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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...

Testy Tuesday - S&P 2,000 & Nikkei 17,000 Yet Again

Phil Davis | Posted 03.15.2016 | Business
Phil Davis

Unchanged! That was the monetary indecision by the Bank of Japan early this morning and the Dow Futures (/YM) are down 130 points from their hig...

Hillary's Wall Street-Friendly Economic Plan Costs Her Michigan

Les Leopold | Posted 03.09.2016 | Politics
Les Leopold

Team Hillary wants to sound tough on corporate bad actors, while providing tax breaks to most of the private sector. She wants to rein in Wall Street's risky behavior, without damaging its financial strip-mining operation.

Financial Reform Is Working

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 03.07.2016 | Business
Dennis M. Kelleher

The critics of the financial reform Dodd-Frank Act are fond of saying that it doesn't work -- some going so far as to say that the financial system is just as much at risk as it was in 2008, if not even more so.

Are Activists Good or Bad for Investors? Author Jeff Gramm on His New Book, Dear Chairman

Nell Minow | Posted 03.01.2016 | Business
Nell Minow

In the interest of General Motors, you are going to have to stop treating me as a problem and accept me as --A large stockholder --An active board m...

This Is The Biggest Difference Between Hillary And Bernie

Les Leopold | Posted 03.02.2016 | Politics
Les Leopold

Why did Hillary take $11,000,000 in speaking fees during 2013-14? Because she believes there's nothing fundamentally wrong with the process of runaway inequality.

Banking, Biases and Mindfulness

Ella Thuiner | Posted 02.23.2016 | Business
Ella Thuiner

Biases lead experts and clients to make decisions which cause financial losses. An interesting question worth exploring is if there are any biases incorporated in internal guidelines, as day-to-day banking does not account for biases.

Tuck School Professor Writes Playbook on Developing Talent

Lisa Chau | Posted 02.22.2016 | Business
Lisa Chau

I've known and admired Professor Sydney Finkelstein since I met him in 2009, read his #1 bestselling book, Why Smart Executives Fail, and sat in one of his executive education classes.

Have Activist Investors Finally Lost Their Luster?

Bill George | Posted 02.19.2016 | Business
Bill George

Trust is the foundation of American capitalism. Unfortunately, many activist investors have damaged that faith. The staying power of activists will depend on whether they are able to regain our confidence through sustained financial performance, heightened innovation, and greater long-term investments, not just immediate gains.

Hillary Wasn't 'Offered' Those Speaking Fees. She Demanded Them

Les Leopold | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Les Leopold

Hillary is veering from the truth when she suggests her $225,000 per speech fee, paid three times by Goldman Sachs, was "what they offered." It was not what they offered -- it was what Team Hillary demanded.

Hedge Fund Billionaires And Untraceable Money Fill Rubio Super PAC Coffers

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.31.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Super-wealthy hedge fund managers were some of the biggest donors to Conservative Solutions PAC, the super PAC created by allies of Sen....