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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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Bridgewater: U.S. Public Pension Funds On Road To Ruin

Apr 16 2014 | 9:48am ET

American public pension funds are in bigger trouble than widely thought, according to the world's largest hedge-fund manager.

Klarman, Singer, Simons Dig Deep For Midterm Races

Apr 16 2014 | 9:47am ET

Dueling groups of deep-pocketed hedge fund managers are hoping to have an outsized impact on the U.S. congressional elections this year.

Paulson Opposes Neighboring Home One-Third The Size Of His

Apr 16 2014 | 9:45am ET

Hedge fund billionaire John Paulson owns a 15,000-square-foot home in tony Southampton, N.Y. But he thinks that a proposed home roughly one-third the size endangers the village's, well, tony-ness.

Hedge Funds Off To Worst Start Since 2008

Apr 16 2014 | 8:23am ET

We knew hedge funds weren't off to a stellar start in 2014, but according to data provider Preqin, they're off to their worse start since 2008.

Franklin Square CEO Rings NYSE Bell As FSIC Lists

Apr 16 2014 | 8:02am ET

Michael Forman, CEO of Franklin Square Capital Partners, will ring the opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, marking the listing of the FS Investment Corp.

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."

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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…