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The Takeaway: The best (and worst) ETFs in every sector

July 31, 2013

Portfolio No change in Fed policy, in case you're working out of a cave today. Wait, but then you wouldn't be reading this either...  (Business Insider) If you really feel that this is a helpful exercize, feel free to read about what words...

SEC accuses Cohen of missing insider trading red flags

July 19, 2013

Steven A. Cohen, the billionaire founder of hedge-fund firm SAC Capital Advisors LP, was accused by U.S. regulators of failing to supervise two employees facing criminal charges that they illegally traded stocks based on confidential information....

Hedge funds sitting on record amount of capital

July 18, 2013

Roaring stock markets and rising concerns over the Federal Reserve's five-year quantitative-easing program is playing right into the hands of the hedge fund industry, which now sits on a record $2.4 trillion. “It's not at all surprising that...

Reg D advertising for public gets OK

July 14, 2013

The Securities and Exchange Commission approved a rule last week that will allow advertising for private-placement securities offerings. In a 4-1 vote, the SEC opened the door for private-equity and hedge funds, as well as brokers selling unregistered...

Paulson sticks to guns on gold

July 14, 2013

John Paulson, the billionaire hedge fund manager seeking to rebound from losses tied to bullion, posted a 23% decline in his PFR Gold Fund last month, according to a letter to investors. The drop brought losses in the strategy, formerly known...

What's so bad about hedge fund advertising, anyway?

July 12, 2013

Earlier this week when the Securities and Exchange Commission voted in favor of lifting a 70-year ban on hedge fund advertising, there was a slight buzz in the wonkiest corners of the financial world. Beyond that, the news seemed to quickly...

Hedge liquidity debated

June 9, 2013

Hedge funds are champing at the bit to bring their strategies to the masses, but there are concerns about how well they would perform during a crisis. “How big can these markets get, and how much can they absorb, is going to be a challenge,”...

Liquidity could be a problem for liquid alts

June 4, 2013

Hedge funds are champing at the bit to bring their strategies to the masses, but there are concerns over how well they'd perform in a crisis. “How big can these markets get, and how much can they absorb, is going to be a challenge,” Girish...

ETF follows famous hedgies' lead

May 26, 2013

Investor fascination with hedge funds has been on full display for the past two weeks in response to managers' filing their quarterly holding reports, known as 13Fs. Everyone wants to know what David Einhorn, John Paulson and David Tepper are...

Do hedge funds deliver?

April 23, 2013

I love meeting with clients. Sharing insights and engaging in lively dialogue about their fears, concerns, wants and needs, our ideas and strategies, and the ever-evolving capital markets… what's not to love? Well, maybe one thing. Downtime...

Size matters: Gundlach says DoubleLine will cap assets around $100 billion

April 12, 2013

Jeffrey Gundlach may be one of the biggest stars in money management today, but he plans to keep the size of his firm in check. Mr. Gundlach doesn't see DoubleLine Capital LLC, the asset management firm he founded in 2009, growing to more than...

Senior manager at SAC Capital indicted for fraud

March 29, 2013

SAC Capital Advisors LP fund manager Michael Steinberg was indicted by a federal grand jury on five counts of conspiracy and securities fraud as the U.S. government's wide-ranging probe of insider trading at the $15 billion firm got one step...

SEC charges Belesis, hedge fund manager with fraud

March 22, 2013

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged Anastasios “Tommy” Belesis, owner of independent broker-dealer John Thomas Financial, and a Houston-based hedge fund manager for together defrauding investors. The regulator said it found...

Google the new Apple of big investors' eyes

March 7, 2013

Google Inc. was the favorite stock of both mutual fund and hedge fund managers at the end of last year, replacing Apple Inc., according to research from FactSet Research Systems Inc. and Citigroup Inc. The king of Internet search was among the...

Volatile markets call for flexibility

March 3, 2013

Economic and political uncertainty continues to drive volatility, leading investors to search for strategies that can provide a smoother ride — one that attempts to build and preserve capital. The current macroeconomic environment is a struggle...

Hedge funds benefit insiders only

February 3, 2013

The following is an excerpt from “The Hedge Fund Mirage: The Illusion of Big Money and Why It's Too Good to be True,” by Simon Lack (John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2012). Why can less be more with hedge funds? Broadly speaking, inves-tors have...

A fourth asset class? Investors are piling in

January 13, 2013

If asset flows can be trusted as a guide, the appetite among financial advisers for hedged-equity exposure is reaching a fever pitch, and that suggests plenty about the growing unease in the financial markets. Exhibit A is the $7 billion Gateway...

What exactly are managed futures?

December 9, 2012

In my many conversations with investment professionals about asset allocation, I usually refer to managed-futures investing as participating in a distinct asset class. I'm corrected occasionally with the comment: “Managed futures is an investment...

Finra on to B-Ds that sold VAs with hedge funds

December 9, 2012

Finra is investigating half a dozen independent broker-dealers that sold variable annuities with subaccounts invested in hedge funds, resulting in $18 million in client losses during the credit crisis. H. Naill Falls Jr., a plaintiff's attorney...

Damn the torpedoes, Guggenheim launches hedge fund platform for RIAs

November 14, 2012

Guggenheim Investment Advisory today launched a hedge fund platform for independent registered investment advisers. “We've got a strong legacy of providing alternatives to ultrahigh-net-worth and institutional clients, and we're bringing that...

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