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Study: Hedge Funds Pose Major Systemic Risk

Apr 15 2014 | 3:32pm ET

Hedge funds may indeed be too big to fail, a new study argues, and may have contributed significantly to the economic crisis that began in 2007.

Reint Gropp, in the latest issue of the San Francisco Fed Economic Letter, argues that hedge funds fueled the 2007-2009 crisis and are today an even bigger threat than banks.

 

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Loeb Says Sotheby's 'Misleads' About Results

Apr 15 2014 | 3:29pm ET

To the many epithets leveled by Third Point's Daniel Loeb at Sotheby's, add "liar."

Cheyne Eyes £300 Million For Social Impact Fund

Apr 15 2014 | 3:28pm ET

Cheyne Capital is set to launch a new hedge fund that aims to do good in two ways.

Connecticut Firm Sees Value In Classic Cars

Apr 15 2014 | 2:32pm ET

Greenwich, Conn.-based Classic Auto Funds is launching several investment partnerships using collectable classic cars as the hard asset.

Pomona Closes 8th PE Secondaries Fund At $1.75B

Apr 15 2014 | 2:04pm ET

Global private equity firm Pomona Capital beat its target and staged the final close of its eighth secondaries fund with commitments of $1.75 billion.

Eze Castle Integration Promotes Dean To Head Of UK Ops

Apr 15 2014 | 12:32pm ET

Technology provider Eze Castle Integration has promoted Dean Hill to executive director overseeing the firm's UK operations and international sales efforts.

Citadel High-Frequency Trading Fund Up 300% Since Debut

Apr 15 2014 | 12:25pm ET

Don't expect to find Michael Lewis' Flash Boys on Kenneth Griffin's list of favorite books from this year.

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Q&A: Tsai Capital Founder Sees Long-Term Opportunities In Emerging Markets

Apr 10 2014 | 9:48am ET

Christopher Tsai, whose $28 million long/short hedge fund is up 29% since inception in 2011, spoke to FINalternatives senior reporter Mary Campbell recently about his fund, his outlook on emerging markets and the influence his family has had on his investment approach.

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Publisher's Note

    Hedge Funds Care Gala Raises $2 Million For Charity

    Mar 10 2014 | 11:33am ET

    A huge thank you to all of the people who helped make last Thursday’s HFC NY Open Your Heart to the Children Benefit such a success. The charity gala raised nearly $2 million to prevent and treat child abuse in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Read more…