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Bloomberg LINK'S Global Summits Expand to CEOs

James Grundvig | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
James Grundvig

Under the radar, under the cover of the financial crisis, at the very bottom of the stock market, a one-page memo circulated inside the Bloomberg building in midtown Manhattan.

Forget Advertising: Twitter's Data Has Huge Potential

Chris Camillo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Chris Camillo

As more companies across multiple industries rely on this data to understand their particular market and customers, the more power Twitter and other data-rich social networks will have to increase their licensing fees.

Hedge Funds and Pension Funds Are Oil and Water

Sean McElwee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

Many states have underfunded pensions, partially because to the financial crisis and partially because of politicians underfunding them. In order to increase returns and close that gap, more pension systems are turning to alternative investments in hedge funds.

Writing Steven Cohen's Epilogue

Adam Resnick | Posted 11.06.2013 | Business
Adam Resnick

For nearly a decade, SAC Capital Advisors has been on the radar of the federal government for alleged systemic insider trading. On Monday, United Sta...

Not Going Down Without A Fight

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

(Corrects fifth paragraph to show that the lower court dismissed only a portion of Black Diamond's breach of contract claim) By Josep...

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 ...

Short-Term Is Terminal

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Peter A. Georgescu

Our attention spans are on Miley Cyrus, not the precarious long-term health of, say, the bond market. If we don't wake up and change the way we run our companies and invest our capital, immediate gratifications are going be a dim memory.

How Mom and Pop Real Estate Investors Can Compete With the Wall Street Big Boys

Dean Graziosi | Posted 11.20.2013 | Business
Dean Graziosi

Unless you've just recently been rescued from decades stranded on a deserted island, you've heard of someone buying, fixing and flipping single family homes. It has long been the staple method for the everyday person to make money in real estate.

Obama, Summers and the Collapse of Trust

Jerome Karabel | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics
Jerome Karabel

Obama's choice of Summers as chair of the Fed would deal a devastating blow to what little is left of the public's faith that the government will serve the common good and not the ultra-rich. For Summers is the perfect symbol of the insider's game that now dominates Washington.

Dana Auslander: Is There a New Metric of Success on Wall Street?

Dana Auslander | Posted 10.27.2013 | Business
Dana Auslander

Money and power have always been the most prominent, and perhaps only, way Wall Street has ever valued success. But could integrity finally be playing a role in how titans value their self worth?

Kim Bhasin

George Soros Joins The J.C. Penney Fray

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bhasin | Posted 08.12.2013 | Business

Major J.C. Penney investor George Soros has decided to side with the company's chairman and its chief executive officer as they battle an activist inv...

Don't Blame SEC, They Were Left Out

Daniel P. Collins | Posted 09.29.2013 | Media
Daniel P. Collins

Matteson also pointed out that the JOBS Act requires the SEC to revise its rules within 90 days of enactment, which would be July 5, 2012. They were only late by a week -- and one year. Now you can begin to understand why Congress didn't consult with the SEC.

Gag Me With Lawrence Summers

Robert Scheer | Posted 09.28.2013 | Business
Robert Scheer

The idea that Barack Obama would still consider appointing Lawrence Summers to head the Federal Reserve rather than order an investigation into this former White House official's Wall Street payments mocks the president's claimed concern for the disappearing middle class.

Do Hedge Funds Really Need Viagra?

Daniel P. Collins | Posted 09.25.2013 | Business
Daniel P. Collins

What is being communicated is that these guys are not the studs producing strong returns many folks believe them to be but weak (limp) pretenders. Are they right or this just another case of the traditional business media protecting the traditional investment world?

Steve Cohen of SAC Capital Has Earned Insider Trading Charges

Daniel Dicker | Posted 09.23.2013 | Business
Daniel Dicker

There's little doubt in my mind that SAC Capital's Steve Cohen deserves a conviction. But will the SEC get one?

Mad Men Meets Wall Street -- Redux As Television Changes Everything for Mad Men and Hedge Funds

April Rudin | Posted 09.18.2013 | Business
April Rudin

Hedge funds have an opportunity to be transparent and describe their core values, investment strategies and much more than just "track record." But, I'd argue that the biggest challenge facing the hedge fund industry with respect to the JOBS Act is that they can no longer hide.

Equity Crowdfunding and Advertising: Be Careful What You Wish For

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 09.15.2013 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

It is official -- on July 10th, 2013 the Security and Exchange Commission (S.E.C.) lifted the ban for private offering advertising. This means that on...

Upside-down Bash on Index Investing

Dan Solin | Posted 08.25.2013 | Business
Dan Solin

Certainly, the obscene fees charged by these funds create a drag on performance, but is Mr. Zhang really arguing that fees cause such a large gap? And if so, shouldn't that be a different big red flag for investing in these vehicles?

The Wall Street-Washington Infection

Les Leopold | Posted 08.20.2013 | Business
Les Leopold

The more that insider government trading and job swapping spreads, the more the public will detest the ties between Wall Street and Washington.

Building a More Trustworthy Financial Industry That Better Serves Society

John D. Rogers | Posted 08.19.2013 | Business
John D. Rogers

Markets around the world are beginning to recover from the financial crisis, for which we can all be thankful, but now is not the time to count our bonuses and pat ourselves on the back.

Coming Soon: Another London Whale Shocker?

Dimitri B. Papadimitriou | Posted 08.18.2013 | Business
Dimitri B. Papadimitriou

Did the London Whale revelations result in protections for bank customers -- and their federal insurers -- from this kind of gambling?

Japanese Stocks Plunge More Than 6 Percent

Reuters | Posted 08.12.2013 | Business

TOKYO, June 13 (Reuters) - The Nikkei average tumbled 6.4 percent on Thursday, hitting its lowest close since April 3 - the day before the Bank of J...

Well, That Was Ugly

D. Sidney Potter | Posted 06.12.2013 | Business
D. Sidney Potter

Better late than never, I suppose, but it looks like the long awaited real estate downturn has finally turned a corner. But just like it takes five miles for an airborne 747 passenger jet to turn around in mid-air, this elongated real estate recession seems to have a mind of its own -- and may not be over, technically speaking.

How Likely Is Carried Interest Reform?

Jeremy Scott | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics
Jeremy Scott

Carried interest reform will almost certainly be part of any major tax reform bill offered by Camp or Baucus. But it's also possible that even if tax reform efforts fail or stall, carried interest legislation could find its way into an extenders package or as a pay-for for deficit reduction or an extension of the debt limit.

How to Turn $10,000 Into $1,461,920? Find a Hedge Fund That Cheats

Les Leopold | Posted 07.30.2013 | Business
Les Leopold

How would you like to invest $10,000 and watch it grow over twenty years into $1,461,920? Well that's what happened at the giant hedge fund, SAC Capital Advisors, which made a 30 percent return for 20 years in a row.