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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 08.27.2014 | 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 ...

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 ...

SEC Files Charges Against Billionaire Hedge-Fund Manager

AP | MARCY GORDON | Posted 09.18.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Securities and Exchange Commission leveled its most direct shot against billionaire hedge-fund manager Steven A. Cohen on Frida...

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.

Peregrine Financial CEO Left Suicide Note 'That Caused Alarm'

AP | DANIEL WAGNER and JIM SUHR | Posted 09.09.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — Employees of an Iowa-based brokerage firm that has been unable to account for $220 million in customer money found their boss in hi...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

At Citi, 'Disappointing And Unacceptable' Revenue May Mean More Layoffs

Reuters | Posted 03.26.2012 | Business

Jan 25 (Reuters) - Citigroup Inc said it may make further cuts in its securities and banking unit in 2012 if revenue does not pick u...

The Voices of Occupy's March Against the Millionaires

Daniel Medina | Posted 12.28.2011 | New York
Daniel Medina

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Why We Should Learn From History

Saftar Sarwar | Posted 09.18.2011 | Business
Saftar Sarwar

We have regional economic differences never mind cross-country divergences of economic growth, inflation, unemployment and so forth. Why should the Eurozone be any different?

World's Richest, Strangest Hedge Fund

New Yorker | John Cassidy | Posted 09.18.2011 | Business

Ray Dalio, the sixty-one-year-old founder of Bridgewater Associates, the world’s biggest hedge fund, is tall and somewhat gaunt, with an expressive,...

Hedge Funders Create Group To Back Chris Christie's Controversial Ed Reforms

nj.com | Jerry McCrea/the Star | Posted 08.26.2011 | Education

TRENTON -- A new political action group started by two New Jersey hedge-fund financiers aims to put money -- a lot of money -- behind an education ref...

Recent Report Claims U.S. Investors 'Grab Land' For Profit In Africa

Posted 08.09.2011 | Impact

A recent report claims wealthy U.S. and European investors are buying up large amounts of territory in Africa, without proper contracts, and in ways t...