Stories tagged with Hedge Funds

Bruce Rauner’s billionaire backers

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 30, 2015 at 9:08am   |   0 Comments

Wealthy donors, from within the state and elsewhere, are transforming Illinois politics, the New York Times writes.

Hedge funders and charter schools

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 22, 2014 at 3:29pm   |   0 Comments

For all the attention paid to hedge funders’ connections to the charter school movement, few accounts actually name the hedge funders.

The resilience of Steven Cohen

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 5, 2013 at 8:59am   |   0 Comments

Few companies could survive a guilty plea to insider trading charges, a $1.2 billion penalty and a ban on handling outsiders’ money.

Hedge fund S.A.C. Advisors indicted for insider trading

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 25, 2013 at 11:01am   |   0 Comments

A federal grand jury has charged S.A.C. Capital Advisors, one of the nation’s largest hedge funds, with fraud related to insider trading.

Wall Street ♥ charter schools

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 5, 2013 at 9:37am   |   0 Comments

Call them cynical, but the widespread involvement of financial firms in the charter school movement raises suspicion among many public school advocates.

The most-connected hedge funders

By Laurie Bennett   |   February 28, 2013 at 7:36am   |   0 Comments

Top investors are known for focusing on money networks more than social networks.

Soros returning investor money

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 26, 2011 at 9:42am   |   0 Comments

Billionaire George Soros is ending a 40-year career of investing other people’s money.

Paulson makes $5B in one year

By A. James Memmott   |   January 31, 2011 at 9:32am   |   0 Comments

John A. Paulson’s investments in gold, banks, U.S. Treasury bonds and commodities were spectacularly successful in 2010.

Bear Stearns hedge fund case goes to jury

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 9, 2009 at 10:21am   |   0 Comments

Deliberations were scheduled to begin today in the trial of two former Bear Stearns hedge fund managers.

Tough times for Fortress Investment Group

By Gary Jacobson   |   July 21, 2008 at 7:08am   |   0 Comments

Short-term results “can and will be lumpy,” Fortress Investment Group CEO Wesley Edens told investors after the firm announced first-quarter results earlier this year. When does “lumpy” become something more serious?

Fugitive hedge fund manager Samuel Israel surrenders to police

By A. James Memmott   |   July 2, 2008 at 1:25pm   |   0 Comments

Samuel Israel III, the fugitive hedge fund manager, has come in from the cold.

Girlfriend arrested in disappearance of hedge fund manager Samuel Israel III

By A. James Memmott   |   June 20, 2008 at 10:54am   |   0 Comments

Looks like Samuel Israel III, the hedge fund manager convicted of fraud, may be alive and well and camping in a state park near you.

Cerberus: The public face of private investment

By Laurie Bennett   |   February 19, 2008 at 11:56am   |   0 Comments

Stephen Feinberg, the very private founder of Cerberus Capital Management, hates attention.

He even put it in writing.

Edwards invests in forecloser

By Muckety   |   August 17, 2007 at 8:46pm   |   1 Comments

John Edwards, the candidate who has stacked his campaign on fighting poverty, was embarrassed once again last week by John Edwards the multimillionaire.

Edwards, who declared his candidacy from the decimated Ninth Ward of New Orleans, and who has repeatedly criticized foreclosures on mortgages held by victims of Katrina, is a major investor in Fortress Investment Group, one of the companies foreclosing.

No mystery, Schumer loves N.Y.

By Laurie Bennett   |   August 1, 2007 at 8:53pm   |   0 Comments

Senator Charles Schumer, a Democrat from New York, has taken some heat for his split with his party over a plan to raise taxes in the hedge fund and private equity industries.

Some scratch their heads and wonder if the frequent crusader for the middle class is being overly influenced by political contributions from the buyout kings, who would see their personal taxes more than double under the plan.

But there really is no mystery. Schumer, a career politician and life-long New Yorker, is being true to his city, where many of the buyout firms are based.

SEC chairman defends record

By Muckety   |   June 27, 2007 at 4:55pm   |   0 Comments

Does the Securities and Exchange Commission favor business over investors?

Absolutely not, says chairman Chairman Christopher Cox, a former free-market Republican congressman.

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