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The 5 Best-Paid Hedge Fund Managers (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

We heard a lot about CEO pay when Wall Street firms doled out their annual bonuses earlier this year. Of course, any bonus at all could be interpreted...

John Paulson Bullish On Housing, BofA

Reuters | Svea Herbst-Bayliss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Paulson's New York-based Paulson & Co raised its holdings in Bank of America (BAC.N), already one of his top 10, by 11 percent to 167.8 million share...

The CDOs That Destroyed AIG: The Big Short Doesn't Quite Reveal What They Knew and When They Knew It

David Fiderer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Fiderer

It's been eighteen months since AIG collapsed, and Congress has yet to seriously focus on the most important questions: What did they know and when did they know it?

Goldman Sachs -- It's About Bonuses

David Dixon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
David Dixon

As a professional who spent nearly a decade in the fixed income division at Goldman Sachs in both New York and London, it pains me to watch the firm get dragged through the mud.

Michael Lewis' New Book, 'The Big Short,' Likley 'The Single Best Piece Of Financial Journalism Ever Written': Felix Salmon

The Big Short | Felix Salmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Michael Lewis' 'The Big Short,' Felix Salmon writes, "is not the story of the crisis, as the crisis is commonly understood." "Instead, Lewis has foun...

Michael Burry: The Unlikely Billionaire Investor In Michael Lewis's Latest Book

Huffington Post | Grace Kiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In his new book, "The Big Short" -- excerpted in the latest Vanity Fair -- Michael Lewis profiles the value investor who foresaw the mortgage meltdown...

Goldman's Role in Greek Crisis Is Proving Too Ugly to Ignore

Kevin Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Kevin Connor

Goldman Sachs appears to be testing the limits of its special talent for avoiding all accountability following revelations of its role in exacerbating the Greek debt crisis.

John Paulson's Real Estate Bet: Hedge Fund Billionaire To Buy

Reuters | Helen Chernikoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A real estate recovery fund backed by Paulson will, with court approval, be the first bidder on a portfolio of land assets up for auction from bankrup...

Citigroup: George Soros, John Paulson

bloomberg.com | Nikolaj Gammeltoft and Whitney Kisling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Feb. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Firms run by John Paulson, Eric Mindich and George Soros purchased almost half a billion shares in Citigroup Inc. last quarter ...

What Is John Paulson doing in Greece?

Kevin Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Kevin Connor

Hedge fund king John Paulson's role alongside Goldman Sachs in the Greek debt crisis deserves far more scrutiny.

Why All The Hate Towards Goldman Sachs?

James Altucher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James Altucher

I get it. People are angry at Goldman Sachs. But anger, particularly when misplaced, is not going to bring the economy back. Instead, how about we focus on making some money? Let's buy some stocks and enjoy the holidays.

FDIC Strangely Resembling A Private Investor

Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. is looking for a few good business partners. The beleaguered federal agency, hammered by this year's spate of ...

John Paulson's Incredible Year

newsweek.com | Daniel Gross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In a span of just three years, hedge-fund manager John Paulson went from practically unknown to practically unparalleled. After a series of smart bets...

The $20 Billion Gamble: The Greatest Coup in Financial History

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Blake Fleetwood

Paulson made his bets in late 2006 just as the sub-prime mortgage markets were starting to weaken. His timing was impeccable, as was his luck.

John Paulson, Hedge Fund Billionaire, Owns More Gold Than Many Countries (CHART)

econompicdata.blogspot.com | EconomPic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

n case you missed it... early last week The Reformed Broker detailed the incredible amount of gold that hedge funds (in this case Paulson & Co.) have ...

The Moral Compass Missing From The Greatest Trade Ever

David Fiderer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Fiderer

As much as anything, what killed Lehman was Dick Fuld's emasculation of the risk management function, which served as a moral compass.

John Paulson: The Hedge Funder Who Made Too Much

Portfolio | Gary Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In an era in which losers are universal and making a profit seems somehow shady, Paulson is the most conspicuous of Wall Street's winners. Paulson & C...

Hedge Fund Managers Tell Congress They See Need For Tighter Restrictions

NY Times | LOUISE STORY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Five prominent hedge fund managers testified Thursday before a House committee that they supported some additional regulation of their industry. The ...

Hedge Fund Managers See Billion-Dollar Paydays

New York Times | JENNY ANDERSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Hedge fund managers, those masters of a secretive, sometimes volatile financial universe, are making money on a scale that once seemed unimaginable, e...

Alan Greenspan Joins Hedge Fund

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Hedge fund manager John Paulson, who earned billions of dollars last year by betting against the housing market, said on Tuesday that former Federal R...