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Beginning Of The End For Swaggering Hedge Fund Billionaire?

Bruce Fein | Posted 11.20.2016 | Politics
Bruce Fein

Whom the Gods would destroy, they first make arrogant. William A. Ackman of Pershing Square Capital Management (PSCM), a billionaire hedge fund manag...

The Vultures' Vultures: How A New Hedge-Fund Strategy Is Corrupting Washington

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.16.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Take Robert Shapiro. A Harvard-trained political economist, Shapiro is the head of a consulting firm called Sonecon. That business card d...

The Beethoven of Mathematics

Nelson Saiers | Posted 04.20.2016 | Science
Nelson Saiers

Along with death and taxes, another certainty in life is math. In light of this, I hope to bring new meaning to April 15 as the birthday of Leonhard E...

Behavioral Finance, Clients and Fintech

Ella Thuiner | Posted 02.15.2017 | Business
Ella Thuiner

It is already known that humans are coping with a number of cognitive biases when making a decision or searching for a solution. After going through the list of all known human biases, the recognition of human's illusion of control becomes strong.

Innovation in Hedge Fund's Due Diligence

Ella Thuiner | Posted 01.10.2017 | Business
Ella Thuiner

It looks like banking and technology are coming from different planets and consequently do not speak a common language. Small financial institutions l...

Friday Talking Points -- Is That Your Final Answer, Jeb?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.15.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Jeb Bush, in case you haven't heard, spent the entire week coming up with a believable answer to one question After watching Bush twist in the wind this week, we can't help but wonder if the 2016 Republican nomination race is going to closely resemble the 2008 Democratic nomination fight.

IL Governor Rauner's Pal Made $625,000 Per Hour Last Year and Then Gave $10 Million to Rauner Campaign to Attack Unions and Cut Worker Pay

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.06.2016 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The New York Times reported yesterday that Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner's chief political backer, Ken Griffin, made $1.3 billion last year as manager of the hedge fund Citadel Capital. Griffin made as much personally as 26,000 average Americans making the median wage.

5 Things High Net Worth Individuals Need To Know About Medical Marijuana

April Rudin | Posted 02.02.2015 | Business
April Rudin

This is a development to watch - and one with many upside opportunities. But right now it feels like a green rush, so be careful you don't get caught up in the weeds.

Largest Pension Fund In America Gives Hedge Funds The Boot

Bloomberg | Posted 09.15.2014 | Business

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System plans to divest the entire $4 billion that it has with hedge funds, saying they’re too expensiv...

All Singing, All Dancing, All Dynamic Pricing: The New Broadway Musical Season

Barry Singer | Posted 10.27.2014 | Arts
Barry Singer

The best musicals are priceless. No musical, however, is worth $299 -- the going rate for a premium seat at too many Broadway musical box offices today.

Watchdog To Go After Hedge Funds

Reuters | Posted 06.07.2014 | Business

By Greg Roumeliotis and Sarah N. Lynch NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, April 7 (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has ...

Senator Calls For Probe Into Marketing Company

Reuters | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

By Svea Herbst-Bayliss BOSTON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Massachusetts Senator Edward Markey is asking for information about the business pra...

Report: Hedge Fund Facing $1 Billion Penalty

Reuters | Posted 10.17.2013 | Business

NEW YORK, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Steven A. Cohen's SAC Capital Advisors and U.S. prosecutors have agreed in principle on a penalty of at least $1 billion ...

It's Not Only JPMorgan

Reuters | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business

Aug 29 (Reuters) - U.S. authorities are seeking information from several banks and hedge funds on their hiring practices, focusing on the hiring of ...

World's Grossest Frat Bro Starting Hedge Fund With Dad's Money

The Huffington Post | Peter Finocchiaro | Posted 08.06.2013 | Business

For every season, a colorfully offensive frat email. Over the weekend, Jezebel published what would loosely be described as a job listing, which a ...

Change Our Story: How Much Is Enough?

Peter Buffett | Posted 08.12.2013 | Business
Peter Buffett

I keep coming back to the question, "how much is enough?" Now you may think that's a pretty ironic question coming from the son of one of the richest people in the world. But actually, it might just make me an expert on the subject.

How to Avoid a Charmed Life

Michael Sigman | Posted 06.05.2013 | Comedy
Michael Sigman

If you think you have it all and only blue skies await, you may want to consider these warning signs of impending discharmament.

Power Meditation and Business: Redefining 'Success'

Vivian Norris | Posted 03.27.2013 | Business
Vivian Norris

Failure, competition, and ultimately business is all about human experience. Power meditation can be done daily in 15-20 minutes, and goes beyond mindfulness into actually boosting self-esteem and effectiveness.

Cerberus Collected Ex-Government Opportunists

Robert Scheer | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics
Robert Scheer

How fitting that Dan Quayle, a bumbling excuse for a vice president of the United States, should end up as a top executive of a $20 billion private equity firm mired in controversy.

Software Company's Share Prices Jump After Big Offer

Reuters | Posted 02.16.2013 | Detroit

* Offers $11/shr at 15.4 pct premium to Friday close * Compuware says will review proposal * Shares up 13 pct ...

Is Harvard Just A Giant Hedge Fund?

The American Conservative | Russell Kirk | Posted 02.09.2013 | College

From its 1636 foundation Harvard had always ranked as America's oldest and most prestigious college, even as it gradually grew in size and academic qu...

Arbitrage the Movie With a Tip of the Hat to Machiavelli, the Philosopher

Tom Alderman | Posted 11.24.2012 | Entertainment
Tom Alderman

What makes this new movie so very appealing is that it dramatically reminds us the conduct code we're all taught in school and in Disney movies is more aspirational than reality.

Wall Street's Arrogance Led To Financial Collapse, Documents Show

Bloomberg View | William D. Cohan | Posted 05.07.2012 | Business

Bloomberg View: If one wants to understand the full complicity of Wall Street in the Great Recession, look no further than the voluminous package ...

Book Review: The Little Book of Hedge Funds

Rob Taub | Posted 06.23.2012 | Books
Rob Taub

Anthony Scaramucci has written The Little Book of Hedge Funds, an entertaining and informative book without the typical Wall Street bombast.

Dan Froomkin

Dems Target Romney's Tax Loophole | Dan Froomkin | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A tax dodge that millionaire hedge fund managers use to slash their income taxes could soon become a major election issue, as congressio...