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Hedge Fund Managers

Paul Blumenthal

Hedge Fund Execs Spent Big In New York Elections, Now Likely To Reap Their Reward

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A handful of hedge fund executives aiming to direct more taxpayer money to charter schools pooled their own vast resources to help elect...

Want To Make A Difference? Don't Be A Hedge Fund Manager

The Huffington Post | Gregory Beyer | Posted 11.24.2014 | Business

Long before the 2008 financial collapse, the American economic landscape had shifted, plunging the country into something of an identity crisis. Manuf...

Bartender Responds To Investment Manager's Ass Grab With Powerful Open Letter

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.18.2014 | Women

Today, bartender Laura Ramadei is thankful in an odd sort of way. She's thankful to the investment manager whose decision to fondle her fanny and make...

Mark Gongloff

Piketty Is Right: These Wealthy Men Make Billions For Basically Doing Nothing

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.06.2014 | Business

In the future foretold by French economist Thomas Piketty, the rich will keep getting richer by doing basically nothing, living off the income generat...

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 ...

Ten Examples of Welfare for the Rich and Corporations

Bill Quigley | Posted 03.16.2014 | Politics
Bill Quigley

Here are the top 10 examples of corporate welfare and welfare for the rich. There are actually thousands of tax breaks and subsidies for the rich and corporations provided by federal, state and local governments, but these 10 will give a taste.

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...

The Life Out Loud: Wall Street Health Warriors

MeiMei Fox | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

Hedge fund managers Nick Morris and Dan Gluck began obsessively investigating chia, reading whatever research they could find on its nutritional properties. They discovered that chia is an "off-the-charts superfood."

Let's End the Charade

Dan Solin | Posted 12.08.2013 | Business
Dan Solin

They drop poorly performing funds and select replacements with stellar recent track records. In making these choices, they often rely on the recommendation of their consultants, who dazzle them with charts and graphs supporting their selections. This ritual is repeated endlessly.

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...

'Impact Investing' Is New Hedge Fund Buzzword After Bangladesh Tragedy: Experts

Reuters | Posted 08.18.2013 | Impact

By Laurence Fletcher MONTE CARLO, June 18 (Reuters) - Hedge funds, once seen as a quick route to riches for managers a...

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.

Super-Rich Man Makes Extremely Offensive Comment About A 'Girl's Bosom'

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 05.24.2013 | Business

Ambitious ladies listen up: If you’d like to stay that way, never have a kid and if you do decide to have a baby, under no circumstances let that wa...

Mark Gongloff

Hedge Fund Managers Make Billions For Doing Terrible Work: Data

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.15.2013 | Business

Many of us suck at our jobs. But only a few people can get exorbitantly wealthy doing so. These elites are called hedge fund managers. Several of t...

Mark Gongloff

Hedge Funds Think Other Hedge Funds Are Cheating

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.04.2013 | Business

Most hedge funders will fan themselves angrily on their fainting couches, while dialing their lawyers, if you suggest they cheat to get ahead. At the ...

Do Hedge Funds Care? Yes, They Really Do!

April Rudin | Posted 05.17.2013 | Impact
April Rudin

Who better than professional money managers to raise and invest funds while applying the skills that make them successful in their day jobs to philanthropic initiatives?

An Open Letter to Rachel Fox

Dan Solin | Posted 04.28.2013 | Business
Dan Solin

I understand you get up at 6:30 a.m. to study the markets. What do you learn that is not already in the public domain and has been analyzed by millions of other investors all over the world?

Hedgzilla vs. Finothra

J.E. Fishman | Posted 04.22.2013 | Business
J.E. Fishman

Destroying civilization as we know it never figured into Hedgzilla and Finothra's plans. It's just that, you know, stuff happens. Did I really destroy your house with my giant tail? Golly. How about -- I know! -- a visit to the house in East Hampton for my larger-than-life friends.

A Lesson on the Perils of Stock Picking

Dan Solin | Posted 02.05.2013 | Business
Dan Solin

Instead of being attracted to those funds that dumped Apple, you would be better advised to attribute their decision more to luck than to skill. Your confidence should be shaken by the overwhelming majority of funds that got clobbered when Apple shares dropped in price.

How Leaders and Financiers Can Be "Really Safe"

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 03.25.2013 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

One of my hobbies is writing fiction. (I'm traditionally published in non-fiction.) My recent fiction debut was inspired by real events, specifically the Vatican Bank scandals and other scandals in the Catholic Church.

For Hedge Funds, It's All in the Game

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 02.21.2013 | Business
Howard Steven Friedman

There are few greater examples of the irrationality of investors than the world of hedge funds. In spite of the historically poor return on investment, money continues pouring into hedge funds.

Steven Cohen's Press Release on SAC's Alleged Insider Trading: I'm a Genius!

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 05.21.2013 | Comedy
Janet Tavakoli

How did I not know allegedly illegally obtained insider information was used by managers at my own fund? It's because I'm a genius. If you don't get it, it's because you're not a genius. But don't worry. I'll explain it to you later in this press release.

Stay Classy: Hedge Fund Manager Spent On Private Jet While Borrowing For Taxes

Bloomberg Businessweek | KATHERINE BURTON, SAIJEL KISHAN and JOSHUA GALLU | Posted 06.28.2012 | Business

In early 2009, hedge-fund manager Philip Falcone was living the life of a newly made billionaire. He had started extensive renovations on a $49 millio...