Earnings Look Strong Now, But Growth May Not Last

Posted By: Jeff Cox
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As investors prepare for the beginning of earnings season, two threats are lurking in the shadows: Toppy corporate profit margins and the threat to a consumer just showing signs of recovery.

Should either specter emerge from the dark it could cast a scary pall over how strong growth will be in coming quarters.

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  Monday, 11 Apr 2011 | 12:35 PM ET

The SEC Revives Profit-Flipping

Posted By: John Carney
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission seal hangs on the facade of its building in Washington, DC.
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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission seal hangs on the facade of its building in Washington, DC.

The news that the Securities and Exchange Commission is considering raising the 500-shareholder limit on non-public companies and relaxing the general solicitation rules on selling unregistered securities was a welcome surprise.

I had expected the SEC to react to Goldman Sachs offering of Facebook non-registered, private shares to go in the opposite direction: an immediate attempt to shut down or highly regulate the markets for non-registered securities.

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  Monday, 11 Apr 2011 | 10:49 AM ET

'Ring Fencing' UK Banks

Posted By: John Carney
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The report from the UKs Independent Commission on Banking overestimates the competency of regulators.

The commission said on Monday that the UK's biggest banks do not need to be broken up to reduce systemic risk. Instead, they should be forced to hold more capital and 'ring fence' retail units so they cannot be brought down if a bank's trading and investment units fail.

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  Monday, 11 Apr 2011 | 9:12 AM ET

Madoff Finds 'Love' Behind Bars, Wants to Teach Business Ethics

Posted By: Julia La Roche
  Monday, 11 Apr 2011 | 9:10 AM ET

Waking up With Nicole Lapin

Posted By: Nicole Lapin
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If I can figure out how to tie a tie this Monday morning, you, too, can get out of bed \(hopefully without finding a spider in your bathroom the size of a Buick\) and start the glorious week of earnings we have before us.

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