Topic: Hedge Fund Management

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  • The Reformed Broker The hedge fund mini-crisis

    The hedge fund industry may be just as overbuilt as the credit and housing markets were.

  • Mitt Romney draws more Wall Street donations than Obama

    Mitt Romney's six largest campaign donors in 2011 were from Wall Street. Romney got $1.8 million from Wall Street execs, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

  • Hedge funds: Did they trigger financial crisis?

    Hedge funds didn't cause the financial crisis. But new research suggests that when a few hedge funds figure out how to tell good securities from bad ones, they can trigger a systemic collapse.

  • The Reformed Broker Hedge funds get some heavy trimming

    Investors are yanking millions out of the hedge fund industry, fourth quarter data shows. The trend will continue unless hedge funds start performing more effectively.

  • Research in Motion stock hits 8-year low. BlackBerry users leaving.

    Research in Motion stock hits 8-year low. BlackBerry users leaving.

    Research in Motion stock falls after company delays arrival of new phones next year. But the real problem for Research in Motion stock: Loyal BlackBerry users are jumping to other smartphones.

  • The biggest stock market moments of 2011

    The Reformed Broker The biggest stock market moments of 2011

    A countdown of the market's ten defining moments of the year, from the eurozone crisis to the collapse of Bank of America.

  • Insider trading: Ex-Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta pleads not guilty

    Insider trading: Ex-Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta pleads not guilty

    Insider trading has been a target of both the Bush and Obama administrations. The case against Rajat Gupta, a former director of both Goldman Sachs and Procter & Gamble, is part of a major crackdown on insider trading.

  • Six ways the rich really do get richer

    Six ways the rich really do get richer

    “Class warfare:” Lately this old term has been taking on new life as political theater, a way to rebuke Wall Street protestors, and, predictably, fodder for Fox News. According to Google, in just the last month alone, 3,870 articles have been published containing these words. Another way to express the concept of rich vs. not-so-rich is the expression, “The rich get richer and the poor get poorer.” It’s been around for a long time: According to Wikipedia, William Henry Harrison went there in 1840: “I believe and I say it is true Democratic feeling, that all the measures of the government are directed to the purpose of making the rich richer and the poor poorer.” I’m not going to take a stand on either side of the “class warfare” debate by saying that the rich do or don’t take unfair advantage of the rest of society. This is America, where we all have the potential to become rich. But I will say this unequivocally: The rich do get richer, or at least have the potential to. Let’s count the ways:

  • $1M not equal to $250K

    On the Economy $1M not equal to $250K

    To switch the tax hike cutoff to $1 million,from the previous $250,000 cutoff of the Bush era, makes an already tight tax base too tight to raise the revenue we need

  • Volcker Rule proposed: Banks can't trade for own profit

    Volcker Rule proposed: Banks can't trade for own profit

    Volcker Rule unveiled Tuesday, but faces fierce lobbying from banks. Public has until Jan. 13 to comment on Volcker Rule.