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How Hedge Funds Will Profit from School Privatization

Alan Singer | Posted 12.26.2016 | Education
Alan Singer

In the News: A number of news items in recent weeks show how powerful money-brokers work inside and outside the law in their war on public education i...

Platinum Partners turns to brass

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 12.19.2016 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

U.S. Attorney Robert Capers points to a chart as he details charges in an indictment against Platinum Partners hedge fund chief investment officer Mar...

This Hedge Fund Billionaire Is The Biggest Winner In Trump's Victory

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.13.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― To the victor belong the spoils. President-elect Donald Trump may have won election with the support of white working class and rural v...

Massachusetts Is Ground Zero In Battle Over Charter Schools

Alan Singer | Posted 10.13.2016 | Education
Alan Singer

Pro-public school voters must mobilize to stop the charter expansion campaign funded by outside "dark money" that threatens the future of public education in Massachusetts.

The Big Problem With TPP's Super Court That We're Not Talking About

The Huffington Post | David Dayen | Posted 08.29.2016 | Politics

A secretive super-court system called ISDS is threatening to blow up President Barack Obama’s highest foreign policy priority. Investor-state disput...

How Short-Term Activists Create Long-Term Value

Alex Edmans | Posted 08.24.2016 | Business
Alex Edmans

Activist hedge funds are often seen as the epitome of all that's wrong with capitalism. They cut investment, fire employees, and break contracts to boost the short-term stock price, and cash out before the long-term value destruction comes to light.

How Antonio Weiss Brokered The Only Major Economic Policy To Pass Congress This Year

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 08.24.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― In 2015, as talk began to circulate on Capitol Hill of crafting legislation to help Puerto Rico manage its billions in debt, a hedge fu...

The Political Rhetoric Against Hedge Fund Managers Is Unjust

John I. Sanders | Posted 08.18.2016 | Business
John I. Sanders

I, like many of you, am outraged by the rhetoric of the leading presidential candidates. What's probably unusual about my outrage is that it stems from the maligning of hedge fund managers.

Trump’s Economic Team Is 38 Percent Steves, 60 Percent Free Trade Proponents

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 08.05.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Donald Trump announced a 13-member economic advisory team on Friday and the list is … well, it’s a lot of rich guys, five of whom a...

The Stars of Equity Hope Movie Smashes Money Taboo for Women

Laura Goldman | Posted 08.02.2016 | Entertainment
Laura Goldman

The slogan for the movie, "Equity", which was a Sundance favorite, is a variation of the Gordon Gekko mantra-"Money is Good". The film, directed by Me...

Clinton And Wall Street: What's The Deal, Really?

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

If Clinton was bought by investment bankers, hedge fund managers and the like, we'd expect to see them donating in large numbers to her campaign committee; even though individual contributions to that account are limited to $2,700 for the primary and another $2,700 for the general election, they are a good measure of which parts of the economy are really drawn to a candidate.

Art, Instagram, And Investments With Ashley Longshore

Madelaine D'Angelo | Posted 07.12.2016 | Arts
Madelaine D'Angelo

Ashley Longshore, a New Orleans-based artist and Instagram sensation, has made international headlines for utilizing Instagram to gain direct access t...

It's Just Like the Stock Market! - Notes From a Dive Bar

Alan Black | Posted 07.11.2016 | San Francisco
Alan Black

Tonight's bartending is like the stock market. From the opening bell, I'm bullish on cheery bonhomie. Financials are rewarded, the tip jar stuffed wi...

The Senate Is About To Anger Vulture Funds And Help Puerto Rico

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 06.30.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With two days left before Puerto Rico defaults on a sizable portion of a $2 billion debt payment, the Senate on Wednesday passed legisla...

Prominent Charter School Supporter Raising Money For Trump

Alan Singer | Posted 06.20.2016 | Education
Alan Singer

It is amazing how the wealthy use the "market" to grow richer at everyone else's expense, send their children to expensive private schools, and then blame public schools for the problems of the world.

A Hedge Fund House Divided: Renaissance Technologies

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 06.07.2016 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

If Simons and Mercer are in accord on any policy matters, they're probably few -- and are likely to be ones that affect Renaissance. The firm itself, after all, has spent millions of dollars lobbying Congress to change how the tax code treats hedge funds and their managers.

Federal Reserve Eyes Summer Rate Hike

Anthony Scaramucci | Posted 05.24.2016 | Business
Anthony Scaramucci

The odds still favor a rate hike at or before the July 26 meeting.

Hedge Funds Launch New Lobbying Effort To Protect Their Power

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.23.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Billionaire activist investors are joining forces to raid Congress for more power. According to a Wall Street Journal report, hedge fund...

Paul Ryan: #ConservativeFail

Kristofer Harrison | Posted 05.18.2016 | Politics
Kristofer Harrison

What, pray tell, is House Speaker Paul Ryan thinking? He is working like a beaver to bail out Puerto Rico's banana republic fiscal situation and manipulating the bailout on behalf of a handful of corrupt, Romney-donor hedge funds.

Hedge Fund Megadonors Profit From Offshore Opportunities

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

On the list of the largest U.S. companies by market value, those in the $30 billion to $45 billion range are household names: Capital One Financial, DirecTV, Phillips 66, Yahoo.

What Should Bernie Do?

David Morris | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics
David Morris

Bernie should continue to educate America. He needs to stay in not only to gather more delegates, but also to magnetize more young people to the possibilities of politics.

6 Things Warren Buffett Said This Week That You Should Know

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.06.2016 | Business
GOBankingRates

By Morgan Quinn, Contributor This was a big week for Warren Buffett. At what is known as the "Woodstock for capitalists," nearly 40,000 Berkshire Ha...

Donald Trump Is Mysteriously Quiet On Hedge Funds All Of A Sudden

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 04.19.2016 | Business

NEW YORK -- Donald Trump was full of bluster and vitriol when he talked about the financial industry eight months ago. He accused hedge funds of using...

Who Should Call the Plays at Yahoo!?

Lance Salyers | Posted 03.28.2016 | Business
Lance Salyers

color me extremely skeptical that the coup being instituted by the spreadsheet jockeys at a New York investment firm will cure what ails Yahoo!.

What Behavioural Finance, Fintech, Banking, Asset Management, Hedge Funds and other Financial Institutions Should Have in Common With Anna Wintour?

Ella Thuiner | Posted 03.23.2016 | Women
Ella Thuiner

I am a supporter of COLAIE. COLAIE stands for "Circle of Local Ambitious Innovative Entrepreneurs". With many supporters, financial institutions, inve...